Here it is, the last post on this blog my fourth and final best of list. The criteria is fairly simple relying on twenty (+ three honourable mentions) releases I liked. No splitting into genre styles or ranking them numerically. Just simply the art and where to buy it. It's safe to say 2020 has … Continue reading Best of 2020 and farewell.
"Europa is somewhere between a re-issue and a ‘best of’ with a few gems from ‘The Vault’. It's a nice mix of the older satan catalogue and two new tracks, yet programmed to flow like an original record. The tracks, ‘Who Is A Hunter?’ and ‘Cloaking’ were originally slated to be released as a 12" … Continue reading worriedaboutsatan – Europa.
"The members of Minamo (Keiichi Sugimoto and Tetsuro Yasunaga) have known Moskitoo (Sanae Yamasaki) for many, many years and have worked together in all sorts of ways. They have not, however, performed a live set or recorded together before what has become Superstition. Superstition is a gathering of close friends creating music they love to … Continue reading The Catch Up Pt. 5.
At this point in time supporting small labels is important. With what is going on in the world including lock down, isolating and in some places institutions like the post office closing their doors, music is one of the things can provide an escape from 'the real world'. So, I have done this post, … Continue reading A Bunch of Labels Pt1.
Never underestimate the Ambient community to rally together in times of need. There is a history of charity compilations that have come out over the years including "For Nihon", "Losing Today" and "Kashin" to name a few. The latest is from the Past Inside The Present label who have drawn together twenty-eight artists, some from … Continue reading Various Artists – Healing Sounds.
It's hard to keep up with various artists and labels release schedules, but the benefit of a digital world is that nothing is ever truly sold out (obviously physical editions come and go) and this somewhat 'forever' factor mears music can be taken in as new without the hindrance of a release date to hold … Continue reading Erinome – Low Priest / Wayne Robert Thomas & Isaac Helsen – RÁS/ Hakobune – The Last Of Our Time Together.
Past Inside The Present have only been releasing music since the middle of December, 2018. But in that short period of time there has been a flurry of releases from some lesser known artists through to those who command a very decent following in the underground ambient community. Mixing digital with an ever expanding physical … Continue reading Past Inside The Present Pt.1