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Stasis Report: Thomas Fehlmann ✚ Laurel Halo ✚ more

Six new tracks added to the ambient Spotify playlist as of July 15, 2018

The latest update to my Stasis Report ambient-music playlist on Spotify, on Sunday, July 15, added the following six tracks:

Thomas Fehlmann and Terrence Dixon‘s “Landline” is the one track off their recent We Take It From Here, out in April but only just this week appearing on Spotify, that dispenses with beats in favor of something entirely atmospheric. It’s also the final of the album’s six tracks, sort of reinforcing ambient techno’s role as after-party/VIP-lounge music. It’s on the Tresor label.

✚ “Raw Silk Uncut Wood” is the title track off the new Laurel Halo album (laurelhalo.com), released this past week on the Latency label (latency.fr).

✚ “Saying Goodbye” and “Where Are the Boys” are two tracks from Nick Cave and Warren Ellis‘ score for Kings, directed by Deniz Gamze Ergüven (Mustang) and starring Halle Berry and Daniel Craig. It was released recently on Milan Records. Ellis, a member of Cave’s band the Bad Seeds, did the score to the new Gauguin: Voyage to Tahiti docudrama, starring Vincent Cassel in the title role, but it’s not streaming yet (it is on YouTube).

✚ “Musles” is off How We Fall, the new J.Peter Schwalm album on RareNoiseRecords (rarenoiserecords.com). It features Eivind Aarset (Jon Hassell, Nils Petter Molvaer) on guitar and Tim Harries (Bill Bruford’s Earthworks, Steeleye Span) on bass. They were also on Schwalm’s previous album, The Beauty Of Disaster (2016).

Adam Bryanbaum Wiltzie (A Winged Victory for the Sullen, Stars of the Lid) scored the new Whitney Houston documentary, Whitney, from director Kevin Macdonald (The Last King of Scotland, Touching the Void), but it’s not streaming yet. So, in the meanwhile, this is the end-credits cue from Wiltzie’s score to the 2015 film Salero.

Some previous Stasis Report tracks were removed to make room for these, keeping the playlist length to roughly an hour and a half. Those tracks are now in the Stasis Archives playlist.

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Stasis Report: Roger Eno ✚ The Expanse ✚ Lucrecia Dalt ✚ more

New tracks added to the ambient Spotify playlist as of July 8, 2018

The latest update to my Stasis Report ambient-music playlist on Spotify, on Sunday, July 8, added the following eight tracks:

✚ “Atmospheres Touch” is from Anticlines (on the RVNG Intl. label) by Lucrecia Dalt: lucreciadalt.bandcamp.com.

✚ This week marked the ninth anniversary of the death of Danielle Baquet-Long, half of the duo Celer. The duo’s other half, her husband, Will Long, has continued Celer as a prolific solo act since her death. The track “Hotel Mona Lisa” is from Landmarks, released back in February on the label Constellation Tatsu. It’s a collaboration with Forest Management (aka John Daniel): ctatsu.bandcamp.com.

✚ The super TV series The Expanse recently escaped cancellation, thanks to Amazon having picked it up after Syfy announced its recently concluded third season would be its last. This track, “Welwala,” is from the first collection of Expanse score cues by the composer Clinton Shorter (clintonshorter.com). Shorter also has composed music for Intelligence (the one with Josh Holloway, not the one with Ian Tracey), Colony, and House of Lies, among other series.

✚ Four tracks off guitarist Jamie Stillway‘s recent album City Static (jamiestillway.bandcamp.com). These are brief ambient interstitial recordings, ranging in length from 45 seconds to one minute and 11 seconds. I wrote a bit about them this past week.

✚ “Velvet Minute” is from Dust of Stars by Roger Eno. The album was released recently on the Painted Word label. It features contributions from Alex Paterson (of the Orb, currently celebrating its 30th anniversary) and Youth.

Some previous Stasis Report tracks were removed to make room for these, keeping the playlist length to roughly an hour and a half. Those tracks are now in the Stasis Archives playlist.

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Stasis Report: Eno ✚ Tuma ✚ Guðnadóttir ✚ more

New tracks added to the ambient Spotify playlist as of July 1, 2018

The latest update to my Stasis Report ambient-music playlist on Spotify, on Sunday, July 1, added the following six tracks:

Hildur Guðnadóttir‘s “Miguel Takes Money,” from the new film Sicario: Day of the Soldado, which she scored. She previously contributed cello parts to both the original Sicario, which was scored by the late Jóhann Jóhannsson, as well as to Jóhannsson’s music for the movie Arrival.

✚ The soaring track “Shade of Dreams” off Michael Price‘s forthcoming album Tender Symmetry, due out August 31 on the Erased Tapes label.

✚ A slow-burn cue, “My Duty,” off the superb noir-jazz score by Dillon Baldaserro for the film Black Cop, which appears to be on the festival circuit right now. The score was released a few days ago: blackcopmovie.com.

✚ “World Without Wind” by Brian Eno, off his recent Music for Installations box set (Opal Records): enoshop.co.uk.

Scott Tuma‘s “New Sole (Soft G),” off No Greener Grass (Dismal Niche), his most recent album, which was released last August: dismalnichetapes.bandcamp.com. Also from Tuma, “Song in B,” off the expansive compilation album The Hired Hands: A Tribute to Bruce Langhorne (Scissor Tail Records, 2017): scissortail.bandcamp.com.

Some previous Stasis Report tracks were removed to make room for these, keeping the playlist length to roughly an hour and a half. Those tracks are now in the Stasis Archives playlist.

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Stasis Report ✚ Rachel Grimes, Reznor, Noveller, Rushton, Hopkins, Barbieri

New tracks added to the ambient Spotify playlist

The latest update to my Stasis Report ambient-music playlist on Spotify adds the following tracks:

✚ Two of the more sedate cues (“Morning Fires,” “I Do What I Love”) from Rachel Grimes’ score to the film The Doctor from India, a documentary directed by Jeremy Frindel. The soundtrack was released on May 18: rachelgrimes.bandcamp.com. In addition to Grimes’ piano and sound design, the album credits Jacob Duncan with saxophone and flute, and Scott Moore with violin. Rachel Grimes is a founding member of the chamber-rock group Rachel’s.

✚ “Media” from Mark Rushton’s 2018 collection The Variations. Rushton is based in Iowa City, Iowa, and maintains an excellent podcast of his ambient music: ambient.libsyn.com.

✚ “TCCTF” from Caterina Barbieri’s April 2017 album, Patterns of Consciousness. She’s released at least three sets since then. This, however, is the most recent on Spotify.

✚ “The Unveiling” by Noveller, aka Brooklyn-based guitarist and filmmaker Sarah Lipstate, off the 2017 album A Pink Sunset for No One. She’s subsequently released a live album, Live at Dockside, however this is the most recent one on Spotify.

✚ Jon Hopkins’ “Echo Dissolve,” off his Singularity, released May 4: jonhopkins.bandcamp.com.

✚ “Torn Polaroid” from the score by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross of Nine Inch Nails for the documentary The Vietnam War by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick: nin.com. Nine Inch Nails released an album on Friday, June 22, titled Bad Witch, none of which would make particular sense in an ambient playlist.

Some previous Stasis Report tracks were removed to make room for these, keeping the playlist length to roughly an hour and a half. Those tracks are now in the Stasis Archives playlist.

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Stasis Report ✚ Toprak, Synthikat, Cliff Martinez, Julie Byrne, Sam Gendel

New tracks added to the ambient Spotify playlist

The first update to my Stasis Report ambient-music playlist on Spotify adds the following five tracks:

✚ “Stepping Over the Edge” by Pinar Toprak, from her score to The Tides of Fate, a sailing documentary, released this month on label Varèse Sarabande. Toprak was just announced at the composer for the upcoming Captain Marvel film. The news makes her the first female composer of a Marvel Studios film. Crossing comic-universe borders, Toprak is currently the composer on the Superman TV prequel, Krypton. She provided additional music to the Justice League film and was a composer on the Fortnite video game.

✚ “Alien Piano” is from Synthikat’s Ambient Works 002 album, released two months ago.

✚ “Keep It Christmasy, Babe” is the closing track on Cliff Martinez’s score to the just-released film Hotel Artemis.

✚ Julie Byrne’s “Interlude,” first released on her 2017 album Not Even Happiness, popped up on the ambient-ish Spotify playlist from the Ghostly record label, Ghostly: At Rest.

✚ “East LA Haze Dream” is from Sam Gendel’s Pass If Music, released last month on Leaving Records.

Some previous Stasis Report tracks were removed to make room for these, keeping the playlist length to roughly an hour and a half. Those tracks are now in the Stasis Archives playlist.

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