SINGLES CRUISE

LAVEDA – “L”

The Albany, NY based shoegaze band returns with another soaring composition that tracks modern love with a decidedly sympathetic bent to the disconnection we feel from one another. Described as a soundtrack to an imaginary 80’s High School dance, “L” has the same kind of airy lift on the chorus filtered through their characteristic noise-laden …

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ACETANTINA – “PUDDLE OF NITROGEN”

Hailing from Khartoum, Sudan, Acetantina provides a retro-futurist pastiche of aporwave, footwork, j-pop, drum ‘n’ bass influences that relies heavily on glitched edits and samples heavily from Miu Sakamoto’s ‘Eternal’ paired with turntablist edits. The track is an incredibly disorienting and fully engaging post-vaporwave logistics and politics. Worth the listen for the sugar-rush collision of …

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HARK MADLEY – “ANIMAL KINGDOM”

U.S producer Hark Madley has created a completely spacious and three-dimensional composition that hooks the listener with heavy side-chained percussion and once, fully under the track’s sway, reveals a world of wooden percussive elements, lush organic instrumentation, field samples and a pulsating house tempo that keeps the listener entranced by its intensity. Fans of Ki …

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PAUL STEEN – “RELITHIC HORIZONS PART 2”

Utilizing the  traditional nyckelharpa keyed fiddle to create these gaping soundscapes and drones, the Swedish composer has created a three-dimensional ambient composition that highlights its use of natural resonance and minimal amount of electronics to create living, breathing dronefields of great beauty and complexity. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iolq16s-Xk8

DISSOLVE IN SEPIA – “BETWEEN VIOLET AND GREEN”

As the closing track to Mystery Circles Compilation of ambient music from around the world, the Curitiba, Brazil based artist Dissolve in Sepia brings it back home with a gorgeous and symphonic “Between Violet and Green”. The compilation features work from Tome favorites AMULETS, Blankfor.ms and Ryan J Raffa. Dissolve in Sepia’s contribution focuses on …

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PAULASTRETCH – “DRAGON22”

“Dragon22” comes out of the recording project “Shellbody” from Asheville, NC based ambient artist Paulastretch. The project reconsiders and recontextualizes  fragments of minimal guitar lines written during particular time of recovery and transition in the artist’s life and weaves them into golden drones and muted, deconstructed melodies. A perfectly small and powerful piece of work …

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JACANA PEOPLE – “FLORA”

The UK based electronic production duo known as Jacana People have created an evolving and shape-shifting composition with “Flora” that is built around chopped and spluttered folk string samples and vintage gospel vocals, the track emits colorful hooks layered between a bright tapestry of synths and energetic percussive glitches. Guitars and other acoustic instrumentation are …

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