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“Ambient music must be able to accommodate many levels of listening attention without enforcing one in particular; it must be as ignorable as it is interesting.” — Brian Eno.

Change Request Rite On Red RiteOnRed Andrew Emil album

#ListenUp Hear the Opening Track from Andrew Emil’s New Change Request Album

Desolate Diligence leads off the 10 track RiteOnRed from Change Request aka Andrew Emil, out on Dufflebag Recordings July 19.
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Yoshinori Hayashi: Asylum (Lovers Rock)

Inside the strange world of electronic music producer Yoshinori Hayashi, who makes tracks like no other man or woman born.
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For All Mankind: Electronic Music on the Moon

Brian Eno, Jeff Mills and Michael Kandel offer radically different interpretations of the relationship between humans, the Moon and the Earth.

Hidden Orchestra Debuts New Tracks from Dawn Chorus

"Still" is the first single from Hidden Orchestra's ambitious new album Dawn Chorus, out June 16 2017.

Unplugged: The Magical Sounds of Pato Y Pato

Detroit duo Mark Maynard and John Duffy are capturing the aesthetic of 1970s proto-electronic on the psychedelic analog dream music of Pato Y Pato.
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Off Land is On Earth

We need another new genre to categorize On Earth, the new album from Tim Dwyer's Off Land project.

The Week Ghostly International Takes Over Chicago

Pop up shops, interviews and talks and two distinct but related shows at Metro and Smartbar to celebrate 20 years of Ghostly International.

Samora: The Gift

Where Ambient Lives releases a strange and beautiful six track album from artlab founder Enrico Marani.

#StayHomeDisco – DJs Under Lockdown

5 Mag is launching a new project to help hold our community together and feed our souls with good music. DJ sets every day, several times per day.

Earth Trax & Newborn Jr: Maze EP

From aggressive acid to delicate ambient with Polish production duo Earth Trax and Newborn Jr on the Maze EP from Dopeness Galore.
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Tides is a Masterpiece of Dark Ambient from Joachim Spieth

Joachim Spieth's second album Tides is a masterpiece of dark ambient music, immersive on a level that operates closer to metaphysics than acoustics.
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More Ghost Than Man’s The Courage To Lie To A Dying Man

More Ghost Than Man's first single from his black music box of peculiar delights.
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Getting “Lost In The Wires” with LoFi Freq on Detroit Underground

LoFi Freq's Lost In The Wires is an instant classic 18 track album from Detroit Underground.

Kaoru Inoue’s Em Paz Is a Mystical Delight from the Master of Japanese Electronica

Groovement Organic Series hails an ambient masterpiece in Em Paz, a new album from Kaoru Inoue, the master of Japanese electronic music.
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Shawn Rudiman’s “Flow State” is one of the best electronic albums of the last...

Higher state: 21 tracks make for a flawless journey on Shawn Rudiman's new album Flow State, out now from Pittsburgh Tracks.

Plaster: Transition

Plaster's TRANSITION represents the distillation of some 50 years of European electronic music history.

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Namaste Bros: superstar DJs and plague raves in paradise

The party never ended for the rich - or the superstar DJs capitalizing on slack lockdowns in Mexico.

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