“Uut de Bron” / From the Well: fresh music for February, ambient sounds, choirs & otherwise…
What better way to start a new year than with a fresh edition of the monthly DreamScenes – presenting new music from Ben Lukas Boysen/Pleq, Jóhann Jóhannsson/Hildur Gudnadottir/Robert Lowe, Lee Chapman, Ambiq, Frédéric D. Oberland, David Cordero, Olga Wojciechowska, Markus Guentner, Understated Theory, Aidan Baker and Janek Schaefer?
DreamScenes for long, cold and dark nights.
With Jóhann Jóhannsson, Ambiq, Michel Banabila, Christina Vantzou, Julia Kent, Multicast Dynamics, Goldmund, Quiet Horn, Lyken & Dove, Radboud Mens and Understated Theory
The DreamScenes November edition: Seductive Strings, Wordless Vocals, Sleepy Soundscapes, Deep Dreams and a Reassuring Ending.
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
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.
The DreamScenes selection for August: perfect for a lazy warm summer night.
Or even for not-so-very-warm summer nights.
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.
The DreamScenes selection for this month features exciting (and sometimes mysterious) music from Norn, Glass Candy, Banabila/Machinefabriek, Heezen, Mathias Delplanque, Cello + Laptop, Veroníque Vaka, Andrew Weathers Ensemble, Ben Salisbury/Geoff Barrow, Darren McClure/Jose Soberanos, Todd Tobias, Macheteoxidado and Anne Garner.
It’s probably best to keep awake and try not to fall asleep to the dreamy ambience of this month’s DreamScenes selection.
Because if you do, you’ll miss the rather weird operatic intermissions by We Like We and the timeless deconstruction of Irish Airs by Fovea Hex.
And the very special – and possibly somewhat unexpeced – track from Efrén Lopéz, of which the chours is the cry of alarm that the Cathars used in the 12th century:
This month’s edition focuses on new music from some ‘para-ambient’ releases: not exactly ambient by definition, but definitely atmospheric.
Introducing new albums by Dasha Rush, Yamaoka, Juxta Phona, Forrest Fang, Piano Interrupted, Cass., Bill Seaman, Biosphere, Matthew Mercer and Ah! Kosmos.
Featuring tracks from Boduf Songs, Jeff Bridges, The Notwist, Jordan De La Sierra and Sinikka Langeland , the march selection is not only hovering on the borders of sleep, but also on the borders of ‘ambient’ music.
Additional atmospheres created by Lauki, Markus Mehr, Ann Deveria, John Kannenberg, Hessien, Jasmine Guffond, Alphaxone, K. Novotny and Field Rotation.
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.
The fourth of the monthly DreamScenes broadcasts, with some great tracks from new and forthcoming releases.
(Full playlist details published below).
The end of 2014 saw the release of many (and I mean many) spectacular albums, of which you’ll find only a selection here.
Some familiar names matched with some lesser known artists…some organic sounds, field recordings, Terje Isungset’s glass percussion (wíth Arve Henriksen), trumpets, pianos, and – of course – some stretched drones…
Enjoy this january issue – and let’s hope it’s the start of a beautiful and musical year!
The third of the monthly broadcasts, with some great tracks from new and forthcoming releases.
The second edition of the monthly broadcast with a wealth of new album tracks.
This is the very first of a monthly broadcast I plan to do from now, presenting (more or less) recent ambient/electronic music in a one hour uninterrupted “show”.
These programs will be streamed “live” every first friday evening of the month (7PM+2 UTC; 21:00hr local time) via the MIXLR channel -where you can join in and chat/comment if you like!
They will also stay available for on-demand listening on MIXCLOUD.
Full playlist details published below.
Hope you’ll join in!!
Some of you may remember that before this blog became “Ambientblog” in 2009, it was called “DreamScenes“.
Although still a ‘niche genre’, the interest in ambient/electronic/experimental music has kept growing, and currently there seems to be much more music than I could ever write about here.
Which sometimes leaves me with a slight guilt about not presenting music that is definitely worth listening!
Time to revive the “radio show” format…..! (in a way)
Starting October, 3,, the DreamScenes ambient music channel will be published to MIXCLOUD monthly – ánd of course here on Ambientblog.