Category Archives: Ambient

Fall Music Preview ~ Ambient

Genre blends are on the rise, as heard in this season’s slate of ambient releases. Many of these are threaded with folk, electronic and experimental music, which produce attention in new markets.  This being said, today’s preview covers the calm

Fall Music Preview ~ Ambient

Genre blends are on the rise, as heard in this season’s slate of ambient releases. Many of these are threaded with folk, electronic and experimental music, which produce attention in new markets.  This being said, today’s preview covers the calm

Wayne Robert Thomas & Isaac Helsen ~ RÁS

RÁS underlines the importance of liner notes in music, especially instrumental music.  Without any words, the listener is “freed” to imagine their own stories, but with prose, the music takes on added resonance.  For Wayne Robert Thomas, the impetus of “Cantus In

Wayne Robert Thomas & Isaac Helsen ~ RÁS

RÁS underlines the importance of liner notes in music, especially instrumental music.  Without any words, the listener is “freed” to imagine their own stories, but with prose, the music takes on added resonance.  For Wayne Robert Thomas, the impetus of “Cantus In

Patient Sounds ~ STILL, waiting

“We’re still waiting, we’re still waiting, we’re still waiting, we’re still waiting …” This children’s chant launches the amusing new mixtape from Patient Sounds.  “We’re waiting for everything,” they sing as a music box chimes over their boredom.  We’ve all

Patient Sounds ~ STILL, waiting

“We’re still waiting, we’re still waiting, we’re still waiting, we’re still waiting …” This children’s chant launches the amusing new mixtape from Patient Sounds.  “We’re waiting for everything,” they sing as a music box chimes over their boredom.  We’ve all

Valotihkuu ~ By the River

Last summer we covered Valotihkuu‘s Fragile Melodies, an album so lovely it sent us back to discover all of the earlier works by the Russian composer.  A month after the review, he released another album, and since then he’s released a few

Valotihkuu ~ By the River

Last summer we covered Valotihkuu‘s Fragile Melodies, an album so lovely it sent us back to discover all of the earlier works by the Russian composer.  A month after the review, he released another album, and since then he’s released a few

Loscil ~ Equivalents

Many people say that listening to ambient music reminds them of cloudgazing, but few artists are as intentional about making the connection as Loscil.  Scott Morgan’s 12th album under this moniker takes inspiration from a series of photographs by Alfred Stieglitz

Loscil ~ Equivalents

Many people say that listening to ambient music reminds them of cloudgazing, but few artists are as intentional about making the connection as Loscil.  Scott Morgan’s 12th album under this moniker takes inspiration from a series of photographs by Alfred Stieglitz

Hakobune ~ The Last of Our Time Together

The Last of Our Time Together features thirty-two minutes of Hakobune‘s magnificent ambient music. The artwork alone speaks volumes, a sign as to the receding away of something, the night representing total finality, and the ambient marks the beginning of

Hakobune ~ The Last of Our Time Together

The Last of Our Time Together features thirty-two minutes of Hakobune‘s magnificent ambient music. The artwork alone speaks volumes, a sign as to the receding away of something, the night representing total finality, and the ambient marks the beginning of

Jefre Cantu-Ledesma ~ Tracing Back the Radiance

In his new full-bodied release, Jefre Cantu-Ledesma positions himself in a ghostly curatorial role in which the presence of collaboration foregrounds the content. A host of guest musicians lend their relatively definable instruments to a prismatic soundscape that recalls the

Jefre Cantu-Ledesma ~ Tracing Back the Radiance

In his new full-bodied release, Jefre Cantu-Ledesma positions himself in a ghostly curatorial role in which the presence of collaboration foregrounds the content. A host of guest musicians lend their relatively definable instruments to a prismatic soundscape that recalls the