Four very relaxed ambient music albums, perfect for when the days are slowly getting longer: Innesti, Blanket Swimming, Test Card and Leastupperbound.
Three different sonic adventures full of ‘ambience’ but not really ‘ambient’: Drøne, Thomas Köner and Claudio F. Baroni.
DreamScenes for February: “the gaze goes to that window again”…
‘West Coast (post-)minimalism’ from Cold Blue Music: music from Matt Sargent, Robert Carl and Michael Byron.
A post focused on various uses of the cello with stunning performances by Martina Bertoni, Raphael Weinroth-Browne and Aaron Martin.
David (‘Organum’) Jackman explores the almost intimidating combination of organ, piano and church bell in one striking chord * Mihkel Tomberg demonstrates the beautiful sound of the Organola.
The sequel to Esther Kokmeijer’s (ant-)arctic videos: Stillness Soundtracks II, by Machinefabriek. Rutger Zuydervelt also collaborated with Bill Seaman on their Movements of Dust album.
Producer Dan Armstrong presents his first solo album as a ‘synth-nerd’ (by now already followed it up with ‘Artificial Intelligence’) *** Moss Covered Technology walk slowly through landscapes that sound like their name.
Robert Heel’s King of Groves, inspired by James MacPherson’s poetry * Stephen Vitiello & Molly Berg’s music combined with Jake Michael’s photography in a new edition in the IIKKI series.
Fovea Hex conclude their Salt Garden EP-trilogy with additional remixes by Steven Wilson *** Fallows is a match-made-in-heaven project by Anne Garner and Jeff Stonehouse.
Sven Laux and Harry Towell prepared for the birth of their first child with an album on Fluid Audio * 1+1=3 on Jazzdefector & Slow Clinic’s Green Echo *Kalte (Dean Hughes / Rick MacLean) present their sixth full album: ‘Phages’.
DreamScenes for January 2020: Music for a trembling Earth.
Michel Banabila’s music for various dance performances combined in a stunning 2LP-package: music so intense it’ll make your palms sweat
Maria W. Horn presents four impressive contemporary compositions on her follow-up to Kontrapoetik * Bastarda reinterprets medieval music about death and mourning and make them sound like they were composed in our time.
Bass Communion and Freiband (Steven Wilson and Frans de Waard) present a 3CD set created solely from the sound of the Casio VL-Tone VL1 synth * Ben Vida reduces the tempo to zero with a four-hour set of deep drones.
Five compilations (totaling almost 26 hours of music!) that help you start 2020 in a great way: compilations by Eilean Rec., Taâlem, Silent Records, Kompakt, and Txt Recordings.
A two-hour mix for the longest night: Winter Solstice. To be played (and hopefully enjoyed) in the deepest darkness.
“Dream All The Dark Away” …
Fourth World music from imaginary islands by Andrew Pekler, J.G. Hadid’s installation works for Casa Victoria Ocampo in Buenos Aires, and ‘site-determined’ work by Robert Gerard Pietrusko for six microphones.