Music for sleep

Jon Hopkins – Singularity

Jon Hopkins was an important part of my transition from house music lover to ambient head. Contact Note and Opalescent were 2 of the albums I played religiously. His Art of Chill compilation (try finding a reasonably priced copy of that!) was also a wonderful late-night mix. Move forward a few years and Insides started... Continue Reading →

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Warmth – Parallel

I love Warmth, there I’ve said it. You know what you’re getting with Warmth before you listen to it. Warmth is Valencia based sound smith Agustín Mena and also aptly named as that’s exactly the feeling engendered by the 3 releases to date. Previous releases Home and Essay set the groundwork, Parallel, the 3rd album,... Continue Reading →

AWVFTS – Long May It Sustain

This sneaked under the radar. Without doubt my favourite album of the last 10 years has been Atomos by A Winged Victory for the Sullen. To me, it's perfect. I played it daily for the best part of a year. I still play it regularly. If you've never heard it, do yourself a favour. It's... Continue Reading →

Nanook of the North – Nanook of the North

Polish musicians Stefan Wesołowski and Piotr Kaliński form Nanook of the North. I write with faux authority as I learned this fact but 3 days ago. During those 3 days i've have very much been enjoying their eponymous debut album. What first grabbed my attention was that the release was by Denovali. Just about everything coming out... Continue Reading →

Steve Pacheco – ‘Constellate’

Steve Pacheco is a classical music loving artist born and raised in Los Angeles, California. His debut album Constellate (also recorded in LA) was released in 2017 on Belgian label Dauw, and it sold out. The label do quirky cassette releases, in this case a run of 90, so it just takes a few die-hards... Continue Reading →

Federico Albanese – ‘By the Deep Sea’

I discovered Federico Albanese when he released The Blue Hour in 2016. This was a winter i remember because of the music i played religiously during that period. AWVFTS Atomos, Ocoeur Reversed and both Jon Hopkins and Nils Frahms Late Night Tales mixes soundtracked those winter months along with The Blue Hour. The title track blew... Continue Reading →

Hotel Neon – ‘Context’

I'd never heard of Hotel Neon. I'd read about them in an end of the year album list. One or 2 people said 'yeah we love that album by so and so but Hotel Neon Context....' Turns out this is their 3rd album and they hail from my sisters hometown of Philadelphia. #knowledge Context is... Continue Reading →

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