I'm eagerly (desperately) awaiting the new ASC
release; I managed to get an order in after the additional 50 copies were announced.
Being on a budget, I've recently been exploring some inexpensive/free digital releases. A lot of stuff out there is kind of meh, but here are a couple of things that have stood out and will likely appeal to other forum members who are not morally and aesthetically opposed to non-physical releases. Arpa - Llaves
An ambient release from Miguel Isaza. This is rich with Colombian field recordings and soft drone work, mostly synths and occasional wind instruments. I think this will appeal to folks who like the organic side of Robert Rich and ISHQ.
Download free here: http://monofonicos.net/mne004-arpa-llaves/
Stream or order physical disc here: http://ins-out.bandcamp.com/album/llavesDocetism - Askesis
A lot of dub ambient/techno tends to blur together for me; it is often difficult to pick out one artist's track from another. Docetism, while recording in this tradition, has a unique sound. I don't know how to explain it in words (maybe something on the boarder between dub and the more atmospheric stuff by Gas), but I strongly recommend it.
Stream/Download here: http://nichts.bandcamp.com/album/askesisPleq / Hakobune - Sleepless
A relatively short track (about 20 minutes). Very subdued and drifting drone works. Despite the title, it is excellent sleepy time music.
Stream/Download here: http://music.audiogourmet.co.uk/album/sleepless