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Aerobic Robot
Dec 11, 2007

ASK ME HOW I HAVE CRYING MELTDOWNS ABOUT BEING A GAY FURRY. PS, I'M 16 YEARS OLD

Every week or so I go through the new artists page on bandcamp and pick through the stuff that looks interesting and if I find anything good, I download it. I recently just came across Aerial Jungle in my iTunes and while I only knew them for their free bandcamp release Mosaic, apparently they released a full album on No Kings Records (owned by previously mentioned Lee Noble). It's good stuff.

http://aerialjungle.bandcamp.com/album/mosaic

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Imapanda
Sep 12, 2008

Majoris Felidae Peditum


Gonna bump this thread with tracks I've been enjoying lately.

Stars of the Lid - Meaningful Moment (reminds me a lot of Helios's quieter things)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3PE50PZG5aw

Acid Burp - 39 Hour Man (Probably closer to IDM than anything very ambient; Like a mix of Flim by Aphex Twin and Lemon Jelly)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pCUhzVWMM7M

ATB - Talismanic (Perfect chillout tune to play when driving home from work/school on a rainy day)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6B8u7obekM

Rageaholic Monkey
May 31, 2005

"What do you fear
most in the world?"

"The possibility that
love is not enough."


Yeah! ATB's last few albums have been 2-disc with the first being trance and the second being ambient/chillout type stuff. I dig the trance stuff on the first discs, but the second discs are usually even better. Whenever I tell people about this and recommend that they listen to it, I usually get a response of either "Who's ATB?" or "ATB's just lovely trance" and I don't think anyone I know has actually gotten into it Glad to know someone else appreciates that stuff though!

slowdave
Jun 18, 2008



http://boomkat.com/vinyl/561223-wil...-deluxe-box-set

Huge Disintegration Loops box set incoming. Prepare to drop 300 quid for it though.

PatrickDomino
Apr 2, 2001
April's Fool.


Been listening to CFCF's stuff recently. The album Exercises... very simple and chill. He has other slightly more upbeat, but the piano on this album is very elegantly placed over top droning synth lines.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ISM8INqYieQ

Montalvo
Sep 3, 2007





Here is a nice Soundcloud find: http://soundcloud.com/vvv/we-used-to-hide-feat-bijou

Another Person
Oct 20, 2010





slowdave posted:

http://boomkat.com/vinyl/561223-wil...-deluxe-box-set

Huge Disintegration Loops box set incoming. Prepare to drop 300 quid for it though.

As a casual lurker in this thread and in ambient music in general, I have noticed Basinski before, but have been a bit intimidated by the length of some of his works. I've been trying to give him a real listen, but am afraid that if I listen to one 60 minute piece and decide that I do not like it that I would be unwilling to listen to another piece of similar length to discover that I could possibly dislike that too. Can you recommend any particular pieces of his to me?

For example, would Disintegration Loops be a good place for me to start, or is there a better place?

precision
May 7, 2006

Gonna have me some good friends around
Gonna have me some good times in town


Another Person posted:

For example, would Disintegration Loops be a good place for me to start, or is there a better place?

I personally would argue that if you don't enjoy that, you won't enjoy anything else, because it's easily the best thing he's done. But that's just one subjective opinion.

I don't feel like you should be obligated to listen to the whole thing straight through though. Skip around a bit if you want. Art doesn't have rules.

Another Person
Oct 20, 2010





precision posted:

I personally would argue that if you don't enjoy that, you won't enjoy anything else, because it's easily the best thing he's done. But that's just one subjective opinion.

I don't feel like you should be obligated to listen to the whole thing straight through though. Skip around a bit if you want. Art doesn't have rules.

I haven't actually listened to any of his work yet, just did some reading on him before I did, so I'm not sure what I will think yet. Well, I say I haven't, but I am right this moment, as in just started. I like it so far in that it feels like I am stood in a particularly old, empty hall, waiting in anxiety for some sort of judgement. Is his work all on this same scale of terrifying?

Also, I have noticed that quality listening devices have a serious impact on how he sounds. The cheap rear end cans I usually use for comfort were really dirtying his sound, I had to make sure it wasn't actually that muddy sounding with my better earphones. Massive difference, much... not cleaner, maybe more intentional.

precision
May 7, 2006

Gonna have me some good friends around
Gonna have me some good times in town


Another Person posted:

Is his work all on this same scale of terrifying?

Nah, not at all. Some of his stuff is quite pretty, or just soothing. I'm really fond of 92982 for that (though it also has some unsettling sections, they're not on the level of DL).

Comrade Cheggorsky
Aug 20, 2011




I think my favorite William Basinski piece aside from The Disintegration Loops is A Red Score in Tile : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5A7AZeTjVrg.

I personally find it to be really depressing and melancholic.

slowdave
Jun 18, 2008



precision posted:

I personally would argue that if you don't enjoy that, you won't enjoy anything else, because it's easily the best thing he's done. But that's just one subjective opinion.

I don't feel like you should be obligated to listen to the whole thing straight through though. Skip around a bit if you want. Art doesn't have rules.

Word, although I find Melancholia, 92982 and El Camino Real just as enjoyable as DL. They're certainly not as immense, though.

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

Smoking Crow
Feb 13, 2012

*laughs at u*


Bumping this thread because I just got into ambient, and I wanted to show you guys what got me into it.

Tetsu Inoue- Karmic Light

Break Fast
Mar 27, 2012


Smoking Crow posted:

Bumping this thread because I just got into ambient, and I wanted to show you guys what got me into it.

Tetsu Inoue- Karmic Light

Like every other tune posted here, gave it a listen.
I haven't listened to Ambient in a while, but nevertheless this sounds great. Great find.

CBL has this song which I cannot get over. It's in the album Twentythree which I think is in OP already, but can't stop listening to it for months now.
Carbon Based Lifeforms - Somewhere in Russia
Though I might be just bias to spaceambient.

Objurium
Aug 8, 2009

ALLAU POTAT!
#bikesquad


I don't really know where in NMD to put this, so apologies if this is the complete wrong thread, but I made this droney ambient thing some of you might dig. I'd love feedback.

http://soundcloud.com/objurium/oakpuppet-tepid-harvest

quackman
Jan 25, 2004
Chapstick

Objurium posted:

I don't really know where in NMD to put this, so apologies if this is the complete wrong thread, but I made this droney ambient thing some of you might dig. I'd love feedback.

http://soundcloud.com/objurium/oakpuppet-tepid-harvest

Sounds like it belongs here to me. I like how it occasionally gets creepy with the whisper-esque sounds, and doesn't just drone on.

whooping crane
Feb 12, 2012


I'll drop my favorite ambient track here: Oval - "Do While" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vvW6qiTkZdw

It reminds me of a save-zone track from a survival-horror videogame; sounds of safety and serenity in the eye of a storm. I also second all the Basinski and Hecker fans.

SineRider
Oct 10, 2012

Come on die young


whooping crane posted:

I'll drop my favorite ambient track here: Oval - "Do While" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vvW6qiTkZdw

It reminds me of a save-zone track from a survival-horror videogame; sounds of safety and serenity in the eye of a storm. I also second all the Basinski and Hecker fans.

That's a really gorgeous track, thanks for the share. I haven't heard much of Oval's music.

Brian Eno's new album Lux came out today and I've been listening to it this morning. It's quite enjoyable, reminds me of Ambient 2 with Harold Budd.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eZKVAaPQXuA

quackman
Jan 25, 2004
Chapstick

SineRider posted:

That's a really gorgeous track, thanks for the share. I haven't heard much of Oval's music.

Brian Eno's new album Lux came out today and I've been listening to it this morning. It's quite enjoyable, reminds me of Ambient 2 with Harold Budd.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eZKVAaPQXuA

Yeah, it's great. He sounds like he's gone back to his old style of truly ambient music, rather than his more recent, merely instrumental-but-not-quiet stuff (which is still pretty awesome).
I'd also compare Lux to Thursday Afternoon.

Lhet
Apr 2, 2008

bloop


I'm not sure what differentiates ambient from minimal techno or where exactly these lie but here are some obscure Japanese artists I like:

gray - Charon

kanabun - Starry sky

Please correct me if there is a more specific genre for things like these (or if I've completely miscategorized them).

precision
May 7, 2006

Gonna have me some good friends around
Gonna have me some good times in town


Objurium posted:

I don't really know where in NMD to put this, so apologies if this is the complete wrong thread, but I made this droney ambient thing some of you might dig. I'd love feedback.

http://soundcloud.com/objurium/oakpuppet-tepid-harvest

This is a good effort but I think it would probably be a great one if you remixed it and completely remove the repeated guitar chord. It gets irritating really fast to me, and it's hard to say why but definitely I don't like the tone of it and it just gives the track that kind of intentionally unpleasant quality that is sometimes pretty awesome but here just distracting.

Emetic Hustler
May 5, 2009



Peter Kuhlmann, aka Pete Namlook, has passed away. He left a large discography behind him that is well worth checking out if you are an ambient aficionado.

http://www.residentadvisor.net/news.aspx?id=18224

iluvpr0n
Oct 21, 2000



Emetic Hustler posted:

Peter Kuhlmann, aka Pete Namlook, has passed away. He left a large discography behind him that is well worth checking out if you are an ambient aficionado.

http://www.residentadvisor.net/news.aspx?id=18224

Wow, that's awful news. Keeping up with his releases was always a challenge, but usually rewarding. Amazingly prolific!

Shades of Orion
Sep 1, 2006
Talk to the Stars

Sad day today. He was a major gateway into ambient music for me. The Air series, his collaborations with Tetsu Inoue (hence my screen name), Richie Hawtin (Fires of Ork), Bill Laswell (Psychonavigation) and my recent favorite Lorenzo Montana (Labyrinth)...So much great music to remember him by. His label (Fax +49/69 450464) is unique and legendary and I hope, somehow, continues in his absence.

Emetic Hustler
May 5, 2009



The Hawtin collab was called From Within and Fires of Ork was with Geir Jensen.

Shades of Orion
Sep 1, 2006
Talk to the Stars

Emetic Hustler posted:

The Hawtin collab was called From Within and Fires of Ork was with Geir Jensen.

Thanks for the correction.

Earwicker
Jan 6, 2003



That is really sad news. I've only heard a small portion of his huge discography but I loved his work with Higher Intelligence Agency and Bill Laswell

bleedbackwards
Jan 12, 2008
weapon finesse: my dong

Maybe a little too active to be considered ambient, but I just discovered Telefon Tel Aviv through Spotify and I'm loving their last album, Immolate Yourself. Fans of Tycho/Helios/etc. kind of stuff would probably appreciate.

teh z0rg
Nov 17, 2012


Shades of Orion posted:

Sad day today. He was a major gateway into ambient music for me. The Air series, his collaborations with Tetsu Inoue (hence my screen name), Richie Hawtin (Fires of Ork), Bill Laswell (Psychonavigation) and my recent favorite Lorenzo Montana (Labyrinth)...So much great music to remember him by. His label (Fax +49/69 450464) is unique and legendary and I hope, somehow, continues in his absence.

It won't and it shouldn't. Namlook was FAX; there is no FAX without Namlook.

Fart of Presto
Feb 9, 2001


Pillbug

z0r rowe posted:

It won't and it shouldn't. Namlook was FAX; there is no FAX without Namlook.
He wrote this in the main FAX discussion thread on Discogs some time ago:

quote:

FAX is me personally (it is no company... just a label name)... so FAX will go "bankrupt" when I die if my daughter and son mess things up. Otherwise there will be reissues and releases that have not been released before (I like the Hitchcock legacy style.. this was a smart move of him to hold back great films to be released after his death ;-))

I only just found out because I had sent him an email a few weeks ago and hadn't heard anything back, so I casually checked Discogs to see if he was moving or busy with a late harvest in his garden or some poo poo like that.

Goddamn man. It was the only music I still bought on CD because I could buy it directly from the man himself.

Owning all the released CDs, his music has been a huge part of my life for the last 20 years and I'm extremely sad about this news

Macrame_God
Sep 1, 2005

The stairs lead down in both directions.



Emetic Hustler posted:

Peter Kuhlmann, aka Pete Namlook, has passed away. He left a large discography behind him that is well worth checking out if you are an ambient aficionado.

http://www.residentadvisor.net/news.aspx?id=18224

Nooooooooo!

I just discovered his music last year and now he's gone. Namlook made some of my favorite relaxation music. Gonna go listen to Silence V in his honor.

BCR
Jan 23, 2011

Australian Unions.
Join. For a better life.


I think this counts as Lo Fi?

I've been on an XX bender of late. Top tracks for The XX.

The XX - Night Time (Synchro Remix)
Gorillaz - Crystalized (The XX Cover)
The XX vs Kanye West

o.m. 94
Nov 23, 2009




I would love to know what makes you think is lo-fi, or like, anything?

precision
May 7, 2006

Gonna have me some good friends around
Gonna have me some good times in town


oiseaux morts 1994 posted:

I would love to know what makes you think is lo-fi, or like, anything?

I don't think The XX really fit in this thread but they are minimalist so I can sort of see the confusion.

They also happen to be really good, but you wouldn't really know it from those 3 tracks.

Objurium
Aug 8, 2009

ALLAU POTAT!
#bikesquad


precision posted:

This is a good effort but I think it would probably be a great one if you remixed it and completely remove the repeated guitar chord. It gets irritating really fast to me, and it's hard to say why but definitely I don't like the tone of it and it just gives the track that kind of intentionally unpleasant quality that is sometimes pretty awesome but here just distracting.

Thanks for the feedback! I think I'm definitely going to revisit it and rework/expand some stuff over winter break.


Again in the vein of dissonant, drone-y wall of sound kind of stuff, a friend and I had a neat jam session thing that I recorded for reference later. Some of you might dig it, though the audio is a little bit blown out.

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

d0grent
Dec 5, 2004



I came to post Carbon Based Lifeforms only to find out that it's literally the first band you listed. Good work.

I will post one of my favorite songs by them however, from the album Hydroponic Garden:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7kL91mMgGpM

Break Fast
Mar 27, 2012


d0grent posted:

I came to post Carbon Based Lifeforms only to find out that it's literally the first band you listed. Good work.

I will post one of my favorite songs by them however, from the album Hydroponic Garden:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7kL91mMgGpM

I just cannot get enough of CBL. Just cannot.
And speaking of them, they posted on their bookface timeline that they released a new remix a couple of days ago.

Not Lars - Worry (Carbonator Remix)
http://youtu.be/NEse1QhZodw
It's little different than their 1st party releases, but that's what you come to expect from remixes anyway. I like it nevertheless.

Other than that, this thread has proven to be especially useful during finals. There's nothing else I can listen to other than ambient while writing course-works and exams while not getting distracted by music/lyrics.

I have not kept on my promise to update OP with every single link that has been posted in this thread (it has had way more response than I originally anticipated) and I'm sorry for that. Though I do enjoy just pressing on a random link in the thread and listening to it. Makes me feel as if it was Christmas every time.

Objurium
Aug 8, 2009

ALLAU POTAT!
#bikesquad


So I finally got around to setting up a bandcamp for my weird droney soundscape stuff. I'd love to hear what you've got to say, music goons.

http://oakpuppet.bandcamp.com/

Lisand
Jan 2, 2013



whooping crane posted:

I'll drop my favorite ambient track here: Oval - "Do While" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vvW6qiTkZdw

It reminds me of a save-zone track from a survival-horror videogame; sounds of safety and serenity in the eye of a storm. I also second all the Basinski and Hecker fans.

that is a phenomenal track, 94 diskont is a totally essential ambient/glitch album.

for all ambient/drone lovers out there, I thought I'd share my favorite ambient release of 2012, 36 - Lithea:

http://3six.bandcamp.com/album/lithea

if you like what you hear, definitely consider supporting him, because he's self promoted and plans on releasing this fantastic album on vinyl with enough sales of his other work.

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MadBimber
Dec 31, 2006


It makes me happy to see so many of my favorite ambient artists already listed in this thread. I'm a huge fan of Eno, Aphex, Tycho, Helios/Goldmund, Seefeel, etc. Such great music

I was hoping that you all might be able to give me suggestions on where to find music like what I've made. Please forgive me for posting something of my own and don't think I'm trying to pimp my work, I honestly just have a hard time finding stuff like it. They're very long which is part of the issue, but I like having a slow background noise most of the day. Great for walking, taking the bus/subway, doing your daily chores, that sort of thing. I am probably in the minority of liking songs as slow as these, but I find them to be profoundly relaxing, and they help me when I feel blue.

Ex: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8PiAeF7ByOQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JlSM-uyHul4


Those two are, to me, probably the most beautiful and some of my most favored. I'm not sure they really fit but I can't see any other genre.

MadBimber fucked around with this message at Jan 7, 2013 around 04:10

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