Music with ambient energy, physical in nature. A selection of tracks that occupy space in different ways. Featuring; Ulla Straus, Ian William Craig, Kali Malone, Earthern Sea & Emily A Sprague. Image: Tujiko Noriko Kuro (OST)
‘Spaciousness’ is the first volume in a series of releases that seeks to explore the connections, the overlaps, the roots and the future of a music variously referred to as ambient, deep listening, new age and even post classical. Further to this our aim – in association with Strange Attractor Press – is to explore the concept of ‘Spaciousness’ not just through music but also through writing, still and moving image and through live events. Featuring Abul Mogard, Matthew David, Private Agenda, Cathy Luca, MJ Lallo, Jon Tye & Ulrich Schnauss, India Jordan, Blackwater, Susumu Yokota, Laraaji & Seahawkes, Andras, Teleplasmiste, Yamaneko and Carlos Nino & lasos.
Music Beyond Airports – appraising ambient music. A fascinating series of essays that ‘consider the development of the genre, how it has permeated our wider musical culture, and what the role of such music is today.’ Free to download and highly recommended.
The Caretaker’s An Empty Bliss Beyond This World 2011. Reverb soaked otherworldly soundscapes. ‘It’s like a dinner party but all your relatives and friends left years ago.’ Highly recommended. Bandcamp.
Joanna Brouk was a pioneer of electronic and new age music who explored the underlying sounds of words and their effects on the emotions and health.
Forest Goddess Ichiko Aoba playing live on a rock in the Japanese countryside.
The Quiet Power Of Sound Design by Jonathon Keats. ‘Sound design is ubiquitous in technology, though the most memorable examples tend to be the failures.’