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Free Floating

Serene, atmospheric ambient music.
(July 06, 2014) - Free Floating Music is the project of Vancouver based Brad Ross-MacLeod. Brad has been a fan of ambient music since hearing Steve Roach's Structures from Silence on WXPN's Stars End show in the mid 1980's. In 2007 he began a blog (Down From Space) about free ambient music. That blog eventually became Free Floating. In July of 2008, Free Floating moved to the internet airwaves as a weekly program on Stillstream radio. In 2011, Free Floating Music, the netlabel, was born with the inaugural compilation release "conception".
 

Resting Bell

It could be nearly anything.
(June 03, 2014) - A netlabel focused on the more experimental side of ambient music, Resting Bell is nonetheless a great resource for anyone who enjoys quality ambient music, particularly that which encourages active listener participation. We love what we're hearing from this finely executed netlabel and strongly encourage our listeners to check it out today.
 

Petroglyph Music

Ambient and Experimental
(May 01, 2014) - Petroglyph Music netlabel in Norway has started with a bang in it's short time releasing music. Label owners Rune Martinsen and Oystein Jorgensen focus on ambient/experimental music and the subgenres/fusion genres of ambient music. Most of the music released on Petroglyph is Creative Commons, but future releases may include commercial releases as well. Check out their site for tons of great releases!
 

Webbed Hand

Sound in the service of enchantment.
(April 05, 2014) - One of our favorite netlabels, Webbed Hand Records focuses on strange works of audio art that defy tidy categories, with an expanding catalog of unique recordings and a fascinating roster of visionary sound artists. Visit this superb netlabel today!
 

Dark Duck Records

Endless Sounds
(February 28, 2014) - There are not so many ambient music labels with the sheer quantity of releases that one can find at Dark Duck. But there are precious few that can also match Dark Duck in terms of pure quality. One of the longest-running ambient labels on the planet, and with one of the deepest catalogs imaginable, this is one of our absolute favorite labels. While you're there be sure to check out the Drone Download Project!
 

Stasisfield

A home to the Fringe
(January 31, 2014) - Stasisfield.com launched in April of 2002 as an experimental music netlabel and interdisciplinary art space. Stasisfield is dedicated to releasing challenging works of art which may not have the chance to find a home elsewhere. Their releases include free online mp3s, compilation CDs, DVDs, fine art prints and online exhibitions.
 

Treetrunk

A netlabel with a heart.
(January 01, 2014) - One of the truly eclectic experimental ambient netlabels, Treetrunk Records focuses both on experimental ambience as well as some of the droniest minimal music you will ever hear anywhere. Home of the Constant series, but also home to a great variety of music. The music is all free for listening, so we suggest our listeners visit this great netlabel today.
 

BFW Recordings

Music is free!
(December 01, 2013) - Hailing from the UK, BFW Recordings releases fine high-caliber music in many genres, including quite a number that have found airplay here on StillStream. Not all of their music is ambient, but even the non-ambient releases have a continuity with the other BFW material that is really something special. Some of the best new ambient music we have heard in the netlabel community has come from BFW - and best of all, they make all of their work available free under Creative Commons. We encourage everyone to check out this refreshing label today.
 

Dark Winter

Cold, Dark, and Unconventional
(September 30, 2013) - Dark Winter is one of the longer standing and best executed netlabels out there. Listening to the music, it's easy to see why. If you dig quality dark ambient music, you owe it to yourself to check this superb netlabel out.
 

Impulsive Habitat

A Division of Test Tube
(September 01, 2013) -
Impulsive Habitat is a publishing label focused on field recording-based works. They are also very interested in new artists, new approaches and promoting people who have not received large exposure and whose work deserves more attention.

Impulsive Habitat are Juan Jose Calarco, Pedro Leitao, James McDougall and David Velez
 

Green Field Recordings

In the Field
(August 01, 2013) -
Green Field Recordings is a Portuguese netlabel focusing mainly in pure field recordings. All artists who use sound field recordings based on its compositional works, regardless of their musical style and aesthetic, are welcome. However, priority is given to work done with sound field recording unchanged.

All discography works are released in MP3 and FLAC, licensed under Creative Commons and housed at archive.org for free download.
 

Tukuringra

From the edge of Russia
(July 01, 2013) -
Tukuringra is a net label exclusively created to release the ambient material of Kirill Platonkin. All music at the net label is released in Creative Commons licensing and free to download.

Platonkin says, "In this netlabel, Tukuringra (named after a mountain range in the North of Amur region, Russia) I post my releases, that belong to drone ambient sector. Usually I try to write serene and radiant drones, though sometimes sullen or sad ones could be met."
 

AnubisMusicNetlabel

From Tape Loops to Drift
(May 31, 2013) -
AnubisMusicNetlabel, based in Madison, Wisconsin, specializes in distribution of dark ambient experimental improvisational electroacoustic drone sonic sculpture.

Originally starting as a label for Jonathan Ewald's (litmus0001) music, AMN also releases music from other talented artists in these genres. Check them out!
 

Assembly Field

A walk through the Field
(April 30, 2013) -
Assembly Field is a netlabel specialising in a wide range of ambient, experimental and electronic music that is owned and operated by Phil Edwards.

All releases are available exclusively on the internet as free digital downloads under creative commons: by-nc-nd
 

Absence of Wax

Improvised Ambient
(April 01, 2013) -
Absence of Wax is a netlabel curated by Devin Sarno focusing on a wide range of experimental / improvised / ambient sound.

All of the music on AoW is available freely for non-commercial use through Creative Commons licensing.
 

Withering Trees

Eclectic Sounds
(March 01, 2013) -
Founded in early 2011 by Bernd Jungwirth (a.k.a. piper_ben), Withering Trees promote and release sound artists and musicians from around the world in the digital domains under Creative Commons Licenses.

The net label focuses on Ambient, Drone, Sound Art, Noise, Spoken Word, Neoclassical and more acoustic, electronic and experimental genres. Drop by their site for a plethora of excellent music.
 

circlesandlines recordings

Formless and Formidable
(January 31, 2013) - The concept and main theme for circlesandlines is ambient music and variable substyles which depicts completeness and perfection of nature and also puts the listener in a special state of mind observing it. Immerse yourself in circlesandlines!
 

Haze

Eclectic Sounds
(January 01, 2013) - HAZE is an independent and non-commercial netlabel based in Belarus.
We present experimental, eclectic and avant-guard music in all its forms: musique concrete, ambient, industrial, noise, glitch, minimalism, free improvisation, avant-garde, neoclassicism, sound art, psychedelic, electroacoustic, field recordings etc.
 

Sound 4 Good

Good Music Good Cause
(December 01, 2012) - S4G is a new non-profit net label owned and operated by Jack Hertz."Sound for Good is a record label that publishes and promotes new music as a means to support good causes.

This is an independent project that is supported directly by the artists and is not for profit or monetary gain in any way. All the artists time and proceeds from your donation are focused on support a good cause."
 

Wayfarer Records

Ambient & Electronic Music
(November 01, 2012) - Wayfarer Records is an independent record label owned and operated by Dave Luxton and based in Olympia WA, USA.
The label specializes in lush electronic and ambient music. The mission of Wayfarer Records is to forge a community of innovative sonic artists from around the world.
 

Ethereal Live

A net label for live performances
(October 01, 2012) -
Ethereal Live is a net label for live performance recordings of ambient, ethereal, minimal, dark, and experimental music released through a Creative Commons license for music lovers to enjoy freely. Ethereal Live began in May 2011 with label owners Shane Morris and Dan Minoza as a place to archive their own live material. Interest from other artists spread quickly and the net label continues to grow.

The net label states, "We believe that live music is a sincere glimpse into the mind and soul of the artist and his or her environment. A live concert experience evokes something higher from within the musicians themselves, which rises to the surface during a live performance. This label exists to archive those moments for all to share and enjoy".
 

We Are All Ghosts

Founded by Thomas Mathie aka Headphonaught
(September 06, 2012) - Our label of the month for September is a new net label in the UK named "We Are All Ghosts". Founded by music fan Thomas Mathie aka Headphonaught as a means of giving back to the independent music community, "We Are All Ghosts" is a small non-commercial netlabel based in Motherwell, Scotland; that specializes in ambient electronic soundscapes but is open to other styles of music.
 

Petroglyph Music

Ambient and Experimental
(August 09, 2012) - Newly formed Petroglyph Music netlabel in Norway has started with a bang. Label owners Rune Martinsen and Oystein Jorgensen are focusing on ambient/experimental music and the subgenres/fusion genres of ambient music. Most of the music released on Petroglyph is Creative Commons, but future releases may include commercial releases as well. Highly recommended net label to watch now and in the future.
 

Earth Mantra

Ambient showcase
(July 01, 2012) - Very little introduction is needed for the net label known as Earth Mantra, for it is not an understatement to say it is one of the most highly respected and throughly consistent net labels in the ambient genre. Darrell Burgan, aka Palancar, is the owner and operator at Earth Mantra. All music at Earth Mantra is released under a Creative Commons license, free to download or listen. Darrell says,"We work hard to carefully select those titles we will release and to ensure they are the kind of music that we think our listeners will love. Our artists range from world-reknowned folks who have played at the highest levels of the music industry to artists who are completely unknown and make music out of their homes."
 

Buddhist on Fire

dark ambient and experimental music
(June 04, 2012) - Buddhist on Fire was established in 2011 by John Tocher and Ayn Morgan and has quickly become a well respected net label with their unique, high quality music. The net label releases dark ambient, experimental, field recordings, sound collage and live shows that were performed on the Sadayatana Podcast. All music at Buddhist on Fire is released digitally on the internet under a Creative Commons license.

Both owner's of the net label host programs here at Stillstream. Be sure to check out Ayn's show "The Chestnut Tree" on Tuesday and John's "Sadayatana" on Saturdays.
 

Waiting World Records

A world of sounds awaits
(May 01, 2012) - Waiting World Records is a label establised in 2007 and owned and operated by Michael Peck. Many are familiar with the fascinating works by Michael and also his duo with Mark Mahoney, Mahoney & Peck. Originally the label served to release the works of these artists in collaborative and solo forms, but has since expanded to other artists as well.

Waiting World is quite a dynamic label. They release both physical and digital, free and paid, and ship globally. The label runs the gamut of styles and genres, though ambient is a structural staple. Michael says "WWR focues on, but is not limited to, music from the darker ambient/post-ambient genres, IDM, dark industrial, drone, and post-rock/doom music". And they do it well! Drop by Waiting World and explore this cutting-edge label!
 

Eg0cide Productions

Experimental and ambient music.
(March 01, 2012) - Originally an outlet for the wonderful ambient music of The Ghost Between the Strings, the eg0cide netlabel has quickly become one of the go-to locations for contemplative and smooth dark ambient music by a growing cadre of artists. Some familiar names can be found there, along with some delightful new discoveries. We have been fans of this relatively new label since the outset, and are now very happy to feature it on StillStream. Check it out.
 

Phantom Channel

Sonically stirred, challenged, excited and stimulated.
(February 01, 2012) - A relative newcomer to the ambient scene, Phantom Channel was conceived in January 2008 as an opportunity to explore inspiring ambient music. With nearly a dozen high quality ambient releases, including several of our recent favorites, this is an outstanding place to look for new ambient music to hear. And given nearly all of it is available under Creative Commons, there is no reason not to head over there right now. Highly recommended.
 

Endless Ascent

Light ambient, atmospheric and space music from around the world.
(January 01, 2012) - Endless Ascent is a fantastic new netlabel dedicated to the lighter and spacier side of ambient music. With music by some of the best ambient artists around, you can't go wrong with their releases, particularly since everything is available freely under Creative Commons. One of our favorite new labels, and one we are proud to recommend to our listeners.
 

Archaic Horizon

Advancing the experimental.
(December 01, 2011) - Archaic Horizon is a relatively new netlabel, created to promote artists who are forward thinkers and trail blazers. Focused on the experimental and eclectic, this brilliantly executed label breaks conventions and brings new understanding to what experimental music can be. All music is available for free download, and we couldn't be happier to point our listeners to this outstanding label.
 

Dark Duck Records

Dig in and enjoy.
(October 01, 2011) - There are not so many ambient music labels with the sheer quantity of releases that one can find at Dark Duck. But there are precious few that can also match Dark Duck in terms of pure quality. One of the longest-running ambient labels on the planet, and with one of the deepest catalogs imaginable, this is one of our absolute favorite labels. While you're there be sure to check out the Drone Download Project!
 

Lotuspike

Music for your restless mind.
(September 01, 2011) - One of the best labels in existence for the ambient music lover, bar none. Chock full of stunning ambient releases by some of the best ambient artists in the world, Lotuspike is a textbook example of how a music label can bring world class ambience to the people. We couldn't be happier to recommend this exquisite label to our listeners.
 

Zenapolae

Innovation in the musical arts.
(August 01, 2011) - One of the longest standing netlabels around, Zenapolae is an underground electronic label designed to serve as a springboard for artists working along musical lines which are typically very difficult to market commercially. If you like your ambient music to challenge the listener as much as it soothes, you simply must visit Zenapolae today. Highly recommended.
 

SLO.BOR Media

New music and new media.
(July 01, 2011) - A magnificent ambient music label founded by well known artists Matt Borghi and Jason Sloan. The music quality is master class, but SLO.BOR also focuses on a variety of new media and forms of distribution, packaging, design, and conceptual art. We strongly encourage our listeners to visit this outstanding ambient music label today.
 

Webbed Hand

Sound in the service of enchantment.
(June 01, 2011) - One of our favorite netlabels, Webbed Hand Records focuses on strange works of audio art that defy tidy categories, with an expanding catalog of unique recordings and a fascinating roster of visionary sound artists. Visit this superb netlabel today!
 

Test Tube

Emerging sound languages.
(May 01, 2011) - Test Tube doesn't focus on any one genre, but rather focuses on presenting new artists who are exploring new sounds. But the ambient genre features strongly amongst Test Tube's many releases, and we heartily encourage our listeners to check out this beautifully executed netlabel.
 

Dark Winter

Be not afraid.
(April 01, 2011) - Dark Winter is one of the longer standing and best executed netlabels out there. Listening to the music, it's easy to see why. If you dig quality dark ambient music, you owe it to yourself to check this superb netlabel out.
 

Musictrade

Interesting, imaginative and impressive electronic music.
(March 01, 2011) - Since 2005, Musictrade has released electronic, experimental, and ambient music of the highest order. As one of the established veterans of the netlabel scene, Musictrade is justifiably regarded as one of the most well executed and well thought out collections of perceptive music around. With many releases that we consider favorites, we are proud to recommend Musictrade to all of our listeners.
 

Feedback Loop

A passion for timeless music.
(February 01, 2011) - A new participant in the netaudio scene, Feedback Loop has quickly established itself as one of the premier places to find truly stunning and fascinating ambient and electronic music. Feedback Loop is indeed passionate about the music they release, and it shows. Brilliantly executed, and always with superb taste, this is the kind of label that we think all of our listeners will want to keep an eye on. Highly, highly recommended.
 

Projekt

Passionately intense introspective music.
(January 01, 2011) - One of the legendary ambient labels of all time, Projekt is justifiably regarded as a trailblazer, leader, and beacon of creativity, both to ambient and dark electronic fans and artists alike. With one of the most eclectic and profound collections of titles, Projekt's vast catalog is so comprehensive it is almost a road map to the ambient genre itself. Many of our absolute favorite artists and releases anywhere call Projekt home, and we recommend all of our listeners pay Projekt a visit today.
 

Relaxed Machinery

Only the purest of ingredients.
(December 01, 2010) - Relaxed Machinery grows organic music from scratch with only the purest of ingredients. Not just another typical label, Relaxed Machinery provides artists with the nurturing and environment to allow them to harvest the finest of musical crops. And it really shows in the music that they have released, which tend towards the textural and abstract spheres of ambience. But despite only a handful of titles available so far, we count among their releases some of the finest ambient albums we have ever heard. Anyone who is serious about their ambience should pay Relaxed Machinery a visit right away. Highly, highly recommended.
 

Distance Recordings

Pushing the boundaries of fringe music.
(November 01, 2010) - Distance Recordings is a relatively new netlabel, having been around only since 2008, but in that short time they have established themselves as one of the premier places to find outstanding ambient and experimental electronic music. Focusing on "high quality music", "DIY" and "labors of love", Distance delivers all kinds of music that StillStream is proud to recommend to our listeners. Best of all, their releases are available free under Creative Commons, so why not go download some of their excellent work today?
 

Passage

Flowing ambience, organic structure and depth.
(October 01, 2010) - Established in 2009 as an ambient sub-label of the venerable Fragment imprint, Passage is fast becoming one of the go-to places to find high quality Creative Commons ambient music. We recently discovered the music of this beautifully executed netlabel and knew immediately we had to bring this to the attention of our listeners. Superb ambience, available for free download, which we endorse very highly to all of our listeners.
 

Bypass

Originality and art-forms of electronica music.
(September 01, 2010) - In just two short years, this Beijing-based netlabel has exploded onto the music scene with its refreshing sound and highly polished releases. A quite diverse collection of electronic music can be found at Bypass, ranging from superb experimental ambience to more upbeat and aggressive styles. Sometimes challenging and always inspiring, we are proud to recommend this superb label to our listening audience.
 

Circlesandlines

The completeness and perfection of nature.
(August 01, 2010) - Circlesandlines Recordings is a relatively new netlabel, but one that has in a very short period of time established itself as one of the best sources for new ambient music anywhere. Based in St. Petersburg, Russia, this beautifully executed netlabel was created for the purpose of putting the listener into a special state of mind for observing nature's beauty, A significantly higher purpose for ambient music is hard for us to imagine, and fortunately the music really delivers. We certainly love what we hear, and we feel listeners of StillStream will too.
 

Yuki Yaki

Focusing always on originality.
(July 01, 2010) - Since 2005, the excellent Yuki Yaki label has released ambient music, minimal techo, clicks'n'cuts, and other forms of subdued electronica of the highest order. Some of the best modern music available can be found at this nicely executed netlabel, including some truly sublime ambience of interest to all StillStream listeners. It is a great pleasure to recommend Yuki Yaki to our audience, and we encourage everyone who enjoys well constructed, mature electronic music to check them out right away.
 

BFW Recordings

Music is free!
(June 01, 2010) - Hailing from the UK, BFW Recordings has literally burst onto the ambient scene. In just thirteen short months, they have released over fifty superb albums, including quite a number that have found airplay here on StillStream. Not all of their music is ambient, but even the non-ambient releases have a continuity with the other BFW material that is really something special. Some of the best new ambient music we have heard in the past year has come from BFW - and best of all, they make all of their work available free under Creative Commons. We encourage everyone to check out this refreshing label today.
 

Public Spaces Lab

Releasing electronic music since 2007.
(May 01, 2010) - A netlabel we recently discovered that has really blown us away is Public Spaces Lab, who release a diverse set of electronic, experimental, and ambient music. Not only will StillStream listeners find several familiar names there, all with outstanding releases, they will also discover several new artists and albums of striking quality. Public Spaces Lab has only been around a few short years, but already they have made a big impact, and we are excited to see where they go next. A label to watch, for certain.
 

D.N.A.

Trusting in the freedom of music.
(April 01, 2010) - D.N.A. is a relatively new underground netlabel from Italy that has a remarkably broad cross section of modern instrumental music. Ranging from challenging experimentalism and industrial noise all the way to some superbly crafted ambient music, this is a label that will appeal not only to the adventurous, but also to the listener who is looking for something fresh and original. We're very happy to feature D.N.A. and encourage all our listeners to check out their excellent collection of releases.
 

Petcord

Exploring original ways of musical expression.
(March 01, 2010) - Petcord is a relative newcomer to the netaudio scene, but has wasted no time in making its mark, releasing several of the most interesting experimental ambient albums we've heard in awhile. While the music often covers many areas beyond ambient, their every release is of superb quality, and well worth your time to check out. One of the best-executed netlabels around, we are proud to give Petcord our recommendation.
 

Hypnos

Legendary ambient music.
(January 31, 2010) - One of the truly legendary ambient labels on the planet. Hypnos, together with its sub-labels Hypnos Binary and Hypnos Secret Sounds, has released music by nearly all of the greatest ambient artists in the genre, with some of the classic ambient albums of all time. But Hypnos is not just a collection of famous names; their enormous catalog includes works by a vast list of artists, at all levels of fame. But what never varies is the quality of the music, which can only be described as world class. One of our favorite labels, we're proud to recommend Hypnos to everyone who loves ambient music of any style.
 

Soft Phase

Music with space to breathe.
(December 31, 2009) - A relatively new netlabel, Soft Phase has quickly established itself as a distributor of music of only the highest quality. Though the music covers several genres and tends not to "stare at the genres too much", the ambient releases on Soft Phase are just phenomenal. In fact, we can't say enough about all of their releases, which are uniformly superb. Best of all the music is all freely available, so there really is no reason not to go over there and download their entire catalog right now. Highly recommended.
 

Ambient Collective

Ambient to the core.
(November 29, 2009) - Originally just a community of artists, the Ambient Collective has grown into one of the power houses of ambient netlabels. Founded on the principle of collaboration, the Collective boasts nearly two dozen superb releases in a variety of ambient styles, all free, and all compilations or collaborations between folks who will probably be familiar to StillStream listeners. One of the must-visit destinations for anyone who likes any kind of ambient music. Highly recommended.
 

Eg0cide Productions

Experimental and ambient music.
(November 01, 2009) - Originally an outlet for the wonderful ambient music of The Ghost Between the Strings, the eg0cide netlabel has quickly become one of the go-to locations for contemplative and smooth dark ambient music by a growing cadre of artists. Some familiar names can be found there, along with some delightful new discoveries. We have been fans of this relatively new label since the outset, and are now very happy to feature it on StillStream. Check it out.
 

Timetheory Recordings

Appreciating the daring and the bold.
(October 03, 2009) - An eclectic netlabel, focusing on ambient, dark ambient, post-rock, glitch, techno, house, musique concrete, noise, power electronics and the generally unclassifiable. The music is challenging, never typical, rarely specific to a single genre, and always an enjoyable adventure. Check out this diverse and engaging netlabel today.
 

Thinner

Minimal electronic music.
(August 28, 2009) - One of the most successful netlabels of all time, Thinner has become a "total" netlabel, proudly offering both free and commercially available music. With a broad variety of sounds, ranging from pure ambient to minimal techno and classy electronic dub, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Some of our favorite music comes from Thinner, and we are proud to recommend them to all our listeners.
 

Phantom Channel

Sonically stirred, challenged, excited and stimulated.
(July 31, 2009) - A relative newcomer to the ambient scene, Phantom Channel was conceived in January 2008 as an opportunity to explore inspiring ambient music. With nearly a dozen high quality ambient releases, including several of our recent favorites, this is an outstanding place to look for new ambient music to hear. And given nearly all of it is available under Creative Commons, there is no reason not to head over there right now. Highly recommended.
 

Just Not Normal

Dive into the realm of experimentalism.
(July 02, 2009) - For Just Not Normal, one of the most consistently excellent and yet thoroughly challenging experimental labels in existence, pushing and obliterating the envelope is all in a day's work. This is a netlabel created to bring listeners magnificent soundage and uncommon tones, filled with obscurities and eclectic moments. Not for the faint of heart, but very rewarding nonetheless. Check it out today.
 

Endless Ascent

Light ambient, atmospheric and space music from around the world.
(June 04, 2009) - Endless Ascent is a fantastic new netlabel dedicated to the lighter and spacier side of ambient music. With music by some of the best ambient artists around, you can't go wrong with their releases, particularly since everything is available freely under Creative Commons. One of our favorite new labels, and one we are proud to recommend to our listeners.
 

AtmoWorks

They live and breathe music.
(April 30, 2009) - One of the truly legendary labels in the ambient genre. AtmoWorks releases an amazingly broad collection of some of the highest quality ambient music in existence, covering nearly every ambient subgenre. With releases by some of the most beloved and talented ambient artists in the world, we give this label our highest recommendation - and encourage all our listeners to visit AtmoWorks today.
 

Archaic Horizon

Advancing the experimental.
(March 27, 2009) - Archaic Horizon is a relatively new netlabel, created to promote artists who are forward thinkers and trail blazers. Focused on the experimental and eclectic, this brilliantly executed label breaks conventions and brings new understanding to what experimental music can be. All music is available for free download, and we couldn't be happier to point our listeners to this outstanding label.
 

Ultimae

A doorway for us all.
(February 24, 2009) - Covering the broad realms of ambient, downtempo electronica, trance, and related genres, Ultimae presents arguably the best electronic music to be found anywhere. With a roster of world-class artists and an amazingly consistent artistic vision, there is so much to love about Ultimae. One of our favorite sources of modern music, we recommend all of our listeners check out this magnificent label.
 

Treetrunk

A netlabel with a heart.
(January 18, 2009) - One of the truly eclectic experimental ambient netlabels, Treetrunk Records focuses both on experimental ambience as well as some of the droniest minimal music you will ever hear anywhere. Home of the Constant series, but also home to a great variety of music. The music is all free for listening, so we suggest our listeners visit this great netlabel today.
 

Liminal Recs

Diverse and amazing music.
(December 16, 2008) - One of the great new labels we discovered recently is Russian netlabel Liminal Recs. Covering a very broad swathe of ambient territory, from dark drones to experimentalism to some of the sweetest pure ambient you will ever hear, this is a netlabel that should absolutely be on your radar. Best of all, the music is all freely available under Creative Commons.
 

Resting Bell

It could be nearly anything.
(November 12, 2008) - A netlabel focused on the more experimental side of ambient music, Resting Bell is nonetheless a great resource for anyone who enjoys quality ambient music, particularly that which encourages active listener participation. We love what we're hearing from this finely executed netlabel and strongly encourage our listeners to check it out today.
 

Kahvi Collective

To gather and provide free electronic grooves.
(October 09, 2008) - One of the giants in the realm of netlabels, Kahvi Collective covers more sonic territory than almost anybody. From modern IDM to glitchy minimal techno to some of the best ambient you will hear anywhere, Kahvi Collective is certain to have something that will put a smile on your face. Highly highly recommended.
 

Stadtgruen

Harmonization of contrasts.
(September 12, 2008) - Stadtgruen is an invigorating netlabel from Germany that focuses on melding the yin and yang of urban life and the natural world into a cohesive whole, expressed as music ranging from ambient to dub to minimal techno and all things in between. The music is fresh, the presentation is original, and the philosophy is spot-on. We recommend all our listeners investigate this intriguing new approach to modern electronic music.
 

Dark Duck Records

Dig in and enjoy.
(August 12, 2008) - There are not so many ambient music labels with the sheer quantity of releases that one can find at Dark Duck. But there are precious few that can also match Dark Duck in terms of pure quality. One of the longest-running ambient labels on the planet, and with one of the deepest catalogs imaginable, this is one of our absolute favorite labels. While you're there be sure to check out the Drone Download Project!
 

Lotuspike

Music for your restless mind.
(July 15, 2008) - One of the best labels in existence for the ambient music lover, bar none. Chock full of stunning ambient releases by some of the best ambient artists in the world, Lotuspike is a textbook example of how a music label can bring world class ambience to the people. We couldn't be happier to recommend this exquisite label to our listeners.
 

Rain

Virtual ambience, freely available.
(June 16, 2008) - A magnificent label with but one objective: the spread of ambient-related art. Be it music or image or words, Rain wants to fill up your days with ambience. Filled to the brim with some of the best ambient music available, Rain releases all music freely for personal use. We give this netlabel our unconditional recommendation.
 

Zenapolae

Innovation in the musical arts.
(May 17, 2008) - One of the longest standing netlabels around, Zenapolae is an underground electronic label designed to serve as a springboard for artists working along musical lines which are typically very difficult to market commercially. If you like your ambient music to challenge the listener as much as it soothes, you simply must visit Zenapolae today. Highly recommended.
 

SLO.BOR Media

New music and new media.
(April 19, 2008) - A magnificent ambient music label founded by well known artists Matt Borghi and Jason Sloan. The music quality is master class, but SLO.BOR also focuses on a variety of new media and forms of distribution, packaging, design, and conceptual art. We strongly encourage our listeners to visit this outstanding ambient music label today.
 

Nishi

Plundering the depths of music.
(March 24, 2008) - A sub-label of the (in)famous Canadian net label No Type, Nishi focuses on bringing a wide range of electronic-based music to a wider audience. Emphasizing music that is has both quality and honesty, this is a superb netlabel indeed, and one we recommend.
 

Webbed Hand

Sound in the service of enchantment.
(March 05, 2008) - One of our favorite netlabels, Webbed Hand Records focuses on strange works of audio art that defy tidy categories, with an expanding catalog of unique recordings and a fascinating roster of visionary sound artists. Visit this superb netlabel today!
 

Test Tube

Emerging sound languages.
(February 13, 2008) - Test Tube doesn't focus on any one genre, but rather focuses on presenting new artists who are exploring new sounds. But the ambient genre features strongly amongst Test Tube's many releases, and we heartily encourage our listeners to check out this beautifully executed netlabel.
 

Earth Monkey

Promoting sonic arts.
(January 22, 2008) - A diverse collection of superb electronic ambient and experimental music. If you like your music both immediately appealing and yet challenging enough for repeated listens, we urge you to check The Monkey out today.
 

Dark Winter

Be not afraid.
(December 28, 2007) - Dark Winter is one of the longer standing and best executed netlabels out there. Listening to the music, it's easy to see why. If you dig quality dark ambient music, you owe it to yourself to check this superb netlabel out.