A diverse eight-track album by PurpleAndroid from Exeter, UK who connects many dots in the genre landscape. A urban field recording opens “The Bampfylde Headphase” that gathers speed with caustic breaks, while vehement current affairs report “Superspreader” is loaded with big beat wobbles and “Ion Curtain” is setting sail to
“Fenno Pagan Ritual” affirms Finland’s prominent position in the per capita ranking of electronic artists. The digital compilation, curated by Empath and released in trans-European collaboration by the Underdub Records from Portugal, cuts across many genres of electronic music and serves different moods with many quality tracks. For floor conquest,
Hardly any daylight penetrates the depths of “A Warm Place”, which is furnished with low frequency roars of unknown species. So begins Tomas Jirku’s new album “A Philosophical Enquiry Into The Synesthetic Experience Of Touching The Sublime”, as the full title reads on the sleeve. Released on Canada’s Silent Season,
Not sure if there’s any empirical evidence that during the pandemic people’s preferences turned to ambient music. Might be, because of its mostly relaxing nature and I have to admit that a number of the genre’s new releases have sparked my interest, either as arrivals in my collection or finds
Appearances could be deceptive. A Bandcamp release with three long tracks of about 45 minutes in total and abstract photo artwork by Hannes Unt, “Polar Night Jet” looks like another journey in the fields of ambient. It’s confirmed by the first tones of the opener “Arcus Cloud”, when gleaming sound
“Junk DNA” is the first album of Dibu-Z, published on the acclaimed electro label Dominance Electricity where the German producer had previously appeared on a compilation. Quite surprisingly, the artist debuted already in early 2000’s when he was connected to the tiny label Klangnet. The best tracks are placed at
Being an offshoot of the Indigo Area label, ÆX is a series of hand-stamped limited editions that has reached already the tenth release, which give a peek into Amsterdam’s local scene. A few artists have been featured in previous samplers too and here’s a reminder about the catalog’s number nine.
***** Bartosz Kruczyński – Baltic Beat II (Growing Bin Records GBR019 – 2019) The record sleeve promises agri ambient: scattered straw balls in a serene rural landscape under fluffy clouds, in a beautiful day at the harvest peak. This adorable view painting pictures from my childhood creates the first impression