As usual I have three excellent, new ambient releases for you this Sunday, this time going from the rather illuminated to much darker soundscapes.
Cholosus – Somebody
Starting off with a track that safely sits in the middle of my road. Those of you who follow this column know that this is the kind of ambient that I totally love. A massive soundscape, abstract, evolves slowly like a microorganism, full on harmonies with outlandish events going on in the distance.
Paul Haslinger – Undertow
The next one here is quite interesting. Paul Haslinger (former member of Tangerine Dream) makes a left turn with his solo material, moving into organic ambient territory. The result is perhaps more experimental than usual of what I select, with intriguing details and a very cinematic soundscape.
So emerging from a bright space flight with the first track we now have landed on firm grounds. But what grounds? It sounds peaceful, but quite dark?
I have long wanted to find ambient tracks that was a bit more “leftfield”, and I believe I’m onto something here! And speaking of that:
The Planetary Defence Side Project – The Law
… How about THIS for leftfield productions? Utterly intriguing, and now we are submerged into darkness, only shimmers of light, flickering, giving us a glimpse of our surroundings.
As a study in textures and creativity, this is one hell of a track. Quite short for an ambient piece, but I’d still say it’s the right length for this track. It’s a short story rather than a novel.
Our excellent Spotify playlist “Ambient Universe” will soon house all three of these. Enjoy those and many others, here: