Caul (2015)

Norwegian Deep Ambient project.


Θ (Greece)

æ ω (2013)
Last (2016)
Uptake Fear (2016) (with Mitsumidai) (soundtrack)
Distract (2019)
Angst (2020)
Burn (2020)
Phobia (2020)
ΣΚΟΤΟΣ (2020) (S)
Primordial Shadows (2021) (with The Corvidae Cabal)

Reflective, darkish Ambient, mostly based on synthesizers, but also with some noisier / concrete bits. A project of Greek artist Themistoklis Altintzoglou, currently residing in Norway.


ϙυ (Ukraine)

The Spectre Always Leave the Same Way It Entered (2020)
Isolation Loops (2020)
ミ / Ø (2020)

Ambient, sort of lo-fi compositions from this Kyiv-based artist (Vlady Chernushchenko). Some groovier (sequencer-based) material as well.


ᕦ(ò_óˇ)ᕤ (Russia)

High School Blues (2020)
W.S. (2020) (S)

A project of Samara-based Alexey Kozlov. Slightly glitchy, dubby ambience. The closing short track from W.S. is a gem.


ゆPlateformeゆ (France)

Oゥベrtures (2020)

Futuristic / cybernetic / dystopian / utopian ambience with lots of rain sounds.


!mindparade (USA)

Aleatoric Phase (2017)

Solo synth improvisations in ambient style from this neo-psych / experimental pop project from Portland, Oregon.


? Band (USA)

Puzzle Dust (2021)
Museum Quality Works (2021)

Los Angeles-based experimental electronics project. Collages, voices, distorted guitars, drum machine rhythms... Sometimes ambient and / or sequencer-based.


~~^^^macheteoxidado^^^~~ (USA)

Viento de las Montañas (2015)

Louisville, Kentucky-based artist (real name - Matthew Hellmich) who continues the traditions of "desert ambience" laid down by artists like Steve Roach, Kevin Braheny and Michael Stearns, but using more electroacoustic elements. Strangely compelling stuff that reveals its beauty and hypnonic qualities after repeated listens.


~*Faerie Cross Grotto*~ (USA)

Crystal Majesty (2020) (S)

I think "Fantasy Ambient" would be a fitting description for this music, although "Crystal Ambient" or "Mineral Ambient" describes it even better.


((af)) (Italy)

Phi (2004)
Finis Terrae (2006)
Argento (2009)
A Walk Through the Sacred Woods (2011) (S)

Under the rather strange moniker ((af)) hides Italian synthesist and multi-instrumentalist Alessandro Fronte who makes symphonic and spacey Electronic Music with influences from both classical composers and the early Berlin School.


(G(O)D) (USA)

​​(​​G​​(​​O​​)​​D​​)​​ (2012)

Maryland-based duo of Oscar Galeas and Brandon George. Mostly ambient compositions, both flowing and melodic, with sparsely used pulsations / sequences.


(ghost) (USA)

The First Time You Opened Your Eyes (2016)

A project of Brian Froh from Connecticut, known for glitchy / IDM music. The above release, though, features a single, 30+ minute track which is devoid of any beats or glitchy noises and represents a beatiful, hazy and hypnotic ambient soundscape.


(ph)aunters (Canada)

(ph)aunters (2018) (S)
Paintings of A Yesteryear (2021)

Ambient duo from Guelph, Ontario. Samples and a post-rock flair are quite prominent here.


+N (Germany)

ex.s (1993)
Plane (1994)
Built. (1998)

With releases on Geometrik, FAX and Rather Interesting, +N was a duo of Victor Sol and Atom Heart. The first album focuses on shorter, mostly experimental tracks full of field recordings and processed sounds. Plane is more along the lines of the FAX label output, utilizing an impressive array of analog instruments for a surprisingly minimal sound that's halfway between ambient electronics and soft ambient techno. Built. journeys into weirder realms, with IDM being an obvious influence.

See also: Sol, Victor, Atom, Superficial Depth.


{arsonist} (USA)

Reality Structure (2020)

A project of Danielle Rager from Pennsylvania. Unique style - melodic, ambient, with lots of voice samples and sort of a vaporwave / hypnagogic touch perhaps. Nice.


[. . (​]​. (USA)

[. . (​]​. (2014)

Strange. Although the sound palette is definitely Prog EM in the classic sense (lots of analog textures here), the whole sounds somewhat lacking in substance, like a bunch of sketches and repeating sequencer patterns thrown together - no development, no drama or clear direction.


[ te ] (Italy)

[ te ] EP (2016)

Moody electronic tracks from this duo of A. Giganti and L. Brilli.


[ 1978 ] (Canada)

Logistics (2018)

Varied, moody electronic tracks. Mostly of ambient nature but also rhythmic and melodic.


[indistinct voices over PA] (Canada)

From Patterns To Unrest (2021)

Varied compositions, from completely ambient to slowly thythmic.


[micro:form] (Germany??)

|o​+​o| (2018)

Varied ambient compositions. Mostly droning and meditative. Some parts are heavy on the sampling.



Love Electrical (2011) (EP)
Spectramorphic Iridescence (2013)
Only Forever (2015)
Starport (2017)

Retrofuturistic electronics with something of a vaporwave attitude in places. Rich soundscapes, sometimes with rhythms.


]Interstice[ (Greece)

Descendence (2017)

Cinematic music, sometimes with heavy rhythms. Sometimes a but similar to Picture Palace Music or modern TD. A project of Glen Tartaglia.


>o< (Russia)

Oceanic (2015)
The Autumn Has Returned (2016) (S)
Aurinkoinen (2017)
Autumn Never Die (2019) (with Arseny Litvin)
Epistola (2020) (S)
Emerald Leaves (2020) (S)

Saint-Petersburg-based post-industrial / noise / neofolk project. They usually use a lot of concrete textures and acoustic instruments but Oceanic is just two tracks of sea-related field recordings and soft ambient synths / organs.

See also: Karjalan Tazavalla


/ / / / (USA)

A (2017) (S)
____+ (2018)
Sy Lanish (2020)

Varied electronics from Luc Myle. Not very progressive most of the time, although the closing 7-minute track from Sy Lanish is a nice Cluster-styled composition.

See also: Myle, Luc


# (Germany)

Äpfel und Birnen (2012)

Ambient artist Roland Wendling.


#9 Dream (Germany)

Rhythm And Irrelevance (1994)

Varied melodic Ambient from Helmut Zerlett (with help from Walter Dahn) released on Recycle Or Die label. There was an earlier album called Let It Come Down!, apparently done in the duo format and more in rock / pop mould.

See also: Baked Beans


:36: (Belgium)

Sad Brown Earth (2007)

Dark Ambient.

See also: Nether, Profound As A Thousand Nights.


:ARCHAIC: (???)

:ARCHAIC: (2013)

Dark, at times melancholic soundscapes. Rather intense.


.eterniteduchaos. (France)

Dreamtech (2018) (S)

Relaxed or energetic music, ranging from slowly sequenced and melodic to danceable.


A Light Beacon (USA)

Music For the Patient (2002)

Warm ambient soundscapes from Joel Eckert with some post-rock influences.


Æther (Sweden)

Brilliant Expanse (2013)
Vajra Kili Kilaya (2014)
Tagzig Olmo Lung Ring (2014)

Long-form Drone Ambient works.


0.7647 (Norway)

Food Cravings Session (2018) (S)

Experimental, but listenable modular musings by T. S. Monsen and B. M. Winness.


0060 (Spain)

Mining Valleys (2018)

Synth compositions from this duo, mostly with rhythms ala New Berlin School.


100 Day Delay (UK)

Fault Lines (2019) (S)

Ambient tracks where electronics meet some neo-classical sounds.


11H60 (France / Germany)

11H60 (2016)

Long tracks of repeating patterns and synthesizer automata. A project of Christophe Bailleau and Dieter Nietzsche.

See also: Bailleau, Christoph


12z (Hungary)

[onetwozed] (2013)
Trembling Air (2016)
Transfiguratio (2019)

A music collective focused on electro-acoustic improvisation. Transfiguratio, especially some tracks like "Harvest" and "Digestion" will be enjoyed by fans of the more cerebral / avant-garde forms of EM, like some Art Zoyd maybe. Not that it actually "sounds" like them, but it is similar in mood. Some tracks have more of a free jazz feel.


1/3 Octave Band (New Zealand)

Radiotron (1999) (S)
Tarahoke / Ritual of Gravity (2000) (S)
Apocalypse Now And Then (2002)
Fading Light From Distant Suns (2002)
Festerville (2002)
Atem (2003)
Irregardless (2003)
Piscean Tragedies (2003) (S)
The System Likes You And Wants To Be Your Friend (2003)
Navigation By Light (2006)
Sub Lumina (2007)
Weapons of Mass Dystopia (2007) (S)
Icarus (2007)
I will Pass By Here (2008)
Ultramarine (2014)
Headlands (2018)

Droning and experimental Ambient with some influences from 70's German "kosmische musik". 1/3 Octave Band are Jules Desmond and Bill Wood.


13th Moon (Spain)

Oracle of Death (2013) (S)

13th Moon is a black metal / death metal band from Girona. Oracle of Death was released as a demo on cassette and shows the band's ambient side. I am often skeptical about these "metal guy doing ambient" releases, as these often end up sounding naive, amateurish and samey. That is not the case with Oracle of Death, though, as the music here is deep, atmospheric and very well done. It is difficult to pin down the exact style, as it has elements of Death Ambient, Black Ambient, classic Dark Ambient and maybe also Ritual Ambient. The dripping water and nature sounds give this a nice touch and make the music more immersive, while the tolling bell provides a Medieval touch that cannot be ignored. Even the sporadic (but rather rare) low growls somehow avoid being irritating.


1900 (Sweden)

1900 (2008)
Tekno (2016)
Fältinspelningar (2019)

Swedish analog synth artist and drummer.

See also: Gabel, Christian


1-900-9099-CRY (Japan)

1-900-9099-Konbini (2019) (S)

Effective ambience with a vaporwave flair.


1906 (France)

Cartolina (1974) (S)

A two-track SP with music by Jean-Michel Jarre.

See also: Jarre, Jean-Michel


1921 (Sweden)

In My Veins (2018)

Swedish duo of David Åhlén (vocals) and Andreas Eklöf (synths). The vocals have a bit of a Morten Harket quality to them. The instrumental material is ambient EM.


1958-2009 (USA)

1958-2009 (2009)
II (2010)
Live (2010)
III (2010) (S)
1958-2009 (2011)

Droning Ambient dedicated to Michael Jackson. A duo of Alex Twomey and Matthew Sullivan.

See also: Mirror To Mirror


1991 (Sweden)

1991 (2012)
High-Tech High-Life (2012)
Skogen, Flickan och Fkaskan (2012)
No More Dreams (2016)

Axel Backman from Gothenburg mixes current vaporwave sound with progressive electronics.


1-A Düsseldorf (Germany)

Fettleber (1999)
Königreich Bilk (1999)
D.J.F. (2000)
1-A Düsseldorf Live (2001)
Pyramidblau (2003)
Uraan (2016)

A band formed by ex-La Düsseldorf musician Thomas Dinger together with Nils Kristiansen. Lots of different styles here, as the music goes far beyond the initial Dusseldorf School motorik into the realms of weird vocalizations, abstract collages, experimental rock and more. The tracks "Rock" and "Gibsen" from their debut album are good examples of their purely electronic music.

See also: Dinger, Thomas, La Düsseldorf.


2 Hands On Knobs (USA)

Space Bath Transformation (2008)
Cylon Garden (2009)
Copper Medallion (2010) (S)

Under this moniker, US-based musician Jason E. Anderson explores abstract analogue soundworlds.

See also: Harpoon Pole Vault, Brother Raven, Space Habitat.


2 Katara (Greece)

Break At Home (Original Studio Recordings 1981 - 1991) (2017)

A duo formed by Giorgos Theodorakis together with his friend Dimitris Papangelidis, who mostly plays guitar here. Not everything on Break At Home, which gathers their archived material, is progressive: some of the music is closer to weird disco or even relaxed "balearic" vibes. However, Theodorakis' proggy touch can be clearly heard in most of the material and there are also many purely EM tracks.

See also: Theodorakis, Giorgos


2000 Plus (Netherlands)

The Very First (1986)
Dramatic (1988)
Passing Through (1990)

A project of Leo Van Der Ent.


2030 (Italy)

The Ambient Explorations (2016)
2030 LP (2018)

Retrofuturistic techno project of Nico Campanella from Bari. The Ambient Explorations features melancholic sci-fi ambience which brings up images of "Bladerunner" and other dystopian works of art. The last track is a nice sequencer chugger.


2047 (South Korea)

Begin A New Life (2015)
Snow (2015)
Flesh And Blood (2016)

A mixture of current vaporwave (or post-vaporwave) trends and Ambient. Rich, emotional, synthesizer-based sound.


21 21 (Argentina)

░░░░░░ (2016)

A project of German Gonzalo Magnaghi. Ranges from pure analog synth to krautrock-like guitar.


23 (UK)

Inside Clouds (??)
Big Troubles In Small Liners (1994)

Pretty varied Electronic Music, but generally very atmospheric. 23 is Dennis Barkass.


23Fish (Spain)

Unforgiven Machine (2010)
Future? (2012)

A duo of Javi Canovas (synths, sequencers) and David Paredes (guitar). The music is a mixture of Javi's typical sequencer passages and more abstract stuff.

See also: Canovas, Javi


25D (France??)

Mental Realms (2014)

Officially an EP, the above record contains two massive tracks from this acid / techno-related artist. Side A is a monolithic pulsing piece with many traits of classic EM works.


27 Warriors (UK)

Aesaur Blue (2019)

Dark Ambient with some vaguely melodic moments.


2814 (UK)

2814 (2014)
The Birth of A New Day (2015)
Rain Temple (2016)
Lost Fragments (2019)
Voyage / Embrace (2020)

A duo of two vaporwave producers Hong Kong Express and t e l e p a t h テレパシー能力者. This time they go far beyond their initial vaporwave influences and sounds to create a hazy, rainy, futuristic neon-lit dystopian / utopian ambience. There are some slow, relaxed rhythms but large chunks of their work are completely beatless and ambient. The Birth of A New Day is mostly known under its Japanese title (新しい日の誕生). Nice stuff.

See also: Virtual Dream Plaza


2A (Greece)

Hologram (2010)

2A is Apostolos Angelis from Thessaloniki who makes diverse music that ranges from melodic analogue / digital soundscapes to rhythm-oriented pieces with a World Music feel.


2morph (Germany)

Panaceum (2019)
II (2020)

Experimental ensemble from Berlin, basically a side-project of several musicians from krautrock band Torben Unit. Long tracks full of synths, sound collages, guitars, tribal percussion etc.


2tokiislands (France)

Ambient Improvisations 18.04.04 (2008)

One long ambient track from the duo of Sylvain Beorchia and Emmanuel Célestin.


2xirtam (UK / Germany)

Quantized Memories (2018)
Quantum Worlds (2019)

Ambient / downtempo duo of Lee Norris and Frank Rumpelt.

See also: Nacht Plank, Beta Consciousness.


3.11 (Denmark)

Illuminate (2019)

Varied ambient compositions.

See also: 355.11125


300,000 V.K. (Slovenia)

Titan (2006)

An experimental project formed by several members and collaborators of Slovenian industrial legends Laibach (Dejan Knez, Iztok Turk and Peter Mlakar), 300,000 V.K. mostly focuses of various forms of industrial-tinged techno music. However, the spacier sound of Titan will definitely be enjoyed by fans of EM.


302 Acid (USA)

Even Calls (2005)
Live At the Big Chill - 2005 (2005) (S)

This formation appeared on the scene in 2002 and consisted of Douglas Kallmeyer, Andrew Reichel and Justin Mader. Floating textures and a tad psychedelic.


310 (USA)

Nothing To See Here (2001)
Sixes And Sevens (2007)

Ambient / Isolationism from Seattle, USA. 310 consists of Joseph Dierker, Tim Donovan and Andrew Siegler. This is not their full discography but the other albums are supposedly beyond the boundaries of EEM's stylistic frames.


33 Tetragammon (Netherlands)

Resonating Earth (2009) (with Human Metronome)

Deep ambient soundscapes from this Eindhoven-based duo of Wasili Papadopoulos and Eelke van Hoof. Resonating Earth starts with a massive title track that lasts for 15 minutes. It consists of really deep drones and gentle chimes - very meditative and a tad dark. The drones fill the sonic space like vapour that fills the air. After a while, bird songs and flowing water effects are added. Following the 6-minute mark all gets quiet with only a couple of noises in the background. Some intense echoing textures appear together with processed bells and other unidentifiable sounds. A tabla rhythm starts, taking things to Tribal Ambient territory. Good stuff. "Zero Point" follows in similar direction, with the drones being more of a breathing, airy variety this time. "Separate Self" distinguishes itself by having something that resembles a slow pulse. These vaguely rhythmic structures are juxtaposed with a mysterious backing of synthesizer pads and gently reverberating chimes / bells. "The Final 5" continues in similar fashion - a slow pulse is wrapped in intense drones as crashing, thundering effects disrupt the flow at odd intervals. The track segues into "Gradriel". The drones depart, leaving us in a void, only sparsely populated by resonating electronic sounds. Soon insistent synth pads appear, oddly contrasting with the bell-like flourishes. I am reminded at once of "Art Forland" project from IC label and some quieter stuff from Centrozoon. "Cosmic Hweeldi" is a different beast altogether, being a gentle drone fest filled with tribal rhythms. Fans of Oophoi and maybe also some Steve Roach will dig this one. It's the most intense track and possibly the best one so far. The final part is ethereal and rhythmless. "Triumphant Discovery" has a lighter edge to it. Almost new-agey in its tone, it still has enough depth and shade to make up for a nice, concentrated listening. Finally, "The House of Aluxes" introduces a darker tone again, with low drones, percussion and lots of mysterious pads. Some nice guitar plucking finishes off this nice and varied album. There is a certain coldness to the music of 33 Tetragammon and Human Metronome but for fans of the darker forms of ambient expression Resonating Earth will be pure sonic nectar.


355.11125 (Denmark)

Untitled (2020)

Varied ambient compositions from this Aarhus-based project.

See also: 3.11


36 (UK)

Hypersona (2009)
Hollow (2010)
Blue (2010)
Red (2010)
Memories In Widescreen (2010)
Green (2011)
Cocoon / Saphron (2011) (S)
Reunion / Deluge (2011) (S)
Lithea (2012)
Memories In Widescreen (2013)
Shadowplay (2013)
Sun Riders (2014) (S)
Dream Tempest (2014)
Pulse Dive (2015) (S)
Sine Dust (2015) (S)
Void Dance (2015)
Seconds & Forever (2016)
The Infinity Room (2016)
Tomorrow's Explorers (2017)
Black Soma (2017)
Circuit Bloom (2018) (S)
Fade To Grey (2019)
Ego Death (2019) (S)
C45 Dreamloops 1-2 (2019)
The Lower Lights (2019)
Beneath the Lower Lights (2019)
C45 Dreamloops 3-4 (2019)
Fade To Grey Reinterpreted (2019)
In Four Parts (2019) (S) (with Black Swan)
Stasis Sounds For Long-Distance Space Travel (2020) (with zakè)
Wave Variations (2020)
The Other Side of Darkness (2021) (with Awakened Souls)
Music For Isolation (Suite) (2021)
Weaponised Serenity (2021)
Distance As Power (2021) (EP) (with Duenn)

Beautiful ambient atmospheres from the UK. 36 is Dennis Huddleston.


37C (Serbia)

Sidarta (2017) (recorded in 1979)

Obscure band mixing Electronic Music (with a strong Berlin influence) with jazz-rock and progrock. Although the whole recording is rather nice, only the long title track will be interesting from EM standpoint.


3D (USA)

The Dream (1985) (S)

Obscure 7-inch record released by the Digitek label. Apparently it's by a group led by Michael Garrison but at the moment I am not sure it's *that* Michael Garrison. Other members of the group were Joel Carberry (drums), Robert DeSanto (bass and vocals), Aldo Iannarilli (guitars), Jared Lampman (keyboards) and J. Scott Turner (vocals).


3N (Poland)

Wietrze Wiej, Wietrze Nies (??)
Pejzaze Zachodzacego Slonca (??)
Z Szuflady i Tykanie Zegara (??)
Zagubione, Znalezione, Niedokonczone (??)

Berlin School music from Jerzy Kapala.


3rd Ear Experience (USA)

Peacock Black (2013)

A space rock supergroup put together by Robbi Robb in the Mohave Desert region of California. They mostly go for the improvised, jamming type space rock sound, but there are also extended electronic parts, such as the first half of the long closing track for instance. There is also another album by them called Boi. However, I don't know if it contains enough material in terms of electronics. File under EM-related.


3rd Degree (USA)

All You Wanna Do? (1984)

Rare new wave press, the LP presumably features an electronic instrumental track "Solar Surf".


3TM (Finland)

Form (2017)
Abyss (A Prelude To Lake) (2019)
Lake (2019)

Ambient project with jazzy moods from Teppo Mäkynen.


4023 (USA)

4023 (2018)

A duo of Damon Eliza Palermo and Evan Stalker. Sort of lo-fi ambience.

See also: Palermo, Damon Eliza


404 (France)

Off Course (2019)
Crowdspacer Presents 404 (2020) (S)

Varied EM from this 4-piece band based in Paris. From spacey analog textures to downtempo rhythms and melodic compositions with a slight Tangerine Dream flair (circa Mars Polaris).


440 Hertz (Germany)

440 Hertz (1987)
Zeitspiele (1991)

This female / male duo from Germany (Cologne-based Veronica Kupzog and Arnd Sprung) combines acoustic instruments with synthesizers, samplers and other electronics. I guess the style is a mixture of classical music, avant-garde and EM. It's one of those releases I am not completely sure about.


4-D Traveller (UK)

Movements In A Spatial Void (2018)
Tannenwald (2018)
Tidal Drift (2021)

Space Music / kosmische / Berlin School alias of James Penrose.

See also: Universal Frequency, Celestial Mechanics, Planetary Technicians.


4m33s (UK)

Ages (1999)
Spring (2001)
Summer (2001)
Autumn (2001)
Winter (2001)
Cage (2001)
Rarities (2002)
Three Masters (2002)
Dark / Light (2003)
Evolution (2003)
Tchaikovsky's Symphony No.6 (2003)
Beethoven's Symphony No.6 (2003)
Moussorgsky's Pictures At An Exhibition (2003)
The Ritual (2004)
Notting Hill (2004) (with HyperEx Machina)
Evolution 2 (2005)
Live In Lutton (2005)
The Ritual Live In Nottingham (2005)
Extended (2005)
Inside the Egg (2005)
Live 06 (2006)
Piece With No Name (2008)
Live 08 (2009)
Live 09 (2009)
Silent Radio (2009)
Mystical Time Machine (2010)
Live 10 (2010)
The Ritual (2011)
Time Vol. 2 (2011)

Ambient music with occasional sequences / pulsations from John Sherwood.

See also: Sherwood, John, Yorky, Noise Kommandoh, Ambient Ashand, Cult of Ashand, Entity, Quadra, Ethereal Electric Elixir.


5/5/2000 (USA)

5/5/2000 (1996)
The Absolute, the First Wonder And the World (1997)
Fin (1999)
Reflektionen Musique (2005)

Apocalyptic Ambient from Travis Ryan and Nathan Berlinguette.


555 (USA)

Solar Express (2013)
New Omni Vibrational Desert Hymns (2013)
Nine Gates (2014)
Swan River Yogue (2014)
Arcosanta (2015)
Thee Omega Seed (2016)
Natural Mind (2017)
Rat Laughter (2019)
Live From Dirtmall (2021)

Great warm analog melodies and soundscapes from Chris Farstad.

Seee also: Food Pyramid


56K (USA)

Data Flash (2009)
Software Minds (2009)
Brainlock (2009)
Grid Realities (2009)
Barcoded Dreams (2010)
Re-Wired Predictions (2010)
VR42C-1 (2010) (S)
Static Bodies (2010)
Software Minds 2.0 (2010) (S)
Generations Lost (2011) (S)
Calls In the Night (2011)
Electronic Retreat (2011)
Crossed Paths (2011) (S)
Synthesized Voice, Pt. 1 (2011) (S)
IP:6A (??)
IP:6B (??)
Apex (??)
Untitled (??)
Reset (??)
Focus (??)
Rendering Life (??)
Architectural Fantasy I (??)
Architectural Fantasy II (??)
Architectural Fantasy III (??)
Architectural Fantasy IV (??)
Mesmerize (??)
Aftertime (??)
The Clock (??)
IB42XM (??)
Vivid 1:Z4 (??)

Another pseudonym of the ever prolific Josh Burke.

See also: Burke, Josh.


60000000000 (Chile)

60000000000 (2018)

Repetitive music a bit in the spirit of Cluster from the duo of Antonio Duarte and Philippa zu Knyphausen.


663 (USA)

The Cultural Significance of Burning Cities (2016)
In Stillness... (2017)
Meditations On Transformation & Growth (2018)

Dark soundscapes from the duo of Charles George Israel Scott III and Mark Thomas Sorrentino.

See also: Aniveuxlet


73 Miles (Armenia)

Metro Drones (2018)

Darkish droning soundscapes from one Aram GH.

See also: Aram 17


747 (Canada)

The Gate of Life (2019)

A project of Ryan Chan who is known in the Vancouver area as a techno artist. However, he opens his The Gate of Life 2-LP set with a sequencer-based EM piece called "Shira Ume" that wouldn't sound out of place on a Klaus Schulze album circa Are You Sequenced? Amazingly, "Theme From Midnight Express" is a Giogrio Moroder cover that continues in the same vein. This is some moody and great EM! Then we have two melodic techno numbers before "It's Dangerous To Go Alone" returns to the beatless style of the opening 2 tracks. Three more beat-infused techno numbers and then we have "One Last Dance" - another sequencer goody with comparisons again to Klaus Schulze circa 1996, but also to classic stuff like "Bayreuth Return" or "Der Lauf der Dinge". Another techno number leads to a piano piece called "Passenger of Time" before "Heaven's Arena" closes the album on a rhythmic techno note. A nice hybrid techno / EM release overall with quality music throughout. The focus is on the sequencing (no solos here to speak of).


7697 Miles (Germany / Chile)

Kiñe (2018)
Iskay (2020)

Electronic project of Dieter Mauson and Cristóbal Rawlins. Pulsing analog sounds and rhythms inspired by the Golden Age of EM.


777 Babalon (Slovakia)

Alchymical Androgyne (2013)
Berashith (2013)
Live Ritual At Walls of Solutide V, 4th July 2014 (2014)
Crowned And Conquering Child (2015)
Dosebazostúpenie (2015)
Extramundanum (2017)

Black / Ritual Ambient.


7FO (Japan)

Sound of Oilhuman (2016)
Quiet Flash / Water Vapour (2017) (S)
Moment (Selected Works 2012 - 2017) (2018)
Ryo No Nukegara (2018)

Osaka-based artist who used to compose dub-related music. However, he has been influenced by ambient trends lately, to which Moment is a nice testament, with its weird Cluster-like analog synth overload.


7th Plain, The (UK)

Chronicles I (2016)
Chronicles II (2018)
Chronicles III (2018)

Luke Slater's project from the early 1990's. I think the original material was, although influenced by ambient styles, too club-oriented to be included here. However, further investigation would not harm. Anyway, Chronicles I feature varied tracks, mostly floating or melodic, sometimes with prominent sequences, like "Super 8" - a nice Berlin School number.


96 Back (UK)

9696 Dream (2021)

Machester-based IDM / breaks musician Evan Majumdar-Swift (originally from Sheffield). On 9696 Dream, he shows strong Prog EM or ambient EM influence, especially on the title track and the beautiful closer. File under EM-related.


96 Eyes (Germany)

Raging Beauty (1984)

Instrumental synth-pop / minimal synth with some prog EM influences. 96 Eyes was a duo of Albert Klein and Phillip Tesch.

See also: Stratis


99.9 (Belgium)

Silex - Interpretations (2019)

EM trio of Daniel Bressanutti and two classical musicians Edwin Vanvinckenroye and Joris Vanvinckenroye.

See also: Prothese, Daniel B.


9thLayer (Poland)

Magnetic Tapes (1996)
Abstraction (2001)

Berlin School music.



Inner Worlds (2019)

A project from Arizona. Melancholic, futuristic, melodic music based on the sounds of FM synthesis. Sometimes like dungeon synth played in cyberspace.


扎克 (USA)

扎克 (2019)
Orchestral Tape Studies (2019)
To Those Who Dwelt In A Land of Deep Darkness (2019) (S)
Milieuxia (2019)
Wander (2020) (with City of Dawn)
Carolina (2020)
Coppice Movements (2020) (S)
Mirrored (2020) (with Slow Dancing Society)
Stasis Sounds For Long-Distance Space Travel (2020) (with 36)
Terra (2020)
Dusk (2020) (with Low Howl)
Nyx (2020)
Vision Transmissions (2020) (with Christina Giannone and Tyresta)
Geneva Loops (2020)
Orchestral Studies Collectanea (2020)
Color Language (2020) (with Akkad The Orphic Priest)
RMX (2021) (with City of Dawn)
An Eternal Moment Hidden Away (2021) (with City of Dawn)
Frizzell & Duque: A Sorrow Unrequited (2021) (with City of Dawn)
Mouvements Nocturnes (2021)
Quiet Sines, Meditative Drones And Eternal Resonance (2021)
Unfailing Love (2021) (with marine eyes)
beliefsystems (2021) (with Isaac Helsen)
Orchestre de Poussière (2021) (with City of Dawn)
Weltanschauung (2021) (with City of Dawn)

Pretty nice and moody ambient music from Zach Frizzell. Also known as zakè (these releases are also included in the above discography).


バーチャルボーイA t s u (Chile)

月光 t e m p l e (2018)

Chilean vaporwave project. The above album will be enjoyed by fans of Electronic New Age.


ツルネCrane (USA)

Prism (2019)
Shibuya Nights (2019)
深い青空 Deep Blue Sky (2019)

Hypnotic, long-form ambient compositions.


クリチバの地下鉄 (Brazil)

雨林神靈 (2021)
benthic_zone​.​wmv (2021)

Ambient project from Curitiba, with a heavy vaporwave / slushwave influence. A bit static for my taste. Some ethnic / new agey touches as well, with oriental flutes, birds singing an all.


サイバネティックハイバネーション (???)

催眠術のオーディオ薬 (2021)

Trying to remember this project's name could become a new (and dull) full time hobby. Anyway, the music is vapor-infused ambience, with the last long track venturing into slightly distorted Klaus Schulze-like synth drift.


とらっしゅ (Japan)

Oil-(9) (2018)

Melodic electronic compositions using a lot of orchestral / rock textures from this artist who has a few other active projects, mainly in the vaporwave genre.


はがね (Japan)

Destination (2018)
Interlude:Ideal (2019) (S)
Doomsday (2021)

Aka HAGANE. If you like flashy synths, then Doomsday will be for you. This is superfast (mostly) music with bright synth solos, rich orchestrations and a chiptune-ish touch. Something like symphonic prog / EM / chiptune mixture maybe?


暗号零 (???)

Void-002 (2019)
Mother (2019)

A project of Jacob Segal. Cyberpunk / futuristic / dystopian ambience. Pretty good stuff.


放浪者 (Japan)

牧歌的な生き方 (2021) (recorded in 2020)

Electronic project from Sapporo. Floating tones. Sometimes evokes Blade Runner-esque visions.


猫 シ Corp. (Netherlands)

Building A Better World (2019) (with t e l e p a t h)

A nice departure for this vaporwave / plunderphonics / whatever project of Jornt Elzinga. This one features fascinating, futuristic, utopian / dystopian ambience. Nice sawy leads on this one, bringing to mind Vangelis of course. Lovin' it.


夢のチャンネル (???)

あなたのために (2019)
夢を見続ける (2019)
存在 / 瞑想 (2021)

Moody cyber / utopian ambience.


幻 想 風 景 (Japan)

新しい方法 (2019)

Vaporwave-influenced ambience.


輕描淡寫 (???)

小圈子 (2017)
眼泪含泪 (2021) (with Kuroi Ame)

Melancholic ambient compositions.


探求:sleep&dream (???)

空想 (2021)

Long tracks with dreamy pads and synths.


死亡頻道 (USA??)

超越灵魂 (2020)

Haunting, melancholic ambience.


夜明けを残す (Russia)

旅 (2020)
夢の哲学 (2020)

Gloomy ambient drones.


沙漠鱿鱼 (UK)

上海/香港 (2020)

Pretty melancholic urban / neon ambience. Nice.

See also: Desert Sand Feels Warm At Night


암호 (???)

Void-004 (2020)

Melodic ambient synth compositions imbued with a sense of nostalgia and a futuristic flair. The closer is a great track.


เสียมเรียบ (Thailand)

สมุทรกำสรวล (1994)

Strange stuff, this. Partly a pompous pop effort, partly a symphonic rock suite, with elements of traditional / ethnic Thai music, singing and all. There are definite Pink Floyd vibes, but then there are also definite Jarre vibes, especially on the track titled "Aerodynamics" ("อากาศพลศาสตร์"). The instrumentation is mostly keyboards, but also guitars (used mainly for soloing), drums, as well as traditional Thai instruments plus a classical string section (maybe a whole symphonic orchestra?). So, a mish-mash of styles and perhaps only very marginally EM, but a nice curiosity nonetheless. I am not sure how to translate the author's name and album title correctly, as my knowledge of Thai is rather limited, but automated translation brings up "Siem Reap ‎ Samut Kam Suan". I don't know if it can be trusted, though, and there doesn't seem to exist any info on this in languages other than Thai.


ᚫᚾᛏᛟᚾᛁᛟ (Italy)

Dreyma (2018)

Varied ambient tracks from Antonio Pannullo.


∑ V ∑ R Y T H I N G (???)

Lost Water Temple 最後水神 (2021)

Relaxing and dreamy ambient electronics / "slushwave".


ΗΡΕΜΟΣ (Greece)


Relaxing tracks from Christos Papadakis.


ΗΧΟΤΟΠίΑ (Greece)

Καρδιά-Μηχανή (2018) (EP)
Χωρίς Ταχύτητα (2019)

Athens-based duo with a sound ranging from varied forms of ambient synth to rhythmic, almost synthwave-like.

See also: Kymatic Athens


μοτηερ (Finland??)

Aesthesis (2020)

Melodic, hymnal music with rich synths and something of a vaporwave flair.




Hypnotic, celestial ambient compositions that mix nature sounds, gusli playing (Russian stringed folk instrument with a sound a bit similar to zither and acoustic guitar) and subtle electronics.



Starkeys (2019)

Slowly moving, growling, cosmic analog / modular synth compositions, sometimes with sequences, approximating the Berlin sound.



(2019) (S)

Fancy a Russian corporate Kraftwerk? This is it. Clinical, repeating synth melodies / rhythms and cold vocals of your hated boss who only thinks about schedules, sales and revenues. ("Director of Everything") is a project of Andrei Li (aka Andrew Lee). The music is way cooler than the desciption may sound.



(2002) (S)
Verbum Caro Factum Est (2006)
Wilczyca (2010)

Somnum Flagéllum (2014)
Os Hians, Dentes Candidi (2016)
Gomerth Kailoeth (2020)

Horror ambience / witch ambience from Konstantin Vdovetskiy.



Private Psychodelic Suit (2017)

Common English name: Two Empty Spacesuits. Monolithic, but rather inventive electronic soundscapes with a psychedelic twist.


-80 (Ukraine)


So-called "Soviet Wave" project from Ukraine. Ranges from cheesy to nicely melodic / atmospheric and dreamy.




Chillwave / retrowave / synthwave project from Kharkiv (orginal name in Russian - ). The album Reka () is released on vinyl and was preceded by a download-only release. There are a few other digital releases as well. It is only very marginally EM, but should be enjoyed by those into that nostalgic, 1980's infused sound. File under EM-related.


̸ (Russia)

... (2009)

Drone / Death Ambient. ̸ = Dead Land.




Bright, nature-inspired ambient soundscapes from Kostroma.



Made In Heaven (2021)

Ambient album from Odessa-based Mitya Fyodorov who can be usually found composing techno, house and jungle.




Varied ambient soundscapes from St. Petersburg.



k (2020)

Spacey, melancholic EM full of synth pads and sad melodies.



, (2019)
! (2020)

Aka Project Lazarus. Rhythmic, melodic music with synthwave feel from Boris Segal. Some spacier songs as well.




Ritual, ethnic-tinged ambience. Nice mysterious feel on some of the tracks.



Valkyries Came Through the Shimmering Dreamgates (2008) (S)

Mostly rather generic-sounding Space Music and melodic stuff based on the piano. Some sequences spice things up here and there. Those rhythmic tracks also happen to be the better ones overall.



(2021) (S)

Vintage synths mixed with Orthodox church singing.



(2019) (recorded in 1998)

Varied project of Sergey Terentyev. The above cassette is split between the jungle / drum and bass A side and the ambient B side. The ambient tracks are dreamy and beautiful, with the closer reminding on pastoral and reflective Vangelis.



(2015) (EP)
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Experimental electronic project from St. Petersburg, supposedly anonymous, as the band's (Reptal's Electric Gardens as they are called in English are officially a band, although, as the guy humorously points out on his Bandcamp page, "a unique phenomenon for St. Petersburg's underground scene, as not a single member joined the group in spite of 6 years of searching") solo member likes to hide his face behind a funny crocodile or reptiloid mask during his live performances. The music is nothing short of brilliant, though - melodic, playful, with lots of tasty analog sounds - it has all the right elements of a competent, interesting (and in no way derivative, although you can draw parallels to many classic works of both German and Soviet scenes) EM work.


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