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Old 11-11-2008, 08:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Ambient music...

I was going to make an Eno thread since I couldn't find one, but in the process realized I don't know much ambient music outside of him. So, I figured we could have an ambient thread, where all fans could discuss artists they like, and talk about anything related to the music.

Anyways, I've always been a big Eno fan from the few albums of his I have (Music for Airports, Music for Films, Thursday Afternoon), and the bits I've heard here and there. There's still a number of his albums I really want to get, mainly Apollo: Atmospheres and Soundtracks. But, does anyone have any other ambient artists they could suggest? I saw Eluvium and Slow Dancing Society in sleep thread, and I'm instantly interested in Eluvium. I checked out some clips on iTunes and really need to get some of his/her/their music. Anyone have any suggestions in terms of a good place to start.

By the way, if there is already a pre-existing ambient thread, I apologize. I also don't know if this belongs in Electronica or Avant-garde.
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Old 11-11-2008, 08:35 PM   #2 (permalink)
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There kind of is, maybe that will help.

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I am not sure on the artist you said, but I have quite a few relaxation/meditation/sleep ambient albums you may like. Here are the two that are probably my favorites. The first is a little more upbeat and good for getting you in a thinking state. The second is perfect for either falling asleep or just resting and having light background music.

Chakra's Dream : Peaceful Sleep (Last.fm Link)
Brain Sync : Super Learning
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My mind boggles at the fact that you have YET to mention Another Green World by Eno. It doesn't start as an ambient record, but it very much is in its second half. Seriously, listen to it. Right now.
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What kind of ambient are we talking here? Long slow drones and background noises, or more musical pulsing ambient?

Or even, the more traditional techno style ambient?

I highly reccomend Visit Venus, and Entheogenic if its that kind of thing. Very chilled out.

Also, for long drawn out stuff, and slightly more worldy stuff, Robert Rich's collaboration with Alo Die is awesome.


Also, for the most ambient of the ambient, you can find it all here, with reviews, categorization and sound samples:

Ambience by Sound :: Ambience for the Masses
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Old 11-12-2008, 10:59 PM   #5 (permalink)
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There kind of is, maybe that will help.

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I am not sure on the artist you said, but I have quite a few relaxation/meditation/sleep ambient albums you may like. Here are the two that are probably my favorites. The first is a little more upbeat and good for getting you in a thinking state. The second is perfect for either falling asleep or just resting and having light background music.

Chakra's Dream : Peaceful Sleep (Last.fm Link)
Brain Sync : Super Learning
(Last.fm Link)
That is definately helpful, thank you. I'm sure I can find lots of new artists in that thread.

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What kind of ambient are we talking here? Long slow drones and background noises, or more musical pulsing ambient?

Or even, the more traditional techno style ambient?

I highly reccomend Visit Venus, and Entheogenic if its that kind of thing. Very chilled out.

Also, for long drawn out stuff, and slightly more worldy stuff, Robert Rich's collaboration with Alo Die is awesome.


Also, for the most ambient of the ambient, you can find it all here, with reviews, categorization and sound samples:

Ambience by Sound :: Ambience for the Masses
Well the only ambient music I really know is Brian Eno and Harold Budd. I'm not exactly sure what they're classified as. I'm not as much of a fan of the techno ambient music, that actually has a beat; I like ambient music that is more formless. I will definately make good use of that site though.
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Chakra's Dream : Peaceful Sleep (Last.fm Link)
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Just downloaded everything those 2 artists have.. its ****ing AWESOME
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Hmn. Try getting Dreamatorium by Death Cube K if you are looking for good ambient. It's very dark, but absolutely incredible.
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Some good suggestions here. All I've got myself are Music For Airports and Tangerine Dream's Rubycon and Phaedra (if they count, which they probably don't when all's said and done). Good to know what I should be looking out for next
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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)

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Old 11-13-2008, 03:28 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Don't forget Tubular Bells . I still think it's a great album.
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