Ambient music?

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  1. Snoopy

    Snoopy Active Member

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    Any recommendations?

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    Paladin Purchased Bewilderment

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    with or without beats?
     
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    Beethoven.

    All music is ambient, so you shouldn't worry about a genre.
     
  6. seattlegal

    seattlegal Why do cows say mu?

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    I really like some of the work from Boards of Canada, but some of their stuff also drives me crazy. Same thing with Phillip Glass. (Although I highly recommend Aguas da Amazonia, composed by Phillip Glass and performed by Uakti.)

    {Has anyone listened to Uakti's Trilobyte? If so, how is it?}
     
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    Is this like that cra... Music.. That is just whale noises and stuff?? lulz....
     
  8. iBrian

    iBrian Peace, Love and Unity Staff Member

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    Tao_Equus Interfaith Forums

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    You could try Jango
    http://www.jango.com

    Program in all your favourite artists and it will play them and others of a similar genre.
     
  10. Paladin

    Paladin Purchased Bewilderment

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    Jango is awesome Tao, thanks!
    Just typed in "Pantera" and wow!
     
  11. Snoopy

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    I think I'm thinking without. But I'd be interested in whatever you may think is worth checking out. :)

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  12. Snoopy

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    Although ambient as a music form pre-dates him, it is Brian Eno who is generally credited with coining the term in the 1970s to refer to music that can be either "actively listened to with attention or as easily ignored, depending on the choice of the listener". (taken from Wiki cited above).

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  13. Snoopy

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    Regarding Philip Glass, I do find him rather samey. I’ve got his collected piano works but don’t find them that engaging. However his music for the Godfrey Reggio films Koyaanisqatsi and Powaqqatsi is brilliant, IMO.

    Not heard much Boards of Canada. Will check em out some more.

    And never heard of Uakti.

    How about Stars of the Lid?

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    Thanks for this. I'd not heard of it. :)

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    Thomas Super Moderator Staff Member

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    never heard of ambient music...but I've been clicking...

    Reminds me of YES, or Cirque de Soleil stuff, is YES ambient?
     
  18. Snoopy

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    I like the music to The Thief, the Cook, the Lover, the Gangster, the Politician, the Aardvark but I know what you mean. Damn that microtonality! (Good film too)

    I have ta. Trying to broaden the net a little. :)

    OK. :)

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    No. ;) Way too much going on (to be crude).

    I think the Ambient series of albums by Mr Eno himself can provide a "working definition".

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  20. Joedjr

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    "Structures from Silence" by Steve Roach is pretty good. It has just a little bit more going on than let's say a Brian Eno recording such as "Music for Airports", but not much.
     

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