I listen to a lot of music and only the smallest fraction of that is reviewed. I hear some good stuff, and there is quite a bit that I really enjoy. So, these are some of my personal favourites that I have heard recently and I think they deserve to be shared. Ctrl+Click on the images to open the download/review/purchase pages in a new tab.

In The Mist’s Lost album is gloomy atmospheric longform dark ambient released by Nulll netlabel. Great for those dusky moments 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

Magnetic Wind : Storm- a break from the usual ambient sounds made by Magnetic Wind, this is a much more energetic album. Full of electronic goodness. Get it from Bandcamp.

 

 

 

 

D. Kuhl – live PA @ golden gate, berlin, 05/01/2012 A live set featuring D. Khuhl’s own tunes  – do not miss this dub-techno feast. The guy has talent. Get it from his Soundcloud page.

 

 

 

 

Kristus Kut – The Black Queen Kompendium. I am very wary of ‘noise’ as some noise just turns me straight off. Kristus Kut, however, was very enjoyable. A professional blend of noise that uses a minimal dark ambient base. Get it from Sombre Soniks’ bandcamp page.

 

 

 

 

Ludal – Jupiter. This is a great mix. Featuring dark ambient tracks that phase into some gentle, then full-on noise, before subsiding back into dark ambient. Check it out on archive.org courtesy of LoadandClear netlabel 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

i AM esper – Echoes From A Cold Planet and Explosion Of The Red Giant. i AM esper’s two longform tracks are great. These EP’s represent a break from the traditional i AM esper style and comprise cold, stark ambience with a very dark edge. Both are excellent. Available from Bandcamp.

 

Kirill Platonkin – Taiga Dream. Released via Darkwinter, Kirill’s Taiga Dream is a very ‘organic’ piece of dark drone ambient. It is a reflection of his experience of the Taiga region during winter-time. Highly recommended.

 

 

 

 

Smoke And MirrorsBen Sims – Smoke and Mirrors. This is a techno gem. Full-on original groovin’ music that will get you moving. Buy it from Beatport, Juno, and eMusic.

 

 

 

 

 

Descending OutKino Oko – Descending Out Into The Distance released by Digital Diamonds netlabel.  Kino Oko’s album is a happy, groovy feast of quality techno music. Available via Digital Diamonds and Ektoplazm.

 

 

 

Ekoplex – Discovering The Ancient. Superb tribal downtempo beats. This really gets under your skin and communicates with something deep inside. Released via Ektoplazm.

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