With ‘Ambiance’, Ølten step away from the binary formula, in favor grit, nuance, and ruthlessness. The result is a corporal convulsion, leaving behind chronic cramps, heavy breathing, and a sickening feeling deep down in the gut.
released November 2, 2018
> Ambiance was produced by Ølten
> Recorded and mixed by Julien Fehlmann at Studio Mécanique in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland
> Mastered by Magnus Lindbergat Vrtikl Audio in Bargamossen, Sweden
> Artwork by Laurent Gudel
> Cover picture by Michal Florence Schorro
A miserable, euphoric, atmospheric, melancholic, melodic, bone-shaking avalanche. Hike to a misty waterfall valley in Iceland with this in your headphones, and switch between screaming in futile rage from the mountaintop, and sobbing silently at your own reflection in the surface of the lake below. Inimitable. warmhotself
Sure being a fulltime artist is great and all, but I also work about 60 hrs/week and a lot of it is not fun. When it's the middle of the night, and I'm exhausted, and alone in my studio with a looming deadline and a painting that's already taken so much of my time that it feels like a bad marriage, I have two listening options: 1. The Rich Roll interview with David Goggins, or 2. This album. Pure motivation! Madeline v. F.