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PostPosted: Wed Oct 14, 2015 9:24 am 
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I've been getting into a variety of Ambient and similarly subtle stuff lately. I've known Eno's music for many years, so I might as well call him out first.

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But I have been slowly, hahaha, catching on to newer bands like Explosions in the Sky, The End of the Ocean, and Hammock with their mid-volume evolutionary style.

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Of course, in the 60s and 70s there was a Classical Music based genre of Minimalism with Steve Reich and Terry Riley. Philip Glass turned into a cheezeball by the 80s, but his early work broke new ground.

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There are also Doom ambient bands such as Sunn 0))) who have created music with massive intensity, while keeping connected to some attributes of Ambient music, such as subtle modulation over time.

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I've found that Sunn 0))) were inspired by Earth, but I haven't heard much of their stuff yet, so I will be checking them out soon.

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Another item you might want to investigate is Bill Nelson's 'Trial By Intimacy' which came out in the mid-80s and was recently re-released. He was a guitar whiz-kid with Be Bop Deluxe in the 70s but went into ambient in a big way in the 80s.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 14, 2015 5:07 pm 
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The Forum Killed Arkay wrote:

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A desert island album if there ever was one. An all time favorite of mine.

I also have this one:

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and it's damned good as well.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 14, 2015 5:28 pm 
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I like this one by Eno:

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I got into this guy Richard Lainhart a few years back, but haven't listened in awhile:

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These have some decent ambient-type stuff:

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I listed volume two first because I prefer it to volume one.

I would also highly recommend this very ambient-like disc:

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 15, 2015 1:59 am 
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Try this. It's only about 4 1/2 hours long.

Da Camera presents For Philip Guston by Morton Feldman

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Thanks for the comments guys! I'll be checking out several (probably all eventually) of those recommendations, even the 4 hour one. I don't know much Bebop Deluxe, so that'll be good to check out. But, of the many Keith Jarrett albums, sleepy picked one that I don't have, so that will have to be a must-buy. Thanks for bringing up KJ. I'll have to do a full-on review of his stuff, as many of his albums would fit in with this thread.

I checked out 2 Earth albums this morning:

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They are from 2011 and 2012 respectively. This is slooowwwwww stuff. Very simply melodies, but nicely arranged. Besides featuring the Bass, Guitar and Drums, they throw in some nice Cello. I've always thought that more albums could benefit from some Cello! :)
I'm sure I'll be listening to more of their albums in the future.

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Years ago I was seduced by Eno's Apollo through a tape of a radio show, without knowing it was an album by Eno. It took about three years before I found out it was one of his.........Now a regular on the turntable.....

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This one with the wind harp
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anything by H.BUDD

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Never heard of H. Budd, I'll have to look that one up! I have several Keith Jarrett albums with Jan Garbarek, so cool that you recommended one of his solo albums.

Yesterday, I listened to 4 discs worth of Bill Nelson's Trial By Intimacy. It has a consistent sound throughout, but goes from playful to itchy to dissonant from tune to tune, most of which are very short. I think the first disc had 22 songs on it. A bunch of vocal snippets here and there, which made me think The Books had listened to him (I love The Books). Definitely recorded in the 80s going by the synth sounds, but that's not a bad thing, imo. I got a searching quality from it, a feeling like he would get an idea and try it just to see if it worked.

Now, with a second recommend for Eno's Apollo, I just cued that up on youtube. :)

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 16, 2015 10:33 am 
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The Forum Killed Arkay wrote:


Of course, in the 60s and 70s there was a Classical Music based genre of Minimalism with Steve Reich and Terry Riley.

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If you're interested in present-day minimalism, I'd highly recommend this by John Adams:

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And also this by John Luther Adams, a different composer:

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A Brief History of Ambient
4 volumes.
Each volume has 2 CDs, containing cuts from albums by a whole assortment of ambient music artists.
A good way to get an idea of what's out there, and good listening just for their own sake.

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David Cross & Robert Fripp - Starless Starlight
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Moon Ate the Dark and Moon Ate the Dark II

Both albums in a single cd package. I picked it up at a local record store a month ago, but I think they are from England. Its not strictly ambient, but for this thread it is close enough.
Anna Rose Carter plays acoustic piano while Christopher Brett Bailey subtly processes the sounds. I very much recommend.

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The Orb Featuring David Gilmour
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Being that tomorrow is Halloween, today is Sunn 0))) Day at work. I picked up White 2 on cd and Terrestrials on vinyl last weekend. I'm also throwing on the youtube versions of several others.

White 2 (w/ cut #1 Helloween)
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Terrestrials (& Ulver)
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Black One
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Dømkirke
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White 1
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These should be arrive in the mail tomorrow:

Monoliths & Dimensions
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ØØ Void
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