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Various Artists | Pop Ambient
It'd be easy to understand a resistance to "ambient" music — beyond all of its unfortunate Enya and dusty Eno connotations.
| January 29, 2010
Julianna Barwick | Florine
When someone describes an album as “hmmm, I dunno, sort of like Enya if she were from Brooklyn” — that person is not setting you up for success with said album.
| December 04, 2009
Tim Hecker | An Imaginary Country
With his sixth album, Tim Hecker continues his computer-enabled investigations into the ambient music of nebulous distortion.
| March 10, 2009
Fripp + Eno
This collection of odds and sods isn’t exactly your father’s ambient music, though guitarist Robert Fripp and keyboardist/sonic sculptor Brian Eno are certainly the genre’s papas.
Beyond Even (1992-2006) | Opal
| March 25, 2008
One suspects all colds are terrible in the world of Stephin Merritt.
Stephin Merritt warms up on Distortion
| January 07, 2008
M83 do something unexpected on Digital Shades, Vol. 1 , diving headlong into ambient music.
Digital Shades, Vol. 1 | Mute
| December 26, 2007
Perhaps it’s something in the air, but in the last year or so it seems that Boston’s experimental outer limits has seen an analog-synthesizer renaissance.
Astronaut and Ernst Karel
| December 14, 2007
Celebrating the blues
The seed of a new festival in Providence has begun to germinate, thanks to Mark Millof.
Plus, new discs from Becky Chace and Mary Ann Rossoni
| October 09, 2007
Hooray for Earth singer/guitarist Noel Heroux spends so much time at his band’s Allston rehearsal space, you could imagine he practically lives there. And in fact he does, sleeping on an air mattress among broken guitar parts and empty beer cans. Hoora
Hooray for Earth’s smashing debut
| September 15, 2006
This is one of the best tickets to intra-cranial space travel since the heyday of Yes and Tangerine Dream.
The Floor’s Too Far Away | Magna Carta
| July 11, 2006
Of beats and beatitude
What the hell happened to ambient music?
Jah Wobble’s Zen dub meditations
| January 25, 2006
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