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Discussion in 'Music & Music Streaming Services' started by Mr Cat, Nov 11, 2004.

  1. Mr Cat

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    as some of you may know - I'm a great fan of ambient / chillout music...

    my tastes include - the orb, brian eno, harold bud etc...

    in fact, I've just ordered the following from amazon -
    Global communication
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos...2241/sr=1-1/ref=sr_1_10_1/202-0505277-1799014

    Ulrich Schnauss
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos...62332/sr=1-1/ref=sr_1_2_1/202-0505277-1799014

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos...62332/sr=1-2/ref=sr_1_2_2/202-0505277-1799014

    anyone else I should be looking at..?
     
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    Loads. If you can still get them, Virgin released 3 or 4 compilation albums called "A Brief History Of Ambient" many years ago. They introduced me to all sorts of stuff - those you listed above, and plenty more. A quick flick through my iPod playlist ...

    Aphex Twin (duh)
    Amorphous Androgynous (a.k.a FSOL)
    Bill Laswell
    Hawkwind
    Robert Fripp
    Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan (Massive Attack remixes & the Micheal Brook album)
    Killing Joke
    Christopher Franke

    .. and on and on. Really recommend those Virgin cds if you can get them - a great way to try out loads of stuff.

    Cheers, Carl.
     
  3. Mr Cat

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    cheers - I've just had a look at those compilations...great!!
     
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    Mr Cat - 2 of Porcupine Tree frontman Steven Wilson's side projects are No-Man and Bass Communion.

    No-Man is quite gentle, atmospheric rock with some singing, and Bass Communion is Wilson's 'ambient / electronic project' which has hardly an ounce of singing - pure atmospheric/ambient.

    Albums to check out I would recommend No-Man's 'Together We're Stranger' and Bass Communion's 'Bass Communion II'.

    Check out www.nomansland.demon.co.uk for further details :smashin:
     
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    I've just been cheking on amazon - argh! lots of stuff on there too.....but I've also mamanged to order the orbs john peel session vol 2 - I've been after this for years!! yeeha...
     
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    Check out cafe del mare Vol 6 and 8, sublime mate;) zero 7 is a must and the great "another late night" series of albums are good for the soul, really chilled and eclectic
     
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    Have a listen to The Album Leaf if you haven't already - Eno inspired, atmospheric goodness. Less electronic than a lot of the stuff out there but damn fine.
     
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    Depends how ambient you want to get, William Basinski's work - The Disintegration Loops and The River are both very compelling and very avant garde. You really either like or not.theres no half way houses.

    Laurie Andersons- Big Science is great, but you really need Vinyl to appreciate it.
     
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    cheers - will look into these - have just ordered -
    The Tired Sounds of Stars of the Lid
    from amazon.co.uk...

    so much stuff out there!
     
  10. Mr Cat

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    have also just ordered substrata vol 1...!

    edit and - Cirque - Biosphere

    :thumbsup:
     
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    Hi Mr Cat

    Andreas Vollenweider is always worth a listen - Google the name, there's loads of info out there!

    Paul
     
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    try to get a listen of some KLF stuff, especially the one with the field on the front cover(forgotten its name), also "the white room" album has some good chillout tracks on it. I'll suggest some more soon as it is home time now.
     
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    Add plastikman to the list. Pakard on artifacts(bc) is cracking. Loverly bass on it too.

    Go and 'ave a listen 'ere ... http://www.plastikman.com
     
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    it's called Chill Out, the first "modern" ambient album. It's one of my most listened to albums, has been for years.

    Check out Steve Roach, Robert Rich, Thomas Koner, Hazard, Lustmord and er... me (link below to free mp3s) :blush: (had to get that one in there :laugh: )
     
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    Tangerine dream? JMJarre, Klaus schulze, Can, some Soft Machine, Miles Davis. David Sylvians, Gone to Earth (with Fripp) and Secrets of the beehive are laid back, but still "edgy"!
     
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    ta...just ordered the KLF...and another harold Budd - 'The Room'
     
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    The KLF did an ambient album before 'Chill Out' called 'Space'(under the name the JAMMS(Justified Ancients of Mu Mu)),it is also very good but I think it was deleted and never had a high print run so would probably be hard to get hold of(you used to be able to order it on CD fron Japan),highly recommended though if you can find a copy!

    A lot of the music allready mentioned is very good,I would recommend any early stuff by Aphex Twin as being good ambient/chillout.
     

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