This week (episode 75) I featured Loscil's "Angle of List" from his most recent studio album Sea Island, a 73 minute behemoth that was one of my favourite albums of last year. Early this year he released an EP that I missed titled "for Greta" and this week I delved into it's release, and found it very important to share with you. In the coming weeks I am putting together a two-part Bandcamp special episode and this release will be featured (a bit of a spoiler there).
Loscil was one of my gateway artists into this world that I know inhabit, being one of the first recommendations handed to me when I discovered my love of the ambient genre and that's obvious when looking back at the show's playlists - he's featured seven times, the second most of any artist (Boards of Canada being the most, of course) across the entire run of the show, in episodes 1, 7, 12, 32, 47, 55 and 75.
The EP's release is in support of Loscil's collaborator and friend Tim and his family - his daughter Greta was diagnosed with Ewing's sarcoma. This is a cause that is close to my heart in my own personal ways, but it's important to note that for a small (or large) donation you'll get a short three track EP of wonderfully emotive ambient by Loscil.