In The Branches “Wilderness Time” Full Album Now On YouTube

In The Branches - Wilderness Time

In celebration of its freshly designed new digital booklet (available in high-resolution PDF format with purchase of the album on Bandcamp), In The Branches’ critically-acclaimed 2016 album Wilderness Time is now on YouTube (scroll down for embedded video), showcasing a slideshow of the new artwork as the album plays in its entirety.

A bonus track “Wilderness Time II”, from In The Branches’ fifth album “Lost and Found”, has been included as a logical extension to this collection of wilderness-themed ambient guitar music.

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In The Branches – Transience (EP) Out Now on Bandcamp

This previously-subscriber-only release is now available to purchase on Bandcamp for just $2. All proceeds help Shane get back the recording studio that was stolen from him in Seattle!

About Transience

Recorded live in studio on September 3, 2015.
Released January 27, 2018

Transience is a meditation on the always-changing nature of life, inspired in name by lyrics from the band Anathema. Their “Judgement” album had a line that always stuck with me:

How fast time passed by
The transience of life
(YouTube video of this song included below)

Recommended Ambient: Etherculture – “Posibilidad Pura”

Etherculture is a brand new project by Benjamin Florentino from Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Benjamin usually produces trance music, but recently expanded his creativity to include ambient soundscapes. He contacted me on Facebook to compliment my In The Branches work, and sent some preview tracks for “Posibilidad Pura”. I did not expect such quality from an ambient newbie, I’ll be honest. This music was the kind I search for. The songs are minimal, simple, and always subtly evolving. This delicate manipulation of sound is something that can take a lifetime to achieve, and Etherculture has captured that on his first attempt.

Highly recommended for fans of Carbon Based Lifeforms, Bvdub, ASC, Loscil, and the like.

“Songs From The Abyss” Now On YouTube

“Songs From The Abyss” was an album that created itself autonomously, waiting patiently over the course of a year while I recorded live guitar looping sessions and traded tracks with Steven Taylor of the techno project Ghostwire. Steven’s entry into the world of ambient was a fantastic match for the atmosphere I imagined for this album.

Part space music, part emotional dirge, and part spiritual experience. That’s the impression I felt while putting the pieces together and hearing them all together.

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