Archive | Ambient

Emancipator taps into his scopious musical roots on the exemplary ‘Baralku’ [Album Review]

Soon It Will Be Cold Enough… that Doug Appling will need to retreat indoors to adhere to a pattern that has long defined the perennial producer since he debuted his Emancipator moniker eleven years ago. This pattern of silent introspection is one that has, in turn, allotted an intimate offering of landscapist, waning, sonic multitudes. Like a bear emerging from […]

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Big Gigantic release annual ‘Winter Chill Mix’ Vol. 4 [Free Download]

With the advent of winter comes a dearth of the massive festivals that define the warmer months so thoroughly. Luckily for those in the dance music community, the colder months often bring some new fiery, high-profile mixes to warm the soul. From RL Grime’s chilling Halloween IV mix to Excision’s heated Shambhala mix (out November […]

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tyDi releases second single off of orchestral album, ‘Collide’ [STREAM]

tyDi will adopt an orchestral aesthetic on Collide, the forthcoming album that will double as both an early 2018 release and an exposition of tyDi’s foray into an alternative technical approach. The 12-track product seeks to merge electronic and orchestral tones, constructing a “sonic narrative” related via “precise composition, progressive musicality, intelligent sound design, layered […]

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Kompakt releases adroit ‘Pop Ambient 2018’ compilation series

The latest installment in Kompakt‘s best-known, annual Pop Ambient series has arrived.Pop Ambient 2018 serves as the newest installment in the long-running series, complete with 12 new tunes from Kompakt record affiliates such as The Orb, Jens-Uwe Beyer, Kaito, and Mikkel Metal. Compiled by Kompakt’s co-founder Wolfgang Voigt, the sweeping, new atmospheric record is presented in both digital and vinyl […]

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Stream Petit Biscuit’s soaring, cinematic debut album, ‘Presence’

Rising star Petit Biscuit has proven his talents for music production are developed well beyond his years. Classically trained in the cello since the age of five, Mehdi Benjelloun burst onto the dance music scene with his monumental remix of ODESZA‘s “Memories That You Call,” drawing comparisons of his cinematic sound design with that of the Seattle-based duo. […]

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Heathered Pearls unveils Detroit-tinged tribute ‘The Packard Plant’

From the time of his 2012 debut as Heathered Pearls onward, Polish-born and Detroit-raised Jakub Alexander has used his art — music, installations, and performances — to re-imagine pieces of his past and concurrently chart his future. Currently the head of A&R at the illustrious Ghostly International, Alexander will once again take off running with these same objectives with a new EP, Detroit, MI 1997-2001.Although, […]

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KRANE’s ‘Fallout’ LP has finally arrived

Years of cultivating a distinctive, heady bass sound have culminated into KRANE‘s debut album Fallout. The expansive project has been in the works for some time, during which he compiled all his influences into a cohesive body of work which he states represents “much of my personal sound and background developed over the years of […]

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Good Morning Mix: The Glitch Mob’s Justin Boreta delivers vibrant downtempo Dia de los Muertos mix

As one-third of The Glitch Mob, Justin Boreta has surely enjoyed the largest audience in Los Angeles’ burgeoning bass-driven ‘beat’ scene (alongside his band mates, ediT and ooah). When he’s not also busy as one-half Nastyways, the musician boasts his alternate, subtler solo project: Boreta.Boreta debuted his “Ondalinda” mix as an ambient solo performance during México’s Ondalinda Festival, on Dia […]

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Brian Eno teams up with My Bloody Valentine’s Kevin Shields for nine-minute ambient track

Electronic music’s great trailblazer, the venerable composer Brian Eno, has collaborated with My Bloody Valentine’s Kevin Shields on a new ambient track entitled “Only Once Away My Son.”Released as part of Adult Swim‘s seventh annual Singles program of exclusive tracks, the nine-minute sonic landscape marks the first time Eno and Shields — the frontman for […]

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Emancipator shares title track off forthcoming record, announces supporting ensemble tour

Emancipator enthralls many — time and time again — with his dulcetly-distinct tunes, as each outpouring explores a captivating niche of incomparable instrumental music.Now, comes the third track off his forthcoming LP Baralku, out November 17, which also serves as the title track to his fifth full-length via his own label, Loci Records.The classically trained artist’s forthcoming […]

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Emancipator shares title track off forthcoming record, announces supporting ensemble tour

Emancipator enthralls many — time and time again — with his dulcetly-distinct tunes, as each outpouring explores a captivating niche of incomparable instrumental music.Now, comes the third track off his forthcoming LP Baralku, out November 17, which also serves as the title track to his fifth full-length via his own label, Loci Records.The classically trained artist’s forthcoming […]

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Nicolas Jaar set to release ambient album

Nicolas Jaar is set to release a new ambient album.The announcement for the new LP came via Twitter on October 23, after the artist announced two last-minute gigs — both set for The Kitchen in Manhattan through his record label, Other People.Jaar shared he’ll perform two sets in the evening of October 24, also featuring a book launch with Maziyar Pahlevan […]

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Listen to Oregon Eclipse live sets from CloZee, Bassnectar, Minnesota, and more

A considerable amount of time has passed since the Oregon Eclipse Gathering,  but exclusive sets continue to appear online as artists upload their live acts or, in some cases, even go as far as to re-record their sets.Now former attendees and eclipse chasers from around the globe can now enjoy sets from the likes of Bassnectar, Minnesota, CloZee, and […]

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Tycho debuts stunning Tarkovsky-inspired visuals for ‘Glider’

Each and every artistic endeavor from Scott Hansen, known musically as the Ghostly International artist Tycho, solidifies his status as an artistic mastermind of this generation. Following this notion are the designer’s cinematically-aligned live visuals for his tune “Glider,” off 2016’s Epoch. Created as an homage to the visionary Russian filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky — the creative force behind films such as Ivan’s Childhood, […]

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Maya Jane Coles delivers dynamic third EP from her album, ‘Take Flight’

Maya Jane Coles shares yet another round of breakthrough releases, offering up several noteworthy tracks in the form of Darkside  — her third official EP off her critically-acclaimed double album, Take Flight. Each work represents the producer’s magnetic ability to captivate truly independent and forward thinking sounds, sharing vocals from singer-songwriter Chelou on the newly edited track, “Darkside”.Released via I/AM/ME Records, Maya chose an […]

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Tipper releases multi-dimensional glitch-hop masterpiece with 4-track EP ‘Lattice’

UK producer Dave Tipper has been relatively quite since his solar eclipse special event, 4321, held last month in central Missouri. Now, the “godfather of glitch” has climbed out of the woodworks to release his 4-track EP, Lattice.Chock full of material that the producer has been playing at his themed gatherings over the past year, Lattice does a tremendous […]

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Caribou’s Dan Snathi drops second Daphni LP, the poised ‘Joli Mai’

Caribou‘s Dan Snaith has finally released his second full-length album under his club-focused Daphni moniker. For years, Snaith’s been quietly creating evocatively pulsing, disco-bounded instrumentals. Joli Mai, out now on Snaith’s own Jiaolong label, deals out a thrilling array of these numbers by way of its 12 tracks.Joli Mai includes extended versions of material previously featured in Snaith’s […]

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Sunday Morning Medicine: unwind with the smoothest tunes in the galaxy

Sunday Morning Medicine is an eclectic playlist for the chill at heart. Curated weekly, chillers of divergent tastes Alexandra Blair and Michael Cooper bring you a selection of tracks to relax to. Our editorial feature highlights the cream of the crop, but you can follow the official playlist on Spotify. Fresh off the release of his first album in four years, Shigeto […]

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Life and Death announces experimental compilation series ‘from a long-aborted film’ out in November

Italian record label and event brand  Life and Death is set to release its first installment in a new compilation series titled Displaced Soundtracks, out Nov. 3.According to the label, the LP “gathers music from a long-aborted film,” with the archetypal soulful dance music and post-rock aesthetic the label’s become akin to over the years.Displaced Soundtracks will feature a […]

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Jan Amit – Lumen_Nation

The age of electronic is in full effect — more people have access to computers and music-making software than ever, while music as a whole is moving into a fully digital direction as arts programs and classical training become a lost art. While this move comes with many positive side effects, one of which is […]

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