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Jaykits Vol. 15

It's the time of the year that my annual ambient mix (The 'Jaykits' Series) gets put together. I've no idea why I do this in August/September when the end of year would make more sense. Maybe next year I'll rectify this. As always, I've loved putting this together. A majority of this was formed of... Continue Reading →

2020 April-July: Hello Old Friends

As lockdown continued, time spent listening to music on the daily walk became even more important. I discovered some old albums (Virginia Astley – ‘From Gardens Where We Feel Secure’), uncovered some new (Exo - Tineidae,  more to follow...) but most of all listened to new releases from some familiar names. Three albums in particular... Continue Reading →

Bruce Brubaker & Max Cooper – ‘Glassforms’

In really simplistic terms, this is pianist Bruce Brubaker beautifully interpreting the music of Philip Glass with Max Cooper providing the electronics and atmospherics. However, there is nothing simplistic about this phenomenal album. What Bruce Brubaker provides is the core of the album, its heart. What Max Cooper brings is the atmosphere and the monster... Continue Reading →

Q1 2020 – Let the music play

You'd think I'd be hammering out the blogs given all the time I/we have on our hands these days. It's a product of these times that I find myself tired a lot despite not travelling anywhere. I've always been a home lover but adjusting to it 24 hours a day has been more challenging that... Continue Reading →

Best of 2019

It's late November and apart from next weeks (Nov 29th) release of Pop Ambient 2020 there's nothing likely to scare my annual album list. I spent a ridiculous amount of time listening to old 80s records this year. Despite that, many gems were still found in 2019.   #10 The Brian Jonestown Massacre - The Brian Jonestown... Continue Reading →

Jaykits Vol. 14

The annual Jaykits mix. It's been a good year. 1.     ‘Tuning Out’ - Halftribe 2.     ‘Capsules of Energy’ - Max Wurden 3.     ‘You’ve Arrived’ - Cocoon 4.     ‘The Assassination’ - Martin Phipps 5.     ‘Purples’ - Sebastian Plano 6.     ‘Eventually’ - Helios 7.  ... Continue Reading →

Thom Yorke – Anima

Album of the year alert! I can’t stop playing this album. ANIMA, Thom Yorke’s third solo album is his most melodic and emotive work to date. Although the style hasn’t changed much since The Eraser or Tomorrows Modern Boxes, there is a rhythm that is present here which is more evident than his other 2 releases. Whilst the first 2... Continue Reading →

Klaus Schulze – Timewind

A friend of mine does a lot of work restoring old houses. He often clears them of stuff that's been left behind. Sometimes there's some vinyl left over. If it is not claimed, he gets lucky. One of the albums he got, he passed onto me. That album is Klaus Schulze - Timewind. My word,... Continue Reading →

Halftribe – Backwater Revisited

I can always rely on Ryan Bisset (aka Halftribe) to deliver an album that totally speaks to me. Also, a label (Dronarivm) that includes Brock Van Wey (bvdub), is likely to present a joy. Backwater Revisited is definitely that. Most of this summer Halftribe (along with Warmth - Wildlife) have soundtracked my sleep over the... Continue Reading →

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