Tag Archives: ambient

Listen: PDP III – “Walls of Kyoto” [2021]

Been lost inside this PDP III album Pilled Up On A Couple Of Doves recently, which was released earlier this year via Shelter Press, the label that’s brought you releases from Okkyung Lee, JAB, Eli Keszler and more experimental faire. PDP III … Continue reading

Posted in Music | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Listen: Grouper – “Unclean mind” [2021]

Well folks, it’s that time again. Time for me to discard all other music that’s been released in a five-year radius and begin to fully inhabit my “Grouper State of Mind” as they say. The incomparable Liz Harris has a … Continue reading

Posted in Music | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Listen: Damiana – “Sunken Lupine” [2021]

The good people at Hausu Mountain tipped me onto one of their cool upcoming projects (coming in a month! Mark your calendars!) from Damiana, a long-running project from Natalie Chami of TALsounds and Whitney Johnson of Matchess. A true Chicago … Continue reading

Posted in Listen, Music | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Listen: Izzy Johnson – “existing” [2021]

Alright I’ve already posted about the upcoming Izzy Johnson album, earth tones, coming July 2nd via Driftless Recordings, but the newest single “existing” warrants me posting about it once more. “existing” is a more upbeat slice of floating acoustic magic … Continue reading

Posted in Listen, Music | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Listen: Ben Seretan – “8pm Crickets” [2021]

The past few weeks in NYC have been blessed by the slow, true onset of Spring. No flashes of false spring here folks. It’s been pretty steady, with clear days and generally warmer temperatures. This makes the days of gray … Continue reading

Posted in Listen, Music | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

User’s Manual #2: Grouper

Welcome to User’s Manual – a segment that helps listeners find a suitable entry point within an unfamiliar artist’s discography, or to reinvigorate someone’s interest in a certain artist by breaking down their work to a molecular level, allowing the … Continue reading

Posted in Music | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Listen: 7FO – “竜のぬけがら Ryu no Nukegara” [2018]

I was recently introduced to fantastic weirdo label EM Records out of Japan, who have been releasing and reissuing truly unique and singular records for at least 20 years now. I’ll hopefully be posting about my introductory release, Takao’s Stealth, … Continue reading

Posted in Music | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Listen: Haron – “Lotuseter” [2018]

I’m not quite done sharing music from 2018, thanks to a buzzer-beating recommendation from a trusted friend. Wandelaar is the project of dutch composer Haron Aumaj, and it taps into some of ambient’s greatest works with floating and poetic use of … Continue reading

Posted in Music | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Listen: Hiroshi Yoshimura – “Creek” [1986]

Had a moment today with Hiroshi Yoshimura’s 1986 album Green: I was standing on the top observation deck at the Whitney Museum in the rain, looking out at lower NYC. Watching all the little things conspire down below me, along with … Continue reading

Posted in Music | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Listen: Grouper Live @ Murmrr Theater [9/12/2018]

I’ve resolved we must live in the good timeline, solely because there is a high fidelity concert recording of a show from Grouper’s latest tour online. A bigger treat for me is that it was taped at the show I … Continue reading

Posted in Music | Tagged , , | Leave a comment