can a noise dude recommend some AMBIENT

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no. is it as good as Messa di Orfeo?

ferzaffe (flezaffe), Monday, 17 July 2006 21:04 (thirteen years ago) link

I need to hear both of those

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milton parker (Jon L), Tuesday, 18 July 2006 05:57 (thirteen years ago) link

ill, son

this too

and this too

the fuckablity of late picasso (vahid), Tuesday, 18 July 2006 07:27 (thirteen years ago) link

TOMBOT (TOMBOT), Tuesday, 18 July 2006 12:41 (thirteen years ago) link

whatever as long as it uses S&H LFOSHAPE


TOMBOT (TOMBOT), Tuesday, 18 July 2006 12:43 (thirteen years ago) link

plug in an omni mic to sample yr apartments room tone and mix that in with the sample rate reducer. type "mastered by frank at the hudplex" or something on your cover, make sure the font is sans serif! sit back relax and wait for that phone call from the discovery channel.

TOMBOT (TOMBOT), Tuesday, 18 July 2006 12:47 (thirteen years ago) link

don't ever forget that a snaredrum preset run through 100% wet reverb, overcompressed to hell and back and then resampled at 3.6khz sounds so fucking amazing that you should play it over and over again for at least a minute at the beginning of every session

TOMBOT (TOMBOT), Tuesday, 18 July 2006 12:51 (thirteen years ago) link

I seriously can't believe people like that Gas record

TOMBOT (TOMBOT), Tuesday, 18 July 2006 13:08 (thirteen years ago) link

i also enjoy records made by people who know a few chords on an electric guitar

david allen grier (dubplatestyle), Tuesday, 18 July 2006 13:09 (thirteen years ago) link

it's a crazy world

david allen grier (dubplatestyle), Tuesday, 18 July 2006 13:10 (thirteen years ago) link

"I was struck immediately with the essence of the piano pieces,
as if Akira's treatments had focused rather than distorting,
had distilled rather than fermenting, the vitality between the notes."
- Joshua Maremont

TOMBOT (TOMBOT), Tuesday, 18 July 2006 13:19 (thirteen years ago) link

jess do you ever think about how mongoloids are happier than you and me? thanks

TOMBOT (TOMBOT), Tuesday, 18 July 2006 13:23 (thirteen years ago) link

cursed with knowledge, dude

david allen grier (dubplatestyle), Tuesday, 18 July 2006 13:25 (thirteen years ago) link

TOMBOT: "my kid can make better paintings than that"

plz to contain pointless anger to DC threads

lmaoborghini (eman), Tuesday, 18 July 2006 13:29 (thirteen years ago) link

wow, i'm an idiot
i should post on ILM

there's a palpable difference between wolfgang voigt being lazy (gas) and burger/ink: las vegas

the main difference being laziness, which tends to plague a lot of ambient music. just because it doesn't have beats and lyrics doesn't mean you can get away with being boring on purpose, or that all concepts hold water (TOMBOT: granular synthesis ate my balls, coming out in 2007)

TOMBOT (TOMBOT), Tuesday, 18 July 2006 14:27 (thirteen years ago) link

excellent mod edit

TOMBOT (TOMBOT), Tuesday, 18 July 2006 14:50 (thirteen years ago) link

it was either that or a lock, but since i agree w/ your overall point (just not your specific example) i went easy on ya.

kinda wish i still had my copy of 'las vegas'

lmaoborghini (eman), Tuesday, 18 July 2006 17:07 (thirteen years ago) link

jean francois laporte - mantra
elian radigue - kouma
stuart dempster - in the great abbey of clement vi
stuart dempster - underground overlays from the cistern chapel
elian radique - e=a=b=a+b
53 american bird songs and calls
the tiki gardens
mechanical music treasury
edward elgar - dream of gerontius
alvin lucier - bird and person dyning

-- (688), Tuesday, 18 July 2006 17:24 (thirteen years ago) link

ultimate ambient lp has to be this though

-- (688), Tuesday, 18 July 2006 17:26 (thirteen years ago) link

oh hi gareth

what's that silva lp like

milton parker (Jon L), Tuesday, 18 July 2006 17:36 (thirteen years ago) link

it sounds like 50 piano concerto records and 100 coltrane records played at the same time.

the fuckablity of late picasso (vahid), Tuesday, 18 July 2006 18:47 (thirteen years ago) link

I ordered a copy

confucious rapidshared the one good hykes record, which is easily found at amazon, but still. he also has the 90's Eno CDRs -- worth hearing if you're a fan, though not as good as the earliers

milton parker (Jon L), Tuesday, 18 July 2006 19:04 (thirteen years ago) link

not really ambient but i really need to get charlemagne palestine's "strumming music"

lmaoborghini (eman), Tuesday, 18 July 2006 19:07 (thirteen years ago) link

there is not enough ironical retro-cred given to FSOL. Lifeforms might be the blueprint for most of the worlds' evil these days but it has moments!

also there need to be more ambient albums made with the dialogue from cable tv fishing shows

does BISK go on this thread or is he something else?
can we complain about namlook?

TOMBOT (TOMBOT), Tuesday, 18 July 2006 19:18 (thirteen years ago) link

tombot, if you think the Gas releases are lazy, meet Wolfgangs brother Reinhard

ferzaffe (flezaffe), Wednesday, 19 July 2006 08:48 (thirteen years ago) link

FSOL. Lifeforms

hmmm I was just gonna toss this -- been weeding my CD shelves this week --but maybe I should play it agin.

more ambient albums made with the dialogue from cable tv fishing shows


m coleman (lovebug starski), Wednesday, 19 July 2006 08:59 (thirteen years ago) link

man I been makin' fun of the voigt camp since back in IDMl days. don't act like I haven't spent $1000+ at in my lifetime, son.

TOMBOT (TOMBOT), Wednesday, 19 July 2006 19:55 (thirteen years ago) link

you front like you're over it but you're going to be wanting back some of those records you sold off, someday

though probably not the jake mandell

milton parker (Jon L), Wednesday, 19 July 2006 20:18 (thirteen years ago) link

one year passes...

come out tomorrow night
i and i will drop some new age bonerz

sanskrit, Wednesday, 14 November 2007 01:15 (twelve years ago) link

i refilled my prescription of ambient today!

bell_labs, Wednesday, 14 November 2007 01:28 (twelve years ago) link

nobody thought "voigt camp" was funny

El Tomboto, Wednesday, 14 November 2007 01:29 (twelve years ago) link

bob snoom pwnd this thread in one post

El Tomboto, Wednesday, 14 November 2007 01:33 (twelve years ago) link

invite that guy back

sanskrit, Wednesday, 14 November 2007 01:50 (twelve years ago) link

retire 1 replicant

Snop Snitchin, Wednesday, 14 November 2007 15:13 (twelve years ago) link

one year passes...

tim hecker

cutty, Saturday, 17 January 2009 19:26 (ten years ago) link

which ones? i have one called 'X Avant Festival, Toronto, Oct 25, 2008 bootleg'

eman, Saturday, 17 January 2009 19:44 (ten years ago) link

dmr, Saturday, 17 January 2009 19:52 (ten years ago) link

ooh he has a new one on kranky

dmr, Saturday, 17 January 2009 19:53 (ten years ago) link

chihei hatakeyama

Women can be captains too, you know? (jim), Saturday, 17 January 2009 19:58 (ten years ago) link

kranky 032 & 036 still unfuckwithable imo.

, Saturday, 17 January 2009 20:00 (ten years ago) link

i cant hate on any hecker album. they are all huge glacial slabs of beautiful digital ambience.

cutty, Saturday, 17 January 2009 20:36 (ten years ago) link

harmony in ultraviolet is a good place to start, the new one i'm just getting into

cutty, Saturday, 17 January 2009 20:37 (ten years ago) link

five months pass...

what's that?

ramón gastro (omar little), Friday, 19 June 2009 17:26 (ten years ago) link

expo '70

am0n, Friday, 19 June 2009 18:23 (ten years ago) link

am0n, Friday, 19 June 2009 18:24 (ten years ago) link

Dudes are from Kansas City!

Trip Maker, Friday, 19 June 2009 18:25 (ten years ago) link

Thought you'd like that lill nugget ZS! :) You too, Evan.

Perhaps it's time for a Japanese ambient/environmental thread? There is just so much out there, and on here it's mostly scattered across a multitude of threads all over the board. #JapaneseAmbientAssemble!

Bookmarkin’ so hard

calstars, Wednesday, 17 July 2019 22:13 (four months ago) link

i would be totally into that thread but i would be 99% in learning mode, not contributing new stuff so much. i know very little of this stuff, but i'm super into the handful of things that i do have. :)

Karl Malone, Wednesday, 17 July 2019 22:18 (four months ago) link

Bless you guys <3

It's official: I am going to start that thread. Not tonight, but in the next week. But I *will* do it. Japanese ambient is, by far, the 'genre' I feel most at home and at peace with myself with. I'm obsessed with it, even though I get frustrated by the more I know about it, the less I know about it. I'm just as much, if not more, in learning mode than you are Z! But we'll make it work. We'll make it a listening club thing. I'll try and woo and charm ilx user and connoisseur supreme MaresNest for expert guidance. It will be tranquil and beautiful. FP me if I haven't started the thread by next week!

(Calstars: extremely (though not that extremely off topic, but you need to know this): It was you who put me onto C4tSyst3mC0rp's "P4lm M4ll", over on some vaporwave thread, last year. Through a truly *bizarre* and wholly random chain of events (I cannot stress this enough) I recently learned that dude lives within 7 miles of me! He keeps his guard up - and rightly so - but I'm pitching a story about him, interviewing him for a big publication, next week. Googleproofed him because he doesn't it yet ;) But I had to tell you this <3 ).

Le Bateau Ivre, Wednesday, 17 July 2019 22:44 (four months ago) link

*guard down

Le Bateau Ivre, Wednesday, 17 July 2019 22:45 (four months ago) link

dude is on Insta and just posted photos of his trip to Scandinavia or some sh1t so not sure how much he keeps his guard up. But yeah palm mall. Pretty cool

calstars, Wednesday, 17 July 2019 23:35 (four months ago) link

Guard down meant more in a "wow this nu-vaporwave-legernd has quite the pedestrian job outside of his music" kind of way, but good for him and I'm on it iirc

Le Bateau Ivre, Wednesday, 17 July 2019 23:42 (four months ago) link

Will definitely bookmark a Japanese ambient/new age thread. I hadn't read this yet when last night I got a bug to seek some out on Spotify and subscribed to a couple of pretty good huge playlists and listened for hours.

beard papa, Friday, 19 July 2019 17:12 (three months ago) link

cat system has a new one coming out next Fri with vwave capo di capi telepath

calstars, Saturday, 20 July 2019 17:48 (three months ago) link

two months pass...

just a head's up that the new Light in the Attic comp is out:
Kankyo Ongaku: Japanese Ambient, Environmental & New Age Music 1980-1990

just finished listening to this (the full version) and it's really nice. love comps like this where there's a lot of variety but you don't exactly feel like you're listening to a different artist on each track.

probably doesn't mean anything to you lot but it's currently bolded on RYM and has over 1,000 ratings, that's pretty significant for something that I imagine would've gathered zero attention five years ago

frogbs, Wednesday, 16 October 2019 18:40 (one month ago) link

two weeks pass...

daniel schmidt and the berkeley gamelan - In My Arms, Many Flowers

this is the ambient gamelan you have been craving

at home in the alternate future, (Karl Malone), Sunday, 3 November 2019 04:21 (two weeks ago) link

also, aki takahashi playing feldman's for bunita marcus

at home in the alternate future, (Karl Malone), Sunday, 3 November 2019 04:31 (two weeks ago) link

Daniel Schmidt In My Arms, Many Flowers Recital DL/LP While deeply learned and eminently serious, the American gamelan music documented on In My Arms, Many Flowers is somehow quintessentially Californian. A student of Javanese gamelan at California Institute of the Arts, Daniel Schmidt and some of his fellow travellers wanted to begin composing for the instrument in the early 1970s. As there was no authentic gamelan accessible, Schmidt determined to make his own, forging from aluminium instead of bronze, and putting together a group of players who had to be trained to play the new instruments as they were being developed. It was an experimental process, and the result was the Berkeley gamelan – the name referring to both the instrument and its attendant players – with which the four tracks presented here were recorded between 1978–92. Of building the first instruments, Schmidt simply said that they sought not perfection but “the general sound of gamelan”. “Our instrument designs and our compositions evolved hand in hand, and our products became increasingly idiosyncratic,” he writes in the sleevenotes. “I suppose American Gamelan was much like the rest of our country. Everyone did things their own way.” He did not compose in the traditional Javanese style, looking instead to the contemporary music that excited him, especially minimalism; and although he says that the music he created “is outside our Western experience for the most part”, it certainly seems of a piece not only with much 20th century avant garde composition, but perhaps even more so with the new age sounds that formed a background hum in the Golden State at the time. “And The Darkest Hour Is Just Before Dawn” opens with a cycling string samples, before the gamelan enters with a slow melody at first, then with phosphorescent bursts of ornamentation; on the percussive title track, the ringing of the gamelan is joined by the plaintive sound of a rebab, intended by Schmidt to signify a bird that “calls from far away”. “Ghosts” employs traditional gamelan techniques to produce rapid passages of interplay, too fast for a single player to execute; the final track “Faint Impressions” is a hypnotic study in layered overtones and decay. All four compositions are annotated extensively and rather esoterically by Schmidt, and unusual looking sheet music is also available: wayward scholarly trappings for a beautifully pure-spun product of the West Coast dreamtime. – Francis Gooding

at home in the alternate future, (Karl Malone), Sunday, 3 November 2019 05:17 (two weeks ago) link


at home in the alternate future, (Karl Malone), Sunday, 3 November 2019 05:18 (two weeks ago) link

looks like recital is also releasing something else by schmidt on the 15th:

at home in the alternate future, (Karl Malone), Sunday, 3 November 2019 05:24 (two weeks ago) link

that Schmidt record is indeed excellent, cosign

Book Doula (sleeve), Sunday, 3 November 2019 05:36 (two weeks ago) link

anyone familiar with Recital? i splurged and pre-ordered 2 LPs coming out on Nov 15 (Schmidt reissue + new Sean McCann, who runs the label). but there looks to be a lot of great stuff on the label, albeit pressed in small run (<1000K) pressings that are mostly sold out.

at home in the alternate future, (Karl Malone), Sunday, 3 November 2019 15:28 (two weeks ago) link

Karl have you heard Flux by Robert Turman? Long live ambient gamalan!

brimstead, Sunday, 3 November 2019 18:57 (two weeks ago) link

listening now!

at home in the alternate future, (Karl Malone), Sunday, 3 November 2019 19:10 (two weeks ago) link

homage to eno ambient series on the cover

at home in the alternate future, (Karl Malone), Sunday, 3 November 2019 19:11 (two weeks ago) link

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