Alva Noto

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Neither scene nor heard: a journey through ambient music

I’ve seen a few articles over the past few years detailing the best ambient albums, the state of ambient or the return of ambient, and whilst they’re often very positive for the genre, the artists and every other person involved in making this type of music, I can’t help but feel a bit empty after reading … Continue reading »

ASIP – Fragments from the horizon

I never know where a mix inspiration is going to come from, or where it’s going to take me. That’s the fun of it I guess. However on hindsight, this one did end up having a particular theme to it which i’ve tried to describe with the words below and the main artwork. I hope … Continue reading »

ASIP – SpacesFM Guestmix

SpacesFM is one of my guaranteed audio stop-overs for ambient and cinematic music and has been for several years now, ever since I found a mix by the site’s curator, Latty. Featuring many exclusive mixes, interviews and features such as ‘The Composer Series’ as well as home to the Cinematics radio show which also airs … Continue reading »

isolatedmix 31 – Ametsub

A hero in his home nation, Ametsub often finds himself sitting alongside Sigur Ros, My Bloody Valentine, and even The Beach Boys on Japanese record shelves. Since his first album in 2006, Akihito has become some-what of a national prodigy for electronic music and given his well-earned national respect, it’s unsurprising to see his latest album … Continue reading »

Bloc 2012: Jon Hopkins, OPN, Monolake and Alva Noto

I remember looking at the Bloc lineup in 2009 and seeing Ulrich Schnauss scheduled for what must’ve been a very rare festival appearance at the time. Needless to say I didn’t get to go, but I won’t be making the same mistake this time around given Bloc 2012 is right on my doorstep in sunny-old … Continue reading »