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Meltybrains? is Ben, Donnacha, Tadhg, Micheál and Brian an ambient electro-rock band from Dublin in Ireland. A surreal sense of humour and take on the world akin to Dali meets Private Eye set to music greets the ears with the output of Meltybrains?. The electro-ambience is flecked with experimental directions, yet there is a recognizable format to the sound which is […]

Sine Circle

Sine Circle is the experimental ambient electronic composer Sassan Scott Zaker based in Minneapolis in the USA. It must be Sunday as I write, as so often my email inbox finds itself in the luxurious creamy sounds when I get to Sunday morning. The band name gives  a clue to the intentions of the music – […]

Rake Wickman

Rake Wickman originally from Greenland, but mainly influenced by the Faroe Islands, though now to be found traversing both sides of the Atlantic is a solo artist who reflects the world of ambient-rock from an affinity with the sea. The ambient experimental sounds that Rake develops can’t help but draw even the most ardent land-lubber to an integration with […]

Rigna Folk

Rigna Folk is a conceptual ambient rock band from Ulm in Germany. Jens Schalle (Guitar / Synth) , Viktor Nordir (Vocal Guitar), Chriss Fakler (Bass) and Vlad Müller (Drums) have created a context which is reflective of a rain swept industrialised city reminiscent of the 1930s and look to create this atmosphere in their live performances […]

Sebastien Tellier

Sebastien Tellier is a solo singer / songwriter / creator based in Paris, France. Like a river gently bubbling through a brook, Sebastien Tellier produces a sound which flows gently, but ever forwards in a wave of relentless energy, in which the listener is wrapped up in a bed of clouds before being placed in to […]

Northern Valentine

Northern Valentine is a Philadelphia, USA, based ambient rock band. Having started life at the tail end of last century as a collective, which centres around: Robert Brown(guitars), Amy Brown (keyboards, violin), Jeffrey Bumiller (guitars) and Matthew Primak (keyboards). There is no hurry with Northern Valentine, their latest release, Fin de siècle, due out in April is a 7 […]

Sounds of Venus

Sounds of Venus is an ambient rock band from Boston in the USA. Mario Borgatta, Paige Califano, Josh Canevari, Logan Coats and Nick Susi, although only recently having got together have quickly established a creditable sound. There is an immediate warmth that flows in to the room, as Sounds of Venus deliver a superbly understated sound which wraps the head […]

Jack Jeffery

Jack Jeffery is a solo artist from Virginia in the USA who has just released his follow up LP The Constant That Remains to the successful release of Passage to Agadir. Sunday seems to be the day I alight upon an ambience of calmness, so here again I arrive, snow has fallen on the ground, it is Sunday as […]


Eno from Zürich in Switzerland mark my first foray in to the swiss music scene, the duo of  Ivo Münger (drums / keyboard) and Chrisitan Mikolasek (guitar, keyboard) generate a post-rock ambient sound. The success criteria for this style of music must the space between notes and beats and how that space is filled, Eno are deft […]