SAM SM36 AmbientWhat can only be described as a labour of love and an all-consuming project, we’re proud to announce the release of Ambient & Chill.  Taking over six months to produce and weighing in at over 1.3GB, we’ve decided to give you a sneak-peek of its creation with some exclusive behind-the-scenes photos from the studio sessions.

Mining the rich seams of underground electronica, chillout and downtempo, Ambient & Chill blazes a new trail, dense with fragile, esoteric and organic flavours. Created with an abundance of live instrumentation, vintage hardware and lo-fi production techniques, the final result is one of electro-organic bliss.

Below is a selection of photos from the many studio sessions which went into the creation of the collection.  Which one is your favourite?  As always, let us know below the line…

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Live drums recorded with brushes for that dusty vibe.

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These xylophones made regular appearances in the music and inspiration loops.

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We used a raft of electric and acoustic guitars including an Ibanez Artcore and a 1971 Yamaha FG-160 acoustic (unfortunately not pictured).

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Just one of the racks responsible for our rich and warm analogue sound.

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Sometimes you’ve got to think outside the box…

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The MPC1000 – vital in the creation of the grainy,lazy beats in the collection.

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The Nord Lead 2 – a staple synth on virtually every Sample Magic release.  Ambient & Chill was no exception.