Top Ambient Albums of All Time

(23rd January 2018, 09:09)jonesy Wrote: From the new age side:

Matthewdavid's Mindflight - Trust The Guide And Glide
Carlos Nino & Friends - Going Home
Iasos - Liquid Crystal Love

The Ohio-based Poemme produced one of the best ambient albums of recent years:

Poemme - Arboretum

Mick Chillage never ceases to amaze me with his albums in the vein of Pete Namlook & Tetsu Inoue:

Pixels I, II, III
Zen Diagrams
and his collaboration with Lee Anthony Norris as Autumn Of Communion

From the deeper meditational (throat-singing) side:

David Hykes - Hearing Solar Winds
Baird Hersey & Prana - The Eternal Embrace

Some others:

Terre Thaemlitz - Soil
Lull - Cold Summer
MJ Harris & Bill Laswell - Somnific Flux
Lustmord - Carbon/Core
Pete Namlook & Tetsu Inoue - 2350 Broadwas 1,2,3 and Shades of Orion 2
Tetsu Inoue - Organic Cloud & Ambient Otaku

Thanks for the recommendations. I knew about Poemme (I think I have the mentioned album on my wishlist), and I need to spend a few weeks trying to condense all information and add albums on regular rotation.

I also have a list of the top jazz albums of all time and I've begun compiling a list of the best downtempo albums of all time. Although I have hit a brick wall with the latter list.

I have a massive combined list of multiple best of ambient lists if thats any help?

Search term "FTAL" as well.

One true gem in the new age/"neo-classical" (I hate this term) territory:

Virginia Astley - From Gardens Where We Feel Secure

a charmingly beautiful, serene album from the 80s.

I don't use terms like "new age" and "neoclassical" because they're descriptively crap. Neo what, exactly? A re-enactment of the Matrix ideology? It's like neoliberalism. It's bollocks. Kinda like some hipster clique couldn't come up with a better use of traditional language that works well on its own terms.

For instance otherwise, none of my music is new age. New age is lazy. People are lazy, sheepish, and stupid. It's the law of physics.
I certainly hope nobody terms people like Roger Eno or his brother Brian Eno as "new age" in the next ten years, but I can't see it.

The reason "ambient" became so successful is because it didn't try to contrive its own form onto a traditional format, it just metamorphosed old tropes of history linguistically in its dialectical lexicon and threw out all the sub genres, because none of them in collation are relevant

Recommended: David Toop - Ocean Of Sound

As droid told I once, "The Energy Flash of ambient".

Sorry but as I get older I have even less time for hipsterism. People like music or they don't. Some is good some is bad. That's the end of the story.

(25th January 2018, 13:19)droid Wrote: I have a massive combined list of multiple best of ambient lists if thats any help?

Yes, please go ahead and post it in a reply.

(25th January 2018, 14:27)jonesy Wrote: One true gem in the new age/"neo-classical" (I hate this term) territory:

Virginia Astley - From Gardens Where We Feel Secure

a charmingly beautiful, serene album from the 80s.

It isn't featured at Bandcamp or emusic, but you can find it at Amazon: - I'll have a look someone has uploaded it to Youtube later.

(22nd January 2018, 15:58)Muttley Wrote: my three top ambient albums of all time...

Ateleia - Formal Sleep (Xeric).

Very rare. James Elliot's material is reproduced as a shimmering but fragile tonal waxwork. 

The Circular Ruins - The Birth Of Tragedy (Data Obscura)

So many have missed out on the Data Obscura label completely.

Leyland Kirby - Sadly, The Future Is No Longer What It Was

What can I say. Rendered beautifully on 3 cds.


Sorry accidentally reposted that.
But I can add thanks for the Virginia Astley reco.
I might tune into VA tomorrow actually.

(26th January 2018, 18:34)Spectraz Wrote:
(25th January 2018, 13:19)droid Wrote: I have a massive combined list of multiple best of ambient lists if thats any help?

Yes, please go ahead and post it in a reply.

This is a compilation of several 'best of lists from the last few of years, all time top 100's, contemporary top 10s etc.

Air (Pete Namlook), Air I + II (FAX, 1994)
Akira Rabelais – As long as I can hold my breath (By Midnight)
Akira Rabelais – Eisoptrophobia (Ritornell, 2001)
Aki Tsuyuko ‎– Ongakushitsu
Alec Empire – Low On Ice (The Iceland Sessions) (Mille Plateaux, 1995)
Alessandro Bosetti – Exposé
Alice Coltrane Turiya Sings 17
Alva Noto + Ryuichi Sakamoto, Vrioon (Raster-Noton, 2002)
Alvin Lucier – Silver Streetcar for the Orchestra
Anders Dahl – Habitat
Andrew Chalk, Shadows from the Album Skies (Three Poplars, 2005)
Andrew Chalk – Over the Edges (Streamline, 1999)
Andrew Poppy – Double Stitch
Annea Lockwood – Tiger Balm
Anthologie de la musique des Pygmées Aka (Ocora)
Anthony Child - Space Between people and things
Anthony Moore – Mu Na H-Uile Ni A Shaoileas
ANTHONY MOORE Pieces from the Cloudland Ballroom (1971)
ANTHONY MOORE Secrets of the Blue Bag (1972)
Aphex Twin Selected Ambient Works Volume II
Ariel Kalma, Musique Pour Le Reve Et L'Amour (Astral Muse Production, 1981)
Ariel Kalma - Open Like a Flute
ARNOLD DREYBLATT Propellers in Love (1986)
Ashra New Age Of Earth
Barn Owl – The Conjurer (Root Strata, 2009)
Basic Channel – Radiance I
Belong – October Language (Carpark, 2006)
Ben Frost – Steel Wound (Room40, 2004)
Benoît Pioulard – Sonnet (Kranky, 2014)
Bing & Ruth Tomorrow Was the Golden Age
Biosphere – Dropsonde (Touch, 2005)
Biosphere – Shenzou
Biosphere Substrata
Bohren & Der Club of Gore – Black Earth (Ipecac, 2002)
Bohren & Der Club of Gore - Piano Nights
Bowery Electric – Beat (Kranky, 1996)
Brian Eno, :Neroli: Thinking Music Part IV (All Saints, 1993)
Brian Eno, Thursday Afternoon (EG, 1985)
Brian Eno Ambient 1: Music for Airport
Brian Eno Ambient 4: On Land
Brian Eno Apollo
Brian Eno – Discreet Music (Obscure, 1975)
Brian Eno Harold Budd The Pearl
Burzum – Hliðskjálf (Misanthropy, 1999)
Bvdub – Yours Are Stories Of Sadness (self-released, 2016)
Celer – Compositions for Cassette
Celer – Discourses of the Withered (Infraction, 2008{b[[/b])
Charlemagne Palestine Four Manifestations On Six Elements
CHARLEMAGNE PALESTINE Four Manifestations on Six Elements (1973)
Charlemagne Palestine – Schlongo!!!daLUVdrone
Chas Smith – Santa Fe (1982)
Che Chen & Robbie Lee ‎– Begin, and continue!
Chris Abrahams – Play Scar (Room40, 2010)
Christina Vantzou – No2 (Kranky, 2014)
Climax Golden Twins, Lovely (Anomalous, 2002)
Cluster, Cluster (Philips, 1971)
Cluster – Sowiesoso (Sky Records, 1976)
Colleen – Everyone Alive Wants Answers (Leaf, 2003)
Costin Miereanu – Pianos - Miroirs
Craig Kupka ‎– Clouds – New Music For Relaxation (1981)
David Behrman On the Other Ocean
David Cunningham ‎– Water
David Jackman, Sol Mara (Robot/Die Stadt, 1999)
DAVID ROSENBOOM Brainwave Music (2006) [Compilation]
David Sylvian + Holger Czukay – Plight & Premonition (Virgin, 1988{b[[/b])
Deaf Center – Pale Ravine (Type, 2006)
Deathprod Morals and Dogma
DeepChord presents Echospace – The Coldest Season (Modern Love, 2007)
Dennis Johnson – November
Deuter, Aum (Kuckuck, 1972)
Donnacha Costello – Together is the New Alone (Mille Plateaux, 2001)
Don Robertson - Celestial Ascent
Don Slepian's Sea of Bliss
Earth, Earth 2: Special Low Frequency Version (Sub Pop, 1993)
Earth – Earth 2: Special Low Frequency Version (Sub Pop, 1992)
EARTH Earth 2 (1993)
EDDIE “ONE STRING” JONES One String Blues (1960)
Edgar Froese Epsilon in Malaysian Pale
Ekkehard Ehlers – Woolfe Phase
Eleh – Floating Frequencies / Intuitive Synthesis II (Important Records, 2007)
ELIANE RADIGUE Kyema, Intermediate States (1992)
Eliane Radigue – Songs of Milarepa
Eliane Radigue – Trilogie De La Mort (Experimental Intermedia Foundation, 1998?)
ELODIE LAUTEN The Death of Don Juan (1985)
Eluvium Talk Amongst the Trees
Emeralds – Does It Look Like I’m Here? (Editions Mego, 2010)
Emerald Web, Whispered Visions (Stargate, 1980)
Emiliano Romanelli ‎– 333 Loops
En – Already Gone
Erdenklang Computerakustische Klangsinfonie by Bognermayr/Zuschrader
Erik Satie – Trois Gymnopédies (Reinbert de Leeuw)
Ernest Hood Neighborhoods
Federico Durand – El estanque esmeralda
Félicia Atkinson – Visions/Voices (Umor Rex, 2013)
Fennesz Endless Summer
Fennesz – Venice (Touch, 2004)
Folke Rabe What??
FOLKE RABE What?? (1997) [Compilation]
France Jobin – Sans repère
Francesco Messina – Prati bagnati del Monte Analogo
FRANCO BATTIATO Battiato [aka Za] (1977)
Franco Battiato – L'Egitto prima delle sabbie
Frank Perry – Deep Peace (1981)
Fripp & Eno Evening Star
Garvin Bryars – The Sinking of the Titanic/Jesus’ Blood never failed me
GAS – Königsforst (Mille Plateaux, 1998{b[[/b])
Gas Pop
Gate – A word to you who have great possessions (1979-2009)
GIUSTO PIO Motore Immobile (1979)
Global Communication – 76:14 (Dedicated, 1994)
Goldmund – Malady of Elegance (Type, 2008{b[[/b])
Greg Davis, Somnia (Kranky, 2004)
Gregg Kowalsky, Through the Cardial Window (Kranky, 2006)
Gregg Kowalsky – Tape Chants
Greg Haines and Wouter van Veldhoven – Three Days of Fever
Greg Haines – Slumber Tides (Miasmah, 2006)
Grouper A I A : Alien Observer
Grouper – Cover the Windows and the Walls (Root Strata, 2007)
Hans Otte – Aquarian Music
HARLEY GABER The Winds Rise in the North (2007)
Harold Budd, The Oak of the Golden Dreams (Advance, 1971)
Harold Budd – Lovely Thunder (EG Editions, 1986)
Harold Budd – Perhaps
HARRY PUSSY Let’s Build a Pussy (1998{b[[/b])
Head, Head (Buddah, 1970)
HENRY FLYNT You Are My Everlovin / Celestial Power
Henry Purcell ‎– Fantasias for Viols (Ulsamer-Collegium)
Hildur Guðnadóttir – Without Sinking (Touch, 2009)
Hiroshi Yoshimura - Green
Hiroshi Yoshimura – Music for Nine Postcards
Huerco S. For Those Of You Who Have Never (And Also Those Who Have)
Iasos - Inter-Dimensional Music
Irv Teibel ‎- Environments 1
Irv Teibel ‎- Environments 2
Irv Teibel ‎- Environments 3
Irv Teibel ‎- Environments 4
Irv Teibel ‎- Environments 5
Irv Teibel ‎- Environments 6
Irv Teibel ‎- Environments 7
Irv Teibel ‎- Environments 8
Irv Teibel ‎- Environments 9
J.B. SMITH Ever Since I Have Been a Man Full Grown & Two Other Prison Songs Sung Unaccompanied (1965)
J.D. Emmanuel, Wizards (North Star Productions, 1982)
Jacaszek – Glimmer (Ghostly International, 2011)
James Blackshaw + Lubomyr Melnyk – The Watchers (Important Records, 2013)
James Ferraro, Discovery (New Age Tapes/Holy Mountain 2008/'09)
J D Emmanuel - Wizards
Jeff Greinke, Cities in Fog (Intrepid, 1985)
JIM O’ROURKE Happy Days (1997)
Jliat ‎– Still Life #7
Joanna Brouk, Healing Music (Hummingbird Productions, 1981)
Jóhann Jóhannsson – IBM 1401, A User’s Manual (4AD, 2006)
John Cage – In a Landscape (∞)
John Hudak – Room with Sky
JOHN LENNON & YOKO ONO Unfinished Music No. 2: Life With the Lions (1969)
Jo Johnson, Weaving (Further, 2014)
JON GIBSON Two Solo Pieces (1977)
Jon Hassell Vernal Equinox
Jordan De La Sierra – Gymnosphere: Song of the Rose
Julia Kent – Asperities (Leaf, 2015)
Julianna Barwick The Magic Place
JUNIOR KIMBROUGH Meet Me in the City (1999)
K. Leimer - Closed System Potentials
K.R.T. Wasitodipuro ‎– Javanese Court Gamelan from the Pura Paku Alaman, Jogyakarta
Kay Gardner, Moon Circles (Urana, 1975)
Keith Fullerton Whitman Playthroughs
Ken Camden – Lethargy & Repercussions (Kranky, 2010)
Klangwart, Köln-Olpe (Klangstelle, 1998{b[[/b])
Klaus Schulze's Irrlicht Timewind
Kyle Bobby Dunn – Way of Meaning (Desire Path Recordings, 2011)
Ladradford – Mi Media Naranja (Kranky, 1997)
LA MONTE YOUNG 31 VII 69 10:26 – 10:49 PM / 23 VIII 64 2:50:45-3:11 AM [aka The Black Record](1969)
La Monte Young Marian Zazeela The Tamburas Of Pandit Pran Nath (An Homage)
La Monte Young – The Second Dream of the High Tension Line Stepdown Transformer from The Four Dreams of China
Laraaji Ambient 3: Day of Radiance
Laraaji - Celestial Vibration (have half of this on ‘celestial music’ compilation)
Laraaji – Unicorns in Paradise
Laurie Spiegel The Expanding Universe
Lawrence English – A Colour For Autumn (12k, 2008{b[[/b])
Leandro Fresco – El Reino Invisible (Kompakt, 2015)
Leyland Kirby – Eager to tear apart the stars
Library Tapes – A Summer Beneath the Trees (Make Mine Music, 2008{b[[/b])
Lichens, The Psychic Nature of Being (Kranky/Holy Mountain, 2005)
Loscil, Submers (Kranky, 2002)
Loscil – Plume (Kranky, 2006)
Louise Landes Levi – From the Ming Oracle
Love Inc. – Life’s a Gas
Luc Ferrari – Presque rien
Lull, Cold Summer (Sentrax, 1994)
Lustmord, The Place Where the Black Stars Hang (Side Effects, 1994)
Lustmord – Heresy (Soleilmoon Recordings, 1990)
Madalyn Merkey, Scent (New Images, 2012)
Marble Sky ‎– No Matter How Close
Marc Barreca, Twilight (Palace of Lights, 1980)
Marc Barreca - The Sleeper Awakes
Marcus Fischer – Monocoastal (12k, 2010)
Marielle V Jakobsons, Star Core (Thrill Jockey, 2016)
Marina Rosenfeld – Plastic Materials (Room40, 2009)
Markus Guentner – 1981 (Kompakt, 2002)
Marsen Jules – Herbstlaub (City Centre Offices, 2005)
Matthew Robert Cooper – Miniatures (Gaarden Records, 2008{b[[/b])
Max Richter Sleep
Max Richter – The Blue Notebooks (130701, 2004)
Merrin Karras – Apex (A Strangely Isolated Place, 2016)
Michael Nyman ‎– Decay Music
MICHAEL SNOW Musics for Piano, Whistling, Microphone, and Tape Recorder (1975)
Michael Stearn - Planetary Unfolding
Michael Stearns, Ancient Leaves (Continuum Montage, 1977)
Michael Stearns Planetary Unfolding
Michel Madore ‎– La Chambre Nuptiale (1979)
Microstoria snd
Mika Vainio – In the Land of the Blind One-Eyed Is King (Touch, 2003)
Minoru Sato + Asuna ‎– Music for Glass Tubes and Reed Organ
Mokira – Fft Pop (Cubicfabric, 2005)
Mort Garson, Mother Earth's Plantasia (Homewood, 1976)
Mother Mallard’s Portable Masterpiece Company ‎– Mother Mallard’s Portable Masterpiece Co.
Motion Sickness Of Time Travel – Seeping Through the Veil of the Unconscious(Digitalis, 2010)
Motohiko Hamase
Mountains – Choral (Thrill Jockey, 2009)
Mouse on Mars – Glam (Thrill Jockey, 1999)
Murcof – Remembranza (Leaf, 2005)
NASA – Symphony of the Planets
Nest – Retold (Serein, 2010)
Nicholas Szczepanik – Please Stop Loving Me (Streamline, 2011)
Nobukazu Takemura ‎– Icefall
Norman Westberg – MRI (Room40, 2016)
Noveller – Glacial Glow (Fire Records, 2011)
Nurse With Wound – Funeral Music for Perez Prado
Oneohtrix Point Never Replica
Oneohtrix Point Never Rifts
Oren Ambarchi – Grapes From the State (Touch, 2004)
Oren Ambarchi – Stacte.2
Organum – Vacant Lights
Oval 94diskont
Oval – Microstoria Runtime Engine
Panabrite, Sub-Aquatic Meditation (Aguirre, 2012)
Panabrite – Blue Grotto (Love All Day, 2012)
Pat Metheny & Lyle Mays ‎– As Falls Wichita, so Falls Wichita Falls
Pauline Oliveros Accordion and Voice
Pauline Oliveros Stuart Dempster Panaiotis Deep Listening
Peter Michael Hamel, Colours of Time (Kuckuck, 1980)
Peter Michael Hamel ‎– Colours Of Time (1980)
Peter Michael Hamel – Organum
PHILL NIBLOCK Nothin’ To Look At Just A Record (1982)
Pieter Nooten & Michael Brook – Sleeps With the Fishes (4AD, 1987)
Pinkcourtesyphone – Foley Folly Folio (LINE, 2012)
Popol Vuh – In Den Gärten Pharaos (Pilz, 1971)
Rachel Grimes – Book of Leaves (Rumminance, 2009)
Rafael Toral ‎– Violence of Discovery and Calm of Acceptance
Rameses III ‎– I Could Not Love You More
Randall McClellan – The Healing Music of Rana Vol. I-IV
RAYMOND SCOTT Soothing Sounds for Baby – Volume 1 (1962)
RAYMOND SCOTT Soothing Sounds for Baby – Volume 2 (1962)
RAYMOND SCOTT Soothing Sounds for Baby – Volume 3 (1963)
REMKO SCHA Machine Guitars (1982)
RICHARD YOUNGS Advent (1990)
Robert A.A. Lowe – Fazo IV: La Kvalito De Speguloj (Rainbow Body Records, 2010)
Robert Ashley Automatic Writing
Robert Ashley – String Quartet Describing the Motions of Large Real Bodies
Robert Beatty, Soundtracks for Takeshi Murata (Glistening Examples, 2013)
ROBERTO CACCIAPAGLIA Sei Note in Logica – Six Notes (1978{b[[/b])
Robert Rich & B. Lustmord, Stalker (Fathom, 1995)
Robert Rich + Steve Roach ?– Strata (Hearts Of Space, 1990)
Roger Winfield ‎– Windsongs (1991)
Rolf Julius – Music on Two High Poles
Sanso-Xtro – Sentimentalist (Type, 2005)
Sarah Davachi, Dominions (Jaz, 2016)
Satoshi Ashikawa – Still Way (Wave Notation)
Sawako – Hum (12k, 2005)
Scanner – Lauwarm Instrumentals (Beggar’s Banquet, 1999)
Sean McCann – Ten Impressions for Piano & Strings
Seefeel – Quique (Too Pure, 1993)
Sheriff – Sheriff
Shuttle358 – Can You Prove I Was Born (12k, 2015)
Siavash Amini – Till Human Voices Wake Us (Umor Rex, 2014)
Simon Fisher Turner – The Epic of Everest
Simon Scott – Bunny (Miasmah, 2011)
Slowdive – Pygmalion (Creation, 1995)
Solo Andata – Solo Andata (12k, 2009)
Spacemen 3, Dreamweapon (Fierce, 1990)
Stars of the Lid And Their Refinement of the Decline
Stars of The Lid – The Ballasted Orchestra (Kranky, 1997)
Stars of the Lid The Tired Sounds of Stars of the Lid
steinbrüchel – Basis
Steinbrüchel – Opaque (Room40, 2005)
Stephan Mathieu – A Static Place (12k, 2008{b[[/b])
Steve Hillage - Rainbow dome
Steven Halpern Spectrum Suite
Steve Peters + Steve Roden – Not a Leaf Remains As It Was (12K, 2010)
Steve Reich – Electric Counterpoint
STEVE REICH Four Organs / Phase Patterns (1970)
Steve Roach Structures from Silence
Steve Roach - Structures From Silence
Steve Roden – Winter Couplet
Stuart Dempster ‎– In The Great Abbey Of Clement VI (1979)
Susumu Yokota – Sakura (Leaf, 2000)
Suzanne Ciani Buchla Concerts 1975
Suzanne Ciani – Seven Waves (Finnadar, 1982)
Sylvain Chauveau – Nuage (Type, 2008{b[[/b])
Synergy's Computer Experiments 1
Synergy ‎– Computer Experiments Volume One (1981)
Tangerine Dream, Phaedra (Virgin, 1974)
Taylor Deupree, Stil. (2002, 12k)
Taylor Deupree – Faint (12k, 2010)
Terre Thaemlitz – Means From an End (Mille Plateaux, 1998{b[[/b])
TERRY FOX Berlino / Rallentando (1988{b[[/b])
Terry Riley, Shri Camel (CBS, 1980)
Terry Riley A Rainbow in Curved Air
Terry Riley Persian Surgery Dervishes
Ekkehard Ehlers Plays
TERRY RILEY Reed Streams (1966)
The Boats – Do The Boats dream of electric Fritz Pfleumer?
The Caretaker An Empty Bliss Beyond This World
The Caretaker – Persistent Repetition of Phrases (Install, 2008{b[[/b])
The Irresistible Force, Global Chillage (Rising High, 1994)
The KLF Chill Out
THE LOST JOCKEY The Lost Jockey (1982)
The Necks – Sex
The Orb, The Orb's Adventures Beyond the Ultraworld (Big Life, 1991)
The Orb Orbus Terrarum
The Sinking of the Titanic
Thomas Köner – Permafrost (Barooni, 1993)
Time Machines (Coil), Time Machines (Eskaton, 1998{b[[/b])
Tim Hecker Harmony in Ultraviolet
Tim Hecker – Radio Amor (Mille Plateaux, 2003)
Tim Hecker Virgins
Tony Conrad – Bryant Park Moratorium Rally (1969)
TONY CONRAD WITH FAUST Outside the Dream Syndicate (1972)
Tujiko Noriko – Blurred in My Mirror (Room40, 2005)
TV Victor – Agai I
Twine – Twine (Ghostly International, 2003)
Úrsula – Hasta que la soledad nos separe (Foehn, 2010)
Ustad Zia Mohiuddin Dagar ‎– Raga Gangeyabushan
Vangelis, Beaubourg (RCA, 1978{b[[/b])
Vangelis – Blade Runner OST (Eastwest, 1994)
Vangelis – Microneurosurgery with Video Tapes: The Tegos Tapes
Vladislav Delay – Entain (Mille Plateaux, 2000)
Walter Marchetti – Nei mari del sud (Musica in secca)
Wayne Siegel ‎– Autumn Resonance
William Basinski, Shortwave Music (Raster-Noton, 1998{b[[/b])
William Basinski – A Red Score in Tile
William Basinski The Disintegration Loops I-IV
WIM MERTENS Maximizing the Audience (1985)
Windy & Carl – Consciousness (Kranky, 2001)
Windy & Carl Depths
Yagya – Rhythm of Snow (Force Inc., 2002)
Yoshio Ojima,
Yoshi Wada – Earth Horns with Electronic Drone
YOSHI WADA Lament for the Rise and Fall of the Elephantine Crocodile (1982)
Yutaka Hirose

The Microcosm: Visionary Music Of Continental Europe, 1970-1986
MFH 1979-1985 Forced Nostalgia CD
Paul Kelday One Dimensional UFO Mongo LP
Colin Potter Two Nights Deep Distance LP
Entering Again Sacred Summits LP
The New Blockaders Changez Les Blockeurs No Label LP
Ferial Confine The Full Use of Nothing Siren CD
Ora Morgendammerung Die Stadt 10-inch
Monos Generators Die Stadt 2xCD
Organum Birds’ Wings Were Glued to Their Bodies and Their Feet Froze to the Ground Die Stadt CD
David Jackman Flak Die Stadt 10-inch
Machine Guns Die Stadt 7-inch
Andrew Chalk The Cable House Faraway Press LP/CD
Darren Tate Calm in a Teacup Fungal CD
Secret Mantra Fungal CD
Ian Middleton Well of Sorrows Skire LP
Robert Haigh Strange and Secret Things Siren CD
Tom James Scott Teal Skire LP
Andrew Chalk, Goldfall (Faraway Press, 2006)
Henry Flynt, Purified By the Fire (Locust Music, 2005)
Charlemagne Palestine, Alloy (Alga Marghen, 2000)
Giusto Pio, Motore Immobile (Cramps, 1996)
Steve Hillage, Rainbow Dome Musick (Virgin, 1979)
Time Machines, Time Machines (Eskaton, 1998{b[[/b])
Nurse With Wound, Soliloquy For Lilith (Idle Hole, 1998{b[[/b])
Urban Sax, Urban Sax (Cobra, 1977)
Organum, Tower Of Silence (L.A.Y.L.A.H. Antirecords, 1985)
Kevin Drumm, Imperial Distortion (Hospital, 2008{b[[/b])
Ultra - red Second Nature: An Electroacoustic Pastoral
Mirror – Eye of the Storm
John Duncan – Phantom Broadcast
Stars of the Lid – The Ballasted Orchestra
Pelt – Ayahuasca
Spiracle – Ananta
LANOCHE 'Constelación EP'
Jeff Parker Slight Freedom
A shadow in time william Basinski
Oöphoi ‎– Behind The Wall Of Sleep
Oöphoi ‎– The Spirals Of Time
Oöphoi ‎– Static Soundscapes: Three Lights At The End Of The World
Daniel Lanois / Rocco Deluca - Goodbye To Language
SLOW ATTACK ENSEMBLE - Soundscapes For The Emotional-Type Listener
Sarah Davachi, VERGERS (Jaz, 2016)
Anthony Child - Maui VOl 2
Biosphere - Departed Glories (Smalltown Supersound)
Ian William Craig - Centres (130701)
Sarah Davachi - Vergers (Important)
C. Diab - No Perfect Wave (Injazero)
Marielle V. Jakobsons - Star Core (Thrill Jockey)
Kassel Jaeger, Stephan Mathieu & Akira Rabelais - Zauberberg (Shelter Press / Schwebung)
Paul Jebanasam - Continuum (Subtext)
**Bethan Kellough - Aven (Touch)
Thomas Köner - Tiento de la Luz (Denovali)
Dead Light - Dead Light (Village Green)
Klara Lewis - Too (Editions Mego)
Roly Porter - Third Law (Tri Angle)
Claire M. Singer - Solas (Touch)
Saåad - Verdaillon (In Paradisum)
Western Skies Motel - Settlers (Lost Tribe Sound)
Steve Hauschildt’s Strands
Topology Of Figments - Siavash Amini - and Zenjungle
Rainforest Spiritual Enslavement moniker - Green Graves
Scott Monteith’s Qawwali Quatsch
Robert Curgenven’s Climata
Ten - Yukon Youth
Minor Planet - Midori Hirano
No Perfect Wave - C. Diab
Yann Novak - Ornamentation
MAJA S. K. RATKJE – Crepuscular Hour
ELA STILES – Black Metal
PHURPA – Rituals Of Bön I
FIS – From Patterns To Details (SUBTEXT)
LA TÈNE – Vouerca/Fahy (THREE:FOUR)
JEREMY BIBLE – Music For Black Holes (AOLE)
TONGUES OF LIGHT – Channelled Messages At The End Of History (PRE-CERT HOME ENTERTAINMENT)
JOE CLARK – Throw Me In The Susquehanna (GLOWING WINDOW)
MIKE WEIS – Sound Practice (MONASTRAL)
Gas - Narkopop
Visible Cloaks - Reassemblage
Bing & Ruth - No Home of the Mind
Ryuichi Sakamoto - async
Jefre Cantu-Ledesma - On The Echoing Green
Tiny Vipers - Laughter
Animal Collective - Meeting of the Waters
Jean-Michel Blais & CFCF - Cascades
Trevor de Brauw - Uptown
Noveller - A Pink Sunset for No One
A Winged Victory for the Sullen - Iris
HIGH AURA’D – No River Long Enough Doesn’t Contain A Bend
ELLEN ARKBRO – For Organ And Brass
MATT JENCIK – Weird Times
THE FUN YEARS – Heroes Of The Second Story Walk-Up
GAILES – Seventeen Words
PANCRACE – Pancrace
GROWING – Disorder
COMMON EIDER, KING EIDER – Shrines For The Unwanted, Respite For The Cast Aside
BILLY GOMBERG – A Changed Meaning
LANIAKEA – A Pot Of Powdered Nettles
Aquarelle ~ Leave Corners
bvdub ~ Heartless
Constantine ~ Hades
Giulio Aldinucci ~ Borders and RuinsThe Inward Circles ~ And Right Lines Limit and Close All Bodies
Nickolas Mohanna ~ Chroma
Yann Novak ~ Surroundings
Justin Walter - Unseen Forces
Arca - Arca
Laraaji - Bring On The Sun
Rainforest Spiritual Enslavement - Ambient Black Magic
Daniel W. J. Mackenzie’s Every Time Feels Like The Last Time
On The Brink, a collaboration between Josh Mason & Nathan McLaughlin
Monolyth & Cobalt The Dunen Diaries
9T Antiope’s Isthmus
Porya Hatami Monads
Téléplasmiste Frequency Is The New Ecstasy
Gardener A Place Where Nothing Was,
Timo Kaukolampi’s I
Mary Lattimore Collected Pieces
Marcus Fjellström Skelektikon
Bibio Phantom Brickworks
Elodie - Traces Ephémerès
Ian Middleton - Well of Sorrow
Shuffle Drones Eluvium
The Chi Factory - Red Lantern at the Kallikatsou
John Serrie - And The Stars Go With You
Being ‎– Monthly Transmission
Richard Thomas ‎– Shoes And Radios Attract Paint
Narwal ‎– Nirvana
Mark Isham - Vapour drawings
Steve Roach - Dreamtime Return
Rudy Adrian - Moonwater
Constance Demby - Faces Of The Christ
Shades of Orion 2 - Pete Namlook & Tetsu Inoue
Pete Namlook & Dr. Atmo - Silence
Towards A Frontier by Richard Skelton
Drome and remixes
Pete Namlook air
Richard thomas
Roger winfeild - VOICES OF THE WIND
Jonathan Goldman - Celestial Reiki
Rodriguez - Cold Fact
Ahmad Jamal - At The Perishing: But Not For Me
Secret Garden - Songs From A Secret Garden
Corciolli - The Tranquillity Of The Sounds Of Nature
Jack Jutson - Mother Official II
Jack Jutson - Mother Official
Suzanne Kraft What You Get for Being Young
THE SALT GARDEN II Abul Mogard mix
Dreaming In Binary (Echaskech Reboot)
Takahisa Hirao
hiroki sasajima
OLIVIER ALARY Pieces for Sine Wave Oscillators
Recordings On An Empty Stomach Gregory Talbot
Ekin Fil
Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe: Levitation Praxis Pt 4
Rafael Anton Irisarri The Shameless Years
Various HFF (Vol. 1) Psyche Tropes
Pauline Anna Strom Trans-Millenia Music
TAPE LOOP ORCHESTRA Solar Light Emissions?
Fairge - Claire M Singer
A flame my love, a frequency - Colleen
Tomoko Sauvage Musique Hydromantique
Iury Lech - Barreras
David Naegele
Daniel Schmidt And The Berkeley Gamelan* ‎– In My Arms, Many Flowers
Claro Intelecto reform club
Áine O'Dwyer - Gallarais
Hiroshi Yoshimura ‎– Music For Nine Post Cards (Wave Notation 1) IX
Wave Notation
TONY CONRAD Ten Years Alive On The Infinite Plain
Richard Skelton
Radiance 7/8/9/10/11
To Be a Beast Dino Spiluttini
Motohiko Hamase
Watering a flower Haruomi Hosono
To Kill a Sunrise İlhan Mimaroğlu
Various Mono No Aware - Pan

I will not reply to the message Droid because the list is so long, but it looks interesting indeed! I have so much left to discover but, alas!, so little time.

I have been listening to Gallery Six the last couple of days, and I've queued up 36 in my song list. And what about soundtracks? Are they a completely different genre or could some of them be considered ambient? I am thinking about the Vangelis soundtrack for the first Bladerunner movie for instance. I think that it's sound is very futuristic and less negative in atmosphere than some of the more contemporary works.

Here is an article featured today at Bandcamp: Inside Laraaji’s Beautiful Meditation Music -

yes Spectraz soundtracks sometimes work, although i find them really doing the ambient trickster mold when they are not actually for film. Vangelis' best soundtrack work for me is his "Tegos Tapes" sollection highlighted first by John Twells of FACT the 116 Analord tracks you can find that lengthy thing there.

Ambient soundtracks are everywhere, but the key is the word "synchro".

Hakobune - Parhelion

This 45 minutes approx is staggerimg.
Its on Bandcamp. Pure luxury dronery.

I know droid had mentioned Hakobune. He has two contemporary classic ambient albums. 

Watching The Prescribed Burn
Wandering Towards What Was Unsaid

Not sure they make a list of sorts though. Smile

Thanks for the recommendations Muttley. I am slowly discovering more producers within the genre that I add to an evaluation list that I listen to at work.

I have come across the genre 'modern classical' when rediscovering ambient, and a few names worth mentioning are: Deaf Center (Otto A. Totland, Erik K Skodvin), Nils Frahm, Ólafur Arnalds, Robert Haigh, Poppy Ackroyd, Sophie Hutchings, Akira Kosemura and Max Richter. Are there other names worth checking out? I instantly liked Robert Haighs new album "Creatures of the Deep":

On yhe classical tip for 2008 release and after, anything by Peter Broderick. "Float", "Home" on Bella Union, and "Partners" from 2016 are very good. Although to re-shoehorn as ambient isn't really au fait. Greg Haines, Frahm, Broderick...the thrèe men work as friends. I've been up to Oxford to attend gigs featuring all of them. If you want to know more, there's Mp3s given out (mixtapes) on this forum. Also check out for the 2009-2010 appearances by these fellas.

So...really now, am I the one having to mention the work of James Clements, aka ASC? Some say he's not Namlook. The likes of Time Heals All, Truth Be Told and his works as Mindspan are all therapeutic gold dust. "The Promise In Your Lies" is my favourite ambient track of 2016.

Ashra - New Age Earth

On the second track of this now. Very nice stuff, reminds me of Mark McGuire's solo material after he collapsed the Emeralds moniker.

(6th February 2018, 09:01)Muttley Wrote: On yhe classical tip for 2008 release and after, anything by Peter Broderick. "Float", "Home" on Bella Union, and "Partners" from 2016 are very good. Although to re-shoehorn as ambient isn't really au fait. Greg Haines, Frahm, Broderick...the thrèe men work as friends. I've been up to Oxford to attend gigs featuring all of them. If you want to know more, there's Mp3s given out (mixtapes) on this forum. Also check out for the 2009-2010 appearances by these fellas.

So...really now, am I the one having to mention the work of James Clements, aka ASC? Some say he's not Namlook. The likes of Time Heals All, Truth Be Told and his works as Mindspan are all therapeutic gold dust. "The Promise In Your Lies" is my favourite ambient track of 2016.

Here are a few ASC albums that I saw being uploaded recently, although some of them seem to be old releases.

No Stars Without Darkness

Time Heals All

The Light That Burns Twice As Bright

Truth Be Told


Just had a re-listen to this Lovesmilie Lovesmilie


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