Posts Tagged: ambient

Qualchan. presents ‘a mix of inspiration.’ [mix]

About this time last year, we shared a mix by Whettman Chelmets, whose most recent tape had made a big impression on us. Whettman Chelmets recently collaborated with Qualchan. on Theme∞Variations for Æscape Sounds, and so it felt like a

Qualchan. presents ‘a mix of inspiration.’ [mix]

About this time last year, we shared a mix by Whettman Chelmets, whose most recent tape had made a big impression on us. Whettman Chelmets recently collaborated with Qualchan. on Theme∞Variations for Æscape Sounds, and so it felt like a

Fall Music Preview ~ Ambient

Have you been feeling anxious, worried, fearful or agitated lately?  Are you ready to embrace some music that’s calm, restive, peaceful, relaxed, bucolic, tender, gentle and mild?  These adjectives describe a state of mind that is difficult to achieve yet

Fall Music Preview ~ Ambient

Have you been feeling anxious, worried, fearful or agitated lately?  Are you ready to embrace some music that’s calm, restive, peaceful, relaxed, bucolic, tender, gentle and mild?  These adjectives describe a state of mind that is difficult to achieve yet

Philippe Requena presents ‘Venant le jour’ [mix]

When ACL first started producing mixes, I knew that I didn’t just want to invite artists and labels. We’ve always imagined ACL as a part of a broader community. As such I’ve often invited mixes from amateurs, from listeners and

Philippe Requena presents ‘Venant le jour’ [mix]

When ACL first started producing mixes, I knew that I didn’t just want to invite artists and labels. We’ve always imagined ACL as a part of a broader community. As such I’ve often invited mixes from amateurs, from listeners and

A Closer Listen’s Best Ambient Albums of the Decade

Our Best of the Decade lists begin today!  These lists celebrate the power ~ and the idiosyncrasies ~ of the individual.  Each of our staffers was invited to list their favorite album of the decade in each of seven categories,

A Closer Listen’s Best Ambient Albums of the Decade

Our Best of the Decade lists begin today!  These lists celebrate the power ~ and the idiosyncrasies ~ of the individual.  Each of our staffers was invited to list their favorite album of the decade in each of seven categories,

Fall Music Preview ~ Ambient

Genre blends are on the rise, as heard in this season’s slate of ambient releases. Many of these are threaded with folk, electronic and experimental music, which produce attention in new markets.  This being said, today’s preview covers the calm

Fall Music Preview ~ Ambient

Genre blends are on the rise, as heard in this season’s slate of ambient releases. Many of these are threaded with folk, electronic and experimental music, which produce attention in new markets.  This being said, today’s preview covers the calm

Abby Lee Tee presents Cold Spell Days & Hesitant Yearlings [mix]

Abby Lee Tee (Fabian Holzinger, b. 1987) is an Austrian producer and DJ whom we once described as being more playful than an otter. His ever-evolving solo material has drawn on a wide range of influences from beat tapes to

Abby Lee Tee presents Cold Spell Days & Hesitant Yearlings [mix]

Abby Lee Tee (Fabian Holzinger, b. 1987) is an Austrian producer and DJ whom we once described as being more playful than an otter. His ever-evolving solo material has drawn on a wide range of influences from beat tapes to

SP* Episode 4: GOING HOME AGAIN – with Forest Management [podcast]

This episode features John Daniel, a Chicago-based musician best known for his ambient solo project, Forest Management. I caught up with him via Skype from his childhood home in Cleveland over the holidays. We discuss his latest LP Passageways (which

SP* Episode 4: GOING HOME AGAIN – with Forest Management [podcast]

This episode features John Daniel, a Chicago-based musician best known for his ambient solo project, Forest Management. I caught up with him via Skype from his childhood home in Cleveland over the holidays. We discuss his latest LP Passageways (which

LCNL 0100: 36 presents ACL100 mix!

When I first decided to launch a mix series, back in 2011 just before Richard, Jeremy, and I decided to leave TSB to found ACL, there certainly was no shortage of options.  And while it is certainly true that the

LCNL 0100: 36 presents ACL100 mix!

When I first decided to launch a mix series, back in 2011 just before Richard, Jeremy, and I decided to leave TSB to found ACL, there certainly was no shortage of options.  And while it is certainly true that the