[Music] Paul Schütze – New Maps Of Hell

Australian-born, England-based composer Paul Schütze hasn’t been terribly active musically for a few years now, but not because he hasn’t been creative. These days, it seems that his passion is in making perfumes of exquisite quality.

Still, it’s nice to go back to hearing the masters after enduring a barrage of good, but not-quite-brilliant ambient music releases.  This classic was first issued in 1992 by Extreme Records in Australia and followed up by Big Cat in the United Kingdom.  Hopefully New Maps II will also be reissued forthwith.

[Music] Bandcamp Daily: The Best Albums of 2017

Here are this year’s (disappointing, as usual) Bandcamp toppers of 2017. No Santiago Fradejas. No A.M. Ferrari-Fradejas. Nor Jeff Gburek. Nor Marco Lucchi. Nor Noël Akchoté. Nor so many other deserving artists who don’t offer up a plate of decent, non-offensive pseudo-soul, hip-hop or tacky dance music. Ah, well.

For your perusal, click on the links below. You WILL find some gems in here.

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#21-40
#41-60
#61-80
#81-100

[Music] Various Artists – Ocean of Sound – The 3rd Annual Report Volumes I & II

Words fail to describe just how important Raffaele Pezzella’s contribution to dark ambient music is. He has singlehandedly curated compilations from artists as far away as Russia, Iceland, Iran and seemingly all points in-between while concentrating on his own venerable work. These two compilations house 229 tracks covering the best of the bleakest, blackest ambient available at the moment!

[Music] Inside the Home of Pierre Henry

French electroacoustic composer and experimental music pioneer Pierre Henry left the world on July 5, 2017. Thanks to the Olivier Lamm and Sarah Bastin from Red Bull Music Academy Daily for reporting the potentially tragic loss of Henry’s massive archive if funding isn’t found to preserve his home.

[Music] Yasmin Hannah King – Acoustic Works

Yasmin Hannah King is a guitarist from Bath, England, who just released one of the best instrumental albums I’ve heard in a while, combining folk, post-rock and a type of ambient music into one shimmering package.