Ambient Music Guide Best Albums of 2015: Reviews of Essential Ambient, Chillout & Downtempo

It's a stunning slow-building swell with a glittering, cascading chord progression that rises from darkness into light, evoking some kind of ecstatic revelation

Vinyl cut of adrift by Ebauche ambient album by Alex Leonardadrift by Ebauche is one of the best albums of 2015 as selected by Ambient Music Guide. Sharing the list are Max Richter, St Germain, Robert Rich, Steve Roach, and Woob to name just a few. To say I’m excited is an understatement. The Ambient Music Guide has been publishing trusted reviews since 2001, and is a highly respected source of Ambient, Chillout, and Downtempo recommendations. Here’s what Mike G has to say about Alex Leonard’s album:

Ecstatic revelation

From Poland comes the 5th album from electronic composer Ebauche (aka Alex Leonard) which finds him forging a quiet path between experimental noise and musical tonality with unusual skill. His inspiration and samples came from three key sources: the wilderness and ancient temples of Cambodia, the wild northern coastline of Ireland and the dark, ancient beauty of Poland’s Carpathian mountains. The jewel in the album’s crown is also it’s most melodic piece, “Gonglaing”. It’s a stunning slow-building swell with a glittering, cascading chord progression that rises from darkness into light, evoking some kind of ecstatic revelation. Buy Adrift from Invisble Agent Records – Mike G – Ambient Music Guide

Buy the vinyl, canvas prints, or CD

Adrift is available on lathe cut vinyl, CD, and beautiful custom prints are also available. A completely unique set of artwork to add to your collection, or to give as a gift. Congratulations to Alex, here’s to a creative 2016.

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