Drone, ambient music, folk, and more come together on this new shyly voiced Ô Paon EP, which was recorded in the magical land of Anacortes, Washington. There must be a lot of rough, noisy textures around those parts, because that’s what this EP is full of. Gentle drones with subtly thunderous characteristics! Somehow, Geneviève Elverum’s vocals find their place amongst this slow-moving chaos, and they sound pretty moving! Give a listen, enjoy!
Canadian music producer Tim Hecker returns with a stunning collection of tracks that make for some of the most beautiful music I’ve heard this year.
Seattle electronic music duo Blue Sky Black Death have taken things in a new direction with their new album Glaciers. Oh, their music is as lush and as chill as ever, but this new effort sees the twosome crafting sprawling ambient and instrumental hip hop odysseys that range from 8 to 14 minutes in length. Above, give a listen to the LP’s second track, featuring a captivating vocal performance from Child Actor.
Glaciers is out now via Fake Four, and can be streamed in its entirety here. Enjoy!
Daniel Lopatin’s latest full-length sees him stepping away from the extreme sampling that made 2011′s Replica so thrilling. Instead, he rests on his passion for tightly sequenced synths, and there are some somewhat engaging results.
Tim Hecker has offered another teaser for his forthcoming album Virgins via a Sabrina Ratté-directed video for new single “Black Refraction.” The majestic piano piece is fittingly accompanied by a stream of grainy, kaleidoscopic visuals shot in an around a cathedral. Check it out above!
Virgins will be released October 14 on Kranky. Last month, Hecker shared the track “Virginal II,” which you can stream here.
As we’ve already mentioned, electronic music producer Four Tet has a new album coming out titled Beautiful Rewind, and there’s a new track from it streaming above. While it maintains the particularly rigid assembly of electronic sequences that have been prevalent in Tet’s recent works, it does smooth things out a bit with some beautiful female vocal samples. Enjoy!
Last month, ambient musician Julianna Barwick dropped her sophomore LP Nepenthe, among the most delicate and ethereal releases of the year. Be sure to check out this breathtaking rendition of album highlight “‘The Harbinger,” which she performed live on a lakeshore in Iceland for La Blogothèque’s Take Away Shows.
Nepenthe is out now via Dead Ocean Records.
Check out the new video from electronic musician, Shigeto. “Detroit Part 1″ is taken from his new album No Better Time Than Now and is accompanied by a music video that manages to be simultaneously bleak and kaleidoscopic. It’s a fitting esthetic for Shigeto’s jazzy, chilled-out blend of instrumental hip hop and ambient music. Enjoy!
No Better Time Than Now is out now via Ghostly International.
Oneohtrix Point Never has shared another track from his upcoming Warp Records debut R Plus Seven. The serene and pristine “Problem Areas” is accompanied by a Salvador Dalí-esque music video comprised of surreal, CGI household items. Choice imagery includes an alarm clock bursting with gummy worms and a model ship in a Gatorade bottle.
R Plus Seven will be released on September 30th via Warp Records.