Its not often that we get a chance to hear guest mixes compiled for us by fellow bloggers, but today is an exception! Brevyn from Moons and Melodies put together a mix that explores lesser known corners of 80s and 90s new age/ambient scene and animation soundtracks. It comes in multiple flavors – there’s 8tracks version, Youtube version and Mixcloud version.
This mix highlights the surprising darker and sadder corners of new age music. Despite common aims to soothe and uplift, these songs dive into downbeat and/or ambiguous feelings: vulnerable, longing, bittersweet, haunting. The bright synths of a meditation cassette meet the murky lows and fragile heart of your favorite oddly-sinister children’s VHS.
In addition to running M&M (named after the Cocteau Twins / Harold Budd album of the same name), Brevyn also writes his own music. His album Gemstone Study Vol. 1 came out on Vulpiano Records in July 2019 and is totally free for download.