Category Archives: Ambient

Goodbye Eilean, Hello Laaps ~ (eilean 100) and The Alvaret Ensemble’s ea

Mathias Van Eecloo’s Eilean Records ended its six-year mission in December, finishing a 100-point map with the massive 82-track (eilean 100).  A new decade has brought a new project called Laaps, launching with The Alvaret Ensemble‘s ea (not to be confused with the band’s AE).  Today we

Goodbye Eilean, Hello Laaps ~ (eilean 100) and The Alvaret Ensemble’s ea

Mathias Van Eecloo’s Eilean Records ended its six-year mission in December, finishing a 100-point map with the massive 82-track (eilean 100).  A new decade has brought a new project called Laaps, launching with The Alvaret Ensemble‘s ea (not to be confused with the band’s AE).  Today we

Leandro Fresco & Rafael Anton Irisarri ~ Una Presencia En La Brisa

In January 2020, The Guardian published an article summarising the historical appeal of ambient music and forecasting a renaissance for the genre. It’s an article the newspaper seems to rewrite every few years, ‘predicting’ the rise of ambient music in 2009,

Leandro Fresco & Rafael Anton Irisarri ~ Una Presencia En La Brisa

In January 2020, The Guardian published an article summarising the historical appeal of ambient music and forecasting a renaissance for the genre. It’s an article the newspaper seems to rewrite every few years, ‘predicting’ the rise of ambient music in 2009,

*Press A* ~ Tasty 2019 Leftovers: Mutazione

The curse of compiling annual lists of our favorite releases is that a few soundtracks are always released too late in the year for us to properly digest. Over the next two days we present a couple of albums that

*Press A* ~ Tasty 2019 Leftovers: Mutazione

The curse of compiling annual lists of our favorite releases is that a few soundtracks are always released too late in the year for us to properly digest. Over the next two days we present a couple of albums that

Machinefabriek ~ Stillness Soundtracks II

When we talk about movie sequels, the consensus is that few are as good as the original.  Here’s one that is: Esther Kokmeijer’s Stillness – Brash Ice, Pack Ice, Growlers, Bergy Bits and Icebergs.  This stunning film is a marvel of cinematography,

Machinefabriek ~ Stillness Soundtracks II

When we talk about movie sequels, the consensus is that few are as good as the original.  Here’s one that is: Esther Kokmeijer’s Stillness – Brash Ice, Pack Ice, Growlers, Bergy Bits and Icebergs.  This stunning film is a marvel of cinematography,

Pulse Emitter ~ Swirlings

You know how New Age constructs this unmediated version of nature with which its meditative tones will help you connect and become One? How its nebulous openness bears the mark of any and all technology? Well, artists like Pulse Emitter

Pulse Emitter ~ Swirlings

You know how New Age constructs this unmediated version of nature with which its meditative tones will help you connect and become One? How its nebulous openness bears the mark of any and all technology? Well, artists like Pulse Emitter

Garret Harkawik ~ Doom Vibrations

Doom Vibrations is a contradiction in terms: an ambient score to a documentary about intrusive ambient sound.  The 25-minute film was originally titled The Hum: The Unexplained Noise 2 Percent of People Can Hear and was posted by The Atlantic, who followed the

Garret Harkawik ~ Doom Vibrations

Doom Vibrations is a contradiction in terms: an ambient score to a documentary about intrusive ambient sound.  The 25-minute film was originally titled The Hum: The Unexplained Noise 2 Percent of People Can Hear and was posted by The Atlantic, who followed the

Hoshiko Yamane & Mikael Lind ~ Spaces In Between

Our first review of the year celebrates the end of one year, the beginning of another and the passage of time. As Joni Mitchell sings, “There’ll be new dreams, maybe better dreams and plenty / Before the last revolving year is

Hoshiko Yamane & Mikael Lind ~ Spaces In Between

Our first review of the year celebrates the end of one year, the beginning of another and the passage of time. As Joni Mitchell sings, “There’ll be new dreams, maybe better dreams and plenty / Before the last revolving year is