[Music] Janne Hanhisuanto – Ambient Collection 2020

Janne Hanhisuanto is an ambient music composer out of Finland.  His soundscapes are about as bleak as his homeland.  What I enjoy most about his work is that it hovers somewhere between 5 and 9 minutes, and it gives one time to really let the mind enjoy each and every pulse of this work.  I’m […]

[Music] This Place to Be, by Steve Roach

Originally posted on Ambient Landscape:
A free (Name Your Own Price) for now download from Mr. Roach This Place To Be centers in on a sweet spot of serenity with a sense of perfect weightlessness and contentment, nowhere else to be but here.CD with download and name your price for the a few days on…

[Music] Philippe Simon – Android

This is something of a revelation to me.  Until the good folks at Kalamine Records (run by Zumaia) told me about him, he was off my radar.  This I count as a loss, because Philippe Simon brings a vibrant, updated sound to the Berlin School of electronic music which peaked with artists like Klaus Schulze, Mario […]

[Music] Charles Wuorinen’s 80th with Goeyvaerts String Trio

American composer Charles Wuorinen passed away a couple of days ago.  Here is a sample of his compositional prowess, along with a rather well-done interview.  He won the Pulitzer Prize in 1970 for the purely electronic piece, Time’s Encomium.  Rest in peace, Charles.

[Music] The Pochonbo Electronic Ensemble – The Pochonbo Electronic Ensemble

If you are patient, you will indeed run into a charmingly freaky (or freakishly charming) release on Bandcamp.  Today, I want to introduce you to The Pochonbo Electronic Ensemble.  They hail from North Korea, of all places, and they have a catalog of at least 85 CDs available.  This compilation, release by the Manchester-based Maybles […]

[Music] Yeong Choi – Pizzapi

The cover art grabbed my attention, I have to admit.  This is one of those times where I probably would have passed this up without the shockingly surreal cover art and cheesy tune titles, but I’m glad I stopped by.  Yeong Choi is a pianist, programmer and composer from Seoul, South Korea who puts up […]

[Music] Drew Schlesinger & David Torn – Summer Synthesis 1978

Considering this release, featuring guitarist David Torn and synthesizer player Drew Schlesinger, was made in 1978, I’m astounded as to how fresh it sounds.  There are a few spots where the recording might be a touch thin (I’m playing this album on the speakers of a relatively new iMac), but overall, this is very solid, […]