Ambient Music Releases of the Week: May 17, 2024

Black – Kevin Richard Martin

Black is a dark dub ambient ode and deconstructed of Amy Winehouse’s ‘Back To Black’.

Aruba – Michiru Aoyama

I’m not sure what Aruba means in Japanese. A first-person pronoun used to refer to oneself? To protect? Does it mean horse?

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Ambient Music Releases of the Week: April 19, 2024

Entai – Michiru Aoyama

Michiru Aoyama practices Zen Buddhism for 3 hours every weekend at a temple. Then, the ambient music just comes out of him.

It Would Be Giving Up –Celer

Although It Would Be Giving Up is not a new release as it was released digitally in August of 2020, the album is now shipping as a 4-CD set.

Moving –Yorkshire Modular Society

Described as a cathartic exploration of loss and love, Moving is a tribute to the the artist’s late father.

Lysergic Lullabies – Ogle

Rome, Italy based artist Ogle describes Lysergic Lullabies as “a collection of lullabies that sounds both reassuring and warm but at the same time also psychedelic and otherworldly.”


Ambient Music Releases of the Week: April 5, 2024

Sky Within Us – Various Artists

For its 75th and final release, Toronto-based ambient label Polar Seas has put out a digital compilation album featuring the label’s friends and collaborators. All proceeds will be donated to FLAP Canada, for the protection of birds against collisions with buildings.

Reflections In Repose –Steve Roach

Steve Roach’s latest release, Reflections In Response, was created over two evenings at the Timehouse, Baja Arizona, the eve of Christmas 2023, and was recorded in the same sequence as presented on the two discs’ 116 minutes. The five long-form tracks were performed on a single instrument — the Oberheim OB-X8 — the modern spiritual successor of the iconic Oberheim OB-8 which Steve used 40 years ago in the making of his classic piece Structures from Silence.

Kujyuu – Michiru Aoyama

Michiru Aoyama, the Kyoto-based ambient artist known for writing, recording, and releasing “an album a day”, has released another of his digital albums with an über-design living room on the cover, Kujyuu.