hohokum

(By Gene Yraola)

You may have never heard of the upcoming Playstation video game Hohokum or even know what it looks or sounds like, but if you’re a fan of experimental ambient music, its the only game that will matter.… [Read More]

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East Forest SXSW

Classical music has always been an afterthought at the industry-insider festival but in recent years the genre has slowly been given a much more integrated chance through inclusions on experimental/alternative showcases. Proportionally in comparison to the festival’s whole lineup, there … [Read More]

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Mark Harris

Created by Scylla Magda to Mark Harris’ “running forward_ to the object of ones affection” off his solo album The Angry Child, the new video encapsulates everything you could possibly visualize hearing this ambient pick of the week (in … [Read More]

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winged victory for the sullen ATOMOS

Perhaps the greatest classical-ambient duo of the last two decades, the pair of Stars of the Lid’s Adam Wiltzie and Berlin-based pianist/composer Dustin O’Halloran better known as A Winged Victory for the Sullen are set to return with a new … [Read More]

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inventions entity

The music duo of Explosions in the Sky’s Mark T. Smith and Eluvium’s Matthew Cooper, also known as their group moniker Inventions, are set to take the ambient/experimental world by storm with their upcoming self-titled LP coming this April on … [Read More]

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apple olafur arnalds

Perhaps his most “Apple” piece ever, composer Ólafur Arnalds composes a very simple but candid ex post facto for Apple’s latest commercial.

The piece captures an essence of “the moment” as it plays over the music of videographers using iPhones … [Read More]

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inventions band

Seemingly out of nowhere and with only a minute, ambient experimental band Inventions has got our attention.

The mysterious duo’s debut LP releases later this year on indie label Temporary Residence Ltd., the same label as that of Explosions in … [Read More]

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With Love

Winner: Ex-Confusion – With Love  (n5md records / review)

Runner-up: Shayou – Gleam of Midnight (totokoko records / review)

Ultimately a tough decision given the impeccable flawlessness and inspiring innocence of Shayou’s Gleam of Midnight and the vividly … [Read More]

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totokoko christmas

There’s no shortage of fanfare when it comes to Totokoko records. The friendly ambient label has released a number of gems this year with releases from Layur and Shayou. Becoming an annual tradition, the label presents their latest Christmas Compilation … [Read More]

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Celer

Japan-based Ambient composer/musician Will Long who goes under the moniker “Celer,”released a new piece entitled “Sendai” in response to the Philippine relief efforts. Recorded on August 24, 2013 at Pangaea in Sendai, Japan during the Christoph Heemann / Hollywood Dream … [Read More]

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