Friends - An Ambient Compilation

Hey!

I’m super very hyper proud to share this new compilation with you that just came out on my label. It’s called ‘Friends’ and I believe it is something very special.

It started with a conversation I had with @fourhexagons months ago. We thought it would be a wonderful idea to invite many of our friends to form a compilation that basically plays like an album. Not just a bunch of various artists but a collective statement and a snapshot of our little ambient scene that is spread across the world, yet united by a common passion and (well) social media :slight_smile:

So we contacted a lot of our favorite artists and told them that the compilation would only happen, if most of them were on board - And all of them joined right away.

Today, this compilation is finally released and I couldn’t be more happy about it. It is available digitally and in a limited cassette edition, which will start shipping end of December / early January.

Here’s the official blurb, which sums up the project pretty nicely:
“This compilation was not made by various artists, it was made by friends. It is meant as a collective statement from our little ambient scene. Peaceful, dreamy and optimistic.”

Friends are:
Emily A. Sprague @stripes
Lightbath @fourhexagons
Hainbach
Interlaken
Paperbark
Scott Campbell @scttcmpbll
Jogging House @boboter
ann annie @annannie
ioflow @ioflow
r beny @rbeny
Amulets



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This looks wonderful. Congratulations and I’m glad I can have a listen now

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Really really nice :blush:
Congrats on the release!

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Thanks, guys. Super glad you like it.

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What a fantastic idea for a tape! Some of my absolute favorites and biggest inspirations, and a couple of new names to dig deeper on. Great work by everyone involved. :slight_smile:

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beautiful! talk about an all-star cast!

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All the contributions here are fantastic. It really does flow like an album :black_heart:

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Golly, this is absolutely lovely - well done to all those involved!

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Many thanks for listening, supporting and the lovely comments. Much appreciated. :pray:

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Picked up a tape! Many inspirations all in one place, just amazing.

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WOAH! So many great artists on just one release?! cray.

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Seil Records is typically high quality stuff… Last Night by Paperbark is fantastic, along with several others. I keep returning to these recordings, definitely looking forward to becoming familiar with (falling asleep to?) Friends (the sounds of)

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Thank you all. We received such wonderful feedback so far. Absolutely amazing. :heart:

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This is my new favorite thing ever. Brilliant collection of brilliant and talented people. Thank you for pulling this together!

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Great collection of both artists and music - I picked up Friends yesterday then bought Piano Works by Hainbach (good to have you back), Last night by Paperback and Reasons to Live by Paperback and r beny today - I’m looking forward to an ammmmmbient Christmas

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Thanks again for all the kind words. You can’t believe how much this means to me.

@Softscoop
Thanks for all the orders. Once the tapes arrive at my place and are ready to ship, I will combine them and refund you the difference for the shipping costs.

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sitting down and listening today, great stuff all around!

The bass-y, sort of underwater sounding piano really stuck out to me @annannie, I love the sound. Can I ask how you recorded/processed that?

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it was recorded on a tape loop! no effects, just the dry signal!

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Awesome! Have a friend who has been getting into making tape loops will have to give this a try.

There finally is a new batch of Friends tapes available. I hope you don’t mind the bump, I figured that might be of interest to some of you. :pray:

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