Category Archives: Ambient

Andrew Waslylk ~ Balgay Hill: Morning in Magnolia

We don’t normally publish reviews so far ahead of release, but Clay Pipe Music’s lovely limited edition pressings tend to sell out fast.  Today is pre-order day for Balgay Hill: Mornings in Magnolia, and we want to give our readers a

Andrew Waslylk ~ Balgay Hill: Morning in Magnolia

We don’t normally publish reviews so far ahead of release, but Clay Pipe Music’s lovely limited edition pressings tend to sell out fast.  Today is pre-order day for Balgay Hill: Mornings in Magnolia, and we want to give our readers a

Jason van Wyk ~ Threads

There’s a lot of atmosphere on Threads, Jason van Wyk’s fourth full-length album. It’s a noticeable element that runs throughout the record’s duration, far more than on his previous albums. On every track, the composition and arrangement of the music

Jason van Wyk ~ Threads

There’s a lot of atmosphere on Threads, Jason van Wyk’s fourth full-length album. It’s a noticeable element that runs throughout the record’s duration, far more than on his previous albums. On every track, the composition and arrangement of the music

Ben Seretan ~ Cicada Waves

The latest record from Ben Seretan is both a radical departure from his folksy, faith-reckoning 2020 opus Youth Pastoral and yet arguably the most logical next step after such a nuanced examination of personal spirituality. Recorded during a two week

Ben Seretan ~ Cicada Waves

The latest record from Ben Seretan is both a radical departure from his folksy, faith-reckoning 2020 opus Youth Pastoral and yet arguably the most logical next step after such a nuanced examination of personal spirituality. Recorded during a two week

Hollie Kenniff ~ The Quiet Drift

A perfectly titled album from one ambient music’s leaders, The Quiet Drift makes the perfect ending to a long, hard day ~ or perhaps to a long, hard season. Hollie Kenniff seems to want nothing more than to soothe, which she accomplishes through

Hollie Kenniff ~ The Quiet Drift

A perfectly titled album from one ambient music’s leaders, The Quiet Drift makes the perfect ending to a long, hard day ~ or perhaps to a long, hard season. Hollie Kenniff seems to want nothing more than to soothe, which she accomplishes through

Federico Durand ~ Herbario

The Laaps imprint continues with its final entry of spring, released on the cusp of summer.  As some recall, each album begins where the last leaves off, which means Federico Durand‘s “Salvia” proceeds from the mouth of Stijn Huwels and Tomoyoshi Date’s “A

Federico Durand ~ Herbario

The Laaps imprint continues with its final entry of spring, released on the cusp of summer.  As some recall, each album begins where the last leaves off, which means Federico Durand‘s “Salvia” proceeds from the mouth of Stijn Huwels and Tomoyoshi Date’s “A

Album cover of Papetura

*Press A* ~ Floex: Papetura

Soundtracking a game about paper figures trying to avoid shadowy threats and fire, Papetura swaddles a sombre set in diaphanous layers of keys and strings. It’s the product of Czech producer Floex, fast becoming something of a mainstay in the

Album cover of Papetura

*Press A* ~ Floex: Papetura

Soundtracking a game about paper figures trying to avoid shadowy threats and fire, Papetura swaddles a sombre set in diaphanous layers of keys and strings. It’s the product of Czech producer Floex, fast becoming something of a mainstay in the

Frizzell & Duque  ~ A Sorrow Unrequited

A Sorrow Unrequited is a short but gorgeous collaboration between Frizzell & Duque, comprised of five minimalist explorations of high-fidelity sound. Each piece begins with the statement of a simple melody, which repeats throughout as additional layers accumulate, slowly teasing

Frizzell & Duque  ~ A Sorrow Unrequited

A Sorrow Unrequited is a short but gorgeous collaboration between Frizzell & Duque, comprised of five minimalist explorations of high-fidelity sound. Each piece begins with the statement of a simple melody, which repeats throughout as additional layers accumulate, slowly teasing

Simon McCorry ~ And Where Are You Really From?

Simon McCorry‘s migration diptych becomes a trilogy with And Where Are You Really From?, which pushes beyond border issues into wider concepts. Louise van den Muyzenberg’s striking cover image makes the perfect entry point.  The figures are dotted yet complementary ~

Simon McCorry ~ And Where Are You Really From?

Simon McCorry‘s migration diptych becomes a trilogy with And Where Are You Really From?, which pushes beyond border issues into wider concepts. Louise van den Muyzenberg’s striking cover image makes the perfect entry point.  The figures are dotted yet complementary ~