Posts Tagged: Eilean
As Nocebo is the second of a trilogy, we’re traveling back in time to start with Isthmus. Two years ago, the Iranian duo of Nima Aghiani and Sara Bigdeli Shamloo (9T Antiope) released their second album as part of Eilean Records’ winter slate. The
For years, many assumed that the Frisian words of Jan Kleefstra were untranslatable, but their mystery is the key to their appeal. The Kleefstra brothers have been enchanting audiences for years by pairing intriguing textures with solemn poetry. On this
We’re not sure where Usher’s Hill is located, but based on the look and sound of this set, it’s a beautiful place: bucolic, green, sedate. One pictures sheep at pasture, blankets spread upon the ground, petals falling slowly in the
The seasons have shifted, as noted by Eilean Records’ blue summer releases. The first is from Toàn, who has himself shifted tone from his earlier incarnation as Qiwu Selftet. For much of the album, he hides his affection for tonal jazz, but
Eilean Records was our Label of the Year in 2016, and has now reached a milestone 50th release. It’s the rare instance in which the cover number matches the release number, as artists are allowed to choose their own. But in
The last album we reviewed this year ended up being the best ~ in light of the title, a fitting end. Our cover image is taken from its lead video; the actress seems to be giving the album a closer listen.
There will always be hard days. We will always need to be soothed. But there is also great beauty in the world, which is where this genre makes a (quiet) impact. The irony: some of this year’s ambient albums get loud. Perhaps