Articles tagged ambient

23 Nov 2015 // 2:05 AM

Drew McDowall: Collapse

The kind of collapse witnessed here is a slow degeneration and deterioration, one that’s more obsessed with the mutation in the reconfiguration of the seams than the sanguinary remains of those crushed by the bottom falling out.

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The Greatest Hoax - ‘Enso’ (album stream) (premiere)

Composer Taylor Jordan creates a spellbinding mix of ambient and classical music on his latest album.

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19 Nov 2015 // 2:30 AM

Arca: Mutant

Arca's second album is a microcosm of the globalized world we live in, a chaotic hive that merges beauty and ugliness into a single awe-inspiring vision.

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Nils Frahm: Late Night Tales

Nils Frahm makes a buoyant, graceful capsule untethered by time.

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Unloved - “Guilty of Love (Andy Weatherall Vocal Mix)” (video) (premiere)

Two film composers and a singer have teamed up for a fascinating, dreamy new musical project.

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Oneohtrix Point Never: Garden of Delete

If you think Oneohtrix Point Never creates confusing music, try to decipher Garden of Delete's backstory.

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Christopher Bissonnette: Pitch, Paper & Foil

With his latest, Christopher Bissonnette crafts a wholly immersive listening experience, one ideally suited for headphones and quiet minds.

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Floating Points: Elaeina

Elaeina is some delicious food for the brain and ears. It’s a record that’s damn near impossible to label.

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Wolf Eyes: I Am a Problem: Mind in Pieces

Their minds may be in pieces, yet Wolf Eyes' latest album represents their most cohesive and accessible work to date.

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Ólafur Arnalds and Nils Frahm: Collaborative Works

A lovely view into the shared world of two mad geniuses.

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Robin Finck and Worldclock - “TCAS” (audio) (premiere)

The Nine Inch Nails guitarist collaborates on a survival game score that evokes both his band and the work of John Carpenter.

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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 // 1:05 AM

Heitor Alvelos: Faith

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

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13 Aug 2015 // 1:05 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 // 1:10 AM

William Basinski: Cascade

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

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