Release of the Day
The new LP from Francisco Sonur for Giraffe tapes is a gentle & considered ambient exploration of life's pleasing imperfections, a whispered appreciation of the joys of human connection tinged with an acknowledgement that nothing lasts forever.
Find more of our daily recommendations here
We have a ton of playlists spanning a broad range of slow music. Here's our latest update: Smartlink to Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer, Youtube & Soundcloud.
Head over to the Radio/Playlists page for more.
Next Label Release
There's been no shortage of whimsy & randomness with the releases on The Slow Music Movement & the Blue Mantra Rhymes LP is no exception, stemming from checking out the music of Ed Cooke after he'd liked the TSMM Instagram page. I was immediately struck by the unusual fusion sounds coming from this English man's Bangkok studio and wanted to know more.
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.