Category Archives: Ambient

SONG OF THE DAY Matthew Halsall & The Gondwana Orchestra – A Far Away Place

I have been listening to so much Matthew Halsall lately, his music has such a magical effect on me and I can’t get enough of it.  I find his blend of jazz and ambient sounds to be so perfectly balanced, … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Matthew Halsall – Music For a Dancing Mind

The Listening Post Blog is a big,big fan of Matthew Halsall (see my previous posts here and here) and has spent the afternoon listening to his most gorgeously sublime award-winning album, On The Go. Wonderfully composed by the Manchester-based DJ, bandleader and trumpeter, … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Juana Molina – Cosoco

Juana Molina first came to my attention in 2014 when I was watching some Glastonbury footage on TV, her performance completely stood out for me, so much so I featured the unique, bass-driven sounds of Eras shortly after. Hailing from Argentina, Juana … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Jenny Hval – Female Vampire

Norwegian artist Jenny Hyal released her sixth studio album, Blood Bitch in September via Sacred Bones Records and, for me, this is a new an interesting discovery. Reading about the writing process behind this album, I discovered how Hyal’s fascination with Vampiric … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Denitia and Sene – The Rum Diaries

NYC duo Denetia and Sene, aka Denitia Odigie and Brian “Sene” Marc, came together in 2011, fusing their diverse musical backgrounds into a diverse musical melting pot consisting of electronica, hip hop, funk and minimalist underground pop. Last Friday saw the … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Ry X – Howling

The Acid singer’s solo project saw the release of first album, ‘Dawn’ this May which is a captivating wash of soul, folk and electronica. Featuring on this album is the single, ‘Howling’ which displays some of Ry X’s fine falsetto … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Mood Tattooed – Velvet

Last month I came upon the delightful otherworldly delights of Hagan Knauth,  a young singer-songwriter, composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist going by the name of Mood Tattooed.  What instantly struck me about his music was just how completely sublime it is, … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Tycho – Epoch

San-Franciscan band Tycho is an ambient music project led by primary composer, songwriter and producer, Scott Hansen.  Also known as ISO50 for his photographic and design works, Hansen’s music evolves around a combination of downtempo vintage-style synthesizers, ambient melodies and … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Mood Tattooed – Virginia’s Monster

So impressed with yesterday’s discovery I took a little look to see if there are any other tracks available from Mood Tattooed’s forthcoming album..and there was this one. With its curious title, ‘Virginia’s Monster’ is a fascinating, after-dark trip into … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Mood Tattooed – Outsider

Less than a minute into this song and my ears were on full alert; what was this wondrous music unfolding before me, I had to know?  Delicate acoustics, wistful vocals and an infectious, soothing melody swirl together to create a weightless, … Continue reading

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