Michael Scott Dawson’s ambient music draws on rural memories

Today, the Spotlight shines On Canadian producer and sound artist Michael Scott Dawson.Michael joined us to mark the release of his third solo album, Find Yourself Lost, a collection of country-adjacent, Western-themed ambient recordings issued by Toronto label We Are Busy Bodies. This album is ethereal without being space music and is steeped in melody, tape loops, and Michael’s own field recordings. He has made an emotional, never sterile, ambient work. You can visit this episode’s show notes for links to the music.Despite the album’s personal nature, which Michael discusses, Find Yourself Lost is also the first time he has included other musical contributors to one of his solo albums, something we also learn about in this conversation. Enjoy.——————References:Listen to Michael Scott Dawson’s Find Yourself Lost on Bandcamp and streaming platforms.Follow Michael Scott Dawson on Instagram.Peace Flag EnsembleAmbient ChurchLA Story: Leaving Records and Music for Life SupportBack To The Garden: The Return Of Ambient And New AgeHey, what’s that sound: Oblique StrategiesWant to be more creative? Go for a walk——————• Did you enjoy this episode? Rate Spotlight On ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ and leave a review on Apple Podcasts.• Subscribe! Be the first to check out each new episode of Spotlight On in your podcast app of choice.• Looking for more? Visit spotlightonpodcast.com for bonus content, web-only interviews + features, and the Spotlight On email newsletter.