Electronic music is sometimes critically described as "cold." But when it comes to sonic evocations of winter, cold is good: electronic timbres can convey the frigid atmospheres, desaturated colors, and static silences of the northern landscape, and spin hypnotic images of the Northern Lights.
Musicians from Northern Europe and Scandinavia express these qualities in their music naturally. It's an austere but appealing sound that's been very influential, even on artists from warmer latitudes.
On this transmission of Hearts of Space, another Ambient winter journey called ELECTRONIC NORTH 2. Music is by MARCONI UNION, ERIC WOLLO & BERNHARD WOSTHEINRICH, PJUSK, ALIO DIE & LORENZO MONTANA, ROBERT RICH, AL GROMER KHAN, PHILLIP WILKERSON, and CHRONOTOPE PROJECT.