ambient pop

Haunted By the Sky: The Secret History of Tor Lundvall’s Ambient Pop

Haunted By the Sky: The Secret History of Tor Lundvall’s Ambient Pop

With a decades-long career of crafting ambient material as flexible in tone as it is in scope, a new box set reveals secrets to Tor Lundvall’s unknown catalog.

Gareth Koch and Martin Kennedy Soundtrack the Great Beyond on ‘Music in the Afterlife’

Gareth Koch and Martin Kennedy Soundtrack the Great Beyond on ‘Music in the Afterlife’

On Music in the Afterlife, Martin Kennedy and Gareth Koch put themselves in the running for an impossible task to make a soundtrack for eternal bliss.

Tor Lundvall’s Moody Mastery Continues Unabated on ‘Beautiful Illusions’

Tor Lundvall’s Moody Mastery Continues Unabated on ‘Beautiful Illusions’

The master of moodiness Tor Lundvall returns with Beautiful Illusions, a sad but sometimes gorgeous collection of breathless ambient wallowing.

Elena Setién’s ‘Unfamiliar Minds’ Basks in Quietly Foreboding Minimalism

Elena Setién’s ‘Unfamiliar Minds’ Basks in Quietly Foreboding Minimalism

Immersion into Elena Setién’s Unfamiliar Minds is not unlike watching a bowl being coaxed into shape on a potter’s wheel. The slightest touches can send it in another direction.

Saint Etienne Return With ‘I’ve Been Trying to Tell You’

Saint Etienne Return With ‘I’ve Been Trying to Tell You’

The first album in four years from the British pop aesthetes sounds distinctly like Saint Etienne, which is ironic given some of the source material.

How the Post-Britpop Era Influenced Saint Etienne’s New Album

How the Post-Britpop Era Influenced Saint Etienne’s New Album

Saint Etienne’s Bob Stanley talks about their new LP I’ve Been Trying to Tell You, vaporwave, and how to be cool in your middle age.

Cigarettes After Sex Resurface With Another Smoldering Collection of Libidinous Lullabies on ‘Cry’

Cigarettes After Sex Resurface With Another Smoldering Collection of Libidinous Lullabies on ‘Cry’

Brooklyn dream pop darlings, Cigarettes After Sex re-emerge from the touring circuit with their second record of lust, longing, and nicotine-stained regret.

Irmin Schmidt Tells His Story of Can

Irmin Schmidt Tells His Story of Can

If All Gates Open isn't the full picture of Irmin Schmidt and Can, then the real McCoy must give one a hernia.

Titanics: Soft Treasure