Posts Tagged: alex smalley

Olan Mill ~ Cavade Morlem

Out to sea, emerald waters glint in the dazzling light of July. As you swim, the crystal-blue water rocks against your body. Pure, heavenly shores wait for you. Ambient swells rise languidly and break gently against the shore, clouded in the white daze

Olan Mill ~ Cavade Morlem

Out to sea, emerald waters glint in the dazzling light of July. As you swim, the crystal-blue water rocks against your body. Pure, heavenly shores wait for you. Ambient swells rise languidly and break gently against the shore, clouded in the white daze

Olan Mill & Keung Mandelbrot ~ Seismology

2014 has been a busy year for Alex Smalley.  In March, he released a lovely 3″ on Hibernate as Olan Mill.  In May, he teamed up with Simon Bainton as Pausal for the Infraction LP Along the Mantic Spring.  Now June is the month of Seismology,

Olan Mill & Keung Mandelbrot ~ Seismology

2014 has been a busy year for Alex Smalley.  In March, he released a lovely 3″ on Hibernate as Olan Mill.  In May, he teamed up with Simon Bainton as Pausal for the Infraction LP Along the Mantic Spring.  Now June is the month of Seismology,

Olan Mill ~ Hiraeth

The second phase of Olan Mill continues with Hiraeth, an album that complements last year’s Home in timbre while balancing it in subject.  A rough translation of the Welsh title is “homesickness for a home to which you cannot return”.  Reflecting this concept, the sounds

Olan Mill ~ Hiraeth

The second phase of Olan Mill continues with Hiraeth, an album that complements last year’s Home in timbre while balancing it in subject.  A rough translation of the Welsh title is “homesickness for a home to which you cannot return”.  Reflecting this concept, the sounds

Pausal ~ Sky Margin

Halos are shy to be seen. On the surface, there aren’t that many. Above, though, comes the sound of angel song. Shining with a brilliant, angelic light, the music of Pausal is a scarlet, spectral aura that has transcended its original

Pausal ~ Sky Margin

Halos are shy to be seen. On the surface, there aren’t that many. Above, though, comes the sound of angel song. Shining with a brilliant, angelic light, the music of Pausal is a scarlet, spectral aura that has transcended its original

ACL 2012: The Year’s Best Album Covers

These are times of widespread disconnect, and music is one of the most genuine ways for a person all alone to feel understood. We’re seeing DIY backlashes against this loss of connection everywhere (Just look into the boom on homesteading

ACL 2012: The Year’s Best Album Covers

These are times of widespread disconnect, and music is one of the most genuine ways for a person all alone to feel understood. We’re seeing DIY backlashes against this loss of connection everywhere (Just look into the boom on homesteading

Olan Mill ~ Home

Alex Smalley (Olan Mill) has always had a flair for modern composition, although his productions have typically landed just within the border of ambient.  On this release, he transcends his former tonal limitations by adding an array of organic instruments:

Olan Mill ~ Home

Alex Smalley (Olan Mill) has always had a flair for modern composition, although his productions have typically landed just within the border of ambient.  On this release, he transcends his former tonal limitations by adding an array of organic instruments:

Olan Mill ~ Paths

Poignancy with brevity. That about sums up the ambient chamber duo Olan Mill, a pair from England who compose strictly in the winter time. “Bleu Polar” picks up right where their debut Pine left off with gorgeous etchings of violins

Olan Mill ~ Paths

Poignancy with brevity. That about sums up the ambient chamber duo Olan Mill, a pair from England who compose strictly in the winter time. “Bleu Polar” picks up right where their debut Pine left off with gorgeous etchings of violins