Archive | Ambient

Tor lays down an eclectic, low-end wonderland ahead of Lightning In A Bottle [Mix]

Amidst a blanket of monotony in the bass world, Tor has risen as one of the new wave of forward-thinking talent introducing an aural breath of fresh air. The producer wriggled his way into the spotlight not too long ago thanks in part to Emancipator, and quickly made a name for himself thanks to his […]

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Anjunadeep stumbles upon ambient gold in boerd [EP Review]

Curatorial excellence on Anjunadeep‘s part is evident in their newest signee, boerd. The James Grant-run imprint isn’t afraid to travel outside its usual deep and progressive confines every so often, and in this case has stumbled upon a promising ambient talent. Boerd’s debut EP on the label, Static, is intellectual and nuanced, playing around with […]

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Vancouver Sleep Clinic – Ayahuasca

Vancouver Sleep Clinic unveiled a stunning new ambient original titled, “Ayahuasca.” Melodic waves of tranquil bass and colorful, soothing vocals illuminate a glowing sound that unravels into a heavenly daydream masterpiece. Aptly named after the mind altering substance used as a traditional spiritual medicine in ceremonies among the indigenous peoples of the Amazon basin, Vancouver Sleep […]

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Anenon’s ‘Two for C’ is a hauntingly gorgeous refrain

Producer Brian Simon stuns on his latest release as Anenon. “Two for C” taps into the producer’s keen ability to weave disparate influences into cohesive, lush, and atmospheric pieces. The hauntingly ethereal track shimmers with otherworldly beauty as almost elegiac instrumental melodies carry it forward.If “Two for C” is any indication, Simon’s forthcoming EP Tongue — out February […]

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Jono Ma & Dreems release ambient beauty, ‘Can’t Stop My Dreaming (Of You)’

Australian dream team Jono Ma (of Jagwar Ma) and Angus Gruzman (of Dreems and Die Orangen) present The Dreemas, an EP that will be out mid-January via Kompakt. Jono Ma and Dreems have teamed up to create a minimalist piece full of ambient vibes and glowing melodies. “Can’t Stop My Dreaming” is notable for its […]

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Christian Löffler stuns in remix on Superpoze’s ‘For We the living’

Earlier this year, the German-enthraller Christian Löffler released a reworked edition of his 2016 album Mare. Brimming with ethereal material, one of its particular standouts was a piano-driven take on “Haul” from the French artist Superpoze. Now, the two are reworking with each other’s material once more as Superpoze’s just released a deluxe edition of his record, For We […]

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Illenium unveils immensely moving piano covers of ‘Awake’ tracks

Illenium has a uniquely evocative sound design and his rise in EDM is in large part thanks to his embodiment of the beautiful, more deeply introspective side of the genre. For years, the producer has opened the floodgates on gorgeous, sound design juxtaposed with melodic EDM style drops. With the release of his sophomore album […]

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Squarepusher constructs alien synths for Nintendo’s new NES system

Squarepusher has constructed some imaginative synth sounds for Nintendo’s latest classic console spawn—the Super NT—created by Analogue. The Seattle based video game hardware company known as Analogue is dubbing the console as “a reimagining of perhaps the greatest video game system of all time,” and their new boot-up tune summons nostalgic memories of playing Super Nintendo in […]

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Post Malone – Congratulations (Filous Remix)

After having just delivered a diverse testament to his exuberant production penchant with a new EP — For Love — Dutch singer-songwriter Filous quickly followed suit with an impassioned rework of Cimo Fränkel’s “Never Give Up.” Now, the rising artist has enhanced one of the hottest songs of 2016 with his own approach, and it’s a stirring assemblage of vocal ambiance […]

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Post Malone – Congratulations (Filous Remix)

After having just delivered a diverse testament to his exuberant production penchant with a new EP — For Love — Dutch singer-songwriter Filous quickly followed suit with an impassioned rework of Cimo Fränkel’s “Never Give Up.” Now, the rising artist has enhanced one of the hottest songs of 2016 with his own approach, and it’s a stirring assemblage of vocal ambiance […]

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Koronis releases poignant neo-classical piece, ‘Winter’

Jesse Woolston’s Koronis project continues to evolve and adapt at an alarming rate. The New Zealand born, LA-based sound designer and composer first caught our attention with his cinematic drum ‘n’ bass album, The Replicant, back in 2015. Following up with his cerebral concept album Circuits in 2017, he demonstrated a deeper understanding of psychoacoustics, told through the […]

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Shrimpnose unveils emotive new EP, ‘dawn’

Art somberly mirrors life on Minnesotan producer shrimpnose’s latest offering, the just over eleven minute “dawn (ep).” The artist commemorates his late friend Donnie’s life on the new ambient EP through melancholic yet hopeful soundscapes.Gradually processing grief over its emotive five tracks, the “dawn” EP opens with the lo-fi title track. After the third minute mark, the first breezy tune […]

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Heathered Pearls unveils an exuberant apex of ambient techno on ‘Detroit, MI 1997-2001’

The Ghostly International artist Heathered Pearls has released an exuberant techno EP — Detroit, MI 1997-2001 — that acts as a follow up to his 2015 album Body Complex and a more recent remix of Tycho‘s “Divison.”Detroit, MI 1997-2001 is a love letter to the city of Detroit. It’s a pulsating melange of both meandering and meticulously crafted ambient techno, pulsating in a fashion that’s very much akin to […]

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Baile releases haunting ambient soundcore album ‘Patient History’

Reed Kackley, better known as Baile, has released a new ambient album, Patient History. The album serves as an ambient backdrop for NYC-based dancer Natalie Johnson’s movement memoire of the same name. Johnson’s memoire is a solo interpretive dance act produced and enacted herself in which she creates a physical manifestation of Baile’s symphonic melodies. In Johnson’s words, ‘Patient History’ is “the estrangement and […]

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Flitz&Suppe joins Tusken. for collaborative downtempo hip-hop album, ‘Nomads Void’

Flitz&Suppe and Tusken.’s music is on an entirely different wavelength.It should come as no surprise then that the latter group is named after the fictional Sand people’s language of the Star Wars universe. The artists internalized that nomadic inspiration into an exploratory downtempo hip-hop work named Nomads Void. The result is a celestial hip-hop collection that is an instrumental amalgamation sure to blast those […]

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Beyond the Booth 008: Tontario talks nature photography and brooding soundscapes on new ‘From Below’ EP

Beyond the Booth is a feature dedicated to the hidden side of artists that exists outside electronic music— a side rarely discussed with those outside their immediate circle. We venture “beyond the booth,” so to speak, and dive into their deepest passions that tie into their unique personalities. After some self-introspection, each participant then returns to […]

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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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