Category Archive: Ambient

Tapes, Tapes, and more Tapes: Unexpected Discoveries in 2017

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2017 has been a strange year with regards to my discovery and consumption of new music. Since becoming part of the Irregular Crates team – a blog that I’ve followed over the years… Continue reading

Grounding Sounds 011: The Prairie Lines

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The Prairie Lines is South London, UK based artist Bill Bawden, formerly known as Herzog. He joins our Grounding Sounds roster after we’ve had quite a break (3 years!!) to coincide with the… Continue reading

AGF – SOLIDICITY

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Antye Greie‘s tenth album SOLIDICITY is a strange, sensitive interaction between electroacoustic methodology and stylistic references to bass music and breaks. The energy of this experimental hybridity captures contemporary trends and issues in… Continue reading

Jacek Doroszenko – Wide Grey

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  Eilean have done it again, with another fine release from an up-and-coming, talented sound artist. The label covers a variety of sounds and styles and in Wide Grey, they welcome the ingenious… Continue reading

Five Queries with… Stephanie Merchak

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Stephanie Merchak is a prizewinning sound designer, composer and producer based in Batroun, Lebanon. With years of academic and professional musical expertise already behind her, she began working with electronic music in 2004.… Continue reading

THE CARETAKER – EVERYWHERE AT THE END OF TIME – STAGE 3

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IT IS HAPPENING AGAIN! No! I’m not talking about Agent Cooper’s riotous return to screens in 2017 – although in the Dooks household, what follows is just as significant. I’m talking about how… Continue reading

Sea Trials – Sea Trials

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Cassette recordings eroded by extreme heat and saltwater are the material basis for this debut by Sea Trials (one Ian McCarthy, also musically active as Romart and Wilhelm). The music originates in synthesiser… Continue reading

Ann Annie – ‘Atmospheres vol. 1’

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This is mesmerising. ‘Atmospheres vol. 1’ is the stunning debut album by Ann Annie, delivering a wide range of synthesized atmospherics and exploration into the depths of modular synthesis. We have seen a… Continue reading

Toàn – Histós Lusis

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‘Histós Lusis’ is the latest album from Anthony Elfort, under the pseudonym of Toàn. Known also as Qiwu Selftet, releasing a number of albums that fuse together hip hop and jazz (seek out… Continue reading

The Green Kingdom – The North Wind and the Sun

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I’ve followed Michael Cottone’s work as The Green Kingdom since I first got into Ambient music in and around 2008, when a series of small CD, CDr and netlabel material emerged on labels… Continue reading