Pop Ambient 2019

It’s the end of the year and decent music releases have tailed off. The Christmas albums flood the retailers. Buble and Slade are everywhere. One thing I can always rely on is the November release of Kompakts’ Pop Ambient series. The 2019 edition is textbook. Another compilation of such a high standard, a standard that... Continue Reading →

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Jaykits Vol. 13

The 13th annual Jaykits mix. Some old, some new, always ambient. I hope you enjoy. Intro: Summer Sunrise Field Recording 1.    ‘At Last (Becalming the Storm)’ - DJ Healer 2.    ‘Reflector’ - Warmth 3.    ‘Embarking Shadows’ - Ian Hawgood & Giulio Aldinucci 4.    ‘Radiant’ - Halftribe 5.    ‘Gone’ - DJ Healer 6.    ‘Long May It Sustain’ - A Winged Victory for... 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 →

Jaykits Vol. 10

Jaykits Vol. 10 from 2015 Nada Es Para Siempre by Leandro Fresco Crystal And Stuff by MisTek In The Androgynous Dark by Brambles Feathers by Poppy Ackroyd EIO by Good Weather for an Airstrike with Inachus Atomos VI by A Winged Victory For The Sullen Familiar by Nils Frahm Flown by Julianna Barwick Campfire by Jon Hopkins Daily Catachresis by Moss Garden Sebastian Bergman Credits by Den Fordomde Childhood by Alexander Desplat Slow Breathing Circuit (A Winged Victory For... Continue Reading →

Jaykits Vol. 11

Jaykits Vol. 11 from 2016 Frank’s Axe Monologue by Frank Underwood Opening Up by Horizontal Excursions Chance by Ocoeur The Art Of Forgetting Yourself by Kenneth James Gibson Shadow Cutting by Ben Chatwin Regenerative Being by Eluvium Öldurót by Ólafur Arnalds Time As A Reward (Album Version) by Warmth The Blue Hour by Federico Albanese Teil I by Kjartan Sveinsson A Song For Europa by Jóhann Jóhannsson Norrland by Gidge Anyone Who Knows What Love Is (Will Understand) by Irma Thomas... Continue Reading →

Jaykits Vol. 12

The 12th annual Jaykits mix is available. Had a lot of fun putting this together. Tracklist: Is He a Good Sheriff, or a Bad Sheriff? by Music From Fortitude Pulsus by Billow Observatory Empty Calls Quiet by Levi Patel Rec Apr. 15, 18.32 by Illuvia 3WW by Alt-J Little’s Theme by Nicholas Brittell Winding and Unwinding by Ben Lukas Boysen & Sebastian Plano Permafrost by Ben Frost Un Horizointe En Llamas by Leandro... Continue Reading →

Top 10 Albums of 2017

A not bad year for music, not bad at all. 1. ‘Everything’ - Ben Lukas Boysen & Sebastian Plano 2. ‘Cigarettes After Sex’ - Cigarettes After Sex 3. ‘II:Plains/Patterns’ - Billow Observatory 4. ‘Slowdive’ - Slowdive 5. ‘Pop Ambient 2018’ - Various Artists 6. ‘Carry Fire’ - Robert Plant 7. ‘Don’t Get Lost’ - Brian... Continue Reading →

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