Category Archives: Ambient

Field Lines Cartographer ~ The Spectral Isle

The Legend of Hy Brasil provides fertile ground for the imagination.  This mysterious island off the Irish coast is said to be surrounded by mist and to appear only every seven years.  Appearing on nautical maps for a mere half-millennium,

Field Lines Cartographer ~ The Spectral Isle

The Legend of Hy Brasil provides fertile ground for the imagination.  This mysterious island off the Irish coast is said to be surrounded by mist and to appear only every seven years.  Appearing on nautical maps for a mere half-millennium,

Niksen ~ Invisible City

Last year we reviewed Derek Hunter Wilson‘s Steel, Wood & Air; this year he’s joined Joshua Ward to form Niksen.  We’ve used an alternate take of the cover image on our home page since we used the original on the first page of our Fall Music

Niksen ~ Invisible City

Last year we reviewed Derek Hunter Wilson‘s Steel, Wood & Air; this year he’s joined Joshua Ward to form Niksen.  We’ve used an alternate take of the cover image on our home page since we used the original on the first page of our Fall Music

Fall Music Preview ~ Ambient

Have you been feeling anxious, worried, fearful or agitated lately?  Are you ready to embrace some music that’s calm, restive, peaceful, relaxed, bucolic, tender, gentle and mild?  These adjectives describe a state of mind that is difficult to achieve yet

Fall Music Preview ~ Ambient

Have you been feeling anxious, worried, fearful or agitated lately?  Are you ready to embrace some music that’s calm, restive, peaceful, relaxed, bucolic, tender, gentle and mild?  These adjectives describe a state of mind that is difficult to achieve yet

Phil Tomsett ~ The Sound of Someone Leaving

The Sound of Someone Leaving sums up our universal loss in the time of quarantine.  While the album was written to convey the bittersweet mingling of sadness, anger and resolve that surface in the wake of a crashed relationship, we’re

Phil Tomsett ~ The Sound of Someone Leaving

The Sound of Someone Leaving sums up our universal loss in the time of quarantine.  While the album was written to convey the bittersweet mingling of sadness, anger and resolve that surface in the wake of a crashed relationship, we’re

Jon Hassell ~ Seeing Through Sound

You don’t hear too many octogenarian trumpet players. The horn is a cruel instrument, in that embouchure collapse cuts many brass players’ careers short. (A good friend of mine was disappointed many a time by Freddie Hubbard cancelling a gig

Jon Hassell ~ Seeing Through Sound

You don’t hear too many octogenarian trumpet players. The horn is a cruel instrument, in that embouchure collapse cuts many brass players’ careers short. (A good friend of mine was disappointed many a time by Freddie Hubbard cancelling a gig

Maze & Lindholm ~ A River Flowing Home to the Sea

It’s always intrigued me how the indeterminacy and noise of the sea could be so calming to many, while the musical equivalent, whether in the form of an ambient or even noise album, could often elicit a contrary reaction: the

Maze & Lindholm ~ A River Flowing Home to the Sea

It’s always intrigued me how the indeterminacy and noise of the sea could be so calming to many, while the musical equivalent, whether in the form of an ambient or even noise album, could often elicit a contrary reaction: the

Ian Wellman ~ The House that Ate Itself / Kin Leonn & Hiroshi Ebina ~ Faraway Vicinity

How do you know when you are home? Home might be a specific building, or a hometown, or a region. It might mean be a feeling of oneness we experience in nature, with family, or anywhere we belong. We may

Ian Wellman ~ The House that Ate Itself / Kin Leonn & Hiroshi Ebina ~ Faraway Vicinity

How do you know when you are home? Home might be a specific building, or a hometown, or a region. It might mean be a feeling of oneness we experience in nature, with family, or anywhere we belong. We may

hibernate recordings ~ 26 EPs & Albums for the 2.6 Challenge

First off, a big thanks to our friends at Stationary Travels for introducing us to this collection.  When the 26-mile London Marathon (originally scheduled for April 26) was cancelled, a lot of charities were left in the cold, so the

hibernate recordings ~ 26 EPs & Albums for the 2.6 Challenge

First off, a big thanks to our friends at Stationary Travels for introducing us to this collection.  When the 26-mile London Marathon (originally scheduled for April 26) was cancelled, a lot of charities were left in the cold, so the