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Spheruleus – Light Through Open Blinds

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The packaging is exquisite the mastering beautiful and the vinyl is solid. The fact that the composer has strong links to this blog does not affect my evaluation of Light Through Open Blinds… Continue reading

Caught in The Wake Forever – Waypoints

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This is an ambient record by Caught in The Wake Forever aka Fraser McGowan but it also sounds like an autobiography. I bought it for the cover by Alexander Kopatz. Sorry, but I… Continue reading

Sven Laux and Daniela Orvin – The Writings

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E-bows, hiss and caves. Harmonics and distant choral drones. Swelling and filtering – but this record isn’t a ‘stick on some nice ambient while I get the aromatherapy oils out.’ The distant crashing… Continue reading

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