Ἀρέθουσα, 14 July 2019


isol­a­tion, intro­spec­tion, relax­a­tion

ambi­ent, folk, drone, acous­tic, vocal, field record­ings, early music, spir­itual

Soft eth­er­eal waves and vocals, under­pinned by solid bass beats. This recipe works, as evid­enced by AMP on Entangled Time. It’s sum­mery, calm, and strikes the right bal­ance between relax­a­tion and energy. (2019, Sound in Silence)

What a per­fect title for a sub­lime, airy ambi­ent work like this. anthéne’s weight­less is a little over half an hour of drift­ing clouds and pristine blue. (2019, Home Nor­mal)

A relax­ing shower with this gently aged nature­wave / new age ambi­ent gem from b l u e__Δ C I D, that’s a great way to start a day. I am serene. (2017, Bogus Col­lect­ive)

Softly flow­ing and pulsat­ing chills for another sunny day. Chris Otchy’s tape from the latest Con­stel­la­tion Tatsu tape batch is a soft synth delight.

Excel­lent enig­matic nature­wave to explore some real or vir­tual land­scapes to. Electric Dreams truly deliv­ers on Path­less Woods. (2018, Hairs aBlazin’)

Gentle hazy mean­der­ings on Make We Here Our Camp Of Winter by The Gen­tle­man Losers. These Finnish broth­ers have a unique approach that is some­thing of a lo-fi post-rock that spans a few dec­ades of inspir­a­tion. (2018, Sound In Silence)

With Unpre­dict­able Signs, Kloob takes us on a deep inner ambi­ent jour­ney, where fore­shad­ow­ings of the omin­ous out­side future are dis­tilled through our own flu­ids. Subtle, sat­is­fy­ing, and chal­len­ging. Out now on Winter-Light.

Nori­hito Suda + Stijn Hüwels present the choicest of field record­ings, drones, and acous­tics on this won­der­ful piece of pure, unsweetened calm. 山水 / San­sui is a clas­sic Home Nor­mal record, and it is out now.

Sangam never stops entran­cing with these fine ambi­ences that straddle the bound­ar­ies between light and dark. Escap­ism Path (2018, New Motion) is a thick twi­light wave­path with some traps scattered along the way.

From the (recent) archives. Wil Bolton’s cosy ambi­ent mean­der­ings on Night Paths. Warm blankets of elec­tric gui­tar, key­boards, and undu­la­tions of noc­turnal soft­ness. This one came out in 2017 on Hid­den Vibes.