We Played Palms 'Plantasia' and Heavy Metal in the Name of Science
How do plants react when you play one ambient 70s classic 'Plantasia', and the other Megadeth?
This Nonlocal Forecast Mix Offers Smooth Jazz Fit for Tears and Bong Rips
The Chicago-based artist best known as Fire-Toolz shares a mix of sounds from the world of her proggy computer jazz record ‘Bubble Universe!’
Lena Raine's Digital Ambience Can Make You Panic or Help You Relax
Her soundtrack work earned awards and a spot onstage next to Hans Zimmer. Her debut solo album 'Oneknowing' was made, in part, as a way of dealing with the sudden spotlight.
Breaking's New Ambient Ballads Offer Peace That's Handworn and Hard-Won
The New York composer and filmmaker's new EP 'Shell' offers three intimate and beautiful new songs.
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Mija's Unexpected Ambience and 11 Other Albums for Heavy Rotation
This week's essential listening includes playful raps, optimistic jazz-fusion, spa ambience, and totally crushing noise. Something for everyone.
How Tiga Helped Turn Montreal Into a Nightlife Hub
Plus an exclusive, beatless live mix from the Montreal legend, to help you recover from the after party.
Sun Araw's Misty New Album Shows the Freedom of Improvising With Friends
'Activated Clown,' billed to S. Araw Trio XIII and due out 11 January on NNA Tapes, is colorful, intimate, funny, and free – everything formless music should be.
The 17 Best Mixes of 2018
All of our favourite DJ sets from around clubland and beyond.
Tim Presley’s New White Fence Single is a Stunning, Sparse Left Turn
"I Have To Feed Larry's Hawk," premiering today on Noisey, is a chilly intro to the new White Fence record. We spoke to Tim Presley about San Francisco, harm reduction and the ambient suite that closes his new record.
This Is What Dreams Sound Like
Reissues of the Pennsylvania-based composer Michele Mercure's early electronic works provide an occasion to revisit the visionary electronic music that came to her in her sleep.
Julian Lynch's First Single in Five Years Is Peacefully Freaked Out
On January 18, the songwriter will release 'Rat's Spit,' his first album since 2013. Its lead single "Meridian" is billowing, beautiful, and bleak.
Get Lost in Kelly Moran's Multi-Dimensional Piano Music
The composer and pianist, now touring in Oneohtrix Point Never's band, has a new album of more free-flowing improvisatory music called 'Ultraviolet.' It feels both personal and infinite.