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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.

The 10 Best Ambient Albums of 2023

The 10 Best Ambient Albums of 2023

In a digital landscape where consumption methods are constantly fracturing, leave it to the best ambient artists to excel and innovate despite impossible odds.

Animal Hospital’s ‘Shelf Life’ Is Intense, Layered Maximalism

Animal Hospital’s ‘Shelf Life’ Is Intense, Layered Maximalism

Under the moniker Animal Hospital, Kevin Micka unspools a potent mix of instrumental tension and experimentalism on his first full-length album in three years.

Massimo Pupillo’s Prayer for the Survival of the North Is a Haunting Ambient Masterpiece

Massimo Pupillo’s Prayer for the Survival of the North Is a Haunting Ambient Masterpiece

Massimo Pupillo’s Our Forgotten Ancestors takes the Sámi peoples of the Arctic Circle as its theme and inspiration for an instrumental tour-de-force.

The Nuanced History Eluvium’s Many Clockwork Fables

The Nuanced History Eluvium’s Many Clockwork Fables

Ambient maestro Matthew Robert Cooper (Eluvium) is two decades into his career, and on his latest LP, overcomes surprising obstacles physical and geographical.

The Sounds of the Fathers: An Interview With Codeine’s Chris Brokaw

The Sounds of the Fathers: An Interview With Codeine’s Chris Brokaw

Recording a series of guitar improvizations at a decommissioned Norwegian power plant is a tall order for any musician. For Chris Brokaw, it just makes sense.

The 10 Best Library Music Albums of 2022

The 10 Best Library Music Albums of 2022

The following ten best library music albums are bursting with largely instrumental, deeply cinematic tunes that’ll suit a gamut of possible occasions.

The 10 Best Ambient Albums of 2022

The 10 Best Ambient Albums of 2022

The post-pandemic flood of self-released ambient records has oversaturated the market in the best way: here are the best ambient albums of 2022.

Tommy Emmanuel and Mike Dawes Cover the 1975’s “Be My Mistake” (premiere)

Tommy Emmanuel and Mike Dawes Cover the 1975’s “Be My Mistake” (premiere)

Guitar virtuosos Tommy Emmanuel and Mike Dawes create a gorgeous rendition of The 1975’s “Be My Mistake”, a single from Accomplice Series Vol. 3.

How George FitzGerald Defied the Algorithm By Stargazing

How George FitzGerald Defied the Algorithm By Stargazing

In lockdown, George FitzGerald’s studio became stale. Yet a love of stargazing and the conversion of images into music resulted in a dynamic new album.

Los Bitchos Are Ready to ‘Let the Festivities Begin’!

Los Bitchos Are Ready to ‘Let the Festivities Begin’!

Los Bitchos brings together four women from different countries who create instrumental rock with a global vibe on Let the Festivities Begin!

Neo-Classical’s Olovson Composes the Evocative “Labyrinter” (premiere)

Neo-Classical’s Olovson Composes the Evocative “Labyrinter” (premiere)

Recalling the style of classical Romantic-era composition, “Labyrinter” is a nostalgic and moving piece from Swedish composer Olovson.