Four Years of Healing with Okovi

Approaching the fourth anniversary of Zola Jesus’ Okovi, I wanted to reflect on and share what this album has meant to me. Released at a pivotal time of my life, Okovi has been a source of reassurance, a record I have kept in constant rotation and close to my heart since its 2017 release.

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Beneath the Shade of Elm Records

A look into an independent label championing sublime ambient music.

For fans of ambient music, searching for fresh releases can appear daunting. The rapidity of ambient musicians releasing new music can leave some discographies with upwards of a hundred records. So the question is where to begin. The best advice I can give is to find a label you can trust, one that acts as a curator of great drone and ambient releases more than a machine churning out something that only finds itself lost in an algorithm.

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