This edition of Sound Sunday features the music for a new season. September to me has always carried a serene atmosphere: the end of a busy summer, the final warm days of the year, and falling leafs as nature prepares for cold winter days. The perfect time for an ambient, instrumental, chillout, electronic music special.
Enjoy, relax, and share!
Shipwrek – Journal
Genre: ambient, experimental, downtempo, electronica, instrumental
|The elements and melodies Shipwrek composes into perfect music is what will get you hooked on electronic music. Journal is an epic album. For a bit of extra chill, read the artist’s ‘about’ on TheSixtyOne.
The album is a name your price download from Bandcamp.
Bart Nova – (Re)Collected Works
Genre: ambient, breakbeat, dance, electronica, trance
|Bart Nova, a.k.a Bart Bakker, is a Dutch producer and composer of electronic music. His forte is writing trance and hard trance pieces. For the compilation album (Re)Collected Works Bart partly re-worked 12 previously released tracks.
This album is a free download from Bandcamp.
Vanilla – Night Visions
Genre: electronic, experimental, instrumental, hip hop
|In the artist’s own words: “Night Visions is a collection of 4 tracks that are my earliest attempt at a ‘wonky’ style of hip hop, with more of a focus on original arrangement and content than sampling.”
The Night Visions EP is a free download from Bandcamp.
Xerxes – Selected Works: JÃ¸rgen Bryde
Genre: ambient, chillout, electronic
|Norwegian artist Xerxes has released a series of ‘selected works’ albums. This volume is dedicated to his best friend JÃ¸rgen Bryde, who died of cancer earlier this year. All proceeds of the album go to a good cause.
This is a name your price download from Bandcamp.
Hunz – Thoughts that Move
Genre: electronic, indie, electronic pop
|Hunz is an independent electronic musician from Brisbane, Australia. This entire album was written in one month for the RPM challenge 2009, which dares artists to record 10 songs or 35 minutes of music during the 28 days of February.
Thoughts that Move is a free download from Bandcamp.
TomÃ¡Å¡ DvoÅ™Ã¡k – Free Machinarium Bonus EP
Genre: electronic, game music, soundtrack, instrumental
|Machinarium is an adventure game from the Czech independent studio Amanita Design. And like any other game, Machinarium needs a soundtrack. The tracks for this bonus EP were writen by Czech composer, musician, and graphic artist TomÃ¡Å¡ DvoÅ™Ã¡k.
You can download the album from the Machinarium Homepage.
Whitness – Summer 2010
Genre: electronic, trance, house, progressive, instrumental
|Whitness, aka Whitney Tucker, is an artist from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Previously working under the alter egos DJ Sota, Labyrinth of Sound, and Cellar Door, his latest, Whitness, is “a musical experiment made to bring about a freedom of movement and freedom of consciousness, provoking understanding of all music on all dimensions of reality.”
You can download the 9 track album one song at a time from Soundcloud.
Miniature Airlines & Friends – the Arrivals & Departures Remixes
Genre: electronica, pop, new wave, IDM
|Seattle, Washington based producer Dylan Abbott, also known as Miniature Airlines, composes melodic electronic music incorporating a wide mix of musical styles. Arrivals & Departures was his first full-length album, following a series of EPs. His most recent album features 9 remixes of said album and one new track.
You can download the remix album as .zip archive from the online label d.iscontent.
Makunouchi Bento – SwimÃ©
Genre: ambient, electronic, experimental, electroacoustic, cinematic
|Makunouchi Bento is a traditional Japanese lunchbox. For Felix Petruscu, aka Waka X and Valentin Toma, aka Qewza, it was a metaphor and the name patron for their experimental / electronica project founded in 2001. At first, SwimÃ© drowns you in sounds, but as you incorporate it all and immerse in the music forming in your head, you begin to float.
SwimÃ© is a free download from Bandcamp.
Misk – Saturation
Genre: electronic, beats, instrumental, emo, hip hop
|A most fitting album review: “With dreamy, slung-out beats, Saturation trips fluidly towards the apocalypse, collecting sounds under ocean piers, behind locked doors and in neon daydreams for a sonic time capsule of the end of days that is unfortunately destined to eaten by the earth’s wonk-loving zombie overlords for breakfast the morning of their arrival.”
The album is a free download from Bandcamp.
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