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Class War On The Dancefloor

While Marika Pratley’s project is often at least a bit dancey, she has an EP with “slothersized” remixes of already mellow tracks, “exploring slowing down, lo-fi and granular aesthetics.”

Has heaps of: Beats, Glitches, Synths Decades active: 2020s Location: Wellington Entry last updated: 02/10/2022

Darkslider

Regularly involving reversed and chopped up elements, in recent years Darkslider’s music has become less rhythmic and more ambient.

Has heaps of: Beats, Glitches, Synths Decades active: 2000s, 2010s, 2020s Location: Unknown Entry last updated: 14/09/2022

Amsler Grid

Some sparse and lo-fi synth drones – at least one of which is fully made on a Gameboy, according to the notes on Bandcamp.

Has heaps of: Drones, Synths Decades active: 2010s, 2020s Location: Unknown Entry last updated: 19/08/2022

Landscape

Landscape is an ambient project of Rory Storm. The five Landscape releases on Rory’s Bandcamp so far tend towards long synthesised drones, sometimes icy and full of echoes.

Has heaps of: Drones, Synths Decades active: 2020s Location: Dunedin Entry last updated: 19/08/2022

Jap Jap

Raglan’s Jasper Boer’s released a collection of very ambient tracks as Jap Jap, incorporating singing bowls and droning synths. The album is Lemurian Bliss (2021).

Has heaps of: Drones, Synths Decades active: 2020s Location: Raglan Entry last updated: 19/08/2022

Venus Vulture

Sean Monaghan has released mostly long, evolving drone soundscapes since 2008. He has been active in the net label scene, with many recent releases on US-based Zenapolæ.

Has heaps of: Drones, Synths Decades active: 2000s, 2010s, 2020s Location: Palmerston North Entry last updated: 02/07/2022

Strings Speak Mountains

Typically piano- or guitar-led instrumentals and atmospheres, occasionally building to waves of distortion. No public info about who is behind it. At time of writing there are eight releases on Bandcamp, covering a two year period up to late 2021.

Has heaps of: Acoustic instruments, Guitars Decades active: 2010s, 2020s Location: Unknown Entry last updated: 02/07/2022

Waker

As of February 2016, David Chechelashvili was writing a doctorate on modular synthesis. Based on his music as Waker, it’s a topic dear to his heart. Expect evolving synth textures, drones and huge amounts of reverb.

Has heaps of: Drones, Synths Decades active: 2010s, 2020s Location: Auckland Entry last updated: 26/06/2022

Don Sook

There are masses of synth jams on this contemporary producer’s Bandcamp page, not all ambient, but probably plenty of interest.

Has heaps of: Beats, Synths Decades active: 2010s, 2020s Location: Unknown Entry last updated: 26/06/2022

Miriama Young

Young is a composer and sound artist who definitely doesn’t only make music you might call ambient. But you might at least check out her music made from kōkako sounds.

Has heaps of: Acoustic instruments, Glitches, Voices Decades active: 2010s, 2020s Location: Wellington Entry last updated: 02/10/2022

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