SINGLES CRUISE

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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ROBIN CARS – MOJEJ BANKI TRAMP REDUX

“Like reading a Tom Robbins novel in a Berghain Darkroom”. However, disorienting and truly idiosyncratic that experience would be, the Danish producer marries brainy techno rhythms with seductive, lo-fi vocal samples to create a highly danceable and endlessly headphone obsessed over composition that rides the razor thin line of hedonisma and pre-frontal cortex stimulating listening. 

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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WE CARRIED THE BOAT – “LEVIATHAN”

 We Carried the Boat, a Tokyo based post-hardcore band utilizes heartfelt spoken-word delivery popularized by bands like La Dispute and earlier skramz bands like Strictly Ballroom, with mathy guitar segments, bright synths and passionate howls on the swelling choruses.  The result is a fist-pumping, cathartic release of pure, steel-eyed resolve to carry on even though, …

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JOSHUA THOMAS HENRY – “OH, YOU’RE THINKING OF MOVING TO BERLIN?”

On “Oh, You’re Thinking of Moving to Berlin?” from Sweden-by-the-way-of-London based singer songwriter, Joshua Thomas Henry tackles the long distance break up with a sense of bittersweet melancholy and excitement for moving on. Utilizing an intricate finger-plucking pattern and a forlorn voice, Joshua Thomas Henry recalls the folk-rock revivalism that reached a watershed in the …

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