Our featured artists from 2016 choose their favorite ambient releases and reissues of the year


UMWELT (New Flesh / Killekill)

Isorinne ‎– No Strength of Sun (Yerevan Tapes) Listen / Buy
Occult Orientated Crime ‎– Just A Clown On Crack (Dekmantel) Listen / Buy
Streiber and E-Saggila ‎– Streiber / E - Saggila (Aught Void) Listen / Buy

NO FRILLS (WERK / Germany)

Indirect 3 Meets Nikolaienko ‎- Ode To The Sea (Muscut) Listen / Buy
Synth Sisters - Aube (17853 Records) Listen / Buy
Miyako Koda - Butter (Grandisc) Listen / Buy

ETERNELL (Eternell / Sweden)

Warmth - Essay (Archives) Listen / Buy
bvdub - Yours are Stories of Sadness (bvdub) Listen / Buy
moshimoss - FIIElI​ (​2011)Listen / Free Download

DTEKK (Technosoul / Poland)

Abul Mogard - Works (Ecstatic) Listen / Buy
Roly Porter - Third Law (Tri Angle) Listen / Buy
Rafael Anton Irisarri - Fragile Geography (Room40) Listen / Buy

SHADED EXPLORER (Midgar Records / Italy)

Donnacha Costello - Stay Perfectly Still (Ursa) Listen / Buy
Rising Sun - Lamentations Of Rising Sun (Fauxpas Musik) Listen / Buy
Tommaso Cappellato & Astral Travel - World Traveller (Ambiwa) Listen / Buy

MAREENA (Unrush / Tresor / Germany)

ASC - No Stars Without Darkness (Silent Season) Listen / Buy
The Smoke Clears - The Smoke Clears (All City Dublin) Listen / Buy
Young Male - How to disappear in America (White Material) Listen / Buy

SIRKO MUELLER (Mojuba / Tokomak / Germany)

Teho Teardo & Blixa Bargeld - Nerissimo (SPÈCULA 008) Listen / Buy
Carla dal Forno - You Know What It's Like (Blackest Ever Black) Listen / Buy
Manuel Göttsching - E2-E4 (MG.ART) Listen / Buy

RICHARD ZEPEZAUER (nsyde / Germany)

Peder Mannerfelt - Rule Rope & Strings (Numbers) Listen / Buy
Stanislav Tolkachev - See You Tomorrow (Mord Records) Listen / Buy
Mika Vainio - Mannerlaatta (iDeal) Listen / Buy

LIFE RECORDER (Aesthetic Audio / France)

Jose Rico - Sound Era (Into The Deep Records) Listen / Buy
Solune - Alteration - Cycle (Bass Cadet Records) Listen / Buy
Yussef Kamaal - Remembrance (Brownswood Recordings) Listen / Buy

KAELAN (Subosc / EarToGround / Italy)

1991 - No More Dreams (No More Dreams) Listen / Buy
Saåad - Verdaillon (In Paradisum) Listen / Buy
Steve Roach ‎– Shadow Of Time (Projekt) Listen / Buy

ELLIOT CLARKE (VATN / Australia)

bvdub - Yours are Stories of Sadness (bvdub) Listen / Buy
Ynoji - Goldstun (Vatn Recordings) Listen / Buy
Sam KDC - Cycles Of Perspective (Auxiliary) Listen / Buy

ECHOPLEX (Soleil / Synewave / UK)

Brian Eno - The Ship (Warp) Listen / Buy
The Orb - The Art of Chill 4 (Platipus) Listen / Buy
Eugeniusz Rudnik - ERdada na taśmę (Requiem Records) Listen / Buy