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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 Audio 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 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.

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Ambient Review

Elinch – In Between Patches

Seil Records – Release: Out now

Seil continue their consistent output of mellow ambient releases, with a cassette containing 23 modular synth sketches from German artist Elinch.

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Ambient Review

AHRKH – ‘Beams From a Spiritual Panorama’

Golden Ratio Frequencies – Release: 6th March 2020

Deep and heady drones from AHRKH. Two 30 minute pieces unfold at considered pace, resulting in distinct mind states from the experience.

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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…