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Would really appreciate some suggestions here! It is one of those genres which I keep coming back to even though I never really stay with it for too long when I do (if that makes any sense). My trouble with it is that either the music is rediculously abstract and hard to get into or just pure musical bliss that captures me instantly. In general what I have found is that I prefer the more dreamy, sublime spacey type stuff, the sort of music that seems to leave you day dreaming.

One slightly odd example would be the track "Live Forever" from the ambient cd of Hotel by Moby. This music is so simple but almost divine in nature, really makes my pulse drop a little every time I listen to it.

From what I've already listened to, here are some of the albums which I've really enjoyed and would categorise as having the dreamy ambient property I seek:

Aphex Twin - Selected Ambient Works II
Biosphere - Substrata 2
Brain Eno - Apollo: Atmospheres & Soundtracks
Sigur Rós - ( )
William Orbit - Strange Cargo To Hinterland
Ohm-g - Moments
Craig Armstrong - The Space Between Us
BT - This Binary Universe
Susumu Yokota - Sakura
Múm - Yesterday Was Dramatic - Today Is OK
Bent - Ariels

Not all are strictly ambient but in general have some sort of dreamy, spaced out vibe to them which is what I'm looking for really.

Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated!
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"Direct" - Vangelis
"Moon Safari" & "Premiers Symptomes" - Air
"Northern Exposure - Expedition" - Sasha & John Digweed
"Lonely Planet" - Soundtrack
"In Sides" - Orbital
post #3 of 128
Vidna Obmana -- The River of Appearance (piano, assorted percussion and electronics); Subteranean Collective (collection of rare pieces, with layers of new music added)

A Produce -- Reflect like a Mirror, Respond like an Echo (assorted ambient styles, from minimalistic chordwork to melodic pieces)

Al Gromer Khan -- Space Hotel (Indian-spiced ambient soundscapes)

About anything by Liquid Mind (e.g. Slow World) are done as aids for insomniacs. You may check out the duo 2002 if you want something more mainstream "new age" and melodic.
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Eluvium: Talk Amongst the Trees
post #5 of 128
Stars of the Lid...new album came out a few weeks ago, it's right up your alley.

Check out some of the other ambient Eno stuff as well. On Land is probably my favorite.

You might also like some of the so-called "space-music" that came out of the '70s Krautrock scene...stuff like Tangerine Dream, Cluster, Klaus Schulze...
post #6 of 128
Try Mike Oldfield's "Songs of Distant Earth".
post #7 of 128
Also check out Jean-Michel Jarre's "Metamorphoses", "Oxygen", or "Equinoxe".
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Old Brian Eno? Music for Airports and (Eno, Harold Budd, Daniel Lanois) The Pearl
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Amorphous Androgynous - Tales of Ephidrina
Future Sound of London - Lifeforms
Global Communication - 76:14
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Ive been getting into Copia by Emulium lately
post #11 of 128
front line assembly - millenium, hard wired, tactical neural implant. industrial that is spacy and ambient.
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Achillea, "The Nine Worlds" and "Amadas Estrellas"
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Cranes - Loved
Delerium - Karma
Enigma - The Screen Behind the Mirror
Dead Can Dance - The Serpent's Egg
Dargaard - In Nomine Aeternitatis
Moon Seven Times - 7=49
Ulver - Blood Inside
Tenhi - Väre
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Boards Of Canada - The Campfire Headphase
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Check out Martes from Murcof... one of my favorites.
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