Category Archives: ambient

Asylum –  Sianna Lyons (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

They say that the largest part of communication is non-verbal, through body language and context. The same can be said about music, if done well, you can convey meaning and emotion through the music itself, talk to the listener in … Continue reading

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Unheard –  Astronomical Twilight (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

All music is going to remind you of something that you have heard before, how can it not, there is a finite amount of material to work with and only so many ways that you can combine it. It is … Continue reading

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Jochen Tiberius Koch set to release debut album “Walden”

With the warm weather comes some rather chilled music in the guise of the release of debut album “Walden” by the German composer Jochen Tiberius Koch on July 27th on Schole Records (Japanese label of Akira Kosemura, Dakota Suite, Quentin Sirjacq). … Continue reading

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Thinking Sweet EP – Jübl (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

People of a certain generation always claim to know where they were when they heard that Kennedy had been assassinated. Others recall the moment that they found out that Elvis had left the building for the last time. Then there … Continue reading

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Two Things –  Cloud Daddy and the Kingston Big Smokes (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

It isn’t often that a record confounds me, but Two Things is a strange track to get my head around. Don’t get me wrong, that’s a good thing, after all who wants to be writing about yet another bunch of … Continue reading

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Searmanas –  Searmanas (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

I’ve always been a sucker for ambient, drifty, dreamy music. I’ve also always loved strange, glitchy electronica. But it isn’t often that you find the two coming together in such a complimentary fashion. Kate Bush led the way and the … Continue reading

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Beneath The Surface –  Invadable Harmony (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

I’ve always been drawn to contemplative and ambient music such as that found on Invadable Harmony’s EP Beneath The Surface. I guess it comes from being surrounded with live music for a living that the music I chose to fill … Continue reading

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Scene and Heard – CCCXXXI : Hummingbird – Daxuva & Nina Miranda (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Pop music doesn’t have to be big and boisterous, bombastic and overblown. I mean, it can be if you like that sort of thing, it’s just that for me at least, the more interesting sonic creations are often found when … Continue reading

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Flow – Flow (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Just as some of the best and most unique experiences happen when you go off grid, as it were, where the generic road runs out and turns to unexplored creativity, when art runs out of rules to follow; so music … Continue reading

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Houses of the Sun –  The Blood Choir (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Musical things I like: Songs that are swept through with epic drama. Chilled electronica. Understated guitar work. Ambient gothic intrigue. Pretty much everything that came out on the 4AD label. Bands who create rather than follow fashion. Rock bands willing … Continue reading

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