So I didn’t get around to making another list of Christmas albums on Bandcamp this year — too busy, etc. etc. But here’s an hour-long holiday mix from that weirdo electro-pop duo Altar Eagle that includes Greg Davis’ “24 Hour News/Silent Night,” a song from the Last Winter We Didn’t Sing compilation I released in 2008.
It’s the season to give, so from now until Christmas, Last Winter We Didn’t Sing (featuring Scott Tuma, The Instruments, Greg Davis, Nicholas Szczepanik, Susan Alcorn) is 50% off when you enter the code “kissfromarose” at checkout. Happy holidays, everyone!
A really long-ass comp of ambient and drone music that I use to read, edit copy or just clear some space out so I can space out… and maybe you can use it, too. No theme or anything, just hours upon hours of sad bastards making pretty music. I regularly add more to it.
It’s now a given that when Future Sequence releases one of its free comps that it’s essential listening. Now on volume 6, the experimental label and magazine presents 40 ambient and drone tracks over 4 hours. Only 10 tracks in, and I’m already in love with Cinchel, Radere and Lucy Claire.
Kills me to type this string of words, but “acoustic funeral drone” is actually what Onibaba does and damned if this trio ain’t creeping up next Halloween’s mixtape. Demon Haunted World is like an alternate soundtrack to Nobuhiko Ôbayashi’s psychedelic nightmareHouse.
Anti-Gravity Bunny is one of my favorite blogs on the Internets. Justin Snow’s enthusiasm for ambient, drone, sound art and noise is extremely contagious, and he’s turned me onto some spectacular material.
This is why you should download ABG’s 5 Year Anniversary Comp featuring unreleased tracks by Mike Shiflet, Kyle Bobby Dunn, Superstorms, Lawrence English, High Aura’d and many more. Get dronin’.