Elysee – Something Special
16 meticulously constructed minutes that blossom at their half way point. Stick with it. This exceptional talent out of France fuses minimal elements and live instrumentation to convey very real emotion. Definitely follow up with his work for Canada’s Archipel and Berlin’s Sleep Is Commercial. Download on Beatport.
Moss Garden – In The Silence of the Subconscious
Lee Anthony Norris and Dimitar Dodovski combine ambient and techno theory for a gratifying, yet desolate full length experience. The album’s warmer moments contrast with chilly, dub-laden passages that leave you stranded with break-taking views. This promising duo have an earlier EP also worth your time. Download on Bandcamp.
Jokers Of The Scene
The clear favorite on this ambient-themed compilation from Adam Marshall’s New Kanada imprint. Not a roster generally known for their work in the ambient sector, but we’re starting to see a lot more artists try to reach out and expand their horizons. It’s often either a clear hit or miss. This piece from Jokers Of The Scene follows through. Download on Beatport.
Tone Color – The Last Day
Rich textures, vivid field sounds and emotive arrangements star in this beautiful full length effort from Manchester’s Andy Lomas. Rare to hear such expertly crafted sounds on an artist’s debut. A must-listen for any budding ambient enthusiast (oh, and the album is free).Download on Bandcamp.