Source: Bandcamp Daily.
Hardly a month into a new year, there are already plenty of reasons to seek an escape, a sense of calmness, an alternate universe. The artists highlighted in the ambient roundup for January 2021 do just that. Hali Palombo’s sound collage revisits the American past with haunting recordings from the 19th century; Rew’s visual album Gardens of Astral Blooms imagines new computer generated universes for each song; and the charity compilation Music for Another Sky imagines a world without domestic violence. From Michael Peter Olsen’s shape-shifting cello to Landon Caldwell’s music for bicycles, these records explore alternative realities augmented by glacial, glassy tones.