Rolling ambient/chill out/drone/moodz thread: from 2010s 'til infinity!

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I think we should have a separate thread for this stuff, because the bobbins and techno albums threads aren't really the best place to discuss it.

Tuomas, Thursday, 17 December 2015 13:04 (three years ago) Permalink

I don't think the discussion should be limited to stuff that's just come out, but preferably we should talk about newish records, so this doesn't just turn into old fogeys reminiscing the glory days of FAX and Rising High and em:t.

Tuomas, Thursday, 17 December 2015 13:09 (three years ago) Permalink

To get the ball rolling, here's my top 8 ambient albums of 2015 (partially copy+pasted from the techno albums thread):

1. Raw C + Pharmakustik ‎– Anamorph Specimens
* Excellent, droney and acid-tinged ambient techno (think of early Air Liquide and Khan & Walker albums) from Atom Heart's new label, No. If you buy this from their Bandcamp page, you get a 20-minute bonus ambient remix by Material Object, which is dope too.

2. Anna Thorvaldsdottir ‎– In the Light of Air
* An excellent modern classical album from this Icelandic composer, peformed by International Contemporary Ensemble. It's droney and minimal but not discordant, so good listening for ambient lovers. The package also includes a surround mix on Bluray, which I feel is the preferable medium for this kind of music, if you just happen to have a 5.1. speaker set.

3. Thomas P. Heckmann – Ghosts
* I think this is the first "proper" ambient album by this legendary producer and gearhead. Ghosts looks and sounds like a soundtrack to some imaginary science horror film, some cold and harsh dark ambient with occasional beats; simply put, it succeeds in doing what the Monolake album of the same name didn't quite achieve.

4. & 5. Omni Vu Deity - Vuunayatu & Nuiemu Rift
* These two albums are pretty much the opposite of "Ghosts", light and colourful and breezy ambient. They're supposedly inspired by, respectively, Polynesian and African music, but I'm not sure if I hear those influences, except for some gentle percussion samples and occassional disembodied voices, so you don't have to fear cultural appropriation here.

6. Lorenzò Montana - Vari Chromo
* Mr. Montanà has been on fire lately, releasing several quality ambient and IDM albums in the last two years. This one sounds like old-fashioned "home listening techno" with its syncopated beats and moody synth melodies, so nothing groudn-breaking, but boy is this guy great at producing it.

7. Material Object + Ishq ‎– Invisible Light
* These two acts from the opposite ends of ambient music, with Ishq specializing in soothing cosmic sounds, and Material Object in metallic drones. As expected, the result of their collaboration is somewhere in between, but it works. This one is also on No.

8. Lorenzo Montanà ‎– Nihil
* Another quality release from this guy, this album is more ambient and long-form than Vari Chromo. Some lovely, subdued and organic vibes to be found.

Tuomas, Thursday, 17 December 2015 13:27 (three years ago) Permalink

not really bought much ambient this year, but here are a few i have and enjoyed

in no particular order

- synkro - changes : old school synths and 90s ambient-techno mellow grooves on r&s. generic at times, but very pleasant

- jens-ewe beyer - emissary : released on the newly launched kompakt ambient label offshoot, kompakt pop ambient, that's for artist albums (as opposed to the pop ambient compilations). very sunday morning vs vangelis, featuring acoustic instruments mixed in amongst the usual ear candy synthetics.

- the orb - moonbuilding : this year i hit the kompakt groove hard. and this 2015 release hit the spot perfectly.

- sherwood and pinch - late night endless : not exactly ambient, but very laid back late night bass heavy dubbed out brilliance.

- lee bannon - pattern of excellence - cant recall too much about this, but i enjoyed upon its release.

- pop ambient 2015 - yes, more of the same, but when in the mood, this stuff is very addictive.

mark e, Thursday, 17 December 2015 13:50 (three years ago) Permalink

I haven't really paid attention to them recently, but are the Ultimae artists still doing good stuff?

Siegbran, Thursday, 17 December 2015 14:03 (three years ago) Permalink

I found the Jens-Uwe Beyer EP that just came out (Amor dark pink tencel satin suit) a lot more engaging than Emissary, which didn't really click with me at all tbh.

a cruet of destiny (seandalai), Thursday, 17 December 2015 14:06 (three years ago) Permalink

Thanks for the recommendations, Mark! Synkro in particular sounds like it's right up my alley, so I'll have to check that one out.

Tuomas, Thursday, 17 December 2015 14:49 (three years ago) Permalink

If we can recommend stuff that's a bit older, last year Oliver Lieb released Inside Voices (on Psychonavigation), his first ambient record in 20 years, and it's amazing! Pretty much my favourite "proper" ambient album of this decade. Like his 90s ambient music on Recycle or Die, this is cosmic and completely beatless, but it's not soothing and warm, rather than ominous and cold. If you can imagine Lovecraftian sense of cosmic dread put into music, this would be quite close. One track is called "Spooky Action at a Distance", which I think summarizes neatly what the album is all about.

Tuomas, Thursday, 17 December 2015 15:06 (three years ago) Permalink

Kevin Drumm's Tannenbaum is so majestic, i can rarely bypass it for anything else on dark winter nights. ditto Imperial Distortion. samples available on bandcamp.

gareth "gaz" coombes (mattresslessness), Thursday, 17 December 2015 15:40 (three years ago) Permalink

hmmmmmm, is this where i put my pretty, coffee-table beats listening (like say this years EPs from Shigeto, Made of Oak, monte booker)?

expertly crafted referential display name (Jordan), Thursday, 17 December 2015 16:05 (three years ago) Permalink

Sure!

Tuomas, Thursday, 17 December 2015 21:15 (three years ago) Permalink

glad tuomas said that !
tis his thread, but i am all about coffee table beats ..
anything that is recommended that i can buy in a high street music emporium the better i.e. fopp/hmv/rise

mark e, Thursday, 17 December 2015 21:20 (three years ago) Permalink

http://glisteningexamples.bandcamp.com/album/oxidation-states

just heard this today.. thick, beautiful mass laden with troubling dissonances and delightful timbres. varied tonal zones, heavy vibes throughout

braunld (Lowell N. Behold'n), Thursday, 17 December 2015 22:32 (three years ago) Permalink

I mentioned it in the Ethereal/Goth thread, where it didn't really belong other than being released by Projekt, but Stratosphere's Aftermath is really, really good in 2015:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZOCE_xNuMeQ

erry red flag (f. hazel), Friday, 18 December 2015 00:36 (three years ago) Permalink

My favorite ambient record of the year was Jonas Munk's Absorb/Fabric/Cascade--really lovely stuff.

Also Chihei Hatakeyama released I think five albums this year, most of them good, but his collaboration with Federico Durand, magical Imaginary Child, was the tops.

Other runners up: Jefre Cantu-Ledesma's A Year with 13 Moons and Sam Prekop's last album, which wasn't really ambient but was all modular synth stuff. Chris Bissonnette put out a nice one on Kranky, too.

sctttnnnt (pgwp), Friday, 18 December 2015 04:26 (three years ago) Permalink

basinski: cascade - pulls the same strings he always does, the ones that walk you over to stare at the rain on the window

kaitlyn aurelia smith: tides - you just woke up and you can float above the heap of thoughts on suspended waves of synthesis for a little while, calmly

home organ, Friday, 18 December 2015 05:13 (three years ago) Permalink

some of my favs from 2015 (these are all on Spotify in the US):

Sarah Davachi – Qualities of Bodies Permanent: incredible psychedelic analog synth/mellotron/flute drones, everyone should listen to this
https://ctatsu.bandcamp.com/album/qualities-of-bodies-permanent

Ryuichi Sakamoto / Illuha / Taylor Dupree – Perpetual: delicate and beautiful microsounds
https://12kmusic.bandcamp.com/album/perpetual

Benoît Pioulard – Sonnet
https://pioulard.bandcamp.com/album/sonnet

Thore Pfeiffer – Im Blickfeld

Ken Camden – Dream Memory

Steve Hauschildt – Where All Is Fled

miss me belial (crüt), Friday, 18 December 2015 05:42 (three years ago) Permalink

Oh yeah I like that Kaitlin Aurelia Smith album too. She has another one, Euclid, that's also very good.

sctttnnnt (pgwp), Friday, 18 December 2015 05:43 (three years ago) Permalink

I want to like Euclid more but when i listen to it I hear a lot of sounds I really don't like! especially the chipmunk vocals. there are some parts that sound cool to me but too much of it just grates

miss me belial (crüt), Friday, 18 December 2015 06:01 (three years ago) Permalink

I really love that Jonas Munk record though

miss me belial (crüt), Friday, 18 December 2015 06:04 (three years ago) Permalink

yeah sarah davachi is great

the late great, Friday, 18 December 2015 06:06 (three years ago) Permalink

Benoît Pioulard – Sonnet
https://pioulard.bandcamp.com/album/sonnet

This one is great. I love to put it loud on speakers and let these beautiful sounds fill the room.

The Perils album is pretty enjoyable too (Perils = Benoit Pioulard + Kyle Bobby Dunn)

moans and feedback (Dinsdale), Friday, 18 December 2015 09:49 (three years ago) Permalink

Ryuichi Sakamoto / Illuha / Taylor Dupree

yeah cosign on this.

Max Richter Sleep is excellent although I must admit I haven't sat through the entire eight hours of it yet.

Any love here for the Northern Electronics label? Acronym, Föd Dödd, Varg (no not *that* Varg).

Siegbran, Friday, 18 December 2015 10:07 (three years ago) Permalink

On the "Sleep" note, Robert Rich recently released a Bluray which compiles two extra-long "sleep music" pieces by him, the 7 hour "Somnium", which was previously released in 2001 on DVD, and the 8 hour "Perpetual". which is a new piece. They're meant to be used as background music to doze off to; I've done that on my sofa, and the music certainly works well like that. But considering the length, they're also suprisingly rich in tecture... Obviously, on the surface level they are very slow and unmoving, otherwise they wouldn't serve the sleep function properly, but there's a lot going on beneath the surface.

http://www.discogs.com/Robert-Rich-Perpetual-A-Somnium-Continuum/release/6204275

Tuomas, Friday, 18 December 2015 11:10 (three years ago) Permalink

"tecture" = "texture"

Tuomas, Friday, 18 December 2015 11:11 (three years ago) Permalink

After being inactive for almost ten years, Northaunt returned this year and Istid I-II should be a sure thing for anyone who liked Biosphere's 'arctic' period.

Siegbran, Friday, 18 December 2015 12:14 (three years ago) Permalink

e/tape

https://soundcloud.com/etape/t-12

saer, Friday, 18 December 2015 12:18 (three years ago) Permalink

http://www.touchmusic.org.uk/images/245x/TO48.jpg

a classic

also, https://noticerecordings.bandcamp.com/album/i-hope-you-like-the-universe

came out this year, very finely detailed and subtle.

gotta second Imperial Distortion (Drumm), it's both airy and massive sounding.. definitely heavier than the Toral stuff, but calming in its massiveness. still put it on to help me sleep

braunld (Lowell N. Behold'n), Friday, 18 December 2015 18:42 (three years ago) Permalink

n.b. leave off the last track, "we all get it in the end", for your sleepytime playlist

COOMBES (mattresslessness), Friday, 18 December 2015 18:45 (three years ago) Permalink

Haptic is also excellent.. fantastically detailed compositions. Abeyance, for instance, is very slight and airy on the surface but there's remarkable volume and detail to its makeup.

mattress.... i do it every time (take off that track), hah

braunld (Lowell N. Behold'n), Friday, 18 December 2015 18:47 (three years ago) Permalink

Jason Lescalleet's The Pilgrim has a similar 'surprise', sonically very similar. another hour-long piece worth getting familiar (it's on Bandcamp)

braunld (Lowell N. Behold'n), Friday, 18 December 2015 18:50 (three years ago) Permalink

kaitlyn aurelia smith: tides

Hey, thanks for recommending this, I bought it from Bandcamp. Like Crüt, I was a bit weirded out by some of the elements in "Euclid" (though I still like them if I'm in the right mood), but this is just excellent ambient music, so oceanic and soothing.

Tuomas, Friday, 18 December 2015 19:26 (three years ago) Permalink

Any love here for the Northern Electronics label? Acronym, Föd Dödd, Varg (no not *that* Varg).

i'm a fan, these are really really good:

http://www.discogs.com/Ulwhednar-Withatten-1892/master/635076

http://www.discogs.com/D%C3%85RFDHS-M%C3%B6rkret-Kylan-Tystnaden-Ensamheten/master/890509

lute bro (brimstead), Friday, 18 December 2015 20:48 (three years ago) Permalink

i'm prob repeating myself from the noize dude thread but

this is an absolute classic, everyone listen to it right now
http://www.discogs.com/Heathered-Pearls-Loyal/master/554972

lute bro (brimstead), Friday, 18 December 2015 20:50 (three years ago) Permalink

Thanks for starting the thread Tuomas!

MaresNest, Saturday, 19 December 2015 11:11 (three years ago) Permalink

Seraphim Rytm's Aeterna album is my fave ambient thing lately, it is apparently inspired by Tarkovsky and his obsession with water, like a lot of stuff on the Silent Season label it is very watery/evocative of nature type ambient.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7XKBTIMGk60

The New Faeces (xelab), Saturday, 19 December 2015 11:50 (three years ago) Permalink

yea I love that too

what are some other standouts on silent season? not too familiar

(⊙_⊙?) (original bgm), Saturday, 19 December 2015 20:40 (three years ago) Permalink

been playing this jack jutson album a lot lately:
https://youtu.be/_Zce6sKmbek

<3 how each track has some type of wind sound rustling around it

(⊙_⊙?) (original bgm), Saturday, 19 December 2015 20:43 (three years ago) Permalink

Oh yeah, that's good stuff.

lute bro (brimstead), Saturday, 19 December 2015 22:34 (three years ago) Permalink

Dream Carpets too

lute bro (brimstead), Saturday, 19 December 2015 22:34 (three years ago) Permalink

https://youtu.be/a4-HcZAa_Yo?list=PLN3rJSAGi0v3ryuJL7eQ5PGrc3J6ePpj5

http://www.discogs.com/Alva-Noto-Xerrox-Vol2/release/1610507

alva noto - xerrox vol. 2 -- similar to tim hecker's work, though it's more exquisite.. super-fine textures and tonal zones. volume 3 was released this year, but it doesn't feel so well-realized.

braunld (Lowell N. Behold'n), Saturday, 19 December 2015 22:45 (three years ago) Permalink

xxxp

There is an excellent Silent Season comp. Asc has made 2 excellent albums this year and I quite dig Purl and a couple of years back I absolutely loved the Segue album, their follow up - not on SS - wasn't much cop though. They are not the most prolific of labels but I really admire their commitment to such a good aesthetic.

The New Faeces (xelab), Saturday, 19 December 2015 23:11 (three years ago) Permalink

Wow @ this thread. So much to catch up on.

EveningStar (Sund4r), Sunday, 20 December 2015 00:02 (two years ago) Permalink

I'm serious about that Heathered Pearls album, it was one of those "I've been hearing this music in my head all my life" experiences

lute bro (brimstead), Sunday, 20 December 2015 00:06 (two years ago) Permalink

xerrox vol. 3 is fantastic imo, probably my favourite of 2015 in this vein

a cruet of destiny (seandalai), Sunday, 20 December 2015 01:18 (two years ago) Permalink

Asc has made 2 excellent albums this year

Yeah was about to mention that, I really liked Imagine The Future even though it sounds at times a bit too close to FSOL and Burial. Fervent Dream is the minimalist one, I have only just got that but sounds great on first listen.

Siegbran, Sunday, 20 December 2015 07:12 (two years ago) Permalink

If we can recommend stuff that's a bit older, last year Oliver Lieb released Inside Voices (on Psychonavigation), his first ambient record in 20 years, and it's amazing!

Speaking of techno artists releasing surprise ambient albums ...

http://editionsmego.com/release/EMEGO-215

NoTimeBeforeTime, Sunday, 20 December 2015 10:59 (two years ago) Permalink

I checked the Silent Season bandcamp page, but it seems all their CDs are sold out, even the one that came last month. :( And I'm not really into paying 12$ + taxes for a digital release alone. Do you have to like pre-order their stuff so you might get a copy?

Tuomas, Sunday, 20 December 2015 19:03 (two years ago) Permalink

I'm a big fan of Natalie Beridze/TBA, and enjoyed her ambient album this year, "Between The Naps," which also included her prepared piano pieces (not "prepared" in the John Cage sense, more like programmed via computer)
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLUSRfoOcUe4b-Ok7VE3lQNYCIiuA4b_Um

She's also on the Gacha album "Send Two Sunsets," which isn't entirely ambient, but is mostly downtempo/lush. One of my faves this year.
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLu6sgxcUkSyMfFg3kgEmZ5MSmFW_PWbkC

Michael F Gill, Sunday, 20 December 2015 19:24 (two years ago) Permalink

if only that surgeon was on cd.
sounds fantastic.

mark e, Sunday, 20 December 2015 20:14 (two years ago) Permalink

Leila is awesome! Her metal bands used to play in our basement. Will totalyl check that out, thanks.

sleeve, Thursday, 8 March 2018 23:08 (nine months ago) Permalink

FSOL seem like totally my shit but I just can't get into them.

brimstead, Thursday, 8 March 2018 23:10 (nine months ago) Permalink

i guess i really like the early ravey stuff.

brimstead, Thursday, 8 March 2018 23:11 (nine months ago) Permalink

Indo Tribe, Papua New Guinea etc

brimstead, Thursday, 8 March 2018 23:11 (nine months ago) Permalink

Indo Tribe, Papua New Guinea etc


Was a big fan back in the day, but Lifeforms never grabbed me then. For some reason I recently gave it another go and I really like what I guess is CD 1. I still can’t listen all the way through.

Dead Cities I think was their peak. It’s crazy how much material is on Spotify. I listened to a bit of “Environment Five” and found it pretty solid.

beard papa, Friday, 9 March 2018 01:52 (nine months ago) Permalink

https://patientsounds.bandcamp.com/album/ps099-daniel-klag-anticipation

highly recommend this if you're into warmer, more organic drone a la stars of the lid

na (NA), Wednesday, 21 March 2018 14:11 (eight months ago) Permalink

the new Forrest Fang album Scenes From a Ghost Train is rather nice, in particular the more percussive tracks.

calzino, Sunday, 25 March 2018 09:32 (eight months ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

Cheers for the Leila Abdul-Ralf recommendation- her new album is great. It's like she has zoomed into, and sonically expanded, the quieter spaces of a Movietone record.

The shard-borne beetle with his drowsy hums (Chinaski), Saturday, 21 April 2018 13:51 (seven months ago) Permalink

Terekke's album on Music From Memory is pure ambient bliss.. fields of soft warm synth pads. Check it!

brimstead, Saturday, 21 April 2018 16:03 (seven months ago) Permalink

(Improvisational loops it's called)

brimstead, Saturday, 21 April 2018 16:03 (seven months ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

Brian Eno has a new six-disc album available on Spotify, holy shit! I've been listening to it all morning, and it has been excellent so far.

davey, Thursday, 10 May 2018 20:47 (seven months ago) Permalink

Terekke's album on Music From Memory is pure ambient bliss.. fields of soft warm synth pads. Check it!

― brimstead, Saturday, 21 April 2018 16:03 (two weeks ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

this is excellent

boxedjoy, Friday, 11 May 2018 12:33 (seven months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

This is good

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t-R1mplBnO8

groovypanda, Tuesday, 12 June 2018 11:21 (six months ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

new alex zhang hungtai (dirty beaches) is good, constructed from manipulated sax

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S6Rx5BV-oSQ

lowercase (eric), Friday, 6 July 2018 18:46 (five months ago) Permalink

Nice stuff. Really like his LOVE THEME project, too.

Mince Pramthwart (James Morrison), Tuesday, 10 July 2018 04:04 (five months ago) Permalink

I've listened to this twice today, it's very nice.

calzino, Tuesday, 10 July 2018 21:37 (five months ago) Permalink

Sax as vast church organ

Mince Pramthwart (James Morrison), Wednesday, 11 July 2018 00:39 (five months ago) Permalink

Hilde Marie Holsen's Lazuli lp is another one made from similar parts (acoustic trumpet, electronic manipulation). It's definitely more on the chillout end of the EA/Improv spectrum.

calzino, Wednesday, 11 July 2018 08:49 (five months ago) Permalink

four weeks pass...

loving uon & alex zhang hungtai, thanks y'all

No organ. (crüt), Friday, 10 August 2018 13:22 (four months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

it's a couple years old but I've been listening to Legiac's Voynich Manuscript a lot lately. riyl documentaries about ancient aliens and/or the ambient bits on FSOL's ISDN and Dead Cities albums

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c3fJ1z9UUCs

ilxor-com-dog-meat-drawer-7-840-x-600.jpg (unregistered), Friday, 14 September 2018 00:59 (three months ago) Permalink

this compilation track from earlier this year is also excellent

ilxor-com-dog-meat-drawer-7-840-x-600.jpg (unregistered), Friday, 14 September 2018 01:01 (three months ago) Permalink

ooh I like the sound of this

com rad erry red flag (f. hazel), Friday, 14 September 2018 01:56 (three months ago) Permalink

Legiac also did this 4.5-hr mix of stuff which is really lovely: https://reviews.headphonecommute.com/2016/02/09/roel-funcken-the-voynich-manuscript-mix/

Mince Pramthwart (James Morrison), Friday, 14 September 2018 03:43 (three months ago) Permalink

i have nothing against funcken or this mix or anything, but we really need some standards regarding the term 'voynich manuscript'

mookieproof, Friday, 14 September 2018 04:02 (three months ago) Permalink

https://dreamcatalogue.bandcamp.com/track/fading-away

calstars, Tuesday, 25 September 2018 01:35 (two months ago) Permalink

Listening to Paul Jebanasam's Rites for the first time in ages (Friday night is party night, round here). Rites IV is a dirty great wall of BIG DREAD.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RRrurRtPPvk

Have the Rams stopped screaming yet, Lloris? (Chinaski), Friday, 28 September 2018 20:55 (two months ago) Permalink

thanks for that, Chinaski. it's 12:56 am and evil devil-worshiping dark ambient is just what I need right now

ilxor-com-dog-meat-drawer-7-840-x-600.jpg (unregistered), Saturday, 29 September 2018 04:56 (two months ago) Permalink

http://virtualdreamplazashop.bandcamp.com/album/this-is-where-i-am-right-now
Pure bliss from vwave HoFers golden living room and telepath

calstars, Tuesday, 2 October 2018 00:29 (two months ago) Permalink

https://soundcloud.com/beyondbelow/12-kyle-landstra

Liking this a lot this week.

toby, Tuesday, 2 October 2018 07:52 (two months ago) Permalink

dense high-mid-range drones from Japan with gentle percussive accents

https://muzaneditions.bandcamp.com/album/tsuka-no-ma

she carries a torch. two torches, actually (Joan Crawford Loves Chachi), Tuesday, 2 October 2018 12:07 (two months ago) Permalink

the new Pulse Emitter album of microtonal ambient music is fantastic!!

https://pulseemitter.bandcamp.com/album/xenharmonic-passages

crüt, Wednesday, 3 October 2018 13:59 (two months ago) Permalink

https://seilrecords.bandcamp.com/album/last-night

i keep returning to this collection of tracks.. made with old school, west coast modular synthesizers and Ciat Lonbarde instruments. it's relaxing

braunld (Lowell N. Behold'n), Thursday, 11 October 2018 17:47 (two months ago) Permalink

strong recommendation:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZNjY8Harv8&list=OLAK5uy_lS1EU5vWtoZRs-J9Ip2w5VIrm_CrplicE

Fifty Eleven Project is Kasper Bjørke documenting his emotional ride through a cancer diagnosis. Really beautiful stuff and not as bleak as you might expect from that premise. Strings by Davide Rossi.

ninthyoung, Saturday, 20 October 2018 11:28 (one month ago) Permalink

Biosphere has remastered Polar Sequences and is now selling the 500 copies pressed on double vinyl at band camp. This album is incredible if you give it time.

https://biosphere.bandcamp.com/album/polar-sequences-remastered

brotherlovesdub, Saturday, 20 October 2018 15:54 (one month ago) Permalink

It's reissued on CD too

brimstead, Saturday, 20 October 2018 19:56 (one month ago) Permalink

https://mlesprg.bandcamp.com/album/mount-vision - lovely, Fall time meditation

braunld (Lowell N. Behold'n), Saturday, 20 October 2018 20:47 (one month ago) Permalink

http://nightlighttapes.bandcamp.com/album/memories-you-never-had

calstars, Saturday, 20 October 2018 21:27 (one month ago) Permalink

Check out the untitled compilation on bbliss if you can. I think this label's run by Huerco S. It was released on cassette only a while ago which now sells for like £75 but got reissued on vinyl and MP3, so it's good

https://www.discogs.com/Various-bblisss/master/1300074

paolo, Sunday, 21 October 2018 10:14 (one month ago) Permalink

Fifty Eleven Project is Kasper Bjørke documenting his emotional ride through a cancer diagnosis. Really beautiful stuff and not as bleak as you might expect from that premise. Strings by Davide Ross.

This album is unbelievably beautiful.

Tim F, Monday, 22 October 2018 10:10 (one month ago) Permalink

Listening to this, too ^^. Beautiful.

Have the Rams stopped screaming yet, Lloris? (Chinaski), Tuesday, 23 October 2018 09:02 (one month ago) Permalink

Thirded, such bliss.

lbi's life of limitless european glamour (Le Bateau Ivre), Wednesday, 24 October 2018 12:19 (one month ago) Permalink

one month passes...

lazy sunday funerals ... remastered

https://marsenjules.bandcamp.com/album/lazy-sunday-funerals-remastered

in my top ... five? three? favorite ambient albums.

Uhura Mazda (lukas), Monday, 26 November 2018 05:45 (three weeks ago) Permalink

i'm so excited that it has cover art now. i got it legit free from autoplate.org fifteen years ago and have been listening to the same mp3s ever since.

Uhura Mazda (lukas), Monday, 26 November 2018 05:50 (three weeks ago) Permalink

thanks for the heads up on this! here's something I found in my periodic "sure, I'll buy your label discography at sixty percent off" binges and it's REALLY good - use of samples/found-sound in a very subtle & good way throughout

https://germanarmymusic.bandcamp.com/album/mangas-coloradas

she carries a torch. two torches, actually (Joan Crawford Loves Chachi), Monday, 26 November 2018 11:51 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Bought it, thanks.

If anyone checks out / knows Lazy Sunday Funerals, I'd be interested if you can recommend more ambient albums with a similar lightness to them. That sense of spaciousness and ease; the opposite of melodrama.

Uhura Mazda (lukas), Monday, 26 November 2018 19:20 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Really enjoying the German Army album, thanks

Uhura Mazda (lukas), Monday, 26 November 2018 20:59 (three weeks ago) Permalink

so glad you're digging it! yeah that "light ambient" is its own lookout, I'll dig around

she carries a torch. two torches, actually (Joan Crawford Loves Chachi), Wednesday, 28 November 2018 23:12 (three weeks ago) Permalink

https://eraldobernocchi.bandcamp.com/album/like-a-fire-that-consumes-all-before-it

this is rather nice, Eraldo Bernocchi's soundtrack to a Cy Twombly doc.

calzino, Monday, 10 December 2018 10:12 (one week ago) Permalink


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