Originally Posted by Kirnupiima
Thanks, will look into these. Deriderii Marginis I'm familiar with, Procession is a stunning piece.
We are all looking for the best tears, aren't we?
Edit: The downside with this kind of music is that it definitely is not for background listening. I just silently sat through Inade's Crackling of the Anonymous and made the mistake of pressing play for a Lustmord record. I will get absolutely nothing done tonight. Do you have any specific album recommendations btw if I may ask?
Of course you can ask, it's not even a question. Well, my digital (only) collection isn't very big at the moment -- I recollecting all my media at the moment and trying to keep it very clean and organised. So nothing to recommend so far.
But I won't left you bare - make sure to check out compilations, called SEQUENCE. They were released under Futuresequence label, ant there is five in total up to date. Compilations are free to download, available in great studio quality, several even up to 24-bit depth. Every compilation contains big amout of tracks - about 40 in every album. To be honest I very like them. Label claims to cover great amout of electronic genres, but composers stick with very airy and melodic ambient, sometimes a bit spooky, harsh, but overall extremely uplifting music, pure happiness.
If you are searching something more darky and edgy, there are another label, called Kalpamantra, releasing very similar compilations under various names, here I have Saur Maas - Auditory Dark Matter and Krtrima Sprha. These bad boys are much more spooky, very industrial and quite dark. Genre now includes even Power Electronics in some cases. Anyway, I will listen to these because I love all the ambient. On another hand if I want relax and just take a smile I will grab my SEQUENCES.
I truly agree with you about mood. Ambient is very complex genre in some way. You won't get it from first seconds (or even the minutes) of play, you'll need to be in right mood. You'll hate it if you don't feel that need for this music - especially for Dark Ambient.