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Category: Ambient

  • Modicom’s “Ice Storm” makes an appearance in Calgary, more or less.

    So remember when I bitched out National Geographic for showing a ridiculous photo of a snowy Calgary, Alberta and titled it “Spring in Calgary” a few posts ago?  Well, I am here to “eat crow” and say that damn it, I woke up to snow everywhere…on the first weekend in Spring (check a flickr photo…

  • Friday Discovery – MORE Elephant Micah!

    So we all know I am a ridiculous fan of Joe O’Connell’s “Elephant Micah” recording persona.  I honestly have to say that his most recent full album release “Exiled Magicians” is going to be a top album for the decade for me – see for yourself by visiting Third Uncle Records to pick up a…

  • Album to look forward to: Weinland – “Breaks In The Sun”

    Upcoming on April 21st, 2009 – Badman Recording Company is releasing the next album from Weinland called “Breaks In The Sun”.  If you are familiar with Weinland, you will know it will be an album of rich textrure and at times ethereal acoustic melodies.  Believe me, it is that good.  If by chance you find…

  • Post Rock Instrumental Evening – Montreal’s Torngat Is Invited.

    Montreal Quebec’s ambient power trio Torngat create majestic instrumental music that is at times as breathtaking as the glorious Quebec mountain range from whom they take their name. Torngat return with “La petite Nicole”, the follow up to the critically acclaimed 2007 effort, “You Could Be”. This time around the band is sporting a grittier,…

  • The Cloud Hymn – New Album & Interview

    The day has come (or actually tomorrow, March 3rd) and we have the release of the debut album from “The Cloud Hymn”.  I have been waiting for this album for a while now ever since I started listening to a few demos last year and was so impressed, that I had to post then…on just…

  • husband&wife – “Dark Dark Woods”

    I have previously posted on husband&wife (yes, there is no space in the band name – it is like its one word) and I have been advised that today (Jan. 29th) there will be an appearance from h&w on the indie hit-maker Daytrotter.  This is exciting, I think the new album (due on Feb. 24th…

  • A FatCat Records Playlist

    Woot!  Part three of the a series I have going on record labels (part 1, part 2).  This time we have the ever impressive “FatCat Records” from Brighton (and Brooklyn). FatCat Records is pretty much an “ahead of the curve” indie label with a few great “straight ahead” indie artists.  If you are a bit…

  • Fields of Industry – Michigan wins again!

    Fields of Industry…kind of like “Captains of Industry” only like with a field, or something with a touch more hazy drug influenced backgrounds. So, yeah.  What is going on here is some indie-psych soundtrack from Lansing Michigan entitled “Fields of Industry”.  I am fairly new to FoI and not necessarily up to date with my…

  • Seagull

    Seagull is not a band nor a boy, it is a sound that comes out of your speakers to remind you of your first love and how much you thought you knew. That description comes from the Two Bright Lakes page in the bio for Seagull, a band, sorry, a project from an Australian foursome…

  • Akira Kosemura + Haruka Nakamura

    So I am a bit under the weather today and I need something soothing (and possibly more sleep).  In looking over recent acquisitions of the musical variety I have found a soundtrack for myself today.  It is the ambient works of Akira Kosemura and Haruka Nakamura. While most likely not household names to most of…