The Best Ambient Music on Bandcamp: November 2020 

Source: Bandcamp Daily.

The pioneering New Age artist Pauline Anna Strom has described her work as exploring “the space of an imagination.” As a blind composer, she explored the world through generated sound and texture—rather than sampling natural water, for example, she once said, “I want to create the water through algorithms.” In a year where the real, tactile world feels removed from the everyday experience of life, ambient artists have instead created soundtracks to their interior worlds—for Emily A. Sprague, that meant exploring isolation in the earliest days of quarantine; for Ana Roxanne, it was an excavation of identity outside of traditional ideas of gender binaries. Though there’s often a sense of ethereality associated with the genre, these ambient releases are imbued with a sense of imagined physical spaces, from the Denver DIY displacement of Madeline Johnston to the Detroit love letters of Heathered Pearls.