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Releases from Sound4Good Records, AuralFilms, Phaselock, Garden State, Rumforskning, Elizabeth Veldon, Red Fog and Anyer Quantum

 

A Passage Through Time_12013bc (Don Cook) and William Spivey collaborated on A Passage Through Time, released by Sound4Good Records. Starting with Hiking To Shambala, the album carries you on a journey through varied and really interesting styles. The first track is an energetic piece that leads into Mysterium which is a darker, almost other-worldly and cold track that slowly evolves into something quite different from what it started out as. Lost Again gives a sense of searching, of anxiousness. In Pursuit Of Eden hints at the surreal, then becomes quite contemplative. All in all the tracks are excellent examples of what happens when musicians decide not to conform to the norm and allow their tracks to evolve . Well worth getting.

 

 

 

Phaselock-one_1205Another album that throws off the shackles is Phaselock’s One. These people sound like they are jamming purely for the love of jamming. The first couple of tracks are alive and a sense of being carefree and happy clearly carries over to the listener. The last tracks are ambient and comprise almost melancholic piano work which is quite calming. Catch up with Phaselock on Facebook.

 

 

 

 

 

Prehistoric Tar Pit Music_1206Auralfilms have released a compilation from artists which is causing quite a stir. I mentioned the IAM group that was started on Facebook in my last entry and this album is a direct result of the interest it has generated. The album comprises tracks which the artists consider ambient, but which do not fall within the generally defined boundaries of ambient sub-genres. You can download Prehistoric Tar Pit Music from Auralfilm’s Bandcamp portal. Truly, this is highly recommended and has been praised a lot.

 

 

 

 

Milam_1204I bought a wonderful ambient album from Garden State called Milam. This is another one that stands out from the crowd. The music is lush, warm and seriously good through headphones. Sparkling melodies weave through the album, scintillating the imagination. Awesome stuff.

 

 

 

 

 

Fremtiden 1_1202Going back to a darker style of music, Rumforskning’s 2005 release Fremtiden on DataObscura, comprises sparse glitch and dark ambient cleverly melded to produce some stunning soundscapes. You can preview some of the tracks on the release page. Interested? Check this out as well. More info about this duo here.

 

 

 

 

 

maps_1203For those who enjoy minimal ambient work that slowly (and I really do mean slowly), evolves, check out Elizabeth Veldon’s Maps. All of the music I write about is music that is designed to be really listened to – not background music – and this is one of those that deserves your full attention. When I first heard this I was reminded of Eliane Radigue’s work. It is absorbing and completely selfish listening, and again, listen through a quality pair of headphones to pick up all the nuances. Wonderful! Elizabth Veldon’s Facbook page is here.

 

 

 

 

Soundcloud 1_1207Speaking about nuances readers may remember the review I wrote of Red Fog’s Sculpted In Luminol. He has recently released tracks on his Soundcloud page that are to feature in a future DNA Production release. One in particular is a mind-bending piece of work called Above The Storax Sedan Cloud. This track will quite literally shred your conscious perceptions when listened to through a seriously powerful audio system. It will make the hairs stand up ūüôā Red Fog is a master of deep atmosperic drone ambient.

 

 

 

 

Framework of Veneration to the Sun_1208Upping the pace, if you like your trance to be original and fresh and very danceable this is an absolute must. Anyer Quantum’s mix entitled Framework of Veneration to the Sun : Rhythm, Groove and Devotion is available to listen via Mixcloud. Like all his work, this mix comprises top quality trance music that imparts a very positive vibe. Cheer yourself up and give it a listen ūüôā

 

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Honourable Mention 2

Listen to some of these – ambient, minimal techno, dub-techno, dark ambient, downtempo, drone… Some very good albums here. If I had the time I’d write a lot more.¬†Ctrl+click on the image to open the download/purchase page in a new tab.

Tillman Slayer – Chiquandella Street – Orignal experimental ambient music.

 

 

 

 

Giriu Dvasios РVisa РVery deep Dub-Techno

 

 

 

 

Dan Mi√Īoza – Winter Kept Us Warm – Dark industrial ambient longform. Technological dounds…

 

 

 

 

The Circular Ruins – Invisible Cities –¬†Clean clear shimmering¬†ambient

 

 

 

 

Point – Deepending –¬†Quality groovy techno

 

 

 

 

Smooth Genestar – Rem Phase – Warm comfortable downtempo sounds.

 

 

 

 

Sandwell District – Feed Forward – Excellent smooth techno rhythms. These tunes are mature and well rounded.

 

 

 

 

SlowNoise – The Cold Ground – Superb heady dub-techno that’s heavy on the dub. Spacious!

 

 

 

Giriu Dvasios – Ziema – Dub Techno with deep bass textures. Subliminal!

 

 

 

 

Reptilian Fur РCompilation album featuring many types of ambient to suit all moods.

 

 

 

 

Kirill Platonkin – Pines At Sunset –¬†quality dense drone ambient from Russia!

 

 

 

 

Wings Of An Angel – In My Darkest Dreams –¬†Massive ambient/dark ambient album. Some very long form tracks totalling 4hrs!

 

 

 

 

Aythar’s Soundcloud profile –¬†Lots of great electronic mesmerising ambience. Very good sounds! Check out Aythar and Aythar3 too.

 

 

 

 

Red Fog – Anthracite Winter Over The Lidocaine River –¬†From Paralucid – another great ambient drone album with a sprinkling of dark ambient too…

 

 

 

 

i AM esper РFloating Black РMore guitar work from New Brunswick soon to be released on Vomit Bucket Productions and Depressive Illusions Records

 

 

 

 

Red Fog : Sculpted In Luminol

Cover artRed Fog produces quality ambient drone with more than a hint of darkness added to the mix. aReW Recordings have recently released Sculpted In Luminol which features 4 tracks covering 52mins.

Anyone familiar with Dronerider can expect a slightly busier production, but with the same dark quality. These tracks comprise minimal industrial and organic¬†sounds laid over drones that conjour¬†vibrant landscapes to populate your imagination. ‘Memory Of The Ferrofluids’ leaves you with a distinct impression of what said ferrofluids’ environment might sound like. ‘199 Broken Light Tubes’ is a great spacey echoing piece that puts me in mind of alien factories operating in the vacuum of space and evolves into lush organic noises gently¬†bubbling and popping away in some primal black swamp. Frostar is a beautiful ambient track that gently caresses the senses with deep drones accompanied by lighter ephemeral overlays. Like 199 Broken Light Tubes, it gradually introduces organic sounds (quite different from the previous track) that allow the track to evolve. Chloroform Phantom? I’ll let you discover that one for yourselves.

I really enjoyed listening to this. If you appreciate light and dark ambient mixed but with a strong leaning to the darker side, get this.

Remember, the red is the sound, the fog is the canvas.