Posts Tagged: Serein

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

Strië ~ Perpetual Journey

Perpetual Journey is inspired by the heartbreaking story of Laika the space dog, sent to an unwitting death in the most frightening of circumstances.  Looking outside the capsule, the creature had no sense of scale, or purpose, or the weight of

Strië ~ Perpetual Journey

Perpetual Journey is inspired by the heartbreaking story of Laika the space dog, sent to an unwitting death in the most frightening of circumstances.  Looking outside the capsule, the creature had no sense of scale, or purpose, or the weight of

The Greatest Hoax ~ Expiration Compositions

Expiration Compositions marks a slight turn for the Serein label, which we associate more with ambient recordings than classical.  But the pairing is apt, as the prior works of Taylor Jordan (The Greatest Hoax) were also of a different pedigree.  The

The Greatest Hoax ~ Expiration Compositions

Expiration Compositions marks a slight turn for the Serein label, which we associate more with ambient recordings than classical.  But the pairing is apt, as the prior works of Taylor Jordan (The Greatest Hoax) were also of a different pedigree.  The

Various Artists ~ Orbital Planes & Passenger Trains Volume 1

On August 19, Serein releases Orbital Planes & Passenger Trains Volume 1, a sixteen track compilation of ambient and modern classical music. Available on double vinyl, CD, and as a digital download, the compilation features new music from a number of key artists in

Various Artists ~ Orbital Planes & Passenger Trains Volume 1

On August 19, Serein releases Orbital Planes & Passenger Trains Volume 1, a sixteen track compilation of ambient and modern classical music. Available on double vinyl, CD, and as a digital download, the compilation features new music from a number of key artists in

Strië ~ Struktura

The third album from the enigmatic Strië (Iden Reinhart) is a lesson in abstraction: an impressionistic set inspired by abstract art, swaths of sound built upon whispers.  On this album, Reinhart travels farther down the path she set out upon in Sléptis

Strië ~ Struktura

The third album from the enigmatic Strië (Iden Reinhart) is a lesson in abstraction: an impressionistic set inspired by abstract art, swaths of sound built upon whispers.  On this album, Reinhart travels farther down the path she set out upon in Sléptis

Imprints ~ Data Trails

The three gentlemen of Imprints know how to fill up a room with tape machines, synthesizers, homemade pedals, computers, pedal steel, mixing boards, and whatever else makes music-making-sense at the time. Have a look at their recording setup. Shaun Crook, Darren Clark

Imprints ~ Data Trails

The three gentlemen of Imprints know how to fill up a room with tape machines, synthesizers, homemade pedals, computers, pedal steel, mixing boards, and whatever else makes music-making-sense at the time. Have a look at their recording setup. Shaun Crook, Darren Clark

Brambles ~ Charcoal

Mark Dawson’s debut as Brambles is packed with mystery and buoyed by austerity. It’s not common to hear an album whose source instruments can confound and comfort at the same time. The intellectual in us will sometimes have a hard

Brambles ~ Charcoal

Mark Dawson’s debut as Brambles is packed with mystery and buoyed by austerity. It’s not common to hear an album whose source instruments can confound and comfort at the same time. The intellectual in us will sometimes have a hard