StillStream featuring rM and Chris Russell this month! is the place to hear ambient music 24/7 – and each month they feature a label, an artist, and a release. For December – they’ve chosen Relaxed Machinery and Chris Russell! We are deeply honored to be featured.

Thank you, StillStream!

Featured Artist: Chris Russell

The ebb and flow of life.

Influenced by nature, the future, the ebb and flow of life, conspiracy theories and hidden esoteric knowledge, Chris Russell has been recording stellar ambient music since 2000. The music is often textural and abstract, and sometimes dark, but always challenges the listener to consider new paradigms, and presents some of the most fascinating soundscapes we have heard. Anyone who is into thoughtfully designed music that simultaneously pushes the boundaries while remaining approachable should check out Chris’s music today.

Featured Label: Relaxed Machinery

Only the purest of ingredients.

Relaxed Machinery grows organic music from scratch with only the purest of ingredients. Not just another typical label, Relaxed Machinery provides artists with the nurturing and environment to allow them to harvest the finest of musical crops. And it really shows in the music that they have released, which tend towards the textural and abstract spheres of ambience. But despite only a handful of titles available so far, we count among their releases some of the finest ambient albums we have ever heard. Anyone who is serious about their ambience should pay Relaxed Machinery a visit right away. Highly, highly recommended.

In November, another Relaxed Machinery artist, Matt Hillier – as Ishq was featured:


Music as harmony.

(November 01, 2010) – Based in Cornwall in the United Kingdom, Matt Hillier has created exquisite ambient electronica as Ishq for nearly a decade. One of the consistently great ambient artists, Ishq’s music skirts the boundaries of ambience, new age, and even IDM, always beautifully produced and performed, and with a depth and maturity that we find nothing less than inspiring. Ishq has long been on our short list of all-time favorite artists, and we are very happy to recommend this music to all of our listeners. Simply essential ambient listening.