Category Archives: Ambient

Review : Another Fine Day – A Good Place to Be

Another Fine Day have been a blessing on the musical horizon over the past 2 decades. The depth of this production and the musical magic combine to open deepest spaces of musical experience.  Consciousness flows into Zenlike pools of awareness, revealing ones innermost thoughts and emotions. Its a therapeutic musical moment and can always be recommended.  By comparison with many other contemporary ambient album releases, the sophistication of the geometry of sound is like luxuriating in the State rooms of Consciousness!  Do yourself a favour and go and listen in one of your quieter moments. Your merkaba will thank you for it later 🙂

Let me get the elephant out of the room and say…this album is very … Piano-y.  So if you are piano averse then perhaps not for you. I also felt it was perhaps too much on first listen. But again and again I found myself coming back to listen to the album, its delicate spaces opening up on repeated listens and creating a perfect mood for that peaceful, anti-urban stress-busting aura to unfold.   The production quality is so beautiful that it thankfully seduces ones ear into repeated listens.  Enjoy the original album and DO be sure to check ot the remix album too… its full of splendour!

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Noodreem – Metasonic Meditations

Metasonic Meditations is a collection of ambient electroacoustic tracks from the Noodreem archives. From Digital Delhi Dubs to Transcendental Ambient Sarangi fusion, here are different aspects of diverse acoustic musical threads weaving through bubbling synth textures and colours. May your chakra dance be refreshing and energised yet soothing and balanced at the same time :))


 

Zen Baboon

Zen Baboon release new album, Suber

Its our pleasure to share news of an ambient release from a team whose music truly moves us, touches our collective Soul to feel the grace and beauty of music in a contemporary format.   ZEN BABOON is one production duo to do exactly that with their latest album, released today!

Zen Baboon - Suber - Sangita Sounds blog

Having had the pleasure of being enchanted by their music at the Boom Festival in Portugal, we were hooked on their user friendly, super lounge-a-delic style and easy southern European mood of Sunshine and Smiles.  The high quality production shines through and the sweet musical flavours create a magical ambience that uplift and enliven.  The subtle Nadis of the Human Bio-Energetic system are in bliss with this music 😉

Zen Baboon is composed of Daniel Rosado and Henrique Palhavã.  In association with Electrik Dream, Zen Baboon present to the world their first album release entitled “ SUBER “.  A pure fresh release from Portugal.  Immerse yourself in the world of Zen Baboon !

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Cloud Shaped by Metasurfing

Metasurfing = Dubsahara = Evolution in metamorphose agglutinous phonemes.   In 1999 when this album was produced, only a handfull of sonic surfers had caught onto a new wave of sound. Granular synthesis is arguably the latest form of synthesis in the relatively short history of Synthesized sounds which evolved because raw computing power had allowed for high level Digital Signal Processing (DSP) to occur in realtime.

Metasurfing aka Greg Hunter was one of the sonic pioneers of Granular synthesis who produced what we know as the first Granular Synthesis Fusion album back in 1999.  The exceptional fusion of previously unheard granulated sounds and processed global rhythms & melody made for a novel Sonosphere that remain a uniquely enchanting experience .  It has long been on the Sangita Sounds playlist and we are in grains of delight at the re-release of this modern classic.

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Listen to the complete Album here :-

An excerpt from an article on Granular Synthesis:-

Granular synthesis is a catch-all term for a number of different audio systems that work by using tiny snippets of sound that can be manipulated individually and are recombined to generate the final output. The majority of granular systems available use audio files/samples as their raw material. Samples are sliced up (behind the scenes) into a series of tiny sections, each usually between one 100th and one 10th of a second in duration. Each slice is known as a ‘grain’, and a sequence of grains is called a ‘graintable’. If the software made up a graintable which played back all the grains extracted from a given sample in their original sequence and at the original speed, then you’d hear the original sample reproduced. If the software played the sequence back more slowly, gaps would appear between the slices, so the current slice in the graintable is usually looped. Played back more quickly, each grain overlaps with the next one, or some grains get skipped depending on how the software works. To avoid clicks and glitches, each grain is faded in and out with a volume envelope, a process known as ‘smoothing’.

Taken from Sound on Sound Magazine :-

http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/dec05/articles/granularworkshop.htm

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http://dubsahara.bandcamp.com/