Forgotten Treasures
Ambient Electronic

Satoshi & Makoto “CZ5000: Sounds & Sequences” (Safe Trip)

via Delsin: We write to you with the conclusions of our investigation into the synthesized audio transmissions picked up by the deep space telescope at irregular intervals since 1986. After many years, we pinpointed the source of the ear-pleasing frequencies. they were being transmitted from a secluded building in Kawasaki, …

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Future Classics
Ambient Electronic

Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith “The Kid” (Western Vinyl)

via Boomkat: Retro-futurist prog-pop made on modular synths. In 2017, the musical term “electronic” is nearly obsolete given the ubiquity of computerized processes in producing music. Even so, the prevailing assumption is that musicians working under this broad umbrella must be inspired by concepts equally as electrified as their equipment. …

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Future Classics
Ambient

Martin Glass “The Pacific Visions of Martin Glass” (Kit Records)

“The future for magnetic bubble memories – and there still is one – was more modest now.” “Glass knew it. And knew he had to un-know it. ‘Not productive, Mr. Glass.’ Because for now, in green quiet, Martin was enjoying the sharp minty spike of his cocktail. All the while, …

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Forgotten Treasures
Ambient

Midori Takada & Masahiko Sato “Lunar Cruise” (1990, WRWTFWW)

Following the successful reissue of Midori Takada’s “Through The Looking Glass”, WRWTFWW Records is delighted to announce another release from the legendary Japanese percussionist: 1990’s “Lunar Cruise”. “Lunar Cruise” is her superb collaboration with jazz pianist, synth master, composer and arranger Masahiko Satoh. Arguably the best kept secret in Midori …

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Interviews
Ambient

Laraaji And The Infinite Now

At 74 years young, Laraaji Nadabrahmananda seems to be just hitting his stride. Born in Philadelphia 1943, Edward Larry Gordon grew up playing an array of different instruments, and studied piano and composition on a scholarship at Howard University. After post-secondary school he moved to New York where he pursued …

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Future Classics
Ambient Electronic

HHHH “Compilación Uno” (Detroit Underground)

via Detund: “Compilacion Uno” compiles a selection of tracks that further deepens into the band’s concept of the world of men without men or the loss of the subject in the radiance of the background. HHHH is an anonymous music production collective based in Buenos Aires, Argentina active since 2013. …

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Forgotten Treasures
Ambient

Hiroshi Yoshimura “Music for Nine Postcards” (1982, Empire Of Signs)

Available for the first time outside of Japan, Hiroshi Yoshimura’s 1982 ambient classic, Music for Nine Postcards will be the first release by the Portland, Oregon / Berlin based record label Empire Of Signs. The label, founded by Spencer Doran of Visible Cloaks and Maxwell August Croy of Root Strata, …

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Future Classics
Ambient

Kara-Lis Coverdale “Grafts” (Boomkat Editions)

via Boomkat: Major new work from Kara-Lis Coverdale, her solo debut vinyl release following Aftertouches (2015). A blissfully introspective 22 minute piece for keys, samplers and EQs in three parts. A sublime and quietly hypnotic work belied by steadfast conceptual rigour, “Grafts” is the most ambitious and involving work yet …

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Forgotten Treasures
Ambient

Midori Takada “Through The Looking Glass” (1983, Palto Flats Records)

Palto Flats & WRWTFWW Records are ecstatic to announce the highly-anticipated reissue of Japanese percussionist Midori Takada’s sought after and timeless ambient / minimal album “Through The Looking Glass”, originally released in 1983 by RCA Japan. Considered a Holy Grail of Japanese music by many, “Through The Looking Glass” is …

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Forgotten Treasures
Ambient Electronic

ÆOLUS “A Retrospective” (1982-2006, Aloha Got Soul)

via Aloha Got Soul: This anthology brings to light the music of Robert ÆOLUS Myers, featuring recordings from 1982 to 2006 that were previously available only on cassette or CD. The music within ‘A Retrospective’ tells the story of a man whose music elevates its listeners to a place of inspiration …

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Future Classics
Ambient Jazz

Torben Unit “Torben Unit” (Money $ex Records)

via Kudos: “New Band Name, new LP, The former Max Graef Band toured and worked on new music all year. Musical progress, and the impression of not enough edge and rawness in a lot of recent music, inspired and motivated a majority of the recording. The band has grown as …

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Future Classics
Ambient

Vito Ricci “A Symphony For Amiga”

via Intelligent Instruments: Last year’s stunning Music From Memory retrospective introduced a fresh generation of listeners to Vito Ricci’s obscure downtown magic, leaving young and old anaesthetized and invigorated in equal measure. With no new material hitting the shelves since 1985, further digging proved a fruitless and disappointing endeavour. Good …

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