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 findsRead More →

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 soundRead More →

From Deep Streams by plant43 Buy vinyl from Juno (UK) Buy vinyl from Rush Hour (NL) Buy vinyl from Redeye Records (UK)   Ambient journey from the Sentient City’s ambassador Having lately listened to “Calakka” from Juergen Junker’s stunning 2004 EP “You’re About To Be Moved”, for some reason IRead More →

Humans (EP – TM01) by Philipp Otterbach Buy vinyl from Juno (UK) Buy vinyl from HHV (DE)     Signals from the sector ‘8dÖdodfPw4s’ Syncom Data guys have started simultaneously two labels that already during the first audition don’t sound even remotely related to each other. While Westcoast Cruisers areRead More →

After Cloistral’s “Նվիրվածություն” mind-absorbing ambient deepness recorded in Armenia, another impressive release has landed on the Swedish outlet offworldcolonies ltd. with the title that translates like ‘if this is the end, it’s our last one’. The label’s fifth release comes from various artists, in a criminally limited run of ten cassettes thatRead More →

With echoing creak, the door opens to the world of abandonment, spider webs covering a metronome that sets the pace towards the midnight. Diabolical noises are gradually growing to hardly digestible sonic oppression where the crudity has its certain charm. Fifteen minutes of the A-side’s “Exav 2B” are a tourRead More →