Arrived today, just in time for the big push through the middle of the HEAVEN’S FOREST episode I’m working on. It’s rather stunning and I suspect I’m going to be hunting much of his previous work (Discogs, prepare to take the rest of my year’s earnings)
Xmas may prove to have been extremely bad for productivity
When you absolutely need your haunted Russian dark forest ambient music to arrive in handmade boxes with amulets.
Black Mara Records. Always a delight and a wonder.
Arrived today. Cheers, Ganzeer. Gorgeous package.
I heard the marvellous Gazelle Twin record when it came out, but somehow spaced on buying a copy. Rectified. A good day to revisit it. Clara Engel describes their work as “minimalist holy blues / crepuscular hymns,” and these cold ruminations will fit the day just as well.
Starts off very quietly. Its release apparently “marks a long hiatus for the label” Home Normal, which is a shame, but this wonderful piece of analog ambient music is a fine last flag to fly.
and YES i bought a xmas-themed record WHAT OF IT
That’s right, it’s Christmas in Space Hell and The Last Ambient Hero is there to record it while breathing in luminiferous cosmic plasma for your listening pleasure you heartless monsters
One of my personal books of the year. I read it in PDF advance copy form, but I needed a physical copy of this. So do you.
Finally, a proper physical copy of this, enhanced by excellent additional curation. Taking the weekend to think. Will reactivate on Monday.
It’s another good day. See anything you like? Well you can’t have it it’s mine
In which we have to check our inbox to find out what the fuck this is because we cannot read the text or logo.
It was SEPULCHRAL BLESSING by CLAVICVLA, proper cosmic void ambient from someone presumably living under a destroyed temple in Italy.
Lovely doomy packaging, and excellent work music if you’re writing about the burdens of living in a ruthless and uncaring universe. Which, you know, I might go and do now.