Orkid - Eagle Flight Misfortune
Hazy synths from Orkid.
Flights to Nowhere
For a while now, I’ve been looking for music that would capture the same feeling that I got from Ulrich Schnauss’s debut album Far Away Trains Passing By. It was with some excitement, then that I discovered Flight to Nowhere’s EP Screaming Underwater.
Flights to Nowhere is the solo project of Canadian artist and architecture student Chase Simmons. Influenced by Sigur Ros and Hammock, he combines ambient electronic sounds with filtered, processed live instruments to create some truly delightful, contemplative ambient electronica.
Mnemonic 45 - Early Bloom
Some lovely ambient guitar work from Macedonia, courtesy of Goce Gligurovski.
Snow in Mexico - Double Review
I discovered the Italian duo Snow in Mexico this summer while going through my ‘similar artists’ on last.fm, and was immediately drawn in by their layered guitars and gritty bass synths.
Their debut ‘Snow in Mexico’ EP starts off with “You and my winter” and “Velvet”. Friendly, acoustic, atmospheric melodies abound- imagine the Bilinda Butchers doing an EP on Morr Music.
The really good stuff comes on the second half of the EP, however. “Ride” and “Cinema 5010” are atmospheric shoegazing tracks which remind me of Film School and Airiel, but with more synthesizers.
Their new EP “Prodigal Summer” has a definite M83 influence, which comes through loud and clear on “Prodigal Summer” and “4 Days”. The production values are higher and the sound is much more accessible, but I find myself missing the shoegaze warble of their previous EP. Anyone who likes M83 or the Radio Dept should find this EP to be a real treat, however!
What’s really nice (and somewhat amazing) is that they have both EPs up on Bandcamp for no minimum price.
Pinscape - Termina!
Here’s some nice moody atmospheric pop from Salem, Oregon’s Pinscape, AKA Matthew Flook.
“Termina!” reminds me a lot of M83 and some of Ellen Allien’s noisier work. Hopefully he’ll be doing more tracks in this electronic-shoegazing vein- this track has an amazing sound. Termina! by Pinscape
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