I’ve recently been revisiting some of my favorite ambient artists and making some new discoveries. I thought I’d do a little roundup of what I’ve been daydreaming to for the last week.
Rhian Sheehan & Helios
Keith Kenniff AKA Helios released an album of his previously released songs that have been remixed by a variety of artists. Halving The Compass is one of my all time favourite Helios tracks, and was recently remixed by Rhian Sheehan, an award winning musician from New Zealand. Rhian Sheehan put the ambient scene in awe with his 2008 album, Standing in Silence. I genuinely can’t think of a better composer to remix this track. The pacing and intimate sounds of the piano are perfect.
Tonight is the launch of a new EP by London based artist, Samuel Howard aka Halls. This will be his third release to date. His music is ambient, electronic and often has a sparse dubstep beat. For me, his sound is very engaging, I think it must be the ambient soundscapes that drift me off slightly into a psychedelic day-dream.
The launch is taking place at the hipster hive, Shacklewell Arms in East London. Doors open at 8pm. Click here to order your copy of the EP. I’m quite excited to hear him play live, his previous work is quite beautiful. Here’s the link to the Facebook event.