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Beats & Tones

Toward a speedy ambience

Another fine track that sounds like ambient music but travels at several times the speed generally associated with the often reserved form of music, “Tout ce qui pousse (vraiment)” by Arbeemonkey mixes a droning effervescence with a pulsing momentum. Bleepy synthesized tones shuffle beneath extended notes that seem to spend much of their existence in a state of decay. It’s beautiful stuff.

Track originally posted for free download at It’s from his recent collaboration album with Emmanuel Toledo. Arbeemonkey is Mathieu Lamontagne of Québec City, Canada. More from him at and

By Marc Weidenbaum

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