Category Archives: ambient

Surface Tension (A Tincture For Integrating Shadow) –  Matthew De Ver (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

A strange title for a strange album. And I mean that in the nicest possible of ways. Strange is good, strange is interesting, strange is the opposite of safe, strange is unpredictable. Strange is often great and there are certainly … Continue reading

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Dead Can Dance new album and tour

Dead Can Dance have announced details of a brand new album entitled ‘Dionysus’, which is set for release on 2nd November via [PIAS] Recordings. ACT I : Sea Borne – Liberator of Minds – Dance of the Bacchantes ACT II : … Continue reading

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Penelope Trappes shares video for ‘Carry Me’ ahead of new album

Following her debut album ‘Penelope One’ for Optimo Music, London based Antipodean vocalist, musician and soundscaper Penelope Trappes presents sophomore longplayer ‘Penelope Two’, for Houndstooth. “’Penelope Two’ was built around field recordings, mantras and meditations. Emptying my mind of clutter, … Continue reading

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Albecq share ‘Flare’ from upcoming album ‘A Distant Guiding Sun’

Albecq is the collective of prolific London based artists and composers Angus MacRae, James Jones and Thom Robson. Formed in late 2016 through a love of vintage synths, unhurried free-flowing soundscapes and the pioneering ambient expeditions of Basinski and Stars … Continue reading

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Zoetrope – Astronomical Twilight (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

On the strength of Astronomical Twilight’s previous album, Unheard, new music coming from this artist is something I already look forward too and so a new full album of sounds landing on my review pile really made my day. As … Continue reading

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Like a Glare in the Night –  Floating Beauty  (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Despite having only encountered Floating Beauty twice before, via the single Larissa and the album that spawned it, Larva, I already look forward to any of their music which finds its way to my review pile. Why? Because musically it … Continue reading

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Lost Landscapes –  Lost Chocolate Lab (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

How can you use the least amount of sound to effect the biggest impact? How can empty space be harnessed to work for a musician? How can you guide the listeners emotions rather than dictate to them? What if music … Continue reading

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Scene and Heard – CCCLIX: Typical Critical –  Fufanu –  (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

It’s nice to know that in this fast paced, over-driven, fashion conscious and largely conformist world we find ourselves in, there are still wonderful oases filled with calm and, more importantly brave creativity. Fufanu are custodians of such sheltered places … Continue reading

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FOXTROTT releases ‘Better With You’ from 2nd EP in ‘Meditations’ trilogy

Montreal’s Marie-Hélène L. Delorme, aka FOXTROTT, has shared brand new single Better With You – taken from the second in a trilogy of EPs, out on August 10th via One Little Indian Records. The second instalment, Meditations II sees the inimitable … Continue reading

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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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