Ambient music can be difficult to get right. It needs to be of low intensity and provide a specific mood to space. My theory is that the best examples perform two functions. At low volume it doesn’t draw attention to itself but fulls a room with sound. At high volumes it reveals it’s detail of timbre, texture and polyphonic rhythms.
So finding a new artist is always enlightening. Cousin Silas is my latest find. On his own, the music tends towards monotone drones. But in collaboration with others comes the best results. These three albums represent his best work.