About

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: 2012201320142015 and 2016.

10 thoughts on “About

    • Hey mate, thanks for the kind words.
      Just downloaded the EP now and giving it a listen. Look for a quick write-up tomorrow (I’ll mention it on Twitter)

  1. Hello Chris,

    I’m writing to you to inform you that 2 new albums from my music works will be out really soon. The first on Somehow Recordings, here some links to listen one of the piece of sound :

    http://www.somehowrecordings.co.uk/page4.html

    http://soundcloud.com/timo-david-b

    and the second, an album with a Canadian pianist, Evo Lüthi, on Heat Death Records pre-order digipack actually, and you could listen it here :

    http://heatdeath.limitedrun.com/products/503678-evo-luthi-with-monolyth-cobalt-le-parfum-pre-order

    This album will be available too in Vinyl on American Typewriter in October 2012.

    Maybe you could be interested to discover it and listen some sounds.
    If you would like to listen more about the Somehow Recordings release, to write a review, I will send to you the entire album in Digital.
    so, it’s the first time to me to do this, some prospectings for some reviews, it’s my first releases by some labels in physical. I have done some releases before in Digital, on Kesh Recordings, FeedBack Loop Label, and Audio Gourmet and on some various artists projects.
    If you would like to learn more about my other works, you have my site link and my soundcloud link below.
    thanks a lot, and all the bests.

    Mathias

    http://www.monolyth-cobalt.com/

    http://soundcloud.com/monolyth-and-cobalt

    http://monolyth-and-cobalt.bandcamp.com/

    • Hey Mathias,

      I’ll be happy to review any and all of your releases! You can contact me at cdohertyingram@gmail.com if you want to send them to me and/or continue this conversation, rather than fill up the comments section of my About 🙂

      Looking forward to hearing from you,

      Chris

  2. Hi Chris

    Very cool site, I like the idea about those ambient reviews 🙂

    I was thinking you might want to check out danish postrock/shoegaze outfit Late Night Venture. With a new album out right now on Dunk! records.

    Everything is available streaming at : http://soundcloud.com/latenightventure/sets/pioneers-of-spaceflight/

    and also a bunch of videos from the album here :

    http://www.youtube.com/latenightventure

    Just to give a hint, we’ve shared stages with likeminded acts such as Caspain, This Will Destroy You and Jeniferever

    Hope you’ll enjoy

    Thanks for reading
    Cheers

  3. Hi Chris.

    I’m Alessandro Savoia, Bruno Bavota’s PR and Press Manager.

    He’s an italian modern/classical pianist like Ludovico Einaudi, Nils Frahm, Olafur Arnalds, Dustin O’Halloran.

    I’d ask if it’s possible to review his 2th album (March) named “La casa sulla Luna” (The house on the Moon).

    Below you can found the album’s playlist on Soundcloud and a press release

    Thank you so much for your attention and kindness.

    Warm regards.

    Album – https://soundcloud.com/bruno-bavota/sets/la-casa-sulla-luna

    Alessandro Savoia
    PR Manager and Press Manager
    +39 328 91 59 817

    Bavota and his piano at the Royal Albert Hall
    Young pianist and composer from Neapolis Bruno Bavota played at the Royal Albert Hall in London. The event was scheduled on April 2nd.
    Bavota on stage at the prestigious British theater as part of the Accidental Festival Gala. The Festival is a platform that allows young artist to present their work at the Roundhouse, home to the finest musicians and performers in the world, in the heart of London, in Camden. Now at its eighth edition, the Accidental Festival be held from May 9 to 12. Bavota, 29, was selected from thousands of artists to entertain the parterre made up of industry professionals, media representatives and supporters of the festival. His piano will be the soundtrack of the whole evening, that will culminate in a presentation of the artist and his latest album “La casa sulla luna” (The house on the moon)

    The album – “LA CASA SULLA LUNA” AND RESEMBLANCE TO EINAUDI
    “La casa sulla luna” (The house on the moon) is the second album released by Bruno Bavota, and it follows the success of his debut album “Il pozzo d’amor” (The well of love), very well received by critics and very often compared to Ludovico Einaudi. With this second job, Bavota continues his journey in atemporal places. It follows that “La cassia sulla luna” is a sort of ‘container for dreams’. Ten tracks that evoke positive feelings and emotions. Among the tracks, there is also a tribute to the cinema: “Il dito si muove sul vetro appannato” (The finger moves on the misty glass), title of the third track, was inspired by a phrase said by Sean Penn in the award-winning film by Paolo Sorrentino “This must be the place”.
    TRACKLIST:
    1 – Amour
    2 – L’uomo che rubò la Luna
    3 – Il dito si muove sul vetro appannato
    4 – C’è un cinema laggiù
    5 – Seguimi, amore
    6 – Buongiorno, buonanotte
    7 – Cielo blu notte
    8 – Il sole di Domenica
    9 – Arrivederci signora Luna
    10 – Ghost track

    It’s possible to ear“La casa sulla Luna” on Spotify, Itunes and Soundcloud ( at the link soundcloud.com/bruno-bavota/sets/la-casa-sulla-luna)

  4. Hey Chris,
    I’ve recently stumbled upon your blog here and I’d like it if you could give my band’s two EPs, This Is My Cat and A Far Cry From, a quick listen. I would love to hear what you think of them. I’m not sure if they’re going to quite be your thing, but I figure “Why not?”.

    You can find the link below.
    http://stilleddimensions.bandcamp.com/

    Thank you for your time, I’m excited to hear what you think.
    James Anderson

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