[Music] NERATERRÆ – Scenes From The Sublime

Our friend Alessio Antoni of NERATERRÆ is visiting us for the third time, and he brings along some of the finest composers in dark ambient music to collaborate with. Some of the participants in this album include Alphaxone, Dødsmaskin, Leila Abdul-Rauf, Mount Shrine, Phelios, Phragments, Shrine, Xerxes The Dark, George Zafiriadis from Martyria and Yann […]

[Music] Johan Troch – Bring Out The Stars

Mellow Sunday listening for your pleasure. Belgian guitarist Johan Troch has released an elegant new album which strides somewhere between a Steve Roach-influenced ambient style, a sublime and relaxed Bill Frisell, and a warm, loungy vibe. I really enjoy how relaxed this album is. Go through this track by track. It’s sumptuous.

[Music] Lauri-Dag Tüür – Polar Night Jet

Lauri-Dag Tüür is a composer from Estonia, a country whom I have a deep love for and who have given presented two equally fine composers whom I admire (Arvo Pärt and Erkki-Sven Tüür). Lauri-Dag’s work compares favorably to these legends, as Polar Night Jet reminds me of works by a more freeform Popol Vuh, Paul […]

[Music] Gacha Bakradze – Quick Dreams

This has to be one of the most poorly tagged albums I have ever encountered on Bandcamp, and I’m happy for it.  I wasn’t quite sure what to expect when I first played Quick Dreams, a release by Georgian composer Gacha Bakradze, but I knew about 20 second into it that it wasn’t going to […]

[Music] Ataşehir – AVM

Ambient as a cool breeze meeting a calming shopping experience.  Oxymoronic, I know, but humor me a bit. This description fits this release from Ataşehir (an alias of the ever-wonderful project and friend to this blog, Sumatran Black).  AVM in a Turkish acronym for alışveriş merkezi, which translates into supermarket or shopping mall, though I […]

[Music] RRUFF – Impresiones

RRUFF are a band based in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico.  Though they are tagged as “dungeon-synth,” there is a dark, rather pleasant, atmospheric, air about this two-track album.  The work seems to come from a performance-oriented project focused on the ideas of Joan Fontcuberta regarding the state of photography and image. From the band’s Bandcamp page: Today […]

[Music] Yann Rouquet – The Silent North EP

Yann Rouquet is a composer out of Paris, France, who surprised me with a very short, but very relaxed, subdued and rather charming EP of ambient music with a cinematic bent.  There seems to be a lot of it around, and I quite like that. I look forward to hearing Yann develop these concepts further […]