Agartha, by Meta Mora

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Agartha by Meta Mora is a 4 track EP of experimental electronics and ambience. Released by Scenic Rhythms last month, this project features a pleasant blending of oscillating tones and samples. The pacing and use of synthesizers gives the soundscape an urgent, underlying rhythm that is quite hypnotic. You can download the EP from Scenic Rhythms or directly from the artist via Bandcamp.

Favorite Track: Hollow Maps

Limited edition cassette available on Scenic Rhythms:scenicrhythms.bandcamp.com/album/sr018-meta-mora-agartha

Agartha is a legendary city that is said to be located in the Earth’s core. It is related to the belief in a hollow Earth and is a popular subject in esotericism.

released July 22, 2016

All sounds by Meta Mora
Cover art by Scenic Rhythms

Obscured By Beams Of Sorrow, by Hakobune & Dirk Serries

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Here is some truly gorgeous and relaxing ambience, courtesy of a small Japanese label, White Paddy Mountain. Obscured By Beams Of Sorrow is a collaborative project washed in deep minimalism and ambient emotion. Utilizing lush electronics paired with layers of guitar, the duo manages to create a complex and profound landscape around their sound. You can download the project via Bandcamp with the option of a physical CD available for a bit extra. Highly recommended listen for relaxing evenings or laid-back mornings!

Obscured By Beams Of Sorrow is the first collaborative recording between Hakobune and Dirk Serries.
minimalistic electric guitar drone sound melody is pulling the listener into imaginary drone world.
this record has atmosphere of a deep bamboo forest with no sense of reality, such as wander.
and listener will see hallucinogenic visuals Somewhere to see scenery Such as the events in the dream and will feel sustained bass drone sound such as the Freudian obsession. Hakobune

Hakobune AKA Takahiro Yorifuji uses layers of guitar to create
the sonic landscapes. Yorifuji is from a small town in Hyogo,
Japan and currently resides in Tokyo.
hakobunemusic.jp

Dirk Serries

Since his first releases in the early 80s, uncompromising Belgian artist Dirk Serries has garnered respect with his wilful and specific minimal music and various experiments from and invitations to collaborate with recognised musicians like Steven Wilson, Steve Von Till, Justin Broadrick, Cult Of Luna, Teun Verbruggen, Colin Webster, Andrew Lisle, Rene Aquarius, Dead Neanderthals and Onno Govaert. He has been commisioned to write works for Dutch national television broadcaster VPRO, the Antwerp Zoo as well as architectural festival Biënnale Rotterdam and worked on stage with the Holland Symfonia orchestra. His discography encompasses stylistically diverse releases on labels like Relapse, Projekt, Conspiracy as well as his current creative partner Tonefloat, an outfit with years of experience in vinyl editions for acts like Porcupine Tree, Robert Fripp, Theo Travis and Anja Garbarek. Over the past thirty years, he has toured extensively through Europe and the USA and performed at some of experimental music’s major venues and concert spaces, as headliner or in support of Low, Mono, My Bloody Valentine, Jesu and others. He currently runs to the Tonefloat’s New Wave Of Jazz label dedicated to his fascination for free jazz and improvisation.

released 03 September 2015

all music written by Hakobune & Dirk Serries
mixed by Hakobune
mastered by Dirk Serries
photograph by Aurélie Scouarnec

The Forest Diaries, by Dag Rosenqvist

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Another slice of Eilean greatness, this time Dag Rosenqvist presents us with some hyper-relaxed modern classical goodness. Floating around between drones and fog, The Forest Diaries remains emotional and focused over long 10 tracks. Lots of work here featuring piano as well as other acoustic instrumentation. The entire release is saturated in a subtle, lonely feeling, not in a bad way, but more of a “lonely for a day” sorta way. Whether it makes you relax or reminisce, this is one highly recommended body of work.

Favorite Track: 8. VIII

Date : 07.07.15
Map point : eilean 37
Color : blue
Season : summer
Duration : 42.15 mn
Edition : limited to 180 copies

This music was made for the project The Forest Diaries created by the Swedish choregrapher and dancer Jenny Larsson and made possible with generous donations from Inger Abrahamsson, Dale Andree, Janne Anundi, Irene Arikan, Christine Arleij, Margareta Armbrust, Anita & Svante Arthursson, Åsa Johansson Bagley, Blanca & Chad Bairnsfather, Joanne Barrett, Ayhan Bulut, Tere Alvarez’ Canida, Rachel Carroll, Maria Chinda, Ulrika Daun, Gretchen Denton, Celeste Fraser Delgado, Sophie Olsson Dogruman, Jose’ Manuel Dominguez, Hanna Dorve, Malin Dorsey, Karin DuPlessis, Lena Dyring, Therese Felth, Mariana Harari Froment, Hanna Dermes Gibson, Johan Grinde, Jennie Grip, Ann-Sofi Gustafsson, Caroline Haag, Tina Hanniger, Sara Hedberg, Jill Hoffman, Sandra Höpfner-Buchnitzki, Martina Arthursson Immonen, Britt-Marie Isacson, Mia Karlsson, Serusa Katabami, Sally Lamb, Elana Lanczi, Erik Larsson, Sara Leifsdottir, Mary Luft, Heather Maloney, Kathryn von Matthiessen, von Matthiessenvon Matthiessenvon MatthiessenT Malo, Karen Mikalsen, Charlotte Marthinsson, Felizia Mulchan, Juliana Navarro, Carly Nordström, Christine Nilsson, Mariana Oliveira, Christopher Payen, Karen Peterson, Carlota Pradera, Sandra Portal-Andreu, Ellen Raddum, William Rey, Åsa SeiplaxViveka le Roux, Susanna Robinson, April Sellers, Ellinor Seiplax, Kristina & Anders Sturk Steinwall, Anna Skott, Henrik Skott, Maxine Steinman, Kimber & Petrus Sundevall, Mauricio Tijerino, Tom & Maite Thornton, Kine Halvorsen Thoren, Marta & Frank Torres, Aaron Tuckler, Therese Wagenius ThörnThörn, Maria Wagenius, Daniela Wancier, Seth Warren-Crow.

www.dagrosenqvist.bandcamp.com
www.jennylarsson.org

VIDEO (by Jenny Larsson) : www.vimeo.com/130442694

released 07 July 2015

Written, arranged, performed and produced by Dag Rosenqvist.
Recorded and mixed at The 63rd Link in Gothenburg, 2014.

Mastered by Matthew Collings
Artwork Photography by Martin Vlach (front) &
Liam Frankland (inside)
Inside Photography by Mathias Van Eecloo
Design by Superfluxgrafizm

“Thanks to : Mathias Van Eecloo, Rémi Verdier, Matthew Collings, Liam Frankland, Jenny Larsson. Family and friends.”

Nourish, by Inner Travels

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One of my favorite ambient-producers Inner Travels brings us this beautiful 5-track project of soothing sonic atmosphere.

released 25 June 2015

Music & art by S. Targo

All music recorded in The Corner Room, Lake Geneva, WI:
– During the “Garden Music” sessions (1)
– Between October 2013-January 2014 (2 & 3)
– During the “First Light” sessions (4 & 5)

Cover photo taken 6/12/15 near the Roosen Dam, Lake Como, WI

Aeon, by Michael Hix

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Recently had this one submitted to the blog, boy am I glad it found its way here too! Aeon is a 6 track project from New York based producer Michael Hix. Both enchanting and melancholy, the tracks curl their way around your heartstrings with ease. Some truly relaxing modern classical ambience, highly recommended….

Favorite Track: 4. III

Recorded in Brooklyn, NY 2012-2014.
Painting and film still by Emily Weiner.
Mastered by Taylor Deupree at 12k Mastering.

released 16 June 2015

Ramifications, by Gora Sou

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Orange Milk Records of Columbus Ohio never fails to bring some supreme goodies to the table, and this time around is no dissapointment. Ramifications is a phenomenal 8-track project from Gora Sou, soaring to melodic heights and churning depths. Sit back and close your eyes, let the inspiration flow into you…

Favorite Track: 3. Fregata 

Germany’s Marc Übel, aka Gora Sou, follows up his fantastic Living XXL album with Ramifications, an increasingly composed and masterful hybrid of ethereal synth abstraction and new MIDI sounds. The music is direct and effortless, seeming to arrive fully formed with few overdubs, even if we know that not to be true. In fact each instance of ambiance, rhythmic movement, and pure sound texture is labored over in a conscious effort to emphasize arrangement. According to the artist, Ramifications is about dealing with problems and changes and accepting them as something constructive, opposed to looking back all the time.

released 03 July 2015

Vapor Sequences, by The Green Kingdom

Some awesome new chilled-out ambient dub from Dewtone, this little 4 track is equally relaxing as it is beautiful. Close your eyes and slip into a deep new state of mind with Vapor Sequences.

Favorite Track: 3. Cloud Loom

You might want to burn some sage, by YlangYlang

Beautiful and blissful, this new release from YlangYlang is gorgeously disjointed.

Favorite Track: 7. Abstract Tears

Newport Pleasure!, by Public Spreads the News

Electrogrooves from another dimension bubbling deep beneath you…

Favorite Track : 13. Jaguar

Ambient Archives Vol. 1

Impressive little compilation featuring various artists, this is Ambience at its most basic essence…