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”

Video Premiere: “Searchlight” by Jack Silverman

Jack Silverman, a multifaceted guitarist and one of the members of the great Nashville Ambient Ensemble, dropped the stunning solo EP, Now What, earlier this spring. Today, Silverman released a music video from that EP, “Searchlight,” and you can be one of the first to see it right now. Check it out below! Directed byContinue reading “Video Premiere: “Searchlight” by Jack Silverman”

Nashville Ambient Ensemble – Cerulean

On their debut album, Cerulean, Nashville Ambient Ensemble take the emerging ambient-country subgenre and pushes it to a newly evolved state. The aptly named group is comprised of leader Michael Hix on synthesizers, Belly Full of Stars’ Kim Rueger on piano, Jack Silverman on baritone electric guitar, Luke Schneider on pedal steel guitar, Cynthia CárdenasContinue reading “Nashville Ambient Ensemble – Cerulean”

Aural Canyon Roundup (II)

It’s been too long since we last covered anything from our favorite ambient label, Aural Canyon, so here’s a rundown of some of their recent and upcoming releases that caught our ear. Joshua W. Bruner – Viewings On Viewings, Joshua W. Bruner creates dreamy soundscapes with the help of a Muse EEG Headset, which sensesContinue reading “Aural Canyon Roundup (II)”

Tarotplane – Horizontology

There are few artists that fully embody the spirit of Kosmische Musik as well, nor as genuinely as Tarotplane. His latest record, Horizontology, is further proof of that. Right from the very first song on this album, Tarotplane (AKA PJ Dorsey), plunges the listener deep into outer space with the help of various synths andContinue reading “Tarotplane – Horizontology”

Video Premiere: “Conversion” by Nashville Ambient Ensemble

One of the most exciting developments in the underground recently has been the ever-expanding crossover of experimental and country music. From unorthodox pedal steel soundscapes to full-blown ambient-country hybrids, this unexpected blend of styles have produced some daringly original records and thrilling concepts. However, with the upcoming release of their debut full-length LP, Nashville AmbientContinue reading “Video Premiere: “Conversion” by Nashville Ambient Ensemble”