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Social Exclusion Zone Mix of Ambient Experimental Music by Andrew Anderson

another mix of ambient/experimental music.

Follow-up to Andrew’s Virtual Observer mix. See also – Summer Days in a Quarantine Haze, Juneteenth Ambient Mix.

Against Permanence by THAA (his collaboration with Thor Harris (Swans, Xiu Xiu, Thor & Friends)) is out now. Read our interview with Thor.

And don’t forget to browse our mix archive


Siavash Amini – A Collective Floundering (Hallow Ground)

Siavash Amini returns to Hallow Ground with »A Mimesis of Nothingness,« his fourth album for the Swiss label. Following up on »Harmistice« together with fellow Iranian artists 9T Antiope, the six tracks were conceived in close collaboration with another artist and see the prolific composer intensify his interdisciplinary approach. The six tracks enter a dialogue with the photographs of Nooshin Shafiee, an acclaimed artist whose work capturing their hometown Tehran becomes the starting point for one of Amini’s most visceral and haunting records. »A Mimesis of Nothingness« translates the ephemeral situations and melancholic moods of Shafiee’s pictures into suspenseful soundscapes that masterfully navigate between the concrete and the abstract.

SPECIMENS – Twisted Necks (feat. Joe Summers) (SVS Records / First Terrace Records)

Alex Ives (born 7 July 1989), known by his stage name Specimens, is a mixed race (British & Jamaican) electronic, experimental, ambient & drone musician based in London UK.

FANT^MS – Goodbye Larsen-C (MMLI)

Lee Patterson — springs, motors & chemical reactions
Frédéric Nogray — quartz singing bowls & objects
Pali Meursault — fluorescent tubes, radio & electronics

Christine Ott – Burning (Nahal Recordings)

If Christine Ott has often accompanied other musicians on Ondes Martenot (Yann Tiersen, Tindersticks, Raphelson, Dominique A, Syd Matters, Oiseaux-Tempête, FOUDRE!…), it is the first time that she decides to place her strange instrument at the center of her compositions, entrusting the musical production to Paul Régimbeau (Mondkopf) and Frédéric D. Oberland (Oiseaux-Tempête) manipulating the original sound waves live via effect boxes and sonic modulations external to the instrument. A solo album made with several hands that plunges the precious matrix, via a current repertoire half composed/half improvised, in the prism of the last hundred years of experimental music, electronic culture and habitus to synthetic sounds.

BELARISK – Yellow Door or Cream Colored Veil (Gryd Complex)

This album was composed while spending long nights staring into the winters flame, while spilling diesel fuel, while speeding from Maine logging towns to coastal Rhode Island, while stacking thousands of stones & breaking just a few, while the thorns pricked, while I ate vegetables, fruits & fish, while the moon produced a new gargoyle, while you bent silk over your eyes, while I dreamed of a red rotting root, regenerating.

Blau Grisenc – An Empty Bliss (Self Released)

Proyecto de electronica experimental.


Colin Andrew Sheffield – In The Next Room (Sinneslöschen)

Colin Andrew Sheffield was born in El Paso in 1976 and lived in various cities in Texas prior to 2004, when he relocated to the Seattle area. In 2012 he moved back to Texas and currently makes Austin his home. He is a self-taught drummer, playing in various collaborative situations in his home state before eventually making a total transition to electronic music.

In 1998 Sheffield founded the Elevator Bath recording label which has continually issued experimental works from a variety of artists from the United States and abroad.

Alessandro Cortini + Lawrence English – Immediate Horizon 2 (Important Records)

Alessandro Cortini (born May 24, 1976) is an Italian musician best known for being the keyboard, guitar and bass player in the American band Nine Inch Nails, Cortini is also the frontman for the Los Angeles-based electronic-alternative band SONOIO.

He was a touring member of The Mayfield Four from 2000 to 2002. He was also a founding member of Modwheelmood, an electronic/alternative band from Los Angeles, with former Abandoned Pools guitarist Pelle Hillström. He completed a small Canadian tour with his solo project, blindoldfreak.

Lawrence English (born 1976) is a composer, artist and curator living in Brisbane, Australia. His work is broadly concerned with the politics of perception, specifically he is interested in the nature of listening and sounds’ capability to occupy the body. He is the director of the imprint Room40, started in 2000.

Arash Akbari – For The Stillness Of Watching The World Through Your Eyes (Unknown Tone Records)

Arash Akbari (born 1987) is a musician, new media artist and designer, living and working in Tehran, Iran. His music explores the styles of experimental, ambient, drone and noise. His works ranges from experimental audio/visual performances to interactive installations and web based projects. He’s interested in generative systems, human computer interaction, real-time graphics and intersection between physical and digital, and the ways in which technology shapes human life.

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