Omni Gardens : Moss King

Omni Gardens’ West Coast Escapism from 2018 was one of my favorite albums of that year. I’d never really given new age music much thought prior to that record. There was this idea that formed in my brain early on that new age music was the scent of incense and was made by guys that […]

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Mark Tester : Super Hiss

There’s an adventurous spirit with Indianapolis-based musician/songwriter Mark Tester’s new album Super Hiss. More than a collection of songs, it’s a vast gallery of passing thoughts and sparks of creativity captured on tape. Short clips of guitar, synth, and synthetic instruments derived from floppy disk. Pop-inflected psychedelic vignettes that feel like waking from a vivid […]

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Grapefruit : Light Fronds

The feeling you get listening to Light Fronds, Grapefruit’s ninth LP(and first with Moon Glyph Records), is that of quiet euphoria. Trippy loops, shimmering drones, and hazy electronics come together in a sea of sonic beauty to put your mind in a far peaceful headspace. Light Fronds was written and created by Portland musician and painter […]

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Cole Pulice : Gloam

Cole Pulice is a Minneapolis-based saxophonist who’s musicianship and instrumental prowess has accompanied artists as diverse as Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Bon Iver, and Mild High Club. Pulice also plays in the lo-fi New Age band Iceblink. He’s a solid reed player with an air of eccentricity that gives whatever song he’s on its own […]

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Iceblink : Carpet Cocoon

Lynn Avery describes her new album as her “comfort album, music to retreat to in the winter.” Avery, aka Iceblink, has made Carpet Cocoon as a bedroom new age album. Stitched together with nylon string guitar, synthesizers, flutes, and filtered saxophones, Iceblink’s Carpet Cocoon has a very pastoral vibe. A mixture of organic and processed, […]

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Danny Scott Lane : Memory Record

LA-based producer Danny Scott Lane created his latest album Memory Record out of a thoughtful moment with his grandfather. After his grandfather was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease, he gifted Lane and his brother microcassette recorders and told them to record and document their memories in physical form. Moments big and small locked onto tape to […]

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Crystal Myslajek : Cove

There is something quite transcendent and utterly beautiful about Crystal Myslajek’s exquisite Cove. At times light and airy while at other times heavy and foreboding, the album feels like a true work of emotional and artistic depth. Sparse arrangements intertwine and coalesce like chamber music performed for just a handful of onlookers. Life and light […]

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IE : Pome

Listening to IE’s new record Pome is a lot like stepping into a dream. The five-piece from Minneapolis dabble in space-y, hallucinogenic songs that are as much soundtracks to existential drifts as they are fever dream walks on the moon. There’s lots of familiar vibes, but nothing you can quite put your finger on as […]

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