Tune into the music to relax your brainwaves. This edition of Sound Sunday features soothing ambient electronic sounds with many underlying genres, from drum & bass and dubstep, to rock, classical, and experimental soundscapes.
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Single: Sorrow – Sleepless Nights
Genre: ambient, electronic, bass, dubstep
Sorrow’s label writes: “Sorrow’s electronic, beats-driven music floats above the furthest reaches of Ambient Dubstep, propelled aloft by a dubbed out, sonorous Garage hybrid of his own invention.”
Sleepless Nights is a name your price download from Bandcamp.
Exist Strategy – Lost Manifest
Genre: ambient, electronic, dubstep
Exist Strategy is the moniker of Montréal-born electronic music producer Anthony Baird.
Lost Manifest is a name your price download from Bandcamp.
The Drumkilla – Unfocused
Genre: ambient, electronic, drum & bass, dubstep
The Drumkilla is a 16 year old producer from Russia, who started making music in his pre-teenage years.
Unfocused is a name your price download from Bandcamp.
EP: SuMi – Perfect Chaos
Genre: ambient, electronic, beats, chill, experimental, soundscapes
SuMi, also known as Gwen, is a singer-songwriter, producer, and composer from Belgium.
Perfect Chaos is a name your price download from Bandcamp.
Zachary Huff – Dreamsura
Genre: ambient, electronic, drum & bass, classical, experimental, soundscape
From the album page: “Dreamsura exists as unification between six full pieces that demanded over 700 hours of real time (hundreds more of unquantifiable time) broken across 19 months. A monolith of detail, Dreamsura presents a blend of advanced harmonic, rhythmic, and formal language alongside cutting edge sound design. With an emphasis on texture, atmosphere, and shading, each work is produced to be as engaging and sensitive as possible.”
Dreamsura is a name your price download from Bandcamp.
Tunguska Electronic Music Society – Tunguska Chillout Grooves X
Genre: ambient, electronic, instrumental, downtempo, chillout
From their Bandcamp profile: “The community named “Tunguska Electronic Music Society” was created by several musicians and composers on the threshold of centenary of the Tunguska phenomenal catastrophe, in order to capture the public attention to such an extraordinary event.
The musical component in the work of community is the melodious instrumental and electronic music.”
Tunguska Chillout Grooves X is a name your price download from Bandcamp.
Oval – Dok
Genre: ambient, electronic, experimental, glitch
From his homepage: “Markus Popp’s now legendary early album releases sent shockwaves through the “electronica” landscape in the late 1990’s—introducing a unique, new sound and digital production aesthetic. With an undeniable instinct for the pleasantly irritating, the drastic and the dreamy, Popp pioneered “glitch” and “clicks & cuts”, inspiring and provoking an entire generation of musicians to this day.
After a long hiatus, Oval is back, changing the game all over again with a new, groundbreaking “hyperreal” style and no less than 150+ compelling tracks, spanning two
Dok is a free download from Bandcamp.
– Voyager: Amongst Others
Genre: ambient, electronic, idm, soundscape
From Scanner’s Bandcamp profile: “Robin Rimbaud – Scanner is an artist and composer working in London. Since 1991 he has been intensely active in sonic art, producing concerts, installations and recordings, the albums Mass Observation (1994), Delivery (1997), and The Garden is Full of Metal (1998). His work has been presented throughout the United States, South America, Asia, Australia and Europe.”
Voyager: Amongst Others is a name your price download from Bandcamp.
Rutger Zuydervelt – Verstilde Tijd
Genre: ambient, electronic, experimental
From the album page: “Verstilde Tijd literally means ‘muted time’, but it can also be translated as ‘time standing still’. The impression is given that years and years back, the old bell on the roof of the museum’s residence was struck, and at that very moment, time froze. The distant resonance of the bell is still audible in the room, filling it with a ghostly presence.
A recording of the original bell was made when it was taken down for restoration. The recorded sound was transformed to a never-ending drone, playing at a low volume from a small speaker hidden in the fireplace.”
Verstilde Tijd is a free download from Bandcamp.
Genre: ambient, electronic, classical, piano, post-rock, experimental
From the album page: “Depersonalization is a multimedia project by Camomille founder Vincent Fugère. These ghostly pieces were all improvised on piano, guitar and loop pedal. Deep, intimate and fleeting, these one-off moments of inspiration are fragments of dreams and wayward apparitions.”
Depersonalization is a name your price download from Bandcamp.
p.zorito – stereopsis
Genre: ambient, alternative, indie, rock, lo-fi
From the album page: “this is some more loop music i wrote, best listened to at night with some nice headphones.”
stereopsis is a name your price download from Bandcamp.
Thank you for your feedback regarding streaming vs. downloading preferences last week. There seems to be a preference for downloading, but the occasional streaming-only album might actually be a welcome change.
So how do you feel about the genre editions I have been running lately? Do you enjoy discovering different shades of a particular genre or do you usually look for “your kind of music” only and thus prefer mixed genre editions?