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Lawrence English :: Cruel Optimism (Room40)

The album is developed as one long epic atmospheric suite where soothing peaceful passages are punctuated by vertiginous emotional moments of melancholic beauty. Lawrence English is one very productive and important artist in the late development of modern days experimental ambient music. Among other things he is also the founder of Room40 label. Wilderness of […]

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HEXA :: Factory Photographs (Room40)

Tuning into this 10-track album, and one instantly finds the brooding lost-worlds of abandoned factories evident right from the start. As described on the liner notes, “HEXA is Lawrence English and Jamie Stewart. Factory Photographs is their soundtrack to David Lynch’s evocative exploration of the passing of the industrial age.” Tuning into this 10-track album, […]

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Elsewhereness revisited #2 Man Bites Hypnagogue

Elsewhereness revisited is an occasional feature documenting the drift at the margins: ambient gasbagging, tube-lubed, cloud-ed, and bcamped-up, complete with companion mix, Elsewhereness revisited #2 Two reissues on neonate Pre-Echo plus In Summer, a Geographic North tape now d/l-able, top up New-Noise-Romantic Jefre-Cantu Ledesma‘s HQ* (see “Love’s Refrain”‘s Cocteaus vs. chillwave). Lovers of A Year With 13 Moons or any of J-CL’s selected […]

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The Peregrine Re-alights on Room40

A hefty slab of Power Ambient Drone redolent of the best from Tim Hecker, Ben Frost, and Fennesz. News of a forthcoming reissue on Room40 for The Peregrine, Lawrence English‘s homage to J.A. Baker’s eponymous tome. Originally released in 2011 on Experimedia with a limited pressing and long out of print, the album is being reissued […]

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Lawrence English + Stephen Vitiello :: Fable (Dragon’s Eye)

Tempered field recordings and instrumental detritus (Vitiello) meet peculiar modular tweaks and harmonized electronic efflatus (English) to create a collage commingling a widely sourced tonal palette, retaining integrality. Last encounter with Lawrence English was up close on Wilderness of Mirrors, with Stephen Vitiello a distant sighting In the Garden of Sonic Delights, a New York exhibition. Their latest coupling for Dragon’s Eye follows […]

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ALAN LOCKETT :: Elsewhereness mix

Igloomag’s Alan Lockett alias albient (mixcloud | soundcloud) dials in an ambient-electronic mix. Among its dream-scape streams and aether waves, reverb-trails and echo-veils, feature a number of recently igloo-‘viewed goodies. Here is elsewhereness… Route map to elsewhereness: 36, Beautumn, Christopher Bissonnette, Chronovalve, Dalhous, Kyle Bobby Dunn, Eluvium, Lawrence English, Faures, Fennesz, Francesco Giannico, Ligovskoï, Maps and Diagrams, Moss Garden, Pausal, Pjusk / Sleep […]

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Lawrence English :: Wilderness of Mirrors (Room40)

‘We bear witness to the retraction of a great many social conditions and contracts that have previously assisted us in being more humane than the generations that precede us. We are seeing this ideal of betterment eroded […]. This record is me yelling into what seems to be an ever-growing black abyss […]’ (Lawrence English) […]

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3View :: France Jobin, Laurent Perrier, Yoshio Machida (Baskaru)

Baskaru, purveyors of fine experimental electronics and sound art since 2005, issue just a few select releases each year, invariably in threes. Last sighted on igloo here, the French imprint prides itself on high artistic and visual standards, as can be seen from a roster spanning the likes of Maurizio Bianchi, Francisco López, and Lawrence English. A view of what’s […]

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Akira Kosemura :: 虹の彼方 – Seven Colors Variations (Schole)

虹の彼方 (or “Niji no Kanata”—beyond the rainbow) is the kind of sweet pop song only the Japanese can pull off with a straight face in front of a jaded adult audience and be met with heartfelt applause. Written by Akira Kosemura and sung by the silken voiced Iasah, it features Muneki Takasaka (also known as Paniyolo) […]

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V/A :: .​.​. and darkness came (Headphone Commute)

… and darkness came is a colossal yet stunning collection of cinematic and emotive music—showcasing artists new and established at a very reasonable price and all for a good cause too. For any fan of ambient experiments… [Release page] The 2012 theme of epic blog curated compilations continues with this stunner from Headphone Commute. It’s […]

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V/A :: Air Texture Volume II (Air Texture)

Steadily holding the course upon reaching cruising altitude, co-pilots Loscil and Irisarri curate with aplomb what is proving to be the prime showcase for new work by well-established ambient and experimental electronics artists, with the odd fresh new face. [Purchase page] The second volume in Air Texture‘s digipak built for two compilations continues to deliver […]

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Simon Whetham & Friends :: Meditations on Light (Monochrome Vision)

Russian label Monochrome Vision offers it up Meditations on Light again, complemented with its flintier, decidedly colder obverse, “Darkerspace,” another piece done in collaboration with visual artist Kathryn Thomas, plus the added enticement of an entire disc of remixes by various friends and acquaintances. [Release page] Many have already praised Simon Whetham‘s soft, warm album […]

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ALAN LOCKETT :: End Summerless Mix

Conspiring with fellow-travellers in ambient-drone and atmospheric electronica, Alan Lockett, Igloo Contributing Editor (aka albient for mixage and audio-scrawl), compiles a document of days. [September 2011] End Summerless: a mix to accompany impressions of a summer now apparently ending, with a strange sense of somehow never having started; not worth talking about perhaps, but listening’s […]

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AUDIOBULB :: 3view 2011.1

2010 was a busy year for Sheffield’s favourite purveyors of exploratory electronica, Audiobulb. This round-up finds curator David Newman giving voice to a typically wide-ranging set of releases, two of which are compilations and one a solo effort. Alan Lockett checks the strength of the ‘bulb’s wattage. (:papercutz :: Do Outro Lado do Espelho (Lylac […]

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