Post Tagged with: "Field Recordings"

SiJ :: The Earth Shrine (ΠΑΝΘΕΟΝ)

The Earth Shrine is not your typical eco-ambient. It pays homage to the global mystic paths once trodden in reverent balance, while hanging like the shroud we may need to wrap the planet if we continue to turn a deaf ear to its cries for more moderate behavior. This Yaroslavl, Russia based label creates absolute […]

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UNKNOWN TONE :: 3View

Unknown Tone is a burgeoning, mom and pop experimental ambient operation out of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Like the best family businesses, they hand pick their stock with great taste and discernment and offer their customers both easy-to-access digital and lovingly crafted physical editions. Sima Kim :: Variations for Music Box A wind-up music box states its theme […]

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Kate Carr :: Fabulations (Soft)

Fabulations provides an inner voyage, a cinematic experience for the ears and dreamily intuitive sonic meditations where flowing droning chords subtly communicate with detached, touching guitar resonances and sound art narratives. Kate Carr is an Australian sound designer and experimental musician now located in Ireland. I’ve previously heard about her work and her name thanks […]

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Taavi Tulev :: Kuku! (Self-Released)

The environment teems naturally, birds chirp, a breeze gently fleets, the lake splashes and bees pan across the stereo field, humming in and out. It’s a wonderfully real experience, and if you have a penchant for self-reflection, this could well take you places. Kuku! is not music… at least not in its conventional sense. What’s […]

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Ian Holloway & Banks Bailey :: Strange Pilgrims (Quiet World)

Despite its earthy origins, music that absorbs the night sky and all who may travel it. In Conversations on the Plurality of Worlds, 17th-century philosopher Fontenelle and his friend the Marquise contemplate the possibility of extraterrestrial life while on a moonlit stroll through her gardens. “What if they were skillful enough to navigate on the outer […]

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Markus Mehr :: Binary Rooms (Hidden Shoal)

Markus Mehr articulates his musical discourse around a sonic continuum made of process drone sequences and fractal electroacoustic dynamics. Germany-based multi-instrumentalist and sound designer, Markus Mehr began to work under his own name after several years spent under the moniker of Aroma. He is firstly known to the audience thanks to his various sound-art installations […]

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Pjusk / Sleep Orchestra :: Drowning in the Sky (Dronarivm)

Together, Pjusk and Sleep Orchestra evoke a chilly and endless, empty silence, broken only by wind whipping up new snow on the pack ice and the crunching footsteps of vain forays in this direction or that, all leading to more nowhere. “Pjusk” is one of those wonderful onomatopoeic words whose meaning is roughly approximate to its sound—junk, […]

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Miguel Isaza :: Levedad EP (Eter Lab)

Levedad delivers an exploratory sonic platform with a subtle pulse that should be consumed in one fell swoop. Levedad by Miguel Isaza Seemingly connected in a half-dozen sonic stream, Miguel Isaza offers slightly manipulated tones, taps and tinkering (found) sounds to coalesce. A surplus of softly sizzling noise slides across microscopic dronescapes in an attempt […]

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Fossil Aerosol Mining Project :: 17 Years in Ektachrome (Hand-Held)

Damaged and brittle sonic documents previously unavailable are now culled on this brisk sojourn with Japan-based Hand-Held. Fuzzy, nostalgic and picturesque, Fossil Aerosol Mining Project processes field recordings, muffled samples, shifted parallel universes and eerie undertones framed in spacious ambient sheets. Eroded and crimped voices manage to bury themselves within muddied noise and coherent buzzing […]

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Pleq + Philippe Lamy :: Sans Titre (Pocket Fields)

Choreographing ambient, noise and modern classical minimalism with a sense of tension being denied resolution, finding unwonted turns along the way. Since 2008 Bartosz Dziadosz has built a body of work as Pleq with releases on labels like u-cover, Databloem, dataObscura, Basses Frequences, ranging across ambient, drone, downtempo, glitch and postclassical, variously configured. Fusing synthetics with […]

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Nick Gill :: On není jako on (Effra Press)

On není jako on is what it sounded like in Josef K.’s ear when he was being run ragged by a faceless bureaucracy in “The Trial,” a mind-clouding tintinnabulation. Nick Gill’s On není jako on is one step beyond ambient, one step beyond drone. This may be because he takes a big step back in […]

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Sabri Meddeb :: Between Dawn and Dusk (Self-Released)

Though woven of the loosest skeins of its wool—birdsong, windswept treetops, insect trill—the color and clarity of Between Dawn and Dusk is immediately arresting. The whole wide world between thumb and forefinger, so tightly concentrated and sharply focused is the day Belgian sound artist Sabri Meddeb shares with us. Though woven of the loosest skeins […]

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V/A :: 15 Shades of White (Dronarivm)

This compilation work gathers a bunch of well-known artists who can be considered as emerging leaders of relaxed cinematic instrumental dream-pop musical excursions. A pleasant listening experience that will ravish fans of the artists mentioned from above and more. Dronarivm is a relatively new label located in Moscow, Russia but which rapidly gained an incredibly […]

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The volume settings folder :: Folder #01 (Self Release)

Folder #01 delivers a bunch of profoundly introspective dialogues between timbral droning chords, languorous melodies and hypno-ish rumbling electronic effects. Prolific and genuinely inventive craft based project founded by Möbelstück Beckmann, The volume settings folder is little by little making a name in the world of self-edition. Among a minority of others this project offers […]

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Jilk :: Retreat To Sleep (Bit-Phalanx)

A chilled out affair with an emphasis on ambient evolving textures and ethereal snippets of melody wrapped up in a swathe of rhythmic whirrs, clicks and pops. The debut full length album from Bristol sound wrangler Jilk is an ambitious and intricate affair. Using a mixture of field recordings and found sound, lush strings, guitar, […]

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Lights Dim w/ Gallery Six :: Between Spaces (Kaico)

Lazily swaying ambient for swaying lazily in your hammock, a cold drink resting on your tummy, eyes shut contentedly behind sunglasses. Lights Dim is Marek Kamiński from Poland and Gallery Six is from Hiroshima. Together they seem barely to move as they blend guitar and piano with layered loops, samples, bird chirp and water fall […]

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Bell’s Worth :: Bountiful Findings EP (Clean Error)

Downtempo glitch and textured ambient weaving is invoked on Bountiful Findings peppered alongside minimized dubstep debris. Time shifts back and forth like a broken clock spinning in reverse. Sparse sounds break apart as sonic clips scatter about the landscape. Wisconsin-based Benjamin Ellsworth (aka Bell’s Worth) sets out to organize instrumental fluctuations and does so with […]

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Pillowdiver :: Bloody Oath (Dronarivm)

Bloody Oath exacts prolonged vengeance on pop music by taking a handful of chart hits by Australian acts and stretching, layering and generally obfuscating any trace of origin.  A death threat in Valentine’s Day packaging, Bloody Oath exacts prolonged vengeance on pop music by taking a handful of chart hits by Australian acts and stretching, layering […]

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6 & 8 :: City Plaintive (Xylem)

The challenging and singular sound textures offered by the duet intuitively explore the dark corners of our imagination, the mnemonic traces of the past, buried and fractured memories. 6&8 is a newly established experimental ambient duet formed in London by the sound designer Rory McCormick and the living poetry artist Jessica Peace. In itself their […]

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Birds of a Feather, Vols. 3-6 (Flaming Pines)

The second quartet of Flaming Pines‘ year-long Birds of a Feather 3″ CDR series is now available, bringing us at least halfway through its planned “at least twelve” volumes. All four are epic journeys, even when covering relatively little ground. :: :: :: :: [The Green Kingdom :: The Great Blue Heron] The Green Kingdom […]

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Zilverhill :: Laodoicean (Adept Sound/Blind Shouter)

A sacral-industrial passage suggests some creepy cathedral attached to a munitions factory. In the end, something wounded limps away, dragging its heavy tail in the dirt. [Release page] Although heard as a single flow, the duo of Tim Bales and Paul Carr have created a ten-track album characterized as documenting “a shared indifference towards the […]

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V/A :: One On Twoism Volume 5 (Twoism)

As Twoism continues to graft their own signature on the tried and true origins of BoC’s sound, they’ve also inadvertently managed to keep a firm-hold on hypnotizing frequency bubbles that are diverse, captivating and elusive. [Release page] You have to admire the passion, persistence and pursuit the folks at Twoism have evolved over the years. […]

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My Fun :: This Is All I Had Time For (The Land Of)

My Fun’s ambient is very homey and close to life. It breathes with the same rhythm as its listener and has dog-eared corners, some scratches on the surface and a bit of dust in the corner. [Release page] Justin Hardison shrugs that life, as is its wont, got in the way and didn’t leave much […]

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Hall of Mirrors :: Altered Nights (Malignant)

Tumultuous and hell-ish dronescapes which savagely rising and rumbling from distant supernatural seas. An unique musical signature which reinforce the magnetic potentiality of corrosive-aggressively noisy droning frequencies in usual amorphous bleak soundscapes. [Release page] Hall of Mirrors is an experimental-subterranean droning project formed by Giuseppe Verticchio (Nimh) and Andrea Marutti (Never Known, Amon, Sil Muir…). Their […]

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Dub Mentor :: Versions (EnT-T)

Dub Mentor’s warm, peeled-down arrangements, comprised of loping drum loops, chocolatey bass and treated field recordings for texture, lend these tunes the intimacy of late-evening jazz. In its pursuit of optimal clarity of sound, Tel Aviv label EnT-T has been compared favourably with ECM. The Manfred Eicher of this operation is Lior Suliman and his […]

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Five questions for Time Released Sound

As Colin Herick states, Time Released Sound is “basically a beatless label focusing on ambient, drone, neo-classical IDM and pseudo-eccentric foltronica.” Find out more about this audio-visual boutique via our Five questions profile. Igloo :: When did Time Released Sound start up and what was your inspiration? Time Released Sound (Colin) :: I started working […]

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Kingbastard :: Lost Property (Herb)

Crackling static, digitally manipulated field recordings of birds, lovely chord progressions played on guitar and piano, and pastoral atmospheres await the Lost Property listener. I reviewed Kingbastard’s Brainfunk EP on Herb Recordings back in September 2011, so it seemed a natural thing to investigate his latest release on Herb, Lost Property. Initially, I was quite […]

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Seth Chrisman :: Aetherdrift, Do You Copy? (Flaming Pines)

Lazy ambient drifts into stylus static, the sea washing up the shore insinuates itself into the conversation inside someone’s busy kitchen. This is not New Mexico native Seth Chrisman’s debut recording but it is the first under his given name. Behind the misleadingly retro-futuristic title and cover art (which is still terrific, like all Flaming […]

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