If you love the charm of a broken music box, a building in decay, and moss covered gardens, then the fractured elegance of Digitonal is for you. The ambient chamber music band has released their first album in 7 years. It’s called Beautiful Broken and it’s the CD of the Month for June.
The ZMR Music Rewards are handed out each year by the Zone Music Reporter’s roster of DJs playing New Age, ambient and electronic music. We’ll hear the results with artists from the Echoes galaxy who won.
Jeff Oster has taken his trumpet and flugelhorn into New Age and ambient directions over the years. On his new album, Next, he explores some ambient jazz. He talks about tone, funk and ambience on Echoes.