>   home   >   ambient

Ambient

Help / FAQ

Click buy underneath to any title you want to add to your shopping basket.

latest releases

Brian Eno - Reflection (double vinyl)

Reflection represents Brian Eno's 2017 return to the Ambient sphere.

Devised as a single 54-minute piece, the work continues what Eno originally began with Discreet
Music back in 1975.

Double vinyl edition with download card.

Brian Eno - Reflection (cd)

Reflection represents Brian Eno's 2017 return to the Ambient sphere.

Devised as a single 54-minute piece, the work continues what Eno originally began with Discreet
Music back in 1975.

CD edition in case bound cover with 6 page booklet.

Peter Baumann - Machines Of Desire (cd)

Peter Baumann's first solo album in 23 years, 2016's Machines Of Desire, is filled with many influences, not least Peter's groundbreaking work with Tangerine Dream.

Peter Baumann - Machines Of Desire (vinyl)

Peter Baumann's first solo album in 23 years, 2016's Machines Of Desire, is filled with many influences, not least Peter's groundbreaking work with Tangerine Dream.

Vinyl version with CD.

Brian Eno - The Ship (cd)

The Ship is the 2016 studio release from Brian Eno.

Eno's first since 2012's Grammy-nominated LUX, The Ship is as much a musical novel as traditional album, bringing together beautiful songs, minimalist ambience, electronics, narratives and technical innovation into a four part cinematic suite.

The result is the very best of Eno and an album without parallel in his catalogue.

Out of stock.

Brian Eno - The Ship (double vinyl)

The Ship is the 2016 studio release from Brian Eno. An album without parallel in his catalogue.

Double lp edition in a gatefold cover with 4 art prints.

Out of stock.

Steve Jansen - Tender Extinction (cd)

The 2016 studio release from Steve Jansen.

Featuring guest appearances by Thomas Feiner, Perry Blake, Nicola Hitchcock, Tim Elsenburg (Sweet Billy Pilgrim) and others.

Peter Baumann - Romance 76 (cd)

Unavailable on CD for over twenty years, this 2016 reissue of Peter Baumann's 1976 debut is re-mastered and restores the original album artwork.

A superbly atmospheric analogue electronic/ambient hybrid - with echoes of Baumann's former group Tangerine Dream - including the three part 18 minute plus suite. Meadow Of Infinity.

Peter Baumann - Trans Harmonic Nights (cd)

Unavailable on CD for over twenty years, this 2016 reissue of Peter Baumann's 1979 album is re-mastered and restores the original album artwork.

J. Peter Schwalm - The Beauty Of Disaster (cd)

A welcome return for former Brian Eno collaborator J. Peter Schwalm.

Schwalm's first album album for the RareNoise label contains dense and contemplative compositions evoking the spirit of mentor Eno, as well as core influences such as Miles Davis (Bitches Brew) and Ligeti (particular his score for 2001).

Pre-order for 26th February release.

J. Peter Schwalm - The Beauty Of Disaster (double vinyl)

A welcome return for former Brian Eno collaborator J. Peter Schwalm.

Double 180g vinyl version with booklet.

Tangerine Dream - Booster (triple vinyl)

For the first time, Tangerine Dream's popular 2008 collection Booster - which features some of Edgar Froese's most moving later compositions - gets a deluxe limited edition triple vinyl pressing.

On red, white and blue vinyl (one colour per each LP).

Bass Communion - Ghosts On Magnetic Tape (cd)

Now in its fifth pressing, Ghosts On Magnetic Tape remains the best selling Bass Communion release, and is rated by some people (including SW himself) to be one of his best albums, becoming quietly influential in the experimental music scene.

Mid-price single CD version, now in a digipak.

Andrew Heath - Flux (cd)

Continuing the journey started by The Silent Cartographer, Flux is a quiet and immersive Ambient experience that rarely stays still.

'If you're one of the legion of fans hankering after the new Budd, Roedelius or Eno, quit waiting and immerse yourself in this.' - Sowiesoso

Andrew Heath - The Silent Cartographer (cd)

Andrew Heath's Disco Gecko label debut.

The sublime The Silent Cartographer offers a quiet and intimate music that combines acoustic and electronic instrumental sources, along with field recordings and found sounds.

Banco De Gaia - Maya - 20th Anniversary Edition (triple cd)

Limited 20th Anniversary edition of Banco De Gaia's debut, Maya.

The Trance classic has been digitally remastered and expanded with unreleased live recordings and remixes.

Individually numbered triple cd set, presented in a four-panel fold-out card picture sleeve.

Banco De Gaia - Memories Dreams Reflections (double cd)

A two cd collection celebrating two decades of Banco De Gaia's Ambient and Downtempo Electronica.

The retrospective takes a fresh look at Banco's past work and that of others, and features ambitious re-workings of King Crimson's Starless, Pink Floyd's Echoes and Hawkwind's Spirit of the Age, all of which blend Banco's electronic vision seamlessly with the Progressive ambition of the original recordings.

Banco De Gaia - Last Train To Lhasa (quadruple cd)

Extremely limited, individually numbered, quadruple disc edition of Banco De Gaia's Ambient Dub milestone Last Train to Lhasa.

To mark the 20th anniversary of its release, Disco Gecko have created a physical-only 4 disc set, featuring previously unheard and extended alternative ambient mixes, as well as a handful of fresh remixes by like-minded artists.

Tangerine Dream - The Official Bootleg Series Volume Two (quadruple cd)

The second in a series of TD 'official bootlegs'.

Presented in a clamshell box, the music has been re-mastered from the best available sources and includes an illustrated booklet with a new essay.

Tangerine Dream - The Official Bootleg Series Volume One (quadruple cd)

The first in a series of TD 'official bootlegs'.

Presented in a clamshell box, the music has been re-mastered from the best available sources and includes an illustrated booklet with a new essay.

Dave Sturt - Dreams & Absurdities (cd)

Dreams & Absurdities is the debut solo album from Dave Sturt, bassist with Gong, Bill Nelson, Jade Warrior and Cipher.

Featuring guest performances from Steve Hillage, Bill Nelson, Jon Field, Kavus Torabi, Theo Travis and the late Daevid Allen.

Lorenzo Feliciati - Koi (cd)

A concept album based on the life of the fish, Koi is Lorenzo Feliciati's most ambitious and personal project to date.

Featuring former Japan drummer Steve Jansen and current King Crimson drummer Pat Mastelotto.

Lorenzo Feliciati - Koi (vinyl)

A concept album based on the life of the fish, Koi is Lorenzo Feliciati's most ambitious and personal project to date. Featuring former Japan drummer Steve Jansen and current King Crimson drummer Pat Mastelotto.

180g vinyl version.

David Cross and Robert Fripp - Starless Starlight (cd)

Two members of the groundbreaking mid 1970s King Crimson line-up unite on a fascinating album length exploration of a melody that emerged as one of the key themes on the King Crimson masterpiece, Starless.

A beautiful and unexpected collision of violins and Soundscapes.

Vangelis - Blade Runner OST (vinyl)

180g vinyl version of one of the most memorable and important soundtracks in movie history.

Out of stock.

David Sylvian  - theres a light that enters houses with no other house in sight (cd)

David Sylvian's new long form composition, 'there's a light that enters houses with no other house in sight', is a unique collaboration between Sylvian and American Pulitzer Prize winning poet Franz Wright.

Out of stock.

Alex Monk - Kit Mikayi (cd)

The Reverb Worship label's limited edition reissue of Alex Monk's haunting album from 2008, Kit Mikayi.

Rovo and System 7 (featuring Steve Hillage)  - Phoenix Rising (cd)

Phoenix Rising is the innovative rock/dance collaboration - from 2013 - between Japanese psychedelic progressive jam-band ROVO and UK ambient techno pioneers System 7.

Zed (aka Bernard Szajner) - Visions Of Dune (cd)

A loving reissue of a 1979 synth classic by 'the French Brian Eno', Visions Of Dune is an innovative electronic conceptual suite evoking Frank Herbert's Dune Trilogy in musical form.

Out of stock.

Zed (aka Bernard Szajner) - Visions Of Dune (vinyl)

A loving vinyl reissue of a 1979 synth classic by 'the French Brian Eno', Visions Of Dune is an innovative electronic conceptual suite evoking Frank Herbert's Dune Trilogy in musical form.

Three Winters - Chroma (cd)

The monumental debut from Norwegian dark 'analogue electronica' sensation, Three Winters.

Recommended for fans of John Carpenter, Tangerine Dream and Zombi.

Vangelis - Heaven And Hell (vinyl)

The magnificent Heaven And Hell was the first Vangelis album to be released on RCA Records.

An epic work in two parts featuring the English Chamber Choir and Jon Anderson (on the ethereal So Long Ago, So Clear), this 1975 classic was also the first album to be recorded at his personal studio in London, Nemo.

A 2014 heavyweight vinyl re-release (undertaken with the full approval and supervision of Vangelis) featuring new mastering and a facsimile of the original 1975 gatefold packaging.

Out of stock.

Various Artists - Diplocomp (A Diplodisc Sampler - Volume One) (cd)

The Diplocomp (A Diplodisc Sampler - Volume One) features Daniel Biro, Adam Jansch, Kevin Hewick, Alessandro Monti (Unfolk), plus many other independent Italian and North American artists.

Ranging from ambient to world music, from songwriting to post-rock; from chamber to improvisation; most tracks are previously unavailable on cd.

uxb - everything is under control (CDR)

8 years after White House, Black Ash, UXB returns with a collection of late-night electro-ruminations.

Taking inspiration from Cold War-era paranoia, Everything Is Under Control combines Trip Hop, Indie and Ambient influences; fusing electronics with live instruments.

Tim Bowness, Peter Chilvers and Mike Bearpark guest. Artwork by Carl Glover, this is a CDR in a digipak.

Darkroom - Gravity's Dirty Work (cd)

The Darkroom duo of Michael Bearpark and Andrew Ostler return to Burning Shed.

Begun as an exploration of early 90's electronica and its many sources, the album developed from extended improvisations into a coherent suite of music.

CD and limited edition gatefold double heavyweight (180g) LP plus bundle available; both with Carl Glover's unique artwork. All LPs come with a high resolution lossless audio download code.

Darkroom - Gravity's Dirty Work (double vinyl)

The Darkroom duo of Michael Bearpark and Andrew Ostler return to Burning Shed with their first double album.

Begun as an exploration of early 90's electronica and its many sources, the album developed from extended improvisations into a coherent suite of music.

CD and limited edition gatefold double heavyweight (180g) LP plus bundle available; both with Carl Glover's unique artwork. All LPs come with a high resolution lossless audio download code.

Darkroom - Gravity's Dirty Work (cd/double vinyl bundle)

The Darkroom duo of Michael Bearpark and Andrew Ostler return to Burning Shed with their first double album.

Begun as an exploration of early 90's electronica and its many sources, the album developed from extended improvisations into a coherent suite of music.

CD and limited edition gatefold double heavyweight (180g) LP plus bundle available; both with Carl Glover's unique artwork. All LPs come with a high resolution lossless audio download code.

Darkroom - selsey reflections EP (mp3 download)

A free introduction to the band, Selsey Reflections features the single Ahead Finitely taken from the new album Gravity's Dirty Work, together with exclusive and archive tracks: the odd time signature sequences of Selsey Reflections; the intense live performance of Light Sleeper; and the first track recorded by the project that became Darkroom, the 18-minute dub collage Alien Grace, restored and remastered for 2013.

Vangelis - Beaubourg (cd)

Beaubourg, from 1978, is regarded as the most experimental work by electronic innovator Vangelis.

This 2013 Esoteric Recordings re-release (undertaken with the full approval and supervision of Vangelis himself) features new mastering and a booklet that restores the original album artwork.

Vangelis - Spiral (cd)

Spiral, from 1977, was the third Vangelis RCA Records release and one of the electronic legend's very best.

This 2013 Esoteric Recordings re-release (undertaken with the full approval and supervision of Vangelis himself) features new mastering and a booklet that restores the original album artwork.

Vangelis - Albedo 0.39 (cd)

Albedo 0.39, from 1976, was the second Vangelis album on RCA Records.

This 2013 Esoteric Recordings re-release (undertaken with the full approval and supervision of Vangelis himself) features new mastering and a booklet that restores the original album artwork.

Vangelis - Heaven And Hell (cd)

The magnificent Heaven And Hell was the first Vangelis album to be released on RCA Records.

This 2013 Esoteric Recordings re-release (undertaken with the full approval and supervision of Vangelis himself) features new mastering and a booklet that restores the original album artwork.

Harold Budd - Wind In Lonely Fences 1970 - 2011 (double cd)

A career-spanning double cd compilation of Harold Budd's trademark 'existential prettiness', incorporating early experimental synth works, classic album tracks, and collaborations with other musicians including Brian Eno, The Cocteau Twins and Andy Partridge.

Harold Budd - Buddbox (7CD + 76 page book)

Spanning the years 1981-1996 and containing a comprehensive 76 page booklet, Buddbox is an anthology boxset containing 7 of Harold Budd's rarest and most critically acclaimed albums.

Out of stock.

Harold Budd - Abandoned Cities (vinyl + download card)

Originally released in 1984, Abandoned Cities is perhaps the darkest entry in his voluminous back catalogue.

Limited edition vinyl version with download card.

Harold Budd - The Serpent (In Quicksilver) (vinyl + download card)

Originally released in 1981, Serpent consists of short but incisive piano meditations with carefully layered electronic washes and bursts of pedal steel guitar.

Limited edition vinyl version with download card.

Roger Eno - Little Things Left Behind 1988 - 1998 (double cd)

A double cd set collecting some of Roger Eno's most moving solo piano work as well as some of his acclaimed collaborations with small chamber ensembles.

Out of stock.

Laraaji - Celestial Music 1978 - 2011 (double cd)

The first ever career-spanning collection of the music of legendary electronic mystic, Laraaji.

Featuring rare early tape works, plus collaborations with Brian Eno, Bill Laswell and Blues Control, the double cd is presented in a digipack featuring a fully illustrated 24 page booklet telling Laraaji's fascinating life story in his own words.

Out of stock.

Laraaji - Two Sides Of Laraaji (double cd)

A double cd set containing the two studio albums Laraaji recorded for the All Saints label in the 1990s.

Packaged in a specially designed gatefold lancing pack with a fold-out poster insert.

Laraaji - Essence/Universe (cd)

A reissue of Laraaji's rare 1987 album recorded for the Audion label featuring two epic pieces that recall the heavenly drones of Popul Vuh and the transcendental minimalism of Terry Riley.

Laraaji - Essence/Universe (clear vinyl + download card)

A clear vinyl reissue of Laraaji's rare 1987 album recorded for the Audion label featuring two epic pieces that recall the heavenly drones of Popul Vuh and the transcendental minimalism of Terry Riley.

Very limited edition (includes download card).

Out of stock.

Roger Eno - Ted Sheldrake (cd)

An unexpected concept album from Roger Eno, Ted Sheldrake is a funny and moving account of the life of his small-town Suffolk neighbour Ted Sheldrake: A man who proudly never stepped foot outside of his native East Anglia.

By turns stupidly playful and appropriately mournful, riotously local and evocatively ambient, Ted Sheldrake is an album unlike any other in the Roger Eno back catalogue.

Nick Beggs - The Darkness In Mens Hearts (cd)

Topped and tailed with two new pieces, Nick Beggs's Burning Shed label debut is a compilation of the solo Chapman Stick pieces from his two albums, The Stick Insect (2000) and The Maverick Helmsman (2004).

Containing superbly executed lyrical and atmospheric sketches that by turns suggest Modern Jazz (Metheny, Pastorious), Art Rock (Tony Levin), Ambient, and Classical guitar recitals, The Darkness In Men's Hearts is a consistently engaging and meditative experience that displays the more introspective side of a most extrovert performer.

With Nick currently enjoying success with both Lifesigns and the Steven Wilson band, The Darkness In Men's Hearts provides an ideal opportunity to sample the work of one of Britain's most distinctive bass players.

Daniel Cavanagh and Joseph Geraci - The Passage - Deluxe Edition (cd)

**Final copies of this limited edition pressing (stock returned from our distributor)**

Graceful and atmospheric, The Passage is the unique result of a collaboration between Anathema's Daniel Cavanagh and writer Joseph Geraci (the voice on Internal Landscapes from Anathema's celebrated 2012 release, Weather Systems).

Presented as a 17 part continuous suite of textures, poetry and songs, The Passage is a seductive and unpretentious marriage of spoken word and music that highlights the growing sophistication in Daniel Cavanagh's compositional capabilities.

The cd is presented in a dvd-sized digibook and includes striking Carl Glover images in addition to the poetic texts.

Out of stock.

MooV - Fold (cd)

Released in 2008, Fold was the debut release from Colin Riley's MooV project.

Riley, best known for his work with Bill Bruford, formed the band as a way to explore his interest creating a music that uniquely drew from ethereal forward-thinking Pop, Scandinavian chamber Jazz, Ambient and Minimalist Classical genres.

"Spectacularly beautiful and appealing. A provocative album, which challenges one's prejudices.' - Bill Bruford

MooV - Here (cd)

As with its predecessor Fold, MooV's second album Here is a subtle and darkly atmospheric collection of pieces that exist in a hinterland between Avant Pop, Chamber Jazz and Classical, and Electronica.

'Consistently haunting and often beautiful.' - London Jazz Blog

Bill Nelson Orchestra Arcana - Iconography (cd)

Iconography was the first release under the name, Bill Nelson's Orchestra Arcana.

Comprising recordings made at Bill's Echo Observatory home studio in 1984 and 1985, Nelson says of the album, "Whilst these recordings are lo-fi in nature, I have always been fond of them. These recordings serve as a reminder that expensive technology isn't always the key to creativity."

This 2013 Cocteau Discs edition fully restores the original album artwork and features a new sleeve note by Bill Nelson. It also features two bonus tracks from the Sex Psyche Etc EP released in 1985.

Adam Holzman - Parallel Universe - Solo Electronic Explorations (cd)

Better known for his Fusion work with the likes of Miles Davis, Parallel Universe represents Adam Holzman's first venture into purely electronic music.

The 12 minute Roads is the score for Adam's short film, On The Road 2012, which also appears as an extra on the Steven Wilson DVD Get All You Deserve.

The best imaginary soundtrack to the best early 70's Sci-Fi film you've never seen, Parallel Universe offers a brilliantly cinematic combination of pure analogue synthesis and ambient textures.

The album artwork comes courtesy of Lasse Hoile.

Out of stock.

Neptune Towers - Caravans to Empire Algol (vinyl)

Neptune Towers' rare 1994 debut of Ambient Soundscapes now available on 180gm black vinyl.

Bleak and evocatively atmospheric, Neptune Towers was the brainchild of Darkthrone's Fenriz and took its inspiration from the likes of Tangerine Dream, Klaus Schulze and Kraftwerk.

Neptune Towers - Transmissions from Empire Algol (vinyl)

Neptune Towers' second album of Dark Ambient Soundscapes was a continuation of Caravans To Empire Algol's bleak and atmospheric style.

The brainchild of Darkthrone's Fenriz, the music took its inspiration from the likes of Tangerine Dream, Klaus Schulze and Kraftwerk.

This edition of Transmissions From Empire Algol is on black 180gm vinyl and contains four bonus tracks from the unreleased third album, Space Lab.

Neptune Towers - Transmissions from Empire Algol (CD)

Neptune Towers' second album of Dark Ambient Soundscapes was a continuation of Caravans To Empire Algol's bleak and atmospheric style.

The brainchild of Darkthrone's Fenriz, the music took its inspiration from the likes of Tangerine Dream, Klaus Schulze and Kraftwerk.

This edition of Transmissions From Empire Algol contains four bonus tracks from the unreleased third album, Space Lab.

Now shipping

Neptune Towers - Caravans to Empire Algol (CD)

Neptune Towers' rare 1994 debut of Ambient Soundscapes available on Peaceville for the first time.

Bleak and evocatively atmospheric, Neptune Towers was the brainchild of Darkthrone's Fenriz and took its inspiration from the likes of Tangerine Dream, Klaus Schulze and Kraftwerk.

This edition of Caravans To Empire Algol contains liner notes by Fenriz.

Marvin Ayres - Harmogram Suite (CD + 5.1 surround sound DVD)

Marvin Ayres' Harmogram Suite is a six movement composition for cello, string orchestra and choir.

An accessible and compelling hybrid of contemporary Classical and Ambient music, Ayres' work distinctively evokes the Holy Minimalist purity of Arvo Part and the timeless textural experimentation of Brian Eno.

A two-disc cd/dvd package, the dvd features a 5.1 surround-sound mix.

Marvin Ayres - The Harmogram Suite t-shirt

Live the dream and have your own Marvin Ayres 'Harmogram Suite' premium black t-shirt. Designed by Carl Glover this features a white front print.

Very limited stock

**Initial orders include a free gift of either a Marvin Ayres badge or lighter.**

Format --please select--

Jah Wobble & Keith Levene - Yin & Yang (cd)

An historic reunion of original Public Image Limited personnel, post-punk dub bass legend
Jah Wobble and six-string experimentalist, Keith Levene.

Considered the driving forces behind PiL's landmark 1980 album, Metal Box, on Yin & Yang, Wobble and Levene ably demonstrate that they haven't lost any of their questing spirit.

Eraldo Bernocchi, Harold Budd and Robin Guthrie - Winter Garden (cd)

Winter Garden is the first collaboration between renowned Italian musician and producer Eraldo Bernocchi, ambient pianist and musical icon Harold Budd and producer/guitarist Robin Guthrie, founder of Cocteau Twins and Violet Indiana.

Tangerine Dream - Stratosfear (vinyl)

Tangerine Dream's stunning studio release from 1976 on heavyweight vinyl.


Tangerine Dream - Ricochet (vinyl)

Tangerine Dream's highly rated live release from 1975 on heavyweight vinyl.

Now shipping.

Out of stock.

Tangerine Dream - The Virgin Years - 1977-1983 (5 cd box set)

A 5 CD set collecting Tangerine Dream recordings for Virgin between 1977 and 1983.

Contains a booklet and the 1995 remasters of:

1) Encore (1977)
2) Force Majeure (1979)
3) Tangram (1980)
4) Exit (1981)
5) White Eagle (1982)
6) Logos (1982)
7) Hyperborea (1983)

Bonus content:

The a and b sides of the 7" single releases, Monolight (1977) and Beach Scene (1981).

Tangerine Dream - The Virgin Years - 1974-1978 (3 cd box set)

A 3 CD set collecting the five hugely influential studio albums Tangerine Dream recorded for Virgin between 1974 and 1978.

Contains a booklet and the 1995 remasters of:

1) Phaedra (1974)
2) Rubycon (1975)
3) Ricochet (1975)
4) Stratosfear (1976)
5) Cyclone (1978)

Bonus content:

Rare single releases and 7" Edits, in addition to two rarely heard period radio adverts.

Tangerine Dream - Atem (double cd)

A re-mastered edition of Tangerine Dream's classic experimental 1973 release, Atem

Championed by John Peel (his 'album of 1973'), it was the band's last album for the OHR label and heralded the beginning of Tangerine Dream's wider acclaim.

This new edition contains a bonus CD of a previously unreleased forty minute live performance given by Tangerine Dream at the Deutschlandhalle in Berlin on November 29th 1973 and features an illustrated booklet with a new essay.

Now shipping.

Tangerine Dream - Sorcerer (OST) (cd)

Tangerine Dream's soundtrack to William Friedkin's 1976 film Sorcerer, was its first of many Hollywood commissions.

The last studio recording featuring the band's classic mid-1970s trio line-up - Edgar Froese, Christopher Franke and Peter Baumann - Sorcerer was a typically thrilling, atmospheric and pulsating album release that remains one of Tangerine Dream's most commercially successful albums.

This new edition is re-mastered, restores the original album artwork and includes an illustrated booklet with a new essay.

Now shipping.

roger eno - getting warmer (cdr)

A beautiful collection of atmospheric vignettes and delicate, folk-inspired melodies, 'Getting Warmer' is the debut Burning Shed release from acclaimed ambient artist Roger Eno.

roger eno - fragile (music) (cd)

Roger Eno's 2004 release Fragile (Music) was his first album for four years and was perhaps the most uncompromising, personal and starkly beautiful of his career.

With echoes of the cool Minimalism of Erik Satie and Harold Budd, Fragile (Music) represented a supremely consistent and moving statement.

Roger Eno - Anatomy (cd)

An exquisite companion piece to Fragile (Music), Roger Eno's Anatomy expands upon the spare, piano only, experiments of his previous album, with a series of instinctive and reflective keyboard instrumentals deploying delicate textures and his typically distinctive use of space.

Roger Eno - Flood (cd)

Flood was constructed by Roger Eno for the 2008 Salthouse Art Festival in North Norfolk.

Utilising birdsong, bells, sparse keyboard melodies, vocal textures, and bass notes in an intentionally random way, the album is an attempt to emulate a soundtrack, or atmospheric musical backdrop as opposed to creating a specific musical focal point.

Brian Eno (with Daniel Lanois & Roger Eno) - Apollo: Atmospheres and Soundtracks (cd)

Originally conceived as a soundtrack for a documentary about the Apollo moon missions, alongside Music For Airports, Apollo is the most highly regarded of Brian Eno's Ambient recordings.

Due to its uniquely floating atmospheres and achingly poignant 'Future Country' interludes, the album developed a life entirely separate from its original purpose becoming the most widely heard Brian Eno release due to its use in innumerable film soundtracks and adverts.

A timeless treasure.

Digitally re-mastered edition.

Robert Fripp / Andrew Keeling / David Singleton - The Wine of Silence (Orchestral Soundscapes) (cd)

Since the early 1990s, Robert Fripp has utilised the latest in looping technology and digital effects to create Soundscapes, a gradually unfolding, highly textured, expansive and overtly symphonic music.

The Wine of Silence is the first album to feature orchestral arrangements of Fripp's groundbreaking work in this field.

Orchestrated by composer Andrew Keeling, performed by the Metropole Orkest and subjected to post-production re-imagining by David Singleton, the results of this inspired collaboration evoke the works of Part, Gorecki, Tavener and the 'holy minimalist' school of composition.

The Wine Of Silence comprises a sublime and moving collection of contemporary orchestral music.

"Their shimmering tonality encompasses luminous passages of yearning melody, turbulent percussive rumblings, glowering,
sepulchral brass undertows and achingly beautiful strings." - Sid Smith

Ian Boddy & Erik Wollo - Frontiers (CD)

Panoramic chords, analogue sequencer rhythms and vast electro-landscapes populate this evocative new recording from synth guru Ian Boddy and ace guitarist, Erik Wollo.

Jon Durant - Things Behind The Sun (cd)

Jon Durant's fith album from 2005, was his most Jazz influenced, offering layered textures across intricate chord progressions and bringing to mind the likes of Eberhard Weber and Allan Holdsworth.

Tony Levin (on electric upright bass) and Vinny Sabatino (kit drums) add their unique talents to JD's 'cloud guitar' atmospherics.

Out of stock.

Jon Durant - Flood (cd)

Jon Durant's 2007 release includes expressive and intriguing use of 12 string guitars, as well Tony Levin (on stick, upright, and 5 string bass) and Vinny Sabatino (hand percussion) contributing throughout.

Alternating between heavy rhythms and ambient things, the album also features an unusual solo guitar version of Peter Gabriel's Here Comes the Flood.

Out of stock.

signalsundertests - nascent (CD)

Glacial beauty meets echoes of Fripp's work with David Sylvian, "Nascent" features 13 original pieces of electro-instrumental music. The pieces seek to interrogate the increasingly polyphonic nature of the solo performing electronic guitarist. The disc features a series of refined live improvisations through production techniques.

signalsundertests - mecca (CD)

"The brainchild of avantguitarist Ricky Graham, "Mecca," merges beautifully processed and looped guitar with expansive electronics, imaginative beats, and understated vocals by David Whitaker on one track and Minna Twice and Michl Britsch on another. A crafty electronica outing that is ominous, contemplative, impressionistic, and portentous in turns." (Guitar Player Magazine - 2010)

Fovea Hex - Hail Hope (cd single)

Clodagh Simonds's sublime Fovea Hex return with new 2012 mixes of Carol and Lullaby.

If you like your dark a little sweet, your lightness a little sinister, and your promises lustrous, these haunted Winter songs may well fit the bill.

Available as a download and cd single.

Fovea Hex - Hail Hope I:I:XII

Clodagh Simonds's sublime Fovea Hex return with new 2012 mixes of Carol and Lullaby.

If you like your dark a little sweet, your lightness a little sinister, and your promises lustrous, these haunted Winter songs may well fit the bill.

Available as a download and cd single.

Format --please select--

Bill Nelson - Luminous (cd)

Dating from 1990, Luminous has been unavailable for over 20 years and is part of an ongoing Bill Nelson reissue series.

Nelson has described the album as, "A fragment from my home studio sketchbook. A collection of previously unreleased songs, which have been preserved in their original raw state. The rule was to use only first takes and to move from the initial idea to final mix in as short a time as possible. Although the recordings were made with the use of limited technology, I hope that the result captures something of the charm and innocence of spontaneous improvised songwriting..."

This edition fully restores the original artwork and features sleeve notes by Bill Nelson.

Shipping now

Letka - Far Off Country (cd)

Seamlessly combining Country and Ambient influences in a uniquely ethereal way, Letka is the latest collaboration between Irish vocalist Sandra O'Neill and English multi-instrumentalist Peter Chilvers.

The evocative digipack, designed by Carl Glover, features images from his archive of photographs of American ghost towns.

Brian Eno appears on and produces Beyond The Fold.

Slow Electric - Slow Electric (cd)

Slow Electric is a project featuring Tim Bowness and Peter Chilvers in collaboration with the Estonian duo UMA (guitarist Robert Jurjendal and trumpeter Aleksei Saks).

King Crimson's Tony Levin guests.

Jon Durant - Dance of the Shadow Planets (cd)

The evocative and exploratory Dance Of The Shadow Planets is US 'cloud guitarist' Jon Durant's seventh album.

Operating in the creative grey areas between Ambient, ECM Jazz, ethnic and atmospheric Rock, the album was recorded live in the studio with a quartet including Colin Edwin on fretless bass, Caryn Lin on violin and Jerry Leake on percussion.

"If you like David Torn, Michael Brook, Robert Fripp, Tony Levin, Eno, Steve Tibbetts each at their infinite guitar, textural guitar, guitar soundscaping, echo delay, loops, sustainesque best . . . then Jon Durant is for you." - EER Reviews

Out of stock.

Markus Reuter - Kopfmensch (CD)

A compilation of music by Markus Reuter compiled for the 2011 "Two of a Perfect Trio" US tour featuring the Adrian Belew Power Trio and Tony Levin's Stick Men (including Markus Reuter).

'Kopfmensch' features 16 tracks from more than a dozen different projects/bands/albums and includes unreleased tracks as well as alternative versions and many new mixes.

Limited edition.

The Resonance Association - Heliopause (CD)

The Resonance Association returns with Heliopause, its most ambitious and diverse album yet.

The Resonance Association - Heliopause (Burning Shed Digital Bundle mp3 download)

The Resonance Association returns with Heliopause, its most ambitious and diverse album yet.

This digital bundle is exclusive to Burning Shed.

Mazmoneth - Music by Mirrors (cd)

"Music by Mirrors" is the first release on the DiN label by the duo Mazmoneth.

Method Of Defiance - Nihon (double cd)

A two disc (cd/dvd) release of two live sets by this typically eclectic Bill Laswell led combo, featuring Bernie Worrell, Toshinori Kondo, Guy Licata, and Dr Israel.

A digi-pack presentation.

'Somewhere between dub and ambient drum'n'bass, although both rock and dancehall stick an occasional oar in.' - The Quietus

Animation - Asiento (cd)

Twice Grammy-nominated Animation (Bob Belden, Tim Hagans, Scott Kinsey, Matt Garrison, DJ Logic and Guy Licata) re-invent the 'electric Miles' breakthrough release Bitches Brew in surprising ways.

Quodia - The Arrow

Quodia, featuring Trey Gunn (King Crimson) and Joe Mendelson (Rise Robots Rise) is, 'A synthesis of music, theatre, video art, and animation; a psychedelic contemporary parable.' (BBC Moscow).

Using video projection and live instruments (including 10 string touch guitar, keyboards, and electronic percussion) Quodia creates an experience that is part movie, part theatre, and part concert.

The music for The Arrow (2007) is divided into seven chapters, containing the entire piece in audio form.

'Channeling both Brian Eno and Jack Kerouac, Quodia unfolds an elegant spectacle, telling histories with surprise, mystery, fear, and salvation. A loaded weapon of the future.' - Toma Review

'Sounding like a mix of Tangerine Dream and King Crimson, with compelling and captivating moods and atmospheres.' - Windhawk

Format --please select--

Fovea Hex - Here Is Where We Used To Sing

Here Is Where We Used To Sing is the debut album by Clodagh Simonds's enigmatic collective, Fovea Hex.

Comprising 8 songs and 3 short instrumentals, the music represents a captivating continuation of the unique components - ambient sound art, re-imagined Folk traditions, Simonds's rich voice - that made the Neither Speak Nor Remain Silent EP trilogy so haunting and compelling.

Available in cd and download (mp3/flac 16bit 44.1Khz) formats.

"A voice that one could happily drown in for hours." - Pitchfork

"No clutter, no cliches - both ravishing and rare." - Drew Daniels (Matmos)

Format --please select--

bass communion - ghosts on magnetic tape (double cd)

Back in print, and now in its fourth pressing "Ghosts on Magnetic Tape" remains the best selling Bass Communion release, and is rated by some people (including SW himself) to be one of his best albums, becoming quietly influential in the experimental music scene. Ghosts is a 5 part suite of dark organic textural music, using intricately manipulated recordings of acoustic instruments and the now familiar Bass Communion trademark ghostly crackle of old vinyl records. Inspired by Electronic Voice Phenomena recordings, the album has a spectral and eerie quality. As with the previous edition the main album is augmented with a second CD containing a full length reinterpretation by Andrew Liles that takes the original into even more creepy realms. Comes in a beautiful thick card Japanese mini LP gatefold sleeve.

Out of stock.

Markus Reuter - Todmorden 513 (CD)

Markus Reuter's orchestral experiment.

"Employing violins, viola, cello, guitars, organ, glockenspiel, synthesisers and electronics, these instruments mesh together, in ensembles of varying size, creating a kind of gauzy web through which development takes place. Texturally its often like those wispy moments in the orchestral music of Debussy or Messiaen, combined with the tolling crawl of Feldman's Coptic Light, but proceeding to its own rules. This is a truly stunning piece of music." - Joshua Meggitt

Out of stock.

Syntony - Scavenger (CD)

This live recording is a documentation of Syntony's second meeting.

Although improvised freely, the pieces sound more compositional in nature, combining aspects of contemporary jazz and prog-electronica and everything inbetween.

Beautiful and furious.

Nucultures - The ZebraMoon Remixes (cd)

The follow-up and companion album to the critically acclaimed Butterflies, Zebras, and Moonbeams brings nine stellar and imaginative remixes from veteran producers from around the world: The Society (Denmark), Jeff Sharel (France), Enrico Marani's MovingBox (Italy). Man From NoWhere,
Tilomo, Tleilaxu, and Soy Sos (USA).

Jazzheads - Avant Wot Not (cd)

The first standard-issue CD on Tim Motzer's label 1k. Recorded in 1998 and re-released in 2008 to celebrate the band's 10th anniversary.

This 10-track effort (made up of super jazz drummer Ari Hoenig, guitarist/composer Tim Motzer, saxophonist Chris Cuzme, and bassist Ben Bocardo) is an all-instrumental excursion into the disparate corners of all that simmers and swings, from acid jazz to improv, from drum'n'bass to funk.

The playing in dizzyingly intricate throughout.

Base3 - Darkmatter (cd)

A visceral, experimental delta-jazz-noise-improv-and featuring Doug Hirlinger on drums,
flute, mbira, and percussion. Barry Meehan on bass, and Tim Motzer on baritone and electric guitars, pedals, and loops. fans

An unplanned spontaneous session recorded in a day in November 2007, Base3 evokes the spirits of Marc Ribot and Derek Bailey in an explosive trio format.

Fractured Reverb Underground - Fractured Reverb Underground (cd)

Consisting of electronic studio experiments from 1999, Fractured Reverb Underground sounds as relevant and of it's time now as it ever did.

Long out of print, this edition is the ten year anniversary re-issue on 1k recordings.

Goldbug - The Seven Dreams (cd)

A new studio project featuring drummer Eric Slick (Adrian Belew Power Trio), bassist Barry Meehan, Theo Travis, and guitarist Tim Motzer (Nine Horses, Burnt Friedman+ Jaki Leibeziet, Ursula Rucker etc).

An immersive journey in groove exploration, textures, and orchestration.

Astonishing sounds cut up, mis-aligned, and re-imagined for the curious ear.


'In a word, this disc is stunning. My album of the year pick.' - Progressive Ears

Out of stock.

Postcards From Space - Factory Days (mp4 download)

Sounding like Darkroom's acid-soaked older brother, Factory Days is a 25 minute improvised piece.

Recorded live during a support to The Durutti Column in June 2006, this marked the first time Tim Bowness (vocals, vocal loops), Alistair Murphy (organ, analogue synth) and Andy Butler (guitar, guitar loops) had played together.

Organ drones, cosmic synths and treated guitar solos abound. Echoes of early Pink Floyd and Ashra creep into a digital-age loop experience, and an England football megaphone is put to use outside of shouting, "Come on, Crouchy!"

The title comes from an after show comment when a drunken member of the audience approached Tim and said, "Vini, you were great man. I haven't seen you since your Factory days."

Mistaken identity has rarely been so mistaken.

Ian Boddy - Pearl (double cd)

Released as a limited edition of 1000 copies and presented in a beautifully designed digipak, Pearl is a career-spanning two cd compilation of the music of revered electronic musician Ian Boddy.

Jonathan Badger - Unsung Stories From Lilly's Days As A Solar Astronaut (cd)

Baltimore-based guitarist/composer Jonathan Badger's second album is an inventive amalgam of ambient, progressive, avant-rock, chamber and electronica styles.

Flitting between extremes of darkness and light, Jonathan uses his guitar to trigger real string and voice sounds and mellotron tape banks to often breathtaking effect.

"Badger's work is too pleasing to be ignored." - e/i Magazine

"Wonderful and unique." -The Speed of Silence

Peter Hammill & Guy Evans - Spur Of The Moment

Dating from 1991, the long out of print Spur Of The Moment comprises a set of improvised pieces from Van Der Graaf alumni Hammill and Evans.

Born out of an interest in exploring the possibilities of MIDI (in the early days of the system), the album provides a fascinating snapshot of music technology history, as well as an opportunity to hear two remarkable musicians at their exploratory best.

mp3 download



flac download



Peter Hammill - Loops & Reels

Recorded between 1980 and 1983, primarily for film and dance works, Loops & Reels was the first of Peter Hammill's Sonix series and contained music recorded in a spirit of experimentation, outside the normal world of the song.

The album includes A Ritual Mask, Peter's astonishing contribution to the first, fund-raising, WOMAD record and the 16 minute atmospheric epic, My Pulse.

The Sonix series provides an indispensable guide to the more experimental side of Peter Hammill's work.

Newly re-mastered edition.

Available on cd, and mp3/flac download.

Format --please select--

Peter Hammill - Unsung

The pieces on this final album in the (unintended) Sonix series of releases began life as experiments intended to lead to potential PH songs.

In the end, determined by their own rules, the pieces went in their own, often strange, directions.

The Sonix series provides an indispensable guide to the more experimental side of Peter Hammill's work.

Available on cd, and mp3/flac download.

Format --please select--

Peter Hammill - Sonix

Sonix continued Peter Hammill's 'outside-the-box' Sonix series of releases with music which was, for the most part, originally composed for film and dance.

The album's sonic experiments encompass near-string quartet pieces, raw feedback guitar explorations, and a modern-day version of player-piano work.

Music from beneath the surface and behind the light, the Sonix series provides an indispensable guide to the more experimental side of Peter Hammill's work.

Newly re-mastered.

mp3 download



flac download



Fripp & Eno - Evening Star (re-mastered) (cd)

Fripp & Eno's classic second album in re-mastered form.

A map of future possibilities

Fripp & Eno - No Pussyfooting (re-mastered & expanded edition) (2CD)

A re-mastered and expanded edition of an Ambient music touchstone.

Fripp & Eno - Beyond Even (1992 - 2006) (CD)

Beyond Even is a series of musical snapshots, ideas, tunes and pieces, selected by Brian Eno from 14 years of unfettered Fripp & Eno studio adventures.

Most pieces are issued for the first time on CD.

Please note: this was previously issued as a 2CD set but has now been combined onto a single disc (with exactly the same tracks).

Fripp & Eno - The Equatorial Stars (cd)

Allowing Fripp & Eno the opportunity to redefine the Ambient/Electronica genre they helped launch, 'The Equatorial Stars' consists of seven glistening and meticulously crafted soundscapes.

blld - materia prima (cd)

Materia Prima is the debut recording by ?blld?, a collaboration between multi-instrumentalist Ric Byer/ 05ric on drums, extended range bass and vocals, and Touch Guitarist / producer Markus Reuter. Porcupine Tree drummer Gavin Harrison also contributes to one track.

A dynamic fusion of ethereal atmospherics and frantic drumscapes.

Receive a free download of track Alter when you subscribe to the Burning Shed mailing list.

erik wollo & bernhard wostheinrich - arcadia borealis (cd)

Norwegian ambient artist Erik Wollo in collaboration with DiN / Centrozoon stalwart Bernhard Wostheinrich. A beautiful, atmospheric album inspired by the early arctic explorers.

Michael Peters - Impossible Music (CD)

Algorithmic Music, composed and performed by a computer program, based on variations on the Gumowski-Mira attractor, a kind of fractal. This piano and percussion music is very abstract, but often surprisingly beautiful, solemn, or funny ... if you like early Stockhausen or Conlon Nancarrow, you might even want to dance to it.

ian boddy - slide (CD)

Slide is the studio album follow-up to Elemental (DiN25) and is the sixteenth full solo CD release by DiN label boss Ian Boddy.

the resonance association - We Still Have The Stars (limited edition heavyweight vinyl)

The Resonance Association return with the follow-up to their critically acclaimed debut "Failure Of The Grand Design" (BSHED0703).

This dynamic selection of songs sees the band build on their strengths with a mixture of electronic beats, soaring guitar solos and motorik riffing.

'We Still Have The Stars, is a genre hopping exploration of sounds.....a colourful musical journey.' - Terrorizer

Out of stock.

nunbient - just another dark age (cdr)

Influenced by a wide range of artists including Bass Communion, Boards of Canada, Tortoise, and composers such as Reich, Glass and Arvo Pärt, Nunbient is an ambient/electro-acoustic collaboration between Joff Winks and Matt Baber.

Utilising both real instruments (including vibes, guitars and harmonium) and processed synthetic and ambient textures, Just Another Dark Age is an exploration in which field recording and sound design are the primary catalyst for a unique experience that can be described as a visually evocative and cinematic journey that swings between moments of luminous sound and intense aural collages.

bass communion - molotov and haze (cd)

The brand new 2008 CD by Bass Communion features 4 layered guitar drone pieces, 2 noisy and 2 transcendently beautiful. Aquarius Records say "..expansive and delicate crystalline soundscapes, minimal and hushed, deep and resonant, deep tones, layered low end, all deftly assembled into a mysterious otherworldly droneworld. Instead of hushed and whispery, the opener here is caustic and crumbling, a field of ragged, distorted, blown out tones, a layered expanse of grinding buzz, but beneath it, angelic melodies shimmer and hum, transforming the track into something subtly beautiful, a sprawling prickly sonic squall wrapped around a dreamlike core."

Travis & Fripp - Thread (cd)

Recorded at DGM Soundworld by David Singleton, with subsequent editing, mixing and mastering by Steven Wilson, Thread - from 2008 -comprises nine improvised pieces by Theo Travis and Robert Fripp .

This unique and almost inevitable collaboration yielded a beautiful sequence of recordings that artfully avoided the cliches routinely associated with ambient and improv, while wholly encompassing the core elements of both forms of music.

travis & fripp - thread

Recorded at DGM Soundworld by David Singleton, with subsequent editing, mixing and mastering by Steven Wilson, Thread - from 2008 -comprises nine improvised pieces by Theo Travis and Robert Fripp .

This unique and almost inevitable collaboration yielded a beautiful sequence of recordings that artfully avoided the cliches routinely associated with ambient and improv, while wholly encompassing the core elements of both forms of music.

mp3 download



flac download



arc - fracture (cd)

Two of the founding fathers of the UK Electronic Music (Ian Boddy & Mark Shreeve) scene recording together as ARC create a heady mix of retro style sequencing, quirky melodics and deep space ambience.

Out of stock.

Andrew Liles and Fovea Hex - Gone Every Evening

As well as compositional, vocal, and ghost-music input from Clodagh Simonds, you will also find, on this occasion, Laura Sheeran (tortured and semi-hysterical vocals) and Michael Begg (inscrutable audibles), as well as the ineffable and much-loved Fabrizio Palumbo Modonese, whose unsung intonations provide equal portions of chill and warmth. Strangely satisfying all round.

mp3 download



flac download



darkroom - the dac mixes (slight return) (free mp3 download)

Many view Nemeton's "Remix 2", the last track on The DAC Mixes, as amongst the highlights of the album. "Remix 2" was picked as being the best of the four remixes submitted by Nemeton, but it was a close call as the band considered all of them excellent.

Rather than have these tracks languishing, unheard, on the Darkroom hard drive, the band decided to put these out as a free download and a subtle advertisement for the original 'The DAC Mixes' album itself (which featured mixes and contributions from Bass Communion, Tim Bowness, Theo Travis, Peter Chilvers and Centrozoon, amongst others).

darkroom - the dac mixes (cdr)

A collection of unreleased Darkroom explorations recorded at the
Digital/Analogue Cambridge Festival, 2001, and subsequently put through the mixing mangle by the talented likes of Bass Communion, Rhinoceros, Theo Travis and Centrozoon.

Also contains Butterfly 2, featuring a vocal contribution from Tim Bowness.

cipher - one who whispers

Originally released in 1999, 'No Ordinary Man' is an ideal introduction to Theo Travis and Dave Sturt's Cipher project. Inventively fusing live flute, sax and bass with dark and hypnotic layers of looped instrumental textures, Cipher create a seductive and unique Ambient soundworld.

Mixed and co-produced by Porcupine Tree/No-Man multi-instrumentalist Steven Wilson, the album also features guest appearances by synth innovator Richard Barbieri and vocalist Rabbi Gaddy Zerbib.
"This is trance-out music of the highest order." Progression (USA)

mp3 download



flac download



fovea hex - allure

Allure is the concluding part of Fovea Hex's remarkable trilogy of EP releases, Neither Speak Nor Remain Silent.

A unique, atmospheric, fusion of folk-derived melodies and electronica featuring contributions from Robert Fripp, Steven Wilson, Donal Lunny and Percy Jones, amongst others.

mp3 download



flac download



cipher - elemental forces (cd)

Cipher's third album Elemental Forces from 2006 found the core duo of Theo Travis and Dave Sturt working alongside percussionist Steve Hubback.

Augmenting the band's trademark fusion of ingeniously looped compositional structures and highly melodic improvisations with a pronounced Eastern meditative influence, Elemental Forces is an exquisite and accessible blend of accident and intention, intensity and beauty.

peter chilvers - piano (cd)

Echoing the powerful and ambitious 1970s solo piano suites by the likes of Keith Jarrett and Chick Corea, Peter Chilvers' 'Piano' represents a return to the influences and improvisations that marked Peter's introduction to music.

The album's highlights include 'Ghost Town Suite', a linked sequence of seven atmospherically downbeat pieces recorded in a single half hour session.

ian boddy - elemental (cd)

Elemental is Ian Boddy's new studio album. He has run the DiN label since 1999 and having worked with a diverse stable of musicians he has distilled their influences to startling effect in what is his most rhythmic, melodic and structured set of compostions for quite some time.

Out of stock.

uxb - white house, black ash (colour jewel case cdr)

White House, Black Ash marks the 21st Century return of Pete Morgan's UXB project.

Pitched somewhere between the more evocative aspects of Moby and the brooding textures of Eno, this high quality CD-R comes with deluxe Carl Glover full-colour artwork.

Darkroom - Some Of These Numbers Mean Something (cd)

Darkroom's latest album, Some Of These Numbers Mean Something - their 8th to date -marks the 10th anniversary of debut release, Daylight.

The original brief for the new album was, 'place guitar under microscope'. In places, it's the hardest hitting Darkroom album to date, but without doubt it's also the most accessible, combining 70's space rock, 80's Sheffield electronica, 60's guitar instrumentals and contemporary post rock.

From Santana & Tangerine Dream to Cocteau Twins & Tortoise, file under ambient stadium rock.

 

 




Select Your Country

Downloads

Sign in here to begin downloading.

Listen

From getting warmer (cdr)

From fragile (music) (cd)

From "Allure"

From piano (cd)

From white house, black ash