Posts Tagged: olan mill

ACL 2012: Top Ten Ambient

A Closer Listen receives more submissions in the Ambient field than in any other, which means that our ambient artists must try even harder to stand out.  This seems ironic, since the nature of ambient music has been not to stand out.

ACL 2012: Top Ten Ambient

A Closer Listen receives more submissions in the Ambient field than in any other, which means that our ambient artists must try even harder to stand out.  This seems ironic, since the nature of ambient music has been not to stand out.

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

LCNL Mix 04: Say Hi to Strangers

LCNL 04: Say Hi to Strangers A mix by Alex Smalley of Olan Mill / Pausal. This mix is a bit different than our previous three.  It was made in June 2010, following the passing of Smalley’s grandmother, with the intention of

LCNL Mix 04: Say Hi to Strangers

LCNL 04: Say Hi to Strangers A mix by Alex Smalley of Olan Mill / Pausal. This mix is a bit different than our previous three.  It was made in June 2010, following the passing of Smalley’s grandmother, with the intention of