New album Water Sine, by Nick Schofield

2018-05-07 05:50:16 UTC

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Nick performs and records with Saxsyndrum, Best Fern, and Rêves Sonores. As to why he’s waited until now to produce work under his own name, Schofield says, “I’ve always worked on music under a moniker or as a band, so this is somewhat exposed solo territory for me. Having grown up going to galleries and exhibitions with my mom, I always held high regard for artists who go by their own name. Personally, it implies acceptance. This music is ‘me’, it just felt like the most natural nomenclature.”

Nick Schofield continues the ambient tradition pioneered by Hiroshi Yoshimura and Brian Eno, allowing for the soothing effects to wash over us all.

Schofield is a Montreal-based musician, producer and radio host with a BFA in Electroacoustic Studies from Concordia University.

Comprised of minimal instrumentation and field-recordings, Water Sine is a soundtrack for sleep; an antidote to insomnia. Softness and simplicity. A sound that beckons for tranquility and release.

Water Sine started in June 2016 as a way to create music more fluidly, using somewhat specific production parameters that guided the compositions. Schofield used just one synthesizer (Yamaha PSS-270), one effect pedal (BOSS RV-3) and an Edirol field-recorder.

“Even though I tracked with Ableton Live, I treated the DAW like a 4-track recorder, so I had limited channels and editing options. The music itself is very much my way of coping with insomnia and tapping my nocturnal creative energy.”

Track List


1.Sky or Wall 01:26 video

2.Pale Blue Dot 03:32

3.Coe Hill 03:44

4.Isle of Sky 04:48

5.Viktoriapark 01:13

6.Fairy Pools 04:42

7.Underpass 02:14

8.Garage Prelude 03:24

9.Passing Place 04:45

10.Schönefeld 08:27

11.Balsam Lake 04:27

12.Kibale Park 05:14


Genre : ambient, canadian, experimental, field, recording, instrumental, meditation, montreal, nick, schofield, water, sine, cinematic, electronic, Halifax

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New album Narrow Escape by The Orchestra Of Mirrored Reflections

2018-04-27 06:01:09 UTC

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The Orchestra Of Mirrored Reflections  plays deep and touching music, smooth dark jazz, ambient, neoclassical, for your dreams. The Orchestra Of Mirrored Reflections is an ensemble originated in Benares, India, formed around writer/producer and multi-instrumentalist Jol Tai - who had heard this music while he was staying at Manikarnika Ghat - The place of cremation - the holy place in India, thinking of love death and beauty - sharpening the skills of self awareness and acceptation of all, along with his music skills, inspired by amazing improvised music - free form of existence. Later, when he came back to Ukraine - he gained access to different music tools and that's how it started.

Track List

1.Dissociative Fugue 06:31

2.Narrow Escape 08:16

3.Marvelous Journey 10:19

4.Le Printemps arrive dans l'Hémisphère Nord 03:25

5.Stay Low 05:52

6.Fire Burns Brighter In The Dark 07:05

7.ton.ko vs. Jol Tai - You Know (bonus) 03:55


Genre : jazz, low, rock, ambient, dark, darkjazz, frequency, future, meditation, noir, post-jazz, psychedelic

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New album Captured Whispers by Dan Caine

2017-12-04 06:40:27 UTC

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Dan Caine is ambient / post-rock musician from Merseyside, England. Caine uses powerful, layered guitar melodies to create an atmosphere of an intense range of thought and emotion as he explores the depths of the human psyche. His music is a free-flow of subconscious urge and instinct; a deep dive into the unhindered world of the Id. Much like a fine wine, these meditative works expose more and more of their depth with each listen, and like a mood ring, they morph and change to reflect the state of the listener perceiving them. Caine’s music is also richly melodic and is layered with vibrant textures, created primarily from his collection of guitars, producing brooding atmospheres and serene sonic landscapes.

The Jackson Pollock of ambient post-rock, Caine is a master of breaking music down to its most basic elements, and arranging them in a work of abstract purity. This enables the listener to explore their own connections to the sound and engage with the piece less as a listener, and more as an observer of aural art. His music is broad and guiding, yet flexible and undemanding, allowing the observer a space with which to process their own humanity within it.

Dan Caine, born in 1988 in Wirral, England, first picked up the guitar at age 15, inspired by a lot of alternative music, as well as his own father who played the classical guitar. He has had no formal musical training or tutoring, save for being taught a few basic chords from his father. He realised early on that making music was a great way of expressing himself and began recording his experimentations as a hobby. Eventually, in 2013, he published his first album, “Ephemeris”, which was a collection of some of his best ambient pieces that he had made of over the previous years. Since then, his music has evolved and has primarily drawn on influences from ambient, post-rock and new-age music. 

"Captured Whispers" is a collection of ambient / post-rock songs recorded between 2012-2017, that have never officially been released until now.

Track List


  • Lucid Dreams - 03:07 
  • Restless Waves - 07:48 
  • In the Deep Woods - 03:52 
  • Change of Heart - 04:54 
  • Quintessence - 07:20 
  • Emerge - 04:58 
  • Above and Beyond - 05:41 
  • Vaults - 05:00 
  • Altered State - 03:47 
  • Expansion - 06:43 
  • Captured Whispers - 06:18


Genre : ambient, inspirational, post-rock, chillout, england, guitar, instrumental, meditation, new, age, post, rock, relaxation, shoegaze, soundscape

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New EP Journey Through an Open Mind by Dan Caine

2017-08-29 21:50:27 UTC

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Dan Caine is ambient/post-rock musician from Merseyside, England. A pioneer in the movement, Caine uses powerful, layered guitar melodies to create an atmosphere of an intense range of thought and emotion as he explores the depths of the human psyche. His music is a free-flow of subconscious urge and instinct; a deep dive into the unhindered world of the Id. Much like a fine wine, these meditative works expose more and more of their depth with each listen, and like a mood ring, they morph and change to reflect the state of the listener perceiving them. Caine’s music is also richly melodic and is layered with vibrant textures, created primarily from his collection of guitars, producing brooding atmospheres and serene sonic landscapes.

The Jackson Pollock of ambient post-rock, Caine is a master of breaking music down to its most basic elements and arranging them in a work of abstract purity. This enables the listener to explore their own connections to the sound and engage with the piece less as a listener, and more as an observer of aural art. His music is broad and guiding, yet flexible and undemanding, allowing the observer space with which to process their own humanity within it.

Dan Caine, born in 1988 in Wirral, England, first picked up the guitar at age 15, inspired by a lot of alternative music, as well as his own father who played the classical guitar. He has had no formal musical training or tutoring, save for being taught a few basic chords from his father. He realized early on that making music was a great way of expressing himself and began recording his experimentations as a hobby. Eventually, in 2013, he published his first album, “Ephemeris”, which was a collection of some of his best ambient pieces that he had made of over the previous years. Since then, his music has evolved and has primarily drawn on influences from ambient, post-rock and new-age music. 

Track List


  • Journey Through an Open Mind - 10:29 
  • Arcus - 05:34 
  • Take Flight - 07:00 
  • The Space Between Thoughts - 04:25


Genre : ambient, post-rock, atmospheric, chillout, instrumental, meditation, newage, post, rock, relaxation, shoegaze, soundscape

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A703 Deluxe Edition by NAAL

2017-05-10 03:12:58 UTC

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NAAL is the surrealist, drone/rock project of Chicago native Dave Mantel. Characterized by a sonic journey taken between more traditional instrumental post-rock, and the fringe elements of ambient, noise, drone, and field recordings, NAAL is a project that wanders freely between elements of all of those genres, while juxtaposing their individual elements to create a unique sonic palate.

Formed in 2013 with the release of the debut project titled Wilderlands, NAAL has released 4 EP's, with a debut full-length announced for a 2017 release. Each of the past three releases, 2014’s “Compass” and “Chaos Monsters,” and 2015’s “TIME” EP, charted as best-sellers on Bandcamp. Beyond his recordings, NAAL has begun to bring a live show audio/visual experience that focuses on the mellower side of the project. Long, texturally complex soundscapes are complimented by an ambient visual experience aimed at exploring dark, metaphysical and surrealist themes.

A703 is a slow, intricate walk through several years worth of dark, complicated emotional landscapes, compiled together to create a listening experience that will both relax and challenge the listener. The slow drones and complex textures give voice to both a deep sadness, and a deep hope. Of the new album, Mantel says, “There's an idea in Japanese that has captured me- 'mono no aware'- which is an awareness of the impermanence of everything. But, at the same time, not letting that overwhelm or immobilize you. It's a gentle sadness of things. But that idea of simple awareness is not where I want this story to end... That is the concept for the album.”

The first full length album from NAAL, A703’s soundscapes are charged with the weight of their author's own emotional darkness. This album is unlike NAAL's past releases in both the volume of work, and the compositional and instrumental restraint involved in the process. Leaving behind the more traditional post-rock vibe of the project's previous releases, A703 fully embraces the “drone” side of the so called “drone/rock” genre Mantel has coined.

The slow moving chord structures made up of layers of guitar and synthesizer textures, combined with bits of field recordings taken over the course of some of these aforementioned defining emotional moments, create ambient and droning atmospheres that are at once intricately complex and utterly benign. Although these 7 tracks are, for their author, ultimately about mortality and the fleetingness of the temporal, in the depth of the music, there seems to be a glimmer of light. In the end, Mantel says, the interpretation remains up to the listener, “That's the beautiful thing about making the kind of music I make. I can write something out of the deepest feelings of sadness and pain, and someone can listen to those same lines and feel hope in the middle of that. That's really all I want from this project. Yes, there is sadness, there is death. But I have to believe that there is also life.” A703 releases on June 30th, digitally everywhere and physically at NaalMusic.com

Track List

  • The Hell We Cary With Us 
  • When Our Heroes Die 
  • No One Saves You 
  • The Great Wait - 05:05 video
  • We Haven't Located Us Yet

  • We'll Be OK, But Never The Same
  • This Is Not Our Ordinary Life


Genre : ambient, drone, experimental, field, recordings, meditation, post-hardcore, post-rock, soundscapes, spiritual

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