Sound Impression: Miscellany by Origamibiro

This spring welcomes Origamibiro back from a hiatus that lasted nearly six years in the form of album that comprises a body of work amassed since the release of 2014’s warmly received Odham’s Standard. It also marks the project’s return to its origins as a primarily solo enterprise from Nottingham based composer & producer Thomas…

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Sound Impression: we grow in a gleam by r beny

For the better part of five years under the name of r beny, Austin Cairns has been carving out an ambient music space all his own with synthesizers, samplers, and other electronic instruments. There are few artists working today who can elicit such soulful, emotive sounds from their gadgets and machines. Surely it was only…

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Sound Impression: Misplaced by Francesco Giannico

Since taking the first musical ride with him on Line B of Rome’s subway system with his 2014 release Metrophony (Time Released Sound), I have been enjoying the evocative themes and soundscapes created by Francesco Giannico. A web designer and videographer as well as a sound artist with a thesis on the history of film…

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Sound Impression: Citation Index by Olan Mill

Whether working on his own as Olan Mill or collaboratively as part of Pausal, Ampersand, or ilm, Alex Smalley has been among the most compelling artists in the field of experimental ambient and electronic music for over a decade now. After relocating to Germany and becoming a father circa 2018, Smalley signalled a conclusion of…

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Sound Impression: Dreamers and Tides by Federico Mosconi

Italian composer & guitarist Federico Mosconi is an artist with considerable experience as a live performer in solo, ensemble, and orchestral settings and styles ranging from classical to contemporary. In the studio, he is as much an explorer as a musician with a growing catalog of stunning experimental works that blend fluid guitar passages with…

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Sound Impression: Earth Awhile by Michael Grigoni, Chihei Hatakeyama, and Stephen Vitiello

Collaborating across geographical, temporal, and musical boundaries, Japanese sound artist Chihei Hatakeyama and American musicians Michael Grigoni & Stephen Vitiello have conjured up a fascinating new album thematically centered around the poem “Birches” by Robert Frost. While Grigoni and Vitiello recently teamed up for the widely praised Slow Machines (12k, 2020) Earth Awhile marks the…

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Sound Impression: Spirit Awake by Freya Arde

Freya Arde is an award-winning composer, guitarist and music producer from Germany. She has scored a number of feature films such as My Extraordinary Summer with Tess and documentaries like The Hidden Life of Trees (Das geheime Leben der Bäume) in which she challenged the boundaries between classical music and sound design through the use…

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Sound Impression: The Perception of Invisible Forms by Lee Yi

Perception Of Invisible Forms is a release that marks two occasions – the 10th anniversary of Lee Yi as a recording artist and the inauguration of a new series of digital offerings from the Rottenman Editions imprint which previously only released bespoke limited editions. The notion the label will be expanding their catalog in this…

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Sound Impression: Moments by Hotel Neon

The beautiful drones of Hotel Neon continue to hum as the ambient trio unveils two new albums this month, one to inaugurate the new year on Fluid Audio (more on that soon) and one on the Athens-based Sound In Silence imprint that you can wrap your ears around right now.

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