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Blood Fountains
Floods


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Illuminine
#1

This is the debut album release from noisemaker Illuminine aka Kevin Imbrechts (Mosquito). Holed up in his bedroom with a guitar and a selection of effects pedals, Illuminine has been experimenting with sound for years to produce this sharp, economical, post rock, post noise-rock record that grew conceptually from a lo fi guitar album into the serene, stripped back, symphonic journey that it is.
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ADR
Chunky Monkey


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TimeDog
The Fragile Present

Another shimmering little ambient release from the Shimmering Moods label, presented in beautiful hand-made ‘special packaging’ in an edition of only 100 copies. TimeDog’s record, The Fragile Present, moves through bliss, tension, heavy melancholy, unease, and back to bliss again over the course of just under an hour.
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Six Six Seconds
Tearing Down Heaven

Six Six Seconds’ Tearing Down Heaven was first heard on a Downwards compilation a few years ago, but it was agreed by all involved that it was worth being released on a disc of its own. Here it is on a 10”, in all its dark, seething glory, backed with Reprise, a fresh return to the same territory.

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Viento De Las Montanas

Viento De Las Montanas comes as a beautifully handmade CDr package, with photos that evoke the same gorgeously desolate landscape that the album does. Constructed from field recordings, instruments including harmonica, and a strong narrative sense, ~~^^^macheteoxidado^^^~~ have made a deeply atmospheric work. On Shimmering Moods.
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Øe
Unseed

Unseed is a member of the Hanami Series, meaning that this particular portion of delicate ambience is themed around nature and its transience. Øe is the project of label owner Fabio Perletta, and this album comes packaged, as all the best albums do, with some seeds from a Japanese cherry tree. Oh yeah.
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Adverb
JADI

Adverb is a musical project focused closely on memory, all of JADI’s tracks apparently expressing a moment in its creator’s life. Although what those moments are and what exactly they signify to Mr or Mrs Adverb must remain a mystery… Eight tracks of melodic electro-acoustic ambiences on the first physical release of Etoka Records.
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Fabio Orsi / Pimmon
Procrastination


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Valet
Nature

Reverb-heavy slowness from Bay Area lifers Valet. A collaboration between Honey Owens, Fauria and Mark Burden, Nature is a shimmering shoegazey effort that’s as expansive as it is organic in sound. Fans of the My Bloody Valentine and Slowdive revivalist aesthetic take note. Out on CD and vinyl LP from Kranky.

Ben Chatwin
The Sleeper Awakes

Recorded at his home in Scotland, The Sleeper Awakes by Ben Chatwin is inspired by the works of HG Wells and sees Chatwin, who has previously released music under the name Talvihorros, concentrate on ambient melody as he creates subtle tunes which beautifully meld together into a distinct structure rather than a textured ambient sound. Along with synths and other electronics, Chatwin also uses a 100 year old Dulcitone on the album. LP comes with download code.

William Basinski
Cascade

‘Cascade’ is the first new album release in over two years from classically trained musician and composer William Basinski. New York based Basinski has been working in experimental media for over thirty years, utilising ancient technologies to create haunting, melancholic soundscapes through tape loop compositions of long forgotten instruments. ‘Cascade’ is an oscillating undercurrent built out of a solitary, broken piano loop which is deconstructed through a process of feedback loops for the bonus track ‘The Deluge’.

Breakfast In Fur
Flyaway Garden

Following their first, eponymously titled EP, consisting of jangly guitar, a selection of childrens toys and the soft, gently whispered vocals of Kaitlin Van Pelt, Breakfast In Fur’s latest release ‘Flyaway Garden’ sees what began as a recording project between Dan Wolfe and Kaitlin Van Pelt move into more assertive, punk rock territory experimenting in psychedelic rock with some elements of their more atmospheric, pastoral folk origins.
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Various
Late Night Tales presents AFTER DARK Nocturne

Available on double vinyl LP or on CD on Late Night Tales. The LP comes as fully unmixed separate tracks with download code to Bill Brewster’s mix and tracks, and the CD IS the mix with download code to digital versions of individual tracks. Bass pounding, late night session, disco cuts from the likes of Lindtrøm, Coalkitchen and Rudy Norman. Bill Brester is best known as the author of Last night a DJ saved my life and How to DJ(Properly).

Pinkshinyultrablast
Everything Else Matters

Big wide open shoegaze from St. Petersberg, Russia! Pinkshinyultrablast grabbed that pleasing name from an album by Astrobrite, which gives an impression of what their sound might be, but these guys love shoegaze too much to simply replicate it like a relic from the early '90s. Instead they push forward and outwards, into subtly new spaces.

Melodia
Diario de viaje

The Home Normal label continue their run of broad but utterly distinctive releases with a limited edition, four panelled recycled card CD from Melodía. A travel journal of intimate and low key instrumentals for acoustic guitar and twinkling electronics, the affecting, meandering songs perfectly capture idyllic trips spent wandering and the simultaneously exciting and lonely feel of empty hotel rooms.
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Dirk Serries & Rutger Zuydervelt
Buoyant

Rutger Zuyderveldt, minimal drone expert extraordinaire, also known as Machinefabriek and Piiptsjilling, once again teaming up with a crazy sound explorer: this time it's Dirk Serries, known for Microphonics. Together they have created Buoyant, four tracks have that deep, all-encompassing heavy slowness we’ve come to love.

Pale Blue
The Past We Leave Behind

Pale Blue is the new project from Mike Simonetti. Simonetti enlisted the incredible talent of Silver Hands’ vocalist Elizabeth Wight to be the focal point of Pale Blue. The Past We Leave Behind is a warm, melodic electronic record with elements of drone, noise and experimental dream pop. Having left the Italians Do It Better label, Simonetti has formed the 2MR label in collaboration with Brooklyn-based Captured Tracks label. The Past We Leave Behind is the first release on 2MR

Surf City
Jekyll Island

Hailing from Auckland, New Zealand, one imagines Surf City’s name borrows as much from their country’s diverse panoply of sports as much as they do from Brian Wilson. As you’d expect Jekyll Island is sun-drenched but with a keen ear for extended fuzz workouts. Out on CD and vinyl LP from Fire.

Danny Clay
Ganymede

Some spiritual alleviation from Danny Clay. Ganymede are eight works from the Midwestern artists and producer. These pieces came to life when Clay took a bit of Schubert's Ganymed, disentangled the parts and created his own piece of ambient wellness. His studio wizardry shows how much one can do with the smallest amount of musical matter. Expansive, organic and warm, this is one for a warm summers day. Out on CD from Hibernate.
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Echodrone
Five

A backwards looking release from shoegaze-inspired electro-MOR band Echodrone. Five sounds like Slowdive playing Depeche Mode covers underwater. It’s a little bit like a dreampop Smashing Pumpkins at times thanks to the swirling, distorted guitars and ethereal vocals. Out on CD from Saint Marie.

Sage Taylor
Parallels & Rhythms EP

‘The Parallels & Rhythms’ EP is Portland composer Sage Taylor’s second release on Dutch label Shimmering Moods Records. The A side is a perfectly flawed and serene work of ambient, blissed out peacefulness while the two B sides are both warm and hazy summer time tracks. Very limited edition with no repress.
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Takagi Masakatsu
Opus Pia


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Le Chat Blanc Orchestra
Ste-Claire Hotel


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Machinone
Tokyo


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Ghost and Tape
Poble Nou

Found sound recordings of water, birds along with harmonious synths and strings from Barcelona-based musician, producer and wanderer Heine Christensen under his Ghost and Tape moniker. Layers upon layers of sound build up to create the feeling of a beautiful day. You can almost smell the hot earth and the cool stream. Four track EP on CD.
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Golden Fable
Ancient Blue

The Welsh dream too, you know. Golden Fable are a trio of dream pop wizards, and they'e following up their debut record, 'Star Maps'. That record efficiently demonstrated their shimmering sound through synths, programmed drums and effects upon effects, but this record presents it even more neatly and emotively. 'Ancient Blue' goes in for the kill, hoping their songs will land with the force a Low or Explosions In The Sky song does at its climax. The vocals are totally ethereal, too.
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Brian Eno
The Drop

This is not Brian Eno's dubstep album. 'The Drop' is a largely formless collection of ambient soundscapes in the vein of the producers best and most influential works, combining his disciplines with abundant melodies. Originally released towards the turn of the century, like 'Another Green World' happening all over again, a little bit quieter.
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Phoenix York
Godspeed Phuong

Phoenix York creates ambient sound records, creating the sensation of being trapped in a bathroom with a friendly man who wants to play you his synthesiser. This album, his first, has moments of post-rock and an almost orchestral feel in parts, using found sounds, a guitar and a sampler. Perfect for bath time.
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Loscil
Sea Island

A vital cog and immortal player in Vancouver's alternative music scene -- having played drums  for Dan Bejar's Destroyer while also making an endless slew of ambient works -- Scott Morgan is better known as Loscil. 'Sea Island' is a new record of sorts, collecting loose but original material Morgan has made over the last two years. Some of these pieces were composed with spare studio time, while many of them began life as live works. 'Sea Island' proves Morgan to be a master of synthesising electronic drones with an acoustic discipline -- Kranky, innit?

Various
Pop Ambient 2015

The latest in the hopefully never ending series of Pop Ambient compilations from the good people at Kompakt. Does what it says on the tin really but each one is unique and with a different feel or flow. This one features new and exclusive stuff from Thore Pfeiffer, Dirk Leyers, Gregor Schwellenbach,  Leandro Fresco, Max Würden, Ulf Lohmann and the prolific Bvdub. 

Various
Air Texture Volume IV – Selected By Steve Hauschildt and BNJMN

Another release in the Air Texture series, with the curation duties being performed by Steve Hauschildt and BNJMN. Air Texture IV - Selected By Steve Hauschildt and BNJMN is a collection of acoustic and electronic ambient works, drifting from lucid floating synths to gloomy dank drones. Generously spatial offerings from all involved. Out on Air Texture on CD.

Application
System Fork

Application are Martin & Richard Dust (The Black Dog). System Fork was designed around the principle of Itamae. Every detail was described and thought about before any work in the studio was done. This process took two years before a set of rules and principles were fully realised for the creative process in the studio.  Working with Human & Shaun Bloodworth, Application also applied more design aesthetics to artwork, videos & photographs which will become the prototypes to a live show with video. 
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Bonobo
The North Borders Tour. - Live

'BONOBO GOLDEN TICKET' competition. Buy the CD or DVD version of 'The North Borders Tour' from us and you are in with a chance of winning one of 10 pairs of 'golden tickets' secreted randomly in copies of the album. The ticket will secure you a VIP pass to either the final date of Bobobo's tour at Alexandra Palace, London on 28th November OR the Manchester Warehouse project show on 21st November. If you think you've won contact vip@ninjatune.net quoting your unique code to claim your tickets and full prize.    It's quite unbelievable how big Bonobo has come.  As if to prove it this is a live document of his recent 175 date, 30 country tour. Massive. It comes in three formats,  a CD and DVD set in deluxe packaging with a 72 page hardback clothbound book containing live photographs, tour diary, anecdotes and a foreword by Gilles Peterson. The DVD contains 60 minutes of live footage taken at Pula Amphitheatre and The Roundhouse, interspersed with documentary footage and photo gallery, videos and a time lapse video. The live CD includes recordings from seminal Bonobo shows including Pula Amphitheatre, The Roundhouse and live radio sessions at Maida Vale (London), KEXP and KCRW (US).Also available as a standalone softpack CD and a double LP on 180g vinyl in 5mm spine sleeve with download code. Popular lad. 
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Marconi Union
Weightless

All kinds of downbeat, be it conjured through ambient sounds, post-rock soundscaping or IDM-leaning electronica, Marconi Union make a sound that aims to be modest and simplistic -- the tracklist for 'Weightless' attests to that, comprising of a six-part suite with no concepts and no fuss. This time, the group try to keep it really minimalist, occasionally bringing rhythm in other what is ultimately a long ambient slog. With 'Weightless, Marconi Union continue to establish their exceedingly chill vibes. 

The Field
Cupid's Head

There's absolutely no doubting that Axel Willner likes loops and is very good at making them. His debut as the Field Here We Go Sublime is one of the best dance albums of the last 20 years but fourth album Cupid's Head is no slouch either. It benefits from being recorded solo  - just like his debut - and results in a kind of soft-hazed techno that goes wandering through the back roads of ambient heaven. Glorious stuff. 

JAWS
Be Slowly

'Be Slowly' is the debut album from Birmingham-based indie/dream pop band Jaws. Taking their primary influences from early 90s shoegazers, the band swim in a sea of swirling fuzz, suppressed vocals and subtle melodies that nod towards Ride but also to acts like the Stone Roses. Jaws are devotional to guitar music at large, whether it's got a slacker vibe to it or barely decipherable amidst all the surface noise. 

Seth Cluett
Forms of Forgetting

Actual art, but in a record. If that sounds up your alley, this could be the disc for you. Seth Cluett describes himself as an artist, performer and musician. He plays a load of different instruments, some of which he made himself, and he is very heavy on concepts, experimentation and utilizing a variety of techniques to make music. This has to do with losing, then finding attention in music. Or something. Oh I don't know, buy it anyway. The sleeve looks like a wall. 
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Matthew Collings
Silence Is A Rhythm Too

Matthew Collings is a Scottish-based composer. Not only being a solo recording and live artist, he collaborates regularly with artists from all kinds of fields including musicians (Ben Frost, Dag Rosenqvist from Jasper TX, Denovali label mate Talvihorros, Christos Michalakos or Euan Mcmeeken with whom he forms the duo Graveyard Tapes), dancers and filmmakers. His music can be roughly described as 'an elemental whorl of electro-acoustic (de)composition' (Boomkat.com), ranging from tiny delicate moments of intimacy to all consuming noise. Stepping away from song-like structures, which filled his previous record, “Splintered Instruments”, creates more spacious sounds and evokes the impression of time stretched through the three dimensions. Featuring brass ensembles and a string quartet the instruments and sounds are full of cracks, breath, embedding rough materials informed by luscious intentions. Real instruments and real acoustic spaces are used as much as possible during the production such as the electronics, were played out into concert halls and large rooms and re-recorded. “Silence Is A Rhythm Too” keeps an eye on the small textural details as it is about harmony and physicality in the moment where silence and noise meet.   CD:digipak. Vinyl: thick sleeves + thick printed inner sleeves, 180g vinyl, different vinyl colours, free download. Tracks: 01. Stills 02. Everything you love will end up of the breeze 03. Cicero 04. Toms 05. I am made of endless hours 06. Silence is a rhythm too

Richard Ginns
Fall, Rise


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Christina Vantzou
No.1

Christina Vantzou has worked as a visual artist alongside Stars of the Lid and the Dead Texan (where she contributes as a musician also). but makes potent ambient through the orchestral process as well. No. 1 is her first solo record, a collection made on synth and transposed by the Magik Orchestra into an acoustic incarnation. Lots of strings; lots of heart-strings.

Fripp & Eno
The Equatorial Stars

You know what these two are like: they really love stars. King Crimson frontman Robert Fripp and ambient music saint Brian Eno released their collaborative effort 'Evening Star' back in 1975, a tranquil soundscape that helped popularise drone way back when. It took them thirty years to make another record together, but 'The Equatorial Stars' was the result, another quietly distilled foray into ambient. 
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Robert Curgenven
SIRÈNE


Petrels
The Silver Chimney Club / Wat Tyler

Droning through the British countryside, Petrels has finally remastered and released these two tracks on a physical medium. Clocking in at 17 and 22 minutes respectively, The Silver Chimney Club/Wat Tyler are two songs that tell a noisy story. Recommended for fans of long, slow ambient and intense drone. Pressed on 180gr vinyl.

Kareem
Porto Ronco (Vinyl Edits)


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Dangermouse & Sparklehorse
Dark Night of The Soul

Danger Mouse and Sparklehorse, you say? While these two aren’t artists you’d necessarily pair up on paper, the duo bring out the best of each other on Dark Night Of The Soul. Danger Mouse’s Spaghetti Western plunderphonics plays off the sombre grandeur of Sparklehorse’s songwriting for a record of widescreen modern ballads. Dark Night Of The Soul also has loads of guest features - The Flaming Lips, David Lynch and Suzanne Vega are but three of them.
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Mr Scruff
Render Me

A 12” sample of Mr Scruff’s latest album on Ninja Tune, Friendly Bacteria. Two reworkings of the track ‘Render Me’, a track that features vocals from Denis Jones. I found his vocals pretty weird to be honest, especially put within the usually light and Scruffy sound of the track, but maybe that isn’t such a bad thing. Cover has some bacteria drawn by the Scruff himself.

Various
Greater Lengths: An All Saints Compilation

Two discs neatly summing up the brilliance of Dominic Norman-Taylor’s All Saints label. Released just as those ‘in the know’ are discussing an ambient revival (did it ever go away?) this compilation contains pieces by Brian Eno (and his bro Roger), Laraaji, Harold Budd and John Hassell among others, plus a number of inspired reworks by the likes of Bee Mask, Ela Orleans, Bandshell, Peaking Lights and Sun Araw.

Cleared
Drown


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Death And Vanilla
EP

Oh kind people at Fire Records, fresh from issuing Death and Vanilla's much loved second album 'Where the Wild Things Are' have now embarked on a re-issue programme of the bands earlier work including this now impossi-find debut EP. This was the record that first informed us that there could indeed be life after Broadcast. It now re-unleashed on blue vinyl for those who missed out first time round.  

connect_icut
Small Town by the Sea

Dropping field recordings over simple and pleasant beats, connect_icut’s newest release should be both accessible and enticing to a broad audience. WIth layers and structures slowly peeling away and revealing themselves through the ethereal pads, Small Town is sure to please the existent fans and create a few new ones.

King of the Mountains
Zoetrope

Melting your awareness into a pool of goo with King of the Mountains. Zoetrope is the next instalment from the Mancunian producer. Taking beat making and electronic soundscapes in his own direction, Phil Kay sculpts his own brand of blissed out & ethereal kruatrockish electronica. Full of synthesised washes, mechanical beats and euphoric production. Out on vinyl LP and CD from Melodic.
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Sparkling Wide Pressure
A Heart Is The Hardest Thing To Find

Sparkling Wide Pressure continue to deliver lo-fi drone constructed out of enthralling riffs, sideways synth glare and bottomless chords that appear at crucial, empty moments. A Heart Is The Hardest Thing To Find sounds like a marine dive into a trench that lights up after hours of darkness.

The Splendid Ghetto Pipers
Die Gute Besserung

With a name like The Splendid Ghetto Pipers, you don’t know what to expect. But it certainly isn’t an epic hour-and-a-half long drone fest, which is exactly what Die Gute Besserung is. Recorded live, the CD takes you through layers and layers of noise, static, hauntingly subtle melodies and tenderly quiet guitars. Great winter music.
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Tim Hecker
Virgins

Tim Hecker’s 2012 album Virgins found the ambient wunderkind working with live ensembles and acoustic instruments more than previously, and also has a lofty, quasi-spiritual sense to it. Those instruments are sometimes clearly distinguishable, and sometimes smeared and abstracted by digital processes, just the way Tim likes them. On Kranky.

Thisquietarmy
Hex Mountains

Thisquietarmy is Eric Quach, with Scotty Rooney on drums, bassist Dorian Williamson and vocalists Émilie Bresson and Jeanne Peluard for this album. Post-rock,booming drone soundscapes meet thundering drums and eerie shrieks. Double 180g coloured vinyl on Denovali as well as CD. Definitely a headphone album to really explore the introspective textures of the tracks.

Alabaster Falcons
Alabaster Falcons

Just 50 editions of this produbbed clear tape were released, a self titled album from Alabaster Falcons which utilises a variety of collected sounds including running water, breath, and what sounds like player piano creating bold, strong imagery of shimmering, sparkling light, refracted through prisms, ascension and the art of Zen. On Reckno.

Dapayk & Padberg
Smoke


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Hybernation
Object Studies - Metal


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Audela
NBPN


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F/LOR
Blackflakes


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Washed Out
Paracosm

Washed Out burst onto the scene with the excellent debut Life of Leisure which became something of a chillwave (remember that?) classic. Debut Within or Without was a limp disappointment but things improved a bit with Paracosm. Ernest Weatherly Greene Jr (for it is he) used 50 different instruments on this. Not that you could always tell but it expanded his palette somewhat. However there's a twist. Following the album he moved to Stones Throw and created the great Mister Yellow. Buy that first perhaps but this is no slouch.    

Flume
Flume

Despite branding it 'close to perfect' Rolling Stone still only awarded Flume's self titled debut 4.5 out of 5 which is still a good score but a whole 0.5 away from perfection. Still this was a much loved future pop record at the time from the young (then) Australian. A cool electronic soul record with a host of guests and a roomful of admirers. Now re-issued on Wichita.  
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