Articles tagged ambient

15 Feb 2017 // 2:15 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.

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9 Feb 2017 // 2:15 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.

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Crushed Stars: Displaced Sleepers

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

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Max Richter: Three Worlds - Music From Woolf Works

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

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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.

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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.

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9 Jan 2017 // 9:15 AM

Mika Vainio: Mannerlaatta

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

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14 Dec 2016 // 10:18 AM

Schiller - ‘Future’ (album stream) (premiere)

Electropop's Schiller returns with a gorgeous new album of cinematic music in Future.

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Telefon Tel Aviv: Fahrenheit Fair Enough

With a bonus disc of unreleased electronic experimentations, the reissue of Fahrenheit Fair Enough is a document of forward-thinking genre wars that will fascinate one's faculties and promote a still, meditative awareness.

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Thom Sonny Green: High Anxiety

Drummer of Alt-J struggles to engage listeners on overlong electronic solo debut.

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30 Nov 2016 // 2:15 AM

Loscil: Monument Builders

Monument Builders is a tribute to those who have sought to make grand artistic statements in their medium of choice, and Scott Morgan subverts this concept by adhering to a minimalist script.

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29 Nov 2016 // 8:44 AM

Cut Copy: January Tape

Cut Copy fans may enjoy this record, but ambient lovers should know to beware of what lie ahead.

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Various Artists: Pop Ambient 2017

Another calendar year, another blissful blessing from Kompakt's long-running Pop Ambient series.

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Jóhann Jóhannsson - “A Song for Europa” (video) (premiere)

PopMatters premieres the video for "A Song for Europa" from Jóhannsson's most recent artist album Orphée.

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17 Nov 2016 // 2:25 AM

Lambchop: FLOTUS

Lambchop takes a hard left turn on their new album FLOTUS , which makes heavy use of electronic instrumentation and treated vocals.

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Soundwalk Collective: Killer Road

Atmospheric soundscape architects Soundwalk Collective team up with proto-punk legend Patti Smith to breathe new life into the work of Nico.

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Nadja: The Stone Is Not Hit By the Sun, Nor Carved With a Knife

Experimental noise duo Nadja lays it on thick for their Gizeh debut.

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4 Nov 2016 // 12:00 PM

Oneohtrix Point Never - “Animals” (Singles Going Steady)

Smooth and uncanny, Oneohtrix Point Never's latest single entrances and intrigues.

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Ulrich Schnauss: No Further Ahead Than Today

Big, busy, melodic statements from an architect of populist electronic music.

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27 Oct 2016 // 1:15 AM

GAS: Box

Kompakt releases another GAS box set, one that is less comprehensive than its predecessor.

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