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Ambient Music Thread Genre

Discussion in 'Music Forum' started by bedwettingcosmo, Jul 1, 2016.

  1. bedwettingcosmo

    i like bands who can't sing good Supporter

    if there is already a related thread, forgive and direct me.

    otherwise i'm looking for some good albums to sleep to. i sleep every night with headphones in since my wife snores and it stresses me out.

    pretty much lately just basinki's disintegration loops, hammock, and max richter.

    what else should i be checking out?
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  2. cwhit

    still emperor emo Prestigious

    jake jenkins listened to tim hecker on spotify
  3. Horrorca Jul 1, 2016
    (Last edited: Jul 1, 2016)


    Stars of the Lid is the obvious answer

    regardless of genre or intent, some of the most sublime and powerful music ever created

    besides that, well... there's a world out there:

    Eno's Music for Airports or Discreet Music are classics - leaning to the classical (and classic) side
    Aphex Twin - Selected Ambient Works Vol. 2 (composed while sleeping (lucid dreams!) for sleeping)
    Gas - Pop (for a beat)
    Biosphere - Substrata (a genre classic)
    Grouper is great for rainy evenings
    Susumu Yokota has very smooth stuff too
    Eluvium if you're into classical music
    Kevin Drumm - Imperial Distorion: a monument, an immense work of art - trance inducing (careful with the last track, it will wake you up); his noise shit is epic too
    Kyle Bobby Dunn for some Stars of the Lid worship

    and then there's the dronier/noisy side of things, don't know if you can sleep to this but I can

    Tim Hecker - Harmony In Ultraviolet is my fav from him
    Birchville Cat Motel - Beautiful Speck Triumph: his masterpiece - it drones and clacks and hisses but it is also beautiful
    Yellow Swans - Going Places: noise-ambient monster
    Belong - October Language: power ambient? kind of a more straight up Tim Hecker
    Ian William Craig - my favorite artist working today, regardless of genre - check everything, but A Turn of Breath is the best album I've heard in a long minute - looping of voices and drones, beautiful
    Rafael Anton Irisarri


    there's also Max Richter's Sleep, which is an 8 hr composition designed for sleeping - not really ambient, but really good for listening intently or sleeping

    there's so much stuff out there - tell me what you like and I can point you in the right direction

    EDIT because my spelling sucks
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  4. bedwettingcosmo

    i like bands who can't sing good Supporter

    thanks, i've been listening to sleep since it came out and it's absolutely unreal. also really liked gas's pop (forgot about that one). never liked stars of the lid but maybe i'll give it another try.

    definitely a lot of stuff here to check out. much appreciated
  5. Horrorca


    the last two SotL albums are in my top 10 works of art ever - do try getting into them, I swear they will heal your soul, when needed

    I love all things ambient/noise/drone, so feel free to ask whatever, I love talking about it

    finally, catch Basinski live if you get the chance - seriously deep
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  6. duffe

    I Want To Be There

    Jacaszek - Treny
    Deaf Center - Pale Ravine
    Leyland James Kirby - Sadly, the Future Is No Longer What It Was
    The Caretaker - An Empty Bliss Beyond This World
  7. cherrywaves


    The American Dollar is really good for that sort of thing
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  8. wisdomfordebris

    Moderator Moderator

    i like you.
  9. wisdomfordebris

    Moderator Moderator

    i'd also recommend julianna barwick. any of her albums should do.
  10. wisdomfordebris

    Moderator Moderator

    i think i'm getting a stars of the lid tattoo next week
  11. bedwettingcosmo

    i like bands who can't sing good Supporter

    im such an asshole for not mentioning this album. this is one of the greatest albums of all time. absolutely haunting
  12. Gjpeace

    Regular Supporter

    Great suggestions in here.

    The Caretaker, Gas, Stars of the Lid, Hecker . . . All some of my favorite albums ever. Will definitely follow up on everything else posted.
  13. Horrorca


    I've been thinking about doing so myslef for a long minute

    what would you get?
  14. wisdomfordebris

    Moderator Moderator

    Nothing too wild. Likely just the artwork for And Their Refinement...I'm meeting with an artist on Thursday to talk about it.
  15. Horrorca


    post some pics!!

    listened to some Sean McCann last night - amazing, everyone get to Ten Impressions
  16. Horrorca


  17. Gjpeace

    Regular Supporter

    So excited for that. A Turn of Breath is one of my favorite albums ever.
  18. Horrorca


    I know, right?

    let's be friends
  19. Haruni


    i really really enjoy that ian william craig album
  20. Horrorca


  21. wisdomfordebris

    Moderator Moderator

  22. wisdomfordebris

    Moderator Moderator

    Wow seriously this song is something else. I hope the rest of the album is as good.
  23. Horrorca


    ambient, drone, noise, tape-looping... all those genres are very closely related

    but yeah, IWC blowing minds yet again - easily my favorite active artists right now
  24. wisdomfordebris

    Moderator Moderator

    yeah no after track one it definitely sounds way more like what i expected and it's incredible so thank you.

    ugh I'm gonna have to go through this guy's disco.
  25. Horrorca


    happy you liked it - more people need to listen to/support Ian

    : )