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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.

The Moon

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.
off land

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.
Joachim Spieth Tides album

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.

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.

Plaster: Transition

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

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DJ Fen – loaded! vol 2

5 Mag's new #Garagehouse DJ mix series continues with the legendary DJ Fen, of the seminal Ramsey & Fen DJ and production duo, Bug Records and of late Upcycle and Mi-Soul Radio.

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