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Ambient Music Club Jan. 9th, 2013 @ 05:35 AM Reply

This will be a place to discuss and share Ambient Music.

This is quite a wide term, one could call it a genre unto its' own, but really it is a type of Electronic music. It is the anti-thesios of modern music in a way, there is no beat or ryn thm, just a journey.

I intent to branch out a lot into this, as I have been told by my GP to take up yoga (I frequently cannot get up and my muscles go into spasm and I fall over).

So, I shall start to buy records like Lou Reed's Hudson River Meditatons, KLF's Chill Out and pretty ,uch anything bty Tangerine Dream.

To start us off on a hip note:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQNX2_-hlFY


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Response to Ambient Music Club Jan. 9th, 2013 @ 11:21 AM Reply

At 1/9/13 05:35 AM, ZeroAsALimit wrote: This will be a place to discuss and share Ambient Music.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQNX2_-hlFY

This is awesome! I'm a big fan of ambient and drone music. Lately, I've been listening to Stars of the Lid and Windy & Carl.

For you cheap dudes, here are some great creative common releases:
Carl Sagan's Ghost
Phillip Wilkerson
Take Pills Die

also that track you posted was great, I love the steel pedal guitar
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Response to Ambient Music Club Jan. 9th, 2013 @ 04:12 PM Reply

Is this for fans of the genre, makers of the genre, or both?

I'm a fan of ambient (favorite ambient band is Rothko even though they broke up) and a maker of ambient music.

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Response to Ambient Music Club Jan. 9th, 2013 @ 04:34 PM Reply

At 1/9/13 04:12 PM, J-Rex wrote: Is this for fans of the genre, makers of the genre, or both?

I'd say both is just fine, I don't see any reason to exclude discussion about making the music.


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Response to Ambient Music Club Jan. 9th, 2013 @ 05:41 PM Reply

Cool then I'd like to join. Roads Become Rivers By Rothko below

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BMOZYz7sitE


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Response to Ambient Music Club Jan. 9th, 2013 @ 08:07 PM Reply

At 1/9/13 11:21 AM, SineRider wrote: For you cheap dudes, here are some great creative common releases:
Carl Sagan's Ghost

Just grabbed some of this guy's music. Pretty cool stuff.


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Response to Ambient Music Club Jan. 10th, 2013 @ 08:48 PM Reply

I'm really enjoying this, you guys should check it out. There are some really cool sounds thrown around in this album.

Plus I think the album artwork is killer.

http://hoff.bandcamp.com/

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Response to Ambient Music Club Jan. 10th, 2013 @ 09:12 PM Reply

At 1/10/13 08:48 PM, Oolaph wrote: http://hoff.bandcamp.com/

Absolutely love this, and I'm only two tracks in so far!

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Response to Ambient Music Club Jan. 11th, 2013 @ 01:33 AM Reply

At 1/9/13 05:35 AM, ZeroAsALimit wrote: This is quite a wide term, one could call it a genre unto its' own, but really it is a type of Electronic music. It is the anti-thesios of modern music in a way, there is no beat or ryn thm, just a journey.

So this club is only for electronic ambient music? That would be kind of sad... There are artists making ambient music in varions musical genres.

Does Ulver albums like A Quick Fix Of Melancholy or Perdition City would fit your definition of ambient ? Otherwise I also like Funki Porcini and some work by A Death Cinematic.

Plus, here's a wonderful track by Ben Woods:
Ben Woods - Stare Out In Silence

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Response to Ambient Music Club Jan. 11th, 2013 @ 02:12 PM Reply

At 1/11/13 01:33 AM, HeavenDuff wrote: So this club is only for electronic ambient music? That would be kind of sad... There are artists making ambient music in varions musical genres.

I think it's silly to limit the thread to just electronic stuff, I mean there usually a huge crossover between electronic instruments and acoustic instruments in ambient music anyways. As for Ulver, I always enjoyed their album Lyckantropen Themes, although I haven't heard much else from them.

Some more awesome free stuff:
Maps and Diagrams - The Giant Woods

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Response to Ambient Music Club Jan. 11th, 2013 @ 02:40 PM Reply

At 1/9/13 04:34 PM, Oolaph wrote:
At 1/9/13 04:12 PM, J-Rex wrote: Is this for fans of the genre, makers of the genre, or both?
I'd say both is just fine, I don't see any reason to exclude discussion about making the music.

This. If you have anything you have made, by all means post it in here and if you want to talk about your experiences of creating, then that is cool too.

As for HeavenDuff's question - no, this thread is for all ambient music. I merely consider it a subgenre of electronic because I would argue that the studio itself is so often an instrument too, that's just what I think - I'm not necesserily right, but I don't want to put any constraints in this thread really. Ambient is what you feel it is.

Checking out the first link posted by SineRider, Atomium Pt. 2 by Stars Of The Lid. It's beautiful and tender.

Ordered myself a couple of Karl Schulze records - Dig It and Trancefer.


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Response to Ambient Music Club Jan. 11th, 2013 @ 03:21 PM Reply

At 1/10/13 08:48 PM, Oolaph wrote: I'm really enjoying this, you guys should check it out. There are some really cool sounds thrown around in this album.

Plus I think the album artwork is killer.

http://hoff.bandcamp.com/

The artwork is killer and the music is even better!


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Response to Ambient Music Club Jan. 12th, 2013 @ 05:44 PM Reply

So, according to you guys, would any of the material on the compilation album 1993-2003: 1st Decade in the Machines be considered ambient ?

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Response to Ambient Music Club Jan. 16th, 2013 @ 04:31 AM Reply

At 1/12/13 05:44 PM, HeavenDuff wrote: So, according to you guys, would any of the material on the compilation album 1993-2003: 1st Decade in the Machines be considered ambient ?

My computer is too porn addled to load that, but I think that Ulver are at least influenced gy ambient and I would call them such mysekf.

Remember, there are no g:)uidelines or rules.


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Response to Ambient Music Club Jan. 16th, 2013 @ 06:00 AM Reply

does drone count? I've been listening to a lot of ambient/drone recently to help me sleep. Current favourites:

Oneohtrix Point Never
Yellow Swans
mhva
Earth (drone)
Boris and Sunn O))) (brilliant both on their own and working together, drone)
and the Limbo soundtrack

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Response to Ambient Music Club Jan. 16th, 2013 @ 11:08 AM Reply

At 1/10/13 08:48 PM, Oolaph wrote: I'm really enjoying this, you guys should check it out. There are some really cool sounds thrown around in this album.

Plus I think the album artwork is killer.

http://hoff.bandcamp.com/

beautiful stuff.

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Response to Ambient Music Club Jan. 17th, 2013 @ 02:25 PM Reply

avril 14th <--- by far one of my favorite ambient tunes ever.

I also make ambient ^___^

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Response to Ambient Music Club Jan. 17th, 2013 @ 04:11 PM Reply

Wow, why haven't I heard of this club yet? o.o

Hi all! I produce atmospheric music myself. My favorite artists outta be Solar Fields, Carbon Based Lifeforms, Aes Dana, H.U.V.A. Network and anything mixed by spacemind2012 and MrSuicideSheep on Youtube. XD

I got influenced by Aphex Twin's Selected Ambient Works Vol. II as well, and early drone/electronic experiments... Brain Eno, Steve Roach and Tangerine Dream come into my mind right now, but I possibly heard more in my life.

Right now I'm listening to lots of what they call slowcore and dream pop. Slowdive, Low, Red House Painters... just a few names. :D I'm sure some of you have heard of these projects. '90s ftw. ./

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Response to Ambient Music Club Jan. 17th, 2013 @ 04:37 PM Reply

we shall discuss tim hecker, 1Otrix.never and selected ambient works

in other words i am joining based on those artists alone

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Response to Ambient Music Club Jan. 17th, 2013 @ 04:40 PM Reply

At 1/17/13 04:37 PM, kanef wrote: we shall discuss tim hecker, 1Otrix.never and selected ambient works

in other words i am joining based on those artists alone

This club will be good for you, since you should really try listening to stuff other than what /mu/ raves about on a daily basis.


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Response to Ambient Music Club Jan. 17th, 2013 @ 05:18 PM Reply

At 1/17/13 04:47 PM, 372 wrote: What about ambient rock?
Circa Survive- House of Leaves

Hm, I think I'll gladly sport this thread link to my signature. :3

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Response to Ambient Music Club Jan. 17th, 2013 @ 07:00 PM Reply

At 1/17/13 04:47 PM, 372 wrote: What about ambient rock?
Circa Survive- House of Leaves

you might like this one too :)

explosions in the sky - the only moment we were alone

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Response to Ambient Music Club Jan. 17th, 2013 @ 08:08 PM Reply

At 1/17/13 07:00 PM, Rhoder wrote:
At 1/17/13 04:47 PM, 372 wrote: What about ambient rock?
Circa Survive- House of Leaves
you might like this one too :)

explosions in the sky - the only moment we were alone

I love that band! :D

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Response to Ambient Music Club Jan. 17th, 2013 @ 08:20 PM Reply

At 1/16/13 06:00 AM, JaY11 wrote: Boris and Sunn O))) (brilliant both on their own and working together, drone)

The Sinking Belle (Blue Sheep) is my favorite from Altar.


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Response to Ambient Music Club Jan. 17th, 2013 @ 08:23 PM Reply

At 1/17/13 04:47 PM, 372 wrote: Circa Survive
At 1/17/13 07:00 PM, Rhoder wrote: explosions in the sky

I did not sign up for this.


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Response to Ambient Music Club Jan. 17th, 2013 @ 08:24 PM Reply

Speaking of creating ambient music, I just recently started making generative or aleatoric music. Basically the music plays itself and I don't do any sort of notation or sequencing. It's really cool idea and fun to experiment with. Has anyone else tried this before?

I made a short album designed for sleeping where most of the tracks were generative. I find the challenge is coming up with something that isn't completely atonal or random sounding. I did all my tracks in Reason 5.0 and solely used the Thor module because of the built in step sequencer. I tried lots of tricks like, routing the LFO's cv to modulate the sequencers rate to really give it a loose feel.

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Response to Ambient Music Club Jan. 17th, 2013 @ 08:29 PM Reply

At 1/17/13 08:23 PM, Oolaph wrote:
At 1/17/13 04:47 PM, 372 wrote: Circa Survive
At 1/17/13 07:00 PM, Rhoder wrote: explosions in the sky
I did not sign up for this.

you didn't expect someone to post ambient rock in the "ambient music club"..?

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Response to Ambient Music Club Jan. 18th, 2013 @ 08:01 AM Reply

At 1/17/13 08:20 PM, Sense-Offender wrote:
At 1/16/13 06:00 AM, JaY11 wrote: Boris and Sunn O))) (brilliant both on their own and working together, drone)
The Sinking Belle (Blue Sheep) is my favorite from Altar.

Love the instrumentals on it, never been a massive fan of the vocals though. For that reason I think I prefer the Black & White sheep versions, but still Blue Sheep is great and the whole album is a masterpiece.

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Response to Ambient Music Club Jan. 18th, 2013 @ 09:26 AM Reply

At 1/17/13 08:24 PM, SineRider wrote: Speaking of creating ambient music, I just recently started making generative or aleatoric music. Basically the music plays itself and I don't do any sort of notation or sequencing. It's really cool idea and fun to experiment with. Has anyone else tried this before?

I made a short album designed for sleeping where most of the tracks were generative. I find the challenge is coming up with something that isn't completely atonal or random sounding. I did all my tracks in Reason 5.0 and solely used the Thor module because of the built in step sequencer. I tried lots of tricks like, routing the LFO's cv to modulate the sequencers rate to really give it a loose feel.

I think it's an interesting idea and has potential. You could surely use that technique to build up something even more surreal and layered, maybe just as an intermezzo between rhythmic parts in a song, make it insane, make it intense. :D Right now, your work reminds me of Brian Eno/Harold Budd's "Ambient 2: The Plateaux Of Mirror"... only with less pianos.

'Cause you know, I'd rather view that mini-album as a starting point for something evolved and more mature than just a couple of randomly generated pads and bells, haha. Jk. Well, you can achieve more or less the same effect by recording yourself playing the keyboard and mashing black keys only. XD Soo "exotic" huh?

Jokes apart, I've been training on Thor too recently - speaking of drones and randomness, and I've noticed how versatile this device can be. You can really make a symphony with just sine waves (oh, the irony...) and programming a particular sound to repeat at some point in time, change in tone/octave or bounce between left and right... It's really a great device, I love it. That + Combinator.