North Atlantic Drift: A trilogy of beautiful soundscapes

In 2011 Brad Deschamps & Mike Abercrombie formed a musical partnership in Toronto, Canada they called North Atlantic Drift. Since then they have created a growing body of work centered around atmospheric and hauntingly beautiful soundscapes that are rich in nuance and which should appeal equally to fans of ambient and post rock music. The…

Album review: transit by Orbit Over Luna

Orbit Over Luna is the ambient/post-rock/organic downtempo music project of Shannon Penner, a multi-instrumentalist, composer, sound designer and animator in Toronto, Ontario. OOL has released a number of EPs and singles which feature an appealing, atmospheric sound and that are somewhat unique in the genre for prominently integrating Asian influences. On July 25, he released…

Album Review: “Antecedent Conditions” by Threethings (on Rural Colours)

Guitarist Ben Worth is a member of the post rock outfit Kontakte, a band with an impressive cinematic range that runs from a distortion-heavy wall of sound to delicate electronica. Later this summer, however, Ben will be releasing a very ambient-oriented solo effort under the moniker Threethings which will be available as a limited edition…

Album Review: “Hotline” by Aidan O’Rourke (Reveal Records)

On September 25, 1956 the first submerged transatlantic telephone cable system, known as TAT-1, was inaugurated.  On July 1, 2013,  a superb new album called “Hotline” will be released on Reveal Records which is brilliantly centered around and inspired by this piece of history.  The album is a solo project from Aidan O’Rourke who is…

Sunday listening: ‘Concrete Oceans’ from North Atlantic Drift

Sunday morning listening. This week it is North Atlantic Drift, an ambient music project from Mike Abercrombie & Brad Deschamps based in Toronto and who cite Brian Eno, Boards of Canada, and Stars of the Lid among their key influences.  This morning’s selection is ‘Concrete Oceans’ from their latest effort “Monuments” , which showcases what attracts…

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…