Sound Impression: Circuit Bloom by 36

It is hard to conceive of a more fitting title for latest offering from 36 (pronounced three-six), the ambient / experimental project of Dennis Huddleston from the United Kingdom. Circuit Bloom is like a garden of electronic flowers that bud and blossom in a slow, kaleidoscopic efflorescence of fleeting ephemeral beauty.  In a shift from recent 36…

Travelogue 2017.01.29 – Exploring Past, Present and Future With 36

In the space of ten months, Dennis Huddleston has released three albums from his experimental ambient project 36 (pronounced three-six). Far from making music to simply zone or chill out to, Huddleston often weaves rich thematic and imaginative material into his sonic tapestries for an especially emotive and cerebral listening experience. Considered together, this trio of albums cover…

Travelogue Week 2015-14: EP Spotlight Redux (and a label launch)

This week’s travelogue once again puts the spotlight on the humble EP as there have too many of these small gems released recently to ignore. Included among this batch are splendid new works from William Ryan Fritch and 36, a unique 48 hour collaboration by the artists of Bigo & Twigetti, a pair of standout…

A Sense of Place: V/A – Europe [A Strangely Isolated Place]

Various Artists | Europe (A Strangely Isolated Place) Based in Portland Oregon, A Strangely Isolated Place is both a music community and a label that produces excellent recordings centered around evocative themes and concepts. Their latest V/A compilation, Europe, is perhaps one of their most exquisite and noteworthy releases. It is “a meticulously curated compilation inspired by some of…

Travelogue Week 2015-08: EP Spotlight

This week’s travelogue focuses on five outstanding EPs released this year: An emotive ambient film score by Kevin Verwijmeren, a pastoral nostalgic dream by Pines (Zachary Corsa), a modern classical gem by Levi Patel,  a lush sonic confection by 36, and an exhilarating  instrumental rock set by A Sudden Burst of Colour. Kevin Verwijmeren | The Wolf and the Wanderer

Travelogue: Week 2014-33

Noteworthy highlights from the past week of music discovery, releases, previews, and other news.  Remember daily updates are available on the ST Facebook and Twitter feeds and audio/video links to all tracks featured during the month are available on our Songdrop page. New Releases Tracy Chow – Music For Monorails (Aug 8) Tracy Chow, the guitarist for Florida…

Excursions in electronic music: Ocoeur / Idlefon / John Lemke / 36

In this musical excursion, we look at a quartet of albums featuring electronic music by Ocoeur, Idlefon, John Lemke, and 36.  Each one will fill your headphones with a stunning palette of sound, light up your neural pathways, and engage both your thoughts & emotions.  Ocoeur – Parallel Life (N5MD) Due for release on July 22, A Parallel Life is…