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Chitra Digest: January 2024

10 notable ambient releases of January 2024


Dionisaf – Healing Music

Label: Ambient Cat (USA)

Genre, style: #ambient #noise

Format: digital


The first release of new sub-label of Chitra Records. Low, deep, relaxing vibrations combined with soft electric guitar, granular synths, and field recordings. The purpose of this album is to relieve stress and promote self-therapy.



NK x [Ųvás Gøød It] & Evgeniy Bolily – Divya Music

Label: Chitra Records (USA)

Genre, style: #ambient #drone #newage #lo-fi

Format: digital, CD, cassette


Divya Music is lo-fi meditative atmospheric textures created by two Ukrainian artists. The deep tranquility of these sound meditations will help you disconnect from any problems and worries of the outside world.



Benoît Pioulard & Offthesky

Label: Laaps (France)

Genre, style: #ambient #noise

Format: digital, CD, vinyl


Sunder is the first full-length collaboration between Brooklyn-based Thomas Meluch (aka Benoît Pioulard) and Denver-based Jason Corder (aka Offthesky). After years of independent work amid a like-minded community of ambient experimentalists, the two were brought together by the collaboration-centric Laaps label, for whom Corder has previously worked with Craig Tattersall (aka The Humble Bee).



Le Code – Early Morning

Label: Ambient Cat (USA)

Genre, style: #ambient #drone

Format: digital


Three incredibly deep and calm ethereal soundscapes from the famous French master of ambient. The perfect combination of calmness and rich texture.



Logic Moon & Henrik Meierkord – Ewiger Wald

Label: Dronarivm (Netherlands)

Genre, style: #ambient #neoclassical

Format: digital, CD


Ewiger Wald is an auditory journey through a spectrum of emotions, from the profound depths to the luminously friendly, encapsulating a wide range of modern ambient music. The EP is a testament to the artistic synergy between Logic Moon and Meierkord, who have meticulously blended their unique sounds to create something truly ethereal.



Andrew Lozano – Early Morning

Label: Ambient Cat (USA)

Genre, style: #ambient #drone

Format: digital


Hailing from the diverse and creative landscapes of California, Andrew Lozano is a musical maverick who has redefined the boundaries of Lo-fi, ambient, and dream punk genres. His compositions are a symphony of textures and emotions, meticulously crafted through layers of guitars, enriched with guitar pedals, keyboard atmospheres, and a thoughtful arrangement of software instruments.



Uchida Sound Labo & Shun Kodama – Kuus

Label: Lontano Series (Italy)

Format: digital, Cassette


We have another one collaboration today. A recording engineer with a career spanning over 20 years in Japan and a bodywork therapist, Nobuya Uchida collaborates with fellow musicians to provide musical accompaniment during his bodywork sessions.



Brannan Lane – Sleep Now

Label: Ambient Soundscapes (Australia)

Genre, style: #ambient #drone

Format: digital


Sleep Now by Brannan Lane is an ambient EP that invites listeners into a tranquil realm of sonic serenity. With its ethereal textures and soothing melodies, the music gently lulls you into a state of deep relaxation, making it the perfect companion for unwinding after a long day.



weareforests – thresholding // local flora

Label: Seil Records (Germany)

Format: digital, cassette


As if to enter a portal, there is magic right beneath the cupboard. A small chain rattles in the wind, the memory of a summer sunset again. Do you recall the window was open?



Viul – Secret Recess

Label: Dauw (Belgium)

Genre, style: #ambient #noise #lo-fi #dreampop

Format: digital, vinyl


As if to enter a portal, there is magic right beneath the cupboard. A small chain rattles in the wind, the memory of a summer sunset again. Do you recall the window was open?





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