A little music for those who want to get into the zone and stay there (yes, that is a software engineering reference). Today’s recommendation is some dark ambience by Canadian artist Red Fog called Zone of Avoidance.
This is a truly fascinating blend of lushness, mystery, and something slightly more sinister. Disturbing and soothing at the same time, if you can imagine. Sort of like the somewhat twisted return to nature and wilderness that occurs in a place after humans are forced to abandon it after a nuclear disaster. Hence the title.
Great music to work to, or for active listening, whichever you prefer.
Check it out!
For me, this show was something special. It’s not every day that I take a breath and go deep with the dark ambient genre for an extended period of time. Tonight we journeyed through the hinterlands of ambience, contemplated the sights and sounds around us, plunged headlong through the valley of the shadow, and emerged refreshed by the experience.
As usual, a fun time was had by all in the chat room, as we discussed the virtues of various California wines, winter in Canada, singing tea pots, pickled garlic, and essential oil aromatherapy.
The night was cold, the hearth was warm, the music was fathomless, and the company was wonderful. I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Hope to see you next week …
EugeneKha – Black Heath – Earth Mantra (2010)
Black Heath (The Long Atmospheric Mix)
:sinclair: – 0306 – Earth Mantra (2011)
Not Your Average Hippy – Warm Ground Dark Sky – Earth Mantra (2008)
Voices Sixty Sixty
Warm Ground Dark Sky
Red Fog – Dronerider – Self Released (2010)
Electric Skulls in the Frozen Sea
Red Fog – Zone of Avoidance – Self Released (2013)
Forest of Diodes
:retreat: – Lordes – Earth Mantra (2010)
Meho – Brojevi – crnazemljanetlabel (2015)
Meho – Delta Sleep – crnazemljanetlabel (2015)
Slow Wave Sleep
Darkness and Silence – Victory in Europe – Far From Showbiz (2005)