Travelogue 2018.01.15: Field Notes

This edition of Field Notes surveys eight outstanding drone, & electroacoustic ambient releases from late 2017 and early 2018 representing hours of immersive listening. Featuring Tapes and Topographies, Olli Aarni, Magdalene Flowers, Erik Levander, A Lily, the volume settings folder, and Bradley Sean Alexander, along with an expansive 30-track charity compilation from the Dronarivm label.

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Sound Impression: Olli Aarni – Muovia [Preservation]

Having laid us low last summer with the sumptuously textured melancholic bliss of the crepuscular masterpiece puu tuulessa, Finnish ambient composer Olli Aarni lets the light in on his latest album, a cassette release on Sydney, Australia’s Preservation label entitled Muovia. The new album is comparatively more playful & experimental and somewhat geometric in form in keeping with the modern abstract typography design…

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Olli Aarni – Puu tuulessa

Puu tuulessa is the latest work from Finnish ambient artist Olli Aarni. Originally released as very limited edition cassette on Cotton Goods, this sumptuously textured album consisting of two fifteen minute compositions exudes solitude and stillness as reflected in the title which translates as “tree in the wind”.

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