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Chitra Digest: March 2024

10 notable ambient releases of previous month.

Zen Lemon – Remedy for a Broken Mind

Label: Ambient Cat (USA)

Genre, style: #ambient #drone #noise

Format: digital

Zen Lemon's debut EP Remedy for a Broken Mind serves as a sonic poignant reflection on our culture's escalating density and sensory overload, highlighting a diminishing sense of freedom and escape. Through his ambient compositions, Zen Lemon seeks to encapsulate a sonic liberation, offering listeners a retreat from the overwhelming pace of contemporary existence.

Dionisaf – Memories of the Present

Label: Chitra Records (USA)

Genre, style: #ambient #drone #noise

Format: digital, CD

We tend to live in memories of the past or plans for the future, but we so rarely return to the present moment. But it is in the present moment that we truly live.

T.R. Jordan – Dwell Time II

Label: Past Inside the Present (USA)

Genre, style: #ambient #drone #noise #lofi

Format: digital, CD, cassette

Dwell Time II, the second installment in a trilogy of tape loop experiments from T.R. Jordan, begins fittingly with “Dynamics”, as a grainy, fluttering howl opens into voluminous spatial tones, while dulcet synthesizers swell between the stereo channels with melancholy, crystalline sweetness.

Christian Alsemgeest – Scenes

Label: Ambient Cat (USA)

Genre, style: #ambient #postrock #drone

Format: digital

Soft spring guitar ambient by the Dutch artist Christian Alsemgeest. His ambient music, a blend of ethereal melodies and intricate guitar work, transcends genres and invites listeners on a journey of introspection.

Jogging House – Rendezvous

Label: Seil Records (Germany)

Genre, style: #ambient #noise #vaporwave

Format: digital, vinyl, cassette

The new album by famous German artist and founder of Seil Records. Rhythmic gentle vapor noise ambient.

Dionisaf & Suseti – Solar Punk

Label: Ambient Cat (USA)

Genre, style: #ambient #drone #noise

Format: digital

Imagine a world in which only clean technologies and natural materials are used, and all equipment runs exclusively on solar energy and the energy of the movement of lithospheric plates. We could live in such a world if our civilization was built on an understanding of the value of life and caring for the world around us.

Giannis Gogos - Roads

Label: Perceptual Tapes (Australia)

Genre, style: #ambient #drone #noise #lofi

Format: digital, cassette

Roads has a refined character – gentle, with a sense of space, yet dense with interesting layers and sonic textures – that belies Giannis’ relative newness as a recording artist. Inspired by his lonely photographic wanderings in nature, the soundscapes bring to mind images of pale light filtering through foggy woodland canopies.

Daou – Forgotten Stories

Label: Lontano Series (Italy)

Genre, style: #ambient #drone #noise #lofi

Format: digital, cassette

Forgotten Stories is envisioned as a collection of ten short stories, centered around the theme of rediscovering and shedding light on ten particular narratives that have been obscured by the passage of time.

Stilhed – Tyra

Label: Ambient Soundscapes (Australia)

Genre, style: #ambient #drone

Format: digital

Tyra weaves a tapestry of ethereal sounds, and intricate textures, creating a serene and introspective atmosphere. Each composition invites you to immerse yourself in a world of contemplation and tranquility.

BailRigg – The Inconvenience of Sleep

Label: Mare Nostrum Label (France)

Format: digital

With a penchant for weaving intricate sonic narratives, Bailrigg invites listeners to immerse themselves in soundscapes that traverse the boundaries of reality and dreams.


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