Having been mesmerised by Ruf Dug‘s recent set for the Chill Out Tent, where he played a sublime, ultra mellow hour, I was checking his social media and found a recommendation to this 2015 album. Originally a hard to find CD only release, a Blade Runneresque slice of atmospheric ambience has become a huge selling vapour wave landmark.
Gorgeous, super slo-mo sunset balearic ambient piece here from Faint Waves, lead track on a new three track EP ‘Sol d’en Serra’ from new label Higher Love Recordings. It’s a cool package with a fine dreamhouse bubbler ‘Shimmer’from James Bright and cinematic atmospherics from Audiocluster. Out 27/4/20
Prompted by the recent Oto No Wa release from Music for Dreams, I was reminded of this awesome release from Light in the Attic of 80’s and 90’s ambient from Japan. It’s another stunning package,complied by Spencer Doran of Visible Cloaks. In a beautiful 3 x vinyl package and digital too, some sublime music here for headphone immersion and horizontal exploration.
An essential purchase / listen from Music for Dreams here…
For the fifth entry in their Collector’s Series, they enlist the skills of Japan-based musical connoisseurs, Ken Hidaka, Max Essa, and Dr. Rob.
Their compilation Oto No Wa sets out to map the evolution of chilled Japanese sounds across 3 decades. Collecting 14 tracks, produced by a wide range of artists. From ambient pioneers to dance-floor veterans.
Almost a year since this beauty came out, sublime ethereal ambience and gorgeous visuals, another essential purchase for balearic heads 🙂
‘Music As A Foreign Language’ Chris Coco’s new album is out today. He describes it as ‘Deep home listening for strange times’, I’d call it gorgeous, meditative, balearic ambient to escape away with. Support one of the mainstays of the downtempo world by buying your copy through Bandcamp, link below…
Here’s the second part of my set from this years wonderful Little Chill festival, held at Laughton in July 2019, near Lewes in Sussex . Downtempo favourites and Big Chill classics for a sunny Saturday afternoon in the height of the Summer.
Big love to all the Little Chill gang, lets do it again next year 🙂