Exploring the world from your armchair: manipulated environmental recordings by Dan Powell, Kate Carr and Abby Lee Tee.
Through The Air, A Handful Of Dust Is A Desert, and Histós Lusis: new albums by Sava Marinkovic, Hannu Karjalainen and Toàn
Become an armchair traveller and take a virtual trip around the world with these four albums merging drones and ambient music with field recordings…
Presenting soundscapes from Abby Lee Tee, Jake Muir, James Osland and Nao Otsuka.
Salty Winds and Inner Fire (Sound Meccano & Jura Laiva), Forest Psalms (Tobias Hellkvist) and: music from (for?) No One
“Zen does not follow the routine of reasoning, and does not mind contradicting itself or being inconsistent.”
Albums by Fabio Perletta, Simon Fisher Turner and Mayforest.
Juha-Matti Rautianen uses his bass in an unexpected way; Bing Satellites’ generative ‘extensions’, and Bethan Kellough’s music from underground thermal activity.
Atmospheres, Drones and Environmental Symphonies from Teruyuki Nobuchika, Rhucle/SilentWave and TamTam
Take a virtual trip around the world with incredible ambisonic soundscapes by Jonty Harrison, Sound Meccano + Jura Laiva and Chris Watson.
(Headphone listening recommended!)
This shortlist starts off with Tetherdown‘s First Flight and takes you along to the soothing chords of Cyril Secq/Orla Wren, Gamardah Fungus and Luke Howard.
Surprise yourself with environmental drones from France Jobin, Nils Quak, Vlad Nedelin and No Mask Effect.
Soundscapes from all over the globe: new albums from Ebauche (Ireland, Poland, Cambodia); Todd Tobias (US); Arash Akbari (Iran); Darren McClure (Japan) & Jose Soberanes (Mexico)
Catching up with another shortlist: this time presenting albums by Forrest Fang, New Composers, Caught in the Wake Forever, Marsen Jules and Lucas Alvaredo
“Cordolium” – literally: ‘Heartfelt grief’: from cor (“heart”) + dolor (“pain, sorrow”) – is a (digital download only) album presenting seven “Laments for the heart in flux”.
The basic material comes from field-recordings from all over the world but they are edited and processed in such a way that the track become true compositions:
“Audio poems of love, loss, longing and heartache in all its forms”.
At the end of every year, everyone remotely involved with music seems to be obsessed with creating all kinds of ‘end-of-year’ lists. Releasing an album in the very last week of the year means it’ll probably fall through the cracks of those lists: too late for the 2014 list, and to early for next year’s.
I have no doubt that Kate Carr’s “Fabulations” would’ve been included in many lists if it had been released earlier.
But now that it hasn’t: just forget about your lists and start listening.