Memory Drawings – The Nearest Exit

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There’s not enough hammered dulcimer records these days! Joel Hanson’s hammerings on this record are very mechanical – that’s a complement because so far, the record is looping away as tight as a… 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

Kepier Widow – The Duality of Man

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‘The Duality of Man’ is the stunning debut of Alexander Roberts’ new alias, Kepier Widow. Formerly performing and releasing music under the name of Joseph Curwen, Roberts is well established within the world… Continue reading

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