Category Archives: Ambient

Frizzell & Duque  ~ A Sorrow Unrequited

A Sorrow Unrequited is a short but gorgeous collaboration between Frizzell & Duque, comprised of five minimalist explorations of high-fidelity sound. Each piece begins with the statement of a simple melody, which repeats throughout as additional layers accumulate, slowly teasing

Frizzell & Duque  ~ A Sorrow Unrequited

A Sorrow Unrequited is a short but gorgeous collaboration between Frizzell & Duque, comprised of five minimalist explorations of high-fidelity sound. Each piece begins with the statement of a simple melody, which repeats throughout as additional layers accumulate, slowly teasing

Simon McCorry ~ And Where Are You Really From?

Simon McCorry‘s migration diptych becomes a trilogy with And Where Are You Really From?, which pushes beyond border issues into wider concepts. Louise van den Muyzenberg’s striking cover image makes the perfect entry point.  The figures are dotted yet complementary ~

Simon McCorry ~ And Where Are You Really From?

Simon McCorry‘s migration diptych becomes a trilogy with And Where Are You Really From?, which pushes beyond border issues into wider concepts. Louise van den Muyzenberg’s striking cover image makes the perfect entry point.  The figures are dotted yet complementary ~

Lighght ~ Holy Endings

From his auto-correct baiting name to his meme-tastic Twitter feed (currently named ‘the official account of the band autechre’), it’s obvious that Cork-based producer Lighght doesn’t take himself too seriously. Or rather, he takes making his music seriously, but everything

Lighght ~ Holy Endings

From his auto-correct baiting name to his meme-tastic Twitter feed (currently named ‘the official account of the band autechre’), it’s obvious that Cork-based producer Lighght doesn’t take himself too seriously. Or rather, he takes making his music seriously, but everything

Observatories ~ Flowers Bloom, Butterflies Come

Iikki Books specialise in creating dialogues between musicians and visual artists, a project which began in 2016 – this is the 14th edition. You can listen to the music, you can study the book of artworks; either together as a

Observatories ~ Flowers Bloom, Butterflies Come

Iikki Books specialise in creating dialogues between musicians and visual artists, a project which began in 2016 – this is the 14th edition. You can listen to the music, you can study the book of artworks; either together as a

Spring Music Preview 2021 ~ Ambient and Drone

Over the course of the week, we’ll be bringing you nearly 300 albums to peruse: the initial salvo of what will eventually be thousands of spring albums.  We do this because we are fans first, and reviewers second. Three times

Spring Music Preview 2021 ~ Ambient and Drone

Over the course of the week, we’ll be bringing you nearly 300 albums to peruse: the initial salvo of what will eventually be thousands of spring albums.  We do this because we are fans first, and reviewers second. Three times

Whettman Chelmets ~ For…

Whettman Chelmets has recorded some very dark music in the past, but For… is a beacon of light, with one of the warmest endings we’ve heard all year. While other pandemic-related sets concentrate on a single aspect ~ fear, isolation, quarantine ~ this

Whettman Chelmets ~ For…

Whettman Chelmets has recorded some very dark music in the past, but For… is a beacon of light, with one of the warmest endings we’ve heard all year. While other pandemic-related sets concentrate on a single aspect ~ fear, isolation, quarantine ~ this

Francisco Sonur ~ Morning Trials

Let’s start with the elephant in the room.  This album sounds a lot like Sigur Rós, specifically the band’s melodic mid-period.  But we like Sigur Rós, and the band has since deserted that sound, while Jónsi has gone vocal with a tendency toward

Francisco Sonur ~ Morning Trials

Let’s start with the elephant in the room.  This album sounds a lot like Sigur Rós, specifically the band’s melodic mid-period.  But we like Sigur Rós, and the band has since deserted that sound, while Jónsi has gone vocal with a tendency toward

Orla Wren ~ The Blind Deaf Stone

Sequestered deep in the Scottish countryside, Orla Wren composes wistful electroacoustic soundscapes that float through genres with the gracefulness of a roaming herd of cattle. His latest release, The Blind Deaf Stone, contains four longform tracks that shift through gracious

Orla Wren ~ The Blind Deaf Stone

Sequestered deep in the Scottish countryside, Orla Wren composes wistful electroacoustic soundscapes that float through genres with the gracefulness of a roaming herd of cattle. His latest release, The Blind Deaf Stone, contains four longform tracks that shift through gracious