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Best Experimental Releases on Bandcamp: August 2019

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All kinds of experimental music can be found on Bandcamp: free jazz, avant-rock, dense noise, outer-limits electronics, deconstructed folk, abstract spoken word, and so much more. If an artist is trying something new with an established form or inventing a new one completely, there’s a good chance they’re doing it on Bandcamp. August’s selection includes improvisations for jaw-harp and video, Japanese harsh noise, meditations on sleep deprivation, and a cacophonous long-distance collaboration.

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The Best New Ambient on Bandcamp: August 2019

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A quick browse through the Bandcamp ambient tag will reveal any number of ambient works from composers unified in their artistry through atmosphere, but with wildly differing approaches to how they achieve their goals. From the intimate and warm to the unsettling and tense, ambient is a diverse and endlessly thought-provoking genre. Every month, Ari Delaney will walk through the best recent releases you can find right here on Bandcamp.

In this edition, we’re highlighting albums released from July 15 through August 15, including a chill-out spin on vaporwave conventions and the anticipated sequel to February’s Grønland.

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A Guide to Siavash Amini’s Eclectic Ambient Music

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There’s a reason that Siavash Amini takes his role as an artist seriously. “For us, growing up in Iran, there was a lot of stigma surrounding music,” he says. “We had to persuade our parents that music isn’t just a hobby. Art is not a hobby. It’s serious work.” To help combat that social stigma, Iranian artists—Amini among them—held serious discussions about why it’s important to be an artist: the good that it does for the creator, and how it contributes to society. “These discussions started something in us. It became apparent that we shouldn’t be ashamed of the things we’re doing and creating,” he says. “We had to rebel against the system—but it wasn’t in a punk way at all.” 

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The Best New Ambient Music on Bandcamp: February 2019

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A quick browse through the Bandcamp ambient tag will reveal any number of ambient works from composers unified in their artistry through atmosphere, but with wildly differing approaches to how they achieve their goals. From the intimate and warm to the unsettling and tense, ambient is a diverse and endlessly thought-provoking genre. Every month, Ari Delaney will walk through the best recent releases you can find right here on Bandcamp.

In this edition, we’re highlighting albums released from January 15 through February 15, including the newest in a series of conceptual noise albums exploring the pains of growing up, and a fictional movie score from an anonymous composer. Continue reading