"The New York Music Index and Archive (NYMIA) is a freely available online database designed to provide information and access to all aspects of the popular music industry based in New York State."
Anyone who has followed this site for a while knows it comes and goes, that I tend to take a few weeks here and there and not post anything. And that's mostly because I don't have much of an interest in posting during those times. I feel a touch bad about it, because I know how it is to follow sites and want to consistently get new stuff from them. But, in the long term, it's better for me, and therefore better for the site and hopefully for you if I follow my interests and not get caught up in the weight of expectation or guilt. So, in the meantime, hey, have a look at this new site:
I've got a new podcast and some posts queued up, and they'll be along shortly. Thanks for reading.
"Works which explore concepts of serialism and ultra-rationality, aleatory and anti-rational, musique concrète, chance & non- music, text-sound composition, microtonal, lowercase, sound/noise, synthetic and ambient /space recordings are encouraged to submit."
Ambient Library is a nice site started recently by a reader. It's early days, but it looks like David, the author, takes a bit of a different approach to things than we do here, including producing his own podcast. Which is good because there are clearly times when updates around these parts are sparse! Ambient Library: Reviews, Podcasts, and Information regarding ambient music.
- u-cover records
"since 1999 u-cover works on bringing fine electronic music to a worldwide audience. until 2008 we've realized this as u-cover records and a number of offshoots showcasing different setups and formats."
"Established in January 2004 by Nao Sugimoto (aka mondii) based in Tokyo, Japan. Spekk explores and focuses on various interpretations of minimalism ranging from experimental electronics, electro-acoustic to field recordings and unclassifiable tones... whether they are structured / non-structured or improvised / non-improvised or even just documents of phenomena. All the artwork is designed by mondii & uison in custom made book-shaped paper packs."
- schole records
- [ Hypnos ] www.hypnos.com
"hypnos.com is the home of Hypnos Recordings, now expanded to include sub-labels Binary (aka Hypnos/Binary) and also the Secret Sounds imprint (aka Hypnos Secret Sounds). This site also hosts a number of resources related to the music and the artists in the ambient/atmospheric scene."
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GlnljiPCNAI&hl=en&fs=1] 1. Metafilter thread about Eno's "Bloom" iPhone application 2. From the Guardian, Brian Eno's Bloom: new album or ambient joke? 3. Ask Metafilter: I'm looking for ambient music that features short &/or fragmentary bits of monologue or narrative.
- Sigur Ros: censored by the US and fined by the Russians - Times Online
"Once upon a time, back when they made records so ambient and open-ended, they might have been designed to send the masses into contented catatonia, Sigur Ros would have been music to the security guard?s ears."
Interesting site I came across today. Tinysong.com is kind of like a TinyURL for streaming music. It looks like it pulls from the apparently new Grooveshark, which I'm not too familiar with. Type in a song title, artist, album, etc, and it lists songs available. Choose one from the list and it copies a short URL to your clipboard to use as you choose. Well done, and from the digging I did, it has a fair amount of ambient music from some of the more popular artists.
- Drone Records
"DRONE RECORDS is a label-project and mailorder-service for mainly atmospheric & experimental music, based in Bremen, Germany."
"Reflections on ambient/electronic music and interviews with the people who make it."
Depending on what you mean by "purpose", I can't say I disagree. According to one of my favorite literary theory professors from undergrad, this places Mr. Sullivan firmly on the Augustine side of the great Kant vs. Augustine divide.
Me, I like to slide around depending on, oh, I don't know. Never really figured it out.
This post courtesy of Ambient Music Blog's number one, long time reader Dave P. Yo, Dave!
- terminal sound system
- Deep Lever - News
Michael Bross record label.
- Michael Bross-Releases-Nomad
"After spending a long winter weekend on a desolate part of the central coast of California, Bross returned to his studio and begin work on a series of tracks inspired by the mystery and landscape of that area."
- Logreybeam ? Listen free at Last.fm
"LA based composer and sound designer Gabriel Morley has been getting a great deal of attention in 2003. After a fantastic addition to Dosage on merck, and then an EP on New York label Shadetek, he released a collaboration album on City Centre Offices with John Xela under the name Yasume."
- Logreybeam : It's All Just Another Aspect of Mannerism on Type Records
"Gabriel Morley's first full length release, taking modern classical composition into an electronic framework to devastatingly beautiful effect."
- Ambient Collective
- Deepspace ? Listen free at Last.fm
"Deepspace is Mirko Ruckels from Brisbane, Australia. The music is amorphous, hypnotic and ambient, and influences include Steve Roach, Stars of the Lid, Debussy, Arvo Pärt, Tavener."
- eighteen seconds before sunrise - sigur rós news - new album details
"sigur rós?s fifth lp is called ?með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust? (with a buzz in our ears we play endlessly). it will be released june 23rd worldwide (june 24th in north america) and will be available to pre-order on sigurros.com on june