Category Archives: Ambient

Mount Shrine ~ Ghosts On Broken Pavement

Mount Shrine‘s second solo effort, out on Oregon’s Cryo Chamber, is on a perpetual journey, moving from inner suburbia to remote areas of serenity. Disembodied and unrecognizable voices come through on a radio with bad reception. Within the levitating atmosphere,

Mount Shrine ~ Ghosts On Broken Pavement

Mount Shrine‘s second solo effort, out on Oregon’s Cryo Chamber, is on a perpetual journey, moving from inner suburbia to remote areas of serenity. Disembodied and unrecognizable voices come through on a radio with bad reception. Within the levitating atmosphere,

Meitei ~ Komachi

We last reviewed Hiroshima’s Meitei in our 2018 article, Music for Haunted Houses.  The new album preserves the nostalgia while replacing ghosts with memories.  Komachi is a work of unique beauty, a time-spanning mix of influences old and new, a celebration of the

Meitei ~ Komachi

We last reviewed Hiroshima’s Meitei in our 2018 article, Music for Haunted Houses.  The new album preserves the nostalgia while replacing ghosts with memories.  Komachi is a work of unique beauty, a time-spanning mix of influences old and new, a celebration of the

Billow Observatory ~ III: Chroma/Contour

Oscillating synths cut in and out of Billow Observatory‘s sound world, scissoring through opener “Serriform”, strobing like sunshine through a cluster of pine trees. The music on III: Chroma/Contour inhales nothing but fresh air. Surrounded by an all-encompassing light, it’s

Billow Observatory ~ III: Chroma/Contour

Oscillating synths cut in and out of Billow Observatory‘s sound world, scissoring through opener “Serriform”, strobing like sunshine through a cluster of pine trees. The music on III: Chroma/Contour inhales nothing but fresh air. Surrounded by an all-encompassing light, it’s

Trio Ramberget ~ Musik att somna till / Gleb Kanasevich ~ Asleep

Sleep and music have an intimately complex relationship. In the last few years, researchers have used music to improve sleep for various groups, from burn victims to PTSD patients; yet the nature of their restorative powers remains a scientific mystery.

Trio Ramberget ~ Musik att somna till / Gleb Kanasevich ~ Asleep

Sleep and music have an intimately complex relationship. In the last few years, researchers have used music to improve sleep for various groups, from burn victims to PTSD patients; yet the nature of their restorative powers remains a scientific mystery.

bvdub ~ Explosions in Slow Motion

One doesn’t listen to a bvdub album as much as one experiences a bvdub album.  Brock Van Wey’s releases tend to be expansive in sound and generous in length.  Explosions in Slow Motion fills four sides of vinyl and at 77:32, pushes the edge of

bvdub ~ Explosions in Slow Motion

One doesn’t listen to a bvdub album as much as one experiences a bvdub album.  Brock Van Wey’s releases tend to be expansive in sound and generous in length.  Explosions in Slow Motion fills four sides of vinyl and at 77:32, pushes the edge of

Silmus ~ Laaksum

If Google Translate is correct, laaksum is the Frisian word for salmon, a metaphor for swimming upstream through the challenges of life.  The title is apt; in the opening moments of “Laaxum” (the track), we can even hear the water.  Netherlands musician Silmus continues to release

Silmus ~ Laaksum

If Google Translate is correct, laaksum is the Frisian word for salmon, a metaphor for swimming upstream through the challenges of life.  The title is apt; in the opening moments of “Laaxum” (the track), we can even hear the water.  Netherlands musician Silmus continues to release

*Press A* ~ Even More 2018 Leftovers

These are soundtracks released late into 2018 that are also quite worthy of a few listens, so we hope you enjoy! Monomoon ~ The Colonists The Colonists plays quite well with the thin line that divides ambient soundtracks from more

*Press A* ~ Even More 2018 Leftovers

These are soundtracks released late into 2018 that are also quite worthy of a few listens, so we hope you enjoy! Monomoon ~ The Colonists The Colonists plays quite well with the thin line that divides ambient soundtracks from more