Album Review of Tranquility by Ambiscend


Ambiscend is the recording alias of Texas-based electronic music composer, Darren Rogers, who’s previously released several albums ranging from ambient-space to healing new age. Comprised of five compositions spanning approximately eight to ten minutes each, Darren’s latest album, entitled Tranquility, occupies a serene sweet-spot between the two styles, as subtly melodic synthesized textures are enhanced throughout by field recordings of ocean waves and nocturnal forest environments.



Playlists for June 2018

 

June 2018 playlists for our weekly one-hour mixes!

 

Album Review of The Quiet Music, the Sonorous Loneliness by Tsode


Spanish electronic music composer Jesús Valenzuela – who records under the project name of Tsode – returns with his highly-anticipated third LP entitled The Quiet Music, The Sonorous Loneliness, which features 11 compositions spanning nearly 55 minutes. As with his previous two releases – Yggdrasil and Brainstorming – Tsode’s latest album similarly traverses an otherworldly mythical realm, as the enthralling compositions range from chill-trance anthems, to cinematic ambient panoramas, to symphonic electronic audio vistas.

Playlists for May 2018

 

May 2018 playlists for our weekly one-hour broadcasts.

 

New Album by Sverre Knut Johansen released May 4th

 

New album out titled The Vast Expanse by ambient-electronic music composer Sverre Knut Johansen with David Helpling!

 

 

Album Review of Every Moment by Joseph L Young


World-flute master and keyboardist Joseph L Young adds a soulfully refreshing element on his latest album, Every Moment, which follows his enchanting 2016 album, Ethereum. Having formerly played saxophone in the smooth jazz group Mobius Trip (that he co-founded), Joseph again pulls out his sax and gets creative on his latest album, which draws upon influences of jazz, new age and ambient/electronic music. Comprised of twelve compositions spanning approximately 62 minutes, sax is the lead instrument throughout, as Joseph adds synthesized layers and keyboards, gentle percussion and subtle world music touches along the way. Centered upon a theme of time, the compositions overall feel timeless, musing and imaginative. Guest musicians include world flutist Cornell Kinderknecht on “Time Traveler” and violist Lisa Bittick on “Chronos Dreams”.

 

EP Review of Winter Vol. 3 by Pangaea Projekt


Pangaea Projekt is the recording alias of Orlando-based musician Michael Crain. I was first introduced to his music upon hearing the enchantingly wonderful debut album, Gaia’s Dream, which blends ethno-tribal and ambient/electronic groove elements, ala Deep Forest. Stylistically venturing into more atmospheric ambient terrain with this latest offering, Winter, Vol. 3 is the third installment in a series of three-track EPs, of which, despite their seasonal theme, can be enjoyed anytime of the year.

 

Playlists for April 2018

 

April 2018 playlists for our weekly one-hour broadcasts.

 

Album Review of Kiss the Quiet by Michael Whalen


Michael Whalen is a veteran of over 700 TV and film scores, thousands of commercials and numerous TV themes and video games. A highly versatile composer, his superb discography and many associated projects span new age, ambient, classical, pop, jazz and fusion styles of music. The follow-up recording to his outstanding 2017 release, Dream Cycle, which incorporated ambient-electronic and dreamy vocal elements, Whalen’s newest album, Kiss the Quiet (subtitled Meditations on Life & Love) is comprised of ten compositions that equally stuns with its haunting blend of subtle ambient textures and atmospherically minimal piano. Topping it off is the impeccable mastering skills of none other than Tom Eaton, who’s crafted some top-notch ambient-piano albums of his own.

 

New album from Loreena McKennitt upcoming in May

 

New album from Loreena McKennitt titled Lost Souls is scheduled for release on May 11, 2018!

 

 

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