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”

August 2021 Roundup

We are inching closer and closer into autumn, so we are inching ourselves closer and closer to our breezy acid folk and Brit folk LPs more and more. However, before we reach that wonderful stage of the year, it’s time to review some of the other killer releases we dug this summer. PLUS! All ofContinue reading “August 2021 Roundup”

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”

Damon & Naomi with Kurihara – A Sky Record

Damon and Naomi have once again teamed up with Michio Kurihara to put the dream in dream pop. Damon Krukowski and Naomi Yang, both long-time veterans of the dream pop genre since their Galaxie 500 days, are experts at crafting wistful soundscapes with addictively serene melodies. Kurihara, of whom you might also remember from GhostContinue reading “Damon & Naomi with Kurihara – A Sky Record”

May 2021 Roundup

We may be a few days out from May, but we still have a roundup post for you all with plenty of killer releases that we’ve been digging here at the RCU household. Check ’em out below: Ragenap – Thankrupcy Let’s kick things off with the latest Ragenap release, Thankrupcy. Released both on tape andContinue reading “May 2021 Roundup”

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”

April 2021 Roundup

April’s been a whirlwind month for us here at RCU towers, but we still managed to keep our ears glued to a massive amount of new and recent music. Here’s a quick rundown of some of the releases that have stood out to us this month the most: Davide Cedolin and Tito Ghiglione – GuitarContinue reading “April 2021 Roundup”

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)”