Music

Amazing movie soundtracks for everyday life. Before Desolation Wilderness became a K Records band, Nicolaas Zwart (Electric Sunset, Drone Ranger) made some of the most mind-alteringly beautiful compositions I’ve ever heard. This album has always been my favorite, due to how it posed that beauty against harsher elements.

Desolation Wilderness- Hedron Oscillator

Like a chamber-pop band led by a synth player and inspired by Nico Muhly's Mothertongue and John Cale's Artificial Intelligence, Land & Buildings' Huron River Eclipse is an album "similar in tone to lonely morning rain or the stillness of a roadside motel on the long drive through the desert to nowhere."

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A split between Montreal-based composer Kyle Bobby Dunn and Indianapolis-based guitarist Wayne Robert Thomas. One side of swirling modern classical drone, a drunk orchestra, distant trumpets like migrating birds. And one side of cinematic builds, layers of strings, crests and breaks.

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The latest from Tucker Theodore is an album of ten instrumentals in two movements that pushes his singular psych-folk sound into a near post-rock expansiveness. Like all his records, it's wild and unruly and impossible to put in any box. Brilliant. Transcendent.

Released on Antiquated Future Records. Listen on Bandcamp...[ continued ] Tucker Theodore- Movement 9 (High Descend)

Hazy, ambient dream-pop from the Ukraine. Really, it's just such a pleasure. An album to get lost in.

The second release on the decidedly excellent This & That Tapes label. Listen on Bandcamp.

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The latest from Portland's Yaara Valey (formerly Indira Valey). No Me Tengas Miedo is an EP of textural surprises and casual wizardry. Four soundscape pieces that exist in the realm of artists like Julianna Barwick, Juana Molina, and Grouper.

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The latest project of Madeline Johnston of Sister Grotto. Together with collaborator Tucker Theodore, Midwife creates dreamy songs that confront raw emotions, haunted soundscapes that get stuck in your head. Following their acclaimed 2017 debut Like Author, Like Daughter, their new Prayer Hands EP delves further, bringing more reverb-drenched anthems of loss.

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Two sides of textural ambient synthscapes from some masters of minimalism. Sabriel's Orb is the latest project from Willow Skye-Biggs (Stag Hare, ariel) and John Atkinson is a film composer, formerly of the Brooklyn hypnogogic-pop group Aa.

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Ant'lrd's Sleep Drive is a dreamy joyride of overblown organs and skewed beats. Long-form pieces that mix ambient-drone aesthetics with a loop-based instrumental electronic shimmer.

Released on Whited Sepulchre Records. On clear vinyl. Mixed and mastered by Odd Nosdam.

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Briana Marela's Speak From Your Heart is an amazingly lush album that bridges genres. Gorgeously layered vocals mix with synths and a host of other instruments, creating a sprawling and hypnotizing soundscape. For fans of Colleen, Windy & Carl, and Cock & Swan.

Beautiful packing with digital download code. Listen on Bandcamp...[ continued ] Briana Marela- Forgiveness