Category Archives: Ambient

Edu Comelles & Rafa Ramos Sania ~ da camp

da camp is the second release from Edu Comelles and Rafa Ramos Sania after their debut Botánica de Balcón (Archives Label).  A work of pure simplicity and sparsity, da camp (from the land in Catalan) is a micro-exploration of the

Edu Comelles & Rafa Ramos Sania ~ da camp

da camp is the second release from Edu Comelles and Rafa Ramos Sania after their debut Botánica de Balcón (Archives Label).  A work of pure simplicity and sparsity, da camp (from the land in Catalan) is a micro-exploration of the

V/A ~ Healing Together: A Compilation For Mental Health Recovery

While much has been written about the use of ambient music as soother, sleep aid, or background, little has been written about its therapeutic qualities (Isabella Herrera’s recent article in The New York Times one exception).  Cynthia Bernard seeks to expand perceptions

V/A ~ Healing Together: A Compilation For Mental Health Recovery

While much has been written about the use of ambient music as soother, sleep aid, or background, little has been written about its therapeutic qualities (Isabella Herrera’s recent article in The New York Times one exception).  Cynthia Bernard seeks to expand perceptions

Daou ~ Sanctuary

The idea of sanctuary is inviting: a place of safety, where no harm will come; a welcoming nation for refugees; a place of worship, free from the outside world.  In Georges Daou‘s album of the same name, sanctuary refers to an escape from

Daou ~ Sanctuary

The idea of sanctuary is inviting: a place of safety, where no harm will come; a welcoming nation for refugees; a place of worship, free from the outside world.  In Georges Daou‘s album of the same name, sanctuary refers to an escape from

Nick Podgurski + Zachary Paul ~ Secret In The Heart

In November 1927, British-Italian explorer Freya Stark boarded a ship for Lebanon. She would explore the Arabian desert, becoming the first non-Arab to do so. Because of the repressive nature of the French ruled Mandate for Syria and Lebanon, which

Nick Podgurski + Zachary Paul ~ Secret In The Heart

In November 1927, British-Italian explorer Freya Stark boarded a ship for Lebanon. She would explore the Arabian desert, becoming the first non-Arab to do so. Because of the repressive nature of the French ruled Mandate for Syria and Lebanon, which

Foresteppe ~ Formula

Writing about loss in Music After The Fall, Tim Rutherford-Johnson engages with the idea of the musical work as forever on the brink of moving on, dissolving into its surroundings, disappearing. Similarly, Foresteppe‘s practice could be seen as dealing with

Foresteppe ~ Formula

Writing about loss in Music After The Fall, Tim Rutherford-Johnson engages with the idea of the musical work as forever on the brink of moving on, dissolving into its surroundings, disappearing. Similarly, Foresteppe‘s practice could be seen as dealing with

Salt Of The Sound ~ Meditations, Vol. 5 / V/A ~ Echoes in the Valley, Vol. 5

So much time and attention is focused on Christmas music that it’s surprising the Easter music market is so small.  While there are many powerful Easter hymns and songs, very few Easter albums are released every year.  And while neither

Salt Of The Sound ~ Meditations, Vol. 5 / V/A ~ Echoes in the Valley, Vol. 5

So much time and attention is focused on Christmas music that it’s surprising the Easter music market is so small.  While there are many powerful Easter hymns and songs, very few Easter albums are released every year.  And while neither

Cafe Kaput ~ Maritime: Themes and Textures

Given the sailing theme of Maritime: Themes and Textures and the placidity of its opening notes, one may be reminded of Enya’s “Sail Away.”  While the track has been overplayed, its calming impact upon release is remembered by all of a certain

Cafe Kaput ~ Maritime: Themes and Textures

Given the sailing theme of Maritime: Themes and Textures and the placidity of its opening notes, one may be reminded of Enya’s “Sail Away.”  While the track has been overplayed, its calming impact upon release is remembered by all of a certain

Sontag Shogun x Lau Nau ~ Valo Siroutuu

Does anyone remember 2019?  In that innocent summer, Sontag Shogun and Lau Nau met on the Finnish island of Kimitoön to continue the sparkling collaboration that begun on Sontag Shogun’s Floréal.  The new album is about friendship, simple pleasures and breezy days,

Sontag Shogun x Lau Nau ~ Valo Siroutuu

Does anyone remember 2019?  In that innocent summer, Sontag Shogun and Lau Nau met on the Finnish island of Kimitoön to continue the sparkling collaboration that begun on Sontag Shogun’s Floréal.  The new album is about friendship, simple pleasures and breezy days,