Source: Bandcamp Daily.
A lot of listening and care goes into each of these columns, but I usually feel pretty on top of the notable ambient albums coming out at any given moment. However, this March, the ambient community found ways to test me. So much incredible music was released in such a short span of time that it truly felt like I was being bombarded by soundscapes, drones, and ethereal textures at all times. While it was a mad dash to write about everything I wanted to include here, I’ll be damned if this isn’t also my favorite roundup of albums I’ve brought to life yet. From scene staples like William Basinski, Imaginary Softwoods, and The Necks to clubby up-and-comers like Ben Bondy, Earth Trax, and a compilation from the label Dream Theory, it was a certified kick-ass month for atmospheric vibes.