Although partying and club going was very limited in 2020, there were several tracks that would have worked on the floor or were just neat tunes for humming along. Distinctive in hindsight, to be remembered in a blind test in a few years time and ‘catchy’ in a good sense.Read More →

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 →

***** 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 impressionRead More →

About three years after the group’s second EP on Athens based Lower Parts, Anopolis collective has launched a self-titled label with five new tracks rooted in the essentials of electronic music. In the Greek scene and beyond, Anopolis from Thessaloniki could be called a supergroup with members like Drum MachineeRead More →

D. Tiffany “Feel U” by Planet Euphorique Buy vinyl from Boomkat (UK) Buy vinyl from Decks (DE) Buy vinyl from Clone (NL)   A breeze of change from Vancouver When thinking about electronic music from the Vancouver area, firstly the ambient outpost Silent Season comes to my mind, even whenRead More →

 Buy vinyl / DL from Bandcamp Buy vinyl from Juno (UK) Buy vinyl from Hard Wax (DE)   A techno flagship breaking the silence It was a mid-nineties trip to London when I picked up both parts of Air Liquide’s “Abuse Your Illusions” and since then these two slabs of vinylRead More →