Rolling Ambient/Modern Composition/Drone Thread 2018 Edition


So are we still doing our top 5 end of the year lists? I’m going to have to adjust my after that Hammock release :grin:


Some good stuff on this list and some stuff I’ve not heard.



Hi. Not sure if this has been posted but I really like it.


Not sure if we’re still doing this, but cuss it, here’s my five…

  1. Sarah Davachi - Let Night Come On Bells End the Day (Recital)
  2. Rafael Anton Irisarri - Midnight Colours (Geographic North)
  3. Ian William Craig - Thresholder (130701)
  4. Less Bells - Solifuge (Kranky)
  5. Rafael Anton Irisarri - Sirimiri (Umor-Rex)

Viva double Irisarri!


Oh yeah, forgot all about this. This would be mine (discounting Disintegration State releases) I think:

  1. GAS - Rausch
  2. Warmth – Parallel
  3. Snufmumriko – Dromboken
  4. Grey Acres – S/T
  5. Rafael Anton Irisarri - Midnight Colours

  1. Jake Muir - Lady’s Mantle
  2. Snufmumriko - Dromboken
  3. Niskogradba - Lies, deception and sin
  4. Gas - Rasuch
  5. Araceae - Lunae Semita


I’ll get counting!

  1. Caterina Barbieri - Born Again In The Voltage
  2. Sarah Davachi - Let Night Come On Bells End The Day
  4. Sarah Davachi - Gave In Rest
  5. Capac - Through The Dead Waste

Viva Double Davachi!

Merry Christmas, guys




Hurrah for this thread!

  1. Forma - Semblance
  2. Rafael Anton Irisarri - Midnight Colours
  3. Szun Waves - New Hymn To Freedom
  4. Dialect - Loose Blooms
  5. Farwarmth - Immeasurable Heaven

Top 5 songs of the year
  1. Warmth- Parallel
  2. Dedekind Cut-Tahoe
  3. 36- Circuit Bloom
  4. C. Diab- Exit Rumination
  5. Gray Acres- Self Titled


Somehow I’ve not listened to the new Gas :roll_eyes:


Okay, I’ll play

  1. Low - Double Negative
  2. Jake Muir - Lady’s Mantle
  3. Kathryn Joseph - From When I Wake the Want Is
  4. Araceae - Lunae Semita
  5. Ian William Craig - Thresholder


Spoiler Alert for the Monday Graveyard


Well I love 3 of these so that gives me another couple of albums I really need to check out straight away.


Hang on a minute, team!

Szun Waves??

Both great records, but I thought we were sticking with the thread genres??!!

If not, I need to revise my list!!!

Apropos of others’ selections, the Dialect record is fab. And if we’re going off piste,then Well Kept Thing by Foxhole is brilliant. Oh man. I’m getting right off-genres now. Ignore me!



I’m guessing you don’t know the FOUDRE! record? They’re a sort of live-form drone outfit led by Richard Knox, the head honcho of the rather wonderful little Gizeh Records label. It’s home to A-Sun Amissa who also put out one of my top 10 AsOTY this year. KAMI was recorded live and is great if you like nice gnarly drone. With guitars!



Thanks - yeah it’s the Foudre! and Capac records i don’t know. Given these both a listen and really enjoyed so big thanks.


Presume you’ve heard Caterina Babieri’s split with Eleh from this year as well. Love that too.


Insanely difficult to choose but I’ll go with:

  1. Sarah Davachi - Let Night Come On Bells End The Day
  2. Lucy Railton -Paradise 94
  3. Christina Vantzou - No. 4
  4. Caterina Barbieri - Born Again in the Voltage
  5. Thomas Ankersmit - Homage to Dick Raaijmakers