Hammock remastered: “City in the Dust on My Window”

On it’s fifth anniversary last month, Hammock presented a remastered version of their 2008 album “Maybe They Will Sing For Us Tomorrow” including a new mix of the title track.  The story behind the remaster as they tell it on their Bandcamp site is interesting: “When we brought the original recordings to the mastering session…

‘Human Theory’ from the new album “Elsewhere” by Miktek (Ultimae Records)

Sunday morning listening. ‘Human Theory’ from Miktek, the electronic music project of Greek artist Mihalis Aikaterinis who has released a new full-length album called “Elsewhere”, his first on the outstanding Ultimae Records label. The music is an absorbing blend of cool ambient and lush, downtempo IDM that is a feast for the ears, especially in…

‘Paelistin’ by Lucy Claire – Beautiful strings & sounds

Few things better than a quiet Saturday morning with a fresh cup of your favorite hot beverage and discovering some wonderful music you’ve never heard before. This morning, I stumbled upon the music of Lucy Claire, a classically-trained musician, composer, and recording artist based in London. I’ve really just begun to explore her many compositions…

Remastered Collections II from ambient guitarist Karl Verkade

Ambient guitarist Karl Verkade has just uploaded remasters of several of his albums on Bandcamp, including the outstanding “Collections II”.   Although this album contains only 4 tracks, one of them, ‘Under Two Skies’ weighs in at nearly 40 minutes.   That might sound exceptionally long even in a genre where 12 to 15 minute…

New from Rhian Sheehan – Stories From Elsewhere

I’ve begun listening to tracks from the new Rhian Sheehan album, ‘Stories From Elsewhere’, and the music more than fulfills the promise of the evocative artwork and the high standards that he has set for himself in previous efforts. Please don’t wait for oure full review to check it out.  It is quite lovely.

New from SubtractiveLAD – The Language of Flowers

Don’t miss this beautiful new release from Stephen Hummel under the creative moniker SubtractiveLAD.  As one review says about the album, “In many respects, the fifty-three-minute release plays like an overview of all of the stylistic places subtractiveLAD has visited during its lifespan. Highly charged episodes of ambient, post-rock, and emotional electronica appear, sometimes within…