Discussion in 'music, bands, clubs & festies' started by killer b, Apr 21, 2009.
So what kind of XTREME ambient music are you into Orang Utan? I am dying to know.
tbf bonobo are hardly ambient. more noodly jazzy hip-hop, unless they've had a radical change of direction since last time i heard them.
orang has already posted several recommendations in this very thread if you want to check out what he likes.
Nathan Fake's 'Drowning in a sea of love' is very good, and he's got a new album out soon. Apparently he wrote his dissertation at uni about the influence of electronic music on contemporary pop music!
Biosphere = definition of ambient
ah... and Monolake. more clicks.
detroit escalator co. - black buildings
vladislav delay - four quarters
Personally I really didn't like this album - way too epic filmscore sounding for me....
Now you're talking...
i love that album too
^^^ I have played it loads and each time it sounds different. Just read that they are realesing a second CD in June and coming to London to play. info at www.amiina.com
To the OP ...have you listened to any Indian classical music? I have a few on repeat. ATM it's Hariprasad Chaurasia 'Rag Ahir Bhairav'
can't say i have, unless ragas count, and only a few of them.
what do you recommend other than that? i expect it's a fairly wide field...
Not quite Indian classical music, but Ry Cooder and V.M.Bhatt's 'Meeting by the River' has to be one of the lushest albums ever recorded in India or anywhere else!
I agree it sounds a bit 'filmy' but I like it. I usually play it at night just before collapsing into sleep. Makes a transition into dreamland smoother
How about Grouper?
I only found out about her via my annual visit to pitchfork.
I downloaded it and didn't listen to it for a few months. Its on right now and while its not SOTL its definatly got a lush ambient vibe.
wiki link (not much out there about her)
I really like it though.
EDIT: Check out her album "Dragging A Dead Deer Up A Hill"
I just got a copy of this album yesterday - on a first distracted listen it sounded pretty good - need to give it a proper listen though.
No one said 'Bola Soup' yet?
(my favourite ambient album)
This review from amazon sums it up nicely
has anyone mentioned Murcof yet?
I absolutely love his stuff, its like a mixture of lovely classical movements, dark atmospherics, minimal techno overtones and delicious bleeps and blips. The albums 'Martes' and 'Remembranza' are so good its untrue.
hmmmm....what else that hasn't been mentioned.... Aphex Twin.. only kidding, of course you have heard of him....
One of my faves...and bought from someone on here suggesting it some time back when I did a similar plea.
I'm trying to buy My Fun Years after so many thumbs up on here. Been able to read about but not buy it. I might have to learn how to download..
There's a copy going for $13.99 on Discogs right now:
And one going for $18.99, but that's Discogs for you.
you might be able to find a 'review' copy here...
Its pretty good.
So far I'm enjoying the first half of the album more than the second but its a grower.
Very different to the "usual" ambient options. Theres a bit more going on but it doesnt sound forced.
Yes it's a huge field but I reckon have a listen to some of Hariprasad Chaurasia and take it from there. Simple way of looking at a raga is as a piece of a complete piece of music so ragas counts. Ragas vary in length can be 10 minutes can be 60 minutes.
Another fave of mine is 'Bouquet of Ragas' by Vishwa Mohan Bhatt. I have been to a few concerts and bought Cds there but also use amazon and nimbus website.
I did find this last night but thought I would try and find it cheaper. I found a site where I could DL for a fiver. Will check out how much it is for a 'review' copy.
click on the 'try' link. then you can try the whole album for free.
it's not entirely legal btw. but i doubt the feds will kick your door in quite yet...
Ah thats the site I found where I could DL for a fiver. To my shame only thing I have ever DL is episodes of ER and Crapston Villa from Ch4OD. I imagine I could DL then burn off a CD?*
*I'm just going to omit the red faced smilie!
It seems that you can buy the fun years album direct from the label still:
It really is an excellent album - Boomkat describe it as a cross between GAS, Tim Hecker, Mogwai, My Bloody Valentine, Stars of The Lid and Philip Jeck - can't argue with that!
Ended getting sucked in by the Kurt Vile album. Its really good btw
EDIT: Now giving The Fun Years a listen.
Also. I find out about more great music via the ambient and drone threads that crop up on here than I do from anywhere else Cheers Guys
EDIT 2: Really enjoying The Fun Years too.
I've taken the plunge and cued up the GAS comp on what.cd
My ratio is not to bad at present so I can afford a bit of a splash out
I was going to recommend this myself, truly gorgeous stuff.
I would also like to add:
The Cinematic Orchestra
you could always get it here if you want to cancel it...
btw. as discussed earlier, bonobo & cinematic orchestra are not ambient.
i'm not looking for music people smoke weed to...
You did say "mellow, uplifting and ambient-ish"
Banco De Gaia is pretty wicked too
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