Posts Tagged: hidden vibes

Valotihkuu ~ By the River

Last summer we covered Valotihkuu‘s Fragile Melodies, an album so lovely it sent us back to discover all of the earlier works by the Russian composer.  A month after the review, he released another album, and since then he’s released a few

Valotihkuu ~ By the River

Last summer we covered Valotihkuu‘s Fragile Melodies, an album so lovely it sent us back to discover all of the earlier works by the Russian composer.  A month after the review, he released another album, and since then he’s released a few

Hakobune ~ Betelgeuse

Betelgeuse has no beginning, no end; it’s infinite, eternal. Takahiro Yorifuji describes it as a ‘journey to the stars’, with one, forty-two minute piece covering the great distance. From the very first second, Betelgeuse feels like it’s been travelling for

Hakobune ~ Betelgeuse

Betelgeuse has no beginning, no end; it’s infinite, eternal. Takahiro Yorifuji describes it as a ‘journey to the stars’, with one, forty-two minute piece covering the great distance. From the very first second, Betelgeuse feels like it’s been travelling for

Endless Melancholy ~ The Vacation

There’s only one copy of the reel-to-reel used for this album ~ the perfect artifact for the score to an empty world.  But one can feel the warmth even on the CD (in lovely book form, seen below) and on

Endless Melancholy ~ The Vacation

There’s only one copy of the reel-to-reel used for this album ~ the perfect artifact for the score to an empty world.  But one can feel the warmth even on the CD (in lovely book form, seen below) and on

ACL 2015: Top Ten Ambient

We received and reviewed more ambient music in 2015 than any other genre.  Yet conversely, we also received and didn’t review more ambient music than in any other genre.  Ambient is a tricky form, so often eager to melt into the background.

ACL 2015: Top Ten Ambient

We received and reviewed more ambient music in 2015 than any other genre.  Yet conversely, we also received and didn’t review more ambient music than in any other genre.  Ambient is a tricky form, so often eager to melt into the background.

Endless Melancholy ~ Her Name In A Language Of Stars

The album begins with a slow music box melody and a distant ambient wash, like stars twinkling in front of the Milky Way or Aurora Borealis ~ a perfect reflection of the album cover.  This is Endless Melancholy‘s fourth full album

Endless Melancholy ~ Her Name In A Language Of Stars

The album begins with a slow music box melody and a distant ambient wash, like stars twinkling in front of the Milky Way or Aurora Borealis ~ a perfect reflection of the album cover.  This is Endless Melancholy‘s fourth full album

A Model Kit ~ Invention of Love

Many doubtless have fond memories of putting together an Airfix or equivalent kit as a youngster. As with dioramas or even Lego, the miniaturisation of things can provoke endless fascination. A Model Kit is a wonderfully apt moniker for this

A Model Kit ~ Invention of Love

Many doubtless have fond memories of putting together an Airfix or equivalent kit as a youngster. As with dioramas or even Lego, the miniaturisation of things can provoke endless fascination. A Model Kit is a wonderfully apt moniker for this

A Veil of Water ~ Reminder

It is probably due to mundane issues such as cost and logistics, but there aren’t enough piano-centric albums being made at the moment. Of course, one of the reasons might be that not enough people are playing the piano, which

A Veil of Water ~ Reminder

It is probably due to mundane issues such as cost and logistics, but there aren’t enough piano-centric albums being made at the moment. Of course, one of the reasons might be that not enough people are playing the piano, which