boerd – MisplacedAnjunadeep (LP/CD/DL) Sometimes the album cover can tell you exactly what you can expect from the music within. A case in point is the cover for Misplaced, new album by the Swedish producer/composer/musician boerd. You get this quite serene looking place, a swimming pool with very still water, and a green forest seemingly […]

Drowse & Amulets | Split | Whited Sepulchre Records (CS/DL) These two Portland artists share more than just a city they live in. Randall Taylor, probably better known as AMULETS has already been featured on these pages with his quite exquisite sonic excursions of tape loops and ambient guitar. Nothing much changes in that respect […]

Pan American | A SonKranky (CD/LP/DL) Those familiar with some former work of Mark Nelson, often better known for his moniker Pan American or for his work with Labradford might have expected at least a dash of electronics on A Son, his latest effort (ninth in over 20 years). Not that they don’t get it, […]

Ambient as an incredibly elusive genre, and can be a near infinite category, as it can encompass anything from electronics, through drone, to modern classical and even new age. In a way this wide range of musical possibilities is reflected through four October releases reviewed here. Very often, ambient is the realm of solo artists […]