Category Archives: Ambient

Danny Scott Lane ~ How to Empty a Cup

This statement may seem strange, but How to Empty a Cup is really, really ambient.  By this we mean that the music is quintessential ambience, featuring flute and other soft instrumentation.  The tone is as delicate as a sugar wafer.  Children

Danny Scott Lane ~ How to Empty a Cup

This statement may seem strange, but How to Empty a Cup is really, really ambient.  By this we mean that the music is quintessential ambience, featuring flute and other soft instrumentation.  The tone is as delicate as a sugar wafer.  Children

Ecovillage ~ Hold My Hand

After six albums, Emil Holmstrom and Peter Wikstrom (Ecovillage) feel that they have finally achieved the sound they have always sought.  “In some sense,” they write, “it’s our first (album).”  A trip around Southeast Asia was incredibly inspiring, as reflected

Ecovillage ~ Hold My Hand

After six albums, Emil Holmstrom and Peter Wikstrom (Ecovillage) feel that they have finally achieved the sound they have always sought.  “In some sense,” they write, “it’s our first (album).”  A trip around Southeast Asia was incredibly inspiring, as reflected

Tim Hecker ~ Anoyo

Anoyo, which means “the world over there,” is the counterpart to last year’s glorious Konoyo, or “the world over here.” While the two are certainly closely related, both built around the prominent contributions of members of Tokyo Gakuso, it would

Tim Hecker ~ Anoyo

Anoyo, which means “the world over there,” is the counterpart to last year’s glorious Konoyo, or “the world over here.” While the two are certainly closely related, both built around the prominent contributions of members of Tokyo Gakuso, it would

The Humble Bee & Offthesky ~ All Other Voices Gone, Only Yours Remains

The photo work of Nieves Mingueza is dissected and reassembled, resulting in new creations.  Likewise the music of The Humble Bee & Offthesky, their sonic pieces glued together note by note.  In each instance, the seams show, but become part of the attraction.

The Humble Bee & Offthesky ~ All Other Voices Gone, Only Yours Remains

The photo work of Nieves Mingueza is dissected and reassembled, resulting in new creations.  Likewise the music of The Humble Bee & Offthesky, their sonic pieces glued together note by note.  In each instance, the seams show, but become part of the attraction.

Lilien Rosarian ~ a day in bel bruit

a day in bel bruit is a gorgeous surprise: an album that arrives without warning, from an artist we’ve never met, who nails it the first time out.  a day in bel bruit has it all, from concept to cover to memorable

Lilien Rosarian ~ a day in bel bruit

a day in bel bruit is a gorgeous surprise: an album that arrives without warning, from an artist we’ve never met, who nails it the first time out.  a day in bel bruit has it all, from concept to cover to memorable

Francesco Giannico ~ Les Mondes Imaginaires

The sounds are delicate, impressionistic, a reflection of a stroll in the Italian countryside.  Francesco Giannico‘s photographs, now ripped and collaged, cover the case of the album.  Field recordings, now shuffled and enhanced, form the basis of new compositions.  Conversation

Francesco Giannico ~ Les Mondes Imaginaires

The sounds are delicate, impressionistic, a reflection of a stroll in the Italian countryside.  Francesco Giannico‘s photographs, now ripped and collaged, cover the case of the album.  Field recordings, now shuffled and enhanced, form the basis of new compositions.  Conversation

Wow & Flutter

Dublin’s new imprint Wow & Flutter makes a strong impression with its first two releases: an evocative echo of a well-loved house by M Shutak and a relaxing foray into drone by Department of Forever.  The cassette designs are sharp and architectural.  Even the track

Wow & Flutter

Dublin’s new imprint Wow & Flutter makes a strong impression with its first two releases: an evocative echo of a well-loved house by M Shutak and a relaxing foray into drone by Department of Forever.  The cassette designs are sharp and architectural.  Even the track