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Essential albums: Ishq

UK duo Ishq have achieved something of a rare feat in ambient music: making new age sound credible. As a fusion of new age signatures with classic ambience and the technology of dance music, their music is truly distinctive and special. artist: Ishq country of origin: UK style(s): Ambient, new age, environmental, drone, ethno-ambient, ambient […]

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Essential albums: Mark Isham

Pioneer of new acoustic music Windham Hill Records roped in some impressive talent during its 70’s and 80’s heyday and jazz trumpeter Mark Isham was one of its most impressive artists. His ambient excursions for the label are graceful, delicate and exude a subtle grandeur. artist: Mark Isham country of origin: USA style(s): Soundtrack, jazz, […]

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Essential albums: Interchill Records

Canadian-based label Interchill Records has been releasing music since the mid-1990’s and has trodden its own quietly idiosyncratic path. Nearly all the music is in one way or another related to electronic dance and its sub-genres, and co-founders Andrew Ross-Collins and Gordon Field have kept things varied…using quality as their filter rather than committing the […]

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Essential albums: Tetsu Inoue

Of the many artists who have recorded on German new-school ambient label Fax Records, it’s perhaps the music of Tetsu Inoue that most closely resembles classic Brian Eno. That’s in the best possible sense, of course; Inoue’s music rarely comes across as derivative. artist:  Tetsu Inoue country of origin:  Japan style(s):  Ambient, environmental, minimalism decades […]

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Essential albums: Iasos

Iasos has made some of the most celestial, intricately textured electronic ambience ever to come out of the original Californian new age scene…the synth sounds are very distinctive, and lush without being overly glossy. artist: Iasos country of origin: Greece/USA style(s): New age, ambient, spacemusic, environmental decades active: 70’s – 10’s essential releases: Inter-Dimensional Music […]

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