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jungle
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Posted: 2011-10-27 11:45
Looking for ambient music recommendations. Something along the lines of Sewn by Mountains, or the mellower tracks on Nah Und Fern. Nothing too dark/depressing/drone-y.

"Alors, c'est bien foutu, les systeme". Alphandery

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Posted: 2011-10-27 12:13
http://ask.metafilter.com/198699/Electronic-Music-Recommendation

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Posted: 2011-10-27 12:18
something like http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Global_Communication perhaps? though you probably know about them already

jungle
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Posted: 2011-10-27 13:26
Thanks, I'll check out the first link. I do know of Global Communications - I have a few of their house and d&b tracks.

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Posted: 2011-10-27 14:14
The first vinyl I bought: Software

My first CD I bought: Steve Roach: Structures from Silence

I believe both are 1984, so this even has hipster value.

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Posted: 2011-10-27 16:00
Do you want the "4/4 thud" (as in the Nah Und Fern)? or can it be less rhythmic? If so, Autechre, Aphex Twin, Boards of Canada, etc. Early Autechre is more rhythmic (amber, incunabula)

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Posted: 2011-10-27 16:15
btw, I think Gas used to record for the em:t label ( www.emit.cc ), they specialize in ambient, you might want to check their catalogue

jungle
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Posted: 2011-10-27 16:24
@ C3: the pieces I liked most on Nah Und Fern are the ambient pieces, e.g. Untitled 5 from Pop.

I do like some dub techno - Moritz von Oswald, Rod Modell and Steve Hitchell's stuff, Substance/Vainqueur - so if you have recommendations there, please post 'em.

"Alors, c'est bien foutu, les systeme". Alphandery

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Posted: 2011-10-27 21:19
Autechre is very good indeed. Some other acts that I like are biosphere, raison d'etre, shinjuku thief, endura. There are tons of other cold meat industry bands that you could check out if you are so inclined. grooveshark should have most of them.

EDIT: You may also enjoy bohren and der club of gore


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Posted: 2011-10-27 21:35
I've liked very little that has come out in the last 15 years. I liked the allusion to math science and cipher from the earlier work. Number stations in the background, microwave downlinks (Waveform transmissions), etc. I found it to be creative and dark even though the creators were likely dropouts huffing glue in Sheffield or Michigan. The lack of the internet made it hard to destroy the image you constructed in your mind - kinda the last of the "mad scientist" era in music, which were prevalent in the 70's/80's. The earliest electronic, minimalist, and avante-grade stuff (Moog, Xenakis, Nono, etc) actually did rely on some scholarship.

Also check out "The XX" if you don't know. Minimal, trippy, quasi-ambient, with female voice. More musical.

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Posted: 2011-10-28 09:20
Couple of faves, in order: Zoviet France, Nocturnal Emissions (Stoneface is their best CD), Voice of Eye, Strafe fur rebellion, Raison d'etre (pretty dark tho), Lustmord (also dark; sue me, I used to date goth chicks).
SPK's one ambient CD, Zamia Lehmanni is also a thing of rare beauty. Some of Philip Glass qualifies.

I'm also a fan of numbers station recordings, when the mood strikes. Conet Project is free.

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Posted: 2011-10-28 13:06
i am sure you all know the soundtrack to Pi is awesome http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hgEZW5vZkW0

btw if your ambient doesnt come with enough radio artifacts and bleeps you can always listen to one of the many web SDR live receivers at the same time : http://websdr.org/
( or http://uvb-76.net/ if you like your numbers read out loud )

regards
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Posted: 2011-10-28 13:33

Google for the jurassic parc theme 1000% slower. I cannot check the link at work.

Enjoy,

Raf


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jungle
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Posted: 2011-10-29 02:05
Thanks to everyone for the recommendations. Please keep 'em coming!

I'll try to post some Youtube links to stuff I like:

Rod Modell, Cool Watery Depths

Mountains, Add Infinity

Relapxych.0, City Nightlights

"Alors, c'est bien foutu, les systeme". Alphandery

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Posted: 2011-10-29 02:24
Rod Modell was Waveform Transmission (hence my Michigan reference ;-). He was trying to create sound that jut barely created an emotional response, on the precipice of "music". I got nothin' else. I'm dated.

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Posted: 2011-10-29 14:37
even whit ehorizons by akufen reminds me a bit of Nah und Fern, though vaguely more rhythmic. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TVUfr0ZaqOA


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Posted: 2011-11-03 14:40
Drake's conference not dramatic enough for you? Try playing The Black Dog's Delay 9 from Music for Real airports in the background..http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dLNAoijFnYM

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Posted: 2011-11-14 03:53
Some popular ones you already must know: Moon Safari/Air, Ambient */Brian Eno.

Moody and not exactly ambient, some of my favorites include Garbage, Bjork, Vangelis (e.g. 1492, Blade Runner), Jan Garbarek (e.g. Ragas and Sagas, Twelve Moons).

Lots of interesting recommendations here. Your posts made me wonder how S&P500 would sound if it were played as music.

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Posted: 2011-11-14 10:37
"Your posts made me wonder how S&P500 would sound if it were played as music."

I recall Niederhoffer mentioned he tried to play various markets as music. The result was cacophony...

I'll throw KLF's "Chill Out" into the hat. Ambient? Possibly. Sublime? Definitely.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5S_lktstwrs

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Posted: 2011-11-14 21:31
It's not new but Dabrye's "One/Three" is my favorite in this genre. The whole album is worth a listen.

e.g. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mV9fc8lVUa8&feature=related


And another good track from Squarepusher:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kSnhXGVTdbk

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Posted: 2011-12-12 19:08
New good stuff from the Porcupine Tree founder, Steve Wilson:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=MK7vwvmalXQ#!
http://www.gracefordrowning.com/

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Posted: 2011-12-15 19:06
Thinking about a PREX run asap.....

Today we are pleased to talk about one of the most unique LP collections we have had in years. It comes from a professor of music who is down-sizing. For several decades he collected some of the most unusual, cutting edge records made. From the early 60’s on, there are fine examples of all sorts of electronic/ avant-garde: microtonal, fluxus-related, 20thcentury classical, experimental, drone, noise, minimal synth, gallery editions, and more.

This collection has many imports, primarily German and U.K., and quite a few private editions featuring many of the most sought-after artists in these genres. There is more Stockhausen then we’ve ever had at one time, and recordings by pioneering musicians like Derek Bailey, Evan Parker, John Cage, Glenn Branca, John Zorn, Alvin Lucier, Globe Unity, and many others.

We know this music isn’t for everybody, but for those of you out there looking for such things, this is a real treasure trove. As an example, one of the many highlights is “Cybernetic Serendipity Music” with works in progress by Xenakis, Cage and others. This souvenir was sold at the 1968 Cybernetic Serendipity exhibition put on by the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London which was one of the first to showcase robots, computers and their potential impact on our lives. There can’t have been more than a couple hundred of these LPs made, and this collection has not one, but two copies!

These records are, with just a couple of exceptions in amazingly good shape. The prices range quite a bit due to the scarce nature of some the titles. The bulk are in the $2.99-$9.99 range, but some of the private editions and very rare pieces go up to $100 or so (still way below auction prices).

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Posted: 2011-12-16 23:41
Pedro

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Posted: 2011-12-17 14:17
Flying Lotus: 1983...the first minute.

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Posted: 2011-12-20 11:43
William Basinski; Touch Records, Fat Cat records, some of Drag City, some of This Is Hometapes; Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Explosions in the Sky, A Silver Mt Zion, Dirty Three; Terry Riley, Henry Flynt, Pandit Prath Nan, Eliane Radigue; Inca Ore, James Ferraro, Grouper, Ducktails; Sufjan Stevens' Enjoy Your Rabbit (perhaps other Asthmatic Kitty artists too).

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