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Five Queries with… Halftribe

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Recently we took some time to chat to UK Ambient artist Halftribe: IC: For a listener who is unfamiliar with Halftribe, how would you best describe your own music? HT: I would say… Continue reading

OdNu – ‘Lejano’

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‘Lejano’ will be the latest album to be released on Girasol Music, coming August 2017; written and produced by Michel Mazza, the New York-based ambient and experimental musician under the name of OdNu.… Continue reading

Spheruleus – ‘Trading Places’

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The latest ambient offering from Lincolnshire-based Spheruleus (Harry Towell) comes in the form of a ‘tea-break’ listen – an ongoing output of net-label, Audio Gournmet, curated also by Towell. As mentioned in a… Continue reading

Floor Overhead – ‘Uses For Pavement’

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‘Uses For Pavement’ received its release on Whitelabrecs towards the end of June. Brooklyn-based Andrew Farwell makes use of processed and re-purposed guitar recordings that were once discarded. Such recycling of recorded sounds often… Continue reading

Shuta Yasukochi – Short Stories

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‘Short Stories’ is a gorgeous and delicate offering from Shuta Yasukochi. The Japanese artist’s debut appears on the label Archives, spreading a sense of calm and positivity to the listener. A careful blending… Continue reading

James Maloney – ‘Gaslight’

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Fluttering pianos fades in and out in the opening of ‘Gaslight’, complimented by crisp rustling and clicking of untouched instrumental nuance. One can only imagine the musical representation of waves, tide, and the… Continue reading

Josco and Spheruleus – Folded Distance

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Having recently mastered a two track, house-orientated EP by Magnofon (Harry Towell’s more beat-driven alias), I’m brought back to the early days of exploring independent ambient music, where Spheruleus was one of the… Continue reading

Manos Milonakis – Festen

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Manos Milonakis’ ‘Festen’ is the latest release on Moderna Records; the label of Montreal, Québec, that continues to yield the highest quality in new modern classical music. Milonakis manages to bring intricate classical… Continue reading

Constellation Tatsu – Spring Batch 2017

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Opening Remarks As spring draws towards its warm close, I’m reminded to provide a now belated review of this year’s ‘Spring Batch’ of cassettes from Canadian-based label, Constellation Tatsu. Following a number of… Continue reading

Robert Farrugia – Slow Morning

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A gradual and euphoric crescendo is reached, a deep and thudding pulse momentarily displaces dense walls of layered synth tones, and off-beat rhythms disorientate in intriguing fashion; all of which taking place within… Continue reading