I think of this group of albums as a beautiful Venn diagram from the perspective of music covered on Stationary Travels. Familiar elements of ambient, electronic, modern classical, and post rock appear, but so do many others in a prominent way – pop, shoegaze, folk, jazz, and trad. But these are only reference points, not boundaries. Just enjoy the diversity, vibrancy, and song craft in this very appealing set of albums released this year.
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‘I Can Feel It Humming’ by The Flashbulb
‘Dye’ by Tycho
‘Infinite Stillness’ by Orcas
‘Golden Afternoon’ by Memory Drawings
‘Le vent succède à l’adieu’ by Belle Arché Lou
‘The Night Is Long That Never Finds the Day’ by Yadayn
‘A Chance Grain of Rye’ by Lowercase Noises
‘Úti’ by Hugar
‘Hopopono’ by GoGo Penguin
‘Heave and Roll’ by Mike Vass