Review: Aria Rostami has already established herself in the contemporary ambient kingdom thanks to several excellent EP's for labels like Crash Symbols and Spring Memory, so this new chapter in her catalogue alongside newcomer Daniel Blomquist was received with both open ears and an open mind by our in-house leftfield team. Across six magnificent segments, Wandering Eye gives the impression of space and rhythmic freedom, with the four version of "Dome" and the two of "Ridge" all offering their fair share of pensiveness and reflection. Rather than going for a solely dark or bleak outlook, however, many moments over these carefully arranged sound experiments are full of peace and tranquillity. Wonderful.
Review: Emerging producer Rapoon presents a full length on Alessandro Tedeschi's Rome based label Glacial Movement. Just like the label's name might suggest: this is some very chilling and glacial ambient in the vein of Biosphere (think Sub Strata) and it is full of suspense and drama. We particularly enjoyed the desolate and hypnotic drones of "A Listening Ice" and "A Sky Beckons Down", the bittersweet symphonies of "A Prophecy Lies Under" and the twelve minute long closing epic "The Sky Dances In Green" which is the most fitting soundtrack to a brutal trek of endurance through the cold winds of the Arctic. Brilliant stuff!