Source: Bandcamp Daily.
In the last few weeks, our collective daily routines have fundamentally shifted. The worsening of the Covid pandemic has led to significant changes for just about everyone.
Ambient music is particularly suited for the expression of our anxieties and frustrations. With its conventions of wordless storytelling and an often barebones approach to melodic composition, the strongest ambient albums have to rely on the creation of a mood, solely through instrumentation. Every month, I do my best to shine a spotlight on particularly moving or impressive ambient albums. I always have fun researching and staying on top of the scene, but I found I needed the reflection and comfort of the albums I highlight more this month than ever before. Despite the fact that none of the following albums tackle self-isolation as their main focus, I hope you can also find solace in them in these troubling times.