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Entries on this site with 'soundscapes'

  • Matthew Collings - Silence is a Rhythm Too
    Matthew Collings (Scotland) has not only recorded and performed as a solo artist, but also worked together with Dag Rosenqvist (Jasper TX), Talvihorros and Ben Frost. He h
  • D.Rhöne; Sima Kim; Tobias Hellkvist; Joao Damas; Orphax
    D.RHÖNE - III (EXODE) While creating music as Monolyth & Cobalt, Mathias van Eecloo saved some of his more abstract sounds with the filename D.Rhöne: "...a project to be c
  • Inner Vision Laboratory vs. Nepenthe - Ambit
    Inner Vision Laboratory is a musical project from the Polish artist Karol Skrzypiec , who describes his music as 'basically industrial dark ambient, also including element
  • Harnes Kretzer - Petrichor
    Building on the sound of a soft damped piano, including the breathing and squeaking sounds of the piano's inner mechanics, " Petrichor " risks being compared to the refere
  • Micromelancolie - It doesn't belong here
    It seems I have missed some things in the past: Micromelancolié is a new name to me, but according to the discography on his site, Robert Skrzynski has already released ar
  • Yair Elazar Glotman - Northern Gulfs
    Glacial Movements - the italian label specializing in "ambient and electronic arctic soundscapes" - is one of those labels where the quality of the releases is so consiste
  • Aqua Dorsa - The November Earth
    " The November Earth " is Aqua Dorsa 's second full album, follow up to " Cloudlands " (2009). Sadly, it will also be their last: Gianluigi Gasparetti (better known as Oöp
  • Celer; Ian Hawgood; Keith Berry; Kissy Suzuki; Strom Noir
    In the Shortlist sections, I will mention the albums that I enjoyed listening to, but couldn't find the time (or the right words) for a "full" review for. Still, I definit
  • Kontakt der Jünglinge - Makrophonie 1
    With a real name for an album title, Kontakt Der Jünglinge (Thomas Köner and Asmus Tietchens - the name being a homage to Stockhausen ) break with the naming tradition of
  • Stefkovic van Interesse - In the Fields
    Needless to say that the first interesting thing I noticed was the name: Stefkovic van Interesse . A surname that sounds quite Dutch... Or, on second thought, German:  van
  • Black Elk - Sketches I -V
    With core members Ian Hawgood (electronics), Danny Norbury (cello), Clem Leek (piano), and Tim Martin (Maps and Diagrams, electronics), Black Elk could be regarded as a po
  • Autistici; Tattered-Kaylor; Synop; Andreas Brandal; Cestine
    In the Shortlist sections, I will mention the albums that I enjoyed listening to, but couldn't find the time (or the right words) for a "full" review for. Still, I definit
  • Machinefabriek + Esther Kokmeijer - Stillness
    Sometimes, a certain kind of ambient soundscapes are referred to as "glacial". Often, these are dark, slowly evolving soundscapes that evoke a desolate, solitary, atmosphe
  • Various Artists - Liquified Sky
    There's a big different between 'just music' and 'sound art' - the latter requiring active participation of the listener/visitor. A release on Richard Chartier's Line Impr
  • Federico Durand; Tobias Hellkvist; Chronotope Project; Da Pacem; Scott Lawlor
    In the Shortlist sections, I will mention the albums that I enjoyed listening to, but couldn't find the time (or the right words) for a "full" review for. Still, I definit
  • Anzio Green - A Day without Distance
    Right after the light-hearted opener soundscape "Morning Tea" , " A Day Without Distance " takes a somewat unexpected turn: "Fall Down" (with vocals by Kate Tustain ) is a
  • Digitalsimplyworld; Ashes of Piemonte; Sam Genovese; Orphax; Eren Silence
    In the Shortlist sections, I will mention the albums that I enjoyed listening to, but couldn't find the time (or the right words) for a "full" review for. Still, I definit
  • Bruce Gilbert & BAW - Enrico Coniglio - Chris Watson - Felix Gebhard
    Field recordings are often an important part of 'ambient' recordings. But there are many variations: from heavily processed, almost unrecognisable sounds to strictly natur
  • Marina Rosenfeld - P.A. - Hard Love
    Apart from being an 'ambient-electronic' music addict, reggae music- and especially dub music - has been playing a major role in my musical life. There is a distinct cross
  • Dutch Harvest:
    Here's a batch of most interesting recent releases by dutch artists (that definitely should be heard outside Holland): SIDDHARTHA BARNHOORN - ANTICHAMBER Siddhartha Barnho
  • Chris Weeks; Leonardo Rosado; Orientalism; Drøn; Gavin Miller
    In the Shortlist sections, I will mention the albums that I enjoyed listening to, but couldn't find the time (or the right words) for a "full" review for.  Still, I defini
  • Linear Bells, Cass., Lainhart-Menegon, Sun Hammer, Digitalsimplyworld
    In the Shortlist sections, I will mention the albums that I enjoyed listening to, but couldn't find the time (or the right words) for a "full" review for. Still, I definit
  • Jeremy Keenan, Stefan Funck, Franck Condon, Glittering Hand, Kissy Suzuki
    In the Shortlist sections, I will mention the albums that I enjoyed listening to, but couldn't find the time (or the right words) for a "full" review for.  Still, I defini
  • Michel Banabila - 47 Voice Loops + Gardening (Extended)
    Two surprising new albums by Michel Banabila , both based on some of his earlier work yet remarkably different from most albums in his extensive catalogue. 47 VOICE LOOPS
  • Betacicadae - Mouna
    Betacicadae is probably not a name you will easily remember. It concatenates Beta ("obsolete magnetic tape, a second version, something lowly ") with Cicada ("strange and
  • Transits of Mercury - Vostok I / II
    Transits of Mercury is a solo project of Mike Abercrombie  (from Toronto, Ontario) - who is also half of ambient electronic duo North Atlantic Drift (together with Brad De
  • Ben Fleury-Steiner; Darren Harper; Max Corbacho; Chronotope Project; Ophion
    In the Shortlist sections, I will mention some of the albums that I enjoyed listening to, but couldn't find the time (or the right words) for a "full" review for. Still, I
  • Pinkcourtesyphone; Inventors of Aircraft; Julien Demoulin; An Moku; Esa Ruoho
    In the Shortlist sections, I will mention some of the albums that I enjoyed listening to, but couldn't find the time (or the right words) for a "full" review for. Still, I
  • AGF, Simon Whetham
    AGF -  Source Voice The LINE SEGMENT series is a series of releases on the LINE label "which will highlight some, perhaps, very non-LINE-like works. Works that stray from
  • William Basinski and Richard Chartier
    With about 60 releases since 2000, the  LINE (L-NE) IMPRINT label has built a firm reputation as "a programmatic sound platform with a strong inclination towards the visua
  • Philippe Lamy + Pleq (3 Titles)
    Philippe Lamy (France) is an artist combining various art-forms. He's a painter, but also teaches 'plastic arts' at the School of Architecture in Toulouse. He started crea
  • Good Weather for an Airstrike, Offthesky + Man Watching the Sky, Eugene Carchesio, Max Wuerden
    In the Shortlist sections, I will mention some of the albums that I enjoyed listening to, but couldn't find the time (or the right words) for a "full" review for. Still, I
  • Banabila, Manuel Chantre, Beautiful Schizophonic, Linear Bells, Sequence 5
    In the Shortlist sections, I will mention some of the albums that I enjoyed listening to, but couldn't find the time (or the right words) for a "full" review for. Still, I
  • Eivind Aarset - Dream Logic
    Norwegian guitarist  Eivind Aarset   will probably be known by many of you, just for his contributions to the music of artists like Nils Petter Molvaer, Arve Henriksen,  D
  • Brian Eno - Lux
    Considering the musical background of the  Godfather of Ambient   /  Generative  Music,  the introductory notes for  Brian Eno 's new album  " Lux "   are extremely short.
  • Cello + Laptop - Parallel Paths
    Cello + Laptop first got my attention with their beautiful track, "The Hunt", featured on the " Escala 2.3 " compilation . This Spanish duo, consisting of Sara Galán (Cell
  • Celer - I, Anatomy
    When talking about extremely prolific artist that manage to deliver amazing quality recordings with every new release, Celer is one of the names that pops up. At the time
  • Chris Russell, Listening Mirror, Philippe Lamy, Mystified, Bengalfuel
    In the Shortlist sections, I will mention some of the albums that I enjoyed listening to, but couldn't find the time (or the right words) for a "full" review for. Still, I
  • Thomas Koener - Novaya Zemlya
    It starts with a deep trembling sound. It's not thunder, but it does not exactly sound mechanical or man-made either. It may come from somewhere deep inside the earth...a
  • Various Artists - Loud Listening
    A lot ambient-electronic have a distinct  industrial feel: the hum of giant machines and installations, soothing at some times, ominous - or even threatening - at other. Q
  • Helios, Porzellan, North Atlantic Drift, Retina.it, Stefan Paulus
    In the Shortlist sections, I will mention some of the albums that I enjoyed listening to, but couldn't find the time (or the right words) for a "full" review for. Still, I
  • Listening Mirror - What's Wrong with Miracles?
    A closer look on this latest  Listening Mirror   album called  " What's Wrong with Miracles?"    shows that this is in fact one side of the mirror: there's no trace of Kat
  • Marow; Invisible Hands; Blue Infinite; Illuha; Herve Moire
    In the Shortlist sections, I will mention some of the albums that I enjoyed listening to, but couldn't find the time (or the right words) for a "full" review for. Still, I
  • Hior Chronik, Kane Ikin, Marcus Fischer, Nils Quak, Karol Gwozdz
    In the Shortlist sections, I will mention some of the albums that I enjoyed listening to, but couldn't find the time (or the right words) for a "full" review for. Still, I
  • Chris Watson - El Tren Fantasma
    There is, has been and will always be, a lot of debate about what "ambient" music is. Whatever you think of that, the word definitely has ambience  in it, so the music wil
  • Pleq, Spheruleus & Various - "A Silent Swaying Breath"
    When they decided to work together on a charity fund-raising album "for those that has beenaffected by the recent unrest that ravaged cities across the country" (referring
  • Penjaga Insaf - Sama Sadja
    The opening track of ' SAMA SADJA '  , 'Seimbang' , slowly unfolds reminiscent of a vintage Klaus Schulze track, but the similarity does not last for long. The album takes
  • Human Greed - Fortress Longing
    When waiting for this album to arrive, I have wondered about its strange subtitle:  "The internal campaign for the safe and complete return of the sleeping egyptian to the
  • Siddhartha Barnhoorn - Pillars of Light
    " Pillars of Light " is Siddhartha Barnhoorn 's first full album, but it can hardly be called a 'debut' . Although relatively young (born 1981 in Katwijk aan Zee, Holland)
  • Wil Bolton, Benjamin Dauer, Savaran, Roger Martinez, Karl Verkade
    In this "shortlist" section, I will mention some of the albums that I enjoyed listening to, but couldn't find the time (or the right words) for a "full" review for. Still,
  • Adrian Aniol - Arrythmia
    Like me, you have probably not heard about Adrian Aniol‚ before - unless maybe when you're from Poland. But if you are looking for haunting, dark, electronic soundscapes I
  • Janek Schaefer - Asleep at the Wheel...
    Janek Schaefer's website  presents an impressive list of site-location projects that are very interesting to investigate, because they demonstrate Schaefer's perfect balan
  • Nigel Samways, Le Berger, Herzog, Ambient Fabric, Seconds Before Awakening
    This is the first in a forthcoming series of  "Shortlist"-entries. In these Shortlists, I will mention some of the albums that I enjoyed listening to, but couldn't find th
  • Pleq - Ambientblog Mix
    Ambientblog proudly presents a new "Guest mix",  contributed by Bartosz Dziadosz a.k.a. Pleq .  After reviewing his latest releases , I did not hesitate when Bartosz asked
  • Various Artists - "Hidden Landscapes"
    The Audio Gourmet   netlabel, run by Harry Towell -  a.k.a. Spheruleus-  quickly became one of the major netlabels on the ambient music scene.  At time of writing, their i
  • Dawn Secrets (Mix)
    What exactly happens at the moment night changes back into day again, when darkness slowly retreats and light comes back in?  Are we aware of what happens outside, at that
  • Mendel Kaelen - Remembering What Was Forgotten
    The first minutes of Mendel Kaelen 's  "Remembering What Was Forgotten"    are perfectly in line with its cover image: building from silence, slowly out of nothing, but gr
  • Various Artists - Underwater Noises
    Apart from creating his own fascinating music (like the beautiful ' Poor Henriette Marie'   EP, released on Hibernate), Nigel Samways also runs the Ephre Imprint label, re
  • Matthew Florianz - Koude Handen
    Along with two other (dutch!) musicians Machinefabriek  and Michel Banabila , Matthew Florianz   is one of the three "all time favourite artists" in my last.fm profile . T
  • Minamo & Lawrence English: A Path Less Travelled
    Together with the recent release of Rafael Anton Irisarri   another recent Room40 release came to my attention: " A Path Less Travelled " by Minamo and Lawrence English. A
  • Solo Andata - Ritual
    Although their debut "Fyris Swan" was released in 2006, Solo Andata  gained the recognition they deserved with the release of the " Solo Andata" album on the  12k label in
  • Rafael Anton Irisarri - The North Bend
    If this album had been presented to me 'blind', without knowing anything about it, I doubt that I would have guessed that I was listening to the new Rafael Anton Irisarri
  • Laura Gibson & Ethan Rose - Bridge Carols
    It must be something in the water or in the air over there in Portland, Oregon, resulting in a lot of remarkable music lately. Such as Bridge Carols , by Laura Gibson and
  • Jana Winderen - Energy Field
    Field Recordings   come in many varieties. From the documentary recordings, as true to nature as possible, to environmental soundscapes, using recorded sounds to create a
  • Cinta Cita - Part 1
    "Cinta Cita - Meeting with the Tape" is the second 'guest mix' created especially for ambientblog.net. (The first was Muttley's "Isolate" ). Cinta Cita is a 2 1/2 hour jou
  • Cinta Cita - part 2
    "Cinta Cita - Meeting with the Tape" is the second 'guest mix' created especially for ambientblog.net. (The first was Muttley's "Isolate" ). Cinta Cita is a 2 1/2 hour jou
  • Fluid Radio Mix
      If you check out the Fluid Radio Mixcloud  playlist,you'll find a lot of familiar names: it seems that almost all artists working in the contemporary electronic experime
  • Gaston Arevalo - Marea
    Once again: good news for ambient freebie hunters! While classic distribution for ambient music gets harder and harder, the quality of netlabel releases only seems to incr
  • Favourite Places Vol. 2
    Since its original release in 2007, 'Favourite Places ' has been one of my .. .favourite soundscape albums. It presented music inspired by favourite locations of well know
  • Jamie Drouin - A Three Month Warm Up
    The 'Warm Up' this title refers to is the 'cacophony of notes played by a symphony during warm up, where a single unified tone emerges out of the various intruments and vo
  • Mark Tamea - Tessellation
    Mark Tamea, an english composer/sound artist living in Nijmegen, Holland, has released some quite adventurous work in the past (of which a lot of information and some free
  • Joe Frawley - The Hypnotist
    Not exactly “ambient”, but definitely “Cinema for the Ear” as the composer himself calls it. And  indeed: the carefully orchestrated samples and sound fragments seem to te
  • Michael Fahres - The Tubes featuring Jon Hassell
    Cold Blue Music , a Californian record label that everyone enjoying contemporary ambient/electronic/minimalism should follow closely, is about to release a cd called “ The
  • Jacob Kirkegaard - 4 Rooms
    If you record a room’s resonation, feed back the recording into that room and record it again, and do this a couple of time so that the feedback gets stronger and stronger
  • Klanksluis
    Note 24-08-2009: This mix can be found on the revised weblog now: check HERE! To celebrate the start of a new radio program series of Folio , a program dedicated to ambien

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