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This is kind of the opposite of Wyndham Earle's synthy horror thread. Tonight I have been playing Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld by The Orb, which remains as pretty, funny, careless and evocative as the first day I heard it. Afterwards I put on Chill Out by the KLF, and then....nothing. Stumped. What else should I own in this vein? These are pretty, um, 'canonical' after all.

Oh - this vein = ambient records that are sentimental, that you can go to sleep to or get lost in, but that are paradoxically full of charming individual moments. Lots of great samples would be a plus, ha!

I do have a bit of other ambient - mostly not on CD which is one reason I can't put it on - but I'm not going to start listing the CDs I rejected cos it might limit your choices.

Tom, Thursday, 24 January 2002 01:00 (twenty years ago) link

There's a young man by the name of Richard James who I hear is quite promising.

Moving beyond the 'duh, Eno' factor -- Lull and Thomas Koner are both very good if not exactly merry.

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 24 January 2002 01:00 (twenty years ago) link

Actually I will start talking about the CDs I rejected - no isolationism or dark ambient or drone stuff, please, not cos its bad but cos I have enough and am rarely in the mood to get more. (Sorry Ned!).

Tom, Thursday, 24 January 2002 01:00 (twenty years ago) link

I happen to quite like Zeit and Phaedra by Tangerine Dream, but I may be alone on that.

Melissa W, Thursday, 24 January 2002 01:00 (twenty years ago) link

certain tracks by Lexaunculpt. "Keep Drowning Chum" is a first class train to ambiantville.

chippy, Thursday, 24 January 2002 01:00 (twenty years ago) link

Sorry Ned!

WELL. Hm...weird as it may sound, you could almost call His Name is Alive's second album ambient. Then again, there's always Vangelis.

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 24 January 2002 01:00 (twenty years ago) link

mike ink/wolfgang voigt "gas" project is very nice .Zauberberg,Oktember & Köenigsforst in particular. Pop gets the 4 1/2star rating on amg,but i thought it was the weaker of his five releases under this name.

william, Thursday, 24 January 2002 01:00 (twenty years ago) link

Labradford - _E Luxo So_

Dan Perry, Thursday, 24 January 2002 01:00 (twenty years ago) link

I'm actually particularly interested in records that *do* the kind of things I'm talking about but which you wouldn't call ambient.

Tom, Thursday, 24 January 2002 01:00 (twenty years ago) link

yah yah, lexaunculpt man, lexaunculpt.

chaki, Thursday, 24 January 2002 01:00 (twenty years ago) link

Labradford - _E Luxo So_

Ah, bless you, Dan, of course. Mi Media Naranja also does the business, as does a fair amount of Stars of the Lid.

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 24 January 2002 01:00 (twenty years ago) link

you can't beat chill out, although klf did space as well, which comes fairly close. i like to get mellow to isan. (not as many samples, but plenty of beeps)

dbini, Thursday, 24 January 2002 01:00 (twenty years ago) link

Robert Leiner - visions of the past, is a sublime ambient album Robert Leiner - Bio - it has depth, variety of tempos and is definately one of the finest electronic albums of the 90s.

DJ Martian, Thursday, 24 January 2002 01:00 (twenty years ago) link

Great call on 'Mi Media Naranja.' Also, maybe 'Zuckerzeit' by Cluster? Very pretty stuff... Also 'Cluster and Eno' perhaps.

Clarke B., Thursday, 24 January 2002 01:00 (twenty years ago) link

Yeah, those two Labradford albums are perfect for this. Although there's a point in E Luxo So - no idea what track, the piano- led one - where it suddenly sounds like a drumkit falls down a flight of stairs.

Aix Em Klemm, p'rhaps? (Is this a collaboration between someone from Labradford and someone from Stars of the Lid or did I dream that?) Less drone-y/more interesting than SOTL.

clive, Thursday, 24 January 2002 01:00 (twenty years ago) link

Just picked up something you may find suitable: Motorlab #3 features Barry Adamson and Pan Sonic composing for a choir + electronics, and there is one piece by them, and then the same piece "remixed" by Hafler Trio. Listened once, and it sounds great.

I'll also second Melissa's recommendation for Tangerine Dream's Phaedra.

Sean Carruthers, Thursday, 24 January 2002 01:00 (twenty years ago) link

I'm just gonna guess Cocteau Twin's "Victorialand" is one of the ones you rejected. Otherwise..

  • Gavin Bryars "The Sinking of the Titanic" (granted, it's quite Enoistic)
  • Hochenkeit "omu4h 4aholab/400 Boys" (though it's more on the dreamy eastern sounding krautrock tip)

I could go into a whole realm of spacey, weird ambience a la Hash Jar Tempo, Bugskull, and more.. but I'm reluctant in fear of effigies of me stamped "ROCKIST" being burned.

Brian MacDonald, Thursday, 24 January 2002 01:00 (twenty years ago) link

What rockist answers! ;-) (Admin: please note wink).

Tom, try: Ultramarine's Every Man & Woman Is A Star, if you haven't already. Also obviously: The Beloved's "The Sun Rising".

For blissful undulating ambience, there's Global Communication's 76 14 and Dettinger's Intershop. I'm currently listening to Miss Dinky's Melodias Venenosas which is quite charming rippling-but-dinky ambient synth pieces, but I'm not quite sure if I'd recommend it unreservedly yet.

As for the spacy wacky samples... that's trickier. Arguably this tendency in Orb and KLF is more a nod towards the contemporary Acid House/DJ Records boom rather than something that is inherent to much ambient. So I could see, say, early 808 State fitting the bill, but they were only ambient in fits and bursts ("Sunrise" is great though).

Tim, Thursday, 24 January 2002 01:00 (twenty years ago) link

i told you this already tom, but kompakt all the way. the two pop ambient collections and in moll by that markus somebody i mentioned earlier that i'm too lazy to dig the record out now.

jess, Thursday, 24 January 2002 01:00 (twenty years ago) link

three cheers for Gas - Pop! its such a chill album. def. one of my favorites to fall alseep to.

Brock K, Thursday, 24 January 2002 01:00 (twenty years ago) link

melissa is right on with the TD suggestion. This is an unoriginal choice I'm making here, but the album I keep coming back to is Selected Ambient Works v.2, aphex twin. of course selected ambient works 85-92 isn't too bad either......

patrick, Thursday, 24 January 2002 01:00 (twenty years ago) link

Sweet Trip Halica, part of Darla's Bliss-Out series. Unlike others in the series, it's a full-length. And come to think of it, I should dash over to that wordless vocal thread, cause Halica has them and they're absolutely divine.

Curt, Thursday, 24 January 2002 01:00 (twenty years ago) link

Tetsuo Inoue - World Receiver

Tracer Hand, Friday, 25 January 2002 01:00 (twenty years ago) link

Cluster - Sowieso and that Rhythm & Sound compilation, if you don't get lost in that last 15 minute track your name might as well be Theseus. ;)

Omar, Friday, 25 January 2002 01:00 (twenty years ago) link

Tang. Dream solo albums! - Klaus Schultze 'Trancefer' is a good one

michael, Friday, 25 January 2002 01:00 (twenty years ago) link

Tom's making it tough here. Ambient but not ambient. But we all love a challenge..;-) It seems like you're looking for something light, fun, pleasant but not too new agey. This rules out all Gas 'cept for Pop, which only gets dark at the end (and which you really should hear.) Thinking about this meade me realize how much ambient stuff I listen to has a darker flavor. Anyway, a few off the top of my head:

Susumu Yokota - Sakura or Grinning Cat (definitely fits in w/ your request for something "sentimental", and I think you'll like the variety.)
Mouse on Mars - Vulvaland
Oval - 94diskont ("Do While" seems like it could be what you're looking for)

Mark, Friday, 25 January 2002 01:00 (twenty years ago) link

Luomo, Vocalcity

M. Matos, Friday, 25 January 2002 01:00 (twenty years ago) link

Luomo, Vocalcity

I need to hear this.

Mark, Friday, 25 January 2002 01:00 (twenty years ago) link

Well the original question is a bit tougher than I thought it might be. Cos as I was saying to Jess last night, Chill Out is seen as this great seminal record but in fact almost nothing sounds much like it.

Tom, Friday, 25 January 2002 01:00 (twenty years ago) link

maybe what we need to look into then are actual field recordings...i think i have my research project for the rest of the day.

jess, Friday, 25 January 2002 01:00 (twenty years ago) link

I've never heard Chill Out (something I've been looking for used for years...all I ever find is many copies of White Room.) What's it sound like?

Mark, Friday, 25 January 2002 01:00 (twenty years ago) link

tom and i sort of both happened upon the field recording aspect at the same time, and it really does. conceived (although it's really to lazy to be conceptual, although everything they did was conceptual) as a "travelogue" it's sort of like an extra horizontal, americana version of "the orb's adventures beyond the ultraworld" replacing the cosmic-ness with unmanipulated samples of elvis songs, etc. it's pretty damn unique.

jess, Friday, 25 January 2002 01:00 (twenty years ago) link

really too lazy, of course.

jess, Friday, 25 January 2002 01:00 (twenty years ago) link

It's basically meant to be a drive at night across some part of America (might be an imaginary America), drifting in and out of consciousness with the radio on. There's a great bit where it goes into a bit of Last Train To Transcentral, giving the impression that the whole album is a dream one of the other KLF records is having.

Tom, Friday, 25 January 2002 01:00 (twenty years ago) link

I read some article about it, possibly written by someone here, I'm not sure and it sounded like the best album ever. I will have it.

Ronan, Friday, 25 January 2002 01:00 (twenty years ago) link

How timely, just bought Chill Out this week, it miraculously escaped purchase through the years. Anyways, it is pretty unique. The thing I found a bit touching was how positive it sounded. It really feels naive in that "Acieed Culture is going to change things" sorta way.

Omar, Friday, 25 January 2002 01:00 (twenty years ago) link

That's what I like about it too Omar and kind of the point of this thread. It's such a cop-out making 'dark' records, don't you think?

Tom, Friday, 25 January 2002 01:00 (twenty years ago) link

It's such a cop-out making 'dark' records, don't you think?

a cop out only in that it's easier than making some positive. but come on tom, you gotta agree dance tends to get good when it goes a little dark. not all the time, but...

jess, Friday, 25 January 2002 01:00 (twenty years ago) link

I'm just following my whim of the day. I'd try being a candy raver but I don't really have the waistline.

I do think certainly in the field of 'ambience' you find 'darkness' getting a little overdone - this is surely down to the subconscious need to differentiate it from new age heh.

Tom, Friday, 25 January 2002 01:00 (twenty years ago) link

Obviously Boards of Canada Tom, though I know you don't like them. In the AMG they are filed under ambient techno whereas the Orb and KLF are filed under ambient house but who cares. "Everything You Do Is a Balloon" is a wonderful piece of music to doze and dream to. One of the few tracks I know I'd like to put on repeat and fall asleep to. I have not yet listened to the whole of "Music Has the Right to Children", but what I have heard was good. The difference between BoC and the Orb is definitely that the Orb's music is more trance-like whereas BoC is warmer (the stuff I have listened to at least is). There are lots of samples in BoC's music. Maybe "Geogadii", the new one to come out soon is for you Tom.

alex in mainhattan, Friday, 25 January 2002 01:00 (twenty years ago) link

It's such a cop-out making 'dark' records, don't you think?

Maybe. The thing that always struck me in regards Eno's On Land is how dark it sounds, whereas I was expecting something more light/happy since these were supposed to be memories of childhood places. It probably is, as Jess says, harder to make something positive (just can come up with some of these Boards of Canada minatures like 'Olson' as an example, arguably some tracks on SAW 85- 92).

Omar, Friday, 25 January 2002 01:00 (twenty years ago) link

I think it’s the combination of "positive" and "good" ambient music that makes it tough. Think of how many soothing new age records are floating around (I am fascinated by the ambient/new age connection, & how the borders are much more porous than experimental electronic producers would like you to believe. There's a good article in there somewhere.)

Mark, Friday, 25 January 2002 01:00 (twenty years ago) link

bernhardt gunther is great in an uneasy not quite sure what emotional message is being conveyed. i like the later stuff better where it's more tonal and the sounds are actually sourced from instruments. beatless - it should be borne in mind, but kinda like what i expected morton feldman to sound like before i heard his stuff. ie traces of classical rhetoric are GONE. crossing the river(night music); time, dreaming itself ; and brown on blue (or vice versa - cannae remember) (for mark rothko) are super special nothingness - recommended by me (dubious?)

bob snoom, Friday, 25 January 2002 01:00 (twenty years ago) link

Markus Guentner, Jess. And yes, it's fantastic.

Maybe "Bola- Soup"?

Todd Burns, Friday, 25 January 2002 01:00 (twenty years ago) link

I think 'Orbvs Terrarvm' is underrated.

Mind Taker, Friday, 25 January 2002 01:00 (twenty years ago) link

Modulations and Transformations 4 on Mille Plateaux is my favorite one of all their overblown comps. Ambient but with lots of surprises.

David Toop's Screen Ceremonies is good for when you want to feel like you're watching a sadistic ritual involving monkeys in the rainforest.

Also like Lamonte Young's Well-Tuned Piano and Morton Feldman's For Samuel Beckett lately, they're kind of ambient...

Miles Davis, He Loved Him Madly.

I always thought Systemische was Oval's best album. 94 Diskont is almost all one track, and it's kind of boring after a while.

Just the very words Chill Out bring on flashbacks...

Ben Williams, Friday, 25 January 2002 01:00 (twenty years ago) link

PS Blissful ambient got old real fast, believe me.

Ben Williams, Friday, 25 January 2002 01:00 (twenty years ago) link

I can't imagine "World Receiver" being made without "Chillout" as an example. Music and field recordings together like transparencies. But if "Chill Out" is a drive across America, "World Receiver" is a train under the sea, running from freight depots in Sweden to caves under the Brazilian jungle, to a dirty bit of sidewalk in Hong Kong, and you're sort of deliberately letting your attention wander from thing to thing. Get it Tom.

Inoue's also written a piece called "Waterloo Station" that supposedly interpreted architectural drawings of the station as musick?? Has anyone heard this?

Tracer hand, Friday, 25 January 2002 01:00 (twenty years ago) link

I like Inoue's work with Atom Heart, esp. Datacide's Flowerhead, better than any of his solo stuff that I've heard. Flowerhead is just gorgeous, especially at low volume levels -- though there's a ton of stuff going on that you can only fully hear when you turn it up, it still feels full and intriguing at quiet volume. A very rich album -- when I first got it, I think I listened to it almost every night for about 2-3 months, without getting tired of it at all.

Phil, Friday, 25 January 2002 01:00 (twenty years ago) link

Somebody's already mentioned it, but Victorialand by the Cocteau Twins has got to be one of the all time great "ambient" albums. I would also recommend "Strange Cargo III" by William Orbit and "Journey into Sacchinanada" by Alice Coltrane (although this gets a bit frenetic in parts).

justin case, Friday, 25 January 2002 01:00 (twenty years ago) link

yeah, Low Light did that great “Resonant Spaces” mix a while ago that I truly loved, should check in there more often

― broccoli rabe thomas (the table is the table)

lol, he even stole our title!

https://www.mixcloud.com/DublinDigitalRadio/no-place-like-drone-061217/

droid, Thursday, 23 June 2022 12:05 (three months ago) link

Seems like a fight I'm not interested in having, though thanks for bringing it to our attention!

broccoli rabe thomas (the table is the table), Thursday, 23 June 2022 14:46 (three months ago) link

Re lowlight mixes: I Fell Asleep at my Desk Making This Mix, Drowsy and Slow & Sleepy are some of my goto mixes for nighttime listening

groovypanda, Thursday, 23 June 2022 15:06 (three months ago) link

Seems like a fight I'm not interested in having, though thanks for bringing it to our attention!

No fight here, just the first time Ive seen this and am somewhat surprised by the similarities.

droid, Thursday, 23 June 2022 15:15 (three months ago) link

_Seems like a fight I'm not interested in having, though thanks for bringing it to our attention!_

No fight here, just the first time Ive seen this and am somewhat surprised by the similarities.


I was, too! A little uncanny, rather a shame if the LL person knew about your group’s stuff and didn’t mention it.

broccoli rabe thomas (the table is the table), Thursday, 23 June 2022 21:19 (three months ago) link

We follow each other on twitter and have had some minor interactions. Im sure, at worst it was an unconscious error.

droid, Friday, 24 June 2022 11:29 (three months ago) link

One thing I remember is that they did a Krautrock mix a while back, but iTunes wasn't happy with the name:
https://i.imgur.com/CTZypvY.jpg

Off the top of my head the favourite mix of all is "Mental Medication", for the opening track, which is a subtle piano piece that - like the two examples above - chunters on for ages, going nowhere, but it's mesmerising:
https://sonmi451.bandcamp.com/album/angel-ep

The podcast also introduced me to Grouper, who I had completely missed. The song was "She Loves Me That Way":
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_shjVPzb6eY

Between the two of them they also rekindled my CD collection, because there's a clutch of ambient records from the 1990s that were only released on CD and aren't available on streaming platforms, besides which I wanted physical copies. Albeit that they're mostly compilations that I could assemble otherwise. A Storm of Drones, some stuff by Andrew Chalk, The Planet Sleeps, Lights in a Fat City - terrible name, unappealing concept (ambient didgeridoo, yuck), but the results are great - and Tom Heasley, who played ambient tuba and was part of Pauline Oliveros' Deep Listening project.

Actual physical CDs. I finally picked up a copy of Paul Schutze's Apart, years after seeing it in used record bins. It was part of Virgin's "Brief History of Ambient" series, which was also only released on CD, because it was the 1990s.

On a tangent there's a video game called NaissanceE that uses a lot of ambient music in the soundtrack, including some from Oliveros, and also Patricia Dallio, one of the members of a band called Art Zoyd, who I had never heard of. She has a Youtube channel:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52ack20OaO0

It's one of the few games that has a smell - dusty, processed, air conditioned air.

Ashley Pomeroy, Friday, 24 June 2022 21:20 (three months ago) link

A Storm of Drones, some stuff by Andrew Chalk, The Planet Sleeps, Lights in a Fat City - terrible name, unappealing concept (ambient didgeridoo, yuck), but the results are great - and Tom Heasley, who played ambient tuba and was part of Pauline Oliveros' Deep Listening project.

yo shoutouts to all of these!

thinkmanship (sleeve), Friday, 24 June 2022 21:23 (three months ago) link

like with the last huerco s., the idm beats are what keep me coming back. both have a bit of an early autechre feel.

More of a seefeel type buzz with this lovely specimen.

https://billowobservatory.bandcamp.com/album/stareside

droid, Monday, 27 June 2022 11:11 (three months ago) link

yeh this record rules

nxd, Monday, 27 June 2022 21:58 (three months ago) link

yeah that’s the ticket

(⊙_⊙?) (original bgm), Tuesday, 28 June 2022 02:12 (three months ago) link

Friend released these lovely, extremely lengthy homemade tape loops of meditative synth music. Really good, would probably like even if he wasn't a friend, but yeah, nice stuff.

https://butera.bandcamp.com/album/memorandum-cassettes-vol-1

broccoli rabe thomas (the table is the table), Thursday, 30 June 2022 15:35 (three months ago) link

i don't listen to much dark ambient but this album is very cool

https://civilistjavel.bandcamp.com/album/j-rnn-tter

karl...arlk...rlka...lkar..., Thursday, 7 July 2022 16:53 (two months ago) link

two weeks pass...

Apologies for the self-promo, but on Thursday I did the first episode of what I'm planning as a weekly live show on Mixcloud. Not solely ambient (a bit of techno/IDM/jazz in there too) but a lot of deep moods that you may appreciate!
Archive is up here: https://www.mixcloud.com/wildambitions/wild-ambitions-episode-1-20-july-2022/

bamboohouses, Friday, 22 July 2022 19:03 (two months ago) link

nice dude! sounds great.

Swen, Saturday, 23 July 2022 07:32 (two months ago) link

Thoroughly enjoyed this, bamboohouses. Nice one.

Shard-borne Beatles with their drowsy hums (Chinaski), Sunday, 24 July 2022 21:46 (two months ago) link

Aah thanks so much for listening! Glad you enjoyed it.

bamboohouses, Monday, 25 July 2022 08:54 (two months ago) link

yeah i definitely listened to the whole thing, real relaxing.

Swen, Monday, 25 July 2022 13:21 (two months ago) link

Bandcamp link for July's enticing ambient scents here:

https://buymusic.club/list/noplace_drone-npld-ddr-jul-130722-open-your-third-nostril

droid, Monday, 25 July 2022 14:00 (two months ago) link

Friend gifted me the new David Cordero, _And Stillness Came_: https://polarseasrecordings.bandcamp.com/album/and-stillness-came I hadn't heard of him before. Lovely ebb & flow washes, which led me to his catalog. Found 2012's _Emma_ and 2011's _0_ equally calming/meditative/pacific, so will be doing some additional purchases.

At least with a few recent finds, the artist and their label(sO can get intermingled, so not all the artist's releases are seen under their individual Bandcamp "music" tab. Makes for some good additional listening discoveries.

the body of a spider... (scampering alpaca), Monday, 25 July 2022 15:35 (two months ago) link

label(s)

the body of a spider... (scampering alpaca), Monday, 25 July 2022 15:35 (two months ago) link

Inoyama Land - Commissions 1977-2000

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y7crn4lVhwM

some of the most beautiful ambient stuff I've ever heard. at least for those of us who used to play Game Boy under the covers. they have an album called Danzindan-Pojidon which is fairly popular but I like this more.

frogbs, Friday, 29 July 2022 03:37 (two months ago) link

yeah, i picked that one up on a whim i while back and have thoroughly enjoyed it. i haven't listened to Danzindan-Pojidon, I gotta check that out!

Bruce Stingbean (Karl Malone), Friday, 29 July 2022 03:54 (two months ago) link

the clear vinyl makes it an absolutely gorgeous object. I don't wanna come off pretentious about this but I feel like clear vinyl should be reserved for albums which have a purity of soul to them. I love that Computer World is on clear (at least the version I have) but really don't like when rock bands do it for some reason. anyway it's perfect for this.

frogbs, Friday, 29 July 2022 04:20 (two months ago) link

The B side of medi-music (sleep relaxation) is pure bliss.

https://www.discogs.com/release/12648761-Inoyama-Land-Medi-Music-Series-Self-Control-Music-%E4%B8%8D%E7%9C%A0-Sleep-Relaxation

droid, Friday, 29 July 2022 10:56 (two months ago) link

I assume everyone is aware of Alanis Morissette's ambient record? In conjunction with the same meditation app company that did the Moby stuff.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LqPXqTQhfm4

<i>during the the last while within the pandemic i felt very inspired to
write and remain connected (didn’t always work. and when it didn’t, it felt like a unique torture).

all i knew was that i wanted to write a record that would offer something. and throughout the process of creating it with dave harrington, —beautifully and mercifully—it became its own multi-layered life raft during a time where i felt like i might disappear and float away.

this album is filled with what i hope might be a safe invitation to and compatriot in your/our dropping in ….

i offer this first song and the entire record to match and be available for any junctures on your personal journey ❤️

whether it be relaxation or resting or releasing or emboldening or sweaty wildness or embodying or empowering or clarifying. may it serve as a catalyst, a soothing, a glimpse of awakening. an honoring. an objectivity. a wordless partner in healing. a place to land. inquire. breathe. notice. one in which you are held. in your lying down and jumping up.
your movement, your numbness or your feelings… any of them… anger or clearing… sadness, grief, joy … fear, all. are. welcome.

may this music serve as a friend in the thawing.
a permission to feel and
explore while feeling connected. and
supported.</i>

And thus ends the golden decade of ambient music.

droid, Friday, 29 July 2022 10:59 (two months ago) link

interesting, Dave Harrington is great

that specific track seems a bit busy though

corrs unplugged, Friday, 29 July 2022 11:20 (two months ago) link

Oh, it's mostly awful ethnic new age like a million things before it. If she'd kept the percussion out of it, it would have passed for milquetoast ambient.

droid, Friday, 29 July 2022 11:50 (two months ago) link

interesting haha

Swen, Thursday, 11 August 2022 16:40 (one month ago) link

fwiw i like the ambient record that Devendra and another guy did last year— nothing groundbreaking but pleasant enough

broccoli rabe thomas (the table is the table), Thursday, 11 August 2022 21:54 (one month ago) link

Our August show is now up here: https://www.mixcloud.com/DublinDigitalRadio/ddr-show-100822-jagged-little-sleeping-pill/

With links to buy most of the music featured here: https://buymusic.club/list/noplace_drone-npld-drr-100822-jagged-little-sleeping-pill

droid, Thursday, 25 August 2022 15:25 (one month ago) link

that T.R. Jordan Dwell Time album is excellent

brimstead, Thursday, 25 August 2022 15:29 (one month ago) link

Contender for album of the year.

droid, Thursday, 25 August 2022 16:29 (one month ago) link

Shit, this T.R. Jordan album is wonderful.

Shard-borne Beatles with their drowsy hums (Chinaski), Saturday, 27 August 2022 10:30 (one month ago) link

This is a wonderful bit of '95 ambience. From the excellent Instinct Ambient label which I think Taylor Dupree was involved with.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bA9eoAWuT-w

droid, Wednesday, 31 August 2022 13:48 (one month ago) link

This is lovely, cheers. I've been listening to Shaikh's Drift a lot recently, an album he did with Tim Floyd in 1996.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=enHD4L4qZng

It's also on Spotify if that's your thing.

https://open.spotify.com/album/1ZP8ZRPWDYfj6aGWtJua11?si=H4Ec9oDfRYOUbhYEU9UZWg

Shard-borne Beatles with their drowsy hums (Chinaski), Wednesday, 31 August 2022 15:15 (one month ago) link

It's on Bandcamp as name your price, actually. Big recommend.

https://sonicturtle.bandcamp.com/album/drift

Shard-borne Beatles with their drowsy hums (Chinaski), Wednesday, 31 August 2022 15:16 (one month ago) link

Nice, thank you.

droid, Wednesday, 31 August 2022 16:06 (one month ago) link

We've been delving deeper into 90s US ambient. I have a bunch of stuff on this label but never investigated it fully. There's some heavy releases in there.

https://www.discogs.com/label/1022-Hypnos

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

droid, Thursday, 1 September 2022 11:15 (one month ago) link

Journey to the Sun was "the second release from interchill's global ambient spectrum series. originally released by instinct records in 1996"

I'm not super familiar with what happened after about '01 but Interchill in the mid-late 90s was like a playful burbling stream in a forest of magical ambient and downtempo

sorry

death generator (lukas), Thursday, 1 September 2022 16:28 (one month ago) link

https://linkco.re/pr1Zyx7B?lang=en

lying by a swimming pool on holiday right now and this record is going down very easy indeed. eleven quite short and simple pieces of very light, twinkly ambience, nice splashes of piano

weaselly diesel, Saturday, 10 September 2022 15:43 (three weeks ago) link

Very nice, quite Buddesque. He's consistently good that guy

This is lovely. Only £3 for the full album as well

<url>https://neotantra.bandcamp.com/album/figments-of-wonder<;/url>

droid, Wednesday, 14 September 2022 11:14 (two weeks ago) link

Gah, sorry, my fingers default to HTML.

https://neotantra.bandcamp.com/album/figments-of-wonder

droid, Wednesday, 14 September 2022 11:14 (two weeks ago) link

how is the new sarah davachi

LaMDA barry-stanners (||||||||), Monday, 19 September 2022 20:41 (one week ago) link

Pretty and baroque.

droid, Tuesday, 20 September 2022 16:30 (one week ago) link

Never quite sure the best place to drop random ambient recommendations but keep meaning to so...

Peter Wright - An Angel Fell Where the Kestrels Hover. Kiwi guitar player, relocated to London. This album is a career highlight for me, especially this track: https://peterwright.bandcamp.com/track/london-is-drowning

Shard-borne Beatles with their drowsy hums (Chinaski), Thursday, 22 September 2022 19:38 (one week ago) link

don’t mind all the different ambient threads, like visiting different islands that get rained on different times of the year

brimstead, Friday, 23 September 2022 00:47 (one week ago) link

Nice on on the Peter Wright. I really loved lights out, but never really delved into him.

https://peterwright.bandcamp.com/album/lights-out

droid, Monday, 26 September 2022 10:58 (six days ago) link


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