Tag Archives: ambient

MTNS – SALVAGE EP (Indie/Electronica – Australia)

Boldly arriving on the scene in 2013, Brisbane-based MTNS released their debut single “Lost Track Of Time” to unanimous critical acclaim and went on to win the Triple j Unearthed BIGSOUND 2013 competition a few weeks after the release. Having toured Australia with the likes of Andy Bull, The Kite String Tangle and Tigertown, the band surprised and captivated a growing number of fans with their relaxed indie electro soundscapes.

Now, with the release of their debut EP, Salvage, the young three-piece have shown they are more than a great single – showcasing their ability to merge chillwave sounds, sharp beats, undulating synths and haunting lyrics.

For more info, find MTNS on Facebook. Buy the Salvage EP on

VIDEO : SIGUR RÓS – VARÚD (Ambient/PostRock – Iceland)

Four years after their last LP, Sigur Rós finally released their new album Valtari (which literally translates to “steamroller”) last May 29th via XL Recordings. To spice things up a little, lead singer Jónsi Birgisson and his mates launched the Valtari mystery film experiment. To put it simply, the band asked a dozen film makers to create short films representing whatever came to their mind when they listened to songs from album, and all this with a strictly limited budget.

The video for the entrancingly beautiful song “Varúð” taps into the talent of Icelandic film maker Inga Birgisdóttir. Watch it above…

Find out more about Sigur Rós on their official website or on Facebook. Buy their music on Sigur

ULTRAISTA – SMALLTALK (Ambient/Electronica – UK)


Probably best known for his production work with Radiohead, Beck or Charlotte Gainsbourg, Nigel Godrich is also a respected musician that you’ve probably seen playing guitar and synths with Thom Yorke’s Atoms For Piece ensemble. Lately he’s been working with L.A. drummer/producer Joey Waronker and London artist Laura Bettinson on a new mysterious project called Ultraísta.

Their debut single is called “Smalltalk” and it’s currently streaming on SoundCloud and YouTube. The song is a sophisticated piece of electronica with intricate programmed beats, eerie synths and some beautifully spare vocals by Bettinson.

If you want to keep in touch with Ultraísta’s future releases, check out the official web page or Facebook.

SIGUR RÓS – EKKI MUKK (Ambient/Electronica – Iceland)

Four years after their last LP, Sigur Rós have returned with the lead single from their soon-to-be-released new album, Valtari. To help their numerous fans wait until the official release, the Icelandic quartet have uploaded their captivating new song “Ekki Mukk” on SoundCloud. Stream it below…

Since the band’s last album Med Sud I Eyrum Vid Spilum Endalaust in 2008, front man Jónsi launched a side project with partner Alex Somers and he also wrote the soundtrack for the motion picture We Bought A Zoo.

Sigur Rós’ new album Valtari, which means “steamroller” in Icelandic, will be their sixth studio album and it is scheduled for release on May 29th.

Find out more about Sigur Rós on their official website or on Facebook. Buy their music on Sigur

TEEN DAZE – WINTER SUN (Electronica/Ambient – Canada)

Teen Daze

On December 6th, Vancouver-based musician Teen Daze will release a free compilation on his own digital label Cultus Vibes, launched at the beginning of the year. Featuring new tracks from artists such as Bank Heist, Parish Of Little Clifton, Manitoulin and Des A Boda, the compilation will be an early Christmas present to all ambient / dream pop lovers. Cultus Vibes: Together will also include Teen Daze’s own contribution “Winter Sun”, a gorgeous piece with layered synths and a nice beat.

Teen Daze - Winter Sun     

If you like what you hear, don’t forget to check out Teen Daze’s 2010 collaboration with Houses. More info and music by Teen Daze on his official site, Bandcamp or MySpace.