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  • Disquiet Junto Project 0486: Earths Days

    Each Thursday in the Disquiet Junto group, a new compositional challenge is set before the group’s members, who then have just over four days to upload a track in response to the assignment. Membership in the Junto is open: just join and participate. (A SoundCloud account is helpful but not required.) There’s no pressure to

  • Beirut Drone Duets

    The Drone Sessions Vol. 1 – Live at Tunefork Studios by Various Artists The definition of drone on the first volume of Ruptured Records’ The Drone Sessions gets pushed, challenged, and, in the end, enriched over the course of the set’s seven tracks. Each is a duet, 14 participants in all with none repeated. It

  • Fine Drone Partita in a Minor Synth Setup

    This is a solid example of the sort of videos I’ve been collating in my YouTube playlist of fine live ambient recordings. The equipment is in full view, and the actions in the video correlate with the generally subtle though sometimes not inconsiderable alterations to the pulsing drone as it proceeds. This video isn’t a

  • Herron x Bryars

    There are some great, often telling, always culturally informative moments when music pops up in the spy and detective novels of Mick Herron. This quote is the kicker to an earlier set-up in the scene. It’s from Slough House, the seventh novel in Herron’s Slow Horses series.

  • Current Favorites: Samples, Horror, Perfume, Fusion

    A weekly(ish) answer to the question “What have you been listening to lately?” It’s lightly annotated because I don’t like re-posting material without providing some context. I hope to write more about some of these in the future, but didn’t want to delay sharing them. ▰ I’m a sucker for many things, among them low-key

  • twitter.com/disquiet: Doppler Cycling, Avril Livecoding, Car Alarms

    I do this manually each week, collating tweets I made at twitter.com/disquiet, my public notebook. Some tweets pop up (in expanded form) on Disquiet.com sooner. It’s personally informative to revisit the previous week of thinking out loud. ▰ I ask myself, “What will I reward myself with if I don’t look at Twitter or Facebook

  • An idea for Ambient Music Guide’s 20th anniversary

    Ambient Music Guide is 20 years old this year. I’m glad to still be here, doing this thing that I do. But how to mark the occasion? When I was working in the ad business as a creative, probably the most valuable lesson I learnt was to throw out your first ideas because it’s likely The post An idea for Ambient Music Guide’s 20th anniversary appeared first on Ambient Music Guide.

  • Drones on a Budget

    There are numerous small-brew synthesizers in production currently, each with its own approach, in terms of how individual pieces of equipment operate, and what functions are explored, as well as the make-up of their own communities, who share their creations and provide feedback to the manufacturers, which in turn often yields new equipment. This is

  • Disquiet Junto Project 0485: Strange Weather

    Each Thursday in the Disquiet Junto group, a new compositional challenge is set before the group’s members, who then have just over four days to upload a track in response to the assignment. Membership in the Junto is open: just join and participate. (A SoundCloud account is helpful but not required.) There’s no pressure to

  • Noémi Büchi Live

    Live Set Södra Grinda by Noémi Büchi This live set by Noémi Büchi of Zürich, Switzerland, is 23 minutes long and slated for release several months from now, on August 4. Perhaps there’s more to come, but as it stands it’s a very satisfying piece. A driving percussive set eventually wends its way out of

  • Alarm

    As with pAin, there are duaL types of sound: chronic and Acute, and a subset of the latteR is self-inflicted each Morning

  • Frozen In Time: This is Darkness playlist – March 2021

    Here are the dark ambient albums that we at This is Darkness have been listening to this month – some are new releases, but a few are older gems we’ve just (re)discovered. Please check these out by clicking on the Bandcamp links, and consider supporting the artists. Enjoy! Ruptured World – Shore Rituals I am a The post Frozen In Time: This is Darkness playlist – March 2021 appeared first on This Is Darkness.