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Sleeplaboratory1​.​0 – Various Artists

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    Sleep CDs are hard to get right – for something to be soporific yet interesting is a tightrope of stimulation both under and over. And if you’ve followed my reviews anywhere… Continue reading

Glåsbird – Grønland

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Lazy journo Wikipedia Alert! Gunnbjørn Fjeld (also called only Gunnbjørn) is Greenland‘s highest mountain and also the highest mountain north of the Arctic circle. It’s also the first track on this Greenland-inspired ambient masterclass. Treated violin, piano… Continue reading

Ektenia – Andrew Sherwell

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  The sound of the underside of an iceberg kissing the seabed pulls us further out to sea, as it drags fishing nets and lost Marconi static trailing. Then, hollow Tuvan-like throatings are… Continue reading

Daniela Orvin – Home

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Home – Daniela Orvin Daniela Orvin is a classically-trained musician and lens-based artist with dual heritage between Germany and Israel. She’s made work for the Jewish museum in Berlin and founded artist-run photography… Continue reading

Sven Laux – You’ll be Fine

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This might be a hard opening metaphor, but I’m running with it. It starts like the hum inside an aircraft, where passengers are ghosts. One looks like an assemblage of flickering piano keys… Continue reading

EX – KJ

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EX – KJ Label: Dronarivm I was a big fan of ambient artist KJ’s album Spells and this is a worthy partner with a central track that curiously both anchors and somehow rockets… Continue reading

UNITY – BRUNO SANFILIPPO

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  Choral whelps loop around a Hanz Zimmer Interstellar-like awe-scape. Well produced pads of soft loveliness and a little baroque sample here and there, with some gorgeous sub bass drops, melancholy piano –… Continue reading

MICHEL BANABILA – JUST ABOVE THE SURFACE

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  Why isn’t Michel Banabila more famous? This is music which deserves large cinema screens and at least as much press as Nils Frahm and his Erased Tapes cronies! I’ve a few of… Continue reading

Sven Laux – Paper Streets

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  I often review music when I have insomnia and I’d worked my way through the entire CD of Sven Laux’s lush glacial swells when I realised the track I was listening to… Continue reading

Machinefabriek – Becoming

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  A quiet rumbling sine emerges, flanked by wisps of white noise. After a minute or two, the octaves shift downwards fattening the soundscape, partnered by the odd pop and rumble. Low fidelity… Continue reading