Sound Impression: Mark Harris – In The Forests_The Animals Are Moving [N5MD]

Based in England’s West Midlands, visual artist and musician Mark Harris uses generative systems to create pieces which he can gradually develop and improvise upon. Such is the case with his return to the N5MD label In the with In The Forests_The Animals Are Moving, a new long form opus based on a series of experiments…

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Travelogue Week 2014-44

Noteworthy highlights from the past week of music discovery, releases, previews, and other news.  Daily updates are available on the Stationary Travels Facebook and Twitter feeds and audio/video links to all tracks featured during the month are available on the Songdrop page. Previews of Upcoming Releases Poppy Ackroyd | Feathers | Denovali (November) Poppy Ackroyd follows up her outstanding debut…

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Travelogue: Week 2014-34

Noteworthy highlights from the past week of music discovery, releases, previews, and other news.  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 the Stationary Travels Songdrop page. New Releases V/A – SEQUENCE8 [Futuresequence / Aug 20]  One of the biggest highlights…

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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…

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Album Review: “The Angry Child” by Mark Harris (n5MD)

“The Angry Child” is the latest full length work from UK based artist, musician, and programmer Mark Harris which has just been released by n5MD. It is a serene, evocative, and polished album of pure ambient music that can be appreciated just on the hearing, but it is best enjoyed with an appreciation of his…

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New release: “With Love” by Ex Confusion on n5MD

Tuesday was the release day for the brand new full length effort on n5Md by Ex Confusion, the musical nom de plume of Atsuhito Omori. Whereas the preview track ‘Two Things’, featured in May, weaves it’s magic with acoustic guitar and subtle ambient effects, the title track, ‘With Love’ relies solely on a wonderfully resonant…

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Album Review: “An Idea of North/Learning to Walk” by Mark Harris (on n5MD)

I admit to not being overly familiar with long form pieces of ambient music, but I have to believe that “An Idea of North/Learning to Walk’ by UK sound artist Mark Harris would be considered one of the finer expressions of the genre.  It is an absorbing, immersive journey in sound that is full of…

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Sample track from upcoming Diamat album on N5MD

Here is some new music from Diamat, a project formed by Attilio Bruzzone, co-founder and composer of port-royal, and Andrea Zangrandi. The album releases on July 30 on n5MD.  This sample track is today’s Friday listening feature and has a lush and warm sound that definitely whets my appetite to hear the rest of the record. Diamat…

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