1 CD / Western Vinyl Records / 2016-04-01Tracks: First Flight; Wetlands; Envelop; When I Try I'm Full; Rare Things Grow; Arthropoda; Stratus; Existence in the Unfurling
Artists: Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith
Personnel: Rob Frye (woodwinds).
Audio Mixer: Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith.
Arranger: Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith.
Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith composes her swirling, colorful electronic songs on Buc...continue...
1 CD / Denovali / 2016-03-18Tracks: Tiento de la Luz 1; Tiento de la Luz 2; Tiento de la Luz 3; Tiento de la Luz 4; Tiento de la Luz 5; Tiento de la Luz 6
Artists: Thomas Köner
Personnel: Thomas Köner (percussion, electronics); Srdjan Stanic (viola); Ivana Neimarevic (piano).
German ambient pioneer Thomas Köner has often used acoustic instruments as source m...continue...
1 CD / Because Music / 2016-03-18Tracks: You; Deu; Phase In; Para Polaris; Verbena; Scent; Eva; Lucid; Body Studies; 1709; Phase Out; Ohm; Naoko, Pt. 1; Naoko, Pt. 2
Audio Mixer: Rian Trench.
Following two EPs released in 2012 and 2013, Irish electronic musician MMOTHS (Jack Colleran) took three years to write, record, and release his debut full-length, rel...continue...
1 CD / The Leaf Label / 2016-03-11Tracks: Somewhere I Have Never Travelled (For Coral Evans); Alex; Nils; On Rivock Edge; Sam; Andrew; Horn and Vellum; Daniziel; I Loved Her, Madly
Artists: Matthew Bourne (Keyboards)
Audio Mixer: Sam Hobbs .
Quickly following the release of Radioland: Radio-Activity Revisited, a 40th anniversary reimagining of Kraftwerk's 1975 classic Radio-Aktivität in collaboration w...continue...
1 CD / R&S / 2016-02-19Tracks: Invention Mother, The; Saddest Continent on Earth; Ceramic People; Animal Farm; This Beautiful Mess; Capstan; Chasing God Through Palmyra; Pink Flirt; Re:Turn!
Audio Mixer: Nils Frahm.
Recording information: 2007-2015.
The debut album by Nonkeen sports an extensive back story, dating back to the trio's first musical experiments growing up in Ge...continue...
2 CD / Smalltown Supersound / 2016-02-19Tracks: A1; A2; B; C; D; E; F; G; H
Artists: Prins Thomas
Audio Mixer: Prins Thomas.
Audio Remixer: Prins Thomas.
Recording information: K16 Studios, Oslo (2015); Studio M57 (2015).
Unknown Contributor Roles: Hei Karin; Konnichiwa Hagi; ...continue...
1 CD / Tigerbeat6 / 2015-12-04Tracks: Tibetan Summer; One Unchanging Constant in My World of Variables; Big Sur; Cemetery Kates, The; Skull Rock; Desert Christ; Yucca Valley; Lost Horse Mine; Keys View; Sleepy Meerkat Lullaby
Photographer: Genevieve Dellinger.
Once known for plunderphonic breakbeat noise debauchery and lengthy, sarcastic song titles that mocked the seriousness of the experimental electronic music un...continue...
1 CD / Serein / 2015-11-27Tracks: Bathyal Reel; Lowing Herd Wind, The; Arch Scope Cleave, The; Show Us to the Sky; Everything Stirs; Aerial Verandis; Summerhill; Processionary; Goodbye Leona Dare
Artists: The Balustrade Ensemble
Personnel: Wendy Allen (vocals); Grant Miller (guitar); Zeena Parkins (harp); Erik Friedlander (cello); Monika Warchol (French horn); Liam Singer (piano, organ).
Audio Mixer: Scott Solter....continue...
1 CD / Kompakt (Label) / 2015-11-13Tracks: April im Oktober - Stephan Mathieu; Alpine Dawn - The Orb; April - Anton Kubikov; Unterwasser - Max Würden; Turns - Sicker Man/Gregor Schwellenbach; Feinherb - Max Würden/Thore Pfeiffer; Ti...
Artists: Various Artists
Though Kompakt has been an outlet for ambient producers since their late-'90s establishment -- see CD2, Dettinger's Intershop -- they didn't set up a dedicated subsidiary until 2015. That year, Kompak...continue...
1 CD / Glitterbeat / 2015-11-13Tracks: Dance #1, The; Dance #2, The; Dance #3, The; Meditation #1; Meditation #2
Audio Remasterer: Hans-Jörg Maucksch.
Brian Eno, after discovering Laraaji's mastery of the zither, was enamored enough with him to offer Laraaji the second chapter in his 1970s ambient se...continue...
1 CD / Saint Marie / 2015-11-13Tracks: All for You; Froese Requiem 1; Froese Requiem 2; Socrates' Books; Bring It Back; Night Sky, The; Kojiki; I Love to Fly; Wish, A; Sensing the Close
Artists: Mark Van Hoen
Recording information: New York And Los Angeles (2008/2015).
Nightvision is Mark Van Hoen's first album under his birth name since the preceding The Revenant Diary in 2012 -- the producer issue...continue...
1 CD / Warp / 2015-11-13Tracks: Intro; Ezra; ECCOJAMC1; Sticky Drama; SDFK; Mutant Standard; Child of Rage; Animals; I Bite Through It; Freaky Eyes; Lift; No Good
Artists: Oneohtrix Point Never
Audio Mixer: Paul Corley.
Recording information: Brooklyn, NY (01/2015-07/2015).
Photographer: Sebastian Krüger .
Oneohtrix Point Never's Daniel Lopatin is the kind of artist...continue...
1 CD / Spotted Peccary / 2015-11-06Tracks: Emmesity; Thón; Algebra; Dr. One; Hapi; Madar; 57 Varieties
Artists: Green Isac
Personnel: Morten Lund (guitar); Tov Ramstad (electric cello); Jo Wang (piano, Mellotron, synthesizer); Andreas Eriksen (drums, percussion, electronics); Frode Larsen (percussion).
1 CD / White Paddy Mountain / 2015-10-30Artists: Chihei Hatakeyama
1 CD / Kranky / 2015-10-23Tracks: Valley Drone; Laurie Spiegel; Pillar 3; Robert Earl; Library, The; Entanglements; CV; Cynthia; Stereoscope - (featuring Loscil); Pillar 5; Moon Drone; Shadow Sun; Pillar 1; Future, The
Artists: Christina Vantzou
Personnel: Freek Ruysschaert, Robin Van Heghe (violin); Pieter De Rydt (viola); Harm Garreyn (cello); Toshiyuki Shibata (flute); Eva Debruyne (oboe); Fabienne Vergalle (bassoon); Jesus Moreno Miras (t...continue...
1 CD / Denovali / 2015-10-16Tracks: Laika; Expanding into the Time We Have; Solipsist, The; Heritage Guilt; Bevan Rotation, A; Nauru
Artists: Moon Zero
Audio Mixer: Moon Zero.
Recording information: St. George, East, Shadwell (05/2015).
Photographer: Poppy Byrne.
The self-titled debut full-length by Moon Zero, the dark ambient pr...continue...
1 CD / Transrecords / 2015-10-16Tracks: Kanta's Theme; Introductions; I Believe in the Night; Goodbye; Flytoget
Artists: Chris Walla
Recording information: Hall of Justice, Seattle, WA.
For his first solo recording since departing from Death Cab for Cutie in 2014, producer/multi-instrumentalist Chris Walla created an album o...continue...
1 CD / New Line Records / 2015-10-15Tracks: Time Traveler's Wife: Es Ist Ein ros, The; Time Traveler's Wife: I'm You Henry, The; Time Traveler's Wife: Meadow, The; Time Traveler's Wife: How Does It Fe el?, The; Time Traveler's Wife: Diary, ...
Artists: Mychael Danna
Audio Mixer: Brad Haehnul.
Recording information: Ocean Way Studios, Los Angeles, CA; Ocean Way Studios, Los Angeles, CA&Glenn Gould Theatre,.
The fictional concept of time travel manage...continue...
1 CD / White Paddy Mountain / 2015-10-09Tracks: It Is, It Isn't; Vibrant Color; Slightly Near
Artists: Chihei Hatakeyama/Hakobune
Personnel: Chihei Hatakeyama (electric guitar); Hakobune (electric guitar).
Audio Mixer: Chihei Hatakeyama....continue...
1 CD / Apollo / 2015-09-18Tracks: Overture; Shoreline; Your Heart; Changes; Let Me Go; Holding On; Empty Walls; Body Close; Midnight Sun; Harbour
Artists: Synkro (D'n'B/Dubstep)
Following several years' worth of dubstep and drum'n'bass 12"s in addition to full-lengths and EPs recorded as one half of duos Akkord and Kiyoko, Joe McBride made his full-length debut as Synkro in 2...continue...
1 CD / Kompakt (Label) / 2015-09-18Tracks: St. Pop; Hands; It Started on Wednesday; Moonshine Tangerine; Water Dancer; About Turn; Emissary, The; Life Of, The; Trip the Light Fantastic
Artists: Jens-Uwe Beyer
Photographer: Jens-Uwe Beyer.
Best known for his long-running ambient techno/synth-pop project Popnoname, Jens-Uwe Beyer is a regular contributor to Kompakt's lauded Pop Ambient compilation ser...continue...
1 CD / / 2015-09-04Tracks: Time Has Come; QM; Origami II; About Tape; Song or Not [Piano Version], A; Valse Mecanique; Origami; Question, The; Himmel Über Lima; 808 Fantasy
Artists: Christoph H. Müller/Hans-Joachim Roedelius (Keyboards/Producer)
Audio Mixer: Christoph H. Müller.
Editor: Onnen Bock.
Hans-Joachim Roedelius' 2015 collaboration with Christoph H. Müller (possibly best known for his electronic tango fusion t...continue...
1 CD / Bureau B / 2015-09-04Tracks: Slight Piece; Benson; Ken-O; Autogyro; One Voice; Pertronics; Renes; Track and Hold; Bund, The; Slight Orchestra; Strands
Artists: Lloyd Cole
Editors: Jonas Foerster; Lloyd Cole.
In 2013, German label Bureau B (which is responsible for bringing dozens of crucial Krautrock obscurities back into circulation) released Selected Studies, ...continue...
1 CD / Ash International / 2015-09-04Tracks: Angel from the Sea Kissed Me, An; Holme Posts; Confusion in Her Eyes; Relapse; Oaks Grow Strong; Ternal; Nettle Bed; Fen Drove; Nember; Far from the Tree; Swanbark
Artists: Simon Scott (Slowdive)
Since 2009, Slowdive drummer Simon Scott has been tirelessly active as an ambient artist, creating soundscapes using found sounds, guitars, and electronics. His numerous solo recordings (as well as co...continue...
1 CD / Endless Flight / 2015-08-21Tracks: Hippies; Worst Day Ever, The; Stop; Confusion; Beasts in Your Mind; Across the Sadness; Already Almost; Revoked; Island I've Never Been, The; Green Days
Arriving a decade after his hard-to-find 2005 debut My Existence, Japanese electronic musician Gonno's second full-length is as bright and optimistic as its title, even as it contains shades of melanc...continue...
1 CD / Delsin / 2015-08-21Tracks: Intro - (featuring Natalie Beridze); Espais; Many Moments to Come; Prestávka; Child's Place, A; Love Suspended; Music for Machines; Orange Background; Descorazonador; Raume; Interlude; White Spa...
Artists: John Beltran
Michigan-based techno veteran John Beltran's second full-length on Delsin focuses on his ambient side, creating warm, rolling textures with a slightly cinematic quality. The album starts off calmly en...continue...
1 CD / Milan / 2015-08-21Tracks: Mathar; Crying in the Taxi; Happy Memories; Lost and Found; Water Gods, The; Don't Dream and Drive!; I.C.E Man Cometh, The; Gift, The; Aye Naujawan Hai Sab Kuchh Yahan; Queensboro Bridge, The; Dreams...
Artists: Dhani Harrison/Paul Hicks
Personnel: Davide Rossi (strings); Aravindhan Baheerathan (bansuri); Pirshanna Theverajah (percussion).
Photographer: Linda Kallerus.
Arrangers: Dhani Harrison; Paul Hicks.
1 CD / White Paddy Mountain / 2015-08-21Tracks: Maria; Nami; Cordelia; Tove
Artists: Chihei Hatakeyama/Federico Durand
Audio Mixer: Chihei Hatakeyama.
Photographer: Chihei Hatakeyama....continue...
1 CD / Room40 / 2015-08-14Tracks: Prince of the Sea; Narrow Path of the Sacred Forest, A; Broken Mirror; Mausoleum; Bronze Pike, A; Journey to the Imaginary Paradise; Phantom Voice; End of the Night
Artists: Chihei Hatakeyama
Audio Mixer: Chihei Hatakeyama.
Photographer: Mayuko Sumiya.
It's tough to keep up with the vast, intimidating discography of ambient composer Chihei Hatakeyama, especially when he relea...continue...
2 CD / Forced Exposure / 2015-08-07Tracks: Ten Dangerous Matches; [Untitled]; [Untitled]; [Untitled]; [Untitled]; [Untitled]; [Untitled]; [Untitled]; [Untitled]; [Untitled]; [Untitled]; [Untitled]; [Untitled]; [Untitled]; [Untitled]; [Untitle...
Personnel: Hugh Jarrett, Johnny Osbourne, Wayne Jarrett (vocals); Bo Pee (guitar); Deadly Headley (saxophone); Nambo (trombone); Gladstone Anderson (piano); Winston Wright (organ); Style Scott (drums)...continue...
1 CD / ConSouling Sounds / 2015-07-24Tracks: Lost Trail; Whispering Scale, The; Unraveled Blanket; Dissection, The
Artists: Dirk Serries/Rutger Zuydervelt
Personnel: Dirk Serries (electric guitar).
Recording information: 2014.
Buoyant is the first collaboration between Dirk Serries (Vidna Obmana, Fear Falls Burning) and Rutger Zuydervelt (...continue...
1 CD / / 2015-07-24Artists: Tangerine Dream
1 CD / Carpe Sonum / 2015-07-17Tracks: Crosslink; Flang; Alph; Modula; Robotik; Rolling Hills; Sdace Cerew; Scramble; Sternengleiter; Deep Storage; Terminal; Intercomm Meeting; Radiant Haze; Observer
Artists: Dron (IDM)
Recording information: Dron Studio, Riedstadt (2003-2014).
Barring a limited ambient CD-R in 2013 and two albums released under the name Signalform in 2006 and 2007, Comm is German electro/IDM ...continue...
1 CD / Innovative Leisure / 2015-07-10Tracks: Thoughtform; Print; 3d Relief; Okuma; J-Cruise; Off World; Truax; For Sleep
Artists: Gossamer (Evan Reiner)
Illustrator: Doctor Woo.
"Gossamer" is defined as something having a light, thin, or delicate quality, and while Los Angeles-based producer Evan Reiner's debut full-length under the Gossamer mo...continue...
1 CD / Inner Peace Music / 2015-07-10Tracks: Deep Alpha 2.0, Pt. 2; Deep Alpha 2.0, Pt. 3; Deep Alpha 2.0, Pt. 4; Deep Alpha 2.0, Pt. 4; Deep Alpha 2.0, Pt. 5; Deep Alpha 2.0, Pt. 6; Deep Alpha 2.0, Pt. 7; Deep Alpha 2.0, Pt. 8; Deep Alpha 2.0,...
Artists: Steven Halpern
Personnel: Steven Halpern (Fender Rhodes piano, keyboards); Jorge Alfano (bansuri, shakuhachi); Schawkie Roth (bansuri); Ronnie Nyogetsu Seldin (shakuhachi).
Recording information: Banquet Stud...continue...
1 CD / Editions Mego / 2015-06-23Tracks: Intro; Sonia Danza; Dreamscape Generation; Richiami e Oscillazioni; Orange Steps; Scintille; Max
Artists: Voices from the Lake
For the follow-up to their widely praised self-titled debut full-length as Voices from the Lake, Donato Dozzy and Neel went further left field, issuing a recording of a live performance at a gallery i...continue...
1 CD / Hymen Records / 2015-06-23Tracks: Gruvsala; Onaqui; Nibbnubb; Eclipsis; Skumögd; Vackra Inavlade; Eterisk; Fem Cirklar För Fem Aspekter; Coel; Dvärg Maskian; Darwiches Inbjudan
Artists: Karsten Pflum
Dode is the seventh album by the eternally underrated Karsten Pflum, a Danish electronic musician who began releasing playful drill'n'bass on Worm Interface in the early 2000s and has since explored t...continue...
1 CD / Inner Arts Initiative / 2015-06-16Tracks: Tectonic Plates; Voices of the Ancient; Plea; Pinnacles, The; All Flows Forth
Artists: Chris Dingman
Personnel: Chris Dingman (vibraphone); Ryan Ferreira (guitar); Loren Stillman (alto saxophone); Fabian Almazan (piano); Justin Brown (drums).
Audio Mixers: Keith Witty; Dave Darlington.
1 CD / AY (Japan) / 2015-06-09Tracks: Realm; Birth of Venus; Calypso; Exile; Rescuer; Hierophant; Hecate; Paradisum
Artists: Blue Nile
1 CD / Tummy Touch (USA) / 2015-06-09Tracks: River of Bass; Sea Shell; Depart; Next; Ghost Dance; Shhh; Tokyo 1; Indigo; Ah Ee Mu; Tokyo Elevator; Electric Blue; Six Nine
Skylab: Matt Ducasse, Howie Bernstein, Toshio Nakanishi, Kudo (vocals, acoustic & slide guitars, guitar, clarinet, birdcall, piano, Fender Rhodes, Hammond B-3 organ, Omnichord, synthesizers, bass, per...continue...
1 CD / Projekt / 2015-05-26Tracks: Only Way In, The; Function Inside the Form, The; It's All Connected; Outer Weave; Symmetry and Balance; Saturday Somewhere; Escher's Dream Is Dreaming; Subtle Twist of Fate, A
Artists: Steve Roach
Recording information: The Timehouse, Baja, AZ.
Photographer: Adam Fleishman.
Ambient/new age pioneer Steve Roach began constructing a large-form analog modular synthesizer/sequencer set...continue...
1 CD / Tigerbeat6 / 2015-05-12Tracks: A Minor; B Minor; C Minor; D Minor; E Minor; F Minor; G Minor
Recording information: Berlin (01/2012); Los Angeles (01/2012); Berlin (01/2015); Los Angeles (01/2015).
Photographer: Genevieve Dellinger....continue...
1 CD / Inner Peace Music / 2015-05-12Tracks: Deep Alpha, Pt. 1; Shared Secrets; Paradigm Shift; Thigh Chi; Mello Cello; Deja-Blues; Afro-Desia; Deep Theta 2.0, Pt. 2; Lifetide; In Another Life; Jonah's Journey; Apollo's Lyre; Dawn; Mirage; Deep...
Artists: Steven Halpern
Personnel: Steven Halpern (electric guitar, trumpet, grand piano, Fender Rhodes piano, keyboards, electric bass, tabla); Melissa Phillippe (vocals); Georgia Kelly (harp); Susan Mazer (electric harp); ...continue...
1 CD / Ghostly International / 2015-05-05Tracks: Holo - Pascäal; Tide Pools - Shigeto; Grapevine - Anenon; Supra - Heathered Pearls; Don't Tell Me I'm Wrong - Babe Rainbow; Kolido - Dauwd; Spotting - Patricia; Split Out In Cursive - Lord RAJA;...
Artists: Various Artists
Ghostly International has had a long, fruitful partnership with Cartoon Network's late-night programming block Adult Swim -- hardly surprising, given that Ghostly founder Sam Valenti IV used to go by ...continue...
1 CD / White Paddy Mountain / 2015-04-21Tracks: Frozen Silence; Little Fairy on the Cold Glass, A; Collapsing Huge Glaciers and the Sun; Frostwork III; Light Snow; In a Cave
Artists: Chihei Hatakeyama/Sakana Hosomi
Audio Mixers: Chihei Hatakeyama; Sakana Hosomi.
Photographer: Harumi Shimizu....continue...
1 CD / / 2015-04-21Artists: Harold Budd/Brian Eno
After his genre-defining AMBIENT 1: MUSIC FOR AIRPORTS, Brian Eno collaborated with minimalist composer Harold Budd for AMBIENT 2: THE PLATEAUX OF MIRROR, which proved to be a natural pairing. By taki...continue...
1 CD / / 2015-04-21Artists: Brian Eno
Unlike most of Brian Eno's conceptually unified ambient projects, AMBIENT 4: ON LAND is something of a patchwork. Recorded in six studios between 1978 and 1982, the eight pieces--ranging between three...continue...
1 CD / / 2015-04-21Artists: Brian Eno
Considered by many to be the ultimate ambient album, MUSIC FOR AIRPORTS is so delicate, lovely, and aesthetically moving, that it has been known to give rise to sensations of flying, being enfolded in...continue...
1 CD / Home Normal / 2015-04-21Tracks: You on My Mind; Lantern - (featuring Emil Hewitt); Atlon; Boy Interlude - (featuring Cross Record); Murph's Dream; Girl Interlude; Love Lockdown; Lilli's Aftermath; Let's Keep Us Close Until We Die -...
Artists: Cass. (Germany)
Magical Magical is the second full-length album by German ambient artist Cass. following a series of cassettes and a split 7" single with Altars Altars. His sound combines gentle electronic loops with...continue...
1 CD / / 2015-04-21Artists: Brian Eno
DISCREET MUSIC is Brian Eno's first break with pop music in favor of a quieter, more meditative form, and it came about by accident. When Eno was confined to bed after an auto accident, a visitor brou...continue...