Tonight on Spiral: A Return To The Ephemeral City

Tonight on Spiral: A Return To The Ephemeral City

Tonight, Spiral continues its multiweek exploration of ambient and experimental music that invokes or is inspired by cities. This week, we’ll start off with some nicely urban-inspired pieces by Palancar, ontol, Joe Frawley, Lucette Bourdin, Grégoire Lourme, Lutz...
Tonight on Spiral: Out Of Silence

Tonight on Spiral: Out Of Silence

Last week, I began a two-week descent into ambient music that plays with the topic of silence, and featured a ton of short-form music by many artists we love. This week, we’re going longform, with tracks by Tim Kays, Lily Pond Orchestra, and Paul Vnuk Jr. —in...
Tonight on Spiral: Into Silence

Tonight on Spiral: Into Silence

Silence is a fascinating topic among ambient musicians. We’re obsessed with it, we write songs about it, and paradoxically not many of those songs contain much silence. It’s paradoxical, almost but not quite an oxymoron… and there’s a lot of...
Tonight on Spiral: On Ice

Tonight on Spiral: On Ice

Ice. It’s cold, it’s stark, it has all sorts of connotations in the mind, and therefore it is, unsurprisingly, a popular topic for ambient music. (What’s really surprising? How few songs there are about chocolate pudding.) Tonight, we bring you lots...
Tonight on Spiral: No, Bro

Tonight on Spiral: No, Bro

Nope, sorry. No sudden emergency, no illness, no family drama, no work deadlines, no existential angst (well, maybe not much). Just an evening off before the New Year begins.  Spiral will be back next Sunday night. Until then, have a safe and happy New Year, wherever...