Rich c90 creates loops and drones using modular synthesizers. His work explores the processes of decay and disintegration, and the ways in which they can be transformative and creative. He lives in Berlin. Featured below are his tracks “Für Mai” and “Neglect”.
Andrew Tasselmyer is an ambient musician and field recordist from Baltimore, MD, now living in Philadelphia, PA. His music focuses on recordings of distinctive sounds from specific places, overlaid with delicate, emotive ambient textures and drones. Featured below is his April 2017 album Resonant Moments available from Bandcamp.
n3gabeats, created in 2013, is the project of Ukrainian producer Egor Gushin. “Nega” in English translation means “Bliss”. The project was created as an experimental one, so he did not place any genre behind it, although the very first tracks were of a chill character. The latest release of the artist, Fragments EP, published by London label Insight Music, was made in the `ambient` style although the artist himself refers to this style as `postmemories` and `postfeels`.
The artist also collaborates with such labels as Desla (Russia), IMMINENT (Russia) and NINETOFIVE (Sweden). The tracks are saturated with the atmosphere of the sounds of the vinyl environment and melancholy. His work has earned the support of artists such as Vacant, Blanc, Glo, unquote, Craset and SqzMe. Last year, n3gabeats performed with the set at the HALWI electronic music festival which was held in his native city Kharkov.
Factory is an ambient/drone producer from the US. His music has previously been featured on Kage Recordings and Harrow Recordings.
Featured below is his recent release “Pity”.
Starting as a producer for others’ music, Josh began composing his own instrumental pieces in 2013. His music has been heavily influenced by the works of Thomas Bergersen and Tony Anderson. With a strong drive toward creating piano-driven cinematic pieces, Josh aims to share emotional snapshots of his life through his music. His featured compositions include “Young Summer” and “Family” from his 2017 album Benjamin . Of “Young Summer” he writes, “This song is dedicated to my new baby boy, Benjamin. It was created with the feeling of longing for summers when I was younger: Relaxation, beautiful scenery, and no responsibility.”
Official Website: http://www.joshleakemusic.com/
Composer Ivan Krasnov music project, Dessin Bizarre, consists of acoustic, ambient, and electronic music. Being an inquiring and open-minded person who travels a lot, Ivan realizes music is a part of his personality. He finds inspiration and beauty in various sources that undoubtedly reflects in his search for new sounds and experimentation with different musical instruments and styles. His recent releases include “Distances”, “Air Sculpture”, and “Movement”.
Richard Alfaro is an ambient producer from Texas. He says, “Music has always been a key part of my life. My productions are a reflection of myself on any given day. As a producer I’m always exploring different blends of synthetic and acoustic sounds. I create music as an outlet/introspective. My music can be egotistical in the sense that I focus on creating a sound I want to listen to, without concern for others. I’m always exploring new techniques and pushing my sound into different directions.”
Murmler (aka. Martin Loecker) is an ambient artist and film sound designer/engineer from Salzburg, Austria. He has a big interest in music, films and performing arts. His tracks (which he also performs live) are done by a wide range of sound processing and sound modification. He has a cinematic background and will always favour musical expression over technology.
Twenty-one year old Clément “Blackbird” Gobbo is a French college student in musicology and has just started playing viola. He says,”My music is mainly focused on future garage and ambient drawing inspiration from sampling techniques like Burial’s and recording bits of music here and there, then modifying them my own way.”
Release Date: 3.15.17
Dylan C. Jones
Dylan C. Jones is a composer and sound designer who works primarily in movie trailers and television. He attended the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music to receive a BMA in Commercial Music Production. While there, his education consisted of both jazz and classical while at the same time exploring avenues of contemporary songwriting and film scoring.
Though most of his portfolio consists of hard-hitting trailer-esque music, his love for ambient music stems from the atmosphere that the genre can create alongside visual media such as video games. And it’s because of that that his ambient music generally has a more “cinematic” sound to it. Even though he does not consider himself an ambient composer, he does see ambient music as a strong representative of his true self when it comes to composing, and as a way to escape from the high demands of the rest of his work. He will be releasing a new album called Float in May.
Featured below is his album Cycle including his singles “Air” and “Far”
Official Website: https://www.dylancjones.com/
Six years ago Levi Patel discovered a Rhian Sheehan album that allowed him to discover other artists such as Sigur Rós, Ólafur Arnalds, and Nils Frahm. Now twenty four, he has paved his own musical journey. Using live instrument recordings as a cornerstone of his sound, his music reflects the intensity of emotion. He has just released his new album Affinity of which he says, “This album has been at the centre of my life for the past four years and I couldn’t be more excited to share it with you.”
Release Date: 4.7.17
Official Website: http://levipatel.com
Shaun Allaway is a composer whose music captures the imagination. He describes his musical experience as follows: “As I entered through this storm of enchanting melodies and gifted abilities, I then saw a piano that was too big for me to play when I was only three. My first impression was just to play to see what it would sound like. When I grew up to eight years old, my father taught me chords but only that alone. I followed it through since I had no friends growing up as a child and the piano was the only one and only. I started to listen to Mozart, picked up his rotation, his habits, and his progression. I duplicated, I corrected it and took then took it deeper to sound like my own Amadeus. Now I have composed over 10,000 songs since then as I mix myself with Mozart’s Techniques and Vivaldi’s Symphonies combined.”
Featured below are his new releases “A Dying Light” and “Deeper and Deeper” from his Down the Spiral series.
Official Website: https://www.numberonemusic.com/shaunallaway
Yoyu started creating electronic music in the late 1980s and has been mutating his sound ever since; a process deeply intertwined with his own spiritual development. He says, “Yoyu is my pseudonym for ambient music — intended for meditation, yoga, and inner exploration. I strive to alchemize the principles of space, discipline and peace into a sound that can support and bring healing.”
He takes a minimalist approach to melody and arrangement; at times, repetitive (mantra-like) musical phrases, and other-times, organic/emergent flowings. He says, “I sometimes use MIDI generators and alternative-creative interfaces, allowing for intuition, chance, and some rules to guide the process. In live performance, I try as much as possible to play from an unrehearsed state and improvise from prepared themes and musical sketches – bringing better alignment between listener and sound.”
Release Date: 4.7.17
Official Website: http://nomorewords.ca/
Personal Bandcamp: https://nomorewords.bandcamp.com/
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