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Justin Walter
Unseen Forces

Justin Walter plays the EVI (Electronic Valve Instrument) ‘wind-synth’ that is mainly seen in the hands of the Sun Ra Arkestra’s Marshall Allen these days. But Unseen Forces doesn’t hide the instrument in a large ensemble: it puts the EVI out there solo, in a set of semi-improvised and sometimes re-sequenced performances. A pretty unique record, out on Kranky.
  • Vinyl LP (KRANK210LP)
  • CD (KRANK210)
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Windy & Carl
Songs For The Broken Hearted


  • Vinyl Double LP (KRANK125LP)
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  • CD (KRANK125)

Gaspard de La Montagne
Spectres

Emotive downtempo techno from Gaspard de la Montagne. The swish Swiss producer and SBIRE co-founder shows the skills for tumbling, dubby rhythms (‘Spectre’, ‘Aube’) and rather melancholy synth arrangements (‘Aube’, ‘Masque’). EP closer ‘Perspectives’ is a slow-burner revolving initially around a beautiful synth motif and later giving way to a solemn techno trot. Atmospheric stuff.
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Tor Lundvall & John B McLemore
Tor Lundvall Presents: Witness Marks - The Works of John B. McLemore

Kind of a long story, this one, but the gist as we can surmise: Tor Lundvall is an ambient submariner as good as Gigi Mason but a fair bit more neglected. On this special entry into his catalogue he compiles works by John B. McLemore, an artist made famous by, what else, a podcast called S-Town. The podcast's detailed look into McLemore's life was considered a landmark -- albeit with plenty of ethical quandaries about how far a documentary can go. At one moment in McLemore's life, he reached out to Lundvall asking if he could produce some remixes of the artist's work -- Lundvall obliged and received these fascinating and often overwhelmingly intense pieces.
  • CD (DAIS096)

Flica
Sub:Side


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Kenneth James Gibson
In The Fields Of Nothing

Kenneth James Gibson - also know by Eight Frozen Modules, dubLoner and about a dozen other names - comes through with his second LP for Kompakt. In The Fields Of Nothing is a heady experience, an LP that combines thousand-yard synthscapes with swirling vortexes of processed piano and strings. The results are intense and, on tracks like the aquatic William Basinski homage ‘Plastic Consequence’, frequently very beautiful.
  • Vinyl LP (KOMPAKT381)
  • CD (KOMPAKTCD143)
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  • Ambient / Downtempo / Dreampop

The Bunny Tylers
Chance Meetings

STOP PRESS: We have an actual worst band name of all time. Shame as their music sounds promising. They got together to try to remake MBV 'Loveless' and to discuss various guitar bowing techniques but have since gone on to explore texture, guitar drones and pedal techniques. They also come from Beirut and contain former members of Johnny Kafta’s Anti-Vegetarian Orchestra. 
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zK
Last Night

Swiss tykes Hallow Ground (Dedekind Cut, Goner) make their latest foray into the sonic arts via this six-track from the always-intriguing zK. Last Night is a slippery listen, constantly shifting and never allowing the listener to settle. Numbers like ‘Fugitive II’ see eerie glitches and processed pianos flitting around the headphones in a manner that recalls the spookier elements of Yves Tumor’s sound.
  • Vinyl LP (HG1802)
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  • zK

Colin Fisher
V Le Pape

Never overdubbed and always improvised guitar ambience from Toronto's Colin Fisher. A serial collaborator (Not the Wind, Not the Flag, Caribou) now breaking out on his own with the help of The Pape. The Pape has helped guide Fisher truly understand himself as a musician, and helped him produce so very beautiful music along the way. Hurray for The Pape!
  • Vinyl LP (GJ007)
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Gray Acres
Gray Acres

Sound In Silence are a lovely little label, doing small runs of ethereally beautiful music that tend to come in lavish packages. The Greek label’s latest release comes courtesy of Philadelphia brothers Andrew and Michael Tasselmyer. As Gray Acres they make ambient drones of great tranquility. Occasionally they swell to something approaching a climax - imagine bvdub if life wasn’t so damn hard all the time - but often they just drift along with cerebral niceness.
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  • Ambient / Downtempo / Dreampop

EMEI
EMEI

Bristol’s Aphelion Editions come through with a hyper-limited sound-sketch by EMEI. Opener ‘Frosted Glass’ sets the tone nicely for EMEI. Beginning with glacial prettiness, the melodies soon distort and overlap to create thick textures that bear comparison to the likes of both Fennesz and Explosions In The Sky. The record is an impressionistic one, with nursery-rhyme melodies, found sounds, screeching drones and more flitting in and out of the mix.
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  • Tape (APHELION006-K7)
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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.  
  • Vinyl 12" (FIRELP430EP)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • CD (FIRECD430)

Slomo
Super-Individual: Collective Ritual

Yorkshire based “glumbient” two-piece Slomo take their single note downer synth epic track Super​-​Individual from their album Transits to a load of contemporaries and let them do as they please. Line-up includes Teeth Of The Sea, Andrew Liles (Current 93/Nurse With Wound), Gnod, Teleplasmiste, and many more.
  • CD (TRCD08)
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E Ruscha V
Who Are You

This blurb writer is suffering from quite bad insomnia at the moment, and as such some of the music in the Norman description list is having a particularly strong effect on my sleep-deprived brain. As soon as I put on the title track and lead single for Who Are You, my weary face burst into a big old grin. It’s lovely stuff from E Ruscha V - an artist you might better know as Secret Circuit - combining tropicalia, ambient and cosmic electro influences to create music that heads straight for the pleasure centre.
  • Vinyl LP (BIS32LP)
  • CD (BIS32CD)

Alfredo Thiermann & Tres Warren
Land In The Sky

These four long form tracks come as a result of a compositional exchange between the musicians, whereby material was sent back and forth over the globe. Sitting comfortably an improvised frame, there's a restless drone that locks on to each one, American electric guitar traditions bouncing off solemn piano and buzzing synth oscillations. 
  • Vinyl LP (BYM51)

Postcards
I'll Be Here In The Morning

Postcards are a Lebanese dream-pop type outfit who are releasing their debut record I'll Be Here In The Morning on Ruptured. Made up of four friends, this record is a great collection of lush vocals and simple to follow music scores that fit together like bees to honey. Available on vinyl LP and CD. 
  • Vinyl LP (T31036-2)
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The Nightcrawlers
The Biophonic Boombox Recordings

Late 70s kosmische from *checks notes* Philadelphia and New Jersey? The Nightcrawlers were a trio from the States making music that more than happily finds a place among kosmische greats like Tangerine Dream. The two discs of The Biophonic Boombox Recordings issued by Anthology Recordings were painstakingly curated from a collection of over forty tapes worth of all-night recordings.
  • CD (ARC0252)

Angophora
Scenes

Angophora is the project of Max Santilli and Jacob Fugar, a lush response to the environment their influence, the Australian outback. Though this is clear throughout the album, there are also links the more synthetic exotica, and a surprising and entirely welcome shade of Japanese avant garde pop music from the 80s.
  • Vinyl LP (KEN006)
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Trés Oui
Poised To Flourish

Trés Oui is the project of Nate Cardaci of Literature, who released the indie gem Chorus back in 2014. Cardaci has recruited two other members of Literature, a new synth player and drummer to form Trés Oui, who now release their debut dream-pop LP ‘Poised to Flourish.’ Take from the title what you will. On Shrimper.
  • Vinyl LP (SHR196)

Nope
Walker


  • Vinyl LP (LOT012 / AUD028)
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Rollerskate Skinny
Shoulder Voices

Released via Medical Records is the long overdue reissue of Rollerskate Skinny’s debut LP ‘Shoulder Voices’. Originally released in 1993 on Beggars Banquet’s subsidiary label Placebo Records, the album soon became a rare and out of print record with increasing demand due to the revived interest in the early 90’s sound. The Dublin band have since gone on to gain an impressive cult following, but those who aren’t familiar with them this record will appeal to experimental pop fans and those who extol the virtues of jagged guitar hooks and catchy melodies. Also featured here is a bonus insert containing interview with Jimi Shields and Rollerskate Skinny retrospective written by Sean Kirkpatrick
  • Vinyl LP (MR-037)

C Duncan
For (Autumn Rebuild)

For is already one of Glaswegian C Duncan’s most popular songs, so why should he not rebuild it for the changing seasons? For (Autumn Rework) is more bombastic, with Steve Reich-like instrumentations creating a musical backdrop. A great antidote to November's rainy gloom. Limited to 500 copies on orange vinyl!
  • Vinyl 7" (7FAT152)
  • Limited edition

Laraaji
Bring On The Sun

A brand new selection of new studio recordings from celestial mood master Laraaji. From blissed-out jams to vocal hymns to trance-like drones this runs the the whole spectrum of his unique oeuvre. Recorded by Davey Jewell (Peaking Lights/Flaming Lips) this will be a must add to the collection of his long running series of unique creations. CD contains the previous vinyl only 'Sun Gong'. 
  • Vinyl Double LP (WAST054LP)
  • CD (WAST054CD)

Various
Static Waves 6

Texas based shoegaze/dreampop label Saint Marie Records release their sixth installment of their Static Waves series. Bringing tracks covering the length and breadth of their roster from previous releases, but most importantly, 15 of the 22 tracks are previously unreleased, including tracks from Loveblind, Static Daydream, The Capsules, Swoone and Amusement Parks On Fire.
  • CD (SMR126)

Lowtide
Southern Mind

Australian shoegaze outfit Lowtide return with their second full-length album, titled Southern Mind. We know the game with shoegaze of course, but Lowtide are bosses at constructing a good guitar swirl, and they cut in enough other pleasing flavours to keep it all lively. Released by Opposite Number.
  • Vinyl LP (OPPONO6LPX)
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  • Vinyl LP (OPPONO6LP)
  • CD (OPPONO6CD)

Angèle David-Guillou
Mouvements Organiques

Angele David-Guillou here does what more artists should do: she takes selections from her most recent album, En Mouvement and rearranges them altogether, in this case for organ. The resulting Mouvements Organiques are excellent and ambient, working perfectly as complements to the original recordings or as a suite in their own right. On Village Green.
  • Vinyl LP (VGEP044)
  • CD (VGCD044)
  • Genre(s):
  • Ambient / Downtempo / Dreampop

Eluvium
Talk Amongst The Trees


  • Vinyl Double LP (TRR078LP)
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Ian Hawgood + Danny Norbury
Faintly Recollected

Home Normal - restful music on an anything-but-restful release schedule. This time it’s HN boss Ian Hawgood himself exchanging notes with Danny Norbury (The Boats). The result is one gapless piece cued into seven untitled movements. Wistful layers of cello, serene and cinematic passage through ambient vignettes… you know the drill.
  • CD (HOMEN102)
  • Genre(s):
  • Ambient / Downtempo / Dreampop

The Lilac Time
Prussian Blue

The Lilac Time are a long-running group who have left it a leisurely eight years since their last album was released. No Sad Songs broke that streak, and went down very well, and now Prussian Blue rounds it all out with an alternate mix of its title track (from that album) and new versions of a number of old favourites. 12” on Tapete.
  • Vinyl 12" (TR326)
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  • Ambient / Downtempo / Dreampop

Anenon
Tongue

Tongue is the fourth LP by Los Angeles-based Anenon (or Brian Allen Simon to his landlord). Thanks to a press release the length of War and Peace, I’ve learned that it was recorded in Tuscany on a disenchanted break away from Trump’s America. It finds our man Brian lining up lots of tinkling piano arpeggios with warm synth drones, as well as having a good soft toot or two on the saxophone for good measure. That’ll show Donald!
  • Vinyl LP (FOF164LP)
  • Genre(s):
  • Ambient / Downtempo / Dreampop

Niklas Paschburg
Oceanic


  • Vinyl LP (7K3LP)
  • CD (7K3CD)
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  • 7K!

Lamb
Lamb


  • Vinyl Double LP (MOVLP854)

Tosca
Boom Boom Boom (The Going Going Going Remixes)

The Austrian downtempo duo Tosca released their tenth full length Going Going Going in February 2017, and now return to !K7 Records with another remix project taking hand picked producers and giving them there album source materials. With 9 widely diverse takes on the album tracks that go through funk, house and space.
  • Vinyl Double LP (K7360LP)
  • CD (K7360CD)
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  • !K7

OKADA
Misery

If you’re a fan of Bonobo and Helios, mix it with a little of Loscil’s elongated ambience and drudgy, yet sonically on-point percussion you get Greg Pappas’ (ZXYZXY) Okada project. Tracks average 15 minutes in length and play out as extended pieces like later Burial. Emotive ambient electronica at a peak.
  • CD (MD262)

Strië
Perpetual Journey

Having been silent since 2015’s Struktura, it’s a delight to witness a return from the secretive (though no longer anonymous) Strië. Her comeback EP, Perpetual Journey, charts the unfortunate and inhumane voyage of the dog Laika. It continues somewhat in the slow and reverberating collagist loopery of her previous work, only I daresay with production than ever.
  • Vinyl 12" (SERE014EP)
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  • Ambient / Downtempo / Dreampop

Butterfly Child
Futures

Butterfly Child, who are essentially one man, Joe Cassidy, plus a revolving cast of characters, have a penchant for shimmering dream pop. After releasing a trio of albums and six EPs in the ‘90s, Belfast-born, Los Angeles based, Cassidy quietly released a single, No Longer Living In Your Shadow, in 2012. Now, with a little more fanfare comes the band’s first album in 18 years, Futures.
  • Vinyl LP (EDDA37LP)
  • CD (EDDA37CD)

Eraldo Bernocchi & Chihei Hatakeyama
Solitary Universe

Two masters at subtle guitar work joined forces to lay down these five pieces. Chihei Hatakeyama and Eraldo Bernocchi curve and twirl their ambient guitar lines around one another, creating what we might call a Solitary Universe for the listener. The CD comes with a photobook of images by Yasushi Miura and Petulia Mattioli.
  • CD (AGO106CD)

SONIKKU
Diamond Dust

An interesting concept almost puts two EPs into one here, each track featuring a rework from eclectic producer Mobbs. It's all late night swirls though, with advances in rhythms and transient beat-like timbres setting tracks apart. It's the most ambient side of μ-Ziq, in a computer game in an ecotopian future.
  • Vinyl LP (LSS003)
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bvdub
A Thousand Words

On A Thousand Words, acclaimed ambient and dub techno factory Brock Van Wey (real name bvdub) presents a CD containing a single, multifaceted 77-minute live session. Throughout this ode to love, restoration and cats, the contents range from quiet piano motifs to full-on storms of churning pads and a great deal inbetween. With such a range of sound sources at once (tape loops, synth, live instruments, voice and more...), this one’s a bit unusual for bvdub and quite a showcase of his various interests.
  • CD (IF-73 / Fact-001)
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  • Limited edition
  • Genre(s):
  • Ambient / Downtempo / Dreampop

Endless Melancholy
The Vacation

On the fifth Endless Melancholy album listeners will find that kind of barely moving ambient music that appears to stay very still and rush at the same time. Quiet keys, the bustle of tape hiss and atmospheric recordings share the sonic environment with endless, feather light drones, perfect for far gazing nights.
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Wil Bolton
Night Paths

Duvet-strength warm ambient from Wil Bolton, whose previous records for the likes of Eilean, Home Normal and Sound in Silence have served as handcrafted comfort. Mastered by dronefather Ian Hawgood, Night Paths sees a return to Bolton's setup of processed guitar, synths and loops, all coming together in one woozy, snoozy textural mass.
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Hakobune
Betelgeuse

Prepare for forty-five minutes of blissed-out ambience from the Hakobune Industries Blissed-out Ambience Bot 3000. Rather than a reference to the rather wacky Tim Burton film, the title Betelgeuse is of course in honour of the Orionian star. You’re in for a celestial, glistening and weightless journey across space.
  • CD (HV045)
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  • Ambient / Downtempo / Dreampop

Nightmares On Wax
Carboot Soul

Nightmares On Wax provided the constant chill vibes for Warp Records back in the day, and 'Carboot Soul' kept a steady hand on proceedings, melding together trip-hop sounds with the same old jazz affections and haze of 'Smoker's Delight'. It's being reissued with all its siblings as part of the N.O.W. Is The Time Campaign, which will hopefully immortalise this smooth type of easy listening. 
  • Vinyl Double LP (WARPLP61R)

Pan American
For Waiting, For Chasing


  • Vinyl LP (KRANK152LP)
  • Genre(s):
  • Ambient / Downtempo / Dreampop

Laraaji
Vision Songs Vol. 1

Laraaji is best known for his blissfully ambient instrumental new age works. This reissue of an obscure cassette release from 1984 see him adding soulful vocals to his hammered dulcimer, keyboard and rhythm machine. At times it’s a little reminiscent of Alice Coltrane’s recently reissued ashram recordings, though with a somewhat more secular vibe. Gently joyful songs with a lovely lo-fi home production, balmy and chilled out to an extreme degree. Available on LP and CD.
  • Vinyl LP (NUM79LP)
  • CD (NUM79CD)
  • Genre(s):
  • Ambient / Downtempo / Dreampop

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.
  • Vinyl Double LP (ERATP080LP)
  • Limited edition

Ian Hawgood + Giulio Aldinucci
Consequence Shadows

More somnolent, slow-burning electroacoustic ambience courtesy of Ian “Home Normal” Hawgood and rippling fieldrec soundscapist Guilio Aldinucci. There are sometimes more layers to these arrangements than first meet the ear, as it seems great care has gone into ensuring all elements blend into undifferentiated calm as easily as possible. On duty for the last twenty minutes, Stijn Hüwels contributes a remix in exactly the same style.
  • CD (HOMEN094)
  • Genre(s):
  • Ambient / Downtempo / Dreampop

Eluvium
False Readings On

Oh go on, get excited about a new Eluvium record. It's been a while since Matthew Cooper framed his ambient-leaning post-rock in such a compelling light -- in fact False Readings On seems to intertwine his pastoral, widescreen sound with a harsher resolution, with the orchestration battling tape hiss, unruly distortion and forlorn vocalisations. This one's a gorgeous opera, broken into tiny pieces.
  • Vinyl Double LP (TRR2695LP)
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  • CD (TRR2695CD)

Yoshimi
Atavism

This is the debut vinyl release from Yoshimi. Atavism follows up on last year’s critically acclaimed debut, Tokyo Restricted Area. Having grown up in Tokyo, Yoshimi still lives and gets inspiration from the city. His electronic music is moody, modern and builds an idea of the metropolis as a sinister place to be.
  • Vinyl LP (DREAM_134)
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Various
Pop Ambient 2017

Just like clockwork (or like the recurrence of a minimal four-four beat), Kompakt land the latest edition of their famed Pop Ambient compilation series on us. The class of 2017 includes Stephan Mathieu, The Orb, Anton Kubikov, Max Würden and many more, and the resulting suite is a gorgeously textured set of magic ambience. CD / LP release on Kompakt.
  • Vinyl LP (Kompakt365)

L. Pierre
1948-

L.Pierre, who we can reveal is in fact Arab Strap’s Aidan Moffat, is releasing a very interesting new project here. 1948- is made entirely from samples of the first ever 33 ⅓ 12” record, a 1948 recording of a Mendelssohn concerto. What’s more, it is presented as ‘naked’ vinyl, e.g. utterly sleeveless, in the hope that you’ll let your copy pick up interesting new scratches. Nice one! Vinyl only release on Melodic.
  • Vinyl LP (MELO110)
  • Limited edition

The Orb
Cow / Chill Out, World!

Following the success of 2015’s Moonbuilding 2703 AD, The Orb return with their 14th studio album, Cow / Chill Out, World! Known for their genre-bending abilities and being equally comfortable with an experimental take on sound as they are with club-friendly beats, The Orb’s latest effort is an attempt at an ambient record.  
  • Vinyl LP (Kompakt354)
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Biosphere
Shenzhou

Shenzou is Biosphere’s 2002 record, upon which most of the tracks were built out of scratchy old vinyl samples of Debussy recordings, which lends the album a Gas-like classical flavour beneath all that nice shimmering looping ambience. This reissue of Shenzou also contains the album The Samphire Tower in full, as a bonus! Double CD and triple LP editions.
  • Vinyl Triple LP (BIO27LP)
  • CD (BIO27)

Michel Banabila
Early Works : Things Popping Up From The Past

Michel Banabila is a busy musician, contributing to theatrical plays, documentaries and all sorts over the years. It can be hard to keep track of such an artist, which makes Early Works: Things Popping Up From The Past a valuable release. True to the title, it picks up an array of tasty, subtle and hard-to-find material from the 1980’s. Out on Bureau B.
  • Vinyl LP (BB227LP)

Harry Bertoia
Clear Sounds / Perfetta

The ‘Sonambient’ sound sculptures of Harry Bertoia are astonishing things: the sleeve art for this new release gives you an insight into the roomfuls of shimmering metals Bertoia designed. Clear Sounds and Perfetta are two particularly remarkable, highly minimal performances, never previously released.
  • Vinyl LP (F/W1033)
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Sweeney
Middle Ages

Australian artist Jason Sweeney comes through with a gorgeous LP for Sound In Silence. Taking piano and voice as his starting point, Sweeney uses both organic and electronic instrumentation across Middle Ages to grow his torch songs into beautiful things that feel at once both widescreen and intimate. There’s plenty of Scott Walker and turn-of-the-century David Byrne to the likes of ‘Oh Goddess’.
  • CD
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A Lily
Ten Drones On Cassette

As the more eager-eyed of you might spot, A Lily’s Ten Drones On Cassette is actually a CD release. Fake news? Sort of. The Brighton artist originally self-released single-copy editions of these ten drones in early 2017, with each one taking up one side of a tape. This Sound in Silence edition contains truncated versions of those ten efforts - the full works offered via an included download code. Musically the pieces are classic cinematic ambiences with a Scandinavian flavour. Comes encased in some nice bits of paper.
  • CD
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Butterfly Child
Onomatopoeia

One of those records where you have to mention the album art. There you go, I've mentioned it. It's very good. Butterfly Child's Onomatopoeia was first released in 1993 but has been given a smooth remaster on Dell'Orso. A great mix of electronica and post-rock and for fans of Bark Psychosis...I suppose? Available on double vinyl LP and CD. 
  • Vinyl Double LP (EDDA45LP)
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  • CD (EDDA45CD)

Eluvium
Nightmare Ending


  • CD (TRR214CD)
  • Genre(s):
  • Ambient / Downtempo / Dreampop

Tricky
False Idols


  • Vinyl Double LP (K7308LP)
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  • !K7

Midori Takada
Through The Looking Glass (2017 Re-Edition)

Midori Takada’s 1983 record Through The Looking Glass is an album much loved by minimal ambient fans and international percussion fans alike. Takada’s marimba is delicately caressed and manipulated, while an array of other instruments gently surround it. Reissued by we release whatever the fuck we want, on CD and two different vinyl editions, cut at different speeds.
  • Vinyl Double LP (WRWTFWW018)
  • Limited edition
  • Vinyl LP (WRWRFWW019)
  • CD (WRWTFWW19C)

Tricky
Knowle West Boy


  • Vinyl LP (WIGLP195)
  • Genre(s):
  • Ambient / Downtempo / Dreampop

Luke Howard
Sun, Cloud

Sun, Cloud has previously only been made available in Australia, but no more! Now us UK folks can enjoy Luke Howard’s music for ourselves. Piano is firmly at the centre of these compositions, spinning delicate neo-classical melodies into the air, where strings, electronics and field recordings mingle and add texture. Sun, Cloud is luscious stuff really. Released on vinyl by Mercury KX.
  • Vinyl LP (4816385)

Those Who Walk Away
The Infected Mass

Those Who Walk Away is a contemporary music project helmed by composer Matthew Patton, also incorporating members of the Icelandic Symphony Orchestra. New piece The Infected Mass mixes classical instrumentation with sinister drones and, remarkably, recordings from the black boxes of aircraft in distress, which certainly makes this a powerful listen. Released by Constellation.
  • Vinyl LP (CST122LP)

Loscil
First Narrows

First Narrows was the third Loscil album to be released and, now over a decade old, it certainly deserves its first outing on wax. The album is a wonderfully polite work of gentle computer sound, processed acoustic instruments and beats that are alarmingly hypnotic, perfect for drives, late nights and subdued social happenings. Check out “Sickbay” for a great case in point, which wraps layers of soothing, wide pads over skittering rhythms and soft syncopations of smokey keys. Lush.
  • Vinyl Double LP (KRANK069LP)
  • Genre(s):
  • Ambient / Downtempo / Dreampop

The Green Kingdom
The North Wind and the Sun

With a steady stream of releases over the past decade through Dronarivm, SEM, and Tench Michael Cottone has delivered a huge and diverse catalogue of sun drenched, heartwarming ambience as The Green Kingdom. His first release on Lost Tribe Sound sees them convince him to strip back the electronics and focus on more acoustic instrumentation. Find a tree to sit under in the shade and forget the big bad world.
  • Vinyl LP (LTS-027)
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  • Limited edition

The Orb
Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld

Sheesh! The Orb's legendary debut LP gets a 4LP re-issue to mark its 25th anniversary. An odyssey of ambient and dance the record has many stand outs such as 'Little Fluffy Clouds' making it one of the few places where psych and dance properly collide. Comes in the original artwork. I'm not sure if there are bonus tracks as it doesn't say.   
  • Vinyl Double LP (5775326)

Jun Fukamachi
Nicole (86 Spring and Summer Collection - Instrumental Images)

Super-rare (eg never actually officially released for sale before) library music from Japan, 1986. Jun Fukamachi was commissioned by the Nicole fashion brand to introduce their 86 Spring and Summer Collection, and he did so with these slick funky tracks, which have a profoundly 80’s sheen to them. Reissued by the Kraft label.
  • Vinyl LP (WRWTFWW022LP)
  • CD (WRWTFWW022CD)

yellow6
Running to the Red [merry6mas2017]

It’s (almost) Christmas, which means it’s time, among other things, for another merry6mas. The nineteenth, to be precise! Every year, the tireless Yellow6 (Leicester’s Jon Atwood) ties up loose ends written and recorded throughout the months and compiles a festive year-end release. Plenty of gloomy ambient and post-rock guitar to be expected. As usual, the super Silber Media is responsible for a limited CD pressing.
  • CD (Silber 254)
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  • Limited edition

Pauline Anna Strom
Trans-Millenia Music

The last few years have seen the rediscovery of a lot of music that had been unjustly neglected due to association with the New Age tag. The work of Pauline Anna Strom is a prime example: though driven by highly subjective cosmic concepts, her ambient but melodic music transcends crystals’n’yoga cliché. Losing her sight in childhood didn’t prevent her digging deep into the arcane complexities of synths such as the Yamaha DX7. Hers is a verdant, varied and exploratory soundworld, and her compositions display meticulousness and rigour. This double LP (or single CD) comp is drawn from a trio of 80s albums. Recommended for fans of Suzanne Ciani, Popol Vuh and Klaus Schulze.
  • CD (RERVNG10CD)

Bonobo
Black Sands Remixed


  • Vinyl Triple LP (ZEN178)
  • Genre(s):
  • Ambient / Downtempo / Dreampop

Rod Modell
Mediterranea

Strange to hear allusions to places outside of Detroit on an echospace [detroit] release, but here we are with an album called Mediterranea, which contains faded traces of field recordings made on a Spanish holiday. The journey must have relaxed Rod Modell, because he has turned in a full CD’s-worth (72 minutes!) of sweetly drifting ambient warmth. Lovely stuff.
  • CD (EchospaceAIRCD5)
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Norman Westberg
The Chance To

Norman Westberg, the really tall one from Swans, has been treating us to archival reissues recently, but here is some exciting new music from him. The Chance To is a really impressive suite of guitar compositions, using treatments and overtones and minimal-maximal talents to carve out some powerful sonic space. CD edition from LCR Records.
  • CD (LCR010)
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The Belle Game
Fear / Nothing

The second effort from Vancouver dreampop outfit The Belle Game, Fear / Nothing sees the band rework their sound and broaden their horizons. Their characteristically fuzzy pastel sound is contrasted with darker lyrics and bolder percussion. Near-ecstatic vocal highs take their place alongside a few brooding numbers, all infused with synths and classic reverb.
  • Vinyl LP (AC134LP)
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  • CD (AC134CD)

Minais B
As The River At Its Source


  • Vinyl 12" (PET-002)
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  • Limited edition

Akis
Space Time and Beyond (Selected Works 1986 - 2016)

Spanning 30 years of Athens based composer Akis Daoutis’s work Space Time and Beyond covers his wide ranging creations, including his soundtrack work, and more new age jazz fusion experimentation. Highlights beyond the fact that most tracks will be previously unheard are tracks from a highly limited cassette called Akis Love and extracts from a single 40 minute long piece called New Age Rising.
  • Vinyl Double LP (ITL 005)
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  • Genre(s):
  • Ambient / Downtempo / Dreampop

Martina Lussi
Selected Ambient

These works by Martina Lussi are named for various gemstones, lending a slight touch of the mystical to the sound compositions we hear. Selected Ambient isn’t ambient in a basic generic way (there is quite a lot going on in some of these pieces), but it does have a thoughtful power to it. LP release on Hallow Ground.
  • Vinyl LP (HG1706)

J-Walk
Limelight Nights

Inspired by Manchester, summertime, and the anticipation of facing a long night (presumably in Manchester) head on, Martin Brew returns as J-Walk, for his new album Limelight Nights. Brew played all the instruments on the album, with the J-Walk project taking on the character of an imaginary band, allowing Brew to single-mindedly capture everything he set out to.
  • Vinyl LP (WSD42LP)
  • CD (WSD42CD)
  • Genre(s):
  • Ambient / Downtempo / Dreampop

Tangerine Dream
Quantum Gate

Some 50 years in 'the biz' later, Tangerine Dream have never settled for less than innovation. Edgar Froese sadly left us in 2015 but his latest updated vision for the totemic band is now laid out for all to hear, on Quantum Gate. Remaining members Quaeschning, Schnauss and Yamane promise a contemporary evolution of their sound, on a concept record which strives to translate quantum mechanics into sound. Warning: new doors may open. Double 180-gram vinyl gatefold LP, CD on Kscope.
  • Vinyl Double LP (KSCOPE967)
  • CD (KSCOPE499)

Cigarettes After Sex
EP I

Cigarettes After Sex are gearing themselves up for the release of their debut full-length album this year, and what better way to prepare than by reassessing older material? EP 1 was originally released in 2012, setting the tone for the band’s lusciously dark ambient pop sound. Reissued on vinyl, CD and cassette tape by the Spanish Prayers label.
  • CD (SP001CD)
  • Genre(s):
  • Ambient / Downtempo / Dreampop

Visible Cloaks
Lex

Fabulous abstract ambient pop music for digital robots here on Visible Cloaks’ new record. Lex was composed through various process of software randomisation, creative uses of MIDI, and texts fed and re-fed through so many language translation processes that a new un-language has been formed. Eerie but soothing audio oddities grounded in the hyperreal digital now.
  • Vinyl LP (RVNGNL44)

Mark Van Hoen
The Last Flowers From The Darkness

This expanded reissue of The Last Flowers From The Darkness by Mr Mark Van Hoen, released by Medical Records, is a 1997 album originally released on Touch. While the album is featured in full, it also includes 20 minutes of added material and is presented on limited edition high quality double 160-gram classic vinyl.
  • Vinyl Double LP (MR-065)
  • Limited edition

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?
  • Vinyl Double LP (KRANK191LP)

Aris Kindt
Swann and Odette

Aris Kindt are the duo that take shoegaze music and strip out all of the unnecessary rock, rhythm and song-based elements out, leaving just luscious ambient sounds. Swann and Odette’s guitars and modular synths are suitably submerged in layers of effects and shimmering processing, letting the listener bathe in the massive delayscape. On new label Kingdoms.
  • Vinyl LP (KDS001LP)
  • Limited edition

Toro Y Moi
Underneath The Pine


  • Vinyl LP (CAK059)

Max Loderbauer + Jacek Sienkiewicz
Live At Berlin Atonal 2015

The Berlin Atonal festival (housed in an former power-plant, the perfect location for heavy, industrially-tinged sounds) have started to release selected performances from last year’s event. Here we have the techno producer Jacek Sienkiewicz and synth-man Max Loderbauer operating together to make deep-reaching, thickly-textured drone. 500 vinyl copies only!
  • Vinyl 12" (ATONAL003)

Michael Begg | Mélenchon Brève
One True Vine

The massive creaks and drones of TITAN: A Crane is a Bridge have barely finished reverberating, but Michael Begg’s back with another full-length for Omnempathy, this time in collaboration with someone or something named Mélenchon Brevé. On One True Vine, The gradual and contemplative style of Bregg’s (sometimes dark-)ambient music meets devotional themes, resulting in a lonesome, rather spiritually-charged melancholy.
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Jefre Cantu-Ledesma
On The Echoing Green

Cutting his teeth with groups such as Portraits, The Alps, and collaborating with Liz Harris (Grouper) as Raum, San Francisco based multi-instrumentalist Jefre Cantu-Ledesma has been releasing albums consistently since. On The Echoing Green is full-on elation and uninhibited emotion. Through hazy tape fuzz and glistening guitar, a pop joy shines through and then washes away through a crackling hiss without really taking form, But it's not quite drone, just distant songs...
  • Vinyl LP (MEX2121)
  • CD (MEX2122)

Hior Chronik
Out Of The Dust

Trying to put your finger on what musical style this is, is like trying to remember what you had for your dinner 3 years ago on the 12th Tuesday of that year. Some describe is a 'neo-classical' others go with 'ambient-indie-neoclassical-drone-music'. Either way, it's one of those that you have to hear for yourself to truly be able to put your finger on what you think it is. Out Of The Dust is the brilliant record from Hior Chronik and is available on vinyl LP and CD and released on !K7. 
  • Vinyl LP (7K4LP)
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  • CD (7K4CD)

Quaeschning & Schnauss
Synthwaves

Thorsten Quaeschning and Ulrich Schnauss were both disciples of the sadly departed Edgar Froese, and their album Synthwaves kneels at the altar of the greats, notably Tangerine Dream. Precise synth modulations and mutations aplenty then, made on pristine analog equipment. Kosmiche sounds to drift off to, masterfully imbued with emotion. Floaty LP -- or CD -- on Azure Vista.
  • Vinyl LP (VISTA003LP)
  • CD (VISTA003CD)

Laraaji
Om Namah Shivaya

Probably most known for his release for Brian Eno’s ambient series Ambient 3: Day of Radiance, Laraaji crosses the lines between experimental ambient music and meditative trance states. Originally released on cassette in 1984, Om Namah Shivaya is a blurry casio keyboard piece backing his healing chanting vocals.
  • Vinyl LP (LR100LP)
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  • Coloured vinyl
  • Last copy
  • Genre(s):
  • Ambient / Downtempo / Dreampop

Choir Boy
Sunday Light

Choir Boy is not a project of an unaccompanied acappella male chorister, but the dream-pop outfit of former punk rocker Adam Klopp. Sunday Light is a bright and melancholy pair of 80’s-flavoured new romantic pop music, catchy and grand but also essentially bedroom in feel. 7” single on DAIS.
  • Vinyl 7" (DAIS107)

James Green
Donkey Jukebox

Donkey Jukebox started life as an art installation by James Green in a Yorkshire pub. Green created pieces of music by looping phrases he played on a French lap organ and weaving them into nonrepeating linear soundscapes. Artist and musician Green is hardly prolific as a solo artist, this being only his second album in 13 years, but in that time he has also formed The Big Eyes Family Players and collaborated with Alasdair Roberts.
  • Vinyl LP
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  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition

Charlie Ulyatt
Live EP - Rough Trade Nottingham Sept 16

Minimal ambient solo electric guitar performance recorded live at Rough Trade in Nottingham. Charlie Ulyatt plays a couple of tracks from his self-released Dead Birds record as well as three entirely new tracks. Softly evolving chords and plucks alongside ebow dronings allowing everything to ring out to pull you in. Far from a perfect performance, but only adds to the depth.
  • CD
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Trespassers William
Anchor

Slow team Trespassers William reissue one of their many requiems just in time for RSD: 'Anchor' is early days for the band, back when they were teens trying to one up Slint in the race for prodigal indie rock talent. These tracks see the band begin to traverse their twin sounds: wide-open ambient 'scapes and plain but plaintive indie pop songs. Lovely, of course. Of course.
  • Vinyl LP (SMR081LP)
  • Limited edition

Ghost and Tape
Vár

Ghost and Tape is the ambient music project of Heine Christensen. Var is his fourth album. It is warm and organic soundscapes made up from electric and acoustic instruments mixed with field recordings. Following a stint on the Schole label, Var is released on Home Normal. This should go down a treat with you lot.
  • CD (HOMEN096)
  • Genre(s):
  • Ambient / Downtempo / Dreampop

Harry Bertoia
Sonambients: The Sound Sculpture Of Harry Bertoia

The otherworldly recordings Harry Bertoia made on his self-designed sound sculptures had become largely unavailable over the years, a situation somewhat rectified by Important Records’ recent Sonambient boxset. This new CD/DVD combo makes a more affordable introduction to Bertoia’s work, while being absolutely essential for anyone already hooked. The DVD contains a 1971 documentary showing the artist performing on his sculptures in his Pennsylvania barn. The accompanying audio disc features newly uncovered 1969 recordings on which Harry is joined by brother Oreste and sister Ave. If you’re a fan of drone, sound art, ambient or electronic music, this is not to be missed.
  • CD (FW1034)

bvdub
Heartless

Beloved in the concrete court of Norman is bvdub, the heartbreaking ambient techno artist responsible for a slew of the loveliest releases. Real name Brock Van Wey, his work is both harnessing and expansive, bringing the listener close while scoping out big natural landscapes (check that one on the front cover). Heartless is the twenty-ninth record in this project, if you can believe it, and is purposed to sound a little huger in its layers.
  • Vinyl Double LP (MD258LP)
  • CD (MD258)

Demen
Nektyr

Slowed, ethereal and majestic debut album from Stockholm’s Demen. A solo project by Irma Orm, who is a person of few words and leaves the music to speak for itself. Standing somewhere between The Haxan Cloak, Julianna Barwick and oOoOO, Orm’s debut full length pushes to near overbearing tone, with ringing somber chords.
  • Vinyl LP (KRANK209LP)
  • CD (KRANK209CD)
  • Genre(s):
  • Ambient / Downtempo / Dreampop

High Plains
Cinderland

Collaborative project between classically trained cellist Mark Bridges and Scott Morgan (probably better known as his solo moniker Loscil or as the drummer and saxophonist for Destroyer). Since working together on an endless generative music app in 2015 a future project was looming, in the form of High Plains, 9 tracks of low level neo-classical pieces blending cello, electronics and field recordings.
  • Vinyl LP (KRANK206LP)
  • CD (KRANK206)

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