Category Archives: Ambient

Christoph Lammers, Andreas Usenbenz ~ Drawing in Sound

Our regular readers may remember Ulm’s Andreas Usenbenz from Bells Breath, a lovely time-stretched recording that was also an installation.  Last spring he teamed up with Munich illustrator Christoph Lammers for Drawing in Sound, a live performance during which the artists improvised with sound and

Christoph Lammers, Andreas Usenbenz ~ Drawing in Sound

Our regular readers may remember Ulm’s Andreas Usenbenz from Bells Breath, a lovely time-stretched recording that was also an installation.  Last spring he teamed up with Munich illustrator Christoph Lammers for Drawing in Sound, a live performance during which the artists improvised with sound and

Endless Melancholy ~ Fragments of Scattered Whispers / PRINT/TRACK 05 (with Hotel Neon)

Endless Melancholy has two new releases on the market, both excellent: the album Fragments of Scattered Whispers on Dronarivm and a 10″ split with Hotel Neon on THESIS.  The Ukrainian artist continues to produce music that takes the edge off the day, like a stiff

Endless Melancholy ~ Fragments of Scattered Whispers / PRINT/TRACK 05 (with Hotel Neon)

Endless Melancholy has two new releases on the market, both excellent: the album Fragments of Scattered Whispers on Dronarivm and a 10″ split with Hotel Neon on THESIS.  The Ukrainian artist continues to produce music that takes the edge off the day, like a stiff

2019 Winter Music Preview ~ Ambient and Drone

Happy Year of the Pig!  Now that we’ve put the old year to bed, it’s time to look forward once again.  Every new year brings a mixture of hopes and fears, but it also brings a reliable supply of brand

2019 Winter Music Preview ~ Ambient and Drone

Happy Year of the Pig!  Now that we’ve put the old year to bed, it’s time to look forward once again.  Every new year brings a mixture of hopes and fears, but it also brings a reliable supply of brand

ACL 2018 ~ Top Ten Ambient

2018 was a particularly strong year for ambient music. We received over a thousand albums for consideration, in some weeks more than all other genres combined ~ and that’s just the tip of the iceberg.  While composing this introduction, we

ACL 2018 ~ Top Ten Ambient

2018 was a particularly strong year for ambient music. We received over a thousand albums for consideration, in some weeks more than all other genres combined ~ and that’s just the tip of the iceberg.  While composing this introduction, we

Celer ~ Memory Repetitions

When an artist is as prolific as Will Long, one might assume there is little time for looking back and taking stock. Not only does the artist seem to produce a new ambient album every month, he also releases house

Celer ~ Memory Repetitions

When an artist is as prolific as Will Long, one might assume there is little time for looking back and taking stock. Not only does the artist seem to produce a new ambient album every month, he also releases house

Hammock ~ Universalis

While Hammock is one of the most recognizable names in ambient music, the duo once teetered on the edge of post-rock.  Those who miss the sound of Kenotic will find a pleasant reminder in the four tracks mastered by Peter Katis (Jonsi), all

Hammock ~ Universalis

While Hammock is one of the most recognizable names in ambient music, the duo once teetered on the edge of post-rock.  Those who miss the sound of Kenotic will find a pleasant reminder in the four tracks mastered by Peter Katis (Jonsi), all

FEAN (Piiptsjilling with Joachim Badenhorst, Sylvain Chauveau and Annelies Monseré)

The market is so crowded with LPs about endangered peatland that it’s hard to sort through them all.  Just kidding, there’s only one.  FEAN‘s self-titled album is educative, leading us to ask questions such as: “What is peatland?” Also known

FEAN (Piiptsjilling with Joachim Badenhorst, Sylvain Chauveau and Annelies Monseré)

The market is so crowded with LPs about endangered peatland that it’s hard to sort through them all.  Just kidding, there’s only one.  FEAN‘s self-titled album is educative, leading us to ask questions such as: “What is peatland?” Also known