In an age when the personal is political feels as necessary as ever, we identify most with experimenters who transcend the throwing-shit-at-a-wall, banging-on-pots-and-cans approach. These artists occupy the earthly just as much as they occupy the mechanical and the celestial.
Ambient music has grown with the birth of streaming, ushering in big audiences to sounds both challenging and relaxing. Here are ten best records of the year that say so much without saying a word.
Ryuichi Sakamoto’s ‘Async: Remodels’ Is One of Those Rare Remix Albums That Enhances the Original Recording
Ryuichi Sakamoto's async sounds almost as good when it comes out the remix wringer as Async: Remodels.