Words + Mix BROCK VAN WEY The past year has been worst than I could ever have imagined on a personal level—a living hell I can’t escape from. Only in recent weeks have I begun to learn to cope with the effects it has had on my psyche, both on my own and with professional […]
As if he wasn’t busy enough playing festivals, manning sound boards, mastering countless albums, and making his own experimental music, Rafael Anton Irisarri became our hero by filing a fantastic retort to Pitchfork’s recent 50 Best Ambient Albums of All Time list. It’s a doozy—100 records that represent a full range of sounds that soothe […]
While Stefan Wesolowski and Piotr Kalinskí (a.k.a. Hatti Vatti) had long talked about making an LP inspired by the iconic documentary Nanook of the North, a perfect storm of inspiration didn’t strike the pair until a couple years ago. Quite literally, in fact, as that was when they were holed up in Ólafur Arnalds’ Reykjavik […]
Photo BECKA DIAMOND Hospital Productions is heading into its 21st year with one hell of a debut album: Geschichten des Lebens, a deeply immersive double LP from ambient/techno architect Liziuz. The widescreen effort presents two entirely different versions of the same epic track—one for restless living rooms, and one for the darkest corners of the […]
Photo OZGE CONE As the co-founder of Injazero Records, Abkhazian DJ/producer Villette has embraced her experimental side as of late. It’s something she first explored on 2015’s Crossed Wires EP—a techno 12” haunted by ambient hooks and neo-classical nods—and furthered on its recent follow-up, Hiraeth. And now there’s “Trou Noir”, an exclusive mix for our […]
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