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Psybient artists going full-on ambient

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The latest album by Lab's Cloud, The Structure Of Emotions, is full-on ambient rather than psybient, and the artist himself even explicitly stated that it was a departure and new direction for him (the album is gorgeous, btw).  https://labscloudmusic.bandcamp.com/album/the-structure-of-emotions

Can anyone here think of other psybient artists that have released full-on ambient albums lately?  I suspect that their psybient histories would tend to enrich their subsequent ambient offerings, as IMO it did in this case, and would appreciate other examples that might help me to verify or falsify this notion.  I'd also simply like to listen to them...;~)

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I thought of a parallel case.  Simon Posford is a psytrance artist who was the driving force behind the  Celtic Cross - Hicksville album, and who releases as Hallucinogen, as one half of the groups Younger Brother and Shpongle.  But recently he released his very first album under his own name.  It's titled Flux & Contemplation: Portrait Of An Artist In Isolation.  https://simonposford.bandcamp.com/

This album is a more focused and mature Posford, subtly nuanced and many-layered.  It runs the gamut of ambient, psybient, IDM and psytrance in varying measures, but in the end remains its own unique and deeply expressive creature.  I'm now hypothesizing that the extended introspection that has been forced upon many artists by their forced isolations during lockdowns has prompted alterations in their sonic palettes.  it remains to be seen whether these changes in emphasis perdure, or whether they will fade with the eventual lessening of the severity of the pandemic.

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AstroPilot has quite a few ambient albums. Matt Hillier goes back and forth with his multitude of aliases. Eguana releases all kinds of downtempo, psychill and ambient music. There's also Carbon Based Lifeforms' Twentythree and VLA, Bluetech's Dreaming into Being and Liquid Geometries, Germind's Ambient Waves and Bathyscaphe, I.M.D.'s Hertz 01 and 02 EPs, some Jairamji releases I haven't checked out yet, Kyoto's Scapes & Spheres and  Squares & Triangles, Lauge's Latitudes, Ovnimoon's alter ego OM and some Rising Galaxy releases I've browsed but didn't grab my attention so I can't remember. I don't know if that counts, but Seb Taylor's Kaya Project have released two Ambient Mixes and KP's last album Body.Mind.Soul. includes an ambient mix, and Hibernation have released Ambient Re-Works 01. Not all of these are particularly new but there you go, that's all I'm aware of. Hope this is some of what you're looking for. :)

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