Category Archives: Ambient

Visible Cloaks ~ Lex

The rainbow notes of Lex are as colourful as a bag of opened Skittles, spilling out vivid, strong-and-yet-gentle primary colours and inhabiting a sparklingly-clean, tidy space somewhere in the not-too-distant future. Somewhere around the year 2020, the music showers itself

Visible Cloaks ~ Lex

The rainbow notes of Lex are as colourful as a bag of opened Skittles, spilling out vivid, strong-and-yet-gentle primary colours and inhabiting a sparklingly-clean, tidy space somewhere in the not-too-distant future. Somewhere around the year 2020, the music showers itself

Stuzha ~ Siberian Sketches II

The door squeaks and opens; the raging blizzard fills the ears.  Stuzha slams the door and heads out with his acoustic guitar, trudging through the snow, his hands growing more frozen as he walks.  At a certain point, it’s too

Stuzha ~ Siberian Sketches II

The door squeaks and opens; the raging blizzard fills the ears.  Stuzha slams the door and heads out with his acoustic guitar, trudging through the snow, his hands growing more frozen as he walks.  At a certain point, it’s too

Slow Heart Music ~ This Body Is Not Me

When was the last time we moseyed through a dream without a worry—when not bushy-tailed prey dodging Id-fanged phantoms stomping, snorting, nipping at our heels—or drifted through a dream without a fancy—when not some hungry hunter foraging for elixirs (sweet

Slow Heart Music ~ This Body Is Not Me

When was the last time we moseyed through a dream without a worry—when not bushy-tailed prey dodging Id-fanged phantoms stomping, snorting, nipping at our heels—or drifted through a dream without a fancy—when not some hungry hunter foraging for elixirs (sweet

Norihito Suda ~ Light Snowfall

Is it time for snowfall yet?  The season’s first frost is predicted for this evening, and this album is playing in preparation.  The skies are already grey.  A hint of chill is in the air.  The radiators are beginning to

Norihito Suda ~ Light Snowfall

Is it time for snowfall yet?  The season’s first frost is predicted for this evening, and this album is playing in preparation.  The skies are already grey.  A hint of chill is in the air.  The radiators are beginning to

James Murray ~ Heavenly Waters

Water is a long standing theme in ambient music. From Michael Hoenig & Manuel Göttsching’s Early Water to William Basinski’s Water Music I & II, the concept of water—as an agent of movement and stasis—parallels that of the pure, fluid

James Murray ~ Heavenly Waters

Water is a long standing theme in ambient music. From Michael Hoenig & Manuel Göttsching’s Early Water to William Basinski’s Water Music I & II, the concept of water—as an agent of movement and stasis—parallels that of the pure, fluid

Secret Pyramid ~ Two Shadows Collide

Secret Pyramid‘s music is ocean-deep, and just like the blue, underwater kingdom, it remains an elusive and mysterious world, teeming with colossal textures and the shipwrecked debris of an old collision, which only registers as a faint smudge on the

Secret Pyramid ~ Two Shadows Collide

Secret Pyramid‘s music is ocean-deep, and just like the blue, underwater kingdom, it remains an elusive and mysterious world, teeming with colossal textures and the shipwrecked debris of an old collision, which only registers as a faint smudge on the

DISPLAY: The TED Talks of Music Labels

TED talks are typically 6-18 minutes long.  The DISPLAY label (a sub-label of Kid Smpl’s Symbols label) holds a similar love for brevity, although it may come across as the opposite.  By asking artists to submit single works, 10-15 minutes

DISPLAY: The TED Talks of Music Labels

TED talks are typically 6-18 minutes long.  The DISPLAY label (a sub-label of Kid Smpl’s Symbols label) holds a similar love for brevity, although it may come across as the opposite.  By asking artists to submit single works, 10-15 minutes