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Ambient Review

Lee Evans – Aphasic Forest

Human Pitch – Release: May 8th 2020

Lee Evans (not the comedian) provides a glimpse into the microcosmos via the means of modular synthesis, in this delicate collection of generative compositions on Human Pitch records.

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Ambient Feature

Working From Home – Corona Virus Pandemic Lockdown Selection

In these strange times of covid19 pandemic-related isolation and measures of enforced lockdown, we need sounds to keep us sane and self-motivated. Here is a Spotify playlist to help you get through a day working at home.

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Ambient Review

Stephen Prince – ‘The Corn Mother: Night Wraths’

A Year In The Country – Release: 16th March 2020

Eerie electronica, characterised by distant synthetic messages and spindly environmental noise. The latest offering from A Year In The Country, continues with earthy drones and odd folklore in both it’s sound design and accompanying Novella.

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Ambient Premiere

PREMIERE: Polypores – Lune

Release: 18th March 2020

Polypores gives us an exclusive full track premiere from their upcoming ‘Piano Dismantled’ album.

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Ambient Experimental Review

Sea Urchin & Aki Goto’s Shirotento Orchestra – Natal Uranus

RVNG Intl – Release: 29/2/20

Batshit bonkers from the RVNG (un)stable. Pythonesque moments collide with off-piste rhythms and melodies verging on the clinically insane, in this collaboration between Sea Urchin and Aki Goto’s Shirotento Orchestra.

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Ambient Premiere

PREMIERE: Kutmah – New Appliance

All City give us an exclusive full track preview of ‘New Appliance’, the title track from their upcoming 10″ release by Kutmah.

“A diverse fusion of his classic beat styles and a signpost to a new departure using all his wave, noise & punk influences.”

You can read our review of the record here

New Appliance will be available as a limited 10″ vinyl and digital via All City Records on March 2nd 2020.

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Ambient Beats Review

Symptoms of Love – Foam EP

Planet Trip – Release: 20th Jan

Bit late to the party with this one, but it still deserves a mention, as there are still some vinyl left (!). Symptoms of Love bring the vintage sampling styles (ala Thomas Dolby’s Fairlight era) along with modern production sensibilities, in this lush 5-tracker on Sydney’s Planet Trip.

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Ambient Beats Review

Kutmah – New Appliance

All City – Release: 2nd March 2020

Dublin’s All City Records brings beat producer Kutmah on board, for a 10″ of quick ‘n’ dirty sampler-delic jams.

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Ambient Review

Hans-Joachim Roedelius – Geradewohl

German electronic music pioneer Hans-Joachim Roedelius has an interesting history. Born in 1934 he was an unwilling member of the Hitler Youth (membership was compulsory for boys over ten) and was a child actor in Nazi propaganda films. After the war, finding himself trapped on the eastern side of the Berlin Wall, he was imprisoned for two years following an unsuccessful attempt to cross to the west. Eventually, he managed to escape into West Berlin and formed the Zodiak Free Arts Lab with Conrad Schnirtzler.

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Ambient Dub Review

Eivind Aarset / Jan Bang – Snow Catches on her Eyelashes

Jazzland – Release: 13th March 2020

Aarset and Bang take dubbed-out ambience to new depths, with this subterranean-sounding LP. A unique melding of musique concrète and dub, with echoes of ambience and shoegaze.