Juan Antonio Nieto | Dry Grass Marbre Negre (CDR-PRO/DL) On the first recording on the Marbre Negre imprint from percussionist and artist Juan Antonio Nieto, we experience the resolute textural quality to the sound of this longtime collaborator (Shakermoon, Alphaville). Nieto incorporates a range of field recordings and other electronic effects throughout for an atmosphere […]

Sontag Shogun | It Billows Up Youngbloods (LP/CD/DL) This trio of Ian Temple, Jeremy Young and Jesse Perlstein combine field recordings, keyboards, tapes and electronics to create a delicate sound that is as if you are streaming in and out of consciousness. They deploy a deft hand when it comes to ambient textures that toy […]

This month Toneshift is curating a selection of conversations with international sound artists. The series runs for the entire span of May, however, during this time we have received a number of outstanding work in various genres and hybrids thereof, some which it would be a shame to overlook despite our primary focus at the […]

Michał Turowski | Wormwood and Flame Mozdok/Positive Regression (CDR/DL) From a Warsaw imprint (Gazawat) and sound artist Michał Turowski comes something new from this relatively new artist who’s been putting out various tapes and small editions over the past four years, many collaborations. Even though this may fall under the sub-genre of ‘dark ambient’ it […]

Jon Unger | Memory Indicator Flavien Gillié | Rituels Domestiques A.F. Jones | for Eschrichtiidae (omniana) Three new short-form ambient releases on the beloved (+ scarce) 3″ CDR format from the Belgian label Taâlem. All are limited in small editions. From Jon Unger comes two pieces that run a total of just over twenty minutes, […]

Andrea Borghi | 3discos rhizome.s (CD-R/DL) Andrea Borghi is an electroacoustic sound composer/artist and teacher based near Tuscany and recording since 2001. His somewhat extensive catalogue, based on sound and other physical matter precedes him, and his latest was recorded between 2017-18, and these seven tracks play on his minimal manipulation of material devices (aluminum, […]

Projektions | The Shores of Valhalla Shimmering Moods Records (CDRx2/DL) The Shores of Valhalla starts as a quivering ambient record on the seductive Cave Dweller. Like waking from a haze and spying a light just barely making its way through the tiniest cracks. The hiss and crackle ground the sound of Projektions as the beat, […]

The Corrupting Sea | godlessCathedral Transmissions (CDR/DL) Listening to The Corrupting Sea, I am struck immediately by two-things. Firstly, it’s composer, Jason T. Lamoreaux, has constructed a nuanced and often charming take on the ambient/drone genre, channeling a certain raw and unpolished gravitas that is highly effective. Secondly, the album – and it is perhaps a […]

Olan Mill | Sounds of a New Father Shimmering Moods Records (CS/DL) Orphax | Dream Sequence #5 Non-Harmonic Multitones (3″ CD-R/DL) Two recent releases of drifting ambient here. Orphax presents the fifth installment of his “Dream Sequence” series, and it’s a meditative piece that ripples and washes by.  The composition was inspired by taking a […]

Styrofoam | We Can Never Go Home Sound In Silence (CDR/DL) Out on Grecian label Sound In Silence is the latest from Belgian electronic artist Styrofoam (Arne Van Petegem), his first release in eight years, We Can Never Go Home.  These eight new tracks kickstart with the softened videogame vibes of Fully Present. It’s a […]

MSMiroslaw | Organes de la Voix Trasponsonic (CDR) Subtitled Chants Funèbres pour AHYHW this was recorded inside a nuraghe (a megalithic megalithic edifice found in Sardinia) using only voice (or in this case, organs for the voice). The indulgent echoes fill the space in this definitively ritualistic-style dark ambient record filled with reverb, smoke and mirrors. […]

From the Collectors Series of Confront Recordings comes Humyth by Sardinian experimental composers Giacomo Salis + Paolo Sanna (CDR) – dedicated to Steve Reid. Five untitled, improvised tracks begin with jangling clicks and other small disturbances. The dueling percussionists work off each other to develop chiseling sounds that imitate tropical birds mating and industrial mishegas. […]