Recommendation of the Day
If you need a life affirming, smile inducing weekend soundtrack then crank up the uplifting Frafra gospel vocals of Alogte Oho chorally assisted by the aptly named Sounds of Joy, who together exuberantly unite the eclectic, dance floor pointing rhythms which span traditional Northern Ghanaian roots, Afro reggae to the downright swinging & positively funkalicious. Another winner from Philophon Records.
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We have a ton of playlists spanning a broad range of slow music on various streamin services. Here's our eclectic Slow Ambient selection.
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Latest Radio Show
Fragile ambient beauty, inventive electronica, good old psychedelic folk, electroacoustic delights, dream pop & deep soul; all from lesser known independent artists. The new radio show for the excellent Music for Dreams station is here. Get the full tracklisting at the blog.
LATEST from the TSMM Label
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A kaleidoscopic, psychedelic, improvised ambient electronic epic like the debut LP from Greg Dallas & Jan Esbra. After a long friendship these two finally made it into the studio to explore the intersection of effect pedal disguised guitar & modern electronica with a handy piano thrown in the mix as well.
I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.
A mesmerizing, wide-eyed meander through undulating ambient Americana, the sort of soundtrack Brian Eno would imagine if he was dreaming of being a cowboy. Stream on Spotify, Apple Music or you favourite musical watering hole.
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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.
What is Slow Music?
Who are we to say? But here are a few suggestions anyway.