A Strangely Isolated Place is a music community and label, dedicated to bringing you inspirational electronica and ambient music.
Created in 2008, the name of the site wasn’t picked on the brilliance of Ulrich Schnauss’ album alone, but also because of the belief that everyone is inspired by their own strangely isolated place. From big to small, from the surreal to the real, from the instantaneous moments to the epic journeys; the music that’s posted here is what we deem to be the perfect spark, partner or prelude to defining a strangely isolated place.
Thanks to everyone who has supported the site and releases over the years. Ryan.
Full-time vinyl addict, part-time DJ, this site began as a muse for me to gather my favourite music. It’s now a labour of love and I’ve enjoyed growing and meeting a community of amazing, likeminded artists and producers. Read about my journey with ambient music here.
A good friend and guest wordsmith on The Places Series releases. The man that can compose masterpieces with letters and describe that amazing feeling you get from a track to a tee. Reef also writes for Clash Magazine and Loud & Quiet, curated here, and when he’s not busy doing that, he posts more musical musings here. Also, if you ever see a real-life angry Haribo kid, you probably just met Reef. We meet in the middle on all music fronts.
Greg Price / Hive
ASIP iPhone App developer / Places Series Map
That amazing iPhone app we’re lucky to have, was made a reality by Greg Price at The Hive. A pleasure to work with and a talent at all things too technical for my limited skill-set. See http://madebyhive.com/ to see what else they are up to.
Nick Brzostowski / Glassup & Stoski
Uncharted Places Artwork
Nick is one half of http://www.glassupandstoski.co.uk/, a talented bunch of individuals doing some great creative work. We bonded over some early Y2K compilations at University; in particular, Way Out West’s ‘Earth’ and Roni Size. “Stoski’s” art has always blown my mind, so I was over the moon when he agreed to do the creative for the Uncharted Places LP release.
When the first ever mix was posted on here, the artwork was all over the place. Dorian began creating his own style so he could make the mixes look neat in his iTunes library and he then very kindly offered to provide the template so I could continue with his simple aesthetic. Check out some of his other artwork – some beautiful abstract drawings. http://www.doriandenes.com/