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Ambient - The Megathread

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#51 vproc

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Posted 21 February 2010 - 08:46 PM

I love Stars of the Lid! Brian Eno also has some good stuff, particularly Apollo: Atmospheres and Soundtracks, though my fave Eno song is 2/2 from Music for Airports. William Basinski is a great ambient composer and who among us hasn't gone to sleep while listening to The Disintegration Loops? Loscil is cool too, but a bit more relaxing than sleepytime music, not that Basinski is only good for "lullabyes".

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Posted 22 February 2010 - 07:46 AM

Anything by Vidna Obmana....excepting his earlier noise works that were just re-released....

fuck, haven't listened to him since i was a teenager. he was one of the first ambient guys i got into. maybe i'll check some of his albums out again.

I love Stars of the Lid!

check out Porzellan.

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Posted 22 February 2010 - 08:17 AM

Ontayso - 24 Hour Project
Thomas Köner - Nunatak Gongamur
Kontakt Der Jünglinge - 0,1,-1,n

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Posted 22 February 2010 - 10:29 PM

Planetary Unfolding ~ Michael Stearns
Sonic Seasonings ~ Wendy Carlos
La Barca ~ Thomas Koner
In The Pendulum's Embrace ~ Oren Ambarchi
Emphasis ~ Dirac
Cima Verde ~ Chris Watson

Edited by Apeofnaples, 22 February 2010 - 10:30 PM.


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Posted 23 February 2010 - 12:07 AM

Harold Budd, Loscil, Bisophere, Aphex, Terre Thaemlitz, Tetsu Inoue.... ZZZZZZZZZZ

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Posted 24 February 2010 - 04:50 AM

been really diggin my old Instinct Ambient cds, particularly Mysteries of Science and Terre Thamlitz

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Posted 24 February 2010 - 05:15 AM

The Orb: Adventures and Terrarum are the only two I really class as ambient
KLF: Chill Out


yes. also live 93. there's no greater album for playing loud and laying down in the grass in your back garden while trashed on cider.
unfortunately i bought the lp of chill out from selectadisc in notts ages and ages ago, which turned out to be the bootleg, which seems to have been mastered from mp3s. there's even the 2 sec gap in between tracks...
i'd like to add dead eros' "the life in the world of existence is done", just cos i like droning on about that album.

p.s. i have a cd i bought from you ages ago called "purlieu". i assume you're second thought. it's rather good, so i'm nominating it in this thread.

Edited by margaret thatcher, 24 February 2010 - 05:15 AM.


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Posted 25 February 2010 - 02:10 PM

Oh wow, thank you! That is indeed me. Have we crossed paths before?

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Posted 25 February 2010 - 02:15 PM

yeah, many many years ago on dirty.org forums....my name on there was carp dreamer. good to see you again mate!

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Posted 31 May 2010 - 01:36 PM

FSOL: Lifeforms, Environments II, and pretty much everything really
The Orb: Adventures and Terrarum are the only two I really class as ambient
Biosphere: Most of it, but particularly Substrata and Cirque
Spacetime Continuum: Sea Biscuit
Aphex: Both Ambient Works, particularly II
Eno: Ambient 1 and 4
Global Communication: 76:14
KLF: Chill Out
Gas: Zauberberg (never really dug the other three)
Woob: 1194
And a whole heap of other obvious stuff

Also,
Apollyon: Veror Aesik
Encomiast: Espera
Off-Land: Commute
Wintermute: Widescreen
Carbon Based Lifeforms - Hydroponic Garden
And anything of Underworld's that's mellow and chilled, which is a fair bit.


I havent long joined this bboard and have been browsing through some of the topics but i felt i needed to reply and say thanks for putting my album Veror Aesik as one of your favourite ambient music albums :)

ApollyoN is now retired but its still nice to think that my swan song album is still liked.

So...erm...thanks :D

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Posted 31 May 2010 - 02:15 PM

Kent Sparling - Leaf Spring
Approaching Silence - David Sylvian

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Posted 31 May 2010 - 02:50 PM

I havent long joined this bboard and have been browsing through some of the topics but i felt i needed to reply and say thanks for putting my album Veror Aesik as one of your favourite ambient music albums :)

ApollyoN is now retired but its still nice to think that my swan song album is still liked.

So...erm...thanks :D

Still gets played around these parts, yeah! Such a shame H/S doesn't put stuff out these days, it was a brilliantly consistent label.

(You might also want to check my thread in the WATMMixers forum ;) )

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Posted 31 May 2010 - 04:15 PM

I have good memories of listening to Disintegration Loops while taking a long walk as the sun is setting

because as the songs slowly disintegrate, the sun slowly starts to set

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Posted 01 June 2010 - 11:14 AM

gas-pop and konigsforst
jochem paap's ambient releases on FAX

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Posted 01 June 2010 - 11:35 AM

The Seven Fields Of Aphelion. I just found this last week. She is a member of Black Moth Super Rainbow and realesed her first solo album in Febuary. I really love it, simply beatifull.




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Posted 01 June 2010 - 06:52 PM

can anyone recommend some 80s albums/artists? all I've listened to from that period is steve roach, robert rich and ambient #4: on land.

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Posted 01 June 2010 - 07:05 PM

harold budd & brian eno - the plateaux of mirrors
thomas koner - nuuk

I was totally blown away when I discovered those albums earlier this year.

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Posted 02 June 2010 - 07:41 AM

can anyone recommend some 80s albums/artists? all I've listened to from that period is steve roach, robert rich and ambient #4: on land.


You should definitely check out Planetary Unfolding by Michael Stearns.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SAd81chckhk

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Posted 02 June 2010 - 09:39 AM

Steve Roach's Dreamtime Return and Quiet Music. Actually, everything steve roach has created.
Biosphere, Carbon Based Lifeforms and Brian Eno.

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Posted 02 June 2010 - 12:14 PM

Chris Watson - Weather Report
Rotor+ - Aileron & Map Key Window
Gas - 0095
Alan Lamb - Night Passage
Mount Vernon Arts Lab - One Minute Blasts Rising To Three & Then Diminishing
Stylus - The Last Seaweed Collecting Hut At Freshwater West


Lots of other stuff I have has already been mentioned eg Biosphere, Thomas Koner, Vidma Obmana, Rapoon etc

Have added that Apollyon album to my Save for later list on eMusic.

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Posted 02 June 2010 - 12:46 PM

Haven't read the replies but my favourites are:

Shuttle358 - Frame
Loscil - Plume
Aphex Twin - Selected Ambient Works Vol. II
Autechre - Amber
Gas - Pop, Zauberberg
The Sight Below - Glider
Aidan Baker - I Will Always and Forever Hold You In My Heart and Mind
Marconi Union - Tokyo
Deaf Center - Pale Ravine
Elegi - Sistereis
William Basinski - The Disintegration
Christopher Bissonnette - In Between Words
Marsen Jules - Les Fleurs
Helios - Eingya
The Dead Texan - The Dead Texan
The Caretaker - Persistent Repetition of Phrases
Biosphere - Substrata
Pole - 1 2 3
Robert Henke - Layering Buddha
Janek Schaefer - Alone At Last
Stephan Mathieu - Radioland
Thomas Köner - La Barca
Fabio Orsi and Gianluca Becuzzi - The Stones Know Everything
Jasper TX - Black Sleep

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Posted 02 June 2010 - 02:05 PM

Haven't read the replies but my favourites are:

Loscil - Plume
Autechre - Amber
Gas - Pop, Zauberberg
The Sight Below - Glider
Aidan Baker - I Will Always and Forever Hold You In My Heart and Mind
Deaf Center - Pale Ravine
William Basinski - The Disintegration Loops
Christopher Bissonnette - In Between Words
Marsen Jules - Les Fleurs
The Dead Texan - The Dead Texan
Biosphere - Substrata
Stephan Mathieu - Radioland
Thomas Köner - La Barca
Fabio Orsi and Gianluca Becuzzi - The Stones Know Everything


Excellent picks. Fabio Orsi's solo material is awesome.

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Posted 02 June 2010 - 02:34 PM

some more that haven't been mentioned(I think)

Minima Moralia - Chihei Hatakeyama
Electronic Ambient Remixes One - Chris Carter
Grijsgebied - Liquid Morphine
Zeotosis - Telomere
Zenith - Tetsu Inoue And Carlos Vivanco
Mare Tranquillitatis - Oöphoi

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Posted 02 June 2010 - 02:45 PM




yep :ok:

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Posted 02 June 2010 - 10:23 PM

Eluvium is nice



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