GlerAkur is the monicker of Icelandic composer Elvar Geir Sævarsson, who also happens to the sound engineer for the National Theater of Iceland (Þjóðleikhúsið). The music sits comfortably between post-rock and ambient music with a cinematic feel to it.
The ever-prolific Celer, a composer out of Japan, gives the ambient treatment to the campiest pianist of the 20th Century, the late, lamented and terribly amusing Liberace.
O Yuki Conjugate were an early experimental music troupe out of Nottingham, England. They were not a conventional noisemaker, as their music straddled the line of ambient, experimental and ‘Fourth World‘ music made popular by Jon Hassell and Brian Eno. This album is a reissue of an album from 1987. It sounds brilliant even after …
Shame on me for not knowing so much about the work of Robert Scott Thompson. I had the pleasure of hearing his work via samples over on Soundcloud, but it wasn’t until recently that I thought to properly explore one of his albums. There’s nothing quite like hearing these pieces in their proper context. It’s …
Thanks to Sam at Projekt Records for advertising that Norwegian electronic music legend Erik Wøllo has a new track available.
Elektro Moskva, directed by Elena Tikhonova & Dominik Spritzendorfer, shows the history of electronic music in Russia from the works of Léon Theremin to the ANS synthesizer used by such luminaries as Eduard Artemiev (famous for his soundtracks to the films of Andrei Tarkovsky) and beyond. I’m very much looking forward to seeing this when …
Our friend Daniel Dorobantu, whose ambient electronic work as a solo artist and with his group Thy Veils never ceases to impress, has a new video and release out. You can purchase this at his Bandcamp site.
Wim Mertens is a minimalist composer out of Belgium whose work I’ve followed since at least 1990. He’s still releasing lovely music, but this particular piece is my favorite, from the album bearing the same title.
After a track on Soundcloud, I decided to purchase this mini-LP from Gralitsa, a musician whose work crosses the genres of world music, post-rock, progressive rock and soundtrack music with great ease. It’s worth picking up.
Un Festin Sagital were one of the finest ritualistic ambient bands to ever come out of Chile. In fact, I can’t think of another, save the related band Thanatoloop.