Author: Michael Gallegly
Body Complex, by Heathered Pearls, was one of my most anticipated albums of the new year, and I’ve been listening to it constantly since it came out. It has much of the dark ambiance of preceeding album Loyal, but with more beats and percussion than that album.
Weekly Sounds - August 17, 2015
Bring Me The Head of Kyle Bobby Dunn, by Kyle Bobby Dunn, is about as minimal as it gets when it comes to recent ambient music. However minimal it is, there’s some incredible depth to the textures and soundscapes and this is by far my favorite album to listen to when going to sleep.
Weekly Sounds - July 13, 2015
Marconi Union are a Manchester, England trio who make a mix of downtempo and experimental ambient music, and in 2011 they released the single track Weightless – a track that was later named “the most relaxing song in the history of man” by scientists.
Weekly Sounds - June 15, 2015
Endless Falls, by Loscil, was an album that made a lot of sense to listen to this past weekend as it was raining – not so much for the raindrops on the cover image, but for music that just seems perfect for watching grey clouds float past and wanting the right music to accompany that.
Weekly Sounds - June 8, 2015
Ambient 1 – Music for Airports, by Brian Eno, is an absolute classic ambient album. In fact, he coined the term “ambient” to describe his experimental and minimalistic approach to composition. With the album, Eno intended to induce calm and give people a space to think. He conceived this idea while spending several hours waiting at Cologne Bonn Airport in Germany in the mid-1970s and being annoyed by the uninspired sound atmosphere.
Weekly Sounds - May 4, 2015
Nest are definitely one of my favorite recent discoveries – and you can’t beat that beautiful cover art that was used on the reissue of this album. Retold is an apt title for this body of work, at times light and serene, other times dark, brooding and sinister. Taking cues from film soundtracks and contemporary classical music, the story is woven using a myriad of instrumentation.
Weekly Sounds - April 27, 2015
I’ve known that EB Issue One photographer Tim Navis was working on a new portfolio site for a quite a few months, so it was exciting to see that the new site was launched yesterday. It’s filled with an impressive collection of film and digital photography from the past six years, plenty of which he shot […]
Photographers - September 10, 2014
It’s really cool to see that Issue Three photographer Lance Gerber has had the honor of photographing one of the most incredible homes you will ever see – the Ken Kellogg designed High Desert Home in Joshua Tree, California. Billed as “the most important architectural house you may have never seen,” the home was completed […]
Photographers - February 2, 2014
Anthony Ciannamea is a Chicago friend, filmmaker and designer, who currently lives in San Francisco. He recently travelled around the US on a Ghostly International tour with Shigeto, Beacon, and Nightmoves (three great musicians you should check out if you’re not familiar with them) doing visuals each night for Shigeto. Along the way he took […]
Photographers - November 1, 2013
I’m sure many of you have used a Field Notes notebook at one time or another in the past several years, or a similar paper notebook that’s just the right size for a pocket or bag. Field Notes recently introduced their Expedition Edition (no relation to EB) of the 3 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ notebooks, […]
Products - October 30, 2013
Justin Mullett is a photographer and nature enthusiast from eastern Washington whose images have made me all the more intent on visiting the Pacific Northwest someday. Oddly, it’s the only corner of the US I’ve never visited, and Justin’s photos wonderfully depict the variety of outdoor scenery available to people in that region. Visit his […]
Photographers - September 23, 2013