Meandering from one end of the spectrum to the other, with a few surprises along the way: the DreamScenes Autumn selection features Thomas Ragsdale, Dat Rayon, Max Richter, Asid & Banabila, Evan Caminiti, Gaap Kvlt, Jos Smolders, Lone Echo, Gideon Wolf, Ariadne and Mauro Beltrán … Read More →
“Somehow, in Europe, over the last century, as complexity and inaccessibility became equated with intelligence and the avant-garde, we lost something along the way. Modernism gave us so many stunning works, but we also lost our lullabies.”
Long-form compositions are a challenge to a composer, because he (she) has to deal with the audience’s relatively short attention span: not many people will be able to focus and keep their concentration for 4 hours or even more. For this reason, it is no surprise that long-form experiments are often found in the realm of ambient music. Ánd that they are often dealing with ‘sleep’ – which instantly solves the attention span problem too. … Read More →
In case you are wondering about the recent lack of activity here: don’t worry – there’s a good reason for that:
Apart from the short holiday I enjoyed, I am now busy preparing an exciting project to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Ambientblog, later this year.
Details will follow soon – and it will definitely be worth the wait!
(And to fill the gap: here’s a Mixcloud link to the archive of radio shows I compiled for NPS Folio from 2006 until 2009). … Read More →
Slowly preparing for autumn with the sounds of Umchunga, Ten, Erik Wøllo, Blaine Todd, Spheruleus (& Friends), S.E.T.I., Farbeak, Evan Caminiti, Offthesky & Pleq, Tatsuro Kojima, Dag Rosenqvist and Graveyard Tapes. … Read More →
It was Brian Eno who once described ambient music as ‘music that is as ignorable as it is interesting’ – but it may very well be Kenneth Kirschner taking this concept to the extreme.
“Time, space, repetition, pattern, the very very big and the very very small. There’s an effort to be a part of the continuum and to recognize it, to try to remove the self if possible in a recognition of the bigger things. Also, neither of us is afraid of the dark.” … Read More →
Michael Fahres presents a radically different vision on ‘environmental music’; Miguel Isaza manages to find a balance between the temporal and the eternal; Naviar Records demonstrate that a community can generate strong (or even stronger) results; and: the introducton of a new series exploring the lively Polish experimental electronic underground scene. … Read More →
The warm, soft voice of Anne Garner guides you into (and out of) a dreamy hour of sounds also including Nils Frahm, Bruno Sanfilippo, Leonardo Rosado, Michel Banabila, Söll, Yamaoka, Aes Dana, Miktek and Fabio Perletta.
Visiting sacred spaces with Giulio Aldinucci, the spaces in-between with Arovane and Hior Chronik, a minimalist collaboration by Jeremy Young and Aaron Martin, and finally ending up in a strange ‘Cävv’ from Portugal! … Read More →
On Jump Cuts, Banabila presents a return-to-style to the music that bears his unique personal trademark.
The kind of patchwork sounds he created for previous albums like Voiznoiz and Precious Images – the kind of music that also perfectly fits theatre, dance, documentary or movies soundtracks. … Read More →