This May we are blessed by a fresh EP of beats from UK Producer Handbook, released by Frances Cascade Records on May 4th 2018. The project features 7 chilled-out beats with a splash of vocal features for flavor.
In typical Handbook fashion, there is a patience to the instrumentals, demonstrating careful consideration for sonic layout. The percussion floats around the realm of boom-bap to chillhop, tracks like Mango swing so smoothly you can’t help but nod your head. Both live and sampled vocals are tastefully dashed into the mix, keeping the listen interesting from beginning to end.
Read more about the release and purchase a copy via Cascade Records bandcamp page, you can also stream the music on your favorite streaming service!
- Smoke Sessions
- Midnight Drives
- Study Music
Favorite Track: A Pure Connection
Far Away Music is an contemporary classical/ambient music project by composer and producer Benjamin Lous Brody, and is his first appearance on UK’s Preserved Sound Label.
The album itself is very subtle; built around churning strings and cavernous tones. The arrangements are dense, yet leave something for the imagination to fill in, resulting in a very rewarding listen. The general feeling seems to balance on the line of melancholy and awe, with the orchestra painting a vast and inspiring landscape around the listener.
- Study Sessions
- Late Night Chill
Favorite Track: 2. Floating into Infinity
Delicious new dubby-electronics from Etoka Records.
“Mysterious and puzzling sound structures entering unknown landscapes, surrounded by hidden paths and irregular shades.
The Artists are reflecting their inspirations by an old Japanese legend about spirits, called KODAMA, that lived in over hundred year old trees. Fascinated by wildness and beauty of nature, Pemë express their vision through their music where every composition reveals its own story.”
What better way to start both the Day and Week than with some truly satisfying deep tunage.
Etoka Records brings us this latest project from producer duo Mykja titled “Climate Change”. The album contains 7 tracks of focused dub-techno with a nice atmospheric quality (pun-intended). Mykja does a wonderful job mashing together distinct synths with percussion that is both relaxed yet filled with a sense of urgency.
The title is no happy accident either, as the duo describes – ‘Climate Change’ is formed to describe the relationship between man and nature, our impact on the environment that causes global change effect.
You can download the digital album, or purchase a Limited Edition Cassette via Etoka Records Bandcamp Page
Section Records brings us this wonderful new ambient album, full of unique instrumentation and long-form progression. Music for a Rainy Season combines relaxing and blissful atmospheres with both electronic and acoustic sounds. A fantastic listen for fans of Windham Hill Records, as the overall vibe seems very derivative of that era in new-age ambience.
Favorite Track: 2. Music For A Rainy Season
Section’s first ever ambient album release is an exquisite production by trance / chillout legends Gus Till and Supercozi. Effortlessly combining sublime etherial ambience with traditional western and southeast Asian instrumentation, this is a complete listening journey that oozes class and wellbeing, paradoxically finding comfort and warmth in its rain-soaked inspiration.
released 01 September 2015
Written and Produced by Gus and Cozi Till.
Artwork by Michael Morton @ Crime League.
Mastering by Ian Ion.
Here is some truly moving modern classical, bringing an emotional depth to the table that is hard to escape. This one is fantastic for cloudy days and cups of coffee.
Favorite Track: 4. Hem
City By Night Records brings us this stunningly beautiful EP by Soular Order. At 6 tracks it leaves you wanting more, but that’s not always a bad thing! Brilliant tracks here, highly recommended listen.
Favorite Track: 1. Forgiveness
Some awesome new experimental electronics brought to us by Fwonk. This album flies all over the place when it comes to genres, give it a listen front to back you are in for some sonic surprises!
City By Night brings us this incredible EP from Alaskan Tapes (FREE DOWNLOAD)
Assembly Field brings us a lovely 4-part ambient project from Jazzdefector, Book of Forgotten Dreams. This collection of compositions is as beautiful as it is subtle.