Dark ambient has its roots in both the many eras of ambient that sprouted gently back in the mid 70’s with Brian Eno (and earlier, before it was termed such), German electronic music (Klaus Schulze, Can, Tangerine Dream, etc.) with a dash of punk/goth for good measure (Siouxsie & the Banshees, The Cure, Bauhaus, Joy […]

Jeton Hoxha | Vowel Eighth Tower Records (DL) Jeton Hoxha is a welcome newcomer in the world of drone and all that is darkly mysterious. The Macedonian artist’s forty-five minute singular work is coated from end to end with a shmeared landscape of reverb and resonance, mastered by the hard working label runner, Sonologyst. It’s […]

MAKING (+ Breaking) SOUND BARRIERS + TAKING NAMES!: Compilations are often a dime a dozen, ordinarily they are showcases for a label, and unless the material is exclusive to it, are a bit of a hard sell in general. Though, I always give them a spin, for context, for the hopeful discovery of hidden gems. […]