Rhucle – Fade In / Dimitar Dodovski – Predeli (2019 :: hibernate, Postcard 41/42)

Ahh, the meditative state that hibernate recordings brings us. First up for 2019 from one of the most reputable and supportive labels of the ambient electronic music community: Rhucle's Fade In, Postcard 41, and Dimitar Dodovski's Predeli, Postcard 42...

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Alex Bober – Purity (2018 :: Archives, ARCHIVES51)

'Purity' is the first full release on Archives by talented russian artist Alex Bober. Bober's first full length lives up to the legendary status and acclaimed enormous talent/A&R of the Archives music label...

Sun Sea Sky x3 :: An Heirloom, Data Rebel & Spinger (A 2018 end-year Retrospective)

Charleston, IL residents Sun Sea Sky Productions are purveyors of high-quality, intricate and involved intelligent harmonics. Data Rebel & Spinger have recently paved paths for clear skyline travel & An Heirloom make a creative statement with involved layered ethereal productions and soaring vocals. These three end year releases are strong concrete examples of Sun Sea Sky's forward-thinking vision for addicting melodic goodness, but these purveyors released many additional solid releases during 2018...

VA – Salaam for Yemen (2018 :: Hibernate / Dronarivm, hb67 / DR-56)

"Salaam for Yemen," a collaboration between ambient titans Hibernate and Dronarivm. One of the most pure and inspirational compilations: 100% of profits raised from will be donated to the charity War Child. Children and young people have the right to grow up free from fear and violence, to develop to their full potential and contribute to a peaceful future – for themselves and for their communities.

James A. McDermid – Kern-​Host (2018 :: Whitelabrecs, WLR049)

"Kern-Host," released on Harry Towell's Whitelabrecs is the third part in James' trilogy dedicated to his late sister, Harriet... The initial record [to the trilogy] "Ghost Folk," made up of 25 emotive tracks & was released on Polar Seas Recordings on 21 April 2017. Earlier this year, KrysaliSound released the follow-up, "Tonal Glints" on 18 February 2018...

Machinone – Pieni (2018 :: Flau, FLAU75)

Pieni hits all the right tones and melodies with gentle elegant notes. Gut guitar, clarinet, banjo, and reed organs are featured alongside a myriad of experimentation. Perhaps the self-titled album track itself, 'Pieni' describes the dreamy music of Flau Records out of Japan and Machione -- Sanriku-raised Daizo Kato – a multi-instrumentalist and composer that is currently based in Atsugi via Tokyo. Pieni features lovely talent spanning soundscapes and interludes.

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