Sound Sunday is a weekly feature sharing free albums in various genres of artists from around the world. After a roller coaster of genres over the past couple editions, I felt it was time to come down a little. Sink into the cushions with this ambient and electronic special.
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Tangram feat. Carole Nickerson – Distant Proximities
Genre: ambient, electronic, synthpop, downtempo
Distant Proximities is the latest release of Sound Sunday regular Péter Fabók aka Tangram. The EP is a collaboration with Canadian artist Carole Nickerson.
Distant Proximities is a name your price download from Bandcamp.
Lulacruza – Canta
Genre: experimental, electronic, latin, folk
From their Homepage: “LULACRUZA is an electronic folk duo at the junction of the hypermodern and the ancient. Their music weaves together hypnotic female singing, South American instruments, found sound objects, field recordings, and electronic manipulation. The result is a cross-genre, world-esque music unfolding with mesmerizing vocals, aquatic textures and up-tempo, handcrafted South American rhythms.”
Canta is a name your price download from Bandcamp.
Shadow Valley – Selftitled
Genre: electronic, dreampop
From Wikifudia: “Geoff Topley is one of Northern Ireland’s most prolific recording artists who has been on the Belfast Scene for over 20 years. Originally recording under the name Funksmith, then Foam, Geoff continued to record as a solo artist after Foam’s demise. With a back catalogue of over 20 CDs, all self recorded and released, there’s one heck of a compilation album or box set in waiting! (…) Shadow Valley is the current recording moniker Geoff is operating under.”
Shadow Valley’s Selftitled is a free download from Bandcamp.
Moon Bounce – Darn Your Best Frock
Genre: experimental, ambient, electronic, acoustic, beat
From Moon Bounce’s Facebook page: “Corey Regensburg is MOON BOUNCE, an electronic based project that incorporates acoustic elements, taking cues from dubstep, pop, hip-hop, and folk.” Darn Your Best Frock is the project’s debut.
Darn Your Best Frock is a free download from Bandcamp.
zW:an – Zwambient
Genre: elecronic, 2-step, bass, dubstep
zW:an is a young artist from Dresden, Germany. He produces future bass music. You can sample more of his work on SoundCloud.
Zwambient is a free download from Bandcamp.
Jackle App – Yay EP
Genre: ambient, electronica, minimalist, breakbeat, 8-bit, chillstep, drum’n bass
From the album page: “My digital debut so to speak! I wanted to try and capture the deep relaxation I felt over the past weekend. I enjoyed a long car ride to the beach coupled with hectic traffic jams. A big thanks to all those who taught me the ropes of music production and mastering. An even bigger thanks to electronic music fans! You all are amazing!”
Yay EP is a name your price download from Bandcamp.
– Pillars, pt.1: The Sun
Genre: ambient, experimental, drone
From their Homepage: “Pseudorandom was formed in August 2007 by Albin Bernhardsson and Daniel Eliasson. They started out with playing experimental Hardcorn, a mix between majs-music and hardcore. After a while, they stopped being so strict about what they were playing and now searche inspiration in many different genres and artists.”
Pillars, pt.1: The Sun is a free download from Bandcamp.
Todd Barton – Analogie
Genre: ambient, electronic, experimental
From his Homepage: “After four decades of exploration Todd Barton is still delving deeply into the ever-expanding frontiers of musical expression: from his DNA derived Genome Music to his innovative scores for plays at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival; from performances of Zen Shakuhachi Meditation Music to avant-garde music for electronic synthesizers and computers; from performing with luminaries of jazz and poetry to lecturing on music and composition from the Middle Ages to the 21st Century.”
Analogie is a name your price download from Bandcamp.
Archangel – Archangel EP
Genre: electronic, 8-bit, chiptune, bitpop
From his homepage: “I am a happy fellow from Sweden who has been creating music with my computer since I was 11 years old. The music is often melodic ambient — I sometimes compare it to film music. The last couple of years I have unfortunately not been active in the demo-scene.”
Archangel EP is a free download from Bandcamp.
SECRETWARS – The Very Best of SECRETWARS II
Genre: ambient, electronic, experimental, downtempo, idm, lo-fi, psychedelic, drone
From his Facebook page: “Born and raised in Chicago, SECRETWARS is a ambient-drone artist that gathers endless data from the outside world and stores it into a complex mix of smooth snowy atmospheric tracks. 4 EP’s 1 Single and 1 half-LP, SECRETWARS has compiled a good ray of styles that make every EP, LP and single it’s own suit.”
The Very Best of SECRETWARS II is a free download from Bandcamp.
Earlyguard – Introspection
Genre: ambient, experimental, minimalistic, drone
Earlyguard is a solo artist from Dortmund Germany. He describes himself as a “creator of ambient music – long and slowly evolving drones and noises with a decent expression of minimalism.” His albums The Gaia Theory and Zen were previously featured on Sound Sunday.
Introspection is a free download from Bandcamp.
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