Articles tagged ambient

28 Apr 2017 // 9:33 AM

Ryuichi Sakamoto: async

The celebrated composer is back from a recent health scare with his first solo album in eight years, and it's a dark, eerie, ethereal beauty.

READ more
“A Reflection of Your Internal Life”: A Conversation with CFCF and Jean-Michel Blais

Fresh off their collaborative EP, Cascades, CFCF's Michael Silver and pianist Jean-Michel Blais spoke with PopMatters about their collaborative process, what to do in Montreal, and much more.

READ more

26 Apr 2017 // 2:10 AM

Geotic: Abysma

Abysma is undoubtedly a pleasant listen, but it runs the risk of leaving very little impression at all.

READ more

19 Apr 2017 // 8:15 AM

Gas: Narkopop

If previous Gas albums were all fog and illusion, Narkopop is striking for its clarity.

READ more
The Bug Vs. Earth: Concrete Desert

This is difficult, oppressive music, full of sounds that would rather suffocate than eviscerate. The Bug vs. Earth really feels more like Earth's, and specifically Dylan Carlson's, project, in mood if not instrumentation.

READ more
High Plains: Cinderland

High Plains take their name from a geographic area of the United States, an area known for its barren landscape and low population. Their debut album Cinderland evokes this isolated feeling.

READ more

21 Mar 2017 // 2:20 AM

Anjou: Epithymía

Epithymía is ambient music at its grandest scale, molding a sense of sublime wonder through its six tracks.

READ more

17 Mar 2017 // 8:27 AM

Lusine: Sensorimotor

Lusine strikes the same synapses as Tycho. That is Lusine's music feels designed to accompany visuals.

READ more
Sentidor - “Am_Par_Sis” (video) (premiere)

Sentidor breaks down classic bossa nova to build a vast, ambient vision of post-apocalyptic Brazil.

READ more
Paul Weller: Jawbone - Music From the Film

The ageless, prolific Weller steps out of his comfort zone with his first soundtrack, and it's a moody, psychedelic gem.

READ more
Oceans Are Zeroes - “Inside” (audio) (premiere)

Boise, Idaho's Oceans Are Zeroes conjure up a vast atmospheric post-rock landscape on their new single "Inside".

READ more
Earthen Sea: An Act of Love

The streets of San Francisco at night are the inspiration for Earthen Sea's latest.

READ more
Children of Alice: Children of Alice

An ambient project emerging from the remains of Broadcast, Children of Alice is often as lighthearted as it is spooky.

READ more

15 Feb 2017 // 3:15 AM

Vermont: II

There is a very singular sort of trajectory to II, lived-in and about as vital as ambient music ever deigns to be.

READ more

9 Feb 2017 // 3:15 AM

Brian Eno: Reflection

The ambient wizard returns with a singularly ambitious project: an album designed to tailor itself in perpetuity to the listener's mood.

READ more
Crushed Stars: Displaced Sleepers

After a four-year absence, Todd Gautreau's moody indie-outfit returns, pitting world-weariness against sonic beauty.

READ more
Max Richter: Three Worlds - Music From Woolf Works

Max Richter’s sound is best served without real pictures but paired with your dreams.

READ more
Kid Koala featuring Emiliana Torrini: Music to Draw to - Satellite

The 18 tracks that make up Music to Draw to: Satellite fade in and out of each other, never actually reaching anything that could be called a climax, but hitting moments of particular beauty.

READ more
William Basinski: A Shadow in Time

Channeling his classic Disintegration Loops, William Basinski's A Shadow in Time contemplates life and death with great clarity.

READ more

9 Jan 2017 // 10:15 AM

Mika Vainio: Mannerlaatta

With Mannerlaata, Mika Vainio has created a soundtrack that is presumably as sinister and confounding as the film it accompanies.

READ more
More Recent Articles

//Mixed media
//Blogs

Players Lose Control in ‘Tales from the Borderlands’

// Moving Pixels

"This is an interactive story in which players don’t craft the characters, we just control them.

READ the article