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Chitra Digest: February 2024

10 notable ambient releases of February 2024


Piscean Daydreams – ReGenesis

Label: Ambient Cat (USA)

Genre, style: #ambient #drone

Format: digital


ReGenesis is Piscean Daydreams's debut album, which focuses on themes of deep ecology, cycles of transformation, and the re-enchantment of the biosphere and cosmos.



KapTep – The Perfect Error

Label: Chitra Records (USA)

Genre, style: #ambient #drone #noise

Format: digital, CD


Every composition should evoke an emotion to which you can write your own story. Rain, static hiss, pops, and crackles are often the foundation layered under melancholy dreamy compositions.



Hainbach – The One Who Runs Away Is the Ghost Soundtrack

Label: Seil Records (Germany)

Genre, style: #ambient #noise #glitch

Format: digital, cassette


Hainbach's new album is at the top of Bandcamp this month. The One Who Runs Away Is the Ghost is a heartfelt documentary by director Qinyuan Lei and Producer/Cinematographer Julian Moser. The film follows the two young sisters who spend most of their daily lives at an highly unusual place: A huge electronics market in Shenzhen, where their parents own a small shop on the ninth floor.



Blanket Swimming – Seeing the Circles Above

Label: Ambient Cat (USA)

Genre, style: #ambient #drone

Format: digital


Since 2015, sound artist Nicholas Maloney has produced ambient music under the name Blanket Swimming, focusing on spontaneity, fluidity, texture, and presence. Seeing the Circles Above is his debut EP on Ambient Cat.



Tierro Cosmico – Botanical Mood

Label: Atlantea Records (Belgium)

Genre, style: #ambient #noise

Format: digital, CD


Canadian ambient producer about whom almost nothing is known. But perhaps music can tell more interesting things about an artist than words.



Michael D. Tidwell & Ghostloop – Omicron

Label: Ambient Cat (USA)

Genre, style: #darkambient #drone

Format: digital


Colony Omicron was a Maximal colony established during the Transformers saga. Rampage was incarcerated at the colony but he escaped and destroyed it, alongside every known being alive. The only survivor was the security chief, Depth Charge. Haunted by the massacre and survivor's guilt, Depth Charge spent four stellar cycles hunting him down to ultimately capture his arch-nemesis.



Yosuke Kakegawa – Casual Now

Label: Lontano Series (Italy)

Genre, style: #ambient #noise #lofi

Format: digital, cassette


Casual Now is a suite of fragments inspired by landscapes with water—places of peace and tranquility that remind people of the way the world behaves.



Sacred Seeds – Between Spaces

Label: Ambient Cat (USA)

Genre, style: #ambient #drone #noise

Format: digital


The new mystical ambient album from the star of Indian electronic music. The album Between Spaces is dedicated to the exploration of textures and boundaries of various sound spaces and states.



the volume settings folder – Gentle Tide

Label: Self Released (Italy)

Genre, style: #ambient #noise #lofi

Format: digital


If you like tape sounds that are both floating and rough, then you'll really enjoy this new album from this amazing indie ambient artist.



Luis Miehlich – Re​-​Cartographies

Label: Whitelebrecs (UK)

Format: digital, CD


Re-Cartographies is based upon a three step process: first the music was sketched out to be played by an ensemble made up of fellow students. It was then rehearsed, developed and finally recorded. Luis then used these recordings to make new ambient pieces, using processing such as granular synthesis, rearranging and looping the material and using spatial effects.





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