Thom's work spans the greater part of three decades and has effectively emblazoned itself on to the framework of the genre.Read More
Chihei's rather prolific output is something to be commended and respected, but it is his ability to consistently release projects that sound just as good as the one preceding it that has earned the sound-smith significant admiration over the years.Read More
Paul Williams is a student of the legendary Berlin School movement. Taking key inspiration from the atmospheric synthesis of some of the school's biggest names, Paul and his associates formed Quarkspace. The band quickly caught the attention of the Ohio's electronic music scene in the 80's with their groovy, psychedelic synths and psuedo-ambient textures.Read More
There isn't much that I can say about Aural Imbalance that hasn't been said already. Simply put, the man is genius. Tracks from his earlier days such as 4th Dimension and Realm of Innocence played a tremendous role in developing my tastes during my rookie days as a drum & bass fan.Read More
Lately i've been listening to a copious amount of ambient music so i've decided to share some of my favorite albums from the genre with you. As with my DnB article, these are in no particular order and I am more than likely missing some as I am constantly discovering new albums and artists. However these are some albums that have had a lasting impact on me.Read More
Lansing’s John Beltran is an electronic musician hailing from Lansing, Michigan. For the better part of two decades, John has been releasing tracks tinged with deep ambient and balearic influences that have all melted together to give him a futuristic, but earthy sound. He began to elevate to prominence after his debut album Earth and Nightfall garnered attention and praise in the Detroit Techno scene.Read More
Florida’s Greg Kyryluk has been producing stellar dub and psychedelic ambient music under monikers like Alpha Wave Movement, Within Reason, and Open Canvas for over two decades now. Emerging with the “Berlin School” (a collection of producers who created the backbone for what we now classify as ambient electronica during the 70s and 80s) Greg has found an audience byinterpreting and transforming the classic sound this genre is known for decades.Read More
California’s Robert Rich has become inextricably linked to the rise of the ambient movement of the late 70s and 80s due to his marvelous ear for grounded, yet complex compositions. When juxtaposed against the “Berlin School”, a group of producers releasing synthesizer heavy sci-fi ambient, his work has a much more nomadic and terra driven flavor.Read More
Edgaras Žakevičius (or perhaps better known by his moniker Stellardrone) has been producing ambient, science-fiction inspired tracks since 2009. Influenced by the works of pioneers like Brian Eno and Klaus Schulze, as well other legends such as Pete Namlook and Jonn Serrie, Edgaras has been effortlessly paying homage to the original synthesizer based ambient movement of the late 70's and 80's.
In spite of the fact that Edgaras has been producing virtuoso level ambient music since the inception of his Stellardrone project, he has opted to release all of his music for free, with the intention of reaching the masses and fostering artistic community and solidarity amongst listeners and creators.
The Lithuanian native continues to dazzle and has fans eagerly awaiting the release of his seventh album.Read More
It wasn’t until last year that I discovered his most recent album “Stories From the Forest” and it quickly became one of my favorites. It could quite possibly be my most played album from start to finish. I went camping in the Upper Peninsula here in Michigan last summer and listened to it in it’s entirety every night on my way to sleep as a way to mesh with the earthly landscapes of Greater Michigan. Masterfully produced, real, and slightly haunting, this album perfectly encapsulates the dark, lush, Michigan wilderness at night. A wilderness that in many respects, draws comparisons to Thom’s current stomping grounds in Washington.Read More
Back in 2006 I found myself feverishly searching for new music after I had fallen in love with the anime Samurai Champloo. Sam Champ was a mashup that managed to seamlessly blend the best elements of old school Hip Hop and the fluid animation style Japan has become so renown for into an exhilarating and surprisingly philosophical journey.Read More
If you’ve been following the site pretty faithfully you know that LSD had a HUGE impact on almost every single facet of my life. It changed the way I at looked music, film and of course, art in general. By deconstructing reality, I learned so much about the inner workings of the human experience and why we love to create. As a writer and musician myself, I decided that it would be a good idea to ask some of my favorite artists about their own personal experiences in regards to their craft, but psychedelics as well. Ultimately, that's why I started the website in the first place.Read More