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1.
Breve 03:41
2.
Inga 08:02
3.
Elegy 07:12
4.
Conversion 09:56
5.
Cerulean 05:38
6.
Coda 03:22

about

The Nashville Ambient Ensemble is based, as you may have guessed, in Nashville, Tennessee. Organized and led by electronic composer Michael Hix, the ensemble’s lineup is made up of some of the city’s most creative and innovative artists, many of whom have been heralded by Bandcamp as being part of an experimental music movement dubbed the “New Weird South.”

Cerulean is comprised of six compositions that draw upon the strengths of all the musicians involved, particularly their ability to let space guide their path. This willingness to commit themselves to the margins of sound allows each artist the freedom to explore and develop the ethereal tone and character of each song. The resulting effect is most evident on selections like “Inga” and “Conversion,” as the ensemble’s careful balance of structure and improvisation carries over to the listening experience, transporting the listener to realms of mindful and meditative bliss.

In addition to being committed to a Nashville ethos that values collective collaboration, Cerulean explores musical pathways with a distinctive Nashville sound, a unique approach amongst similar artists and releases. We believe this is what sets the Nashville Ambient Ensemble apart from their contemporaries and think that you will agree.

credits

released March 19, 2021

All compositions by Michael Hix, except "Cerulean" by Jack Silverman
Recorded by Jeremy Ferguson at Battle Tapes in Nashville, TN
Mastered by Taylor Deupree at 12k Mastering
Cover art by Wendy Walker Silverman

About the Musicians

Cynthia Cárdenas is a multimedia artist, guitarist, vj/projectionist, composer, teacher, entrepreneur, and wellness professional. Under the name Synthiasis, Cárdenas creates a unique and immersive audio visual experience for audiences to enjoy.

Michael Hix is a composer and musician from Tennessee. His music incorporates synthesizers and electronics to build dynamic structures that evolve over time, delving into the human condition and the metaphysical dimension. His work draws upon classical minimalism, sacred music, analog techno & house, as well as popular music. He lives and works in Nashville.

Timon Kaple is a songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. He composes music for sync licensing efforts, teaches several students, and plays guitar for multiple groups in Nashville.

Diatom Deli is the work of Deli Paloma-Sisk, a multi-instrumentalist and vocalist from Nashville. Her live performance utilizes classical guitar, layered harmonies, synths, and samplers to create powerfully moving melodic soundscapes.

Kim Rueger is a Nashville based keyboardist/recordist/sound editor. As Belly Full of Stars, she blends improvised synths, piano, and textural vocals with processed field recordings and mechanical elements to create experimental soundscapes that veer ambient.

Luke Schneider is a versatile pedal steel guitarist who has performed with a variety of artists, including Margo Price, Orville Peck, and William Tyler. His debut solo album, Altar of Harmony, was released by Third Man Records in 2020.

Nashville guitarist Jack Silverman has been a long time sideman with a number of acts. He has also fronted an assortment of improvisational instrumental ensembles. His new EP Now What features cinematic instrumental pieces, including another interpretation of his composition “Cerulean,” that is slated for a spring 2021 release on YK Records.

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Nashville Ambient Ensemble Nashville, Tennessee

We are a group of Nashville artists and musicians bringing together synthesizer soundscapes with traditional instrumentation in a semi-improvised setting, celebrating the unique collective spirit of music making in our city.

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