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Album review: Matchess’s ‘Sonescent’: an irresistible flow of experimental, meditative drone recollection and conscious absence

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Premiere: Michael Scott Dawson releases new visuals for the beautiful ambient soundscape of Campestral

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Album review: Jim Wallis & Nick Goss – ‘Pool’: immersive, ocean-going, pastoral ambience

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Sometimes electronic music can get short circuited by its own intellectualism, where high concepts and technical processes become the focus. Canadian music producer and audio-visual artist Timothy Gowdy’s work may take the profound as a springboard and it certainly involves a fair share of technological high jinks but these aren’t the defining features. What makes …

Ambient Jazz Ensemble share the atmospheric and bewitching new single ‘Ensoul’ due out May 11th, the first single to be shared from upcoming album London Fields due out July 8th via Here & Now Recordings.  AJE is the passion project of acclaimed composer, writer and producer Colin Baldry. Baldry’s previous works can be found on …

Even before the live music began there was a sense that something extraordinary was about to happen in the snug confines of the artsy Rose Hill pub on Tuesday night. The stage was set, dismembered guitar, clamps and vintage vox amp to the left, a yawning cabinet to the right, sprawling with leads that buried …

There is something haunting and chilling about the new release ‘Halo’ from esteemed composer and solo artist John Lemke that captures an Arctic chill and yet is antithetically warm and organic. It is an achingly beautiful piece filled with layers of moving, ambulant sound. It is utterly moving and affecting: the strings weeping and crying …

Jacob Long (aka Earthen Sea) has a musical provenance that inevitably draws you in to take a look. He’s been a member of the Dischord endorsed, post-hardcore agitators Black Eyes, injected sax and bass to the electro-dub, No-wave work-outs of Mi Ami and since 2014 released less abrasive sounds as Earthen Sea, probing ever deeper …

Having put himself on the Backseat Mafia radar last month with the devastatingly beautiful debut single ‘Dusk’, Piers Thibault’s forthcoming EP has been the subject of repeated listening when we’ve been in search of some gorgeous piano-driven instrumental music to take us out of ourselves for 15 minutes or so. It’s very good at that. …

It’s not very often that I partake in reviewing what could be traditionally described as ‘ ambient’ music. The word ambient should really be used to describe a texture, or a musical motif. I’m happy to disclaim that the latest album from award winning Danish producer, composer, film composer and pianist Jens B. Christiansen (aka Rumpistol) …

Beginning with 2012’s ‘Leland’ New York artist Francis Harris has been doing a deep dive into the sonic swells and contrapuntal granularities that articulate our most abstract, and sometimes slowest moving, virtualities. Through found sound, analog synthesis, and concise instrumentation Harris has delivered works that transcend the diagram-matic exposition often found in electronic music in …

The sounds of Brisbane project Grids/Units/Planes (GUP) are that of a cloudy, diffuse space that glitches and hums in a languorous rich texture: awe-inspiring and transfixing. I have always thought that the magic in effective instrumental music is the ability to tell stories and create images without words, and in ‘Diverge and Coalesce’, GUP have …

For one empire to rise, another must fall.For us to reach the highs, through dark holes we must crawl.For the vision in the deep, we need,we sacrifice and bleed, to make the leap. The Sacrifice – Poem Written by The Allegorist As a holistic artist, Anna Jordan (The Allegorist) encapsulates a myriad of her talents within her …