The Caretaker With An Empty Bliss Beyond This World may just be the most conceptual record you’ll hear all year but it’s also likely the most affecting. British Berlin-based composer James Leyland Kirby has examined the relationship between music and memory in the past and this album is no different. The album takes its inspiration… Read more »

Posted on July 13th, 2011

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The new EP from Clams Casino, the 23-year old New Jersey producer introduced recently who makes tracks for Lil B and Soulja Boy, is now streaming from his Soundcloud page. The Rainforest EP is released on Tri Angle Records (read a great interview by Daniel Harrison with the label founder Robin Carolan) next week. The… Read more »

Posted on June 22nd, 2011

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School Tour is a great name for a band. The solo ambient project of Gerard Duffy (Children Under Hoof / Patrick Kelleher’s Cold Dead Hands), this EP was put together under the excuse that he was the only-non UK act to play Upset The Rhythm last August and now it’s up on Bandcamp for all…. Read more »

Posted on October 28th, 2010

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Taken from the forthcoming remix album of Patrick Kelleher‘s debut album – You Look Cold, comes this gem of a remix from Richie Egan aka Jape. Jape turns the original’s haunting somnambulist campfire fingerpick into an ambient motorway journey in which the car takes off from a desolate country field into the night sky. It’s… Read more »

Posted on November 12th, 2009

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This mad scone plays Filmbase as part of DEAF on October 30th. Earlier in the year, I marked out Liz Harris’ music as “Hippy dippy, airy-fairy ambient folk music”. She has a new EP called Vessel out in winter. The gig in Filmbase is a Skinny Wolves gig and a joint headliner with John Wiese…. Read more »

Posted on October 9th, 2009

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News has reached that in these times of cuts and shakeups, Belgian electronic music label R&S Records is to pick up where it left off and start releasing records again. R&S was responsible for releasing recordings from Aphex Twin (Digeridoo, Classics, Selected Ambient Works 85-92), Derrick May, Joey Beltram, 69 (Carl Craig), and Model 500…. Read more »

Posted on February 25th, 2009

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Ambient music. Hmm. After nearly 25 years on this planet, I’m not entirely convinced. Sure, I own some ambient albums worth mentioning: the excellent Selected Ambient Works vol. 2 by Aphex Twin, Future Sound of London’s Lifeforms is interesting but ultimately inattentive, KLF’s Chillout album is notable for the song titles and seemed aimed at… Read more »

Posted on September 24th, 2007

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