Ambient Music
Feb 5, 2016 at 1:16 PM Post #2 of 1,149

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Yesss! An ambient music thread! <3
 
My favorite ambient artist is Steve Roach. He has a ridiculously extensive discography.
 
http://www.steveroach.com/discography
 
You can listen to samples from his albums there.
 
And I shared some of his free downloads here:
 
http://www.head-fi.org/t/731523/the-free-music-thread-100-legal-downloads-of-all-formats
 
Feb 5, 2016 at 1:23 PM Post #3 of 1,149

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  Yesss! An ambient music thread! <3
 
My favorite ambient artist is Steve Roach. He has a ridiculously extensive discography.
 
http://www.steveroach.com/discography
 
You can listen to samples from his albums there.
 
And I shared some of his free downloads here:
 
http://www.head-fi.org/t/731523/the-free-music-thread-100-legal-downloads-of-all-formats

Dam, that is quite the catalog!
 
Feb 5, 2016 at 2:07 PM Post #5 of 1,149

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Yay, I've wanted to start an ambient/drone/noise/EAI/etc. thread for a long time, but never got around to it.
 
I just bought this one.
 

Dirty Knobs - True Norwegian Black Drone
https://zacbentz.bandcamp.com/album/true-norwegian-black-drone
 
Feb 5, 2016 at 2:32 PM Post #6 of 1,149

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I have a question for you, but it's off-topic, so I'll put it in a spoiler.
 
Why is it impossible for me to PM you? I tried awhile ago and failed. I tried again today and it just sends the PM to myself instead of you. I was trying to recommend anime to you. If I can't do it via PM, tell me how to contact you without making off-topic posts in threads. haha
 
Feb 5, 2016 at 2:37 PM Post #7 of 1,149

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I have a question for you, but it's off-topic, so I'll put it in a spoiler.
 
Why is it impossible for me to PM you? I tried awhile ago and failed. I tried again today and it just sends the PM to myself instead of you. I was trying to recommend anime to you. If I can't do it via PM, tell me how to contact you without making off-topic posts in threads. haha

I sent you a friend request on MyAnimeList. You can message me there.
 
Feb 7, 2016 at 11:37 AM Post #12 of 1,149

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I love this album.
 

Porya Hatami - Arrivals and Departures
http://noise.poryahatami.com/album/arrivals-and-departures
 
Feb 7, 2016 at 11:53 AM Post #13 of 1,149

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i'll just leave here 3-4 must have ambient masterpieces - the backbone of any serious ambient collection.

Brian Eno - Ambient 4 : On Land (best Eno album, imho)
Aphex Twin - Selected Ambient Works 2 (85-92 gets the hype, but this is his magnum opus)
Future Sound of London - Lifeforms (genius stuff)
Talk Talk - Spirit of Eden / Laughing Stock ( not really ambient , but masterpiece nevertheless)

 
 
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  i'll just leave here 3-4 must have ambient masterpieces - the backbone of any serious ambient collection.

Brian Eno - Ambient 4 : On Land (best Eno album, imho)
Aphex Twin - Selected Ambient Works 2 (85-92 gets the hype, but this is his magnum opus)
Future Sound of London - Lifeforms (genius stuff)
Talk Talk - Spirit of Eden / Laughing Stock ( not really ambient , but masterpiece nevertheless)

 

 
All fantastic albums, but only the Eno and Aphex are properly ambient I'd argue. Lifeforms is more 'ambient techno' - purely ambient at times, but also quite a few beat-oriented tracks. Everything you mentioned is great though. SAW2 is in its way darker than a lot of stuff specifically billed as dark ambient; brilliantly unsettling.
 

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