‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house Not a creature was stirring, not even ambient: What is his name?, blip and Richard Devine #ambient #electronic #newmusic

‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house, Not a genre was stirring, not even ambient. Here’s three ambient downtempo tracks from What is his name?, blip and Richard Devine.

What is his name? is from Ukraine and offers the cheery prospect of Black Crows Slowly Circling. The track is every bit as cheery as the name suggests. A drawn out ethereal ambient drone tune with the aforementioned crows cawing intermittently. A synth meditation on aging and the prospect of death. Perhaps appropriate at the fag end of a depressing year. The soundtrack to wordless misery.

Blip is from Chicago, Illinois. personally is the track. It’s a gentle ambient mood piece, with nothing too harsh. Even (unusually for me) a half heard lofi vocal which adds to the sad and lovelorn nature of the track. Lyrics of “it’s not like
i wanna hurt your feelings, but you take it so personally, it’s alright, we’ll make up in a minute cause, i don’t want the world to see.” And a sample on the nature of ego from Alan Watts. Wallow in the sadness. Paddle in love lost.

From the 5 track blip ep ($4.95)

Lastly, Richard Devine and a track from his Sort\Lave LP. It’s his first album for six years, albeit I’d not heard of him before. He is from Atlanta, USA and the track is Takara. It is a powerfully layered piece from someone with total control of sound. A beatless ambient meditation trck. Full of delicate swirls and soothing tones but with an underlying click and whirr and hiss of the fizz of ideas rushing around. A track that manages to have real power and depth. Check out the LP.

Sort\Lave LP

And Youtube video

 

~ by acidted on December 24, 2018.

One Response to “‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house Not a creature was stirring, not even ambient: What is his name?, blip and Richard Devine #ambient #electronic #newmusic”

  1. Nice tunes Ctel. Happy Christmas to you and yours.

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