Ola Szmidt – Ep2 // Nils Frahm – Encores 2: A Dual EP Review Bonanza in Defense of Sleepy Music

During the Spring 2018 semester, I probably listened to hundreds of hours of ambient and acoustic music. I had always enjoyed the genre; projects by Loscil, Julianna Barwick, Huerco S., and others have long been my automatic picks for homework background music, walking between classes, and preparing food. Music that drifts in and out of focus, that is just as comfortable in the spotlight as it is in a supporting role, is an important part of everyday life for fans of the genre, myself included.