Winter Light - ...that first season

Winter Light – …that first season

Winter has come! The cold dark stillness has enveloped much of the earth and many are seeking warmth. However warmth is not necessarily exclusive to being physical in nature. A combination of things can create a warm atmosphere for those weathering a hard freeze.

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Stardust

Alphaxone & Protou – Stardust

When we think of space and the cosmos what is it we hear? What do we see? Of course it’s silent, but our imaginations tend to hear that silence. This album is almost certainly what an isolated journey through the void would sound like if we were able to perceive it.

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Bruno Sanfilippo - Interview

Bruno Sanfilippo – Interview

Bruno Sanfilippo is a contemporary composer with a focus on beautiful piano music, sound sculpture and ambience. The music itself will make you cry, feel happy, sleepy, pensive and introspective as the gorgeous passages float easily through the mind/body. His albums could very well be some of the most important works in the genre and it is imperative that music fans of this style spend some quality time with his aural dreamworlds

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Erinome - First Snow

Erinome – First Snow

A deep subterranean tone rumbles through the earth as "The First" snow falls onto the warm ground and slowly starts to freeze. A vast drone-scape seemingly rolls across the the scenery with an otherworldly brass-like choir sounding in the distance like horns signaling an important event.

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Janek Schaefer - Lay-by Lullaby

Janek Schaefer – Lay-by Lullaby

As each vehicle passes, the sleepy dreamer is lulled into the traffic's momentum and it's lazy rhythm of forward motion. The roadway fades into the subconscious creating a vast soundscape that envelopes both the listener and Janek Shaefer's stunning compositions.

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Tone Harvest - V.A. Vol #1

Tone Harvest – V.A. Vol #1

The very first Tone Harvest Compilation is here! This album is filled with some of the talent featured on the site as well as some other rarities. The tones contained within are the best we could harvest, and the talent is incredible. You will be moved, inspired and relaxed. Enjoy the music that these composers have generously contributed and be sure to support them!

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Rhian Sheehan - Stories From Elsewhere

Rhian Sheehan – Stories From Elsewhere

This literal sonic orchestra will sweep you off your feet, and by the time you reach "The Upper Sky" you will be filled with so much emotion that you will beg for its release, the rest of the album grants just that. And the listener floats on the relief and is lifted to a higher realm.

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Perry Frank - Music to Disappear - front cover artwork

Perry Frank – Music to Disappear

Fading easily into the scenic background, "Music to Disappear" by Perry Frank is the sort of album that truly can't be categorized into a single genre or mood. The music wanders from glorious new age swells all the way to progressive rock elements and truly uplifting neo-classical arrangements with some traditional Italian flair.

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Forest Management - Sky Image

Forest Management – Sky image

An absolutely beautiful sonic haze slowly rises to reveal an earthy undercurrent of stunning tonal energy. The warm drones intertwine gracefully in the air creating a "Sky Image" which is easily visualized in the minds eye, thanks to John Daniel.

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Mote - Frames

Mote – Frames

Frames by Mote is an uplifting modern classical album that comes across as light at the end of the tunnel, hope in an otherwise hopeless world. The music never sways too far into melancholy but you can feel it, and the contemplative nature of the string arrangements are both thought provoking and moving.

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thehappymask – Ruines

The melancholic distortion of "Ruines" slowly lumbers through a thick fog, making itself known in betrayal of isolation. Drawing the listener in with a profound and familiar sadness, the album explodes with emotional bursts of tragic happiness.

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The Green Kingdom - Expanses

The Green Kingdom – Expanses

"Expanses" from The Green Kingdom gently rains down a cacophony of plucked strings enveloped by atmospheres of soothing tones and experimental sound. Tumbling from the clouds onto the surface of the earth, the music morphs into a deep rhythmic journey which inspires you to follow it's heavy footsteps, even if the destination is unknown.

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36 - Lithea

36 – Lithea

Lithea by 36 is a truly vast album that delves deep within the soul floating on soundscapes that that seem to orbit consciousness itself. The natural flow of each track truly cultivates a great listening experience and it is easy to become lost in the dreamworld, content as can be.

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Massergy - The Vast Colure

Massergy – The Vast Colure

Deep, pulsating bass tones and seemingly infinite sweeps influence the mind and soul to drift pensively along "The Vast Colure". The painful tinge of melancholy evokes strong emotions in the listener with music that is brutally honest.

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Cétieu - Diptych

Cétieu – “Diptych”

Cétieu reaches far into the abyss that is isolation and brings forth long-form melancholic dronescapes that could torment the soul, If not for their majestic and subdued beauty. The darkness is kind and the setting is warm with a pensive breeze.

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Linear Bells – Over & Over

A minimalistic tone approaches like an interdimensional entity or apparatus, seemingly silent, awakening with a blast of earthy orchestral might cutting through the curious soundscape, communicating it's true purpose for the visit. Coming in at 42:57, Linear Bells "Over & Over" is a truly epic drone based contemporary classical album.

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Tsone - Exiles

tsone – Exiles

Fading into a wonderfully warm harmonic haze, washed out by it's own distortion and reverb, "Exiles" from contemporary ambient composer Tsone turns out to be a little known masterpiece.

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Lightsystem - Lost Language

Lightsystem – Lost Language

"Lost Language" by Lightsystem is possibly the equivalent of awakening from a deep sleep to find oneself floating in the vastness of dark matter with the only lights flowing from distant stars. And as the physical body turns over involuntarily from a slow spin in zero gravity, the earth is revealed and the vocals make you understand the importance of the human connection and bring you right back down.

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Reverberant Evenings - 2nd Report

Reverberant Evenings – 2nd Report

Reverberant Evening's "2nd Report" slowly cascades over the edge of imagination and flows intently toward eternity. A follow up to the "1st Report", the album proves to be a very welcome addition creating a two album series that should not be overlooked.

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Amethystium - Isabliss

Amethystium – Isabliss

For the fourth time now, Øystein Ramfjord somehow pulls out of the trite "New Age" genre with something new and truly inspiring. As new age-flavored electronica, his compositions are richly textured with synth, percussion, flutes, strings, guitars, and female vocalise.

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