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Quiet Friends

A 30th Anniversary Tribute to Steve Roach's Structures From Silence
(October 14, 2014) - This brand new release from the Free Floating label is a compilation of astounding works by some of today's top ambient artists who have paid tribute to Structures from Silence, a profound landmark in the history of ambient music. Although each track on the album is a tribute to Steve Roach's seminal release, the artists all bring their own unique sonic voice and vision of how the music from Structures has inspired them.
 

Gentle

by Cryogenic and Disturbed Earth
(September 11, 2014) - Gentle is a sublime, beautiful and mystical album a recordng that is almost overwhelming in sections but it's darker ambient motifs will take you into some interesting places where shadows lurk. Dying inside is reminiscent of earlier Robert Rich tracks, specifically The Simorgh Sleeps On Velvet Tongues.
 

Halla

by Ari Porki and Christopher Alvarado
(August 10, 2014) - Halla is a newly released album on the 45 Echoes Sounds Label. This is a magnificent album with collaborative contributions from a wide range of other artists like Jack Hertz, Cousin Silas and Stephen Briggs. The tracks range from the angelic call of the Lucid stars to the subtle tribal ambience of the Sacred Stones, and after a journey through many more audio experiences, you're driven home by the fast upbeat tempo of raja the final track of this cd.
 

Excursion 3

by Altus
(July 06, 2014) - This newest work by Altus is stunning and an absolute must for any fan of ambient music. The album comprises 3 tracks, the shortest of which is the 10 minute opener, Journeys End. What a great opening to an album with its rhythmic element, reminiscent in its own way, of 80's Tangerine dream tracks, reminding me of an ambient version of the title track to their White Eagle cd. This track adds layer upon layer to a great compositional structure that is very pleasing to the ear. Gathering the Moments is a spacious ambient piano track giving the listener plenty of room between the moments to reflect, moving slowly so the journey isn't hurried. The 30 minute epic Silver Shores is an arrangement of lush and beautiful synth pads that ebb and flow like the tides of the ocean, carrying the listener off into the expanse of a calm and serene place. This is an inspiring and beautiful album and will undoubtedly be among the best ambient albums of the year.
 

Creation By Inertia

Christopher Alvarado
(June 03, 2014) - Christopher has a number of releases on various net labels such as weareallghosts and Aural Films and this latest effort is spectacular. The 10 tracks on this album have a little bit of everything from the beat driven groove of Stirring in the Forever to the haunting ethereal ambience of Respiration to the mysterious feel of Prelude to Life Forms.
 

Mystified - Eschate Thule

Dark Neo-Classical Ambient
(May 01, 2014) - Eschate Thule is a marvelous masterwork by our old friend and talented soundscaper, Mystified. The album as a whole has a conceptually strong theme and brilliant execution. You will find dark ambient realms colliding with neo-classical minimalism within some very original arrangements. The power of these mostly string-instrument compositions cannot be overstated. It gives me chills every time I listen to it. Required listening!
 

Complacency

by Beyond Absence
(April 05, 2014) - One of the definitions of complacency is "to be completely satisfied right where you are." And satisfied you will be, settled back in a comfortable chair, as you take in these mellow compositions which seem to shimmer like snowflakes in the air. This work evokes a slower, more peaceful approach to life. "This is what we wanted to tell you for now. We are glad to have reached your ears; and perhaps a little of your hearts and minds, if for a second or two only." - Gustavo and Mauro.
 

Tree Helicopter - A Full Empty

A Walk Through The Zone
(February 28, 2014) -
A fascinating journey into possible worlds and soundscapes through the use of ambient and music concrete principals.

In the words of C.P. McDill, A Full Empty is a dark ambient long-form piece inspired by the Science Fiction novel Roadside Picnic, by Russian authors Arkady and Boris Strugatsky, as well as by the film Stalker by Andrei Tarkovsky. This recording is not meant to illustrate any specific scenes from the source material, but to touch upon certain feelings that arise when contemplating the nature of the Zones.

A Must-Listen album licensed through Creative Commons!
 

Rising Fog - Lucette Bourdin

Ephemeral Beauty
(January 31, 2014) -
This month would be the 60th birthday of the genius artist/musician Lucette Bourdin. We will be celebrating Lucette's musical vision throughout Feburary at Stillstream and anticipating a new compilation release of her works at Free Floating records later this month.

If you have ever tried to imagine what the sound of rising fog would be like, ethereal, transparent, nebulous, might be a few things that would come to mind. Lucette Bourdin had a clear vision of interpreting the rising fog when she recorded and produced this album. Large harmonic clouds fade and drift through the sound as effortlessly as the fog lifting from a lake on a cold morning. This is beautiful, passionate ambient music by the master herself and not to be missed.

Available at Dark Duck records. Essential listening!
 

JaJa - HERE

Deep Space Sojourn
(January 01, 2014) - Take a dark interstellar journey with the one and only, Jaja on her newest release, HERE. The German ambient artist is well established as a deep space researcher already, but this album really knocks it out of the park. Dark drones, passing tones, and swirling atmospheres engulf the listener as this flight sails deeper and deeper into the nebulous zones of an alien galaxy. This is a must-have album for Space fans. Available for free download at Cyan net label. Enjoy!
 

All is Calm

An alternative to traditional Christmas Music
(December 01, 2013) - All is Calm is an annual compilation series celebrating the Christmas holiday through ambient music. The series is released at Free Floating net label and is now in it's fourth year. It is my humble opinion that this series is some of the finest yuletide ambient music you will find. With a strong adherence to consonance and harmony, light and ethereal, All is Calm is superb music for an alternative to those standard holiday tunes. Be sure to check out all three compilations from 2010, 2011, and 2012. All is Calm 2013 will be released during the month of December.
 

Guitarisms - Killer Haven

On an Existential Edge
(October 31, 2013) - Murky and twisted guitars and guitar synth illustrate a story of a guitar experiencing emotions, reflections, situations, conflict and resolution. This is Killer Haven surfing the swampy inner lands of the outer mind calling on many channels in the ambient, experimental, and whimsical domains throughout the album. "Guitarisms" is a little known treat by Kevin Haller (RIP) and one of his last releases before his untimely passing last month. Creative Commons License. Highly Recommended
 

Precis - Palancar

Ambient Haiku
(October 01, 2013) -
Ambient music often tends towards long pieces with deep immersion. In developing this collection, Darrell Burgan wondered what would happen if he tried to create deliberately short pieces, while still staying firmly in ambient territory.

He found that it was not unlike attempting haiku, brief poems in which every word must be chosen with great care, in which subtlety and brevity are themselves the primary focus. The result was this album, twenty pieces ranging from darkness to light and from abstraction to tangibility.
 

Sojourner

Explore the Shores
(September 01, 2013) -
Long time friend and contributor to Stillstream, Phillip Wilkerson has released a new album entitled "Sojourner" that will strike a chord in fans of light ambient, ethereal, and drift music.

"Sojourner" is a smooth and buoyant float amidst long sweeping drones reminiscent of drifting on large ocean waves, as the music ebb and flows in a brilliant tension and release throughout the album. Introspective and meditative. Most of the album glides on strong harmonic currents, but occasionally the journey saunters into some dissonant darkness which resolves itself nicely into the void again. "Sojourner" is highly recommended.

Independently released for both digital and Compact Disc domains, Phillip has done a superb job crafting this wonderful light ambient classic.
 

Tales from the Ultra Tribe

Trance and Drone
(August 01, 2013) -
Byron Metcalf and Steve Roach have created yet another incredible soundworld together. "Tales from the Ultra Tribe" is a rich electro-shamanic journey that melds the primitive and modern together seamlessly.

Metcalf's powerful and steady drumming sets the pace with an emphasis on flow and trance as Roach's electronic wizardry creates clouds of ethereal fog which oozes in between the beats. Careful and thoughtful consideration and placement of the sounds and rhythm is apparent after just one listen to the album. Without being overbearing or distracting, this release is able to focus the core fundamentals of trance rhythm with other-worldly harmonies and drones into a new territory that is deeply satisfying for fans of tribal ambient.

This is a superb album and lovers of Roach/Metcalf's "Serpent's Lair" will not be disappointed. A deeply meditative excursion, "Tales from the Ultra Tribe" is essential listening!
 

Twilight Sessions Vol. 11

A Slow Decay
(July 01, 2013) -
Brin Coleman is a favorite amongst the Still Stream community who has had several very well received releases both as Bing Satellites and The Ambient Visitor. After about a ten month wait we've been treated to Volume 11 which is the next in the Twilight Sessions series. Brin brings as another fantastic selection of quiet (light) ambient pieces which bring peace and serenity to the mind no matter what time of day.

"The music is played into a long, slowly decaying loop. These loops are quite long (often around 90 seconds or more) and with very little rhythm to speak of, it is difficult to know precisely where I am in the loop, so I can add notes and sounds where I see fit, but can never know exactly what I am adding these notes to. Therefore, it must be said that although I am the one making these sounds and creating this music, much of it is down to serendipity." - Brin Coleman 2013
 

To the Shores of Heaven - Jeff Pearce

Sail Away
(June 01, 2013) -
Jeff Pearce is a cornerstone in the ambient/new age music community and well known for his unique approach to the guitar and Chapman Stick.

"To The Shores of Heaven" released on Hypnos in 2000 is a masterpiece of heavenly ambient music. Lush sweeping harmonies ebb and flow on this album as they caress the listener's ears gently before dissolving into amorphous cloud structures, only to surface again. Jeff's shimmering guitar is so smooth throughout this release, it is easy to mistake it for synthesizers.

This album is so appropriately named, as one can close their eyes and feel the ascension taking place. Jeff has also stated that "From the Cliffs of Departure" is one of his pieces that he is most proud of in all his works. Do yourself a favor and spend some time with "To the Shores of Heaven". Essential Listening!
 

Sidereal Series

Cycle of the Seasons
(April 30, 2013) -
The Sidereal Cycle is a four-part suite of long-form ambient works created by ambient sage Altus to reflect the earths annual cycles as we make our way around the sun each year.

Each release coincides with the Solstices and Equinoxes. The title of each track pays homage to dominant constellations in the northern sky during each of the seasons.

This entire four-part series is given the release of the month as each is a small part of a well designed and beautifully articulated conceptual whole.

Magnificent work. Required Listening!
 

Dronescape 004

Enter the Mist
(April 01, 2013) -
Dark, cold, and expansive, Dronescape 004 by Cousin Silas is a grand adventure through the realms of tone, echo, and spatialization, while keeping the ears and senses stimulated with original motifs and passages.

A long-form work that clocks in at one hour and seven minutes, Dronescape 004 is a fine piece well suited for active or passive listening, relaxing, and mind expansion. Cousin Silas will not disappoint.
 

Bioma - Sanfilippo and Corbacho

Ambient Experimentalism
(March 01, 2013) -
The subtle power of Bioma is astounding. Sanfilippo and Corbacho have done it again with another collaboration that is uniquely rooted in ambient aesthetics, but embracing a strong experimental side that illustrates the bioma schema quite well.

Stereoscopic saturation of nature recordings, mixed with ethereal synthesizers and light percussions, with an emphasis on silence and the space between the notes, make this a gem of an album. Headphones recommeneded.
 

The Deception of Reality

Numina
(January 31, 2013) - A hauntingly deep journey, The Deception of Reality is highly recommended. Numina conjures up huge harmonic spaces that reverbate and breathe so naturally that the five tracks sound as if they composed themsevles from some stratosphere in another dimesion.
Heavy use of pads and silky synths executed with great finesse glide alongside light melodic encounters that make this album one to spin over and over again.
 

Doomsday and Brimstone

Various Artists
(January 01, 2013) - Over 7 Hours of Dark Ambient sounds that celebrates the eschatological contradictions of doomsdays past, present, future.
Released on S4G Records, Doomsday and Brimstone is also a fundraiser for Electro-Music and Stillstream dot coms.
 

Frore - Axis Mundi

Shamanic Ambient
(December 01, 2012) - Axis Mundi is Frore's latest release for 2012. A tribal ambient masterpiece, on level with Roach and Obmana, Axis Mundi will sweep you away. A longform gem just over 50 minutes long featuring syncopated percussion, dense drones, and lush harmonies throughout.
"The idea behind the piece was exploring the climb up the Axis Mundi, or going into the Axis."

Required Listening for Tribal Ambient fans.
 

Piano Textures 3 - Bruno Sanfilippo


(November 01, 2012) - Piano Textures 3, like it's predecessors, is a marvelous collection of solo piano done with that unmistakeable Bruno Sanfilippo touch.
The album draws on classical and jazz influences, but remains firmly rooted in the ambient and minimalist traditions. Each tune on Piano Textures 3 paints a colorful story in sound that is a refreshing take on ambient piano music. Highly recommended
 

Mysterium Cosmographicum

Rune Martinsen & Oystein Jorgensen
(October 01, 2012) -
A deep and spacious masterpiece from two Norwegian ambient wizards, Rune Martinsen and Oystein Jorgensen. Mysterium Cosmographicum is a dark ambient delight which takes the listener on a mysterious and nebulous journey through a macro and microcosmic universe.

Utilizing an abundance of low frequncies, slow cresendos, and evolving textures, Mysterium Cosmographicum is a must listen release and excellent kick-off for their net label, Petroglyph.
 

Seeds of Memory EP

Forrest Fang
(September 06, 2012) - Seeds of Memory EP marks Forrest Fang's first foray into the realm of Creative Commons music. A lovely EP of five sonic treasures that spiral around your braincase and are sure to please.

Fang in his own words: These pieces are examples of algorithmic and fractal sketches that I often use as "seed" material for more detailed and extended pieces.

"This release is dedicated to my past and present friends in the algorithmic and fractal music scene, including Dave Strohbeen, Yan Terrien, Phil Jackson, John Dunn and the late Tim Conrardy." - Forrest Fang, 2012
 

Breathing May Surprise

Daniel Robert Lahey
(August 09, 2012) - Upon first listening to Breathing may surprise, I instantly connected to the music of Daniel Robert Lahey. A Still Stream local in the chat room, DRL stunned everyone a few months back with this debut release on Free Floating net label. A gorgeous and spacious space is created in these six tracks that truly make me feel as if I am drifting on a cloud. Highly recommend.
 

Burning Artists Sale - Bake Sale (2010)

Dreams and dust
(July 01, 2012) - Two beautiful tracks of ambient magic from Barbara Vesey and Kevin Haller, in this incarnation of Burning Artists Sale. The first track, The Opposite of Antithesis/Vermillion was recorded live. The second track, "the dusty trail, having been hit, with an oddly tuned whistle", is a studio piece that captures that sublime dream quality in the live performance. Very lovely piano work by Vesey on this release that effortlessly blends with Haller's Fripp-like guitarism's. Released in 2010, Bake Sale is one to keep coming back to. Highly recommended!
 

The Chestnut Tree

Compilation that includes over 60 artists from 18 countries
(June 04, 2012) - A 5.5 hour compendium that could be compared to War & Peace in the Creative Commons musical realms. Due to the tireless efforts of Ayn Morgan and John Tocher, this compilation can truly boast of strong variations from artist to artist and track to track, but also the release maintains a focused consistency throughout the five and half hours of music. Considering the size of this release, we find this consistency quite impressive. The compilation bounces across many genres as well, from noise to drone, ambient to experimental.

The Chestnut Tree compilation includes over 60 artists from 18 countries, collected for the program's one year anniversary on KPFT , 90.1FM in Houston, Texas. The program also airs on Stillstream.com, the largest ambient radio community on-line. This compilation is released through Buddhist on Fire as a creative commons download.

This project represents a system of artists, community radio and net labels that promote a large range of non-commercial and legally free music. This encourages new, creative and experimental music, listener exploration and free information.
 

Bone Drones 5

Mystified
(May 01, 2012) - As with most genres that have a prolonged existence, practitioners of the sound will begin to challenge the structures that create that genre. One of those challenges that often occur is that of the instrumentation chosen to create the work. This is the case with our featured release this month.

Bone Drones 5, by Mystified, is performed and recorded using only trombone as the sound source. Mystified, sometimes known as Thomas Park, has released several albums in this series redefining the trombone as a beautiful and quite capable dronal instrument.

Bone Drones 5 is the latest in the series of acoustic wind ambient drones by Mystified and is equally as compelling as the other four. In fact, all of these releases deserve mention in equal regards as they are all conceptually related, much like chapters in a book. With heavy digital processing, Thomas transforms the trombone tones into an expansive sound world of winds and drones that move at glacial speeds. Required Listening!
 

Green Mist

by Jack Hertz
(April 04, 2012) - Jack covers quite a bit of ground in these tracks, from the quiet and tranquil strains of Lichen, to the lush and invigorating Algae, and finally the sleek and modern Moss, Jack entertains his fans with top-notch ambient music that is as suitable for concert listening as it is as background for contemplation, work, or sleep. While listening, we find it difficult to remember that everything we hear was performed live in one take, with no overdubs or studio trickery. Working without a net, as they say, but Jack makes it look and sound easy.
 

The Witch's Garden

by Abandoned Toys
(March 01, 2012) - A stunning fusion of symphonic and dark ambient styles, this brilliant album blew us away the first time we heard it, and gets better with every repeated listen. Many artists use the symphonic form in an ambient way, but nobody does it as effortlessly or with such majestic style as Abandoned Toys. An essential album for any serious collection of ambient music. Not to be missed.
 

Temple of the Moon

by Fellirium
(February 01, 2012) - Temple of the Moon is a deep, magnificent collection of ambient space music by one of our favorite artists ever. Hailing from Russia, Fellirium is one of those rare musicians who never repeats themselves and yet makes magic every time. This enigmatic album is a perfect introduction to this brilliant artist, so we couldn't be happier to recommend it to all our listeners. Simply beautiful.
 

Tranquility

by Cleveland Wehle
(January 01, 2012) - Both majestic and soothlingly introspective, Cleveland Wehle's magnificent album Tranquility can only be described as a masterpiece of light ambience. The music on this exquisite release is restful and smooth, suitable for all kinds of listening, whether for meditation, work listening, sleep listening, or sheer listening enjoyment. Highly highly recommended.
 

This Road Is Glowing

by Saul Stokes
(December 01, 2011) - One of our favorite artists of all time, Saul Stokes is legendary in the synthesizer music community for his distinctive sound and exquisite compositional taste. With This Road Is Glowing, Saul has delivered a delightful collection of three ambient electronic tracks that are among our favorite tracks of all time. Our highest recommendation.
 

Samadhi

by SaReGaMa
(November 01, 2011) - A delicious combination of world fusion and lush ambience, Samadhi is simply a wonderful collection of music. We challenge you to download this music and not be drawn in by its irresistable charm and consummate musicianship. A marvelous album by a superb artist.
 

The Barometric Sun

by Deepspace
(October 01, 2011) - Lush, exquisite, flawless, refined, striking, beautiful ... we could go on and on with adjectives to describe the music of Deepspace. One of our favorite discoveries in the past year, this is an artist to keep a close eye on - and one we encourage all our listeners to visit right away.
 

Milieu LP

by Milieu
(September 01, 2011) - We have long been fans of the ambient music of Milieu, but the artist's self-titled Milieu LP transcends even our high expectations. Put simply, this is a stunning example of sublime ambient music, composed using a bare minimum of instruments and tools. Unlike so much ambient where the sound design is the primary payload, the sheer musicality and freshness of this album leaves us wanting MORE. Highly recommended.
 

All Points North

by Manitou
(August 01, 2011) - One of the most haunting ambient albums we've encountered, Manitou's All Points North is a textbook example of dark, textural ambient that is very approachable and enjoyable, even upon first listen. This is one of the deepest pure ambient albums we've encountered, and couldn't be happier to recommend it to our listeners.
 

Heart of the Tundra

by Deep Chill Network
(July 01, 2011) - A truly classic ambient release that, despite its chilly subject matter, is a lush and comforting journey, replete with gusts of wind, murmurs, rumbles, and tons of icy Deep Chill Network goodness. Don't miss this album folks, it's a gem.
 

Seeking Ganesha

by Lucette Bourdin
(June 01, 2011) - Beautiful exotic ambient performed by one of the most consistently great ambient artists around, Seeking Ganesha is one of our favorite releases. Best of all, it is free to download and enjoy. Strongly recommended!
 

Sounds from beyond the Silver Wheel

By Dark Muse
(May 01, 2011) - Hauntingly beautiful vocals mixed with otherworldly ambience is what Dark Muse is all about. Melancholy and yet hopeful, this beautiful album is the kind of music to listen by candlelight on a dark and stormy night.
 

Drawn

By Northern
(April 01, 2011) - A brilliant release from Infraction Records, the debut album by Northern creates ambience that is immediately alluring but also has depth enough for many replays. Mature ambient music from Canada!
 

Water Stories

by Janne Hanhisuanto
(March 01, 2011) - One of the most beautiful releases of 2010, Water Stories possesses an almost aching elegance and wistful emotional appeal that we think makes this album a must-have for any serious collector of ambient music. Anyone who is a fan of space music, light ambience, new age, or even symphonic music will likely find plenty to love about this stunning and delicate release. Highly, highly recommended.
 

Eternal Dreaming

by Tange
(February 01, 2011) - Tange is well regarded as a master of longform ambience, but his recent release Eternal Dreaming really knocks it out of the park. Simply exquisite music that anyone who appreciates ambient music will immediately bond with. Spanning nearly five hours, this is the kind of release that is an event unto itself - and an artistic achievement we are proud to recommend to all of our listeners.
 

Chance Reconstruction

by M. Ostermeier
(January 01, 2011) - Chance Reconstruction is a beautiful, haunting, and intellectually stimulating collection of piano, abstract electronica, and field recordings that we feel stands tall amongst recent ambient releases by anyone. It soothes, inspires, and ultimately satisfies even the most discerning listener, and we could not be happier to recommend it to all of our listeners. Be sure to check out M. Ostermeier's other releases, which are equally superb.
 

Dawn Mountain

by Leigh Ann Phillips
(December 01, 2010) - We only recently discovered the music of Leigh Ann Phillips, but after hearing her sublime album Dawn Mountain we definitely want to hear more. A collection of deeply moving acoustic ambient tone poems of great maturity and insight, this is an album that we think is simply essential listening for anyone who truly loves ambience. Between the delicate synthetic textures, acoustic guitars, flutes, fiddles, and other instruments, she has crafted an album of enduring beauty and artistic value that belongs in everyone's collection. Our highest recommendation.
 

Vermillion Sky

by Mirada
(November 01, 2010) - We only recently learned of the music of Mirada, and were blown away when we heard Mirada's spectacular new album Vermillion Sky, the kind of mesmerizingly deep ambient music that is perfect for so many types of listening, both active and passive. There is a lot of gorgeous ambience in the world, and this album is certainly among the most beautiful. A must have for any serious collector of ambient music. Highly, highly recommended.
 

Songs of Vastness

by Doc
(October 01, 2010) - Finnish electronic maestro Doc has been releasing ambient music since 2005, both in solo form as well as in collaboration with other artists, notably Lena Selyanina. While we have long been fans of his work, we were blown away by the subtlety and mastery demonstrated in his latest Jamendo release Songs of Vastness. This is the kind of epic soundscaping that many people look high and low for - and best of all it is available for free. One of the best albums we have heard in a long time, we urge our audience to check out this exquisite release.
 

Portal

by Dave Luxton
(September 01, 2010) - We had no idea what to expect the first time we heard this luscious new album by Dave Luxton, but we were blown away. A collection of beautiful ambient space music, this is an album that we think is a must-have for anyone who is a fan of the lighter forms of ambience. His other music is well worth your attention as well. We encourage all our listeners to check out this release and the work of Dave Luxton in general. Highly recommended.
 

Structures in Suspension

by Nightwind
(August 01, 2010) - We were utterly unaware of this magnificent recording until just a few weeks ago, but we are very happy we finally caught up with it. Released in 2008, this lush album is a profound immersion that is some of the strongest pure ambient music we have heard in awhile. Strongly evoking Roach, this album will be immediately approachable by any lover of ambience, but has the depth and maturity for many repeated listens. Put on your headphones and drift to this one, folks, it's a sonic odyssey not to be missed.
 

Mantra of Space Monks

by EugeneKha
(July 01, 2010) - Evgenij Kharitonov has long released a variety of electronic and ambient music under his project name EugeneKha, but with Mantra of Space Monks he has elevated his craft to a whole new level. Truly an extraordinary work of electronic ambient composition, we feel that this masterful release is an essential part of any ambient lover's collection. Best of all, it is available for free anonymous download, so there is no reason not to get your own copy right now. Highly, highly recommended.
 

Electra

by Igneous Flame
(June 01, 2010) - We have long been fans of Pete Kelly's Igneous Flame ambient music project, but his 2009 release Electra really blows our socks off. Combining lush waves of tonal ambience with some of the coolest drone work we have heard in some time, this album is simply a must-have for any lover of ambient sounds. Wonderful music for a summer's evening while sipping lemonade and looking at the stars. While you're at it, be sure to check out Pete's other releases, which are equally impressive in their own right.
 

Scroll Slide

by Hybrid Leisureland
(May 01, 2010) - Hybrid Leisureland, aka Hidetoshi Koizumi, produces electronic ambient and downtempo electronica of the highest order, and his latest album Scroll Slide is no exception. Delicious fresh new ambient sounds mingle with the perfect flourishes of downtempo electronica and even hints of IDM, presented in a thoroughly relaxing and uplifting setting. A wonderful addition to anyone's album collection, this is a particularly great album for folks who enjoy the crossover between ambience and other forms of electronica.
 

Flute Meditations For Dreaming Clouds

by Paul Adams
(April 01, 2010) - Paul Adams is a reknowned jazz and world fusion artist, who has worked at all levels of the music industry. With his Native American flute masterpiece called Flute Meditations For Dreaming Clouds, he has produced a collection of dreamy and beautifully performed pieces that are among the most evocative pieces we have ever heard. Focusing on "peace and meditation", this is music that is both approachable and yet respectful to the culture that produced it. Magnificent - and highly, highly recommended.
 

Music For Mars Missions

by Joost Egelie
(March 01, 2010) - Before hearing this album, we were not familiar with the Berlin-inspired electronic space music of Joost Egelie. After hearing it, we knew we had to hear more. Put simply, this is a brilliant album, one that combines the best of traditional electronica and space music, but framed in a thoroughly modern setting - and one that we are very happy to endorse for all of our listeners.
 

Hymn

by Juta Takahashi
(January 31, 2010) - Japanese artist Juta Takahashi has only been releasing ambient music since 2007, but with his latest release Hymn he has created a work of enduring value and immense beauty. With nearly an hour of some of the most exquisite and mature ambient music we've heard in some time, we feel certain this album will be considered one of the top releases of 2010. Highly, highly recommended.
 

Lumen

by Vir Unis
(December 31, 2009) - One of the most beautiful ambient recordings ever made, Lumen is simply a must-have for any serious lover of ambient music. It is only an EP, clocking in at a mere twenty one minutes and change, but every second of this masterwork is well worth your time in listening, and the theme of the piece is utterly perfect for the music. Highly recommended for anyone who appreciates an enlightening ambient experience. We're very proud to feature this album, and we encourage everyone to check it out.
 

A Towering Achievement of Indescribable Beauty

by Escape Philosophy
(November 29, 2009) - A towering achievement, indeed. This singular album, composed of nothing but solo piano pieces, has to go down as one of the most beautiful works of music ever made. An absolutely stunning collection of purely melodic and achingly gorgeous ambient piano performances, this is one that any serious lover of ambient music cannot pass by. Our highest recommendation.
 

The Witch's Garden

by Abandoned Toys
(November 01, 2009) - A stunning fusion of symphonic and dark ambient styles, this brilliant album blew us away the first time we heard it, and gets better with every repeated listen. Many artists use the symphonic form in an ambient way, but nobody does it as effortlessly or with such majestic style as Abandoned Toys. An essential album for any serious collection of ambient music. Not to be missed.
 

A Tub Full of Tange

by Tange
(October 03, 2009) - A Tub Full of Tange is a gigantic release by one of our favorite ambient artists. Despite spanning ten full-length discs, the music is amazingly consistent and superbly crafted, one of the most soothing and brilliant collections of ambient music we are aware of. Described by many as one of the top releases of 2008, we are proud to give this collection one of our highest recommendations.
 

The Blue Sunshine (One)

by Mosca
(August 28, 2009) - With The Blue Sunshine (One), Mosca delivers a tranquil and refreshingly patient ambient longplay that can only be described as stratospheric. Too often a long piece can become monotonous, but Mosca has crafted a lush piece that is always fresh and inviting, with the depth that only a longform piece can deliver. Every time we listen we like it better, and we think you will too.
 

Because We Were Once Covered In Gold

by Steve Brand
(July 31, 2009) - Those familiar with the worlds of textural and dark ambient will already know of Steve Brand and his fascinating and exceptionally detailed album called Because We Were Once Covered In Gold. Chock full of subtlety and delicious sonic twists and turns, this is a beautifully executed album suited both for detailed listening as well as passive enjoyment. Highly recommended.
 

Temple of the Moon

by Fellirium
(July 02, 2009) - Temple of the Moon is a deep, magnificent collection of ambient space music by one of our favorite artists ever. Hailing from Russia, Fellirium is one of those rare musicians who never repeats themselves and yet makes magic every time. This enigmatic album is a perfect introduction to this brilliant artist, so we couldn't be happier to recommend it to all our listeners. Simply beautiful.
 

Tranquility

by Cleveland Wehle
(June 04, 2009) - Both majestic and soothlingly introspective, Cleveland Wehle's magnificent album Tranquility can only be described as a masterpiece of light ambience. The music on this exquisite release is restful and smooth, suitable for all kinds of listening, whether for meditation, work listening, sleep listening, or sheer listening enjoyment. Highly highly recommended.
 

Kyzyl to Samarkand

by Sara Ayers and Ryuta.K
(April 30, 2009) - One of the most profound and hardest-hitting ambient releases of 2008 was this dark and ethereal collaboration by two of the genre's greatest voices, vocal ambient artist Sara Ayers and dark ambient artist Ryuta.K. And what a stunning release it is. It just doesn't get any better than this, and we are proud to feature an album with such a distinctive artistic vision. Simply some of the most beautiful, foreboding ambient music we have ever heard.
 

This Road Is Glowing

by Saul Stokes
(March 27, 2009) - One of our favorite artists of all time, Saul Stokes is legendary in the synthesizer music community for his distinctive sound and exquisite compositional taste. With This Road Is Glowing, Saul has delivered a delightful collection of three ambient electronic tracks that are among our favorite tracks of all time. Our highest recommendation.
 

The Blue Flower

by Emerald Adrift
(February 24, 2009) - Few artists can create music using both sides of their brain, and yet Emerald Adrift makes it look easy. With his debut album, The Blue Flower, this gifted artist has created an exotic fusion between so many genres we don't have space to list them all. Suffice it to say that this is mellow electronic music that will appeal to the purist and layperson alike. An amazing, amazing release.
 

If Dreams Were Clouds

by Mark Mahoney
(January 18, 2009) - The debut solo album by electronic ambient maestro Mark Mahoney, this release is the kind of music that both soothes and inspires, both illuminates and challenges. We recommend all of our listeners check out this fine album by one of the premier ambient artists of our time.
 

Storm

by Normal
(December 16, 2008) - Luscious dark ambient goodness, with a liberal dose of soundscaping and occasional tonality, this is an album for stormy winter nights. The first release by Normal in quite some time, we were blown away by the depth and power of his music, as well as his trademark attention to detail. Highly recommended.
 

Samadhi

by SaReGaMa
(November 14, 2008) - A delicious combination of world fusion and lush ambience, Samadhi is simply a wonderful collection of music. We challenge you to download this music and not be drawn in by its irresistable charm and consummate musicianship. A marvelous album by a superb artist.
 

The Barometric Sun

by Deepspace
(October 09, 2008) - Lush, exquisite, flawless, refined, striking, beautiful ... we could go on and on with adjectives to describe the music of Deepspace. One of our favorite discoveries in the past year, this is an artist to keep a close eye on - and one we encourage all our listeners to visit right away.
 

Urbanisation

by Aairria
(September 12, 2008) - We love it when we come across an artist we are unfamiliar with who creates stunning and inventive ambient music. Aairria is such an artist, and their new release on the superb Rain netlabel does not disappoint. We'd go so far as to call this album eloquent, refreshing, and downright brilliant. Best of all, it's free under Creative Commons, so grab your copy today.
 

Milieu LP

by Milieu
(August 12, 2008) - We have long been fans of the ambient music of Milieu, but the artist's self-titled Milieu LP transcends even our high expectations. Put simply, this is a stunning example of sublime ambient music, composed using a bare minimum of instruments and tools. Unlike so much ambient where the sound design is the primary payload, the sheer musicality and freshness of this album leaves us wanting MORE. Highly recommended.
 

Strange Skies

by M. Persson
(July 14, 2008) - Every now and then we stumble across a new release by an unfamiliar artist that just blows us away. Such was the case with M. Persson's magnificent Strange Skies. It's been awhile since we've encountered an album of such simultaneous power and delicacy, and to discover it out of the blue is a real treat. We think this album is a gem, and encourage our listeners to check it out today.
 

All Points North

by Manitou
(June 15, 2008) - One of the most haunting ambient albums we've encountered, Manitou's All Points North is a textbook example of dark, textural ambient that is very approachable and enjoyable, even upon first listen. This is one of the deepest pure ambient albums we've encountered, and couldn't be happier to recommend it to our listeners.
 

Hell's Canyon

by John DuVal
(May 13, 2008) - One of the quintessential abstract modular-synth epics of all time, John DuVal's Hell's Canyon is a dizzying and thoroughly satisfying journey through the depths of the abyss. If that weren't enough, it is performed by one of the all time masters of the genre. Not to be missed!
 

Heart of the Tundra

by Deep Chill Network
(April 16, 2008) - A truly classic ambient release that, despite its chilly subject matter, is a lush and comforting journey, replete with gusts of wind, murmurs, rumbles, and tons of icy Deep Chill Network goodness. Don't miss this album folks, it's a gem.
 

Monodia

by austere
(March 18, 2008) - Strongly evoking the dark ambience of such artists as Lustmord or Oophoi, this sublime album is theme music for your next nightmare. Described as "the perfect soundtrack for a stormy night", this is one album we feel you must check out.
 

Seeking Ganesha

by Lucette Bourdin
(February 25, 2008) - Beautiful exotic ambient performed by one of the most consistently great ambient artists around, Seeking Ganesha is one of our favorite releases. Best of all, it is free to download and enjoy. Strongly recommended!
 

Sounds from beyond the Silver Wheel

By Dark Muse
(February 05, 2008) - Hauntingly beautiful vocals mixed with otherworldly ambience is what Dark Muse is all about. Melancholy and yet hopeful, this beautiful album is the kind of music to listen by candlelight on a dark and stormy night.
 

Drawn

By Northern
(January 12, 2008) - A brilliant release from Infraction Records, the debut album by Northern creates ambience that is immediately alluring but also has depth enough for many replays. Mature ambient music from Canada!
 

Regenesis

By IXOHOXI
(December 26, 2007) - One of the great pure ambient albums available by anyone, Regenesis is a tour-de-force. Straddling the realms of progressive and standard ambient music, we think you should check this album out immediately.