Category Archives: Ambient

Various Artists ~ Home

The word home has multiple associations, as highlighted by this cozy compilation.  Home connotes safety, warmth, and love.  Home is where we lay our hats.  Home can be a location or a state of mind.  Now that December has arrived, many of

Various Artists ~ Home

The word home has multiple associations, as highlighted by this cozy compilation.  Home connotes safety, warmth, and love.  Home is where we lay our hats.  Home can be a location or a state of mind.  Now that December has arrived, many of

Silence & The Unwinking Minds ~ Inversion Layer

The new Silence & the Unwinking Minds album, Inversion Layer, is a delicately warm study of short moments of clarity. The solo project from New Zealand-based artist Derek Pearson explores the liminal spaces between transfixing, straightforward ambience and grainy, splintered

Silence & The Unwinking Minds ~ Inversion Layer

The new Silence & the Unwinking Minds album, Inversion Layer, is a delicately warm study of short moments of clarity. The solo project from New Zealand-based artist Derek Pearson explores the liminal spaces between transfixing, straightforward ambience and grainy, splintered

The Broken Cradle ~ Post Mortal

Post Mortal was inspired as a father watched his children grow and realized that he would probably die long before them.  Yet Eric McLean (The Broken Cradle) insists that the album is not “melancholic.”  We beg to differ, though there’s nothing wrong

The Broken Cradle ~ Post Mortal

Post Mortal was inspired as a father watched his children grow and realized that he would probably die long before them.  Yet Eric McLean (The Broken Cradle) insists that the album is not “melancholic.”  We beg to differ, though there’s nothing wrong

Motohiro Nakashima ~ Gathering the Light

How can an album sound like summer and winter at the same time?  Motohiro Nakashima has gathered the light in a manner that emulates tikkun olam, no matter the season.  This is exactly the sort of album we need right now:

Motohiro Nakashima ~ Gathering the Light

How can an album sound like summer and winter at the same time?  Motohiro Nakashima has gathered the light in a manner that emulates tikkun olam, no matter the season.  This is exactly the sort of album we need right now:

Jim Wallis & Nick Goss ~ Pool

The gorgeous cover art draws one in.  The marine colored vinyl sets the template.  And the music seals the deal.  Pool is a gorgeous meditation on life at sea, adorned with sounds from a tanker in the Adriatic Sea.  Nick Goss‘

Jim Wallis & Nick Goss ~ Pool

The gorgeous cover art draws one in.  The marine colored vinyl sets the template.  And the music seals the deal.  Pool is a gorgeous meditation on life at sea, adorned with sounds from a tanker in the Adriatic Sea.  Nick Goss‘

Seaworthy & Matt Rösner ~ Snowmelt

At first take, the album seems perfectly primed for release in the Southern Hemisphere, whose winter has ended as other winters have just begun.  But while Snowmelt is the sonic theme of this thoughtful new Australian album, the spiritual theme is climate

Seaworthy & Matt Rösner ~ Snowmelt

At first take, the album seems perfectly primed for release in the Southern Hemisphere, whose winter has ended as other winters have just begun.  But while Snowmelt is the sonic theme of this thoughtful new Australian album, the spiritual theme is climate

Hammock ~ Elsewhere

Back in 2019, Hammock (Marc Byrd and Andrew Thompson) had just completed an astonishing trilogy that brought listeners through the depths of despair to the heights of hope.  Then the pandemic struck, and the duo’s new-found peace was tested.  Could they take

Hammock ~ Elsewhere

Back in 2019, Hammock (Marc Byrd and Andrew Thompson) had just completed an astonishing trilogy that brought listeners through the depths of despair to the heights of hope.  Then the pandemic struck, and the duo’s new-found peace was tested.  Could they take

Immanu El ~ Distance

Our long-time readers ~ those who followed us from a previous site a decade ago ~ may recall Immanu El, a Swedish post-rock band who made an impact with a mostly instrumental presentation.  Over the decade, they began to add more

Immanu El ~ Distance

Our long-time readers ~ those who followed us from a previous site a decade ago ~ may recall Immanu El, a Swedish post-rock band who made an impact with a mostly instrumental presentation.  Over the decade, they began to add more