Articles tagged ambient

Yoshi Wada: Off the Wall

With Off the Wall, Yoshi Wada solidifies himself as one of the most interesting ambient artists of his day.

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19 May 2016 // 2:10 AM

Julianna Barwick: Will

A faintly sketched canvas, listeners can color their own emotions to Will.

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Close to the Noise Floor: Formative UK Electronica 1975-1984

Four musicians reflect on the DIY culture that inspired the spread of electronic music, and on what’s changed in the intervening four decades.

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29 Apr 2016 // 2:30 AM

Cluster: 1971-1981

A formative and furtive period for the Krautrock duo is the focus of the blessed box set Cluster: 1971-1981.

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19 Apr 2016 // 3:30 PM

Tim Hecker - “Black Phase” (Singles Going Steady)

Tim Hecker is back with a new album, and he's brought all of his dark, ambient soundscapes to the table once more with "Black Phase".

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Kenneth James Gibson - “Poured Semi Silently Upon You” (Singles Going Steady)

"Poured Semi Silently Upon You" is an orchestral ambient soundscape that bears the winding impressionistic focus of a Terence Malick film.

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6 Apr 2016 // 3:01 PM

Brian Eno - “The Ship” (Singles Going Steady)

Brian Eno delivers a breathtaking 21-minute epic that sounds like an out of body experience.

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6 Apr 2016 // 2:30 AM

The Field: The Follower

The Field's new album is not a case of diminishing returns, but a work about refining electronic music which was, by definition, already perfect.

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Tim Hecker: Love Streams

Tim Hecker and his accomplice Ben Frost are cooking up some of the most striking, beautiful, and genre-defying music of our time.

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Dieter Moebius: Blotch / Nurton

Bureau B is here to make sure that Dieter Moebius's solo releases don't get swept under the Cluster/Harmonia rug.

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21 Mar 2016 // 2:10 AM

MMOTHS: Luneworks

Debut album from Irish electronic master takes listener on a trip through multiple moods with masterful precision.

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15 Mar 2016 // 12:25 PM

Julianna Barwick - “Nebula” (Singles Going Steady)

"Nebula" is the aural equivalent of an impressionist painting that seems to move after you've been staring at it for a while.

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10 Mar 2016 // 12:26 PM

MMOTHS - ‘Luneworks’ (album stream) (premiere)

One can hear the ethereal mists and moody cloud-filled landscapes of Ireland in MMOTHS's dreamy, cinematic electronic music.

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Dalhous: The Composite Moods Collection Vol. 1: House Number 44

Scottish electronic duo Dalhous attempt to manipulate our psyches with the quietly ominous first instalment of their Composite Moods Collection.

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3 Mar 2016 // 3:20 AM

Qluster: Echtzeit

Echtzeit is neither commercial nor uncompromising. It's its own thing, a true work of art that defies its own paradoxical nature.

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Immersion: Analogue Creatures

Swim~ co-founders Colin Newman and Malka Spigel resurrect Immersion in the name of mellow, ambient surf.

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24 Feb 2016 // 11:31 AM

Tim Hecker - “Castrati Stack” (Singles Going Steady)

"Castrati Stack", the latest from electro-ambient artist Tim Hecker, is a sonic pool that merges many ideations of "stream" together.

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23 Feb 2016 // 3:09 AM

µ-Ziq: Aberystwyth Marine

Mike Paradinas pulls out a long-lost album from his past that's almost as good as most µ-Ziq releases.

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Julia Holter: Have You in My Wilderness

On her fourth album, Holter may have crafted her most peaceful -- and poppy(!) -- album yet.

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The Field - “The Follower” (Live in Berlin) (Singles Going Steady)

The Field's minimalist "The Follower" is best for really deep listening.

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