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 C├írdenasContinue 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”

Single Premiere: Nashville Ambient Ensemble’s “Coda”

Preorders are now live for Nashville Ambient Ensemble’s dreamy debut LP, Cerulean, which is slated for release on March 19th on Centripetal Force Records. Click here to get your copy of one of the spring’s most anticipated and original records on black or cerulean blue colored vinyl or CD. Need another taste of this enchantingContinue reading “Single Premiere: Nashville Ambient Ensemble’s “Coda””

Carlos Ferreira – “Diving”

For a quick dose of spellbinding ambient music, look no further than Carlos Ferreira’s new single, “Diving.” On this track, Ferreira, a true ambient master, immerses the listener into a deep sea of soft drones and glacial synth chords. The entire piece glows with an optimistic tone, and even begins to take on a spiritualContinue reading “Carlos Ferreira – “Diving””

January 2021 Roundup (Part 2)

The sheer amount of great music pouring in from the end of 2020 into the start of 2021 was so immense (and I was so busy during the last two weeks), that a second volume of January’s roundup post was absolutely necessary. Here’s what else we’ve been listening to and digging lately: Matt LaJoie –Continue reading “January 2021 Roundup (Part 2)”

John Jeffrey – Passage

John Jeffrey, the drummer of Moon Duo, let the spirit of improvisation move him from one sonic extreme to the next on his new solo record, Passage. From minimalist cosmic jazz to synth-centered motorik beat meditations, Jeffrey explores a vast spectrum of styles and sounds that interest him and shows just how versatile of aContinue reading “John Jeffrey – Passage”

October 2020 Roundup

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, this autumn has been an especially phenomenal season for new records. With everything going on in the world right now, we needed it. Here’s a quick rundown of some of the very fine releases that we’ve been digging this month… SPAZA feat. Ariel Zamonsky, Gontse Makhene,Continue reading “October 2020 Roundup”

Jill Tracy – The Dark Day

Most Octobers, I reach for the spectral music of Jill Tracy to get into the mood for Halloween. Yet this year, I’m visiting her latest work, The Dark Day, to process the catastrophe of the recent West Coast wildfires and to help provide aid to the victims of this disaster. Tracy is a San FranciscoContinue reading “Jill Tracy – The Dark Day”