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ACL 2018 ~ Top Ten Ambient

2018 was a particularly strong year for ambient music. We received over a thousand albums for consideration, in some weeks more than all other genres combined ~ and that’s just the tip of the iceberg.  While composing this introduction, we

ACL 2018 ~ Top Ten Ambient

2018 was a particularly strong year for ambient music. We received over a thousand albums for consideration, in some weeks more than all other genres combined ~ and that’s just the tip of the iceberg.  While composing this introduction, we

First Half Highlights ~ The Top 20

We’ve reached the midway point of 2018, and polled our staff to discover their first half highlights!  This is a great way to keep track of what we’ve reviewed so far and are still enjoying in July.  We suspect many

First Half Highlights ~ The Top 20

We’ve reached the midway point of 2018, and polled our staff to discover their first half highlights!  This is a great way to keep track of what we’ve reviewed so far and are still enjoying in July.  We suspect many

Stefano Guzzetti ~ Short Stories. Piano Book Volume Two.

We like short stories.  We also like pianos, the color blue, origami vessels, and the fact that Stefano Guzzetti has dedicated this album to his sister Francesca, “a tiny paper ship.”  Over the past half decade, the artist has issued a series

Stefano Guzzetti ~ Short Stories. Piano Book Volume Two.

We like short stories.  We also like pianos, the color blue, origami vessels, and the fact that Stefano Guzzetti has dedicated this album to his sister Francesca, “a tiny paper ship.”  Over the past half decade, the artist has issued a series

Ian Hawgood + Giulio Aldinucci ~ Consequence Shadows

Ian Hawgood‘s second January collaboration is far different from his first.  Although the music is still ambient, and the cover art (Eirik Holmøyvik) equally stunning, this duo’s sonic palette has been expanded to include field recordings and electronics.  Where Faintly Recollected is

Ian Hawgood + Giulio Aldinucci ~ Consequence Shadows

Ian Hawgood‘s second January collaboration is far different from his first.  Although the music is still ambient, and the cover art (Eirik Holmøyvik) equally stunning, this duo’s sonic palette has been expanded to include field recordings and electronics.  Where Faintly Recollected is

Ian Hawgood + Danny Norbury ~ Faintly Recollected

One of the privileges of music writing is receiving music before release, and allowing it to sink in over time.  This transporting 33-minute piece has proven its worth over the long lead-up to the holidays and the long silence of

Ian Hawgood + Danny Norbury ~ Faintly Recollected

One of the privileges of music writing is receiving music before release, and allowing it to sink in over time.  This transporting 33-minute piece has proven its worth over the long lead-up to the holidays and the long silence of

ACL 2016: Top Ten Ambient

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

ACL 2016: Top Ten Ambient

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

Asuna ~ Tide Ripples

Asuna is never one to keep things simple, as his music can contain up to a hundred parts. From drone-piece 100 Keyboards to the more bombastic live show 100 Toys, Asuna piles on more and more sounds until his pieces

Asuna ~ Tide Ripples

Asuna is never one to keep things simple, as his music can contain up to a hundred parts. From drone-piece 100 Keyboards to the more bombastic live show 100 Toys, Asuna piles on more and more sounds until his pieces