HearFeel is just a little site devoted to reviewing Ambient, Drone and various alternative Electronic music styles not encompassed by the formers. It’s run and written by myself, Chris, out of a bedroom somewhere in England and has become an increasing time sink of mine over the last six years. The site has incrementally become more serious and less informal during that time, with not to mention what I hope is a readily apparent improvement in the quality of writing, so should you find yourself in some of the older material I trust you won’t judge it for its inconsistency or other imperfections.
Some years ago I was given a simple piece of advice that has endured and helped to shape almost everything I’ve written online since: “When you write, try to write things that you yourself would want to read”. Often I feel that many Ambient reviews are lacking musical detail, so with HearFeel I try to make content that’s both objectively informative to give people a base of expectation for the music, as well as subjectively emotional for a more personal touch. You wont find artist histories, extensive backstories or excessive extraneous details labouring the point here, I leave that up to others, just content that I’ve enjoyed (most of the time) and my perceptions of it.
If you’re interested in sending me your material, or indeed feel like I’ve missed something and would like me to cover, please see the Submissions page for information on submitting content and getting in touch.
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I have a Last.fm page if anyone’s interested in what I’m listening to.
I also have Rate Your Music for personal ratings and keeping track of albums. I’ve also used it to make my comprehensive, continuously updated albums lists for each of the years that HearFeel’s been active: 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016.