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Rafael Anton Irisarri Grapples With Climate Change On His Latest LP

Rafael Anton Isarri

Photo by Rita J Irisarri

Solastalgia—a portmanteau of the words “solace” and “nostalgia”—describes “the feeling of distress associated with environmental change.” While it was only recently coined by the Australian professor Glenn Albrecht, the feeling is universal—it’s been a part of the human experience for centuries. Nearly everyone can recall a moment when their life was affected by natural phenomena, like a severe storm, or a drought, or a man-made problem like urbanization, creating a level of discomfort or distress.

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The Best New Ambient Music on Bandcamp, June 2018


There are infinite atmospheric worlds available on Bandcamp. From the dreamy to the nightmarish, and the meditative to the deeply unsettling, these compositions often fall under the ambient umbrella. Albums without words that are deeply thoughtful and thought-provoking in their own way—these releases come from all corners of the globe. Every month, Aurora Mitchell will take you through the best ambient releases. In this edition, there’s music made from plants (for real), ASMR-tinged meditations, chirping birds, and misty atmospheres. Continue reading

Hi Bias: Notable Cassette Releases on Bandcamp, March 2018

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Welcome to Hi Bias, a monthly column highlighting recent cassette releases on Bandcamp, and exploring the ideas behind them with the artists who made them. Rather than making sweeping generalizations about the “cassette comeback,” we prefer here simply to cover releases that may escape others’ radar due to their limited, cassette-focused availability.

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