There aren’t a lot of prizes for ambient, electronic and new age music. But one of them is the ZMR Music Awards which are voted on by radio broadcasters.
Hammock are the current ambient guitar icons, taking shoegaze strategies and projecting them through ambient designs. On their new album, Everything and Nothing, they bring back some of the dynamics of their earlier music with drums, soaring melodies and some vocals.
ZMR is one of the few music industry publications that acknowledges Electronic, Ambient and New Age music. Their awards ceremony takes place on May 7th: we'll listen to music from some of the nominees.
Legendary French electronic musician Jean-Michel Jarre returned in 2015 with his first album in 8 years. On his new album, Electronica 1: Time Machine, he creates his own trip through electronic history.