Benoît Pioulard and Josh Mason with their releases on the Dauw label. Plus: Velgenaturlig’s ‘Kundalini’
The adventurously bright acousmatic soundscape Phonotopological by Robert Scott Thompson is beautifully contrasted by the dark Selva Oscura of William Basinski and Lawrence English.
Two immersive albums ‘for stillness and reflection’: Robert Rich‘s double album ‘tactile Ground’ and Erik Wølllo‘s ‘Infinite Moments’.
Memories of ‘Brutal London’ as remembered by Gideon Wolf (Tristan Shorr), and quiet ambient-post-rock from The Gentleman Losers to help wait for the season to change
“a 1000 Laws of Æthelred iii. c. 13 §1 (Schmid) And þar þeᴁen aᴁe tweᴁen costas lufe oþþe laᴁe and he þonne lufe ᴁeceose. 1432–50 tr. Higden (Rolls) I. 99 Oreb‥the mownte of fere and of luffe [L. mons terroris et fœderis]. Ibid. II. 347, IV. 123. a 1500 in Arnolde Chron. (1811) 90 Yf ther bee ony persone wythin the warde that is not vnder francpledge that is to saye under loue and lawe.”
Akira Rabelais – CXVI
Eraldo Bernocchi writes a soundtrack for a documentary about Cy Twombly * Martin Ptak depicts the flow of a river from its spring to its destination.
Two releases that are as relaxing as a walk in a Japanese garden: Masaya Kato‘s Contact and Hiro Takahashi‘s Low Power.
Italian duo Iluiteq presents their soundtracks for winter departures *** Hirotaka Shirosubaki prepares for the end of the Japanes Heisei era in which he grew up *** Belgian duo Clearlight & Owl take you to your deepest thoughts.
Presenting three releases on the Constellation Tatsu label: Stephan Haluska, Ecovillage and Rhucle.
Using environmental recordings to create musical compositions: Geneva Skeen is inspired by a geological phenomenon, Kate Carr by a poem about wreck-diving.
Juha-Matti Rautiainen‘s second album is dedicated “to those who carry humanity within their hearts in the middle of a conflict” – while Julie ‘Less Bells’ Carpenter finds her inspiration in the quiet expanse of the Joshua Tree desert.
Short Scenes / With Voices – two examples of the versatility of Rutger ‘Machinefabriek’ Zuydervelt: working on improvised tracks recorded by violinist Anne Bakker as well as experimenting with various vocalists.
Bjarni Gunnarsson‘s fourth full album is called ‘Lueur’, meaning ‘glow’ *** For Pauline is a heartfelt tribute to Pauline Oliveros by Isabelle Latorres and Edu Comelles.
Another fine Ambientblog Exclusive to celebrate the end of the year and the beginning of a new one: a FREE DOWNLOAD of Robert Kroos’ 30 minute ‘Brainwave Set’
Sit down, relax, and let Robert Kroos take you down to the very lowest (Delta) frequencies..
Three compilations: the Salaam for Yemen charity compilation (Hiberbate/Dronarivm), Eilean’s #92 with exclusive tracks, and Pop Ambient 2019 curated by Wolfgang Voigt.
Mzungu sheds a different light of the four seasons, while Bionulor recycles fragments of Alexander Scriabin.
Different kinds of cinematic: Tom Hodge and Franz Kirmann‘s score for ‘The Man Behind The Microphone’. Harnes Kretzer‘s Black Noise is not a movie soundtrack but it could very well have been one.
Less than two months after Falling Backwards, James Murray presents his new album: Landscape Of Lovers. Ánd presents a new release in his ‘Slowcraft Presents’ series: Between Ocean And Sky by (Francis M.) Gri and (Federico) Mosconi.