Articles tagged ambient

Crippled Black Phoenix - “Spider Island” (audio) (premiere)

The adventurous UK band is back with a new lineup, a new record label, and a stunning new track.

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Emilie Levienaise-Farrouch – “Strelka” (audio) (premiere)

The denouement of her debut album is a perfect introduction to the French composer/pianist.

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John Lemke - “The Unwinding” (audio) (premiere)

Yet another case of adversity breeding phenomenal music.

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11 Sep 2015 // 2:05 AM

Heitor Alvelos: Faith

If less is more, then even less can be positively deafening.

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13 Aug 2015 // 2:05 AM

bvdub: A Step in the Dark

Though Brock Van Wey's address has changed from China to California, his expansive soundscapes remain much the same.

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Evan Caminiti: Meridian

At its best, this type of music should evoke half-forgotten childhood memories of snowstorms or high fevers.

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Lee Bannon: Pattern of Excel

On his latest album, left-field garage producer Lee Bannon emphasizes his true sonic passions with moody ambient pieces and glitchy soundscapes.

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Thore Pfeiffer: Im Blickfeld

When it comes to the Kompakt league of ambient music, Thore Pfeiffer is more on his way there than having fully arrived.

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16 Jun 2015 // 2:10 AM

William Basinski: Cascade

With a single endlessly echoing piano loop, aching yet serene, Basinski demonstrates the fluidity of music.

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15 May 2015 // 3:05 AM

Michael Price: Entanglement

Entanglement is a very personal expression of my obsessions: music, love, physics and the inter-connectedness of things.

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Aidan Baker: The Confessional Tapes

One of heavy music's most prolific and interesting artists makes a quiet, patient album that stands with his best work.

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6 Nov 2014 // 3:05 AM

Grouper: Ruins

It’s as if she took a previous Grouper album and stripped everything away, down to the bones, down to dust.

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Daniel Lanois: Flesh and Machine

Daniel Lanois has upped the ante with Flesh and the Machine by pledging to search "for something that’s never been heard before".

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Stone Jack Jones - “Circumstance” (audio) (Premiere)

Nashville musical mystic Stone Jack Jones has released his newest single, "Circumstance", a song where a lone banjo gives way to rising and falling verses, with spectral vocals creaking throughout a long-rotten homestead on late autumn winds.

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7 Oct 2014 // 11:30 AM

Zero 7: Simple Science EP

The return of Zero 7 with a new digital EP (or two 12” vinyls).

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26 Sep 2014 // 2:04 AM

Dntel: Human Voice

Producer Jimmy Tamborello puts together a pleasant but modest set of textured beats and ambient sounds for his fourth studio album.

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Schneider TM: Guitar Sounds

With Guitar Sounds, I tend to feel like I am gazing into Schneider TM's record collection rather than his brooding, Teutonic brain.

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Annihilations Return: Locrian, and the Beauty in Decay

Many bands aim to evoke the feel of humanity's end, but few bring portentous visions of decay quite like experimental/avant-metal trio Locrian.

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Boards of Canada: Tomorrow’s Harvest

Returning after almost an eight-year absence, Boards of Canada release an album that is an excellent springboard for new initiates as well as giving longtime fans an album worthy of their previous artistic peaks.

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5 Jun 2013 // 11:02 PM

Barn Owl: V

On their new album V, it's all about the layers. Pull enough back and you'll find the most complex Barn Owl album to date.

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