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Ambient - The Megathread

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#101 Guest_Zykial_*

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Posted 18 August 2010 - 05:46 AM

this one is more field recordings than ambient, but its free and lovely
http://myuzyk.net/releases/MZYKN001

90s sounding ambient electronica
http://myuzyk.net/releases/MZYKN005

other faves include

KLF - Chill Out
Chapterhouse Retranslated By Global Communication - Blood Music: Pentamerous Metamorphosis
Aphex Twin - Selected Ambient Works II

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Posted 18 August 2010 - 08:11 AM

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


thx for recommending the FAX releases. very awesome! I knew I would like them as GAS - POP is one of my favorite ambient releases.

Edited by o00o, 18 August 2010 - 08:12 AM.


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Posted 18 August 2010 - 12:09 PM

"Chapterhouse Retranslated By Global Communication - Blood Music: Pentamerous Metamorphosis" seconded

or thirded or however many times it's been posted already

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Posted 18 August 2010 - 03:51 PM

Chapterhouse Retranslated By Global Communication - Blood Music: Pentamerous Metamorphosis


this album is the fuckin' business!! pity it is so hard to find :-/

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Posted 18 August 2010 - 06:37 PM

loscil and loess are definitely my favourite ambient artists





also ametsub


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Posted 24 August 2010 - 07:09 PM

Rainbow Dome Musick - Steve Hillage
Early 70s Tangerine Dream
Brain Eno - Music For Airports
- Music for Films
- Apollo Soundtracks and Atmospheres
- Thursday Afternoon
Howie B - Music for Babies
- Stripped to the Bone (Sly & Robbie remixes)
Gong - Angels Egg
Aphex Twin - SAW 1
Polygon Window - Surfing on Sine Waves
Parts of Leftfields music

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Posted 17 October 2010 - 05:24 PM

1. william basinski - 92982

i like ambient music to be mostly nonmelodic, to stretch out in drones over long durations, to be nonintrusive, quiet, and sleepy.

i believe this is the best ambient album ever made.

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Posted 17 October 2010 - 05:31 PM

Stars Of The Lid - Per Aspera Ad Astra (and their following albums)
Thomas Köner - Nuuk
Biosphere - Substrata
Tim Hecker - Haunt Me, Haunt Me Do It Again
Harold Budd/Brian Eno - Ambient 2

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Posted 17 October 2010 - 05:34 PM

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Posted 17 October 2010 - 05:34 PM

i love ambient music because it is long and quiet, thus being ideal for day-dreaming and imagination trigger.

my favorite albums would be

steve roach's dreamtime return and quiet music

brian eno's apollo: atmospheres & sountracks

the klf's chill out

dreamfish's dreamfish

biosphere's dropsonde

FSOL's lifeforms

global communication's 76:14

carbon based lifeforms' world of sleepers

and somehow included

aphex twin's selected ambient works vol II

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Posted 17 October 2010 - 05:35 PM

Sun Electric live in 94...

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Posted 17 October 2010 - 05:36 PM

Not sure about favourite, but most influential would probably be the dungeon music from the Zelda64 soundtracks if those count (heard it when I was <10, was the first time I was consciously aware of there being more types of music out there than what was played on the radio).

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Posted 17 October 2010 - 05:43 PM

the klf's chill out
global communication's 76:14


forgot these two

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Posted 17 October 2010 - 05:50 PM

rather than rehashing classic ambient albums again and again, i want to add a new album that i love:

Yann Novak - Relocation.Reconstruction from 12K records

check it out


oh, two more:

Kevin Drumm - Inperial Distortion

Kevin Drumm - Inperial Horizon

been loving these two since they came out a couple years ago

Edited by Hanratty, 17 October 2010 - 05:52 PM.


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Posted 17 October 2010 - 06:01 PM

just want to be clear that 92982 came out last year... and it is already my favorite. for what it's worth.


every stars of the lid album i would rank among my favorites.

steve roach has a few great "drift/trip" records. instead of just sleeping off while listening to them, you can treat it as an interstellar travel.




BRIAN ENO - AMBIENT 1
JOHN CAGE - SONATAS AND INTERLUDES FOR PREPARED PIANO ( i consider this ambient )
MORTON FELDMAN - rothko chapel / piano+string quartet

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Posted 17 October 2010 - 06:11 PM

Stars Of The Lid - Per Aspera Ad Astra (and their following albums)
Thomas Köner - Nuuk
Biosphere - Substrata
Tim Hecker - Haunt Me, Haunt Me Do It Again
Harold Budd/Brian Eno - Ambient 2

Good list!

I like:
Stars Of The Lid - The Tired Sounds of...
Biosphere - Substrata
Harold Budd/Brian Eno - Ambient 2
Eno - Discreet Music
Taylor Deupree - Northern
Shuttle 358 - Understanding Wildlife
Aphex - SAW 2
Max Richter - The Blue Notebooks
Fourcolor - Water Mirror / Air Curtain
Fennesz - Endless Summer / Venice
KFW - Playthroughs
Opitope - Hau

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Posted 17 October 2010 - 06:29 PM

you listen to one and youve heard them all :emotawesomepm9:

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Posted 17 October 2010 - 06:39 PM

MORTON FELDMAN - rothko chapel / piano+string quartet


Yep.

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Posted 17 October 2010 - 06:50 PM

MORTON FELDMAN - rothko chapel / piano+string quartet


Yep.


the idea of a live ambient album performed in the rothko chapel is super-intriguing. presently acquiring!

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Posted 17 October 2010 - 06:55 PM

36's stuff always makes me happy

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Posted 17 October 2010 - 07:28 PM

There's just so many but here are a few that spring to mind.

Seefeel - Quique
Seefeel - Succour
Aphex Twin - SAW 2
Brian Eno - On Land
Harold Budd/Brian Eno - Ambient 2
Steve Hillage - Radio Dome Music
Locust - In Rememberance Of Times Past

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Posted 17 October 2010 - 07:33 PM

There's just so many but here are a few that spring to mind.

Seefeel - Quique


I dont know if I would classify Quique as ambient.

love that album though.

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Posted 17 October 2010 - 08:33 PM

There's just so many but here are a few that spring to mind.

Seefeel - Quique


I dont know if I would classify Quique as ambient.

love that album though.

Yeah, agreed. Certainly borderline.

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Posted 18 October 2010 - 02:51 AM

I tend to prefer the slightly less droney, more structured end of ambient.

FSOL - Lifeforms, Environments series
Global Communication - 76 14
Aphex - Selected Ambient Works
Biosphere - Substrata
The Orb - UFOrb
Matthew Florianz, Erik T'Sas, Joris De Man - Electronic Forest
Apollyon - Veror Aesik
Spacetime Continuum - Sea Biscuit



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