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Saskia
Eeuwig Op Reis

With a background in artistic endeavours via a thriving artistic community in Rotterdam Sacha Vingerhoeds aka Saskia eventually found her muse making improvisational music with friends. The result was the early '80s recording of Eeuwig Op Rei which roughly translates as Endless Travels. Only about ten of the tapes were made for family and friends only but somehow it found its way into the hands of Stroom who release its contents on a limited 7". Heart melting DIY downer pop for fans of HTRK, Tropic of Cancer and Carla dal Forno.

Grouper
A I A : Alien Observer

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Global Communication
Pentamerous Metamorphosis

Released as Tom Middleton and Mark Pritchard’s second studio album as Global Communication, Pentamerous Metamorphosis was also a complete re-working of shoegaze band Chapterhouse’s second and final album Blood Music in 1993, and originally only available as a bonus CD with that release. Hailed as a masterwork of contemporary ambient music, it then came out as a stand-alone album in 1998, and is now available once more. 
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Helen
The Original Faces

Check this one out Grouper fans! Liz Harris has formed a band, as in ‘an actual band’ band. Harris’ unmistakeable vocals can thus be heard over a sort of shoegaze/indie-pop backing. Helen still maintains an essentially mystic nature, but it is very welcome to hear a whole new side to Harris. The Original Faces is released by Kranky.

Winter Tree Industry
mirage mirror / last

Leeds-based label Fellow Outlaw Records presents the debut release from Bradford musician Winter Tree Industry. Providing a restful space of shelter from the collapsing world outside, ‘mirage mirror’ and ‘last’ are both gorgeous pieces of downtempo electronica which boast some beautiful flute playing to boot. 

J Lloyd
Kosmos

J Lloyd is Josh Lloyd-Watson, one half of Mercury-nominated British blue-eyed-soul duo Jungle. ‘Kosmos’ is a brand new mixtape that Lloyd-Watson recorded and produced over a seventy-two-hour period in early April 2020. Exploring his formative influences in funk and soul, it’s a continuous mix laid out in chronological order of when it was written, meaning that each idea is formed by the one before it.
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Laraaji
Moon Piano

‘Moon Piano’ is a companion album to Laraaji’s recent release, which was entitled 'Sun Piano'. In contrast to the upbeat nature of that LP, Moon Piano is, naturally, the opposite, with the spiritual music savant exploring quieter and more introspective moods while sat at the keyboard in a Brooklyn church. The second release of a trilogy which will apparently end with an EP of duets, ‘Moon Piano’ captures a fertile period of creativity for this new age icon. 
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Kilimanjaro Dark Jazz Ensemble
Here Be Dragons


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Tim Hecker
Dropped Pianos

Dropped Pianos is a kind of companion LP to Tim Hecker's Ravedeath 1972 album consisting of piano-based instrumentals. Where Ravedeath is grand and lush, dropped pianos is stark and cold and a more minimalist work of sketchy pieces that nonetheless stand up on their own accord and add to the ever growing catalogue by this fine musician.  

Pleq & Hakobune
Adrift (Remastered + Remixed)

Given an almost complete overhaul from its original release on NKR back in 2012, ‘Adrift’, an LP of experimental drone from long-term collaborators Pleq & Hakobune, is remastered in its entirety by Ian Hawgood. There are also remixes from the likes of Olan Mill, offthesky and Polar M, and even new artwork by Giulio Aldinucci. 
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Cosey Fanni Tutti
Time To Tell

A founding member of Throbbing Gristle as well as one half of Chris and Cosey, Cosey Fanni Tutti is a born collaborator, working through countless mediums with an ever growing list of artists. Originally released on cassette in the early 80's, Time To Tell has been remastered and pressed onto vinyl for the first time and includes a 16-page booklet.
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Penelope Trappes
Eel Drip

Penelope Trappes is a singer and producer from Australia. Her music recalls the sound of the classic days of bands signed to the 4AD and Kranky labels. The title of her album, Eel Drip, is a reference to the Phantom Queen Morrigan - a mysterious figure from Irish mythology who is a goddess of war, destiny and fate.

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Various
Virtual Dreams: Ambient Explorations In The House & Techno Age, 1993-1997

Music From Memory presents the first in a new series of compilations that will explore how artists in the Nineties expanded and redefined the terms of ‘ambient’ music. ‘Virtual Dreams: Ambient Explorations In The House & Techno Age, 1993-1997’, a triple-LP collection, includes tracks from Richard H. Kirk, LFO, Kirsty Hawkshaw and many more. 
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Bartosz Dziadosz & Tomasz Mrenca
Black Lake

A release on vinyl for ‘Black Lake’ by composers Bartosz Dziadosz (a.k.a. Pleq) and Tomasz Mreńca. Originally issued in their native Poland on CD back in 2017, the LP consists of eight pieces of ghostly, cinematic pieces that feel like the soundtrack to a psychological horror movie that’s not been made yet. 
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Matteo Uggeri
The Next Wait

Inspired by the thrills and anxieties of impending fatherhood, 'The Next Wait' is a solo album from Matteo Uggeri - also of shoegaze/chamber-rock outfit Sparkle In Grey. Featuring a handful of close collaborators, this LP is a beautiful ambient mix of plaintive strings, watery vocals and light-touch instrumentation. 
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William Basinski
A Shadow In Time

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Sugai Ken
Tone River

An active figure in Japan’s underground for almost three decades, electronic music composer Sugai Ken delivers one of his most ambitious works to date. 'Tone River' is constructed from field recordings taken with underwater microphones and based conceptually around the two-hundred-mile journey of the titular Tone River in Japan’s Kanto region to the Pacific Ocean. 
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Strawberry Guy
Taking My Time To Be

He's had a million You Tube streams, he plays keys in the Orielles, he's the Strawberry Guy no less. Real name Alex Stephens, he moved from Wales to Liverpool where the city that spawned both the Beatles and Cast inspired him to make dream pop that was initially done for fun but when the clicks kept coming the Strawberry Guy decided to do it for real. Cue this debut mini LP that should snag your ears if you like a bit of Beach House and Weyes Blood. 
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Cindy
Free Advice

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Emanuele Errante
Yon

Italian ambient composer Emanuele Errante has recorded for a number of labels over the years such as Karaoke Kalk, Apegenine recordings, WhiteLab, Somnia and Lidar. Much to Fluid Audio’s delight he’s now debuting on the label with 'Yon', a modern classical album where piano and strings are caressed by shimmering ambient sounds. 'Yon' sounds a bit like Bibio's most contemplative work.

Various
Erased Tapes Collection VIII

Robert Raths' London-based institution Erased Tapes marks a decade of bringing us great -- sometimes avant-garde -- music, with their Collection VIII. They've said the transparent vinyl double-LP set is 'highly limited'. Many notable favourites: Winged Victory, Rival Consoles, Daniel Brandt, Penguin Cafe, Ben Lukas... plus a previously unreleased Ryan Davis remix of Arnalds & Frahm, and an exclusive edit of Woodkid & Frahm’s score for Ellis, spoken words by Robert De Niro. Wowzers.
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Ulrich Schnauss
A Strangely Isolated Place

We certainly need some music that screams "don't worry, everything is going to be ok" with big soothing synths and comforting bass lines right now. One answer could be to revisit Ulrich Shnauss's back catalogue which often melds Boards of Canada-style electronics with towering melodies. A Strangely Isolated Place was his second album and since Schnauss has the rights to his back catalogue back, he's doing the decent thing and re-issuing them.  

Goldmund
The Time It Takes

Goldmund is Keith Kenniff who is also known for making music under the name Helios and as a member of indie band Mint Julep. As Goldmund he makes minimal, post-classical, ambient piano music. The Time it Takes is dark, mournful and beautiful with one foot in the world of new age and relaxation. One to listen to on the cans, whilst lying down. On Western Vinyl.
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Mary Lattimore
Silver Ladders

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The Gentleman Losers
Permanently Midnight

Sentimental Helsinkilaiset The Gentleman Losers (Samu and Ville Kuukka, aka Lessons) return after seven years of attention directed elsewhere. True to the meticulously-produced analogue texture and post-rock lounge style of previous releases, Permanently Midnight sounds like a snug, wintry log cabin recalled from a dingy Route 66 motel. Artfully presented by Grainy Records.

Stephen Vitiello & Taylor Deupree
Fridman Variations

Music gliding outwards from a loose knot of guitar, modular synth and tape synth - that’s what cheerful collaborator Stephen Vitiello and 12k godfather Taylor Deupree bring you on Fridman Variations. There’s a live recording made at New Ear Festival at the Fridman Gallery in New York followed by two immaculate studio variations on the setup.

Christopher Bissonnette
Wayfinding

Christopher Bissonnette has already released five full length albums but this is the first for 12K. It is conversely his most intimate album as he moves on from his previous ambient sweeps to a more considered and minute form of electronic and acoustic composition. He uses both studio and field recordings to soundtrack the landscape of where he resides. 
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Minamo & Moskitoo
Superstition

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Aix Em Klemm
Aix Em Klemm

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yellow6
Silent Streets and Empty Skies

Yellow6 is the long-running project of Jon Atwood, an artist who has become known for his calming brand of guitar evocations. 'Silent Streets and Empty Skies' does what it says on the tin in that it is inspired by the period in lockdown when there was barely any traffic on the road and no planes in the skies. It has led to a beautifully tranquil LP, one which helps transport the listener away from the day-to-day noise that has since returned since the time of the album's recording. 
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Panoptique Electrical
Five Pianos

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Noveller
Arrow

Noveller is the music project of Sarah Lipstate. She uses an electric guitar and a whole bunch of effect pedals to make her experimental sound. Arrow is her latest album. It comes at a busy time for her as she has been touring as part of Iggy Pop’s band as well as earning writing credits on some of his songs. In the past she has played with Glen Branca, JG Thirlwell and Lee Ranaldo and supported St. Vincent, U.S. Girls and Helium - acts she can also refer to as her adoring fans.

Thieves Like Us
Berlin Alex


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Lama Lobsang Palden & Jim Becker
Compassion

Compassion is the beautiful but unlikely result of a collaboration between veteran Chicago-based guitarist Jim Becker and energy healer Lama Lobsang Palden. Arising from a healing session that Becker sought out nearly ten years ago, the various chants, bells and percussion used in the therapy are resolved to make something deeply evocative. 
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Laraaji
Sun Piano

Something of a departure from his characteristic zither compositions, revived cult icon Laraaji returns to the piano on this collection recorded by Jeff Zeigler. Sun Piano is released alongside a companion album titled Moon Piano, a mini-album of piano and autoharp duets, and a complete piano sessions anthology CD. 
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White Poppy
Paradise Gardens

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Fatboy Slim / Various
Back To Mine

It’s the turn of Norman Cook aka Fatboy Slim to curate an edition of popular late-night listening series 'Back To Mine'. He picks twenty classic tracks by acts such as Dave & Ansel Collins, The Go! Team and Eunice Collins along with Camille Yarbrough’s 'Take Yo Praise', which he sampled for his mega-hit 'Praise You', and Johnny Dynell & New York 88’s 'Jam Hot (Rhumba Rock)' which was sampled for 'Dub Be Good To Me', his 1990 No.1 hit with Beats International.
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Ian William Craig & Daniel Lentz
FRKWYS Vol. 16: In a Word

The newest instalment of RVNG Intl.’s successful FRKWYS series - one that brings modern electronic musicians together with their spiritual ancestors and allows them to collaborate - 'Vol. 16: In A Word' sees legendary American composer Daniel Lentz work with Canadian sound artist Ian William Craig. The record, which will also be the subject of a documentary by Eli Welbourne, is a set of dreamstate concrete/ambient which will delight anyone who has enjoyed some of Craig's previous records.

Sebastian Mullaert with musicians of the Tonhalle Orchester Zürich
Natthall

Swedish techno and house producer Sebastian Mullaert has collaborated with musicians of the Tonhalle Orchester Zürich to create 'Natthall'. With this album, they have made a breathtaking cinematic, neoclassical, ambient soundscapes with verdant synths, cello and violin. Pretty nice stuff you know, a bit like Nils Frahm at his most contemplative. On Neue Meister.
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Meitei / 冥丁
Kwaidan / 怪談

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Olga Wojciechowska
Maps And Mazes

A real collector’s item, this: Polish violinist and composer Olga Wojciechowska covers 11 pieces originally written for various theatrical and film productions around the world on Maps And Mazes. It’s available on translucent sea-grey vinyl, but a limited run of 75 copies come housed in an adapted 60-year-old classical music box. 
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Feather Beds
Fragile / Temper

'Fragile' / 'Temper' is the first new music by Feather Beds (aka Michael Orange) since his 2017 sophomore album, 'Blooming'. The EP features two new tracks by the London-based Irishman with remixes coming from Jilk and Robin Richards of Dutch Uncles. Orange's music is built from found sounds, synths and samples and shaped into dreamy pop songs reminiscent of Wild Nothing. On Sad Songs.
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Craig Kupka
Crystals: New Music for Relaxation 2

We all need something to relax us in these terrifying times and in the absence of readily available heroin why not turn to this archival release by Craig Kupka. This contains two longform compositions featuring (wait for it) trombone and synthesizer. These unlikely bedfellows create a meditative sound that found favour in relaxation classes. 
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Ennio the Little Brother
Goodbye Magnolia Stump

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Late Night Final
A Wonderful Hope

Late Night Final is J. Willgoose from hauntological space-rockers Public Service Broadcasting. During lockdown, with PSB recording sessions on hold and without access to his usual gear, Willgoose found a bunch of synths, assorted other bits/bobs, and began making new music. 'A Wonderful Hope' began life as an ambient album and grew from there. Notable influences are Vangelis, Tangerine Dream and KLF’s classic 'Chill Out' album. 
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Rafael Anton Irisarri
Peripeteia

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Karl Lindh
Bortom E4's Horrisont

A Swedish producer based in Gothenburg, Karl Lindh (real name Lukas Pettersson aka Luke Eargoggle) drops his olde 2005 electronic brainchild on wax for the first time via Low Company - 'Bortom E4's Horrisont'. With a sprawling selection of instruments featuring on the pieces, the Scandinavian marries numerous styles and flavours to create something authentic and vibrant. Superb jazz-tinged ambient that shows a totally different side to the artist - best known for his electro productions on Bunker and his own Stilleben label.
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Midwife
Forever

Midwife is the experimental pop project of Madeline Johnston Her latest album, Forever, is dedicated to her late friend Colin Ward, with whom she worked at the creative hub Rhinoceropolis in Denver, Colorado. It is an emotionally charged, melancholic album of reverb-drenched dream pop and ambient music. On The Flenser.
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Yumiko Morioka
Resonance

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Hotspring
Obit For Sunshade

Hotspring is Canadian Scott Gailey. He makes electronic music that is reminiscent of Four Tet, or even Bon Iver, without the alt. folk direction. Orbit For Sunshide is an album of ambient soundscapes built from digital sounds. Gailey is also one half of You’re Me with fellow Canadian Yu Su. On Mood Hut.
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A Produce
The Clearing

A Produce is Californian artist Barry Craig. The Clearing was his spacious and rhythmic debut album, originally released in 1988. He co-founded the Trance Port Tapes label which specialised in giving DIY electronic music a platform. Scott Fraser from Kronos Quartet, Daniel Voznick from Afterimage and guitarist Scott Marc Becker all aided the creation of The Clearing. Craig sadly died in 2011, aged 59.
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Eric Hilton
Infinite Everywhere

Having spent a quarter of a century alongside bandmate Rob Garza in electronic music duo Thievery Corporation, Eric Hilton strikes out on his own for the first time on Infinite Everywhere. While not terribly different from his work in his parent band, it’s nevertheless a relaxing, sharply-defined listening experience. 
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Global Communication
Transmissions

Transmissions, a new 3xCD box set, captures techno duo Global Communication - consisting of Tom Middleton and Mark Pritchard - at the peak of their powers in the early-to-mid Nineties. The set includes a newly remastered version of their classic 1994 album 76:14, their full album overhaul of labelmates Chapterhouse’s Blood Music LP titled Pentamerous Metamorphosis, and a curated disc of singles and remixes. 

Nightmares On Wax
Smokers Delight: Sonic Buds

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Global Communication
76:14 [Remastered Edition]

Mark Pritchard and Tom Middleton first started making music together in 1991 and have made a variety of styles of electronic music under several different names such as Reload, Jedi Knights, Link and Chameleon. They recorded their ambient techno masterwork 76:14 as Global Communication in 1994. An eternal classic available once more. An eternal classic available once more on their Evolution label. Updated gatefold sleeve design by Mark Gowing with in-depth sleevenotes by Ben Cardew.

Francesco Maria Narcisi & Giacomo Fidanza
The Accordion Sessions

Giacomo Fidanza is a master at taking that most interesting of instruments, the accordion, into more experimental territory than usual. Here on The Accordion Sessions his rich droning playing is processed and mixed with field recordings by Francesco Maria Narcisi, leaving us with a gorgeous suite of sound. Limited edition of 100 CDs on Time Released Sound.
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Erland Cooper
Solan Goose

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Stephan Mathieu & Ekkehard Ehlers
Heroin

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Nyx Nótt
Aux Pieds de la Nuit

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Omamy
Samutek

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Library Tapes
The Quiet City

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Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith
The Mosaic Of Transformation

The Mosaic Of Transformation is the eighth album by Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith. The composer and musician is a big hit around these parts, i.e. Norman Records. Her 2016 album Ears was awarded the coveted Norman Records Album of the Years and it’s follow-up, The Kid, received a 9/10 review from our Laurie. This time out, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith has written and ode to electricity. Our hopes are high. 

Emily A. Sprague
Hill, Flower, Fog

All three thanks, if you are offering. Emily A. Sprague releases ‘Hill, Flower, Fog’ on vinyl, an album that was initially a Bandcamp-only release. The record is a six-part rumination on sensation and perception. It’s also a second bout of neo-formless music from the musician and a heart-jumping amalgam of sound, a collection of gentle dreamscapes reminiscent of the most lovely bits of Mort Garson’s ‘Plantasia’. Proceeds from sales of ‘Hill, Flower, Fog’ go to to Lion’s Tooth Project - a charity project focussing on wellness in the LGBTQ and immigrant communities. 
  • Vinyl LP (RVNGNL61)
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Terekke
Improvisational Loops

Terekke, whose work is usually heard on the banging L.I.E.S. label, here takes a meditative approach for Music From Memory. Improvisational Loops is as it claims to be: an organically-developed suite for digital synthesiser and looper. The album grew out of some yoga classes, so the music is appropriately new age tinged.
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Tape Loop Orchestra
Returning One

With 'Returning One', Lancashire-based sound artist Andrew Hargreaves reveals the first of two new albums from his Tape Loop Orchestra project. Impressionistic and bucolic, it acts as a kind of auditory backdrop for a long walk by yourself in a wilderness, forcing the mind to consider how individuals interact with the world around them amid haunting drones in the Caretaker mould.
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Tape Loop Orchestra
Returning Two

With 'Returning Two', Lancashire-based sound artist Andrew Hargreaves reveals the second of two new albums from his Tape Loop Orchestra project. Darker and more contemplative than the first volume, with the tempos dropped dramatically, 'Returning Two' is nevertheless in keeping with his hauntological ambient/musique concrète ethic. Think James Leyland Kirby and Folklore Tapes.
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Gabrielle Roth
Endless Wave: Volume One

Gabrielle Roth is a dancer who, in the ‘60s, rediscovered a type of shamanic dance which she named 5Rhythms. Side one of Endless Wave: Volume One shifts mood from meditation to movement with drums, funky bass, gentle vocals, didgeridoos and instructions from Roth creating a sound environment for the dance to unfold. Side two features the same tracks without Roth’s instruction.
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Josiah Steinbrick
Liquid / Devotion & Tongue Street Blue

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Waveform Transmission
V 3.0-3.9

After waiting over two decades for Rod Modell’s (cv313, DeepChord, Echospace, Our Lady Of The Flowers, Shorelights) collaborative ambient project with Chris Troy, Waveform Transmissions, to release new music, V 3.0-3.9 comes along comparatively quickly. Mastered by Noel Summerville, it arrives in a gatefold sleeve adorned with original artwork by Theo Ellsworth. 

Loscil
Endless Falls

Taking his name from the ‘looping oscillator’ function in the Csound program, Canadian ambient artist Scott Morgan has been recording as Loscil for two decades. Endless Falls was his fifth studio album for the Kranky imprint, and recorded in part with Destroyer’s Dan Bejar, and it gets a double-LP re-issue. 
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Chronovalve
Light

Following the plaudits for his first Chronovalve album Trace of Light back in 2013, you could scarcely have imagined that it would take Mike Engebretson a whole seven years to record another one. Light, at last, is with us, and reflects a philosophy of hope and enlightenment surviving in even the darkest of times. 
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Silent Vigils
Wake

A celebration of the regeneration aspect of life’s cycle, Wake completes a beautiful trilogy of records from Małgorzata Łapsa-Malawska, Stijn Hüwels and James Murray as Silent Vigils. Acting as a soothing sonic escape hatch from our chaotic times, it’s a perfect companion piece to Fieldem and Lost Rites. 
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Nicolas Jaar
Cenizas

Cenizas is the fifth album by New York-based Chilean producer, and Norman Records fave, Nicolas Jaar. It was recorded and mixed over a two year period with Patrick Higgins in New York. Not one to stand still, Jaar has worked in various genres with a wide range of people from FKA Twigs to Lydia Lunch and William Basinski. Released through Jaar's own label, Other People.

Haruomi Hosono
Medicine Compilation from the Quiet Lodge

One of the most influential figures in Japanese pop history, Haruomi Hosono’s Medicine Compilation From The Quiet Lodge was originally released in 1993 and featured spellbinding ambient cuts. Re-mastered by Yoshinori Sunahara and presented with an insert booklet, it now gets released on vinyl in Hosono’s homeland for the first time. 
  • Vinyl Double LP (MHJL7374)
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Coastlines
Coastlines

Coastlines self describe as a 'Japanese production unit' and are comprised of DJ and producer Masanori Ikeda and Cro-Magnon keyboard player Takumi Kaneko. As the cover depicts, they make summer ready house grooves ready for the beach and the pool. Classic balearic-influenced up tempo fun for a summer some of us may never see.  

A-Sun Amissa
Black Rain (I)

Collecting together three long-form pieces of music from Richard Knox’s A-Sun Amissa project recorded at the start of 2020 and which have been released one-at-a-time in recent months, Black Rain (I) finds a normally meticulous composer and arranger being forced into deadlines, with highly interesting results. 

koji itoyama
I Know

Electronic musician Koji Itoyama bases himself in Saga, Japan. By mixing manipulated electronics and field recordings he creates droney ambient music that comes with a sort of hypnagogic feel. Saga released his debut album 'Sign' back in 2018, and this is followed up by the bvdub-ish 'I know'. 'I Know' was mastered by Home Normal founder Ian Hagwood, a man who knows a thing or two about ambient music.
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The Green Kingdom
Springhill

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Still Corners
The Last Exit

The Last Exit is the fifth album by London dream pop duo Still Corners. It is their third album for Wrecking Light, following two they recorded for Sub Pop. The band consist of producer and songwriter Greg Hughes and vocalist Tessa Murray. Their sound lands somewhere between that of Mazzy Star and misty Laurel Canyon-based songwriters of the 1970s. 
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Phil Tomsett
The Sound of Someone Leaving

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Hauschka
Room To Expand (Expanded)

There was room to expand so they expanded. Volker Bertelmann is Hauschka, well known for what goes on within his prepared piano, which he fills with instruments and trinkets to create spooky timbres and odd atmospheres. 'Room To Expand' is a reissue of his debut record and shows his humble but proficient technical beginnings. Seek out this version for six new tracks that are fitted onto the record properly rather than tacked on as an afterthought.

Fadi Tabbal
Subject To Potential Errors And Distortions

Fadi Tabbal is a musician, producer and engineer from Lebanon known for making music from guitar loops. Subject To Potential Errors And Distortions is his fifth album. Here he adds vocal samples, tape loops and synths to his sound. The album was recorded in his home city of Beruit whilst in quarantine and deals with the subject of alienation.
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bvdub
Wrath & Apathy

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Yui Onodera
Ray

Originally slated for use in a John Cage biopic, Yui Onodera's 'Ray' is a tantalising propect. It makes use of a 'prepared piano', visceral string sounds, and other hallmarks of electro-acoustic sound design. Teaser track 'Ray 1' (imaginitive) has lovely dry, staccato instrumentation and weirdly reminds me of UK Garage rhythms. Out on Serein.   

Rupert Lally
Marine Life

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The Leaf Library
About Minerals

Shapeshifting London collective the Leaf Library are possibly more known for their gently rolling kraut - influenced dream-pop sound. On About Minerals they change tack somewhat towards more ambient textures which match guitar drones with dreamy vocals and field recordings. It brings to mind the drifting textures of the likes of Pan American, Fennesz and Biosphere. 

Nivhek
After its own death / Walking in a spiral towards the house

Portland, Oregon based ambient master Liz Harris aka Grouper self-released this initially, and it disappeared so quick you couldn’t be blamed for not knowing of its existence. Luckily the Superior Viaduct subsidiary, W.25th have us covered reissuing it in all its glory. As Nivhek Harris takes here ambience further into delicate minimalism, where the stark and sheer tonality is all consuming.
  • CD (W25-11CD)
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Scapular
Devotional LP

This is one to listen to on the cans. 'Devotional LP' by Scapular guides the listener on a mystical journey through ambient, garage, pop and techno. Imagine yourself in an ancient city at night, taking in all the sights and smells, the frightening sounds drowned out by much more beautiful ones. A truly religious experience.

Rod Modell / Marit Wolters
Cocoon

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A Lily
Sleep Through the Storm

A Lily is the Google-unfriendly moniker of James Vella, who returns here with his fifth album under that name. 'Sleep Through the Storm' concerns itself with the dark times we live through (in the future we'll be able to pretty easily date-stamp albums to 2020) and sees Vella produce exploratory patterns of repetitive synth which have great emotional resonance despite the lack of lyrics. File 'Sleep Through the Storm' next to Daniel Lopatin and Caterina Barbieri.
  • Tape (BYTES09)
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  • Limited edition
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Gimmik
Entre Les Chambres

Gimmik is Martin Haidinger. He is known for his synth work and glitchy beats, being part of the duo Abfahrt Hinwil and releasing on labels such as Toytronic, Worm Interface, Hertz-Schrittmacher. His last Gimmik release was way back in the mid ‘00s. He returned in 2019 with Entre Les Chambres an album featuring two long-form pieces of beatless synths, being released as a cassette on his own label, Hidden Reality. It is now released on vinyl through n5MD.
  • Vinyl LP (MD284)
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Imaginary Softwoods
Gold Fiction Loop Garden

Netherlands imprint Field Records unearths a long-lost and criminally forgotten early synth / new age / kosmische gem by erstwhile Emerald and Spectrum Spools curator John Elliott - as Imaginary Softwoods. 2016 was a simpler, humbler age, and the album was cassette only. Enter Field to set things right at last.
  • Vinyl LP (FIELD29)
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worriedaboutsatan
Time Lapse

worriedaboutsatan, no spaces, all lower case, is Bradford bloke Gavin Miller. He mixes post rock, ambient and techno music to create foggy yet propulsive soundscapes using guitar, 303s and 808s. Time Lapse is his 7th long-player but first for US electronic label n5MD, known for putting out affecting electronic records. RIYL GAS, Explosions in the Sky or early Biosphere.

Less Bells
Mourning Jewelry

The second album from Julie Carpenter’s project Less Bells, examining grief and what it can drive human beings to create, Mourning Jewelry evokes the very best of ambient electronica and orchestral music. It also lightly steers towards a more blues-based, American sound in terms of its decorative detail. 

GAS
Oktember

Following the box-set release from a few years back, there’s now a stand-alone vinyl re-issue for Oktember, the mythologically hard-to-find 1999 mini-album from German musician Wolfgang Voigt, also known as Gas. It’s a two-track album featuring side-long compositions constructed from sampled strings and was originally released on Mille Plateaux in 1999.
  • Vinyl LP (KOMPAKT3704)
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Reuben Vaun Smith
Warm Nights

Self-taught as a matter of necessity - on course to be a pro footballer until he sustained a serious injury - Yorkshire-based Reuben Vaun Smith’s Warm Nights is one of the most remarkable electronic music debuts in recent memory. Composed largely with a MIDI keyboard, the untutored production style doesn’t get in the way of soundscapes evocative of hedonism and peacefulness. 
  • Vinyl LP (SNDWLP136)
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Herrmann Kristoffersen
Herrmann Kristoffersen

In another example of a jealousy-inducing lifestyle by way of press release, we hear that Daniel Herrmann and Kristina Kristoffersen live in a wonderful mountain home outside Frankfurt warmed by a crackling fire. Here they make some truly meditative soundscapes as Herrmann Kristoffersen taking in ambience, late night techno and ghostly loops. The whole situation sounds absolutely marvellous. 
  • Tape
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  • Limited edition
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