Light Clouds has been in the works almost since the start of Cold Fiction Music in some form or another. We finally are able to bring 11 tracks of Ambient from 10 great artists. The styles are quite varied on the album including Drone, Space Ambient, Dark Ambient and Piano music. We hope there is something for all Ambient lovers.
James Shain returns to the label, previously releasing as lilmanjs, with another album filled with spacey dronescapes to relax with. Three lush dronescapes are accented by 2 long minimal dronescapes that call a more minimal sense of floating through space highlighted by sparse and distant leads at times. For those a fan of Sunrise in Space and Fading Starlight, this album will be sure to please.
Our 39th release on the label is an EP full of Dark Space Ambient from Hyperreality. Hints of light shine throughout the release, but you really feel the cold darkness of outer space with this release. How to listen to this properly? As the artist states, space ambient should be visualised to when you’re alone, in the dark so try listening to this fantastic release of Dark Space Ambient when you’re alone and about to fall asleep.
Bound of Reflection returns to the label with more Ambient music to sooth the soul. This time around is quite different than his earlier release The Birds. Where as The Birds was a lot of synths melded to create Ambient music, this release is quite the opposite. There are a lot of pads as well as some synths with soft beats going underneath to provide the different style on the album. Overall with the change in style, you can still hear the signature sound of Bound of Reflection. So if you don’t mind some soft beats in your Ambient this is for you.
We are happy to bring more Ambient musics to the label from artist Spuntic. Spuntic coming from Iran brings sweet bliss and ethereal sounds for the EP. The album is a mostly floating slow journey but always moving. Tracks like Liquid and Celestial having moving pads to change up the pace of the album. Another great Ambient release on the label and an artist you’ll be sure to follow for some time to come.
Sage Taylor is back for another release on the label, this time bringing Space Ambient to you. Distant Constellation is a collection of Drones from his 404? days and features an unreleased tune as the title track of the album. Floating away into space is what you’ll be feeling, but at the same time a sense of melody while very slow and some great ambiance to go along with it. If you’re a fan of any of the previous Drone releases, you’ll be sure to love this album from a true master.
The 3rd entry in the Droning series centers around the theme of water. This time around though we have 2 songs instead of a single song that happened in the earlier releases. Louigi says the theme of water brought these 2 tracks together for this release and also says that whatever kind of water it makes you think of is all up to you. So relax with these 2 pieces of floating music centered around water.
SecondFace makes his mark on the label with his first release – an Ambient release that floats from start to finish. The album starts off with Nightfall (Down Remix) that just melds great melodies with a spacey mood and adds in drums towards the end. This track is the only one with drums though. The rest give you a feeling of going through space and landing on a planet just in time for Winter. If you have loved any of our past Ambient releases, this one is for you. An album you should not miss.
Louigi Verona returns to the label with his second entry in the Droning series. A long floating piece of Ambient music, this is a tune to get lost in. A single tune that doesn’t feel like it rushes to the end, nor does it feel like you’re never wanting the tune to end. If you liked other releases from Louigi on the label, you’ll be in love with this second entry in the Droning series.
Chronos: The Battle For is a 10 track album that is designed to be a soundtrack sampler for a fictional RPG. The project was inspired by the game Pier Solar and The Great Architects. The album starts off with the quiet and moody piano track Lumi, and then goes into an acoustic guitar and strings track Explorers in The Forest. The album is a great Ambient album to relax to, and should remind you of the olden days of RPGs. A great album for lovers of Ambient and video games.
Louigi Verona returns to the label for another release, this time starting off a series of releases entitled Droning. Droning is an ongoing project to produce a great number of drone recordings of praiseworthy duration and extreme static nature. It is also intentionally positioned in no particular way. It is not announced as a work of art, nor it is presented as not a work of art. In fact, the only thing said about “droning” is that it is a project to create certain type of audio recordings. What you get are those audio recordings. How you use them and how you understand them is up to you.
A Chance of Weather is the first album that lilmanjs started work on back in late 2009. The album features 12 tracks of IDM and Ambient music, as it was designed to be half IDM and half Ambient to flow very nicely. You can see how far lilmanjs came in music making just by listening from start to finish – from his first track ever, Blue Skies Turning Grey, to later tracks like Interlude (Sky Guitar) and Peacefull Weekend. The album ends with the epic 15 minute track Lakeside Reflections In Spring (Winter into Spring Mix). The album should please both Ambient lovers and IDM lovers.
Kogyo brings us deep Ambient soundscapes that are sure to please anyone who likes Ambient music. Flowing synths and pads with strings in a few parts meld to create soothing music that any Ambient music lover can like. Songs like Dark Space and Cassini bring about a slightly darker side to the music but it all ends with a light, strings filed track named Ringsjon.
This release is Louigi Verona’s second effort on Cold Fiction Music. It contains only 1 song, but it is great Dronescape music from Louigi that we’ve come to love. This release is about the troposphere, which is the lowest portion of Earth’s atmosphere. Most of the phenomena we associate with day-to-day weather occurs in the troposphere. This composition is a lot about hovering, visualizing sound and observation. Louigi also recommends that while it is absolutely fine to listen to the tune in the background, the greatest experience is to listen to it carefully, in a room with good speakers or even better with your headphones. By giving this sound landscape your full attention, you are guaranteed to take one of the most curious adventures through sound, imagination and the heights of the troposphere.
This release is the third conceptual album from Bound Of Reflection. The tracks have a light and atmospheric style, dedicated to the different seasons of nature and the time of day. The compositions are full of many deep pads, pleasant timbre, and have a relaxed atmosphere. This gives the album a general mood and integrity, without a loss of individuality and unique ideas of each individual track. The final track, The Glow, is a minimalist end to the work.