Source: Bandcamp Daily.
December brought with it an air of uneasiness. Thanks to rapidly-spreading Covid variants, the threat of new lockdowns, and a poorly timed holiday surge, things were looking down as 2021 came to a close. Serendipitously, many of its standout ambient albums flaunt a dark energy. From Ekin Fil’s shadowy songwriting to Oval’s warbled whispers, last month’s best releases beg to be played from the comfort of our homes. They’re soundtracks for staying calm as we live through another bizarre winter.