Lilting and haunting, as fragile as glass, as deep as the ocean. The second EP from poppy nogood is filled with introspective ambient drones and melodies crafted from violin, guitar and voice.
After years of silently releasing material without so much as a whisper, the mysterious hxw hxw (romanised from the Ancient Greek, meaning ‘echo echo’) brings us its first single ‘a body of water is a kind of mirror, i suppose’. These two songs have been remixed specifically for this release using elements taken from the upcoming album ‘narcissus stripped bare by his own eyes, even’.
Regular Fwonk* artists Phirnis and Katarrhaktes have colluded to devise this split LP. Resting somewhere between noise and ambience, Sleepers recalls the uncomfortable mode of comfort between the comatose and wakeful states. Fragments of sound play back like phantom memories, washing and repeating upon themselves as waves upon the shores of the mind.
Music for Quiet Listening lives up to it’s title. This is ambient music as pure minimalist, smooth drones. And it sounds gorgeous. DR weaves together warm textures to create perfect headphone music for creating your own personal cocoon, sheltered from the noise of the world.
After some time contributing to the Fwonk compilations and being one half of Venona Pers, echosonic has stirred from his torpor to create a winter-inspired single-track EP that moves from grainy textures through woozy electronica and drone ambient all in the space of 12 minutes. Never straying far from an effects chain, this single heralds some new material coming in the new year.
With Phantom Frequencies, The Ambient Society deliver four tracks of fluttering beats, dub delays and spaced out soundscapes. Drenched in lovely reverb, mixing ambient, dub and psychedelia with a stunning crystal clear production, its available in both FLAC and MP3 320kbps format.