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Chitra Digest: May 2024

10 notable ambient releases of May.

Philippe Deschamps – What the Sea Promises

Label: Mare Nostrum Label (France)

Format: digital

This is another work from the French ambient artist who has already captured the hearts of many listeners worldwide. The album follows the label's concept and is dedicated to a maritime theme.

Zen Lemon – Soul's Alchemy

Label: Ambient Cat (USA)

Genre, style: #ambient #drone #noise

Format: digital

The second EP by Antony Gibson, aka Zen Lemon. This time his music is more philosophical. The artist explores the depths of human consciousness and various mental states here. It is great music for meditation and stimulating the imagination.

Paul Beaudoin – A Small Box of Secrets

Label: Chitra Records (USA)

Format: digital, CD, cassette

This album is a deeply personal exploration of a world filled with subtle magic and introspective landscapes, whispering secrets of a post-apocalyptic terrain where hope persists amidst the quiet dismantling of a chaotic world.

Ghostloop – Last Light

Label: Ambient Soundscapes (Australia)

Genre, style: #ambient #drone #noise

Format: digital

The EP's gentle and contemplative compositions create a serene sonic environment, evoking a sense of tranquility and introspection. With its evocative melodies and subtle nuances, Last Light becomes a captivating auditory journey, offering a serene and immersive experience for the listener.

Michael D. Tidwell – Now It's My Turn

Label: Ambient Cat (USA)

Format: digital

Thanos was a genocidal warlord from Titan, whose objective was to bring stability to the universe by wiping out half of all life at every level, as he believed its massive population would inevitably use up the universe's entire supply of resources and perish. Thanos was considered one of the most powerful and dangerous villains to be created by Marvel.

Garda – Enigmatic Melancholy

Label: Atlantea Records (Belgium)

Format: digital

A very atmospheric album with lots of drones and field recordings from a mysterious artist about whom we know nothing.

KapTep – Latitude Longitude

Label: Ambient Cat (USA)

Genre, style: #ambient #drone #noise

Format: digital

Another exciting audio adventure from Derek Carter, aka KapTep. This music requires careful immersion in all details, but can also be a pleasant background for any quiet activity.

øjeRum – En Sten For Solen

Label: Quite Details (UK)

Genre, style: #ambient #drone #noise

Format: digital, CD

A Stone To The Sun, translated from Danish. Gaseous clouds mix with disintegrating melodic phrases, beautifully designed auditory illusions come in and out of focus – all perfectly paced and subtly shifting as time goes on and the music draws you further in.

SVLBRD – Illuminate

Label: Faint (Spain)

Genre, style: #ambient #drone #noise

Format: digital

Excellent ethereal drone ambient from the famous master of this genre. Ideal music for relaxation and meditation.

Lesjamusic – Lesjamusic Is Lost

Label: Mystery Circles (USA)

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

Format: digital, cassette

Lesjamusic is Nicholas Mark Lisher, an experimental ambient musician from the UK. Lesjamusic Is Lost was titled retroactively to describe the meditative, liberating state of making the music.


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