Ambient Album Review #1: ‘Everything’ by Lukas Boysen & Sebastian Plano

Ambient Album Review #1: 'Everything' by Lukas Boysen & Sebastian Plano

Here are a collection of my favourite ambient, dub, experimental and drone albums of all time. They are in no particular order because they’re all brilliant. I hope you will give them a listen, let me know if you enjoy them!

Everything is a spawling, epic atmospheric soundtrack that echoes the enormity of the universe. Over 3 hours the album ventures to explore the interconnectivity of all life. It’s by German composers Ben Lukas Boysen and Sebastian Plano.

This album from 2017 traverses the inner and outer worlds of existence and creates a texturally rich and sonically lush journey. Some of the more melodic moments could be by Max Richter. Although the style here is really unique in itself.

Everything is a divine soundscape of the entire epic universe from microcosm to macrocosm, and the rich, varied textures show that the universe is a beautiful place. Originally conceived as the soundtrack to a videogame, all 3 hours of this album are very rewarding. You will find yourself floating along, it’s an easy listen. Great to write or code to or do anything that requires a lot of concentration. Although, for meditation I would imagine listening to this on good biurnal speakers would transport you into another dimension.

Available from Erased Tapes on LP Vinyl, CD and mp3.

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8 thoughts on “Ambient Album Review #1: ‘Everything’ by Lukas Boysen & Sebastian Plano

  1. Lovely first track/movement. I do enjoy music like this — ambient classical?! Spacious with tasteful touches. The second, now it’s getting more like Richter (like you say)…he can tire me out with his endless ostinatos but this is still interesting. Thanks for the share


    1. Yeah I had the same feeling with the first song too actually. It’s soothing and gentle and first and then launches into a more fast-paced and frenetic mode. Ostinatos…what is that? It’s a beautiful word.


      1. Oh just repeating short phrases – often in the strings. I did like that 1st track and quite a lot that came after. Often hybrid music like this uses virtual instruments and samples but these performances all sound pretty much live to me…a good sign of quality!


      2. I would love to see some recommendations on music from you Jeremy if you would be willing to do that. Reviews or recommendations as you clearly know what you’re talking about 🙂


      3. Well sure…but it’s so subjective isn’t it!? I tend to listen to classical stuff these days as I struggle with the sound of modern music (man that makes me sound old and grumpy) What sort of music do you listen to?


      4. Absolutely everything. Jazz, classical, rock of all different eras, electronic music of all kinds, ambient everything really. It doesn’t make you sound old that you don’t like modern music. I mostly hate modern pop music, except for some really well made exceptions, but they have to really be amazing to be listenable.


  2. Right, I’ll have a think. In a way I often feel that there’s so much wonderful music out there that we’ll never be able to find it all….and that’s not including anything written in the last 100 years!


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