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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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premiere: stream Airbird’s No Origin EP

AIRBIRD NO ORIGIN

The ever-prolific Joel Ford follows up his stellar run of diverse recent releases from Young Ejecta, Airbird & Napolian, and Autre Ne Veut (among others) with a dazzling new solo EP under his Airbird moniker, out this Friday on Driftless...

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TUC – 4×5 83×2

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Decompress for the evening with this ethereal and hypnotically rippling new techno track from Melbourne's TUC, complete with some incredibly soothing accompanying visuals. The dream-like "4x5 83x2" is out now on 12" via Salt Mines. Thanks to Kieran for the heads up:

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Nmesh + Telepath – The Path To Lost Eden

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Vaporwave OGs Nmesh and Telepath explore the dankest/thickest tropical vibes on their epic "2-hour conceptual split album" The Path To Lost Eden, out today on (almost sold-out) cassette via Dream Catalogue...

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