Two self-titled ‘classic ambient’ releases on the Past Inside The Present label (扎克and Dawn Chorus And The Infallible Sea) as well as another two on Shimmering Moods (Music For Sleep and Luna Monk).
Michael Begg and Marcus Fischer & Burke Jam each explore “Vanitas” (a symbolic work of art showing the transience of life, the futility of pleasure, and the certainty of death, often contrasting symbols of wealth and symbols of ephemerality and death) in their own way.
Dave Wesley breaks through the fourth wall with cinematic references in atypical dub-techno… while Dr.Nojoke also explores unbeaten tracks (with his bass guitar).
Porya Hatami and friends: Arovane, Aaron Martin and Roberto Attanasio. Quality contemplative releases from Karl Records and Dronarivm.
Three albums by Stijn Hüwels released (almost) simultaneously: his solo album that got the inspiration from samples and fragments of various friends, and collaborations with Tomoyoshi Date and Norihito Suda.
Eilean Records’ imaginary map is almost complete. Two albums for the winter season (Ian Nyquist and Kenji Kihara), and two celebrating spring (Andrew Tasselmyer and Ciro Berenguer).
Ian Hawgood’s love letter to ageing synths, warped reels, and recording at low light.
Two different projects that demonstrate that 1+1 = 3: Q3A by Sebastian & Daniel Selke, and Robert Heel‘s In Between.
“My place is placeless, a trace of the traceless. Neither body or soul.”
Michel Banabila does what he has wanted to do for a long time: releasing an ‘orchestral’ album merging an acoustic ensemble with samples and electronics.
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Noisy yet subtle soundscapes by The [Law-Rah] Collective (Martijn Pieck and Bauke van der Wal) and Transtilla (Romke Kleefstra and Anne-Chris Bakker).
Soundtrack for ‘Manta Ray’ created by Mathieu Gabry and Christine Ott (Snowdrops), and Nachtmuziek (Night Music) from Bernard ‘Sonmi451’ Zwijzen.
‘Eco-acoustician’ Matthew Burtner turns parts of the melting glaciers into instruments …. Saba Alizadeh merges his virtuoso kamancheh playing with cutting edge electronics
A two hour long collaboration soundscape dedicated to H.P. Lovecrafts’ dark deity Shub-Niggurath… and a soundtrack for your time travel experiences by Peter Edwards Ambient….plus the ‘almost biological’ sounds of the Elnath Project
Acoustic ambient: Trio Ramberget creates music to fall asleep to with double bass, bass clarinet and trombone… Ian Vine‘s 24 Still Pieces can be played in any random sequence.
Corey Fuller’s ‘Break’ addresses ‘the universality of human struggle’ in a highly emotional album. Anonymous artist Glåsbird creates a soundtrack for an imaginary film about Greenland.
Synaesthetic drones from Yann Novak *** A live performance from Frans ‘Modelbau’ de Waard (as well as a personal story of fate)
Hugh Marsh‘s Violinvocations shows his admiration for Jon Hassell *** Saffronkeira‘s Automatism is a ‘journey through the vastness of the unconscious’