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video premiere: Matt Kivel – l.a. coliseum

MATT KIVEL

Matt Kivel shares the video for one of the standout tracks from his forthcoming 5th LP last night in america, a record inspired in part by what Kivel describes as that uniquely American ability to "to shrug and submerge terrible feelings...

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stream Maria Somerville’s All My People

ALL MY PEOPLE

Dublin's Maria Somerville just dropped her beautifully hypnotic and spectral new album All My People, which we described earlier this month as "gorgeous, hazy, distant-but-intimate dream pop that at times recalls a more bucolic Grouper". Get lost in the record below, and pick up the limited white vinyl 12" here (1 copy left as of this posting!), or purchase the regular vinyl edition directly from Maria at one of her upcoming shows, or at your local (online) record store:

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premiere: Maria Somerville – This Way

This Way _ art

We've been entranced for weeks by the title track from Galway, Ireland artist Maria Somerville's forthcoming self-released debut LP All My People, an eerie, vaguely foreboding lullaby that Maria says was influenced as much by experimental, ambient, and club music as it was by traditional Irish folk ballads...

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Kell Kellum – Slip/Fall

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Consider this the start of a very soothing trend: after somehow making it through the first 13 years of this blog without posting up any ambient pedal steel jams (that I can recall), here's the second one this month...

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video premiere: Best Fern – I Know You Know

I KNOW YOU

Montreal ambient dream-pop duo Alexia Avina + Nick Schofield -- aka Best Fern -- gently ease us into the weekend with the video for their exquisite new single. If you enjoyed the duo's soothing a-ha cover or Avina's beautiful recent solo record, you'll definitely want to take a moment to bask in the cozy, soft-lit warmth of "I Know You Know" and its dreamily gauzy accompanying visuals, which were filmed, directed, and edited by Miriam Brellenthin...

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video premiere: Barry Walker – Ediacaran Moonrise

BARRY WALKER MOONRISE

Getting some serious vintage nature doc/educational filmstrip nostalgia from this meditative gem from Barry Walker's glorious new record Diaspora Urkontinent, coming soon via our friends at Driftless...

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video premiere: Christina Vantzou – At Dawn

CHRISTINE VANTZOU

Belgium-based minimalist ambient composer Christina Vantzou shares a spectral 16MM short film, soundtracked by Vantzou's beautifully glacial and elegiac "At Dawn," one of the gorgeous highlights from her utterly immersive, trance-inducing forthcoming fourth full-length for Kranky...

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premiere: Joseph Shabason – Aytche

AYTCHE

Here's the most calming, dreamlike track you'll hear today: saxophonist Joseph Shabason, who you know from his work in Destroyer and as part of brilliant Toronto band DIANA, shares the first single from his beautiful new solo record Aytche, out this summer on esteemed Austin label Western Vinyl...

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download Caroline Polachek’s soothing instrumental album Drawing The Target Around The Arrow

CEP Drawing The Target Around The Arrow

Chairlift's Caroline Polachek shares an expansive and immersive instrumental album of "functional" ambient music under the name CEP (her initials), via The Creative Independent. Entirely composed, produced, and mixed by Polachek, the soothing Drawing The Target Around The Arrow (she describes the album as "something for dance performances or yoga or just walking") is out today on Panonica, and you can download it for free here...

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listen to Kedr Livanskiy’s icy new winter mix

KEDR LIGHTS DALLAS TEXAS

To tide us over while we anxiously await the follow-up to her brilliant 2016 debut release January Sun, Russian Kedr Livanskiy has shared a beautiful and otherworldly new winter mix, complete with the seasonally appropriate tags #ambient, #russianexperimental, and #sadgood...

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