Ambient Acid anyone? La Nuit is a rather unique-sounding track from the German musician Sonia Güttler, aka Sonae. Taken from her fifth album Summer (out now on LAAPS) it scratches a path from tenebrous Ambient to a surprisingly funky Acid line before a gentle wash of white noise laps ashore once again.
The whole album's a heavily textured selection of experimental works built on a glitchy, broken Techno foundation.
Using the date he formed his label as its name, Dave Howell celebrates 20 years in business with a beautiful selection from past releases. The vocal tracks interspersed between the Classical and Ambient cuts ensures that your attention is retained for the 1hr 20 minute playing time.
Includes work from Johann Johannsson, Max Richter,Ian William Craig and Hauschka.
Spanish artist Espinoza Espinoza has just released a 100-song, 24-hour album of his intense Experimental Ambient music called Cactaceae. Based on a theme of existence, it comprises work made between 2018-19. There's a five track taster available for name your price.
Noted, 02 Aug 2021, 14:30
The new Fame is an Addiction EP from 4T Thieves should satisfy any lingering Boards of Canada cravings you may hold. It's name your price too!
Mournful and melancholic mood music from the Italian musician Giancarlo Erra, taken from his new album Departure Tapes, six tracks of deep and experimental composition, reflecting his father's passing.
Donnacha Costello was threatening to close down his Bandcamp profile a while back, but I'm glad he didn't. What's more he's recently sneaked out a couple of beautiful Ambient pieces made with his own synth. Check out Light/Years and Minutes To Midnight. My fav is Years.
On the ever-reliant French label laaps comes another delightful meeting of minds. On 遠き火、遠き雲’ (A Distant Fire, A Distant Cloud) Stijn Hüwels from Belgium and Brazilian/Japanese artist Tomoyoshi Date combine their respective musical senses (sparse, minimal, thoughtful and experimental) to produce a cosmic passage that lifts the mind and body.
Noted, 22 Jun 2021, 17:34
From the intriguing French label Dust Archive (publishing found music, innit) comes D.A. #013 - A.D. 2021, an otherworldly despatch from New York artist Stephen Spera. Field recordings, old tapes, drones and weird musical instruments combine in a cosmic fairytale.