Monday, December 17, 2018

Spielberger hold torch proud for ambient music

So what would it sound and feel like to experience Steven Spielberg’s blockbuster Jaws with John Williams’ signature score replaced with the experimental, ambient...

The songs of 2017

Every once in a while, listening to albums, there are tracks that stand out above others. They aren't always singles but sometimes are. Released...

Film and music stories in 'Pure Honey' 31, plus free music

More music on the Independent Ethos, you say? Well, every month, "Purehoney Magazine," which I also contribute to, puts together a compilation of alternative...

Mike Garson talks about ‘David Bowie Variations’: an Indie Ethos exclusive

Forget Brian Eno, Lou Reed and Iggy Pop. One of David Bowie's most consistent and important collaborators has been his stalwart keyboardist, Mike Garson....

Duke of Burgundy plunges deep into the frailty of love and...

It’s funny that the 50 Shades of Grey movie will hit the multiplex on the same day as The Duke of Burgundy enters select art house theaters....

Ambient music artist Dirk Serries offers insight into his craft: An...

Before he coined the term "ambient music," Brian Eno released an album called Discreet Music. Inside the 1975 album's liner notes he described listening...

Local spotlight: Harnessing the monstrous “instru-metal” sound of Holly Hunt on...

Whether the couple behind the music of Holly Hunt realizes it or not, they treat their instruments as channels into something beyond simple music....

Ambient duo Spielberger find place for “real” guitars on ‘Jazzy’

Spielberger has returned with a brand new album, and the duo has added guitars and drums to their wash of ambient noise. Where 2011’s...

Fleet Foxes dump hooks, go for atmosphere on new album

The members of Fleet Foxes have been away from the recording studio a long time since the recording of their breakout self-titled full-length in ...

Boxwood, a one-man wall of sound, releases “Sun Garden City” EP...

Jose Ferrer, aka Boxwood, is a bit of a deconstructionist. He showed up at Sweat Records in Miami a couple weeks ago to talk...