ambient

Posted Sunday, November 16, 2014 - 3:10pm by Darin Tambascio

When the news broke about a final Pink Floyd record, many fans were skeptical. As a life-long fan, I had a different perspective. I think of the band's history in five separate eras: the Barrett era (The Piper At The Gates of Dawn, early singles), post-Barrett era (A Saucerful of Secrets, More, Ummagumma, Atom Heart Mother, Meddle, Obscured by Clouds), mid 70s era (The Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, Animals), the Waters era (The Wall, The Final Cut), and the Gilmour era (A Momentary Lapse of Reason, The Division Bell, and now The Endless River). When hearing the base tracks for The Endless River were recorded during The Division Bell sessions, I knew what to expect...more Gilmore era music. Regardless, this swan song offers a few pleasant surprises and highlights the one constant throughout all eras of The Floyd...Richard Wright's evocative keyboards.    

Category: Album Reviews

Tags: Pink Floyd, The Endless River, Syd Barrett, David Gilmour, Richard Wright, Roger Waters, Nick Mason, ambient, space rock, psychedelic, progressive, Pompeii, EBow, Whammy
Posted Friday, November 14, 2014 - 1:34pm by Ryan Skaggs
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Ryan Skaggs is an experimental musician based in Los Angeles.  Opinions stated are his own.

Category: Musicians Corner

Tags: experimental music, noise, electronic, drone, ambient, Indie Rock, psychedelic rock, shoegaze
Posted Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 4:12pm by Sina Tavoosi

Birds of Passage is an ambient/dream pop project by singer-songwriter Alicia Merz from Waikato, New Zealand. This music of Birds of Passage is full of heartfelt emotions where the only notes played are the most essential ones. This Kindly Slumber is minimal ambient/drone made amicable by a woman's gentle voice and not much else going on  Can that really be enough? 

Category: Album Reviews

Tags: ambient, drone, dream pop, Birds of Passage, minimalist, minimalism
Posted Sunday, February 23, 2014 - 10:50pm by Darin Tambascio

Do you like music that bleeds emotion without saying a word? Do you ever find yourself comforted in the dark atmosphere of Twin Peaks and other film noir soundtracks? I do and that’s why I’m so engrossed with Piano Nights.

Category: Album Reviews

Tags: Ipecac, doom, jazz, twin peaks, ambient, minimal, Bohren, darkjazz, piano nights
Posted Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 1:11am by George Bowles
  • Barn Owl - 'V' (ambient/experimental)
  • Burnt Friedman and Jaki Liebezeit (krautrock/electronic)
  • Cave - 'Threace' (krautrock)
  • David Lynch - 'The Big Dream' (art rock)
  • Grails - 'Black Tar Prophecies vol. 4-6' (art rock)
  • Grumbling Fur - 'Glynnaestra' (art rock)
  • John Zorn - 'Dreamachines' (jazz)
  • Jon Hopkins - 'Immunity' (electronic music)
  • Kayo Dot - 'Hubardo' (art rock)
Category: Feature Stories

Tags: barn owl, cave, david lynch, grails, grumbling fur, 2013, sax ruins, awesome, math rock, prog, ambient, kayo dot, matt elliott, my bloody valentine, miriodor, noveller, jon hopkins, best of lists, music, art rock, experimental, john zorn
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