Soundtrack for ‘Manta Ray’ created by Mathieu Gabry and Christine Ott (Snowdrops), and Nachtmuziek (Night Music) from Bernard ‘Sonmi451’ Zwijzen.
Andrew Heath’s ‘lower case music’ (Soundings);
Sonmi451 takes his place on the imaginary map (Panta Rei);
Sven Laux’ virtual orchestra (Paper Streets)
More experimental music from the Lowlands: new albums by Sonmi451, Legiac, Machinefabriek & Michel Banabila and some more Machinefabriek this time with Anne Bakker & Edith Karkoscha
From ‘mist’ to ‘mystic’ – with a selection of a collaborative improvisation by Ryuichi Sakamoto, Taylor Deupree and Illuha, new albums by Chihei Hatakeyama, Lauki and Sonmi45, and the ritualistic tribal ambient of Steve Roach, Byron Metcalf and Rob Thomas.
The Slaapwel label, specialised in music to fall asleep to, is becoming more collectible with every release.
The previous (six) releases were all very beautiful (package ánd music-wise) and perfectly fitted the purpose they were created for: dozing away quietly, listening to music that is ‘interesting and boring at the same time’.
Among the previous performers were Peter Broderick, Greg Haines, Machinefabriek + Soccer Committee and Jasper TX. (check [here] for some Slaapwel-reviews on ambientblog.net).
The Belgian U-cover label has shown a fine taste in their ambient releases.
Not all releases are ‘ambient’ in the strict, beatless sense: the U-cover label describes itself as an underground electronic label, and that’s what it is. Call it Ambient, call it Techno, U-cover releases are immediately recognisable by their specific sound.
The first edition of this year’s DreamScenes series is a mixed bag of sounds – navigating from post-classical to analogue electronics and some things inbetween. And back again…
Three compilations: the Salaam for Yemen charity compilation (Hiberbate/Dronarivm), Eilean’s #92 with exclusive tracks, and Pop Ambient 2019 curated by Wolfgang Voigt.
Max Ananyev charts mysterious waters * Danny Clay helps you fall asleep with his release on Slaapwel Records.
Bells, Angels, Light, Darkness…and other December Sentiments…
From Iceland to Eilean:
Gail Priest inspired by Iceland’s nature, Cicely Irvine’s Excavation and Eilean Records end-of-year compilation with exclusive unreleased tracksCicely Irvine‘s Excavation and Eilean Records end-of-year compilation with exclusive unreleased tracks .
DreamScenes usually only features new releases, but this month I want to start with an exception in remembrance of Pauline Oliveros.
Among many other things, she will be remembered for her Deep Listening concept.
Concluding this edition with a track by Mario Batkoviç that feels like a (probably unintended) tribute to Oliveros.
In-between, there’s many other things (… and also many strings).
I have enjoyed a holiday in September, so I had to skip last month’s DreamScenes edition.
To compensate for the immeasurable grief this must have caused, ánd to celebrate the start of autumn, this edition is a twice as long as usual.
So I hope you’ll enjoy these two hours of new (and relatively new) music to make you float away into your daydream…
The february edition of DreamScenes, with some great tracks from new and forthcoming releases.
This editions presents new music from Monty Adkins, Loscil, Sonmi451, Hessien, K. Novotny, Sonae, Ricardo Donoso, Eric Holm, Sankt Otten, Second Moon of Winter, Lost Trail and Alio Die & Lorenzo Montanà.
I can’t really decide if I should consider Time Released Sound primarily an art or a music label.
I can drool when watching the incredible (handmade!) art that is created for each initial release. Carefully handcrafted, with regards to every detail, but consequently they also carry a price tag that seems to aim at art collectors more than the average music lover.
These special releases are always very limited and often quickly sell out. Luckily for those of us not fast (or rich) enough, Time Released Sound often immediately re-release these titles as a standard 5″-CD with a regular picture sleeve.
Below are some of the highlights of the latest batch: the “Chocolate Box” series. This, of course, refers to the Deluxe packaging of each individual title. Check the website for more details about that: I’ll leave out the notes about the packaging and will just focus on the music.