Category Archives: Ambient

Phil Tomsett ~ The Sound of Someone Leaving

The Sound of Someone Leaving sums up our universal loss in the time of quarantine.  While the album was written to convey the bittersweet mingling of sadness, anger and resolve that surface in the wake of a crashed relationship, we’re

Phil Tomsett ~ The Sound of Someone Leaving

The Sound of Someone Leaving sums up our universal loss in the time of quarantine.  While the album was written to convey the bittersweet mingling of sadness, anger and resolve that surface in the wake of a crashed relationship, we’re

Jon Hassell ~ Seeing Through Sound

You don’t hear too many octogenarian trumpet players. The horn is a cruel instrument, in that embouchure collapse cuts many brass players’ careers short. (A good friend of mine was disappointed many a time by Freddie Hubbard cancelling a gig

Jon Hassell ~ Seeing Through Sound

You don’t hear too many octogenarian trumpet players. The horn is a cruel instrument, in that embouchure collapse cuts many brass players’ careers short. (A good friend of mine was disappointed many a time by Freddie Hubbard cancelling a gig

Maze & Lindholm ~ A River Flowing Home to the Sea

It’s always intrigued me how the indeterminacy and noise of the sea could be so calming to many, while the musical equivalent, whether in the form of an ambient or even noise album, could often elicit a contrary reaction: the

Maze & Lindholm ~ A River Flowing Home to the Sea

It’s always intrigued me how the indeterminacy and noise of the sea could be so calming to many, while the musical equivalent, whether in the form of an ambient or even noise album, could often elicit a contrary reaction: the

Ian Wellman ~ The House that Ate Itself / Kin Leonn & Hiroshi Ebina ~ Faraway Vicinity

How do you know when you are home? Home might be a specific building, or a hometown, or a region. It might mean be a feeling of oneness we experience in nature, with family, or anywhere we belong. We may

Ian Wellman ~ The House that Ate Itself / Kin Leonn & Hiroshi Ebina ~ Faraway Vicinity

How do you know when you are home? Home might be a specific building, or a hometown, or a region. It might mean be a feeling of oneness we experience in nature, with family, or anywhere we belong. We may

hibernate recordings ~ 26 EPs & Albums for the 2.6 Challenge

First off, a big thanks to our friends at Stationary Travels for introducing us to this collection.  When the 26-mile London Marathon (originally scheduled for April 26) was cancelled, a lot of charities were left in the cold, so the

hibernate recordings ~ 26 EPs & Albums for the 2.6 Challenge

First off, a big thanks to our friends at Stationary Travels for introducing us to this collection.  When the 26-mile London Marathon (originally scheduled for April 26) was cancelled, a lot of charities were left in the cold, so the

Shawn Feeney ~ Thin Places

Music for healing is a popular modern phrase, but the healing properties of music have been documented for millennia.  One of the earliest well-known stories is that of King Saul, who when “tortured in spirit” summoned David to play the harp.

Shawn Feeney ~ Thin Places

Music for healing is a popular modern phrase, but the healing properties of music have been documented for millennia.  One of the earliest well-known stories is that of King Saul, who when “tortured in spirit” summoned David to play the harp.

Wife Signs ~ Beneath the Weight of Care

The current worldwide pandemic has detonated many a discussion around care, about what it means, about who should or should not enact it, about the loss, the warmth, the worth, even the commotion that ensues from a myriad small acts

Wife Signs ~ Beneath the Weight of Care

The current worldwide pandemic has detonated many a discussion around care, about what it means, about who should or should not enact it, about the loss, the warmth, the worth, even the commotion that ensues from a myriad small acts

Julianna Barwick ~ Healing Is A Miracle

Juliana Barwick‘s The Magic Place was our Album of the Decade, so we were extremely excited to hear that she would be releasing a new album in 2020.  Barwick’s music has always suggested healing, but on this set the association is front-and-center.  The entire

Julianna Barwick ~ Healing Is A Miracle

Juliana Barwick‘s The Magic Place was our Album of the Decade, so we were extremely excited to hear that she would be releasing a new album in 2020.  Barwick’s music has always suggested healing, but on this set the association is front-and-center.  The entire