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Ambient recommendations?

PostPosted: Sat Aug 12, 2006 4:25 pm
by tangerine
I just realised I want to listen a lot more to ambient music. I remember this vinyl I borrowed from a friend ages ago with soft ambient music by Brian Eno & Harold Budd. So now I'm looking for new stuff (or even that exact music if anyone knows where I could find it/look for it) - could anyone recommend me what to start with?

PostPosted: Sat Aug 12, 2006 4:37 pm
by Brocktune
well, it's not totally ambient, but damn close!

Fantomas - "Delirium Cordia"

PostPosted: Sat Aug 12, 2006 4:43 pm
by AtomicHyperbole
I've not heard it, but Aphex Twin's older ambient releases often get bigged up a lot. Bowie's Low has a lot of nice Eno ambience too. Definitely check out Music Has The Right To Children by Boards of Canada, but personally I prefer the more structured The Campfire Headphase. Another I pulled off the Warp download site was Bibio's Fi.... Hell, go there and try stuff out at http://www.bleep.com .

Magnet isn't ambient per se but has beautiful tracks in his music. Engineers too are a great group. Pull up the first track from The Open's Statues too for some amazing music. Emiliana Torrini's Fishermans Woman has some of the most amazingly relaxing music I've ever heard too.

PostPosted: Sat Aug 12, 2006 4:43 pm
by vicious_bastard
Check out some d_rradio. It's all good!

PostPosted: Sat Aug 12, 2006 4:44 pm
by AtomicHyperbole
I'm looking for soundtrack-y ambience myself... any recommendations my way would be aces. Cheers for starting this thread, Tangerine!

PostPosted: Sat Aug 12, 2006 4:58 pm
by ZombieZoneSolutions
Although not ambient, falling more within the realm of IDM, I reckon more
or less anything by AUTECHRE is well worth your time...

Also, you may want to check out THIRD EYE FOUNDATION. They have sort
of a queasy ambience to them, like a David Lynch film transferred solely
though sound...

Finally, I encourage you to check out NEU! -- usually classed as "krautrock",
they nevertheless can be considered amongst the progenitors of ambient...

PostPosted: Sat Aug 12, 2006 5:08 pm
by Brocktune
AtomicHyperbole wrote:I'm looking for soundtrack-y ambience myself... any recommendations my way would be aces. Cheers for starting this thread, Tangerine!


*ahem*


Fantomas - "Delirium Cordia"

PostPosted: Sat Aug 12, 2006 5:09 pm
by AtomicHyperbole
Ya dint seh wot it were, fei!

PostPosted: Sat Aug 12, 2006 5:10 pm
by Brocktune
thats about as soundtrackily ambient as yer gonna get.

PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2006 4:39 pm
by raasnio
I love ambient music.

Ambient artists:

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Robert Rich
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Below Zero, Humidity, Stalker (w/Lustmord)

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Tom Heasley
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On the Sensations of Tone, Where the Earth Meets the Sky

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Craig Padilla
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Vostok


As for Harold Budd & Brian Eno they made two albums together:

The Plateaux of Mirror & The Pearl

PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2006 4:54 pm
by papalazeru
AtomicHyperbole wrote:I've not heard it, but Aphex Twin's older ambient releases often get bigged up a lot.


I was just about to recommend them myself, great stuff. Love the phex.

PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2006 6:19 pm
by mister six
With Aphex & Autechre you have to make sure you get the right album or you'll get the opposite effect! :wink:

Some others tI recommend:

Biosphere

Future Sound Of London

(Some) Orbital / The Orb

Sigur Ros

Amon Tobin

First Underworld album (Dubnobasswithmyheadman)

Deutsch Nepal

Eat Static

Re: Ambient recommendations?

PostPosted: Mon Aug 14, 2006 1:14 am
by sleepflower
tangerine wrote:I just realised I want to listen a lot more to ambient music. I remember this vinyl I borrowed from a friend ages ago with soft ambient music by Brian Eno & Harold Budd. So now I'm looking for new stuff (or even that exact music if anyone knows where I could find it/look for it) - could anyone recommend me what to start with?


Come round to my house and I will give you a fair number of albums. Possibly being my favourite genre of music, as I listen to music most often when I am relaxing on the sofa.

Not sure they count as ambient, but I have recently been enjoying architecture in helsinki.

PostPosted: Mon Aug 14, 2006 1:15 am
by sleepflower
Oooh as I remember, has anyone heard the STILL album by NIN. Very chilled and emotional. It came as a bonus CD to the live album.

PostPosted: Mon Aug 14, 2006 1:20 am
by sleepflower
Oh and mogwai, and somemes, not often but sometimes beta band.

Re: Ambient recommendations?

PostPosted: Mon Aug 14, 2006 3:00 am
by tangerine
sleepflower wrote:
tangerine wrote:I just realised I want to listen a lot more to ambient music. I remember this vinyl I borrowed from a friend ages ago with soft ambient music by Brian Eno & Harold Budd. So now I'm looking for new stuff (or even that exact music if anyone knows where I could find it/look for it) - could anyone recommend me what to start with?


Come round to my house and I will give you a fair number of albums. Possibly being my favourite genre of music, as I listen to music most often when I am relaxing on the sofa.


sure thing sleepy. tho I've got some mogwai as you mention, but that's not exactly what I'm looking for, more soft floating tunes rather than post-rock type of music.

PostPosted: Mon Aug 14, 2006 3:08 am
by magicmonkey
Primal Screams "Long Life" on their "Vanishing Point" album is pretty nice, also on their "Dirty Hits" album too.

PostPosted: Mon Aug 14, 2006 5:33 am
by mister six
I forgot one of the best releases of 2004:

Easy Star All Stars - Dub Side Of The Moon

A dub rework of Pink Floyd's Dark Side Of The Moon - amazingly good to chill too!! You can listen to some samples on Amazon here.

Re: Ambient recommendations?

PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 2006 3:47 pm
by sleepflower
tangerine wrote:
sleepflower wrote:
tangerine wrote:I just realised I want to listen a lot more to ambient music. I remember this vinyl I borrowed from a friend ages ago with soft ambient music by Brian Eno & Harold Budd. So now I'm looking for new stuff (or even that exact music if anyone knows where I could find it/look for it) - could anyone recommend me what to start with?


Come round to my house and I will give you a fair number of albums. Possibly being my favourite genre of music, as I listen to music most often when I am relaxing on the sofa.


sure thing sleepy. tho I've got some mogwai as you mention, but that's not exactly what I'm looking for, more soft floating tunes rather than post-rock type of music.


I know what you mean about mogwai but it depends which album.

I do have a host of floaty stuff, the titles elude me.

Re: Ambient recommendations?

PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 2006 4:47 pm
by raasnio
tangerine wrote:
sleepflower wrote:
tangerine wrote:I just realised I want to listen a lot more to ambient music. I remember this vinyl I borrowed from a friend ages ago with soft ambient music by Brian Eno & Harold Budd. So now I'm looking for new stuff (or even that exact music if anyone knows where I could find it/look for it) - could anyone recommend me what to start with?


Come round to my house and I will give you a fair number of albums. Possibly being my favourite genre of music, as I listen to music most often when I am relaxing on the sofa.


sure thing sleepy. tho I've got some mogwai as you mention, but that's not exactly what I'm looking for, more soft floating tunes rather than post-rock type of music.


Most of what has been recommended in this thread is far from ambient. I think maybe people think you are looking for electronic in general.

PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 2006 5:04 pm
by monorail77
AtomicHyperbole wrote:I'm looking for soundtrack-y ambience myself... any recommendations my way would be aces. Cheers for starting this thread, Tangerine!


Tangerine? Hey, how about some Tangerine Dream! I don't know if it qualifies as "ambient" (not really sure what this is) but check out their soundtrack to "Thief" or, erm, that other one of theirs I used to listen to a lot (wasn't that helpful!)

Also, how about some Brand X? Not soundtrack, but good.

PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 2006 7:47 pm
by mistertim
Holger Czukay
some David Sylvian

Delia Gonzales and Gavin Russom (kinda...)

Dave, how on earth can you call Architure in Helsinki ambient?

Twee. as. Fuck. :)

PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 2006 8:59 pm
by sleepflower
mistertim wrote:Holger Czukay
some David Sylvian

Delia Gonzales and Gavin Russom (kinda...)

Dave, how on earth can you call Architure in Helsinki ambient?

Twee. as. Fuck. :)


Not sure they count as ambient, but I have recently been enjoying architecture in helsinki.


is what i said. Ambient no, just been listening to at the time though.

The stuff I have that I dont know the name of is 9 horses or omething. All sorts of random stuff bought and not listened to enough times to know the title.