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Ambient Radio

Ambient Essentials Winter 19/20

Spoilt for choice right now, with so many artists and labels putting out a broad range of ambient music; from deep and expansive drones, to garbled and hissing tape loops.. Spaced-out synth jams, to deft vocal layering.

This selection represents a slice of either recently released, or upcoming records (and some unreleased bits discovered around the net) which aims to give a taste of this diverse genre.

Tracklist:

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Ambient Review

Sign Libra – Sea to Sea

RVNG Intl – Release: February 14, 2020

Pentatonic romplers and en vogue vocal effects from Sign Libra, in this nautically themed offering via the RVNG harbour.

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Ambient Premiere

PREMIERE: Ali Wade – Teething

Ahead of his new LP ‘Microhumans’, Ali Wade has kindly passed us the wonderfully kaleidoscopic ‘Teething’ to premiere from the album:

If you managed to catch our admittedly sporadic radio show over the years, you most certainly will have heard music from the Frequency Domain camp, a London based ambient label, run by Ali and Paul.

We’ll be reviewing the full album in due course, but in the meantime, stick on a brew and let ‘Teething’ give you a flavour of what’s to come.

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Review Techno

Jerome Hill – The Pob Routine

Accidental Jnr – Release: February 2nd 2020

Like a crisp G&T, Jerome Hill on Matthew Herbert’s label are two things that clearly mix well. Whether Pob is a reference to the 80’s children’s programme, or Posh Spice’s haircut, only Jerome knows the answer…

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Acid Review

Andras – Joyful

Beats in Space – Release: January 31st 2020

Something about acid house gets me instantly bobbing my head like an idiot. Fingers start pointing at some unknown thing of importance in the near distance, daft grin on my face. Listening to ‘Joyful’ resulted in a display of such symptoms, which persisted throughout the 7-track mini album.

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Ambient Review

Patrick R. Pärk – Multiverse Waveforms

Frequency Domain – Release: 10th February 2020

Synth-driven star scapes abound, with this intense LP from Patrick R. Pärk on the infallible Frequency Domain

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Ambient Review Techno

Distress – A Compilation in Aid of Bushfire Relief

https://distressfundraiser.bandcamp.com/releases

For those of us living overseas, it’s painful to witness the footage of people and wildlife currently affected by the huge bushfires raging across Australia. It can also be tricky to know how to help, or who to donate funds too in these kind of situations. In this case, some awesome musicians from Melbourne have rallied round the world’s electronic music community to donate tracks for a fun-raising compilation, with all proceeds going to Wildlife Victoria.

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Ambient Review

Craven Faults – Erratics & Unconformities

Leaf Label – Release: Friday 10 January 2020

Criss-crossing arpeggiations evolve and envelope with the opening ‘Vacca Wall’. If Briget Riley adopted synths instead of paint, you’d be halfway in visualising this track before hearing it. A hypnotic 17 minutes.

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Review Techno

MASC – Return of the MASC

Super Rhythm Trax – Release: 24th January 2020

Rave legend and Vicks brand ambassador Mark Archer, teams up with Shadow Child as MASC on Super Rhythm Trax.

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Ambient Radio

Flatland Frequencies Season One