Elsewhereness revisited is an occasional feature documenting the drift at the margins: ambient gasbagging, ’tube-d, ’cloud-ed, and ’camp-ed up, complete with companion mix, Elsewhereness revisited #4. Gailes is Benoît Pioulard, late-period ambient mode engaged (cf. Sonnet, Stanza, Thine), and long-time student of decay, sustain & release, Rafael Anton Irisarri—guitar-y, synth-y, studio savvy. Previous dronership, solo and duo (Orcas), doesn’t quite […]
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A dark forest, an entire region covered in darkness, a small, dark space that continually contracts and expands. Zoharum’s release schedule is fast and furious, embracing a broad spectrum of worldwide experimental electronica. Its most recent parcel revels in the dark side. ForrrestDrones :: Najas Flexilis Exequiae Robert Skrzyński, previously enjoyed enormously as Micromelancolié. The exploration of […]
An artist whose ambient work is mostly beatific and bucolic impresses by just barely lifting the shround hanging over a blighted cityscape. The arcing rainbow promise of “Mal’ ovanie Dúhy” is quickly broken on this fulminating opus. Though its sanguine spirit is replicated later on “All Summer in a Day,” life and light seem to have been sucked out of […]
While Strom Noir deals with light, Spheruleus pieces are all about air, thick, a little clammy, redolent of pine needles and forest floor. A special project marking netlabel Audio Gourmet’s third year of operation that manifested itself serendipitously, after the Slovak and British ambient artists each had submitted material for release containing the word “morning.” […]
Strom Noir’s ambient is amongst the most subtle on record, distant and place-less but richly varied and embrasive. Emil Mat’ko has been releasing music at a steady, even pace since 2007, yielding more than a dozen long- and extended-players to date, each as skillfully nuanced and uplifting as the next. In betrayal of his dark […]
Igloo Magazine Contributing Editor, Alan Lockett’s verdict on 2011’s half-year of music is sofar, sogood, with his picks appearing on two Top lists here. To accompany this, extracts from his thirty picks were chosen and sorted into two piles, broadly designated ambient/drone and techno/dub/idm, and spun into a brace of mixes. :::….:.:::….:::::::..:::::…..::..::::…::::.:.::::..:::…:::….:::.::::.:.::.:::.:::.:::…:::..::…:: 20eleven sogood :: […]
Alan, known to some as albient for his mix-tricks (and occasional audio-doodle) compiles 15 of driftiest dream-dealers in ambient/drone for 20eleven so far, while for 20eleven sogood he channels another 15 of the movie’n’grooviest techno/dub/idm players. Igloo Magazine Contributing Editor, Alan Lockett’s verdict on 2011’s half-year of music is sofar, sogood, with his picks appearing […]