Friday, November 13

Ambient Recommendations

Someone asked me on Twitter recently to pick my three recent favorite ambient albums. I replied that I felt it was far too hard to narrow down. After further prompting, I decided to put together a blog post with a bunch of recommendations, so here it is.

I'm gonna keep this fairly recent, so let's say 2000-now. I'm also not going to list any of my own work or anything on my labels, as I'm sure you probably all know about those anyway!

Neel - Phobos
The Inward Circles – Belated Movements For An Unsanctioned Exhumation August 1st 1984
Aun - Fiat Lux
Variant - Fallinstars / The Setting Sun
Rafael Anton Irisari - The Unintentional Sea
Brock Van Wey - White Clouds Drift On and On
A Winged Victory For The Sullen - A Winged Victory For The Sullen
Grouper - Ruins
Ø ‎– Heijastuva
Pausal - Forms
Slow Walkers - Slow Walkers
36 - Hollow / Lithea
Deaf Center - Live In Moscow / Recount

A few of these could also fall into other categories, such as modern classical and even folk, but on the whole, this is a good representation of the type of stuff I've been playing in the Deep Space Mix Series. Of course, you can also find more music by checking out the track listings for all the Deep Space mixes by clicking on the images on the page, located in the navigation menu on the left.  Finally, there's probably a bunch of artists and albums I've left out or forgotten about, so I'll add anything else that comes to mind as and when.  Enjoy.

Monday, November 2

ASC - Fervent Dream

My new ambient album for Silent Season, entitled Fervent Dream, will be available on November 25th.  Limited edition CD release plus digital to follow, as before with the previous LP's.  


Tuesday, October 27

Resident Advisor Feature

I had a long chat with Andrew Ryce about all things ASC and Auxiliary for a Resident Advisor feature.  Have a read here:

Wednesday, September 30

New Auxiliary/Veil Releases

Brand new from Auxiliary, Sam KDC's ambient album, entitled Late Night Innominate, Volume One.  6 untitled tracks spanning 1 12" vinyl and also available digitally.  Late Night Innominate will be a new series from Auxiliary offering our take on ambient music over a long player format on vinyl and digital only.  Pre-order here:

Also available to pre-order right now is a brand new release from ASCBinary System offers four tracks that have been doing the rounds over the last year on several mixes and Auxcasts.  This one is the first Veil release outside of the Veil/Unveil series in over two years.  Pre-order here:

Monday, August 24

Grey Area, Podcast One

Grey Area Podcast One is now available. Download from:

Samurai Music Group

Grey Area is a collaborative label between Auxiliary and Samurai, with the accompanying podcast focusing on the 'Grey Area' sound. Podcast One includes mixes from myself, Sam KDC, Presha, and a discussion with us all about the music we are pushing and our thoughts.

There's a lot of information about what Grey Area is all about contained in the discussions on the podcast, so I won't say much more and let you take it all in.


Tuesday, August 18

AUXCD008 - Synth Sense - Perfect Symmetry

Synth Sense's long anticipated follow up to the critically acclaimed 'Tomorrow's World' is now available to pre-order.  Available on limited edition CD and digital, 'Perfect Symmetry' boasts an impressive 20 tracks.

Pre-order now:

Release date is set for 18th Sept 2015 for digital, however you may get your CD earlier, depending when stock arrives at the SMG store.

Tuesday, July 21

Vaccine white label

New release from Vaccine on a 200 copies limited edition white label vinyl only release. No digital available for obvious reasons.  Available here:

Friday, July 10


Since it's been a while and I have been kinda neglecting this blog, I figured it might be a good time to let you all know that things are happening and what you can look forward to.

First of all, last week I announced me and Presha were teaming up for a new collaborative record label called Grey Area.  The ethos of the label revolves around the music both myself and Geoff have been pushing with our respective labels.  Geoff spoke at length and gave his thoughts on this so called Grey Area and what he meant by the term over at Tea and Techno.  If you missed that, you can read the whole thing here  There's also a mix to accompany the interview which will give you a fleeting idea of what the project will entail.  First release is under way right now and we'll have more news on it as soon as we have test presses and a release date.

So onto Auxiliary and all it's related labels...  It's been pretty quiet this year, save for Veil/Unveil Issue Three and the vinyl reissue of Kiyoko's Sea Of Trees, so just to whet your appetite, there is another Auxiliary vinyl LP and another Veil 12" in the works right now.  Test presses are due for both very soon, so we'll announce artists/tracks/audio and no doubt pre-order links before you know it.

Auxcast...  it's kinda been put on the backburner for a while, due to the small matter of my album Imagine The Future coming out and various other commitments.  I'm in the process of collecting tracks to put one together very soon, so keep your eyes peeled for that.

What else?  Well there's plenty more, but I don't want to get ahead of myself and reveal too much just yet, as there's nothing worse than waiting for something then to be told it's been delayed and then again and again, so I guess we'll drop it on you nearer the time and there will be surprises galore.  Until then, if you haven't already grabbed yourself the latest Auxiliary releases or even a t-shirt or a hooded top, then head over to our store and grab yourself some presents.

Samurai Music Group - Auxiliary Store

Saturday, June 13

Imagine The Future (Round Up)

My latest album, entitled 'Imagine The Future', is available on 3x12" vinyl, CD and digital now.  I figured it would be a good time to round up a bunch of links for those of you who haven't yet purchased it.

Friday, May 8

[Pre-order] - Imagine The Future

OK, here we go... Pre-orders now available for my new album, Imagine The Future. There's quite a few exclusives for ordering from the Samurai store, so head over and take your pick and have a listen to the previews.

Click here to pre-order now:

The album is available on 3 x 12" vinyl, CD and download. The exclusive bundles from the Samurai store include t-shirt, insert print (limited to 100) and sticker that won't be available elsewhere.
I hope you all enjoy this album and support it like you've done with all my previous work.

Thursday, April 30

Imagine The Future

Pre-orders will be available next week and the release date has been set for June 8th.

For more info, click here

Wednesday, April 22

AUXLP001 - Kiyoko - Sea Of Trees

Pre-orders are now available for the limited edition vinyl reissue of Kiyoko's debut LP, Sea Of Trees.  The album originally came out on CD in 2012.  Since then, we've seen increasing demand for the album to be reissued on vinyl, so now's your chance to own a copy.

Pre-order here:

Wednesday, April 15

36 - Deep Space Mix 26

I'm pleased to welcome another guest to the Deep Space Mix series.  No. 26 comes from a UK ambient producer that should need no introduction for those of you heavily into ambient music.  Dennis Huddleston, better known as '36' (pronounced three six) is the man behind this mix.  In true Deep Space fashion, it keeps the beats to a bare minimum and delivers music to drift off to.  Without further ado, go ahead and click the link below.


For previous Deep Space mixes, check here.