Category Archives: Ambient

Patient Sounds ~ STILL, waiting

“We’re still waiting, we’re still waiting, we’re still waiting, we’re still waiting …” This children’s chant launches the amusing new mixtape from Patient Sounds.  “We’re waiting for everything,” they sing as a music box chimes over their boredom.  We’ve all

Patient Sounds ~ STILL, waiting

“We’re still waiting, we’re still waiting, we’re still waiting, we’re still waiting …” This children’s chant launches the amusing new mixtape from Patient Sounds.  “We’re waiting for everything,” they sing as a music box chimes over their boredom.  We’ve all

Valotihkuu ~ By the River

Last summer we covered Valotihkuu‘s Fragile Melodies, an album so lovely it sent us back to discover all of the earlier works by the Russian composer.  A month after the review, he released another album, and since then he’s released a few

Valotihkuu ~ By the River

Last summer we covered Valotihkuu‘s Fragile Melodies, an album so lovely it sent us back to discover all of the earlier works by the Russian composer.  A month after the review, he released another album, and since then he’s released a few

Loscil ~ Equivalents

Many people say that listening to ambient music reminds them of cloudgazing, but few artists are as intentional about making the connection as Loscil.  Scott Morgan’s 12th album under this moniker takes inspiration from a series of photographs by Alfred Stieglitz

Loscil ~ Equivalents

Many people say that listening to ambient music reminds them of cloudgazing, but few artists are as intentional about making the connection as Loscil.  Scott Morgan’s 12th album under this moniker takes inspiration from a series of photographs by Alfred Stieglitz

Hakobune ~ The Last of Our Time Together

The Last of Our Time Together features thirty-two minutes of Hakobune‘s magnificent ambient music. The artwork alone speaks volumes, a sign as to the receding away of something, the night representing total finality, and the ambient marks the beginning of

Hakobune ~ The Last of Our Time Together

The Last of Our Time Together features thirty-two minutes of Hakobune‘s magnificent ambient music. The artwork alone speaks volumes, a sign as to the receding away of something, the night representing total finality, and the ambient marks the beginning of

Jefre Cantu-Ledesma ~ Tracing Back the Radiance

In his new full-bodied release, Jefre Cantu-Ledesma positions himself in a ghostly curatorial role in which the presence of collaboration foregrounds the content. A host of guest musicians lend their relatively definable instruments to a prismatic soundscape that recalls the

Jefre Cantu-Ledesma ~ Tracing Back the Radiance

In his new full-bodied release, Jefre Cantu-Ledesma positions himself in a ghostly curatorial role in which the presence of collaboration foregrounds the content. A host of guest musicians lend their relatively definable instruments to a prismatic soundscape that recalls the

Emmanuel Witzthum ~ The Book of Dusts

One’s reception of The Book of Dusts will rely on the package one receives.  Mine is of a melancholy sort.  Opening the cloth packet, I find an 1883 letter from a son, asking for information on a name connected to a

Emmanuel Witzthum ~ The Book of Dusts

One’s reception of The Book of Dusts will rely on the package one receives.  Mine is of a melancholy sort.  Opening the cloth packet, I find an 1883 letter from a son, asking for information on a name connected to a

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