Category Archives: Ambient

Christina Vantzou ~ No. 4

How do you loosen time? Many consider time to be rigid and inescapable, but it is not. Much of the world just ‘lost’ an hour by welcoming spring with Daylight Saving Time. Take a long-haul flight, and time becomes elastic.

Christina Vantzou ~ No. 4

How do you loosen time? Many consider time to be rigid and inescapable, but it is not. Much of the world just ‘lost’ an hour by welcoming spring with Daylight Saving Time. Take a long-haul flight, and time becomes elastic.

From Winter to Spring

New York has endured five snowstorms in the past month.  Berlin has had more snow this spring than it had all winter.  New releases from Ugasanie, Araceae and Ian Battenfield Headley explore the transitional period of changeable weather: quoting Sting,

From Winter to Spring

New York has endured five snowstorms in the past month.  Berlin has had more snow this spring than it had all winter.  New releases from Ugasanie, Araceae and Ian Battenfield Headley explore the transitional period of changeable weather: quoting Sting,

Gray Acres ~ Gray Acres

Gray Acres won’t ring any bells, but its two musicians are recognizable – brothers Andrew and Michael Tasselmyer, of Hotel Neon and The Sound Of Rescue. Gray Acres is deep and pacifying, filling the atmosphere with a dose of uninterrupted kindness.

Gray Acres ~ Gray Acres

Gray Acres won’t ring any bells, but its two musicians are recognizable – brothers Andrew and Michael Tasselmyer, of Hotel Neon and The Sound Of Rescue. Gray Acres is deep and pacifying, filling the atmosphere with a dose of uninterrupted kindness.

2018 Spring Music Preview ~ Ambient and Drone

Here in our (digital) office, we’ve been enjoying spring music for months, while our most astute readers have been discovering the buds on our News page.  Now it’s time to reveal the new crop.  Over 240 albums will be introduced

2018 Spring Music Preview ~ Ambient and Drone

Here in our (digital) office, we’ve been enjoying spring music for months, while our most astute readers have been discovering the buds on our News page.  Now it’s time to reveal the new crop.  Over 240 albums will be introduced

phon.o ~ Slow As Fog

Carsten Aermes has been steady but not exactly profile-raising prolific when recording as phon.o – he’s produced a run of almost annual EPs since 2000 on labels that are certainly eye-catching – 50Weapons, Tectonic, Bpitch Control and Shitkatapult – but

phon.o ~ Slow As Fog

Carsten Aermes has been steady but not exactly profile-raising prolific when recording as phon.o – he’s produced a run of almost annual EPs since 2000 on labels that are certainly eye-catching – 50Weapons, Tectonic, Bpitch Control and Shitkatapult – but

Dedekind Cut ~ Tahoe

OK, the tag at the top of the page says ‘Ambient’ and the label is Kranky but don’t put Tahoe on expecting to be borne aloft on clouds of ambient fluffiness for an hour.  Dedekind Cut’s new album is an

Dedekind Cut ~ Tahoe

OK, the tag at the top of the page says ‘Ambient’ and the label is Kranky but don’t put Tahoe on expecting to be borne aloft on clouds of ambient fluffiness for an hour.  Dedekind Cut’s new album is an

Pecking at Borders with Corvo Records

Corvo Records‘ mission is best expressed by the label’s animated logo: a black vinyl disc blinking beside a record player’s arm. As Corvo’s owner Wendelin Büchler explains, the icon shares the profile of a black-faced bird (in Italian, corvo means crow):

Pecking at Borders with Corvo Records

Corvo Records‘ mission is best expressed by the label’s animated logo: a black vinyl disc blinking beside a record player’s arm. As Corvo’s owner Wendelin Büchler explains, the icon shares the profile of a black-faced bird (in Italian, corvo means crow):