Itta – Eyewalk

Tengger’s Itta has made a triumphant return with the beautifully ethereal Eyewalk, on Aural Canyon Records. Released last Friday on cassette and digital, this record features the Seoul, South Korea-based ambient musician creating the most angelic of soundscapes with just her voice and a Yamaha SY22. Across the album’s six tracks, Itta utilizes her vocalsContinue reading “Itta – Eyewalk”

Tilth – Rock Music

On their first record in almost seven years, Tilth has taken the most basic elements of rock music and put them proudly on display like well-polished gem stones. Released last week on Round Bale Recordings, Rock Music features the duo of Nathan McLaughlin and Cody Yantis taking various aspects of the genre, like guitar riffs,Continue reading “Tilth – Rock Music”

Daytime Moon – “Soaker”

To announce the release of his new solo guitar record, Daytime Moon dropped a meditative new instrumental, “Soaker.” Set for a release on February 25 via our pals over at Petal Motel, Chrysanthemum is the first solo instrumental release by Daytime Moon (AKA Brent Simpson). Simpson, an artist with multiple titles in a multitude ofContinue reading “Daytime Moon – “Soaker””

M.H.H. – Cassiope: Protection Songs for Guitar

M.H.H.’s Cassiope: Protection Songs for Guitar is without a doubt one of the most unique solo guitar records of the last year. Released on the Home & Garden label, this record features a boundless range of sounds, textures and moods. M.H.H., A.K.A. Matthew Himes, shows off his vast virtuosity here as well as the endlessContinue reading “M.H.H. – Cassiope: Protection Songs for Guitar”

Monastics – World Island

For a deeply cathartic psychedelic soundscape, look no further than Monastics’ World Island. Available this week on El Gran E Records, World Island is a reunion of sorts of the formerly NY-dwelling experimental Monastics (which includes guitarist Jeremy Hurewitz, of whom regular readers here would recognize as Rootless). During the pandemic, the now geographically-scattered musiciansContinue reading “Monastics – World Island”

Grandbruit – L’équilibre est Nécessaire

Armed with just an electric guitar and a few effects pedals, Grandbruit crafted a peaceful stream of ambient sound that is as stoic and calm as a winter day in the plains. Crafted during the depths of Montreal’s cold season, L’équilibre est Nécessaire is rich with icy celestial tones that wouldn’t appear out of placeContinue reading “Grandbruit – L’équilibre est Nécessaire”

Future Museums – Harpoon of Sunlight

For a luminous listen that’ll reset your mind and soul, seek out Harpoon of Sunlight, by Future Museums. Being the first vinyl release on Aural Canyon, you know this record has to be special, but this might just be the strongest and most varied album the label has released in some time. Throughout the LP,Continue reading “Future Museums – Harpoon of Sunlight”

Single Premiere: “Trees” by Wasted Cathedral

Allow yourself to be washed away by the ethereal ambience of Wasted Cathedral’s new track, “Trees,” from his upcoming LP, I’m Gonna Love You ‘Til The End Of Time, on Centripetal Force and Cardinal Fuzz. Check it out below: Hailing from Saskatoon, Canada, Wasted Cathedral (AKA Christopher Laramee of Shooting Guns, The Radiation Flowers and The SwitchingContinue reading “Single Premiere: “Trees” by Wasted Cathedral”

Xisco Rojo – Transfigurations

Madrid’s Xisco Rojo crafted a psychedelic guitar record that feels less like an album, and more like a collection of rituals that celebrate life itself. Written and performed entirely by Rojo on everything from six and twelve-string acoustic and electric guitars to Weissenborns and Greek baglamas, plus a whole plethora of other exotic and unusualContinue reading “Xisco Rojo – Transfigurations”

Nashville Ambient Ensemble: Live at Grimey’s

While the Nashville Ambient Ensemble may not have been able to host a public album release show to celebrate their debut record, Cerulean, they did record an unforgettable live set for the world to enjoy forever. Captured at Grimey’s New and Pre-Loved Music in Nashville, TN, in late April, this sweeping performance transports listeners fromContinue reading “Nashville Ambient Ensemble: Live at Grimey’s”