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Music to Meditate and Make to (by yours truly)

posted on 30 Sep 2019 at 9:50 pm
Writing Impossible Music has revived my interest in writing music in a big way. I’ve been releasing it too, under the name “the_adelaidean”. These works are all new, but they often begin with compositions or samples I created in my

2018 in Music

posted on 10 Dec 2018 at 5:20 pm
Last year, I wrote that I was living in the past. Today, in yesterday’s tomorrow, I can see where that urge for familiarity and, to a certain degree, comfort came from. You can’t keep reaching up without at least occasionally looking down at your

2017 in Music

posted on 20 Dec 2017 at 12:18 am
Put 2017 down as the year Jeffrey Koepper rekindled my love of the Berlin School–although it would be fair to say that my adoration of analogue sequencing could never really be extinguished. From the moment my father bought me a Tangerine Dream

2016 in Music

posted on 31 Dec 2016 at 10:00 pm
I’m not sure I’ve explored a single new ambient artist this year, which is a reflection on my state of mind rather than the state of the music industry. It’s been a year of reinvention and complication on the professional and person

2015 in Ambience

posted on 31 Dec 2015 at 12:02 am
This was a weird year for me, music-wise. I practically inhaled all of Steven Wilson‘s backlist (including Porcupine Tree and other collaborations), which left little space for my usual ambient explorations. Also, I finally bailed on eMusic. So

Awesome Ambient 2014

posted on 25 Dec 2014 at 8:05 pm
It’s been an unusual year for me, music-wise. First, I finally bailed on eMusic.com, for basically doing everything in their power to piss off their non-USian customers. Previously, they were my main source of ambient music, via their recommendatio

Sounds for a Chilled-Out Apocalypse

posted on 13 Dec 2012 at 1:12 am
Regular followers will know that I’ve been compiling my annual ambient music list for several years now (2011, 2009, 2008 – not sure what happened to 2010). It’s that time of year again. Here are my top five individual tracks for 2012, in a

ambience for the old year

posted on 2 Jan 2012 at 10:45 pm
I’m in the process of downloading my first ambient album for 2012 (this one) and it occurred to me that I hadn’t posted my favourites from 2011. I listen to ambient electronic music constantly, so the search is always on for new sounds to

a small coincidence

posted on 9 Nov 2006 at 3:16 pm
The first time I read Sir Arthur C Clarke’s A Fall of Moondust, I was excited to see that two of the characters, Pat Harris and Robert Bryant, shared my birthday, May 23rd. This coincidence of dates sent a little shiver through my innocent, pre

on titles and automated sprinklers

posted on 3 Nov 2006 at 2:36 pm
At the end of this post I’ve listed the names of my current top twelve favourite ambient tracks. Their titles fascinate me. Underworld, by far the most famous of any of these artists, seems to be deliberately drawing attention to itself, or try