Category Archives: Ambient

MONO ~ My Story, The Buraku Story (An Original Soundtrack)

Lost beneath all the post-rock excitement is the fact that MONO can be delicate and subtle, as proven on their very first soundtrack.  The topic of burakumin ~ people segregated in Japanese society based on their “place of residence and bloodline” ~ is hushed

MONO ~ My Story, The Buraku Story (An Original Soundtrack)

Lost beneath all the post-rock excitement is the fact that MONO can be delicate and subtle, as proven on their very first soundtrack.  The topic of burakumin ~ people segregated in Japanese society based on their “place of residence and bloodline” ~ is hushed

lillien rosarian ~ every flower in my garden

Three years have passed since a day in bel bruit, and lillien rosarian has used her time well.  The new cassette sings of the intricacy of spring, with tendrils of sound sprouting forth like shoots from the earth.  The blue and pink tape

lillien rosarian ~ every flower in my garden

Three years have passed since a day in bel bruit, and lillien rosarian has used her time well.  The new cassette sings of the intricacy of spring, with tendrils of sound sprouting forth like shoots from the earth.  The blue and pink tape

Heather Woods Broderick ~ Domes

It’s not something people boast about, but we misremember things all the time. It’s not necessarily forgetfulness; it’s not quite experiencing false memories, but it is labouring under the illusion that we know something when we don’t. At least, we

Heather Woods Broderick ~ Domes

It’s not something people boast about, but we misremember things all the time. It’s not necessarily forgetfulness; it’s not quite experiencing false memories, but it is labouring under the illusion that we know something when we don’t. At least, we

Edu Comelles & Rafa Ramos Sania ~ da camp

da camp is the second release from Edu Comelles and Rafa Ramos Sania after their debut Botánica de Balcón (Archives Label).  A work of pure simplicity and sparsity, da camp (from the land in Catalan) is a micro-exploration of the

Edu Comelles & Rafa Ramos Sania ~ da camp

da camp is the second release from Edu Comelles and Rafa Ramos Sania after their debut Botánica de Balcón (Archives Label).  A work of pure simplicity and sparsity, da camp (from the land in Catalan) is a micro-exploration of the

V/A ~ Healing Together: A Compilation For Mental Health Recovery

While much has been written about the use of ambient music as soother, sleep aid, or background, little has been written about its therapeutic qualities (Isabella Herrera’s recent article in The New York Times one exception).  Cynthia Bernard seeks to expand perceptions

V/A ~ Healing Together: A Compilation For Mental Health Recovery

While much has been written about the use of ambient music as soother, sleep aid, or background, little has been written about its therapeutic qualities (Isabella Herrera’s recent article in The New York Times one exception).  Cynthia Bernard seeks to expand perceptions

Daou ~ Sanctuary

The idea of sanctuary is inviting: a place of safety, where no harm will come; a welcoming nation for refugees; a place of worship, free from the outside world.  In Georges Daou‘s album of the same name, sanctuary refers to an escape from

Daou ~ Sanctuary

The idea of sanctuary is inviting: a place of safety, where no harm will come; a welcoming nation for refugees; a place of worship, free from the outside world.  In Georges Daou‘s album of the same name, sanctuary refers to an escape from

Nick Podgurski + Zachary Paul ~ Secret In The Heart

In November 1927, British-Italian explorer Freya Stark boarded a ship for Lebanon. She would explore the Arabian desert, becoming the first non-Arab to do so. Because of the repressive nature of the French ruled Mandate for Syria and Lebanon, which

Nick Podgurski + Zachary Paul ~ Secret In The Heart

In November 1927, British-Italian explorer Freya Stark boarded a ship for Lebanon. She would explore the Arabian desert, becoming the first non-Arab to do so. Because of the repressive nature of the French ruled Mandate for Syria and Lebanon, which

Foresteppe ~ Formula

Writing about loss in Music After The Fall, Tim Rutherford-Johnson engages with the idea of the musical work as forever on the brink of moving on, dissolving into its surroundings, disappearing. Similarly, Foresteppe‘s practice could be seen as dealing with

Foresteppe ~ Formula

Writing about loss in Music After The Fall, Tim Rutherford-Johnson engages with the idea of the musical work as forever on the brink of moving on, dissolving into its surroundings, disappearing. Similarly, Foresteppe‘s practice could be seen as dealing with