DOWNLOAD: Ezekiel Honig - Broken Marching Band + Concrete and Plastic
Many consider ambient music an inconsequential genre best left to melt into the background rather than demand our attention. The music of New York City-based producer Ezekiel Honig, however, is too attractive to be relegated to aural wallpaper. Inspired by the everyday sounds approach of musique concrete, Honig integrates commonplace motions, ticks and rhythms into his achingly beautiful pieces. The pulsating tones of "Concrete and Plastic" glow like fireflies, providing a lush playground for street front samples. And "Broken Marching Band," a quietly cacophonous track from his latest album, Surfaces of a Broken Marching Band, trundles through found sound collages and brassy drones. Even mundane moments reach out and grab you from time to time, and Honig thoughtfully concentrates those moments into sound.
Sounds like: Matmos, Fennesz, Herbert