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MadBimber
Dec 31, 2006


I've uploaded a new video, more drone of course:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6JLesdkfJ1w

As always, headphones and a solid chunk of time are recommended.

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slowdave
Jun 18, 2008



c0ldfuse posted:

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

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

I'm assuming that's the remake which had a pretty good OST. Cliff Martinez is on point usually.

The score for the original Solaris by Eduard Artemiev was also reissued earlier this year I think.

Besson
Apr 20, 2006

To the sun's savage brightness he exposed the dark and secret surface of his retinas, so that by burning the memory of vengeance might be preserved, and never perish.

slowdave posted:

I'm assuming that's the remake which had a pretty good OST. Cliff Martinez is on point usually.

The score for the original Solaris by Eduard Artemiev was also reissued earlier this year I think.

Just realised your avatar was from Une semaine de bonté, which is rad.

Regarding Solaris, I am fairly certain it is the remake. The soundtrack was easily the best part of the film.

c0ldfuse
Jun 18, 2004

The pursuit of excellence.


Besson posted:

Just realised your avatar was from Une semaine de bonté, which is rad.

Regarding Solaris, I am fairly certain it is the remake. The soundtrack was easily the best part of the film.

Yup for the 2002 remake. OST is terrifying and amazing.

Professor Genki
Feb 13, 2012

Would you like a reality climax?


I'd highly recommend the tumbled sea.

He's an ambient-inspired pianist and he's, well, just listen:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qhw8xG4Zh9Q

Ninja fetus
Jan 22, 2005
Legalize murder

I love dark ambient and this year has given birth to two fantastic dark ambient albums.

The stranger's Watching dead empires in decay makes me feel like I'm standing in Pripyat in the dark of night:

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

http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums...mpires-in-decay

The hoaxan cloak's Excavation makes me feel like I'm heading for psychosis:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVA6PAN-Co0

http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums...rt-2-excavation

Break Fast
Mar 27, 2012


Professor Genki posted:

I'd highly recommend the tumbled sea.

He's an ambient-inspired pianist and he's, well, just listen:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qhw8xG4Zh9Q

Absolutely loved this one. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Xires
Jun 28, 2013



Ninja fetus posted:

I love dark ambient and this year has given birth to two fantastic dark ambient albums.

The stranger's Watching dead empires in decay makes me feel like I'm standing in Pripyat in the dark of night:

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

http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums...mpires-in-decay

The hoaxan cloak's Excavation makes me feel like I'm heading for psychosis:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVA6PAN-Co0

http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums...rt-2-excavation

This seems to be from the same album, and it reminds me of NHKyx scarcely. Verrrrrrrry scarcely:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qjG2uP-qsfQ

Nonetheless, it seems to be a good starting point for more industrial ambient music. At least for me, anyway. Will definitely check out any related artists.

Rat Flavoured Rats
Oct 24, 2005

I'm a little fairy girl ^_^

Any fans of Tomas Weiss here? I've been really enjoying the album he did with Anthony Paul Kerby from 2011, 'Appearances'. There's a trailer here, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qyOEB-db0lc.

cuttooth
Dec 12, 2002

The ATR1: turning shit into polished turds since 1997.

I've become a huge fan of Harold Budd. I prefer his collaborations over much of his solo work, though some of it stands out (to me). If you enjoy Eno's Ambient 2: The Plateaux of Mirror, the selections below have a similar feel and most are very piano/reverb-centric.


Selected collaborations:

Harold Budd & Brian Eno - An Arc of Doves from Ambient 2: The Plateaux of Mirror, my favourite in Eno's Ambient series.

Harold Budd & Brian Eno - Foreshadowed from The Pearl.

Harold Budd & Robin Guthrie - Childhood Lost from the excellent Mysterious Skin soundtrack.

Harold Budd and Robin Guthrie - Smiling Apart from Bordeaux.

Harold Budd & John Foxx - Subtext from a solid 3-CD set called Nighthawks (featuring Ruben Garcia), Translucence and Drift Music.


Some solo stuff worth listening to:

Harold Budd - Jane 8 from Jane 1-11, Budd's latest album.

Harold Budd - Her Face from La Bella Vista.


Oh, and Marconi Union can be pretty great, too. Same with Deaf Center.

Edits: added stuff.

cuttooth fucked around with this message at Dec 31, 2013 around 15:52

SineRider
Oct 10, 2012

Come on die young


cuttooth posted:

Harold Budd

Ambient 2 is definitely one of my favorite albums of all time! I also really like the album he did with the Cocteau Twins

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

cuttooth
Dec 12, 2002

The ATR1: turning shit into polished turds since 1997.

SineRider posted:

...the album he did with the Cocteau Twins

This is fantastic, thanks!

Emetic Hustler
May 5, 2009



Since we're on a Harold Budd tip, this is from an album with Eraldo Bernocchi called "Music For 'Fragments From The Inside'"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SM-cVpqNhc8

Which I think is nice.

o.m. 94
Nov 23, 2009



on the solaris note, lolling at this album cover atm. still grokking the album so i will reserve judgement

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1Y9wg2ZRks

alnilam
Nov 10, 2009





I'd like to recommend this sweepy synth piece:

mwvm - context, where? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F4uZ8Hx4Ka4

The whole album (Rotations) is pretty good. This is definitely the standout track. If you look at the embedded player here, you can hear a weird guitar cover of it.

Imapanda
Sep 12, 2008

Majoris Felidae Peditum


I've been listening to a lot of Asura lately these past 2 months. I think he's more of an IDM artist, but some of his stuff can easily pass as downtempo and ambient.

I can't get over how happy this song is.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=atOOXyzqn6o

Stay Safe
Sep 1, 2008


Any other cello-oriented ambient artist out there like Hammock?

slowdave
Jun 18, 2008



Never heard Hammock but check out Hildur Guđnadóttir

Did That on Television
Nov 7, 2004
lemonparties with wippersnapper

I really like Gas a lot. I have the 2008 Kompakt box set Voigt put out of the four albums, slightly remastered and edited. All of it -- and especially Pop, which I heard first in its standalone Mille Plateaux CD release before knowing anything else about Gas -- is ever so slightly unnerving! I can't get enough looped ambient drones, and how lo-fi it sounds at the same time. It's interesting too how, unlike say Eno's Ambient series of albums or albums by Carbon Based Lifeforms, Gas's music doesn't ever eventually build up and resolve. It just sort of... moves on and completes without much expectation. I actually find it interesting to actively listen to as well as to get lost within (and fall asleep to, as creepy as it is to wake up to it as well).

Basically, I'm wondering what else I should check out considering how much I like Gas. Thanks, ambient friends!

Emetic Hustler
May 5, 2009



Did That on Television posted:

I really like Gas a lot. I have the 2008 Kompakt box set Voigt put out of the four albums, slightly remastered and edited. All of it -- and especially Pop, which I heard first in its standalone Mille Plateaux CD release before knowing anything else about Gas -- is ever so slightly unnerving! I can't get enough looped ambient drones, and how lo-fi it sounds at the same time. It's interesting too how, unlike say Eno's Ambient series of albums or albums by Carbon Based Lifeforms, Gas's music doesn't ever eventually build up and resolve. It just sort of... moves on and completes without much expectation. I actually find it interesting to actively listen to as well as to get lost within (and fall asleep to, as creepy as it is to wake up to it as well).

Basically, I'm wondering what else I should check out considering how much I like Gas. Thanks, ambient friends!

These two releases are the first ones that come to mind when thinking about Gas-like ambient, some without the beat, but loopy nonetheless. Haven't really explored more Andrew Deutsch, so don't know if his other stuff is as similar. I also have more recommendations in the first couple of pages of this thread that you might find interesting, although you are probably familiar with some of them already.

Global Systems Silently Moving - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JL_a3GvZlXE from the album Altering the Air

Andrew Deutsch - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kv6S0KkITxs from the album Loops over Land.

Bushmeister
Nov 27, 2007
Son Of Northern Frostbitten Wintermoon

Did That on Television posted:

I really like Gas a lot. I have the 2008 Kompakt box set Voigt put out of the four albums, slightly remastered and edited. All of it -- and especially Pop, which I heard first in its standalone Mille Plateaux CD release before knowing anything else about Gas -- is ever so slightly unnerving! I can't get enough looped ambient drones, and how lo-fi it sounds at the same time. It's interesting too how, unlike say Eno's Ambient series of albums or albums by Carbon Based Lifeforms, Gas's music doesn't ever eventually build up and resolve. It just sort of... moves on and completes without much expectation. I actually find it interesting to actively listen to as well as to get lost within (and fall asleep to, as creepy as it is to wake up to it as well).

Basically, I'm wondering what else I should check out considering how much I like Gas. Thanks, ambient friends!

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http://mistersofty.bandcamp.com/album/-

Dirty Knobs - Field Recordings From The Edge Of Hell
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-p0YPe6VLk

Granted these are veering more into drone territory I guess, rather than straight ambient.

Wronkos
Jan 1, 2011



Every once in a while, randomly clicking through related artists on last.fm brings me some great gems. The most recent of these is Andrew Chalk, who reminds me a lot of the minimalism of Stars of the Lid. However, the release I listened to was a lot more uplifting that some of the latter's earlier work.

Andrew Chalk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XoHpddI-NWY

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

Kyle Bobby Dunn has released three tracks from his upcoming LP in April. I find his stuff fascinating and endlessly listenable at the end of a long day. For fans of SOTL, ambient Eno etc.

https://soundcloud.com/studentsofde...nfinite-sadness

Did That on Television
Nov 7, 2004
lemonparties with wippersnapper

Emetic Hustler posted:

These two releases are the first ones that come to mind when thinking about Gas-like ambient, some without the beat, but loopy nonetheless. Haven't really explored more Andrew Deutsch, so don't know if his other stuff is as similar. I also have more recommendations in the first couple of pages of this thread that you might find interesting, although you are probably familiar with some of them already.

Global Systems Silently Moving - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JL_a3GvZlXE from the album Altering the Air

Andrew Deutsch - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kv6S0KkITxs from the album Loops over Land.

I liked these a lot! I found the Andrew Deutsch especially captivating and will at least have to check out that album. Thanks for the heads up! I think I really like lo-fi, droning and loopy ambient music. This doesn't seem to be a particularly common sort of sound though judging from what sort of music is usually labelled electronic ambient music? (I don't really know my way about generally electronic music, let alone the ambient genre, sorry.)

Bushmeister posted:

░▒▓ - █ ▄ █ █ ▄ ██ ▄ ██ ▄█
http://mistersofty.bandcamp.com/album/-

Dirty Knobs - Field Recordings From The Edge Of Hell
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-p0YPe6VLk

Granted these are veering more into drone territory I guess, rather than straight ambient.

That ASCII art album was really nice, and if that's straight drone then I suppose I'd like to check out more! I don't know if this is the proper thread for that but are there any cornerstone (ambient? downtempo? I don't know...) drone albums you could recommend? I still need to listen to the Dirty Knobs video you posted though.

Bushmeister
Nov 27, 2007
Son Of Northern Frostbitten Wintermoon

Did That on Television posted:

That ASCII art album was really nice, and if that's straight drone then I suppose I'd like to check out more! I don't know if this is the proper thread for that but are there any cornerstone (ambient? downtempo? I don't know...) drone albums you could recommend? I still need to listen to the Dirty Knobs video you posted though.

Not sure how "cornerstone" any of my recommendations would be but

"Structures From Silence" and "The Magnificient Void" by Steve Roach
"Soundtrack For The Aquarium" by Vidna Obmana
"Primordial Atmospheres" by Mystical Sun
"Myein" by Maeror Tri

You might like Bass Communion as well (side project of the singer of Porcupine Tree), he usually does some very low-key beats in addition to the droning layered on top: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aoU5kdkQw3A

Gamma Nerd
May 14, 2012


I definitely second Maeror Tri.
Also:
Thomas Köner - Teimo (chilly isolationist ambience)
Troum & All Sides - Shutűn (dramatic, ominous and monolithic)
Time Machines - s/t (Coil side project, very much worth looking into but quite disorienting)
Deathprod - Morals and Dogma (incredibly dark)
If you want some really minimal drone, look into Eleh. Any album will do. I hope you like sine waves.

I have my own request. What other dark ambient producers are as good at creating alien atmospheres as Zoat-Aon? Who has his caliber of sound design and stereo imaging? Star Autopsy has been blowing my mind recently.

kirkjames
Jul 23, 2005



Kranky just reissued Labradford's Prazision LP last year and I've been spinning it so drat hard for the past couple weeks since I got it. Comes with cool new artwork on the front, too.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AhkgRw2p7bA

squigglechicken
Oct 16, 2012


Glad I found this thread!

Just a heads up - 33 1/3 just released their book on Aphex Twin's Selected Ambient Works Vol. 2. It's a decent read, although IMO the discussion about films/plays etc that have used SAW 2 as background music/score goes on for way too long.

Also, here's an ambient mix from Surgeon (British Murder Boys, Sandwell District) at Freerotation 2013. It's a good mix and a pretty interesting selection of old psychedelia, classic ambient, and new synth stuff from a guy usually known for bleak industrial techno.

Did That on Television
Nov 7, 2004
lemonparties with wippersnapper

Man, I listened to SAW2 a couple days ago as I was falling asleep and I woke up at some point during the night to one of the tracks playing and it was probably the creepiest loving moment in my life I've experienced in a long time (don't remember the track of course). I need to check out more Aphex Twin too, since I've only heard that and the first ambient album he did...

Do y'all like Seefeel at all? I listened to Polyfusia and Quique recently and thought they were really great. Apparently Aphex Twin was/is friends with Mark Clifford, the main guy behind Seefeel, and he genuinely likes their music too which is supposed to be quite rare for him regarding other artists especially ones he's remixed?

Did That on Television fucked around with this message at Mar 7, 2014 around 20:27

Snowy
Oct 6, 2010



Did That on Television posted:

Do y'all like Seefeel at all? I listened to artists especially ones he's remixed?

I used to love them, the first couple records were great but I pretty much forgot about them until recently going through old vinyl. Been meaning to see if the other stuff is as good as Quique an More Like Space.

Shif
Aug 12, 2013


Hell of a thread! So much to listen to, I'm only 7 minutes into "Carbon Based Lifeforms" and I'm already giddy with anticipation.

SineRider
Oct 10, 2012

Come on die young


Just came across the music of Taylor Deupree. So relaxing...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWGnkV4I4IQ

Anyone know any similar music?

mitztronic
Jun 17, 2005

mixcloud.com/mitztronic


Imapanda posted:

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

This one doesn't really quite fit this thread. It's chilled out bass music. It's about as chill as bass music goes but it's still a few levels above ambient or downtempo would be considered

https://soundcloud.com/jonmitz/dream-chaser

mitztronic
Jun 17, 2005

mixcloud.com/mitztronic


This one does though:

Mitztronic - Chromatic Shift

"What's meant to be will always find a way."

Genre: Trip Hop, Chill, Electronica
Length: 3 hours
Link: https://soundcloud.com/jonmitz/chromatic-shift



Title (Mix/Edit) – Artist [Label]

1. Magic Planet (Intro cut) – Yarn [Psylife]
2. Life In Reverse (Mitztronic Gentle Waves Intro Edit) – Detroit Swindle [System]
3. You, Me, Here, Now – Detroit Swindle [Dirt Crew]
4. My Lady – RumTum [1320]
5. Flower on Top – SUITABLE [KFR]
6. Depth of my Soul - Thievery Corporation feat Shana Halligan [ESL]
7. Alone (Den Kozlov Remix) – Virtual Mode [Kissthesound]
8. Katarsis – Casey Cat [KFR]
9. Out There In The Random (Mitztronic’s Chromatic Edit) – Mocean Worker [*]
10. Get It (Mitztronic Edit) – RumTum [1320]
11. Tapestry – Nightmares on Wax [Feelin’ Good]
12. Static Scuba – Docta Gee [Seven Sisters]
13. Lake on an Island (Mitztronic Edit) – Stefan Tretau [ST]
14. Lore – Twoven [Label]
15. Sweet Uzh People – Halfscissors [Cold Busted]
16. Lost Time – Koett [Atomnation]
17. Chamaeleon – Hiloyuki Kybota [hkpt]
18. Simple – Griz Feat. The Floozies [*]
19. Seq – Casey Cat [KFR]
20. Muon (edit) – Burnsfield [Symphonic Distribution]
21. Pictures From The Inside – Yakamoto Kotzuga [White]
22. For the Love of… - Detroit Swindle [Dirt Crew]
23. Elevatsioon (edit) – Wst [Lejal Genes]
24. Come to My Mind – Rudoh [Studio Rockers]
25. Can’t Leave The Night – Badbadnotgood [Innovative Leisure]
26. Backburner – Mojo Rising [Cold Busted]
27. Missed – Greyhat [BLDG5]
28. Mizu Bashou – Haioka [Emerald & Doreen
29. Henderson Island – Saroos [Alien Transistor]
30. Behind the Light – Bonobo [*]
31. The Will – Tapecut [KFR]
32. Nothin’ Like Tomorrow – Supreme Beings Of Leisure [White]
33. Revenge of the Number – Portishead [*]
34. A Day Away – Luroc feat. Francesca Palomo [BEEF]
35. Roffa – The Eerier Child [Meze]
36. The Great Escape – Se Fire feat. Jamileh Lee & Sirplus [*]
37. Train (Chromatic Edit) – Tarn [Smudge]
38. Tell The Whole Wide Word (Prof.Logic Remix) – The Bins [1320 Records]
39. Make You Feel – Alina Baraz & Galimatias [White]
40. Midnight In A Perfect World – DJ Shadow [Hip-O]
41. Puffin' L's (edit) – Singularis [Cold Busted]
42. Illusions (LuRob remix) – Shades of Gray [BEEF]
43. Somewhere Else - Federico Aubele feat Melody Gardot [13 Records]
44. Ungodly Fruit – Wax Taylor [White]
45. Mrs. Hippie – Five Seasons [GR8 AL]
46. Journey To A Star – Lemongrass [Mole Listening Pearls]
47. Birch Beer Forest – Marumari [White]
48. Fourth Wall (Kelpe Remix) – Hidden Orchestra [Tru Thoughts]
49. Free – Makr [Mothlab]
50. Babylon – Koett feat David Poohl [Atomnation]
51. Tidal Image – A-Black feat. Espirit [DhARMA]
52. The Birds Don’t Fly This High – Lone [Magic Wire]
53. Red Room – Koett [Atomnation]
54. Home – Odesza [White]
55. Let Go – RAC [Cherrytree]
56. Loss – Minorstep [Symbols]

Ninja fetus
Jan 22, 2005
Legalize murder

SineRider posted:

Just came across the music of Taylor Deupree. So relaxing...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWGnkV4I4IQ

Anyone know any similar music?
You might like The humble bee.

About the Humble bee. It's truly unique. I'm not sure how he makes his sounds, but to me the music comes across as if a crazy old hermit lives in an old house by the sea and crafts his sounds from old electronic devices no one uses anymore. If that makes sense. It's VERY melancholic. I really love his work:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0h-P6fboXXQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iCX0m6TNxjc

Four-Twenty
Feb 10, 2005

no fear


SineRider posted:

Just came across the music of Taylor Deupree. So relaxing...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWGnkV4I4IQ

Anyone know any similar music?

Basically everything on 12k.

I would especially recommend:
Marcus Fischer - Monocoastal
Illuha - Shizuku
Shuttle358 - chessa

and in the same vein also
chihei hatakeyama-saunter
opitope-hau


also the marcus fischer/deupree collab is really amazign

Datasmurf
Jan 19, 2009

Carpe Noctem

Just a question, does some of Burzum's music count as ambient? Like the album "Sôl austan, Mâni vestan" from 2013, or the song "Rundgang Um Die Transzedentale Saule Der Singularitat" from his 2005 album "Filosofem"? Because it sure as hell isn't black metal, or very metal-ish at all. Also Wongraven(Sigurd Wongraven aka Satyr of the black metal band Satyricon)'s "Fjelltronen" from 1995.

Bushmeister
Nov 27, 2007
Son Of Northern Frostbitten Wintermoon

Datasmurf posted:

Just a question, does some of Burzum's music count as ambient? Like the album "Sôl austan, Mâni vestan" from 2013, or the song "Rundgang Um Die Transzedentale Saule Der Singularitat" from his 2005 album "Filosofem"? Because it sure as hell isn't black metal, or very metal-ish at all. Also Wongraven(Sigurd Wongraven aka Satyr of the black metal band Satyricon)'s "Fjelltronen" from 1995.

Sure, why not, at least in my book. I guess some of them want it to be called neofolk or other such instead but I'd say ambient's as valid a tag as any other. There's a lot of ambient side projects to black metal, off the top of my head some of the better ones in my opinion include

Mortiis - "The Stargate"
Blakagir - "Carpathian Art Of Sin"
Lord Wind - "Rites Of The Valkyries"
Uruk-Hai - "Barbarians" and "The Lost Songs Of Middle Earth"

Dunno if its just me or if the NSBM side of things is more inclined towards ambient sideprojects.

bomblol
Jul 17, 2009

my first crapatar


Out of curiosity, what are people's listening habits when it comes to ambient? I have a bunch myself but have no idea if my usage case is typical, although I'm guessing it is. I almost never just sit around and listen to it, or listen to it walking to work or in the car like with other music. Typically I put it on if I'm studying or programming, taking a nap, or the occasional trip.

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SineRider
Oct 10, 2012

Come on die young


Ninja fetus posted:

You might like The humble bee.

Thank you! Loving the two links you left, hits the spot. Will check out more for sure

Four-Twenty posted:

Basically everything on 12k.

I've listened to Chihei Hatakeyama awhile back but forgot about his music, thanks for the reminder! Will check out 12k stuff too.

Here are some ambient tunes I've been digging lately:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SB_YxfXl9Ck
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dd6tmwa01tQ

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