26 March 2011


Aethesia was released a couple of months ago on as the debut release of the Energostatic netlabel and every time I put my ipod on shuffle and a track from it comes up, I think "wow this is goooood!" Not only are the individual tracks of top quality, but the overall flow fits  together perfectly- a blend of dubby minimal techno and hazy ambient spheres which will leave fans of chilled nighttime electronica deeply satisfied.

13 March 2011

Abre Ojos - Chakras

Melbourne artist Abre Ojos has created a fascinating series of ambient music video meditations based on the 7 chakras, or energy centers of the human body. in stark contrast to the sugary angelic "new agey" music usually associated with chakra meditation music, the music in these videos is deep and dark, almost ominous. the sometimes harsh and mechanical soundscapes might be at first off-putting for those who are not fans of dark ambient music, but the long reverberant drones make for a very interesting deep meditation experience. accompanying the music are slowly-evolving kaleidoscopic mandala-like animations which greatly enhance the hypnotic, meditative atmosphere.
the first of the videos, "Root" is embedded below. five more can be streamed or downloaded from his vimeo page and the seventh is available only on the Chakras dvd (which includes lossless flac downloads)

Root from abre ojos on Vimeo.