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Ambient Electronica


8udDha bl0od – YAng: Experimental Electronic Transcendence

If your usual transcendent soundscapes don’t allow you to reach the same plateau anymore, you’ll want to check out up and coming experimental artist 8udDha bl0od’s uniquely upraising single “YAng”.

YAng was ingeniously released alongside their similar mix “Y!n” in March 2020. The tones are slightly more ominous in Yang, however, both of the immersive instrumental mixes efficaciously dominate your consciousness. So, even though you can detect phantasmal hints of melancholy and conflict, by the time you reach the outro, you’ll feel suitably aurally cleansed.

Tracks such as YAng which require a deep intrinsic investment may not be everyone’s cup of tea. But we can definitely appreciate 8udDha bl0od’s ability to lock into your psyche and arrest your emotions.

You can check out 8udDha bl0od’s single Yang for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


Devious Dreams – Learn to Fly: Cathartically Light Lo-Fi Downtempo Electronica.

Up and coming artist Devious Dreams’ latest Lo-Fi Downtempo Electronica mix “Learn to Fly” is proof that experimentalism and ambience can comfortably and concordantly go hand in hand.

Right from the prelude, you’ll feel the magnetic pull of the jazzy warm tones which resonate with a sensuous evocative appeal. For the rest of the mix, you’ll be guided through the mellifluous melodies which will leave you in a transient haze by the time the track has faded to a close. Even though there are some unexpected aural curveballs in Learn to Fly, it’s still all too easy to surrender your consciousness to this captivating mix.

You can check out Learn to Fly for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud.

There’ll be plenty more to come from Devious Dreams in 2020. Make sure to follow the artist via Social media to keep up to date with new releases.

SC: @deviousdreams

Review by Amelia Vandergast


Nmwbu – Shots: Experimental Electronic Hip Hop

Up and coming Experimental Electronica artist Nmwbu has recently released their 2020 EP “Nani”. While every track on the EP stands as a testament to their bold adventurous approach to Electronica, the perfect introduction is the standout single “Shots”.

The track kicks off with a minimalistic prelude before seamlessly switching into a glitchy, modern and stylistic soundscape which Nmwbu uses to sporadically lay down their Rap vocals.

There definitely no complaints when it comes to the instrumentals and the atmospheric allure which Shots contained. Yet, it was hard to find any synergy between the vocals and the instrumental melodies. That being said, Shots offers exactly the kind of experimentalism we endeavour to find in new music. So, we’re all too excited to see where Nmwbu takes his transcendentally spacey brand of Electronic Hip Hop next.

You can check out Shots for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


Awl – Hold Back: Glacially Entrancing Electronica

Until up and coming Electronica artist Awl dropped their latest mix “Hold Back” Breakbeat Electronica had never felt quite so glacial.

But instead of allowing the cold tones in Hold Back to create a bleak and drab soundscape, Awl was inventive with the ethereal layers of reverb he ran through the mix giving the instrumentals a uniquely nuanced transcendent entrancing vibe.

The London-based artist perceptibly hasn’t failed in stamping down their signature sound through Hold Back which is just one of the tracks which you will find on their 2020 4-track EP “Endless”. We really wish it was endless – there are very few soundscapes which are as easy to siphon the ambient catharsis from as the tracks you will find on Endless.

You can check out Hold Back for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


Dream Mode – Film: Sweet Glitchy Aural Transcendence

You could try to imagine what happens when an Electronica artist draws from Jazz, Psych Rock, and Hip Hop and takes to his synth’s to create hypnotically immersive soundscapes. Or, you could hit play on Dream Mode’s (JJ Giurano) latest single “Film”.

The sweet glitchy futuristic aural transcendence in the instrumental mix doesn’t just get points for ingenuity. The warmth of the gentle textures offers ample amounts of spacey ambient catharsis which will envelop you for the entire 6-minute duration.

Expect seamless progressions, a shimmering cinematic tone throughout, and perhaps most importantly, the realisation that you’ve just stumbled on exceptionally promising up and coming talent.

You can check out Dream Mode’s latest single Film for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


Atlas Castle – Falling Slowly: Artfully Serene Downtempo Electronica

“Falling Slowly” is the latest hypnotically track to be released from Copenhagen-based producer Atlas Castle. Any fans of transcendental Electronica are going to want to check out.

Atlas Castle found the perfect balance in tone with Falling Slowly. Allowing it to dark enough to be poignant, explorative and reflective, yet never allowing the track to reach the point of disconcertment for the listener.

There’s plenty of distinction to be found in Falling Slowly. But instead of the track resonating as experimental or alt electronica, it falls into the realms of artful ingenuity through the way Atlas Castle deftly toys with melodies, emotion and layers of aural aesthetic.

You can check out Atlas Castle’s latest track Falling Slowly for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


Holy Boy – Elegy: Gently Striking Dark Dreamwave

There are very few Dreamwave soundscapes which boast the same vice-like captivating grip as the standout single “Elegy” from Holy Boy (AKA Helene Alexandra Jæger).

There’s a slight nuanced touch of Art Pop within Elegy. Yet, the distinction in the soundscape is only matched by how accessible the gently striking single is. With everyone from David Lynch to Joy Division influencing the LA-based artist’s sound, you can rest assured that you’ll delve into an ethereally cathartic soundscape with Elegy.

With a highly anticipated debut album due to drop in 2020, there’s never been any better time to join the hype of Holy Boy’s monochrome mesmeric tones. Any fans of Portishead definitely won’t want to hang around in putting this artist on their radar

You can check out Holy Boy’s latest single Elegy by heading over to Spotify now.

Stay up to date with news of the release via Facebook.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


FØREST FIRES – Climate Change: Anthropocene Exploring EDM

Usually, I’d refer to dark and ominous Electronica tracks as ‘dystopian’. Yet, with FØREST FIRES’ 2019 Anthropocene exploring album “I/Ii” it’s a sobering reminder of the catastrophic times we are living in.

While escapism music is essential, music which reflects our reality is equally as necessary – even if what we see through those artful mirrors isn’t all too pretty.

Each track on the album aurally addresses a different facet of environmental disaster, but the perfect introduction to FØREST FIRES’ sound is the track “Climate Change”. The dread laden notes make excellent use of spatial effect throughout the ambient yet chilling track while sinister effects amplify the tensely immersive gravity of the single.

Climate Change is available to stream along with the rest of the album via Spotify.

Make sure you keep up to date with the latest releases from FØREST FIRES via Facebook as they’ve got a 12” vinyl in the works due to be released in February 2020.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


Shezi Rosewood – No Sleep: Expressively Versatile Urban EDM

US-based artist Shezi Rosewood’s latest single “No Sleep” is one of the most resonant insomnia-inspired singles we’ve heard in quite some time.

The expressively fluid polished mix doesn’t neatly fall into any genre. Instead, you’ll get the sense that Shezi Rosewood ran with their distinctively versatile production style to create a track which is impossibly easy to vibe and connect with.

No Sleep is a hypnotic lucid lullaby which unravels through smooth Trap beats sitting in a bed of downtempo gentle electronica which comes complete with witty evocative vocals which perfectly captures the frustration which surrounds insomnia. Shezi Rosewood aims to deliver music beyond what is currently available on the airwaves. After checking out No Sleep, it’s safe to say that he’s succeeded.

You can check out Shezi Rosewood’s latest single No Sleep for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


Bistro Boy – Forgive: A Transcendental Electronic Aural Ascension

When an electronica soundscape is so serene it becomes an emotional sensory experience, you know you’ve stumbled across aural gold. Which is exactly what happened when Icelandic Electronica artist Bistro Boy appeared on our radars with the transcendentally ambient release “Forgive”.

The evenly paced, deftly constructed instrumental ambient track may slightly pick up momentum as it progresses. Yet, the essence of Forgive lies in its ability to transport you to a higher plateau courtesy of the sublimely produced softly magnetic beats.

If a four-minute track doesn’t give you enough tension-stripping time to enter a zen-like state, then you’re in luck. Forgive is just one of the soundscapes to feature on Bistro Boy’s forthcoming album which is due to drop in 2020. Get Bistro Boy on your radar to make sure you don’t miss it.

You can embrace the mesmeric catharsis for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud and checking out Forgive for yourselves.

You can follow the artist via Facebook & Twitter.

Review by Amelia Vandergast