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Talented Vocalists Explore Melancholy Moods with Moby

Talented Vocalists Explore Melancholy Moods with Moby

Moby creates a series of melancholy soundscapes, along with some upbeat tunes, to highlight the collection of talented singers on Always Centered at Night.

Hermanos Gutiérrez Explore the Final Frontier on ‘Sonido Cósmico’

Hermanos Gutiérrez Explore the Final Frontier on ‘Sonido Cósmico’

In Sonido Cósmico, Hermanos Gutiérrez take to the stars, evoking the open spaces of an imagined Wild West and the even greater mystique of the final frontier.

Claire Rousay Shifts from Field Recordings to Quasi-Pop Ballads

Claire Rousay Shifts from Field Recordings to Quasi-Pop Ballads

Sentiment is a deeply melancholic work suffused with a gentle beauty in the emotions Claire Rousay expresses in the lyrics and the ambient delights.

Ambient Matters: The Best Ambient Albums of April 2024

Ambient Matters: The Best Ambient Albums of April 2024

April was a glorious stew for lovers of this music, and you’ll want to make sure to check out our new playlist showcasing this month’s best ambient entries.

Mary Lattimore and Walt McClements Create Order with the ‘Rain on the Road’

Mary Lattimore and Walt McClements Create Order with the ‘Rain on the Road’

Call it experimental or ambient: harpist Mary Lattimore and accordionist Walt McClements sonically ruminate on their repetitive cycle between life and music.

‘Ghosted II’ Continues Enigmatic Project Led by Oren Ambarchi

‘Ghosted II’ Continues Enigmatic Project Led by Oren Ambarchi

Ghosted II is the intensely cerebral successor to 2022’s Ghosted, with Oren Ambarchi’s ensemble plumbing the depths of post-rock and avant-jazz.

Hour’s ‘Ease the Work’ Is Hypnotic and Beautifully Strange

Hour’s ‘Ease the Work’ Is Hypnotic and Beautifully Strange

The latest release from Michael Cormier-O’Leary’s instrumental collective, Hour, is a deliberately paced work that’s peaceful and oddly disarming.

Josh Johnson’s ‘Unusual Object’ Is a Fascinating Record

Josh Johnson’s ‘Unusual Object’ Is a Fascinating Record

Celebrated saxophonist Josh Johnson infuses his music with various styles on this surprisingly accessible new LP of processed, ambient jazz.

Ambient Matters: The 15 Best Ambient Albums of March 2024

Ambient Matters: The 15 Best Ambient Albums of March 2024

This month’s best ambient/experimental releases yielded enough sublime music to send you drifting into transcendence for many moons to come.

MIZU Creates an Experimental Masterwork with ‘Forest Scenes’

MIZU Creates an Experimental Masterwork with ‘Forest Scenes’

As a composer and performer, MIZU embraces uncharted territory with her cello not so much in hand but working fully as an extension of her body and voice.

Maya Shenfeld Works on a Cosmic Scale with ‘Under the Sun’

Maya Shenfeld Works on a Cosmic Scale with ‘Under the Sun’

Under the Sun has a gravity that helps it stand out in the vast field of contemporary electronic music as Maya Shenfeld considers the magnitude of the cosmos.

Avi C. Engel Evokes Ancient to Modern Sounds on ‘Too Many Souls’

Avi C. Engel Evokes Ancient to Modern Sounds on ‘Too Many Souls’

Too Many Souls is the latest installment in Canadian alternative folk artist Avi C. Engel’s pursuit of “one long continuous song”.