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Olan Mill

Olan Mill's Alex Smalley made his new album 'Curves' before and after his trip to Myanmar at the tail end of 2016. At the time, Smalley was looking forward to becoming a father and moving to Germany; it therefore chronicles a story of personal upheaval with all the feelings you'd expect to come with such milestone events. Built ...view item »

Meditations 2

A lovely little package of blissful ambience from Shimmering Moods. Collecting works from the likes of Echo Grid, KIENE and Parallelism, Meditations 2 features songs with names like Through Mist and The Woods Are Not What They Seem. In a limited edition of 125 hand-num...view item »

Meditations 1

Released through Shimmering Moods Records, Meditations 1 gives you just that; some beautifully light music which carries you into a meditative state. With 13 tracks from different artists, the CD is packaged in some beautiful packaging to fully compliment the enthralling music within which is guaranteed to take ...view item »

Embers Below Zero
The Oblivion Sea

The Shimmering Moods label has long been a reliable purveyor of ambient drones, and they maintain their reputation with this release, the debut full-length of Embers Below Zero. The Oblivion Sea is a suite of hazy remembrance music with a very melancholic effect. Limited edition of fifty CDrs, presented in handmade pack...view item »

The Lost Trail Orchestra
The Lost Trail Orchestra

Recorded over the course of the weekend, The Lost Trail Orchestra is an uncut collection of spontaneous improvisations, a glimpse at what happens when guitars, violins and minds are tuned in to each other. The Lost Trail Orchestra’s self-titled album is pressed only 50 times, and released in solid handcrafted pack...view item »

Selected Piano Works

On his Selected Piano Works, π∆ππ treats us to that vintage three-days-in-a-Berlin-bunker vibe. By using just as much piano as silence between notes, π∆ππ has created a mesmerizing and esoteric album. What’s also esoteric about this release is the fact that there’s only 50 ...view item »


Shimmering Moods is treating us to some great releases to weather the winter. Milo Thesiger-Meacham, also known as Viewfound, recorded the pieces on this album in the years between his 14th and 20th birthday, so you can actually listen to a boy reach adulthood. On this record, you’ll find lots of piano-bas...view item »

Frame of Reference

Aleks allows his ambient impulses to run wild on this double album, using field recordings, synths, and occasional muted beats to generate listener-engulfing vibes. Frame Of Reference is made up of 25 tracks over 2 CDrs, released in attractive hand-made packaging by Shimmering Moods. Limited edition of 105 copies....view item »
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Å Asher-Yates
Mothers Garden

The debut album from Å Asher-Yates is a fragile set of nature-inspired pieces that seem to slip back and forth between fluttering abstractions and ‘songs’. Mother’s Garden is bucolic and intimate like a woozy summer’s afternoon. Released by Shimmering Moods in a slender limited edition of 5...view item »

Dimitar Dodovski

We still don't know how a mood shimmers, but we digress: Shimmering Moods is still putting out the warmest drone there is. This new one from Dimitar Dodovski contains slowly calibrated ambient compositions with rhythmic sniffs, the atmosphere of the record coming alive like a slow dissolve effect. Derive ...view item »


For once, the name Unidentified isn’t a conceit. Apparently this music is sourced from an unlabeled cassette tape found in a Dorset charity shop, with no way of tracking down its creator. For (presumably?) amateur home jams, these synth tracks are quite impressive, with an eerie atmosphere t...view item »

Between Two Worlds

Cynthia tease us with the information that they are a pair of well-known artists… But we don’t get to know who. No matter, the sounds on Between Two Worlds can speak for themselves: a suite of semi-abstract composition, at times ambient, at times noisy, at times ...view item »

Radio Sea

The key to Radio Sea’s sound and atmosphere is right there in the title: the meeting point of the infinite wash of the sea and the static hum of the radio. This place has been identified by Adzuki, and is evoked throughout the album, which forms an audio blanket around the listener. Hand-packaged CD on Shimmering ...view item »

Delilah Gutman, Drawing Virtual Gardens

Delilah Gutman and David Gutman (the latter going under the name of Drawing Virtual Gardens) produced Charcoals out of delicate piano and heady electronics, resulting in sensitive semi-ambient suite of music that are right at home on the Shimmering Moods label. Limited edition of 65 CDs...view item »

Ian Martin
Notations of the Form

More gorgeous ambience housed inside gorgeous packaging from the Shimmering Moods label. Ian Martin’s music is sheer atmosphere, the 7 tracks of Notations of the Form spreading their musique concréte tendrils around the listener. Only 50 copies of th...view item »

Sapphirine Phlant
Until The Light Takes Us

More gorgeous ambience housed inside gorgeous packaging from the Shimmering Moods label. Sapphirine Phlant does a very interesting thing here, translating some of the vibe of Black Metal into electronic drone-song. Eerie, compelling results. Only 50 copies of this are available, no doubt on accoun...view item »

Angular Geometry

Parallelism follows up his self-titled 2015 release with Angular Geometry. This CD on Shimmering Moods is ambient drone full of rich synthesizer and muffled field recordings. The album begins subtly, with barely perceptible tones and murky tape hiss like Kevin Drumm at his quietest. But beneath ...view item »

The Towering Pillars

With Valanx’s The Towering Pillars the Shimmering Moods label continue releasing artists who blur the distinctions of drone and ambient, electronic and acoustic. This CD, with handmade cover, strikes a darker tone than many contemporaries and pushes into dank, industrial zones. The music is dense and downc...view item »


‘Rapalyea’ is the latest release on Shimmering Moods Records by ambient synthesizer soundscapers Bengalfuel. Conjuring futuristic landscapes of desolate and peaceful majesty over luxurious pads and layer happy production, the record simmers with restraint until the final piece, which culminates in a rage of melodic chaos and mechanic...view item »

Light Sleeper
The Goodbye That Keeps On Giving

The Goodbye That Keeps On Giving is five tracks of wistful ambience and fleeting melodies. The beautifully titled Light Sleeper concoct a dreamworld of half-remembered memories through soft, woozy drones. Out on limited CDr from Shimmering Moods in an edition of 100 hand-numbered copies with handmade cover....view item »

Michiru Aoyama
In a Dream

In a Dream, by Michiru Aoyoma, is the latest work to get the beautiful handmade-packaging-with-extra-lovely photos treatment from the Shimmering Moods label. This is a record of highly capable electronic ambience, destined to put you in a great frame of mind. Limited to only 100 copies (hand-numbered, to prove it)....view item »
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Limited Liability Sounds
Surrounding Countryside

Limited Liability Sounds present a slab of gorgeous ambience reportedly inspired by the nature writings of Henry David Thoreau. Just as his Walden rejects the modern world’s stresses and strains for the wilderness, so does Surrounding Countryside hide away in cushioning walls of drone amb...view item »

Diamond Lake

Another fine stretch of deep-reaching ambience from the Shimmering Moods imprint. Fontaine paints 4 audio pictures, with rich dark hues of electronic drift. As ever with this label, the music is packaged within handmade covers, with photos and a brown paper wallet. Only 50 copies of Diamond Lake available, so don’...view item »

Islands of Mind

Travel deep with Arkadelphia, who has a weighty collection of ambience and occasional leftfield techno for you to dig into. As the release stretches over 4 hours and 34 tracks, it makes sense that Islands of Mind is being released on USB stick full of FLAC files (download codes included for other formats) in a ‘sp...view item »

Gallery Six

Available on CD and are ridiculously limited to only 100 copies in special packaging. Very minimal ambient aural landscapes filled with pure tones, warm static and field samples galore, sounds and pads washing in and out of each other with only mild glimpses of form. For fans of Celer, Stars of the Lid, ...view item »

Zander One
Emerald Awaking

Emerald Awakening is a somewhat blissful journey, containing twelve tracks that Zander One tells us are influenced by the passing of the seasons in his local valley. Pastoral ambience pleasure. The album comes with two remixes by Coppice Halifax and Shea McGilvray, in a limited CDr edit...view item »


Mood music reflecting deep and dark emotions from Chandeliers. Artifacts is a slow-moving submersion into still waters of warm, multi-layered ambience. Fans of Basinski's decaying soundworlds will find much to love here. Out on limited CDr from Shimmering Moods. In an edition of 100 hand-numbered copies with handmade co...view item »

Benjamin Finger
Motion Reverse

Following the textural ambiance of Eilean records April release ‘Pleasurably Lost’, Benjamin Finger returns with ‘Motion Reverse’ on Shimmering Moods Records. The record sees Finger reflect on a period of recent creative acceleration from which he has constructed this coherent yet playful collection of hypnotic dub tracks...view item »

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 jus...view item »

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 Shimmer...view item »

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....view item »

FrameWatcher / Sonornote
Shimmering Moods 001

Straight outta the flatlands of the Netherlands comes this brand new label with a series of limited to 300 copies white colored, hand numbered, vinyl. First up this split. On the A side is a stunning slice of pounding electronica from Framewatcher with some seriously distorted beatery. Lots of cinematic synths washing around in the backg...view item »