Godfather of ambient Brian Eno is back with his brother Roger on new album Mixing Colours, by turns a pleasantly soothingly and deeply unsettling listening experience. Quicksilver is definitely a highlight, but you really need to listen to the album to fully appreciate it.
Glåsbird – Isfjord
Today Glastonbury was cancelled, making 2020 officially the worst year on record. Clearly in the grand scheme of things that everyone around the world is having to deal with at the moment it’s minor, but I am still pretty fucking sad about the entire situation. So here’s some icy, piano-led ambient that I intend to have a good old cry to. Roll on 2021.
Today I wanted to take a moment to highlight one of my favourite electronic records ever produced. Traumprinz’s remix sounds nothing like the original, but is for me absolutely perfect. I can’t even being to estimate how many times I’ve listened to this, and if you’re never listened to DJ Metatron’s (one of his many, many pseudonyms) This Is Not… mix in which this features, then you’re in for a treat. Utterly sublime.
Frederik Valentin & Loke Rahbek – Scarlett
At the other end of the ambient spectrum today with something extremely tranquil and enjoyable to lose yourself in. Eight minutes of dreamy synths, plucked guitars and cosmic loveliness. Taken from their second collaborative album Elephant following 2017’s equally chilled Buy Corals Online.
Ulla Straus – Billow
Gorgeous, fragile, floaty ambient from Ulla Straus, taken from her 2019 album Big Room. Simultaneously delicate and powerful: an extremely pleasant way to lose yourself for a few minutes. As Inverted Audio nicely put it in their glowing review, “strictly for the hardcore chillers”.