RFS Picks: New Year’s Eve 2018

And 2018 begins to come to a close. It’s been an interesting year to say the least, but with that in mind, here are our final recommendations for ambient music for the year.

Liminal – Liminal

For those that have ever been to Iceland, it makes sense how much ethereal music is borne from land of vikings, sheep, and volcanos. Taking cues from famous brethren, Liminal’s self titled work remixes from Sigur Rós into a never ending playlist.

Kankyō Ongaku: Jampanese Ambient, Environmental & New Age Music 1980-1990

Japan’s contribution to electronic music goes back decades, much of which may never have come to pass without the tech-savvy country’s exploration. In February, Kankyō Ongaku (translating to environmental music) will re-release to the masses genre defining tracks from several artists, including Joe Hisaishi, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Hiroshi Yoshimura, and more. For now, we only get a track from Yasuaki Shimizu, but keep your ears ready for the official release on February 15 2019.

Bing Satellites – Soothing Images 48-59

After a six year hiatus, volume 4 of the Soothing Images series has been released. The blood, sweat, and tears of Brin Coleman, these peaceful ambient tunes were created using a virtual double tape loop system and feature years of layering and experimenting in their final product.

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