Category Archives: ambient

Djam Karet – “Sonic Celluloid”

There are bands that have been around for a while that I’ve always meant to check out but for whatever reason, just keep forgetting to do so. Djam Karet was one of those bands. I checked out their 2013 single … Continue reading

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Mike Oldfield – “Return to Ommadawn”

After 42 years, Mike Oldfield has released a sequel to one of his finest works. “Return to Ommadawn” is exactly that, an artist going back to revisit a beloved piece of music. This sequel has the same instrumentation, arrangements and … Continue reading

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Chromb! – “1000”

Upon first listen of Chromb!’s “1000”, I turned off my CD player. The overall quirk and molasses-thick avant-garde zaniness on display was just a bit too much for me. Although an ardent fan of the vast catalog of Patton projects, I … Continue reading

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Riverside – “Eye of the Soundscape”

Riverside faced the worst tragedy possible with the passing of guitarist Piotr Grudziński on February 21st. The band was working on what would become “Eye of the Soundscape.” Grudziński’s death not only put this album’s future in question but also … Continue reading

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Premiere of video from Nathanael Larochette, guitarist extraordinaire (The Night Watch, Musk Ox)

I reviewed the debut solo album by Nathanael Larochette called “Earth and Sky” a while back. I’ve also reviewed the latest masterpiece from his band The Night Watch, the 36 minute long song/album “Boundaries.” So it’s really my pleasure to … Continue reading

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Darkher – “Realms”

It’s very common that people find comfort in darkness, and I am no exception. But this is also close-knit to (one of) my problem(s): I’m a sucker for any kind of music labeled as dark, gothic, ambient and possibly female … Continue reading

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