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whooping crane
Feb 12, 2012


Justin Bieber may have released the best ambient track of 2010: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bidHnEekXpE

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Rageaholic Monkey
May 31, 2005

"What do you fear
most in the world?"

"The possibility that
love is not enough."


Imapanda posted:

New Eluvium album coming out on May 14th.

Some of the songs have leaked into youtube and I enjoy what I'm hearing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qKyMDjFxIQ8

Album's floating around and I'm on my first listen of it now. Just finished Disc 1, starting on Disc 2 now. It's really good so far, and syncing up nicely with the weather here: breezy and cool, practically unheard of for May in New Orleans.

Don't Get Any Closer is the best single track. And Rain Gently on Disc 2 is a close runner-up. That one feels like the next Indoor Swimming At The Space Station to me. But all the others flow well into a cohesive enough ambient album, even if they aren't super strong on their own.

It seems like it has a nice division of piano tracks and reverb-drenched atmospheric tracks.

Rageaholic Monkey fucked around with this message at May 4, 2013 around 08:30

Rageaholic Monkey
May 31, 2005

"What do you fear
most in the world?"

"The possibility that
love is not enough."


NPR's website is streaming Eluvium's new album in its entirety here, if you want to check it out.

Imapanda
Sep 12, 2008

Majoris Felidae Peditum


Yeah. The new eluvium album owns. He goes everywhere with it.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UHbmM1cm_Lo

SineRider
Oct 10, 2012

Come on die young


Imapanda posted:

Yeah. The new eluvium album owns. He goes everywhere with it.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UHbmM1cm_Lo


It seriously is amazing, easily the best thing he's put out so far in my opinion.

Earwicker
Jan 6, 2003



hey I thought some of you guys might like this

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XqZHB7XAK9o

Datasmurf
Jan 19, 2009

Carpe Noctem

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've always thought that "Chill Out" goes well with Gorillaz' "The Fall" and Deep Dish's "George is On"
I have all three albums in a local playlist (WinAmp for life), and it's pretty seemless.


For ambient groups / artists, I really like these people (some may go into downtempo and new age as well)

Erik Wøllo
I discovered this guy on nighttime radio here in Norway, many years ago.
"Spring Poem" from the 2001 album, "Wind Journey".

Øystein Sevåg
This guy was also discovered on nighttime radio here in Norway, many years ago.
"Rio Amazonas" from the 1994 album, "Visual"
"The Door is Open" from the 1993 album, "Link"
"The Mountain" from the 1994 album, "Visual"
"Horizon" from the 1999 album, "Pearl Collection"

Marco Torrance
Stumbled across this one at the glorious di.fm chillout some years ago. I love this album, "Reconstructed Moments".
"The Unequalled"
"Two Angels"

Gamardah Fungus
Was looking for some free ambient music to use in a video I made, and found this Ukrainian group. The track "Mental Anguish" from their fith album, "WHNZ:52:ERSO" (2012), is one of my favourites, and I keep coming back to it all the time.

Nacho Sotomayor
Found this guy back in the day when using some shady p2p client and searching for "Café del Mar", looking for remixes of the Energy 52 song.
"Café del Mar", from the compilation album "Café del Mar - Dreams, volume 1" from 2000, a truly great album to chill out to, like most of the songs related to that Ibizian bar.

Michael Meara
Heard this guy over on di.fm earlier this year, and I really liked it.
"Bloom" from the 2006 album, "A Cold Inner Sea".

Conelrad
A goon who made some nice and free ambient music. Was a thread in GBS 4 years ago, and I really enjoyed it.
"Up Periscope" from the 2009 album, "Sure is the Risk Made".
"Approach" from the 2011 EP, "Five Automatic Landings".
"Circle of Signifiers" from the 2007 album, "Function Creep".

Jean-Michel Jarre
We all know this French dude, and he has made music for many genres, including ambient.
"Equinoxe, part 2".
"Oxygene, part 4".

Suzanne Ciani
I have no idea what this song is actually called, all I know it by is "Windows Welcome Music", and it was the song you heard when you booted up Windows XP for the first time. Many people think it's by Brian Eno, but it's actually Ciani. I've been in love with this song ever since I booted up XP for the first time 12 years ago.

Verdego
"Deluxe", from the self titled 2004 album "Verdego". I don't know how I got this song, or from where, or anything about the artist / band, but I do know that I really like it.

I may or may not start on chill, lounge, new age and psybient at a later time.

slowdave
Jun 18, 2008



Does it smell like patchouli in here?

MadBimber
Dec 31, 2006


I have one more entry. If you like what I've linked prior, I believe you'll like this. If you don't like songs that last an hour, well...

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

Edit: And might I recommend you listen with a nice pair of headphones. I find some speakers get kind of noisy.

MadBimber fucked around with this message at Aug 20, 2013 around 20:27

Mister Facetious
Apr 21, 2007

The fact that PC gamers not only like, but defend favourably comparing themselves to history's most infamous genocidal supremacists as a positive attribute to aspire to says everything you need to know about gamer culture.

Fuck your Master Race, I'm the PC Antifa.


Can anyone recommend a particular iTunes podcast or two?
The last Ambient RSS feed I had was a dude from GBS-FM years and years ago.

Break Fast
Mar 27, 2012


MadBimber posted:

I have one more entry. If you like what I've linked prior, I believe you'll like this. If you don't like songs that last an hour, well...

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

Edit: And might I recommend you listen with a nice pair of headphones. I find some speakers get kind of noisy.

It's so simple it's brilliant. (for my ears anyway) Gf told me to knock it off with this mindless sound, but I dig it. Thanks for sharing.

SgtScruffy
Dec 27, 2003

Babies.

I remember in an old thread, someone had some recommendations for horror-ambient music - like, they sounded like the soundtrack to a trailer for a 70's horror movie, and I think one group was introduced as "the soundtrack to a snuff film". I want to say "PSYCHO" was the name of one of the bands, but it's hard to look them up. Does anyone know of any good super-dark ambient music or horror-ambient?

Barry Foster
Dec 24, 2007

Brush your teeth.


SgtScruffy posted:

I remember in an old thread, someone had some recommendations for horror-ambient music - like, they sounded like the soundtrack to a trailer for a 70's horror movie, and I think one group was introduced as "the soundtrack to a snuff film". I want to say "PSYCHO" was the name of one of the bands, but it's hard to look them up. Does anyone know of any good super-dark ambient music or horror-ambient?

http://zacbentz.bandcamp.com/album/...he-edge-of-hell

This is almost certainly not what you're talking about, but hey - it's 8 hours(!) of horror-ambient.

Apparently if you listen to the whole thing in one sitting, you will emerge a...changed man.

Imapanda
Sep 12, 2008

Majoris Felidae Peditum


This is a subgenre of ambient music with the word "space" shoved into it. Basically, it's Space Music. I love the sound of it though and wish there was some sort of general astronomy thread on SA I could read to it.


Nimanty - Calabi Yau U2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=orLW7z83LJE

slowdave
Jun 18, 2008



SgtScruffy posted:

I remember in an old thread, someone had some recommendations for horror-ambient music - like, they sounded like the soundtrack to a trailer for a 70's horror movie, and I think one group was introduced as "the soundtrack to a snuff film". I want to say "PSYCHO" was the name of one of the bands, but it's hard to look them up. Does anyone know of any good super-dark ambient music or horror-ambient?

Svarte Greiner, Raime, Kreng and The Haxan Cloak should fit the bill.

Gnaw Their Tongues if you're looking for a psychotic angle.

Torka
Jan 5, 2008



MadBimber posted:

I have one more entry. If you like what I've linked prior, I believe you'll like this. If you don't like songs that last an hour, well...

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

Edit: And might I recommend you listen with a nice pair of headphones. I find some speakers get kind of noisy.

This was great thanks.

I've been enjoying Steve Roach's set from this year's Ambicon.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bNqs9qa9pGM

MadBimber
Dec 31, 2006


SgtScruffy posted:

I remember in an old thread, someone had some recommendations for horror-ambient music - like, they sounded like the soundtrack to a trailer for a 70's horror movie, and I think one group was introduced as "the soundtrack to a snuff film". I want to say "PSYCHO" was the name of one of the bands, but it's hard to look them up. Does anyone know of any good super-dark ambient music or horror-ambient?

You should check out the ambient done by a dude named Lustmord. He's worked with a couple of famous other ambient musicians, Robert Rich among them. I think YouTube unfortunately took down his album, Heresy, but if you can find it, give it a listen. The first song (Heresy Part I) gave me the willies so bad I almost had to turn it off.

Edit: Here's a soundcloud link. Put some headphones in and get unsettled:
http://soundcloud.com/selftitledmag...d-heresy-part-i

MadBimber fucked around with this message at Oct 23, 2013 around 19:26

Bushmeister
Nov 27, 2007
Son Of Northern Frostbitten Wintermoon

SgtScruffy posted:

I remember in an old thread, someone had some recommendations for horror-ambient music - like, they sounded like the soundtrack to a trailer for a 70's horror movie, and I think one group was introduced as "the soundtrack to a snuff film". I want to say "PSYCHO" was the name of one of the bands, but it's hard to look them up. Does anyone know of any good super-dark ambient music or horror-ambient?

Someone already recommended Gnaw Their Tongues, but you should also check out his side project Aderlating. "Spear Of Gold And Seraphim Bone Part One" and "Devotional Hymns" are very much spine-chilling albums.

Soft Shell Crab
Apr 12, 2006



MadBimber posted:

You should check out the ambient done by a dude named Lustmord. He's worked with a couple of famous other ambient musicians, Robert Rich among them. I think YouTube unfortunately took down his album, Heresy, but if you can find it, give it a listen. The first song (Heresy Part I) gave me the willies so bad I almost had to turn it off.

Edit: Here's a soundcloud link. Put some headphones in and get unsettled:
http://soundcloud.com/selftitledmag...d-heresy-part-i
Here's a Lustmord Bandcamp page http://lustmord.bandcamp.com/
The guy is a genius.

Play
Apr 25, 2006

give me cities and big kid toys
give me little girls and little boys
take a risk and feel some pain
put some change
inside your veins

Some ambient drone courtesy of Hakobune, who has put out at least three albums in 2013 and in my opinion is at the forefront of the genre right now. Something about his music strikes me really excellently

https://soundcloud.com/purewavereco...prescribed-burn

And here's something from Skywide and Seawaves, less droney and more engaging but with an unmistakable ambient style

https://soundcloud.com/skywidemusic...waves-balladeer

Play fucked around with this message at Nov 3, 2013 around 18:23

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

Premature Ejaculation is great for dark ambient.

Slimchandi
May 13, 2005
That finger on your temple is the barrel of my raygun

Play posted:

Some ambient drone courtesy of Hakobune, who has put out at least three albums in 2013 and in my opinion is at the forefront of the genre right now. Something about his music strikes me really excellently

https://soundcloud.com/purewavereco...prescribed-burn

Lovely. Have this by the way of a thank-you.

http://infraction.bandcamp.com/album/echo-park

alnilam
Nov 10, 2009





A recommendation and a question!

Recommendation:
SomaFM's Drone Zone is a fantastic internet radio station for ambient music. It got me into a lot of the ambient musicians I'm into now.
SomaFM has several very well-curated ambient stations, but Drone Zone is their oldest and most, erm, droney.

Question:
Can someone recommend some dark-but-not-super-dark ambient, like in the vein of Brian Eno's On Land? Kind of eerie but it doesn't have to be downright sour.
Fripp/Eno's Index of Metals kind of fits the bill too, but is a little more abrasive. I'm looking for the more distantly eerie quality of On Land.

mitztronic
Jun 17, 2005

mixcloud.com/mitztronic


Chill music is my favorite genre. I make mixes and here are a few of the 'chill' variety

https://soundcloud.com/jonmitz/paradigm-shift (2013, trip hop/chill)
https://soundcloud.com/jonmitz/chillmatic-ii (2013, chill)
https://soundcloud.com/jonmitz/chillmatic (2012, chill)

I want to do an ambient mix but... not sure where to even start (I have a massive playlist of ambient stuff)

mitztronic fucked around with this message at Nov 5, 2013 around 22:34

Bushmeister
Nov 27, 2007
Son Of Northern Frostbitten Wintermoon

alnilam posted:

Question:
Can someone recommend some dark-but-not-super-dark ambient, like in the vein of Brian Eno's On Land? Kind of eerie but it doesn't have to be downright sour.
Fripp/Eno's Index of Metals kind of fits the bill too, but is a little more abrasive. I'm looking for the more distantly eerie quality of On Land.

First things that pop to my mind are Leyland Kirby and Ulf Söderberg, which kinda have that spacey droney feel of something like Gustaf Hildebrand but not, you know, absolutely soul-shattering.

Leyland Kirby - My Dream Contained A Star
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bka-ly0rTQE

Ulf Söderberg - Vindarnas Hus
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f8J2ecUE_0E

Play
Apr 25, 2006

give me cities and big kid toys
give me little girls and little boys
take a risk and feel some pain
put some change
inside your veins

Slimchandi posted:

Lovely. Have this by the way of a thank-you.

http://infraction.bandcamp.com/album/echo-park

Right back at you, my friend, that's some really nice stuff!

strap on revenge
Apr 8, 2011

yeah that's right


alnilam posted:

Question:
Can someone recommend some dark-but-not-super-dark ambient, like in the vein of Brian Eno's On Land? Kind of eerie but it doesn't have to be downright sour.
Fripp/Eno's Index of Metals kind of fits the bill too, but is a little more abrasive. I'm looking for the more distantly eerie quality of On Land.

You might like Bass Communion. A lot of his stuff is extremely minimalist or drone-y but he has some really chill dark ambient stuff, like Haze 1402 or A Grapefruit In The World Of Park. He has loads of stuff and I still haven't listened to a good chunk of it but I think he's worth checking out.

strap on revenge fucked around with this message at Nov 9, 2013 around 03:18

hubris.height
Jan 6, 2005



Pork Pro


Sorry to quote a post from a half-year ago, but this seemed like a cool idea (though very similar to DI.fm), what happened to it? Is there a similar alternative?

I've loved CBL for about 10-12 years now and absolutely just want to echo the love for "Hydroponic Gardens". To me its the definition of Ambient. Here's some songs I've rather enjoyed that I think others might also enjoy:

Maybe not very ambient, but its so hard to tell.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQxk6iXGRIc

Bonobo also has a hard time doing anything wrong.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mbLFUQcDAgY

Edit:
Both of these I would consider to be downtempo, and there's a very good argument to be made for the host track not to be in this thread. But they're both pretty chill so whatever I guess.

hubris.height fucked around with this message at Nov 11, 2013 around 22:25

MadBimber
Dec 31, 2006


Came upon an artist I'd never heard before today, I'm hoping he hasn't already been posted here. A swede that goes by the name of Kammarheit, his dark ambient is really good, in my opinion. This is a youtube link of one of his full albums:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LfYCFEZbc7w

You can find some of his work and the work of similar artists on http://www.cycliclaw.com

Or, check his website at http://www.kammarheit.com/

Datasmurf
Jan 19, 2009

Carpe Noctem

I really like this album by Coil.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H7VAlw3d72s

It reminds me of ambient, is it, or am I tripping?

Gamma Nerd
May 14, 2012


It sorta is with a few shades of prog-electronic stuff like tangerine dream. One of my fav coil albums too, glad you like it

Datasmurf
Jan 19, 2009

Carpe Noctem

Yeah, a friend linked it to me last night telling me I had to listen to it, so I did and it did not disappoint.

snakeater
May 17, 2008

A paranoiac in reverse.


The Field has always served me well as background music for writing / coding, particularly From Here We Go Sublime.

hubris.height
Jan 6, 2005



Pork Pro

I am going through a large list of "Albums I Intend to Listen To" and found this guy (Hol Baumann) who I would compared very closely to Carbon Based Lifeforms' Hydroponics album. If you're looking for something downtempo / ambient with an electronica influence I highly recommend checking out the whole album.

Imapanda
Sep 12, 2008

Majoris Felidae Peditum


mitztronic posted:

Chill music is my favorite genre. I make mixes and here are a few of the 'chill' variety

https://soundcloud.com/jonmitz/paradigm-shift (2013, trip hop/chill)
https://soundcloud.com/jonmitz/chillmatic-ii (2013, chill)
https://soundcloud.com/jonmitz/chillmatic (2012, chill)

I want to do an ambient mix but... not sure where to even start (I have a massive playlist of ambient stuff)

I enjoyed these mixes a ton. I'd be happy to listen to any chill poo poo you'll throw out.

slowdave
Jun 18, 2008



Datasmurf posted:

It reminds me of ambient, is it, or am I tripping?

It's de facto ambient. Why wouldn't it be...?

Earwicker
Jan 6, 2003



Technically that era of Coil should be referred to as "moon musick".

Earwicker
Jan 6, 2003



Also here's a new thing you guys might like:

https://soundcloud.com/disparition/one-road-among-many

c0ldfuse
Jun 18, 2004

The pursuit of excellence.


Solaris OST being released on vinyl Dec 10th through Invada.

Get up on what is guaranteed to be a limited release.

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alnilam
Nov 10, 2009





c0ldfuse posted:

Solaris OST being released on vinyl Dec 10th through Invada.

Get up on what is guaranteed to be a limited release.

This ain't no cinema discusso, but is the new Solaris movie any good?

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