36 is the alias of Dennis Huddleston, who has been a prolific and leading figure in the modern ambient scene for close to a decade. Beginning with his debut album Hypersona, he has been sharing his own highly emotive blend of electronic music, which has melted the hearts of music lovers around the globe. He has released his music on labels as diverse as A Strangely Isolated Place, Ultimae and Mystic & Quantum. He also runs his own label 3six Recordings, which he describes as a love affair with the vinyl format.
The core of the 36 sound is a combination of warm melodies and widescreen atmospheres, that is never shy from the abstract, but one that remains highly accessible. It's dreamy, introspective midnight music, and the perfect soundtrack for your own strangely isolated place.
“I recently discovered that a small group of people live without the ability to visualise things in their mind. This condition is known as Aphantasia. It got me thinking about the nature of how we listen to music. When most people listen to ambient music for example, they tend to imagine places, people, colours or memories... It's a genre which is often very easy to visualise, so to know that some people will never get to experience this is both sad and fascinating. I wrote this track exploring what it means to "see" music and whether sound alone is enough to make something beautiful.”
The appeal of ambient music for 36 is the freedom it offers - not being locked down to strict BPM ranges or certain audio palettes can lead to some truly wonderful music. He cites as his musical references Aphex Twin, William Basinski, Boards of Canada, Tangerine Dream and The Future Sound of London.
As a few others have pointed out, this album has gotten me through the past few months with a calming and nurturing soundscape... looking forward to having the first 4 tracks on vinyl finally... wish I could hang out with everyone else who posted a comment about this album... muthubuntu
Ego Death takes me driving in barcelona while sun is entering in my car, and a women sitting next to me looking through the window, thinking in nothing, just in this moment: magic, breathtaking and ephemeral jordi caner
The whole album is lush and has become one of my favorite lullabies of late, but I especially adore the Versions. The Bokeh effect of submersing the already dreamy melodies in comfort noise is totally transporting. Gosh Snobo
Give me more space music. This is brilliant.
I just love to play Star Citizen along with tunes by 36, Markus Guentner, Per Musica Ad Astra and NewRetroWave.
Thank you, 36, for this vast beauty. Drexcited