Category Archives: Ambient

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The Fun Years ~ Heroes of the Second Story Walk-Up

The Fun Years are Ben Recht and Isaac Sparks. When they unite, their music turns into an iridescent, shape-shifting collage of kaleidoscopic, glowing design. Heroes of the Second Story Walk-Up is music for and from a hazy, ever-morphing neighborhood, emerging from a peach-colored

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The Fun Years ~ Heroes of the Second Story Walk-Up

The Fun Years are Ben Recht and Isaac Sparks. When they unite, their music turns into an iridescent, shape-shifting collage of kaleidoscopic, glowing design. Heroes of the Second Story Walk-Up is music for and from a hazy, ever-morphing neighborhood, emerging from a peach-colored

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ACL 2016: Top Ten Ambient

There will always be hard days.  We will always need to be soothed.  But there is also great beauty in the world, which is where this genre makes a (quiet) impact.  The irony: some of this year’s ambient albums get loud.   Perhaps

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ACL 2016: Top Ten Ambient

There will always be hard days.  We will always need to be soothed.  But there is also great beauty in the world, which is where this genre makes a (quiet) impact.  The irony: some of this year’s ambient albums get loud.   Perhaps

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Lyrae ~ Vakuum

Turn your screen and look carefully at the album art. The focus of Lyrae‘s beautiful Vakuum can be found in the stars subtly arrayed on the cover and in the photos of the night sky on his Facebook page (which appears

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Lyrae ~ Vakuum

Turn your screen and look carefully at the album art. The focus of Lyrae‘s beautiful Vakuum can be found in the stars subtly arrayed on the cover and in the photos of the night sky on his Facebook page (which appears

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Le Petite Vague ~ Remous

Remous is the latest album from Whitelabrecs, the label whose CD-Rs look like records.  Having launched in January, the label is already up to number fifteen, and it’s safe to say that the venture has been a success. This is the

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Le Petite Vague ~ Remous

Remous is the latest album from Whitelabrecs, the label whose CD-Rs look like records.  Having launched in January, the label is already up to number fifteen, and it’s safe to say that the venture has been a success. This is the

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Jeremy Bible ~ Music for Black Holes

Would you like a little more calm in your life ~ a break from the hectic world, a sense of serenity, a meditative stillness?  If music can offer such a thing, then Jeremy Bible‘s Music for Black Holes is the exemplar.  It’s what

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Jeremy Bible ~ Music for Black Holes

Would you like a little more calm in your life ~ a break from the hectic world, a sense of serenity, a meditative stillness?  If music can offer such a thing, then Jeremy Bible‘s Music for Black Holes is the exemplar.  It’s what

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Various Artists ~ Camp Blue Pines

Take a walk with Sparkwood Records into Camp Blue Pines. You’ll soon find yourselves entranced by this frosty realm, where the white snow covers the ground and the leafy canopies are lit up in a series of strange, beautiful colours. This

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Various Artists ~ Camp Blue Pines

Take a walk with Sparkwood Records into Camp Blue Pines. You’ll soon find yourselves entranced by this frosty realm, where the white snow covers the ground and the leafy canopies are lit up in a series of strange, beautiful colours. This

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Pinkcourtesyphone ~ Taking into Account Only a Portion of Your Emotions

It’s three in the morning, and from out of the blue your cell phone wakes up, its screen a too-bright luminescence and its silver body quivering in a technological convulsive fit. You have an incoming call from Pinkcourtesyphone, and this

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Pinkcourtesyphone ~ Taking into Account Only a Portion of Your Emotions

It’s three in the morning, and from out of the blue your cell phone wakes up, its screen a too-bright luminescence and its silver body quivering in a technological convulsive fit. You have an incoming call from Pinkcourtesyphone, and this