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Old 11-13-2008, 03:45 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Mmmm, Ambient!
Now that's one confusing word(for me atleast). So many bands I listen to are considered "ambient" .

There's Tangerine Dream/Klaus Schulze(collecting their stuff itself is a daunting task), Brian Eno, Harold Budd and Jean Michel Jarre.

Then there's Dark Ambient(scary kinda music which I usually sleep off to ), 90s Ambient/IDM/Ambient-Techno/Drone-Ambient(some of it has this "beats" you are talking about), and many more weird soundscapes that are considered ambient.

Anyways, I'll just list a few(It's all ambient, but sounds keep varying) -

Steve Roach's Structures From Silence might interest you, but I haven't explored much of his stuff other than that. It's a great piece of ambient work though.

Jean Michel Jarre - Oxygene - Not completely ambient for me, but still has a great atmosphere. Sounds a bit dated though.(I didn't like it the last time I listened to it)

Tangerine Dream - Zeit - Great place to start with Tangerine Dream(or atleast where I started). You could go with Phaedra as well, but I like this one more. I could make a compilation, but most of their tracks are quite long.

Klaus Schulze - Irrlicht - A lot of early german so called "Ambient" stuff sounds like this. Very spacey and dreamy. Some krautrock(like Ash Ra Tempel) might interest you as well if you like this.

Murcof - Martes - Ambient, techno kinda thing with a bit of classical thrown in.

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- 76:14 and Future Sound of London - Lifeforms - Both amazing ambient-techo. Even if you don't prefer it, this might definitely change your mind. My favorite is definitely 76:14.

The Orb - The Orb Adventures Beyond the Ultraworld - Not exactly ambient-techno, but anyways, an amazing - very much 90s ambient work with a bit of everything thrown in.

Robert Rich & Lustmord - Stalker - Scary stuff. Your either goona sleep off here or **** in your pants

If you don't mind the 90s ambient-IDM-Techno kinda stuff, then there are lot more I could suggest. I'm not much into this "Drone-ambient" kinda thing.(bah all these terms are screwing my brain )
Or hey, I could just make a compilation with a track from all these artists.(If you are interested)
I most certainly would not say no, but you are by no means obliged. Thank you very much for all the artist tips too, I really appreciate it.
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Old 11-22-2008, 12:11 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I have checked out some Eluvium, and I am thoroughly impressed. I love his music. I also love how he seems to have great changes in approach in a lot of his records. He has a couple Eno-esque records, as well as a solo piano record, and an ambient record involving an orchestra. I just really love the mood he sets too, and the overall quality of the music; he's probably going to become one of my favorite artists. Really incredible stuff, can't believe it took me so long to find him.

I'll give my thoughts on his records as I listen to them in full, in case anyone is interested in some reviews of sorts.
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Old 11-29-2008, 04:38 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I was introduced to this cat Bluetech not to long ago. Very cool stuff. Check him out.

oh thanks to all of you for all the new artists to check out
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Old 11-29-2008, 05:00 PM   #14 (permalink)
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it seems like a cliche answer to people who know the style, but seriously...

aphex twin - selected ambient works vol.2

get it. especially if you want more atmospheric ambient stuff. vol.1 is really good also but it's more beat based.
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Old 11-29-2008, 05:02 PM   #15 (permalink)
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I peeped out the Eluvuim cat. Pretty good stuff. I like.
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Old 12-01-2008, 10:33 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Don't forget Tubular Bells . I still think it's a great album.
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Old 12-01-2008, 01:38 PM   #17 (permalink)
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it seems like a cliche answer to people who know the style, but seriously...

aphex twin - selected ambient works vol.2

get it. especially if you want more atmospheric ambient stuff. vol.1 is really good also but it's more beat based.

Anything Aphex Twin does I'd suggest get.. reguardless of what genre you're into.
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Old 12-04-2008, 10:09 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Old 12-07-2008, 01:14 PM   #19 (permalink)
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(Sadly, my initial impression of this forum is that it's full of boring threads of name-dropping without any real reflections about the music. Not that everyone does that, but why bother to post two names..?)

I love ambient music. My favorite ambient record has to be Pop by Wolfgang Voigt, under the project name GAS. One of my friend put it that way, that every song is like a painting, which is a really good description. If I'd compare the music to the work of a specific painter, it would be Turner - his more abstract and impressionist stuff that is. GAS is pretty easy to get into, since it's simply hypnotic and surreal, an really demonstrates what a soundscape really can do. The sound is built up of distorted orchestral samples and the likes, which gives the music a sort of organic feel. The second best album is the first one, entitled GAS.

Another great ambient music maker is William Basinski. He's a pretentious ****, and his music is very artsy, but that's half the point. There's a sort of mystique post-modern vibe to the whole thing, as much of his music originates from the playing with master tapes and the grainy sound which is the result of it. His works are really long, some pieces are about an hour, which sometimes is annoying. But they are very monotonous (in a good way), so they don't require the most attentive listener always. Sometimes I put his music on just to change the way I feel about the enviroment. Try going shopping with Watermusic II in your headphones! I recommend the works Watermusic II, The Disintegration Loops 3 and El Camino Real. I have also recently gotten into Variations for Piano & Tape: Variation #9: Pantelleria.

Other artist that I would recommend are Loscil, Tape, and of course Brian Eno.
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I guess this thread goes in Electronica...Sorry if I'm wrong.

So, who listens to ambient music? Not the ambient house or ambient trance, but pure ambient (or noise)? I really like it and even compose it myself. Do I have some colleagues here?
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