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Ambient Collage #8
Posted Tue Nov 29, 2016 9:01 pm by yy28
EM News New Ambient Collage uploaded to Mixcloud:



Karina ESP - Distant Light (1)
Stephan Mathieu - Minuet
Howlround - Flying Over a Glassed Wedge
Big City Orchestra - Tibre
Rafael Anton Irisarri - Her Rituals
Brian Eno - Under Stars
Zoviet France - Mohnomische A1
Desiderii Marginis - Endless Staircase
Grey Frequency - Live at Awakenings (2016) [Excerpt]
Mat Handley - Cask in D
Brewlay Brothers - Rolling Snow
Else Marie Pade - Faust Suite: Epilog
Cousin Silas - 15 Levels Down
Apalusa - A Million Billion Miles
Biosphere - Antennaria
Kate Carr - Echoes Of Vultures
Second Bounze - Strange lights in the sky
Stars on a Black Sea - Enough with the Words
Ikjoyce - One Note Of The Shakuhachi
Asmus Tietchens - Biotop


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syndae - episode 369
Posted Sun Nov 27, 2016 8:00 pm by treibklang
EM News It's Advent season for some religions. Fairy lights and illuminated stars sprout up out of nowhere, surely to fight the darker time of the year. What does this mean for syndae? Well, it means more great and melodic music treats are up for your listening pleasure. Tonight, I have a regular one hour full of such music, so take your time, join me for some really cool stuff presented in form of tracks by 4T Thieves (The Black Sea & The Digital Lagoon), Matthew Stewart (A World Bathed in Sunlight), Mind.Divided (Midnight Radio Compilation 76), Ashterra and Keiss & Lwpss (Tunguska EMS - Point: BTA), Janne Hanhisuanto (Sleepless), Tony Byrne, MTA Lab (Synthetica), Lee Williams, Shaping Mind, Miriam Christina, Lutz Thuns (Friends of Ambient 1Cool, and Aleks Michalski (Interplay).

Finely ground sound at:

Yours, Stefan

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RIP Pauline Oliveros
Posted Sat Nov 26, 2016 9:32 am by BruecknerAmbient
EM News American composer and accordion player Pauline Oliveros, a pioneer of experiemental and electronic music, who coined the term "deep listening", passed away yesterday (aged 84).



Maybe not many here are aware of her work, however it was of great influence, especially to ambient musicians such as Robert Rich...

"As a founding member of the San Francisco Tape Music Center in the 1960s, Oliveros collaborated with Terry Riley, playing in the first performance of Riley’s ‘In C’, and modular synthesist Morton Subotnick.
She later became director of the Center, where she developed a philosophy of listening as a ritual and healing process, an approach she described through her coinage “deep listening”.
Her Deep Listening Band specialized in performing recording in resonant or reverberant spaces, and her touchstone album Deep Listening was recorded in 1989 in a disused cistern 14 feet beneath the ground."

Here are a few links, to articles about her, some lectures she gave and some of her music:




Homepage of the Deep Listening Institute:





Some music (there's much more to explore):







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syndae - episode 368
Posted Sun Nov 20, 2016 8:54 pm by treibklang
EM News A festival of new material, that's what one could call this edition of syndae. Many of the albums you will hear from are right time for christmas season, if you celebrate it and make gifts. If not, well, you can still make gifts to yourself and others by getting hold of one or more of these albums and those still to come. Howsoever, of one thing I am sure, all the music you hear on syndae is a gift to someones ears and mind. And I am grateful for all those artists putting their inspirations to sound. Like the ones on this show, who are Stefan Erbe (The Freedom of Movement), Jean-Michel Jarre (Oxygene 3), Pete Ardron (Unexpected Pleasures), Glenn Main (Tribute to Jean-Michel Jarre), Johan Tronestam (Arthur Went Above the Clouds), WellenVorm (Petrified Forest), and Michael BrĂŒckner (Trois Briques).

Aural presents at:

Yours, Stefan

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WavemansUnderground & Norbert 4 hrs EM / Ambient
Posted Sat Nov 19, 2016 10:26 am by waveman2.3
EM News The EM Underground-ÄxpÄrten John & Norbert in 2 + 2 Internetradio "WavemansUnderground" and "November Noise " friday 25th of November 2016 http://www.underground-aexpaerten.de/Radio1.html or www.radiosunrise.de Join the chat for all info and be our guest.
Playlist John: 20.00 - 22.00 / 7 - 9pm(UK)
-TM Solver
-Perge, Live Preston Guild Hall 1981
-Andy Pickford
-Glenn Main
-Betzler BrĂŒckner & Friends, a long preview from the upcomming album "The Golden Peacock"
-OperaÂŽs Space
-Super Fata, for those who remember the album "Structural Tendency" 2013....... this is the follow up Ambient / Drone in Structural Tendency 2016 !
-Owann, presented at B-Wave Festival 12th November
-Tonbieger --all played songs from 2016--

Playlist Norbert: 22.00 - 0.00 9 - 11pm(UK)
-Hagen von Bergen
-Walter Roos, October 2016 released
-Walter Roos, October 2016 released
-Michael BrĂŒckner
-Gerd Weyhing, Live in Koblenz 3.9.16
-Michael BrĂŒckner
-Level Pi
-La Duesseldorf

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Posted Sat Nov 19, 2016 4:57 am by Wool-E
EM News Hi,

I'm Dimitri, headhoncho and basically about anything else at Wool-E Shop, a small recordshop in the suburbs of Gent, Belgium.
I take up the small niche in alternative music that ranges from post-punk, new wave, synthpop to all things experimental electronic: (dark)ambient, noise, industrial, Berlin School, drone, modern classical and early experimental synthmasters.
Next to that I have two labels: Wool-E Tapes & Wool-E Discs
The two labels are basically dedicated to the same things as the shop, the first on tape and the latter on cd Wink

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Belgian NeuMusik
Posted Sat Nov 19, 2016 4:40 am by Wool-E
EM News On 12 November at the B-Wave Festival we launched our new series called Belgian NeuMusik that focuses on Belgian Ambient, Soundscapes, Berlin School and basically all (experimental) instrumental Electronic Music.
Belgian NeuMusik is a new series from the equally new Wool-E Discs imprint, sister label to the more renowned Wool-E Tapes.
For those who wonder where the name comes from:
Neumusik was a late 70's early 80's fanzine dedicated to all thing electronic ranging from (dark) ambient over avant-garde and experimental soundscapes to the upcoming industrial and noise scenes. Edited by musician and later Sounds writer David Elliot.
In this fanzine he wrote equally about Vangelis as he did about the upcoming tape (trade) culture.

Belgian NeuMusik has two cds out:

Chapter 1:

Nothing But Noise - eXistence oscillation Past


1. レプăƒȘă‚«
2. Manoeuvres MĂ©caniques
3. Monochrome deux
4. eXistence oscillation
5. Dust

2012: NothingButNoise releases Not Bleeding Red a double CD/Vinyl album.
2016: Daniel Bressanutti (Front 242) & Dirk Bergen (ex-Front 242) decide to reactivate and resume music making with NothinbutNoise after a “short” break. First results are 2 cassettes in the ongoing Music For Muted TV series, this time on the Belgian label Wool-E Tapes. After the quickly sold out cassettes of MfMTV2 and MfMTV3 it is decided that it's time for a second album: eXistence oscillation Past witch will be released on cd through Wool-E Tapes' sisterlabel Wool-E Discs.
The album, that consists of five long pieces that lead us through an aural journey from sequenced ambient to industrial sounding soundscapes, will be presented live at the B-Wave Festival in Heusden-Zolder, Belgium on November 12 2016


Chapter 2:

Owann - Eternal Return


1. Retu . . .

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M. BrĂŒckner - two new interviews
Posted Fri Nov 18, 2016 1:10 pm by BruecknerAmbient
EM News This week, two new interviews with me have been published on different places in the internet - one in German, the other in English.

Since many of the questions were similar, the answers are as well - so I don't provide an English translation for the German one in this case (too busy for that anyway at the moment...).


1. Interview by Mindaugas Peleckis from Lithuania for his online magazine Radikaliai - in English:


2. Interview with Harald Gramberg for his online music magazine Hippiesland.de - in German:


Both interviews are quite long and hopefully enjoyable. Since I was asked some basic questions, readers of older interviewers might be familiar with many of my answers, though, obviously...

However in both I mention some *exciting* new developments as well...




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Robert Rich - Vestiges (2016)
Posted Fri Nov 18, 2016 7:42 am by BruecknerAmbient
New releases An early Christmas gift to fans like me, Robert Rich just released his new album "Vestiges" the other day, and guess what: it's marvellous! Wink

Robert Rich, Vestiges


I quote from Robert's newsletter (in which he quotes a review by Bert Strolenberg):


New album “Vestiges” Available now!

Yes, I realize that I first said January, then December, and now we have it mid-November. Listeners told me they wanted it now, so here it is, with several choices for purchase (more choices coming soon.)

CD direct from us:

CD+download via Bandcamp:

2496 via Bandcamp:

Here is a review from Bert Strolenberg on Sonic Immersion:

“Vestiges” began as the unspoken corollary to the strong concept album “What We Left Behind” and proves even more up close and personal. While traveling forward in his own imagination to experience the earth after human extinction, Robert Rich needed to push aside the brooding sense of melancholy and unfulfilled promise that accompanies thoughts of our own end. Well, “Vestiges” explores those feelings without apology, finding catharsis in the melancholy that hovers behind its predecessor 
 What initially starts out from a dense and dark place transforms slowly into a next level of emotive, organic-flavored and desolate soundscapes growing tenderer and reconciled as a kind of catharsis while facing the inevitable. It reaches a first highlight and transition on the mesmerizing intense “Spectre of Lost Light” where things dissolve in unity in the end. Immersion is deepened again on the hypnotizing textural “Obscured by Leaf Shadows” and “Equipoise and Dissolution”. Both velvet aural perfumes feel like a hallucinogenic and surreal desolate journey beyond. Toward the end, the . . .

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Psychedelic Voyage on Bandcamp
Posted Tue Nov 15, 2016 1:50 pm by Javi
New releases Now Psychedelic Voyage available on Bandcamp:

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