Zone Out – ‘Transience’

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Deaf Ambitions has delivered ‘Transience’, the debut full length from Zone Out. ‘Breakdown’ is a taste of what the Melbourne-based ambient electronic duo have served up. Since forming as a shoegaze-inspired outfit in 2012, the band split and reformed last year with Ashley Bundang (Totally Mild, Sui Zhen, Ciggie Witch) and Dave Bailey (Scotdrakula), reworking their sound. ‘Transience’ is one for fans of minimal electronic dreaminess!

 
Zone Out – ‘Transience’

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Moon Loves Honey – ‘Balloon’ [Video Premiere]

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Moon Loves Honey delivered their impressive six-track debut ‘Apart’ earlier this year on Tapetown Records. It’s picked up airplay in the USA and in Europe, with praise from Drowned In Sound, Step On Magazine and Sound Of Aarhus. This week the Danish dreamgazers share the first look at the ‘Balloon’ video. Unlike traditional clips, this one is like moving wallpaper with kaleidoscopic visuals that are built to hypnotize. I recommend jumping into the ‘Apart’ stream below if you haven’t yet – for fans of Dråpe, Panda Panda or Snøskred.

 
Moon Loves Honey – ‘Balloon’ [Video Premiere]

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Half – ‘Mind Maps’

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‘Mind Maps’ is absolutely stunning! It’s the work of UK producer Half who is a master of ambient guitar instrumentals, influenced by Boards of Canada, M83 and Brian Eno (among others). Half’s new full length ‘Here Lies’ is out on April 29 via Border Series and it’s sounding amazing.

 
Half – ‘Mind Maps’

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Rayning – ‘See You Soon’

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Gerald McKay is back with another offering under his solo moniker Rayning. ‘See You Soon’ is a fresh five track EP with minimal vocals and loads of ambient dream pop. The Detroit artist has delivered four releases in as many years, last impressing with his self-titled 2014 EP (pick them up here).

 
Rayning – ‘See You Soon’ [EP Stream]

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Eyes Behind The Veil – ‘Besides’

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Michael Tenzer (of Savage Sister / Wild Patterns) has produced a beautiful ambient / drone album under the moniker Eyes Behind The Veil. The Chicago-based multi-instrumentalist combines hazy guitars, synths and vocals on ‘Besides‘ with cinematic effect. It’s no pop album, but it’s still surprisingly melodic. Listening to ‘Dream Idols’ is like taking a warm bath! For fans of White Poppy, Grouper or Benoit Pioulard.

 
Eyes Behind The Veil – ‘Besides’

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Robin Guthrie And Harold Budd – ‘White Bird’

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Lakeshore Records have delivered a beautiful soundtrack to ‘White Bird In A Blizzard’, with music by Robin Guthrie (of Cocteau Twins) and Harold Budd (Brian Eno / David Sylvian). The pair have worked together previously on the ‘Mysterious Skin’ soundtrack. ‘White Bird’ illustrates the lofty ambient soundscapes you can expect. This is headspace changing music! The film is in cinemas this month and the soundtrack is available now via Lakeshore / iTunes. Side note, How To Disappear Completely also released a fantastic ambient album recently called ‘Somnia’ – full stream here.

 
Robin Guthrie And Harold Budd – ‘White Bird’

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