Jump to content

Recommended Posts

excellent album, almost unbearable intense on headphones.

Edited by iococoi
  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Replies 793
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Top Posters In This Topic

Popular Posts

Ten bucks for the whole set, there's some really good drones and ambiences. Recommended.  

ambient mix 5 0:00:00   frosty - GoGooo 0:01:18   Watts Towers - Porn Sword Tobacco 0:04:12   Lied Vom Kindsein - Jürgen Knieper 0:04:42   Freight Train (Elk River, MN) - Marc

Posted Images

Ten bucks for the whole set, there's some really good drones and ambiences. Recommended.

 

  • Like 4
Link to post
Share on other sites
On 10/2/2020 at 5:22 PM, kakapo said:

It's not possible for a band to produce ambient, least of all one with 30 members.  Ambient is produced by individual male auteurs, with occasional collaboration allowed, preferably other white men.  Please use the correct and preferred terms.

Manbient can be substituted for ambient if the individual is particularly worthy of respect i.e. older than 40.  Otherwise:

Banbient

Womanbient 

Tranbient

BLMbient

Japanbient

 

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
16 hours ago, dcom said:

Ten bucks for the whole set, there's some really good drones and ambiences. Recommended.

Oh, and a heads up for those who get the Undisclosed releases (emphasis mine): 

Quote

I have just put up the entire discography on Bandcamp at a 50% discount for only $9.95, which I will run until May 10th of this year, after which I will take down the Bandcamp page and release the music back into the ether [make sure to actually download the release!]. So, basically, this is your last chance to own the music without names. I think there are some real gems in there, and it would be a shame to simply let it go without the last hurrah! I may still release the series as a compilation on the streaming platforms, but you won’t be able to own a lossless version of the individual EPs. I recommend for you to grab it while it’s here, and then we simply say goodbye…

 

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 2 weeks later...
Posted (edited)
Quote

Like ambient music, ambient video built on a long history of decorative media designed to blend into the perceptual background. Among the most famous early examples is the several hours of seasonally televised Yule Log fireplace footage, a tradition that began in the 1960s. Ambient video installations like Brian Eno’s Thursday Afternoon (1985) were more abstract and emotionally ambiguous but leveraged the same basic approach to space, spreading screens throughout a gallery or an urban environment. While Anna McCarthy would later describe all television sets in urban space and retail environments as “ambient television,” media more specifically designed with the ambient in mind went beyond news or sports programming playing muted in a bar, seeking specifically to blend into and enhance the particular space they would be installed within. Eno perhaps stated this principle most succinctly in relation to his Ambient 1: Music for Airports (1978), noting that a truly ambient airport media “has to have something to do with where you are and what you’re there for — flying, floating, and, secretly, flirting with death.” That is, it would augment the emotional dynamics of the situation rather than simply providing a distraction from it.

[...]

Simply put, like so much else in life, ambience is moving to a subscription model. If ambient once referred to a piece of work designed to help you melt into existing spaces, ambience is a steady drip of atmosphere promising to take you “elsewhere” — and meant to keep you coming back.

In the Mood - Toward the full commodification of ambience (Paul Roquet/Real Life)

More of Roquet's writing.

Edited by dcom
  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

i'm generally against subscription models for music but for some ambient music it makes some sense. i guess the more traditional definition of ambient as 'background' music suits this most obviously, but much stuff classed as ambient these days does require attention. some different genre classifications would certainly help with this.

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

Acoustic Brain Research - Movement With Brain Sync (1986)

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 3 weeks later...

A new album by Faith Coloccia and Philip Jeck just dropped yesterday and it's brilliant. While listening to it though I dozed off and then woke up when this came on and for a good half minute didn't understand where the fuck is the weird singing coming from, lol. Very weird experience.

 

  • Like 3
Link to post
Share on other sites
On 4/16/2021 at 5:35 AM, dcom said:

Oh, and a heads up for those who get the Undisclosed releases (emphasis mine): 

 

Damn it I should really check this thread more often. Ah well.

 

The new Mark van Hoen album is decent. https://markvanhoen.bandcamp.com/album/just-like-the-moon

Track 5 may be my favourite (at the moment).

 

Link to post
Share on other sites

Oh and a new discovery for me (probably been mentioned in this thread but since the search function sucks...

and much more to hear, here. <- (bandcamp link)

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
On 5/1/2021 at 8:57 AM, auxien said:

i guess the more traditional definition of ambient as 'background' music suits this most obviously, but much stuff classed as ambient these days does require attention.

I agree with this so much. I find a lot of ambient I'm listening to requires more attention, but it's very rewarding.

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
On 5/22/2021 at 7:25 PM, zkom said:

A new album by Faith Coloccia and Philip Jeck just dropped yesterday and it's brilliant. While listening to it though I dozed off and then woke up when this came on and for a good half minute didn't understand where the fuck is the weird singing coming from, lol. Very weird experience.

 

I really enjoy this. I know Phillip Jeck but not  Faith Coloccia. Is her solo stuff or as a part of Mamiffer good? Any recommendations?

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 4 weeks later...

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Similar Content

    • By dcom
      Horizon-painting breaks and soundscapes from Vivian Koch on her second album. Recommended.
    • By dcom
      A double pack collection of smooth house and melodic electro spaced with ambient intermissions, from the label that released Derek Carr's Pursuit album.
      RIYL Derek Carr, Darren Nye, John Shima, Russ Gabriel. Recommended.
    • By feltopptak
      Andrea Porcu (Music For Sleep project) - New Values

      "In recent years, Andrea Porcu has been responsible for some of the most immersive, slowly unfurling ambient music around - much of it inspired by a combination of much-needed musical escapism and a desire to create music that would aid self-meditation. New Values, his latest longform piece, arrives with little or no explanation, other than a simple sentence about "listening to the essence of fading light". Beginning with the dull tones of tape hiss and a distant electric piano, the 46-minute piece quietly builds in waves, introducing long, lingering chords and drifting electronic motifs to accompany Porcu's fluid, slow-motion keys. It feels like lazy, languid music for similarly stunning, drawn-out sunsets, with all the warmth and comfort of a soft-touch blanket. In a word: stunning.."
    • By dcom
      The first release on Albert Salinas and Philip Sherburne's Balmat imprint, melodic after-hours ambient soundscapes. Recommended.
    • By feltopptak
      I am happy to present Nils Wortmann  new work 'Alles so schön still hier'.
      A unique book listing the 100 best Ambient works between 1975 and 2020, with a description and further recommendations. The book features  works by Brian Eno, Aphex Twin, William Basinski, Harold Budd, Edgar Froese, Steve Roach, KLF, Pauline Oliveros, Éliane Radigue, Biosphere, The Caretaker and many other artists.
      The book can be ordered from the following link: Link

      (for the moment the book is available only in German)
       
       
       
       
×
×
  • Create New...