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Tag Archives: Ambient

Grand River – Crescente

16-Aug-18

★★☆☆☆ = Eh, fine What’s it sound like? Modern intellectual compositional ambient like electro. Thoughts Well crafted with enjoyable moments but overall dull and drifting. More Info https://www.discogs.com/Grand-River-Crescente/release/10925592 Listen! Youtube Spotify Schema Info Grand River – Crescente Description: Album Review of Grand River – Crescente Written by: stan Rating: 2 out of 5  

Emperor Penguin – Mysterious Pony

04-Jul-18

★★★☆☆ = Good! What’s it sound like? A record made by a band as if it’s collected from a bunch of older sampled vinyl. Thoughts Starts off with a good energy, drumlines a bit more aggressive and the additional layers now encompass not just keys and guitar but strings, flute, xylophone. Love the dre interlude […]

Various – Uneven Paths: Deviant Pop From Europe 1980-1991

26-Jun-18

★★★☆☆ = Good! What’s it sound like? A curiosity cabinet of sparse 80’s DIY-sounding pop. Styles range from folk to r&b and synth driven. Thoughts Inconsistent and dated at times but mostly good album. Interesting as it almost fills a gap in the music timeline as to how art-house was fully incorporated into pop. More […]

Aphex Twin – Selected Ambient Works 85-92

25-Jun-18

★★★★★ = Classic, essential listening What’s it sound like? Techno with a pleasant floating ambient element. Certain tracks utilize a drum machine for a dance vibe, others are extended and much more in the ambient realm relying on repetition to create feeling. Thoughts A masterpiece: this sounds great and is aphex twin at his most […]

Sports – Modern Species

20-Jun-18

★★★☆☆ = Good! What’s it sound like? Reminds me of a more clubby version of the orb or 808 state. Thoughts Philip sherburne wrote the pitchfork review which covers things well ( https://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/dj-sports-modern-species/ ) Tracks cover a range of influences (trance, dub, breakbeat house). It has a club vibe but extended. This would play very […]

Labradford – E Luxo So

20-Jun-18

★★☆☆☆ = Eh, fine What’s it sound like? Post rock Thoughts Sparse, slow and boring. More Info https://www.discogs.com/Labradford-E-Luxo-So/release/18227 Listen! Youtube Spotify

Labradford – Mi Media Naranja

13-Jun-18

★★★☆☆ = Good! What’s it sound like? Noirish post rock Thoughts The guitar has a certain Americana shimmer/reverb that really develops the texture here, creating a creepy David Lynch atmosphere. Each track tends to feature some background ambient noise like a slight rumble and a high pitched tone. Highly repetitive but with subtle changes that […]

Oneohtrix Point Never – R Plus Seven

11-Jun-18

★★★★☆ = Quality release and suggested listening What’s it sound like? Avant garde electro Thoughts OPN has highly effective moments that will always keep me curious about his work. R plus seven is a great piece of work but it gets a little tiring at times (maddening loops, lots of nothing). Fans will recognize these […]

D.K. – Distant Images

24-May-18

★★☆☆☆ = Eh, fine What’s it sound like? Vaporwave like Thoughts It’s alright More Info https://www.discogs.com/DK-Distant-Images/release/11144303 Listen! Youtube Spotify

Jóhann Jóhannsson – Englabörn & Variations

23-May-18

★★★★☆ = Quality release and suggested listening What’s it sound like? Small classical string ensemble with modern electronic elements. Thoughts Masterful… this might be a ‘5’ in time. Tracks typically unfold through repetition that’s effective at building tension. As it’s structured like a soundtrack this repetition becomes a drag at times. But the breaks from […]