Archive for the Ambient Category
5 Years after the New Age cult-classic album Music For Massage hit the shelves, it’s sequel was silently released. Never intended for consumer sale, Music For Massage II was only known to a select few masseuses and tape collectors. The very definition of esoteric. Musically, it’s both an homage to […]
Silent Season have carried the music of Submersion and mon0 independently before, but now the dub techno producers have teamed up to take their sound onto new plains of exploration. The sound palette is consistent with both their music and that of the label, but the familiar dancefloor tropes have […]
Super deep African / New Age / Minimalistic / Ambient crossover from Cabo Verde – Not the typical record, a beautiful listening experience Check! Originally conceived as a book of 6 poems that developed into a record released independently in 1986, Universo Da Ilha sits at the cross-section of many […]
Finders Keepers presents Denis Wise’s Wize Music, one of the most unique and unlikely exponents of the highly collectible genres of ambient electronics, experimental tape-music and PINA (Private Issue New Age). This English-born Jamaican-raised sound designer, artist and existentialist furrowed his own unblinkered path through lesser-charted electronic fields for many moons before […]
The Amsterdam-based duo Wanderwelle return to Silent Season with their second album. Gathering of the Ancient Spirits is inspired by the last years of the life of Paul Gauguin, which he spent on the islands of French Polynesia. The album tells the alternative history of his search for a land […]
Lawrence English and Alessandro Cortini issue Immediate Horizon, a live recording, made at the premiere of the piece, held at Kraftwerk in Berlin. Having become mutual admirers of each other’s work; English of Cortini’s Sonno (HOS 412CD, 2014) and Cortini of English’s Wilderness Of Mirrors (RM 460CD, 2014), the pair were very pleased to receive an invitation to […]
Scott Morgan’s second Loscil full-length, Submers, took inspiration from salvaged Time Life classical music albums and “the indelible mystery of submarines and the deep sea.” Composed using a custom-built Max / MSP sequencer—with no external samplers, synthesizers, or acoustic instruments involved—the limitations of the process shaped these masterful, minimal compositions. […]
First issued in 1978, ‘Music For Films’ was first promo’d a few years earlier in edition of 500 as a collection of potential pieces for filmmakers. This reissue of the official release features 18 gorgeous shorter form pieces (especially when compared with his tendency for durational works) that were intended […]
The first experiment into ambient music from eno, envisioned from his sick bed and involving small sections of pachelbel’s ‘canon in d major’ overlayed with others to create new variations. conducted and co-arranged with gavin bryars.
Unlike most of brian eno’s conceptually unified ambient projects, ‘ambient 4: on land’ is something of a patchwork. recorded in six studios between 1978 and 1982, the eight pieces – ranging between three to nine minutes in length – are a curious mixture of solo works for treated instruments and […]
Considered by many to be the ultimate ambient album, ‘music for airports’ is so delicate, lovely, and aesthetically moving, that it has been known to give rise to sensations of flying, being enfolded in warm blankets, or watching a vision take place in the heavens. if this sounds like an […]
An Island In The Moon is the perfectly-conceived minimal ambient project from Italian composers Pier Luigi Andreoni (Doubling Riders, ATROX) and Silvio Linardi. They take their name, Andreolina as a portmanteau of their names; both were deeply involved with the label Auf Dem Nil on which the album was originally […]
Originally released in 1993 as a CD for SILENT RECORDS, this was created for the Space Age Lounge, a technomystical chill room in Goa, India. The vinyl reissue includes 5 of the 7 original tracks on a single vinyl with 40 minutes of beautifully ambient chillout music.
Originally released in 1984, the post-industrial coldwave overtures of these dark ambient pioneers is on full display with their 13 song debut album
PRE RELEASE. THIS TITLE IS NOT AVAILABLE YET. CHRIS SPHEERIS & PAUL VOUDOURIS created this soothing album in 1982 consisting of 3 extended songs (with the title track clocking in at over 20 minutes) designed as healing music for patients engaged in biofeedback therapy for nervous disorders.
Mantled in reference to Dante’s Inferno, ‘Selva Oscura’ literally translates to ‘Twilight Forest’, a title which serves as metaphorical device for the way Basinski and English’s lives in transit have serendipitously crossed paths over the years between Zagreb, L.A., and Hobart, in a variety of situations. On another level it […]
The first in the Rimarimba series, 1983’s Below The Horizon, features Robert Cox in exploratory mode, figuring out exactly how to make his music. There’s a pleasure in hearing how he feels out the parameters of his aesthetic, here – there’s a boxy minimalism, slightly clunky and charming with it, […]
After his two 7″ releases on STAR CREATURE, OURRA drops an 8 track LP full of lush soundscapes composed of vintage synths and thematic astro vibes. This is true to the modern funk style and movement-a mix of futuristic spaced out deep house and vintage analog Balaeric boogie grooves.
Inner River delivers their self-titled debut which is a ten-track journey of beautiful ambient, down-tempo rhythms and otherworldly atmospheres. This mysterious dream world sounds complex, emotive, mystic and elegant. It’s a personal story that remains interesting until the very end.
Francis Harris’s Scissor & Thread offers another exercise in subtlety and restraint by the emerging talents of Nadia Khan. “In Gleam” is a beautifully evocative drift into ambient textures — rising pads and occasion bass tones combine to set an exquisite scene. “Local Visit” is a collaboration with label boss […]
The 6th release of Ville Nouvelle. Music for Five Post Cards brings together five artists from across the globe. both old and new to the label. The compilation materialises as a musical ballad. 40 minutes long. and evoking feelings of travel and the contemplation of nature. In the continuity of […]