It’s been a good year for ambient. Considering I only started taking the genre seriously in the last few months, we’ve had great record after great record, and here’s the next one: Growing wowed the crowds at Arthurball this winter and has a new album out entitled Color Wheel. What can you expect? Droning, sure, but also moments of unexpected ferocity and agression that wouldn’t be out of place on a post-rock disc – or a heavy metal album. “Cumulusness” sounds fittingly like a (digital) cloud rising skyward, but “Green Pasture” offers a searing, earthbound approach.
Growing – “Green Pasture”: mp3
Growing – “Cumulusness”: mp3
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The Ambient Series showcases the best in electronic, downbeat, drone, folk and other instrumental genres. Previously: Ilyas Ahmed / Mountains / Beethoven / Chihei Hatakeyama
Tags: Growing, Color Wheel, ambient, drone