Latest Radio Show
The Slow Music Movement Radio Show #51
So the latest radio show for the nice people at Music For Dreams is now available to listen to, as I take a deep dive into largely ambient waters for a show that certainly lives up to being "slow music".
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Video du Jour
Release of the Day
Maybe it was over familiarity & boredom with the original songs Sam Amidon has known since childhood, or just pleasingly unhinged creativity, but these reimagining of old folk songs into freewheeling, psychedelic folk rock transmogrifications for Nonesuch Records is a start to finish joy, & a lesson for all artists in how to own an old classic.
Find more of our daily recommendations here
We've got a growing collection of eclectic, esoteric and very listenable playlists over on Apple Music, Youtube, Spotify, Soundcloud & Deezer.
Here's our latest playlist - Ambient House:
House for the house, not the dancefloor. As the dance industry is devastated by Covid-19 and currently on life support, with recovery unsure, is Ambient the future of House music?
Latest Label Release
During the lockdwon Jorgen Kjellgren picked up his guitar late at night and in a hypnagogic state started contemplating the cosmic fringes of folk & Americana, the result is this stunning ambient folk EP. (streaming link - http://ditto.fm/hollawood)
A few thoughts on a few things:
Women in Ambient Music
After asking for suggestions for women ambient music producers in a Facebook group, I decide to write a blog post listing all the (65+) recommendations proferred, and a few thoughts on why ambient music is such a mail dominated space.
It's a new age of New Age
A brief essay on the history of New Age music from its 60's counter cultural roots to the mood playlists of today. I also have a pop at modern living, neo-liberalism & throw in an overly simplistic solution for good measure.
Drifting, Almost Falling Interview
This is the first in a series of interviews with other music reviewers, bloggers and online magazines that I follow with interest, in an effort to help spread awareness of the poor, unpaid/underpaid, overworked music obsessives shining light into the shadows of the music margins and who provide an essential alternative to the mainstream, largely big indie and major label obsessed media. Please say hello to Drifting, Almost Falling and his horizontal blog of delights.
What is Slow Music?
Who are we to say? But here are a few suggestions anyway.