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

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Album review: Poppy Ackroyd – ‘Pause’: solo piano pastoralism excellently captures a life lived this past year

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Album review: Cahill/Costello – ‘Offworld’: contemplative dubspace, ambient and post-rock shimmer that steps gloriously out of time

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Jon Hopkins has shared a new release – Singing Bowl (Ascension) from a new series of ‘Meditations’ which is available to stream now. The piece3 is part of a specially curated 24-hour long playlist for Spotify, designed with deep meditation experiences in mind, the piece perfectly fits into Jon’s transcendent selections. He created the piece by …

Brian is unarguably the better known of the Eno brothers, mainly for his metamorphosis from priapic glam-peacock synth boffin to visionary producer and ambient music pioneer. Roger though has discreetly carved out a career as a creator of instrumental music with an impressive back-catalogue of over thirty albums. This album isn’t the first time the …

When George Harrison wrote ‘It’s All Too Much’ after encounters with LSD, he was voicing that feeling of overwhelming-ness the drug induced in him. That same feeling would later be experienced by late 80s/early 90s ravers, and led to Alex Paterson inadvertently inventing the “chill-out room” to sooth their melting heads. One album that greatly …

Is probably inevitable that Laurel Halo, one of the most inventive female artists working today, should move into film scores. And so she has with her forthcoming release, providing the soundtrack to the 2018 essay film Possessed – by artist collective Metahaven and Rob Schröder, produced by Dutch Mountain Film. The film was nominated for the IFFR Tiger award …

Despite creating Mute Records, launching Fad Gadget and Depeche Mode, and then blazing a trail with Yazoo, The Birthday Party and a zillion more to become the indie label of all time, founder Daniel Miller’s moniker, The Normal has been strangely quiet since 1978. His one release, ‘TVOD/Warm Leatherette’ that initially launched the label was …

German drone metal duo [B O L T] have joined forces with Floridian industrial noise project Lavas Magmas on this untitled three-track collaborative split EP of ambient post-rock. [B O L T] perform the first track, ‘1 2’, which is basically a short series of ambient synth notes stretched out for over ten minutes with …

Solo Collective, aka composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist Sebastian Reynolds, along with German cellist/composer Anne Müller and violinist/producer Alex Stolze are back following their acclaimed Solo Collective Part One album with (wait for it) Solo Collective Part Two, out on June 7th via Nonostar Records. Sitting between the classical tradition and the Silver Mt Zion, Sigur Ros, A …

There is new Brian Eno music on the horizon, quite literally actually. He’s to reissue his seminal soundtrack album ‘Apollo: Atmospheres & Soundtracks’, written with his brother Roger and Daniel Lanois to accompany Al Reinert’s landmark feature-length documentary ‘For all Mankind’, featuring footage of and interviews with Apollo astronauts. In addition, there is a whole disc …

You should never skim through music judging it’s first 30 seconds alone. Let “An Island Keen To Float” be a cautionary lesson for both listeners and writers, myself included. The latest single from Sheffield quartet Dead Slow Hoot may seem to be going down a meandering, C30 style path of earnest presentation and emotive content. …

Out on its physical formats on May 3rd via City Slang is Tindersticks’ Stuart A Staples soundtrack for Claire Denis’ first English language film, High Life. In the gaps between Tindersticks records / haitus’, Staples has worked extensively with Davis, and this feature, focusing on a group of criminals who are tricked into believing they will …