This collection of essays on Ambient Music provides a series of provocations, observations and reflections that each open up seams for further discussion.
Tapani Rinne’s surprising ECM-like sound created with bass clarinet and effect pedals *** A free gift from Andrew Heath, with reworks of his soundtrack for The Echoing Space.
Matthew Florianz’ Mass Object feels like a trip into deep space.
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James Murray and Stijn Hüwels present their sophomore album as Silent Vigils and celebrate this occasion with a soundscape also featuring Ian Hawgood
The Past Inside The Present label presents”exclusive & previously unreleased tracks by prominent artists from across the globe.”
DreamScenes for July 2019: “Water Be My Road Now”
Purl and Protou create an immersive journey for dreamy minds *** Sinius documents the inter-dimensional interference he experienced.
The mix title, Radical Candor, comes from the (management) philosophy that argues that feedback (on behaviour) is most effective if it is ‘challenging’ but at the same time shows that you ‘care’.
I felt there was a resemblance: the mix is ‘caring’ at times but can also be quite ‘challenging’ to the listener. At least, that was my intention. Now you decide.
Matthijs Kouw teaches us about that what cannot be named and identified, but rather has to be experienced firsthand *** Yann Novak questions what an understanding of time can look like.
Hotel Neon creates Vanishing Forms *** Sven Laux and Daniela Orvin became friends working on The Writings *** plus: Sven Laux’ solo album ODD.
A fascinating mix of voice and electro-acoustics by Joseph Branciforte & Theo Bleckmann *** Ann’s Certain Colors is a collection of deliberate mistakes (but does not sound like that).
John Luther Adams’ ‘Become Desert’: “Close your eyes and listen to the singing of the light.” *** Stavros Gasparatos explores the range of emotions of losing control, without any repercussions.
Surprising and hardly classifiable release by Jason ‘Offthesky’ Corder plus acoustic ensemble *** R Beny demonstrates what the opposite of decay sounds like.
DreamScenes for June, 2019: “A Voice Like A Candle”
Time to relax with albums from Richard Norris, Jens Pauly and Innesti.
A live improvised concert by Robert Lippok and ‘electroacoustic pianist’ Kaan Bulak
Alexandra Spence studied the sonic textures of Europe (and beyond).
Zachary Paul showcases the textural range of the violin *** Jane Antonia Cornish is a must-listen for all lovers of modern-classical music *** Rune Clausen explores the mysteries of the Norwegian forests
Craig Leon further explores the music of the Nommos * Slagmann is a cross-pollination between ritualistic percussion (by Slagwerk Den Haag) and electronics by Talismann.