Hey again. The final update of the week is this beautiful album by Locust. Genre: ambient. Enjoy!


Locust – After the Rain

Good morning. This atmospheric new EP by Sóley is a fairly recent addition to Spotify. Genre: contemporary classical/pop. Enjoy!


Sóley – Krómantik

Hi. This new album by violinist Sarah Neufeld (a member of Arcade Fire) was a very positive surprise for me. Genre: contemporary classical. Enjoy!

Sarah Neufeld

Sarah Neufeld – Hero Brother

Morning. This pop opera (yes, really) by Damon Albarn (yes, really) was added to Spotify last week and I like it quite a bit. Enjoy!

(US version here)

Damon Albarn

Damon Albarn – Dr Dee

Hi again. The delicate new album by composer Ryan Teague was also added to Spotify today. Genre: ambient/contemporary classical. Enjoy!

(One review here)

Ryan Teague

Ryan Teague – Field Drawings

Swod – Drei


Hi there. The latest album by Swod was added to Spotify not that long ago. Genre: ambient/electronic. Enjoy!


Swod – Drei

Howdy. From a very recent Spotify updates comes the new mini-album by Ólafur Arnalds. Genre: ambient/contemporary classical. Enjoy!

Ólafur Arnalds

Ólafur Arnalds – Living Room Songs

Hi there. The new album by composer Jóhann Jóhannsson is actually a soundtrack to a film by Bill Morrison. It was added in the first Spotify update of this week. Genre: contemporary classical. Enjoy!

Jóhann Jóhannsson

Jóhann Jóhannsson – The Miners’ Hymns

Howdy. From a very recent Spotify update comes the new album by Japanese composer Akira Kosemura. Genre: ambient/contemporary classical. Enjoy!

(Thanks to a reader for the find!)

Akira Kosemura

Akira Kosemura – How My Heart Sings

Morning. The new album by Hauschka, added to Spotify two days ago, is a real beauty. Genre: contemporary classical meets electronic. Enjoy!


Hauschka – Salon des Amateurs

Hello. The new album by Federico Durand is rather lovely. Genre: ambient/contemporary classical. Enjoy!

(Thanks to a reader for helping me out!)

(One review here.)

Federico Durand

Federico Durand – El éxtasis de las flores pequeñas

Hey. From a recent Spotify update comes the latest album by American ambient duo Arms and Sleepers. Thanks to a reader for the very nice find. Enjoy!

Arms and Sleepers

Arms and Sleepers – Nostalgia For The Absolute

Hi again. It’s a gloomy Sunday in southern Sweden. A light rain is falling and I’m listening to the new, wonderful Dustin O’Halloran album. It was added to Spotify some 10 days ago. Genre: contemporary classical. Recommended listening. Enjoy!

(Thanks to a reader for the find!)

Dustin O'Halloran

Dustin O’Halloran – Lumiere

SMM: Context


Hey there. It’s time for a change of pace with this beautiful compilation which I think was added to Spotify last week. Genres: contemporary classical/ambient. Enjoy!

(Some of the artists included are Christina Vantzou, Manual, Aidan Baker and Peter Broderick.)

SMM: Context

Various Artists – SMM: Context

Evening. The new album by German composer Hauschka was recently added to Spotify. Read some reviews and enjoy!


Hauschka – Foreign Landscapes

Hello. This excellent album, a collaboration between Nils Frahm and Anne Müller, was added to Spotify two months ago. Genre: ambient/contemporary classical/electronic. Recommended listening. Enjoy!

(Edit March 16 2011: This album was gone for a while, but should now work again.)

Nils Frahm & Anne Müller

Nils Frahm & Anne Müller – 7fingers

Hello. Here is another very recent addition to the Spotify library. The title of the album says it all really. Enjoy Nathan Barr!

(I’ll take a break now and be back tonight with more finds.)

Nathan Barr

Nathan Barr – True Blood Season Two

Olan Mill – Pine


Howdy. Here you have another album in the ambient/contemporary classical genre. Thanks to a reader for the excellent find. Enjoy Olan Mill!

(I’m not sure when Pine was added to Spotify. Original release date was in May.)

Olan Mill

Olan Mill – Pine

Good morning friends. As many of you know already, I keep a list of artists with albums out in 2010. Every time I find out about a new release I write the name down (but I typically avoid releases more than two weeks into the future). Accordingly, every time there has been a library update I search for the names in Spotify. This procedure makes it possible to quickly find releases added weeks or even months too late…

A recent addition to my secret list, which currently features 99 artists, was guitarist James Blackshaw and three days ago his latest album was added. The genre here is a mix of folk and contemporary classical and the album is quite good. Enjoy!

James Blackshaw

Good morning. His latest album was released digitally earlier this year and two days ago it was finally added to Spotify. The genre is ambient/contemporary classical. Enjoy Jóhann Jóhannsson!

(And just look at that album cover! Beautiful, just like the music.)

(Thanks to a very kind reader for the tip.)

Jóhann Jóhannsson

Jóhann Jóhannsson – And In The Endless Pause There Came The Sound Of Bees


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