Originally Posted by synaesthetic
My usual genres of choice are artsy post-metal and avant-garde metal, sludge, doom and drone, but I've been getting into ambient music recently. I don't know that many ambient artists who do strictly ambient, and that's a problem.
Some of these electronic musicians are super-prolific and produce a lot of stuff across a huge range of genres, and I'm really just looking for more ambient stuff to feed my brain.
I'm a big fan of Atrium Carceri ever since I heard his stuff, it's wonderful, and I've always loved Akira Yamaoka's work on the Silent Hill
games. But I don't have much of a reference point on this type of music--I know two huge metalheads who give me plenty of metal recommendations, but I really like ambient music.
I just wish I knew more artists!
Steve Roach is my favorite ambient artist. You can view his extensive discography (with free samples) here.
I recommend starting with his 2003 release (of which I have an autographed four-disc edition) Mystic Chords & Sacred Spaces.
It's funny that you mentioned Silent Hill because I was just discussing the soundtracks for Silent Hill 3 and 4 with someone else.
Edit: Can't believe I didn't notice this thread was published in 2008!
Edited by Music Alchemist - 8/12/14 at 5:08pm