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Ambient Electro Review

Jura Soundsystem Presents -Transmission Two

Isle of Jura – Release: March 13th 2020

Ahh, the isle of Jura. Famous for it’s raw unspoilt beauty, friendly locals, whiskey and… Soundsystem? Paradoxically, the label of same name is actually based in Adelaide, distributed via Rotterdam and responsible for reissuing some proper classic tunes (Voice of Q 7″ anyone?). They also put out new music too it would appear…

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Ambient Review

Ali Wade – Microhumans

Frequency Domain – Release: 10th February 2020

It’s been over three years since Ali’s last full solo album Geomorphology. His latest excursion on Frequency Domain is called Microhumans and while it falls under the broad ambient label, like his previous LP, there is a lot to be discovered here.

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Ambient Review

Polypores – Brainflowers

Miracle Pond Records – Re-issued: 17th Jan

UK-based Polypores (aka Stephen James Buckley) is no stranger to Flatland Frequencies, having listened to his numerous contributions to the excellent A Year In The Country series over the past few years.

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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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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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Ambient Radio

Flatland Frequencies Season One