Post Tagged with: "New Age"

x.y.r. :: Labyrinth (Not Not Fun)

But topography, albeit figuratively, still figures as Labyrinth‘s decaying synth and faded sonorities eponymously model meandering inner zones with ‘six misty, mystic chambers of dreams, drones, delirium, and phased percussion, spiraling in slow, sacred arcs.’  On Labyrinth, his vinyl debut for LA Exotic Moods Enhancers Not Not Fun, retro-futurist synth seer x.y.r. ‘coaxes hushed auras of keys, metronomes, […]

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x.y.r. :: Mental Journey To B.C. (Not Not Fun)

Vladimir Karpov floats fetid Formanta-mini (‘vintage Soviet keytar‘) loops and neo-vaporwave wibble over soft primitivist machine rhythms backlit with a mezzotint of remote insect drone and fictive field sounds. The usual paradigm for retro-lounge fantasist x.y.r. (‘Xram Yedinennogo Razmuwlenuja’*) is one of illusory worlds–be it lost cities of gold (El Dorado), polar oblivion (Arktika), or […]

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Wolves and Horses :: Wolves and Horses EP (UAE)

This debut effort by Christian Saint Viteux is mainly built on soothing and peacefully moving synthesized tones and various digital equipment. Wolves and Horses is the musical project of Belgium based sound artist Christian Saint Viteux. In rather classical and immersive approaches with a strong emotional component Viteux offers a nice soundscaping, naturalistic and organic […]

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Zen Land :: Zen Land (Warped)

The musical strength of Zen Land lies in the fascinating and original use of transporting colorful raga-like patterns in a jazzy mood combined to powerful textured electronics and softly driven ambiences. Zen Land is a high standard musical collective which features a bunch of well known artists from the international independent scene. Michael Zentner is […]

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V/A :: Wishes for Tim (Vent)

Tim David Brice’s partner Julia Dewhirst has curated Wishes for Tim with meticulous extravagance. The Tim for whom these wishes have been made is Tim David Brice, champion of well-known, unknown and soon-to-be known ambient and electronica up until the moment of his untimely passing. His labels Somehow Recordings, Twisted Tree Line and Vent Sounds released hundreds of […]

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Sayaconcept :: Nara (Asadoya Yunta) (Bit-Phalanx)

On this debut single by a singular Japanese duo, the three-stringed shamisen leads light, caressing vocals by the hand beneath the shade of subtle electronics to the unhurried thump of one great, big drum. On this debut single by a singular Japanese duo, the three-stringed shamisen leads light, caressing vocals by the hand beneath the […]

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Christiaan Virant :: Fistful of Buddha (CVMK)

Fistful of Buddha is also yet another articulation in the continued evolution of the original Buddha Machine, which in its fourth-generation edition features loops extracted from this album. Co-creator (with FM3 partner Zhang Jian) of the instantly legendary Buddha Machine, Nebraska-born China hand Christiaan Virant has created a moody suite of chamber tunes that, like […]

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O’Leary – Louhivuori – Hauta-aho :: Astral Fishing (TIBProd. Italy )

In its unassuming way, however, this ambient darkhorse recorded with relative unknowns stands out due to its majestic demeanor and excellence of execution. Outwardly the dourest land in Western Europe, Finland happens to have one of the liveliest “out” music scenes anywhere, with its singular spin on neo-folk psychedelia, a taste for sophisticated jazz and […]

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