Dream Mediations, by Covolux

Somewhere inbetween the tops of clouds and the beginning of the starry sky exists “Dream Mediations” – an album by Covolux released by Earthrid Records.

Beautiful ambient-drone compositions with a big emotional injection. Often such ethereal productions can lean in one direction or the other, being steeped in nostalgic melancholy or otherwise totally void of humanity opting for a more studious view – here in Dream Mediations I find a wonderful balance of the two.

With the bulk of the sounds being triumphant and compassionate, Covolux lulls the listener into a comfortable state – the perfect de-arming to swoop in and take control of our minds, steering us around the landscape and showing us personal highlights. Atmospheric turns into a too-good descriptor, as I found each composition instilling me with a sense of flight, as if I were in a waking dream – able to launch off and glide above my surroundings at any moment…

Overall the album is a very relaxing listen, and would be quite at home during a personal meditation session or calm rainy mornings. Blissful drones give way to more energy and movement in tracks such as “Acts of Kindness”, which fully embraces the orchestral instrumentation of the project and steers head-on into modern classical territory – while slightly out of place with the rest of the tracks, it’s turned into one of my favorites!

You can download and stream the album for free or name-your-own-price via Earthrid’s Bandcamp page!

The Lost Tapes, by Rei Low

Fresh and fascinating sounds from Rei Low, brought to us by the Holojamz crew – seemingly a collection of what might be considered *B-Sides* (please correct me if I am wrong). Rei explores many different styles and genres on this release which is to be expected from such a release – however the variety lends perfectly to the chaotic raw style presented, with the tracklist jumping around to showcase influences of hip-hop and jungle with a touch of vaportrap. If these were indeed “Lost Tapes”, b-sides or tracks that didn’t make other albums – regardless, I am glad Rei Low decided to package them up and release them for us, as it’s a very nice collection of sounds and worth listen.

VLCI NA MĚSÍCI VYJOU NA ZEM, by MOONSPOTTER

Beautiful experimental electronics from MOONSPOTTER – hopping between experimental ambience, trip hop, spoken word and downtempo electronics. I will need someone to swoop in with some translation expertise, but there is a heavy emotion vibe seated around these tracks – washed out guitars soar and glide around subtle percussion, sealing the atmosphere in a rich and lavish cocoon. There is something deeply satisfying about these tracks that I cannot explain, but I needed to share, so here you are…..

Construct, by Bios Contract

Unique Avant-Garde electronics from Indian artist Bio Contrast. Construct is a thoughtful exploratory EP consisting of 3 tracks, gliding from static deconstructions into blissful atmospherics and back again. Though altogether less than 10 minutes long – the sonic expanse is astounding – with the concept truly fleshing out by reaching the 3rd track. It’s textural, emotional, and interesting – one of the more rewarding shortform experimental listens I have had the pleasure to enjoy recently. The project is streaming on all platforms as well as for sale over at bandcamp, so show some support! I am looking forward to digging into this artists back catalog, as this was my first exposure to their creations…..

Fresh Batch – April 13, 2020

With many of us approaching one-month in isolation, it is nice to see the fruits of labor starting to surface. Bandcamp is thick with new projects from artists all over the world. Inspired by, or perhaps in spite of solitude, creativity is flourishing regardless the reason! Time to click play and bask in some magnificent creations…


COMING SOON

4/23 – Healing Lullabies, by Heavenchord (spclnch) Ambient Techno

recovery girl (Deluxe Edition) (Orange Milk Records) IDM

5/5 Self Fulfilling Prophecy, by MCBN (Social Harmony) Beat Collage


OUT NOW

Hypomnesia, by Diskette Park
Self Released
Slushwave / eccojams / Future Funk

CLEAR SKIES 第1巻, by Life Network
Released by Vivarium Recordings
Experimental Vaporwave / Lofi / Slushwave

Daily Haikus, by Aetuun
Released by Illuminated Paths
Lofi / Experimental / Vaporwave

幸運, by 𝙳𝚒𝚐𝚒𝚝𝚊𝚕 𝙰𝚞𝚝𝚒𝚜𝚝
Released by Tomorrow Entertainment Records
Vaporwave / Lofi / Mallsoft

Virtual Distance, by Various Artists
Released by Section 9
Experimental / Post Vaporwave / Compilation

The Art Of Whisper, by Wonderful Beasts
Released by Wormhole World
Experimental / Chillout / Electronic

Green Horizon / Hiki split EP
Self Released
Shoegaze / Post-Rock / Dream Pop

Side 2, by The Neverending Trio
Released by Ingrown Records
Experimental / Jazz / Psychedelic

Particulate, by Vimana Aircraft
Released by DaP Station
Lofi / Psychedelic / Beats

Too Stupid to be Anxious, by Shifted
Released by Avian
Techno / Experimental / Lofi

Air, by Naph + Chihei Hatakeyama
Released by White Paddy Mountain
Ambient / Drone / Electro Acoustic

Lost in Time, by Kowalski Room
Self Released
Atmospheric / Chillout / Ambient


NOW AVAILABLE ON WEBELOTRAX

INTENCOJ, by Nkujarks
Experimental Electronic / IDM / Dark Ambient


rest, by nuages

Rest – something that a lot of us are familiar with right now, i’m sure. Thankfully we have wonderful artists like nuages to breathe some energy into our routines. These emotional and reflective 3-tracks remind us that it is okay to take a break, rest our mindsets and intentions back to some sort of equilibrium. Soothing melodies caress the compositions, as downtempo rhythms carry the tracks towards completion. It’s a very relaxing listen, with subtle touches of melancholy that I adore so much adding a pleasant emotional depth to the project. I found myself listening to this one over and over again, so I simply had to share it…

The Glimmering Plane, by Field Lines Cartographer

Fresh and wonderful modular ambience from UK producer Field Lines Cartographer. The Glimmering Plane does exactly what it sets out to do – self described as “62 minutes of long-form electronic music intended to be an immersive, transportive experience” – FLC hits the nail on the head. By the time you are halfway through the listen, it’s easy to find oneself inside this fabled Glimmering Plane, looking casually out the window as the landscape unfolds below. Massive sweeping synths coat the tracks in ethereal joy, peppered with rhythmic melodies. Touching darkness but not bathing in it, there is a expert balance of mood and emotion, letting the listener fill in some gaps regarding expression and intent. A very solid long-player perfect for rainy Mondays….

Indigenous Mix 3, by SAD MAN

SAD MAN is back at it again with a surreal collection of wonky tunes. Following in the footsteps of the artists Indigenous Mix series, this collection of 12 tracks explores electronic concepts often with an electroacoustic palette, with a heavy lean towards world music. Big beats and thick synths sit behind satisfying plucks on mysterious strings and pattering hand percussion. Chimes and bells swirl around the mix creating a jam circle atmosphere that is quite entrancing and relaxing. I am always impressed with SAD MAN’s ability to fuse dissonance with harmony, adding a unique layer in the flavor of experimental jazz. For fans of something out of the ordinary!

Fresh Batch – April 1, 2020

Happy April music lovers! No fools around here, simply a thick collection of recently released greatness along with some wonderful things to look forward to. Let the music speak…


COMING SOON

4/3 – Dance Alone, by Sraunus (Self Released) Dub Techno

4/10 – Complete Silence: Dream Music – 完全な沈黙: 夢の音楽, by LYNXX (Self Released) Drone

4/22 – Memento Mori, by Tripswitch (Section Records) Downtempo Electronica

6/5 – Splinters From An Ever-Changing Face, by END (Self Released) Metalcore


OUT NOW

D A Y 3夜0バ3ツ0 D R E A M, by パラ D A I S U シ
Released by Seikomart
Vaporwave / Experimental / Plunderphonics

Lo Ingobernable, by Casi Todos Las Males
Released by Dreamshore Tapes
Beats / Synthwave / Shoegaze

AMBIENCE TOOLS 8, by 000
Released by What Now Becomes
Microhouse / Experimental Electronic / Downtempo

Free Information, by 2031 FL-DROID
Released by DMT Tapes FL
Vaporwave / Future Funk / Outsider Ambient

Praseodymium / Pleasure Response
Self Released
Electronic / Downtempo / Synthwave

蒸気の夢, by Seffi Starshine
Released by Fireflower Foundation
Ambient / Vapordrone / Meditation

udontexist / Ain’t About That, by 4TUNE
Released by Sound Museum
Drum & Bass / Experimental Bass / Halftime

Look Into The Fire, by M00NofS0rr0W
Released by Hairs aBlazin’
Dark Ambient / Experimental / Alternative Vaporwave

Grove, by 08風
Released by No Problema Tapes
Ambient / Experimental / Meditation

Grinding, by Dong Zhou
Released by Engram Recordings
Noise / Experimental / Electroacoustic


NOW AVAILABLE ON WEBELOTRAX

INTENCOJ, by Nkujarks
Experimental Electronic / IDM / Dark Ambient

Last Of Us LP, by Nu:Gravity

Fresh from UK Future Garage label The Games We Play is the Last Of Us LP by Nu:Gravity – 11 deep atmospheric tunes with plenty of throbbing bass and shuffling rhythms. Featuring a plethora of collaborative tracks, highlighting some of the label and scenes other talent – notably EWPVTH and Sloati make an appearance, lending to the sonic diversity of the release.

If you’re not familiar with the labels output, this is a wonderful place to start, with a name-your-own-price download available as well as streaming on Soundcloud.