Andrew Othling, aka Lowercase Noises, can do some amazing things with nothing other than a guitar and a huge number of guitar pedals (that was a joke, get it?). He releases “sketches” on Youtube from time to time. Here is one of my favorites.
A well thought out musical maneuver. Starting out with a light and airy trip through the clouds, the album moves on to darker territory with a somewhat ambient, yet jazzy feel. If you are reading this and you are familiar with an artist called Blipp, then you will enjoy this release.
A facebook friend recently steered me in the direction of the album Dive by a band called Tycho. Tycho is an ambient electronica act that is really superb if you like Boards of Canada. Tycho releases albums on Ghostly.com – which is not exactly a record label, more like a storehouse of art-related items that happen to include music. So Ghostly.com has a handful of free releases, by their own collective of artists. So far I have listened to the 2012 release, and it is nice. Not quite post-rock, not quite ambient, it’s all mellow and chilled and relaxing and pretty much perfect. I am looking forward to checking out all of their artists, and in the meantime I have Ghostly 2012 on pretty much on constant repeat in the Jeep. It’s really perfect driving music. So go check them out asap. You will not regret it.
From the Deep In Dub netlabel comes Zizz with a cool set of ambient tracks.