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Admiral Goodenough
Nov 5, 2008

Ta gueule, laisse-moi finir.

oiseaux morts 1994 posted:

Hey goons. I made an ambient mix back in januaryl. You'll really like it its full of beauty and dread and theres 0% psybient

http://soundcloud.com/oiseaux-1/jan...bient-drone-mix

oiseaux morts 1994 posted:

What's up y'all some terrible youtubes in here but never fear I made another mix that will be the perfect accompaniment to any hardcore late night RPG sesh.

These are loving flawless, please keep making them.

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slowdave
Jun 18, 2008



That Phalangius track rules forever

o.m. 94
Nov 23, 2009



^^^
Thanks for turning me on to the album/legowelt in general, its so good

Admiral Goodenough posted:

These are loving flawless, please keep making them.

Thankyou

o.m. 94 fucked around with this message at Apr 6, 2012 around 12:33

slowdave
Jun 18, 2008



Ha, I thought it was the other way around w/ Phalangius at least.

Danny Wolfers really is some kind of a musical genius. Whether he's making electro stuff or moody soundtracks for imaginary films, it's all really consistently incredible stuff.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0u7RAic7sNM

"I love hauntology" - me, watching Ghostbusters

SpruceZeus
Aug 13, 2011



Where has this thread been all my life.

Incoming wall of music

Blanck Mass, entire album streaming on Bandcamp

Barn Owl:

"Visions in the Dust", from the album Ancestral Star
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LtK7OIE4ayY

and "Lotus Cloud", from the album From Our Mouths A Perpetual Light
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pLBqlB8hgcE

Fridge - "Five Four Child Voice", from the album Happiness
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8KPS1RrNqg

Four Tet - "This Unfolds", from the album There Is Love In You
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWcmcSsry3E

gently caress Buttons - "The Lisbon Maru", from the album Tarot Sport
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-Zx23MpDrM

General Fuzz. All music self-released for free.

Hammock:

"Blankets of Night", from the album Kenotic
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=igInXk1HrC4

"Mono No Aware", from the album Maybe They Will Sing For Us Tomorrow
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KjIWriDTptY

"Andalusia", from the album Chasing After Shadows... Living With the Ghosts
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eiuFVWXxjSk

Lowercase Noises - Carry Us All Away, full album streaming on Bandcamp

Krusseldorf - From Soil to Space, full album streaming on Bandcamp.

Marsen Jules - "Endless Whisper of the Old Brigade", from the album Nostalgia
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ptCTJGS0xoY

Daniel Thomas Freeman - "Staring Into Black Water", from the album The Beauty of Doubting Yourself
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-etEpSkeeg

Dustin O'Halloran - "Opus 55", from the album Lumiere
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GS_t1lu2c4s

A Winged Victory for the Sullen - "Steep Hills of Vicodin Tears", from their self-titled album.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1h_rtoSbbe0

Bohren & der Club of Gore - "Painless Steel", from the album Sunset Mission
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PElGNp0mZkE

Petrels - "Haeligewielle", full album streaming on Bandcamp

Olan Mill:

"Spare Smoke Template"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TbYJKH6BS6w

"Diempowered"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uz-xc1V5Q8I

and "Flume", all from the album Pine
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VoT2DNUSuNU

VVVVVV Agreed, OPN is fantastic.

SpruceZeus fucked around with this message at Apr 6, 2012 around 22:05

Lord Krangdar
Oct 23, 2007

These are the secrets of death we teach.


I feel I should mention Oneohtrix Point Never here. OPN is Dan Lopatin, a New-Agey ambient musician from Brookyln who plays a vintage synthesizer called the Juno 60 (nicknamed Judy). He is also a co-founder and curator of the label Software, which has been putting out some great stuff recently.

He has three main albums, each very different from the last:

1. Rifts



A 2 CD compilation collecting songs from various self-released CDRs, cassettes, etc. he had previously put out.

The songs on these discs vary from relaxed, nostalgic synth soundscapes reminiscent of Boards of Canada, to bouncy arpeggio build-ups, and finally to long droning nightmare pieces. Throughout the whole album there is a sense of deep, abstract unease, as if the listener is trapped in a timeless digital purgatory. This tension periodically erupts into abrasive arpeggio explosions, before subsiding back into droning noise, as on highlight track "Learning To Control Myself".

Example song 1: "Russian Mind" on YouTube (this unofficial music video is worth watching for the way it perfectly captures the aesthetic of this album, IMO)

Example song 2: "Betrayed in the Octagon" on YouTube

2. Returnal



This is OPN's most relaxing and purely ambient work, once you get past the abrasive first track; a car wreck of crunchy noise, lasers, and horrific samples pummeling your eardrums for 5 minutes before melting away into gentle ambiance.

Unlike the intimidating Rifts, this album is best experienced as a whole. Each track flows nicely into the next, and afterward you feel as if you've been taken on a beautiful journey. I often put on this album when I have a really bad headache, and feel the tension in my head drift away.

This album's title track is Lopatin's first to incorporate his vocals, in a bizarre ode to the internet as a "self-atomizing machine". There is also a separate Returnal EP with a gorgeous piano and vocal cover of that song.

Example song: "Where Does Time Go" on YouTube

Stream the entire album: http://www.xlr8r.com/news/2010/06/s...rix-point-never (don't say I didn't warn you about that first track)

3. Replica



This album is a huge departure from the last two, emphasizing beats and samples for the first time and de-emphasizing the role of the Juno 60 synth. As a result this is his least ambient album, but it has the most range of the three.

The stoner sci-fi concept behind this album was to imagine what the sounds of our era, especially the disposable stuff like advertising jingles or "muzak", would sound like if it was pieced together by curious anthropologists in the far future. Hence the title "Replica". To this end, much of the album was created using samples from old commercials; little-sound bites like the satisfied "aaah" of someone acting in a soda commercial, taken out of context and cut up in often jarring ways.

This album is at times haunting, silly, relaxing, caustic, and melancholy. Truly a unique listen.

Example song 1: "Power of Persuasion" on Vimeo

Example song 2: "Replica" on YouTube (official music video)

Stream the entire album: http://soundcloud.com/mexicansummer...t-never-replica


BONUS Check out this horrific remix Oneohtrix did of a Gonjasufi track: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWAtAIDJH0Q

And this simple "echo-jam" of Lady In Red: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-RFunvF0mDw

Lord Krangdar fucked around with this message at Apr 10, 2012 around 17:56

o.m. 94
Nov 23, 2009



One of my favorite OPN tracks is like a minute and a half long and that sucks because its so gooood

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fu13AXDnpMc

bomblol
Jul 17, 2009

my first crapatar


Kids fill the floor by Freescha has pretty much been my go-to album for when I just want to decompress entirely. The start of Every Shiney Night instantly triggers a primal sense of relaxation in me.

I'm glad I saw those posts about Oneohtrix, I listened to a song of his on youtube once and it really put me off. The stuff thats been posted is really great, though.

bomblol fucked around with this message at Apr 7, 2012 around 07:35

The Doo Do Chasers
Dec 27, 2008

Life is overwhelming


Everything that's on this label (Nekrophile Rekords) is really really really good. This album especially, half spooky synths, half funky tape loop/delay stuff. It definitely owes a lot to first couple Current 93 releases. I also highly recommend the compilations The Beast 666 & The Archangels of Sex Rule the Destruction of the Regime

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6SP7WlvtBg

slowdave
Jun 18, 2008



My favourite Oneohtrix Point Never jam, from my favourite OPN release:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m3TqulO8vXA

Another fourth world excursion:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PboMRog86J0

o.m. 94
Nov 23, 2009



hey dave check out "lueena coast" from this album. pure DITF but in like, 1975..... . .. .

Ovo
Dec 20, 2008

Life Rules


The Doo Do Chasers posted:

Everything that's on this label (Nekrophile Rekords) is really really really good. This album especially, half spooky synths, half funky tape loop/delay stuff. It definitely owes a lot to first couple Current 93 releases. I also highly recommend the compilations The Beast 666 & The Archangels of Sex Rule the Destruction of the Regime

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6SP7WlvtBg

This is really good, the Current 93 album that the name is from is good too. I have been looking for more music of this type (dark ambient/noise I guess?) and found Viral symph0ny and really liked it. When looking around the only stuff I can find that is similar to it is stuff that is getting way more into industrial music and is, in my opinion, kinda stupid; stuff like "Genocide Organ" is not really what I am looking for. Anyone know some stuff similar to Viral? In case this is too off genre for the thread here is one of my favourite ambient songs lately, Disintegration Loop 1.1 by William Basinski.

Objurium
Aug 8, 2009

ALLAU POTAT!
#bikesquad


Forgive me if this is the completely wrong section, but here is part of a drone / blacknoise project/concept album/whatever I've been working on. Check it out if you like abstract and terrifying things like Locrian or Sacrificial Totem. I'd love feedback!

Fantastipotamus
Nov 19, 2002

Nothing's wrong. Nothing is wrong. Everything is on track.

SpruceZeus posted:

Hammock:

"Mono No Aware", from the album Maybe They Will Sing For Us Tomorrow
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KjIWriDTptY
Thanks for posting this and reminding that my Hammock collection was incomplete. Picked up this album, "Stranded under Endless Skies" and "Asleep in the Downlights".

I'll say though, I find most of their stuff very depressing, but I still love it. That video for 'Mono No Aware' is a perfect example of what I picture in my minds eye listening to it.

SpruceZeus
Aug 13, 2011



Hammock are awesome.

I wouldn't say I find them depressing... but then again I find overcast, rainy days relaxing rather than dreary.

And yeah, that video it totally ace.

Deelon
Sep 18, 2003


Oh, how I love ambient music (when the time is right.) As has been mentioned, Eno's Music for Airports and Aphex Twin's Selected Ambient Works are wonderful. Lustmord does some really good dark ambient, very depressing.

http://soundcloud.com/jazzcrisis/hyperion-ambient

There's a track I created not too long ago. Picture a very stoned man twisting knobs in a trance and poking and prodding a washing machine, mic'd up and sent to a homemade reverb chamber.

me your dad
Jul 25, 2006



I'm looking for more stuff like Chill Out by KLF. It has a very organic and natural sound. Don't take that to mean I'm looking for a "relax to sounds of nature" album - I like the trippiness of Chill Out, and I like heavily manipulated samples of conversations, speeches, and natural sounds.

I'd also like to find more stuff like this mellow track by Pop Will Eat Itself. I realize it may not fit in with most of the stuff in this thread, but it's still pretty chill.

Objurium
Aug 8, 2009

ALLAU POTAT!
#bikesquad


me your dad posted:

I'm looking for more stuff like Chill Out by KLF. It has a very organic and natural sound. Don't take that to mean I'm looking for a "relax to sounds of nature" album - I like the trippiness of Chill Out, and I like heavily manipulated samples of conversations, speeches, and natural sounds.

Here, have some Woob.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18D8_GZtBx4

slowdave
Jun 18, 2008



me your dad posted:

I'm looking for more stuff like Chill Out by KLF. It has a very organic and natural sound. Don't take that to mean I'm looking for a "relax to sounds of nature" album - I like the trippiness of Chill Out, and I like heavily manipulated samples of conversations, speeches, and natural sounds.

I'd also like to find more stuff like this mellow track by Pop Will Eat Itself. I realize it may not fit in with most of the stuff in this thread, but it's still pretty chill.

You've probably heard Global Communication's 76:14 or have you?

Deepchord presents Echospace?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVf0OwyjCo0

The album Hong Kong by Monolake?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y_qMju5dgcc

o.m. 94
Nov 23, 2009



me your dad posted:

I'm looking for more stuff like Chill Out by KLF. It has a very organic and natural sound. Don't take that to mean I'm looking for a "relax to sounds of nature" album - I like the trippiness of Chill Out, and I like heavily manipulated samples of conversations, speeches, and natural sounds.

I'd also like to find more stuff like this mellow track by Pop Will Eat Itself. I realize it may not fit in with most of the stuff in this thread, but it's still pretty chill.

You end up going to Sphongleland by getting into this stuff, but if you want to stay clean then lots of British techno acts in the 90's were doing this kind of thing: FSOL, The Orb, Global Communication, etc.

me your dad
Jul 25, 2006



Thanks for the recommendations - I'm digging them, and I can't believe I never heard Global Communication.

I meant to mention that I'm familiar with The Orb, Spacetime Continuum and FSOL. They made for some very weird nights between 1993 and 1995.

I took a long break from that whole genre for several years, and was thrilled to discover Shpongle a couple years ago. I've recently also gotten into Ott and other artists off Twisted.

Lord Krangdar
Oct 23, 2007

These are the secrets of death we teach.


Wow I wrote that long post on Oneohtrix but I didn't know those two tracks posted after me even existed. That led me to finding all his rare releases on Boomkat, so thanks guys.

Dr. Video Games 0081
Jan 19, 2005

He tries to tell people that he is alone, all by himself; he wants to love and be loved. His music is a call for acceptance, respect, love, underst

me your dad posted:

Thanks for the recommendations - I'm digging them, and I can't believe I never heard Global Communication.

I meant to mention that I'm familiar with The Orb, Spacetime Continuum and FSOL. They made for some very weird nights between 1993 and 1995.

I took a long break from that whole genre for several years, and was thrilled to discover Shpongle a couple years ago. I've recently also gotten into Ott and other artists off Twisted.

You might already know it, but another really enjoyable album from that early 90s period is Every Man and Woman is a Star by Ultramarine. It's a little more active than The Orb's Adventures or Chill Out, but still has that open light sound to it.

I've also been listening Ov Biospheres and Sacred Grooves by Psychick Warriors ov Gaia lately, which hasn't really aged as gracefully but is still a pretty neat chill out listen from the same era.

edit: Speaking of PWOG, Coil's remix of Kraak owns eternally

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SjyivlCeaq0

Dr. Video Games 0081 fucked around with this message at Apr 10, 2012 around 18:26

mitztronic
Jun 17, 2005

mixcloud.com/mitztronic


Yay, I was going to make one of these threads. I have a lot of music to explore now


Now we just need a thread for Electronica and downtempo (or can we put them in here?) I also make dj mixes that are heavily electronica/downtempo/ambient, but this isn't really a thread for that?

Here are some of my recent favorite singles. These are more chill than ambient:

Me3dian - Midsimmerhjoen
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71JU0EsnYvw

Me3dian - Radiant Plankton
http://www.beatport.com/track/radia...nal-mix/1058949 (not on youtube)

Aeronaut - Dominik Eulberg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6t9rFAF2fy4

Franz Kirmann - Liza (Charlie May Pacific Mix)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iumidei1GNc

Epexor - Triphoppin' (Blue Neptune Remix)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=731mptMEgy8

Zakat Project - Yellow leaf
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8nSK0h-uy8w

Michele Cecchi - Waves Of The Evening
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oKoah3Q7ue4

Deep Fog - Infinity Life
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qiKst9whDJA

mitztronic fucked around with this message at Apr 10, 2012 around 18:44

slowdave
Jun 18, 2008



Some more OPN stuff

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OAQkRF7QntY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2qZdjq9Iubc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Osh3waD3pVU

Earwicker
Jan 6, 2003



Someone already mentioned Woob, and if you like Woob (you should), I strongly recommend checking out the em:t compilations from the mid-90's, I believe one was called "explorations" and another "2000" or something like that. Lots of great artists like gas, miasma, woob, david toop, etc. All very organic sounding ambient and ambient groove.

Dr. Video Games 0081
Jan 19, 2005

He tries to tell people that he is alone, all by himself; he wants to love and be loved. His music is a call for acceptance, respect, love, underst

Hey everybody. I just wanted to put in a few recommendations for stuff in the industrial orbit that might be pleasant for people in the thread.

This whole Christoph Heemann album is amazing. This is the only track on youtube I could find but the whole thing is great, you should listen to it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ckGPM9CuSs

This Cyclobe album came out a couple years back and rules. Listen also to the track Replaced by His Constellation off The Visitors. I wish it was on youtube too!!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1820v8SenPg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xiiLCqWgVHw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uPoW8yJx7wM

This is maybe not ambient but I admire it so much. Every song on the album is incredible
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G7YVRa47O_g

The greatest of all the drones
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3bwNMo8V28

Dr. Video Games 0081 fucked around with this message at Apr 12, 2012 around 07:23

Musical Mind
Apr 17, 2012


Ambient music is how I get work done without distractions. Boards of Canada is what i listen to most often but these are some other tasty treats.

God is an Astronaut - http://youtu.be/yqYmmSVq_D8

Explosions in the Sky - http://youtu.be/2YGZ-_aD888

Ulrich Schnauss - http://youtu.be/z2gUqcy9Zng

Rageaholic Monkey
May 31, 2005

"What do you fear
most in the world?"

"The possibility that
love is not enough."


Musical Mind posted:

Ambient music is how I get work done without distractions. Boards of Canada is what i listen to most often but these are some other tasty treats.

God is an Astronaut - http://youtu.be/yqYmmSVq_D8

Explosions in the Sky - http://youtu.be/2YGZ-_aD888

Ulrich Schnauss - http://youtu.be/z2gUqcy9Zng

Explosions In The Sky and God Is An Astronaut are both post-rock, which commonly get confused as being ambient.

There's a whole post-rock thread here in NMD: http://forums.somethingawful.com/sh...hreadid=2670204 . Just a heads-up in case you want to find lots of great bands like them

Rageaholic Monkey fucked around with this message at Apr 23, 2012 around 20:16

slowdave
Jun 18, 2008



You guys must really like car adverts.

dutch wife abc
Apr 25, 2012


William Basinski, anyone?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CSfNyaXvNwI

Dr. Henboss Toots
Jun 4, 2009

by T. Couchfucker


Rageaholic Monkey posted:

Thank you I'm currently mixing a track from the new album, actually.

I've got 5 tracks written and recorded. 2 of those I thought were completely done being mixed but I realized they weren't so I keep working on them (you can check out the work-in-progress versions here: http://soundcloud.com/betaproject ), and the other 3 I hope to finish mixing soon. I'm shooting for at least 10 tracks, so I suppose it'll be released whenever I can get another 5+ written/recorded/mixed and be content with the way they sound overall.

This album has a couple actual instruments on it instead of 100% softsynth stuff! I wouldn't say it's straightforward ambient but it'll be ambient-influenced and there might be a few proper ambient sections in some of the songs.

I've never received a cent for any of my solo stuff, but I don't mind it that way. It's my favorite hobby and I absolutely love doing it so I don't really care about getting paid for it I guess I could offer this new album as pay-what-you-want type deal, though.

yo your bandcamp poo poo is really boring find a new hobby

wackychocolate
Feb 27, 2012


Favourite Ott Track, Adrift in Hilbert Space

http://ottsonic.bandcamp.com/track/...hilbert-space-2

When the chuckling comes in it almost feels as if Ott is laughing at the mind melting you are about to experience. Each song on Mir is as excellent as the last.

real nap shit
Feb 2, 2008



Hi ambient thread, I just finished my 3rd EP, it falls somewhere between ambient, downtempo, and hip hop, except for the 4th track. but maybe you'll like that one too.

also it's free

http://mathbonus.bandcamp.com/album/sounds-of-gloaming

SpruceZeus
Aug 13, 2011



wackychocolate posted:

Favourite Ott Track, Adrift in Hilbert Space

http://ottsonic.bandcamp.com/track/...hilbert-space-2.

hey this album is pretty great, thanks buddy

Frau Haxel
Jan 22, 2010



Suzanne Ciani - Second Breath
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lp8--0ibKlk

dutch wife abc
Apr 25, 2012


I'd like to take this opportunity to namedrop AIDAN BAKER
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2UmsNcnTm8

I personally think he's one of the best guitarists of the past ten years. He did a collab with Tim Hecker which is so good.

The Sea Swells a Bit...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DpX3...feature=related

strap on revenge
Apr 8, 2011

that's my thing that i say

Cerulean Crayons is a cool ambient/lo-fi project a friend of mine introduced me to. I haven't heard his first album but the second is really good, and he has download links for the full albums on the homepage

Arthur Bowlsworth
Dec 5, 2003

Wot wot, old boy. Might one have a toke?


Stellardrone:
Invent the Universe;
On a Beam of Light;
A Moment of Stillness
You can download these all for free if you like here http://stellardrone.mymusicstream.com/music
Good to listen to while browsing the PYF astronomy pictures thread

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fromsinkingsands
Oct 10, 2005

Gotta find Jason.

Been listening to this kind of music religiously for the last year. Big fan of Casino Versus Japan:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uo39uFymBac

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y3rSQsDgucw

Also Alucidnation:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWDskDuf-tM

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