Articles tagged ambient

Biosphere: Departed Glories

Vast, open expanses; flowing places full of emptiness and gaps; but at the core, always one thing: life.

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Readings on Eluvium: Putting Matthew Cooper into Perspective

In this interview, Eluvium describes the cognitive dissonance that birthed his new album and opens up about his perceived identity in the modern compositional landscape.

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Benoît Pioulard: The Benoît Pioulard Listening Matter

After a stretch of largely wordless ambient releases, the Seattle dream-folk artist has formidable weight to get off his mind.

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3 Oct 2016 // 2:30 AM

Tycho: Epoch

Epoch may very well be a stunning and unexpected surprise release from post-rock collective Tycho, but its unexpected appearance is the least interesting thing about such an accomplished set.

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Wandering Still: An Interview With the Album Leaf

It's been six long years since Jimmy LaValle's last full-length as the Album Leaf, but as Between Waves proves, the wait was worth it.

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22 Sep 2016 // 7:21 AM

Forma: Physicalist

Brooklyn's instrumental trio are back in rare form with a new label, a new band member, and an expanded sonic palette.

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16 Sep 2016 // 10:37 AM

SOHN - “Signal” (Singles Going Steady)

SOHN's vocals have a gorgeous, contemporary R&B feel.

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29 Aug 2016 // 2:30 AM

Eluvium: False Readings On

Eluvium’s output since Nightmare Ending in 2013 has been vibrant and fruitful, and False Readings On carries on the exploratory spirit.

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The Album Leaf: Between Waves

Jimmy LaValle's mostly instrumental outfit returns with another collection of moody, ethereal soundscapes.

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Nouvelle Vague - “Love Will Tear Us Apart” (Dream Koala remix) (premiere)

This airy Dream Koala remix reenvisions the tune as an ethereal, dreamy, bit of ambient chill-out.

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9 Aug 2016 // 11:24 AM

Merrin Karras: Apex

Brendan Gregoriy's first album as Merrin Karras delivers electronic music that feels sometimes classic, sometimes nostalgic, but always immediate.

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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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