Much of this upstart's music favors texture and darker tones, but this lighter exploration is a welcome dose of warmth for winter.
Equally ethereal and creepy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wS94BYurDmw
This is...a bit different, but winter sometimes invites a little bravery where music is concerned. https://soundcloud.com/aurorax/the-mirthless-symphony
Due to time constraints and health problems, I need to take a breath for awhile. Feel free to sift through previous posts at your leisure (this is not a self-hosted site and it will not expire or disappear).
Another foray into trippy but deliciously tense ambient-atmo land.
Yes, this is a 17-minute track. No, I don’t expect you to sit through all of it – but after awhile, some of you might want to. If you like strings and Asian-flavored melodies, this is a chance for you to go wild. https://soundcloud.com/marcus-lin-1/eternal-blossoms
Considering the total population of the place, Iceland generates an astonishing variety of musicians. They boast a proud punk tradition, some bizarre in-between groups, neoclassical composers...and Emiliana Torrini. This sweet little song almost feels like a lullaby, but the lyrics' sobriety will probably make you think twice about calling it sappy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=giMPPilet8Y
Wistful, synthy folk for your consideration. https://soundcloud.com/entireland/valinor
Speaking purely as an armchair gamer, the Witcher franchise is a gritty, gruesome, raunchy bloodbath. It's also gorgeously vast and meticulously detailed, both in terms of the graphics (which nabbed dozens of design awards) and the storytelling (which is more surprising than the average movie and easily as absorbing as Game of Thrones). But I [...]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ZO85ubOLZE Game of Thrones is all about surprises and shocks, so overtly victorious moments in its soundtracks are few and far between. Here's a notable exception consisting of a chipper string ensemble and plenty of cocky dulcimer.
https://youtu.be/w4nYzfBe95o This moody, smooth-as-silk cut from a reasonably interesting Tolkien tribute album might be called atmospheric, although it has a sparkling sort of organization lacking in some atmospheric and ambient music. It's a New Age piece on the surface, but it favors texture instead of brightness.