A simple version of a cool, brooding electronic jam. Underlying ambient riff accentuated with minor chord synth jabs alternating in EQ/phaser/flanger/stereo effect layers.
Dream dripping floating melting flying… All of these are feelings that might come to mind if you close your eyes while listening to this current track. Somewhere between the mellowest of Pink Floyd and the catchiest bit of Billy Bragg, I hope you'll enjoy Ummagma 'Colors'. [more inside]
This is one of those "let's drift away" songs... hazy gazey spacey and dreamy all in one… If one is prone to daydreaming or aural hypnosis, this may not be the song for you :) Just the same, this is definitely worth a listen to all others. This is Sounds of Sputnik.
There is always that belief out there that musicians often self-create bad situations in their lives so that they have something to write about. ;) Well, here is one track that actually was written as an apology after a lovers' quarrel :) Oh yeah... [more inside]
Everybody likes music for partying mode, but what happens afterwards? This song would be the perfect accompaniment for the comedown afterwards (and even the hangover). Chill, centered, reflective, harmonious. I think :) [more inside]
All guitar, quiet music. This one has a guitar solo. In this place the streets are empty at night, but you can never be sure that you're alone.
Tastefully blending several genres together, including indie or alternative rock, dreampop, space rock, psychedelia, ambient and shoegaze. Sounds of Sputnik is a project producing a sound that immediately brings several associations to the surface - like dreaming, space, flight, exploration, reflection. Worth a listen whether or not you have or have not traditionally gone in the above-mentioned genres of music. [more inside]
When the radiant bliss of classical music comes to enter the realm of dream pop ambient downtempo, something serene yet pensive may be the result, as in the case of this track. Initially when we composed this track, there were lyrics and vocals, but then our computer blew and somehow the vocals didn't survive. Today it is an instrumental.
The melodies are starting to fade. The references aren't what you think they are. Perhaps it's a deformed cousin of another's previous post.
ambient/drone // electric guitar/electric cello [more inside]
Quiet music, but too active and guitar solo-y to properly call ambient. Moody. An argument happened and it sounded nothing like this.
The previews end. The feature starts, quietly. Ambient instrumental cowboy music.
Love generates love generates love. Beautiful Moment seems to capture an element worthy of such progeneration. Harmony, peace, smooth dreaming and a swirl of energy-filled ethereal waves. [more inside]
An old thing that's been sitting too long, I envision this as the music playing in your head when you've gone to bed, can't sleep, and have gotten back up and gone back to your workspace to crunch on that ONE odd thing that's been bugging you about your latest project. [more inside]
We bring you an extremely ambient take on the Radiohead classic to finish the album. Fair warning: you...might not sleep tonight if you listen with headphones or good speakers/monitors (which, of course, is best). [more inside]
A mellow, ambient journey that transforms into more of a shoegazer situation. [more inside]
I bought a cheap casiotone keyboard. I have to figure out how to learn to play it, but in the meantime... drone!
More experimental ambient sketching. Inspired by a sunset I saw today.
A simple and relaxed electro / ambient / drum and bass jam (3:06).
You are feeling very sleepy.
More experimentation with synths and fx. [more inside]
Ambient instrumental piece. It's a rather ambient dialog between the guitar and a bell-like sine synth. Long pauses. Slow paced. Throughout my life, one of my constant joys was always watching the sun go down. I've seen so many variations of this event that I wanted to express a condensation of the variety and bittersweetness of all those sunsets. [more inside]
This is about 6 passes of live-looping that all fit together nicely with the same mood (bleak, minimal, meditative) and tonality. [more inside]
A disquieting quasi-ambient piece from January, 1999, which was among my first purely software-synthesized efforts. I think I was listening to a lot of Oval at the time. [more inside]
As the unimaginative title suggests, this is my entry for the April MeFi Music challenge. It's an ambient type of thing, largely made from reversed guitar recordings. [more inside]
Title track for a work-in-progress album under my new ambient moniker Foreign Buildings. [more inside]
Whispy male vocals and plenty of air for dream-weaving delicately frame this ethereal song. While "Photographer" is one of Ummagma's more melancholy songs, it's far from depressing. This one stands in the light. Features male vocals by Alexx Kretov (Ukraine).
A track for my newly-formed ambient pseudonym Foreign Buildings. Title based on a misheard quote. [more inside]
A love for the golden 4AD era, Pink Floyd and the likes of David Sylvian have all been woven into the thread of this music. "Lama" was both inspired by these bands and reflects their contribution to a new generation of musicmakers. Looking forward, but knowing where our roots lie… I sincerely hope you will all enjoy this Ummagma track. [more inside]
It's been a while, and I figured I should come back with something wholly new (albeit about 4 months old). I've been holding out on posting this because, frankly, it's the most personal thing I've ever produced. [more inside]
Pasar Gede (Pasar Klewer) [more inside]
An extremely challenging experimental noise-scape with massively overdriven synth loops. [more inside]
Atmospheric accompaniment to Felix Baumgarter's epic Stratos jump (and my first music video!) [more inside]
work-in-progress track for a concept band/album. [more inside]
2:15, warped sample, guitar and synth, non-vocals.
a totally improvised guitar solo through 2 alesis nanoverbs, a dod dimension 6 (dual fx) and a behringer virtualizer pro - i love old cheap rack fx [more inside]
Morning is the first of four pieces from a release that I did earlier this year called "Within the Darkness." Quiet, atmospheric textures. I woke up one morning and this fellow on YouTube named MetalSeer had put up this really nice video from Valve's Source Filmmaker. [more inside]
A live performance of a "reconstruction" of a Zola Jesus song performed at Sonic Circuits Broken Mic Night. [more inside]
A wonky, drifting experimental collage of recordings and processed loops. [more inside]
More experimentation with "ambient electronic" music. Now with mellotron flutes! [more inside]
For the March challenge, the four chords of pop success arranged in a slow sort of orchestral ambient thingy. [more inside]
Bowed Whamola. Multiple layers of the same note. Words fail to do it justice. [more inside]
A short ambient walk on the ocean
So closes another chapter of the Gyrophonic discography. We end Step Outside with two tracks, which elide into each other. The second track begins around the 4'20" mark. [more inside]
An ambient-ish track I made as an attempt to make a videogame-soundtrack kind of thing. Made with Ableton Live, Sylenth, Predator and Absynth.
Ambient reverby thing