This start to the year has provided some excellent ambient works. I thought I'd give you a little rundown on what's popped up on my radar.
This I ordered last week, got the download, and just waiting for the digipak CD to arrive. On initial listen whilst mooching about in the fields, I have to say this is incredibly sculpted, quite a rare and exciting composition. I recognise some of the sounds he uses for we have a similar production setup, but the way he's intertwined all the elements and manipulated them as a whole gives me great respect to him as he has handled a powerful production tool extremely well. Definitely the contender for best ambient album of the year.
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I wish soundcloud would work with this blog because there so much great music on there. So you're gonna have to click for this free ambient track from Tom Middleton. It's 10 years old, but only just surfaced. An unreleased gem. Click here to hear and download
A new track from the clouds which just hitting play will describe itself better than I could. What I do love about it is that it's a perfect introduction for Lingua Lustra's album on Cloudcycle's online platform Bak$hish Music, so moving on here's....
Love the artwork for this... love the music even more. A mutation of delicate, intricate, and sometimes often bleak, industrial, and metallic ambient soundscapes, but definitely rich in lovely harmonics. Great pace to all of the tracks. Also in my 2010 ambient album of the year contender list. Cheers Mauxuam & Lingua Lustra.
An album which I haven't actually had a full listen to. I only came across this the other night thanks to Andrew @ Interchill. Looking more closely, its Greg Hunter & Darren Sangita. No mention from Greg on this which came out in February, but better late than never in discovering this. So this morning while I'm writing this, I'm downloading this album from the Spectralite bandcamp page. Having listened to just the first track and bought it based on that I'm very excited to hear what's in store. Although I didn't, you can have a listen to all the whole album on the bandcamp page.