Discreet Music

The Best Ambient Sounds of 2018

120 minsFirst aired 18 Dec 2018
Artwork by Nayan Graf Quartier

Sam Hockley-Smith tallies this year’s most indelible, sublime aural meditations from Yamaneko, Yves Tumor, Kelly Moran and Park Jiha.

Another year, another stellar slate of ambient and experimental releases. On this year’s final episode of Discreet Music, Sam Hockley-Smith fits into two hours as much of the mind-melding music that came out this year as he can. We revisit the soundscapes of Abul Mogard, North Americans, Hanz and many more. It’s the perfect way to say goodbye to the year of hell that was 2018.


Produced by Harley Brown
Engineered by Mike Bloom

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