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what is the most beautiful ambient album you've ever heard? pic related, Pop is probably my runner-up

also,
>favorite artist
>what have you been listening to lately
>most anticipated project
>any recent discoveries

share the wealth
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good pick
>pic related is my favourite
>most recent is Fennesz - Bécs
>most recent discovery are those techno/idm/ambient remixes of Nav Katze
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>>53313731
this looks super interesting, somehow haven't heard this one before. also,
>techno/idm/ambient remixes of Nav Katze
are they by Nav Katze or who should I be searching for?
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>>53313870
they're by RDJ, Ae, µ-Ziq, Seefeel and many more: http://www.discogs.com/Nav-Katze-Never-Mind-The-Distortions/release/917401
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>pic related
>mostly this and some of Ulver's ambient work, very dark
>recent discovery is Tu M' - Monochromes, reminds me a lot of Ambient 1
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>>53313601
love An Empty Bliss Beyond This World

>can't pick a fav, but some of my favs are Super Minerals, The Caretaker, Julianna Barwick, Yoga, Oval, and Zoviet France
>Oasis by Dettinger (pic related), ambient minimal techno
>haven't found anything i've really really liked recently
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>>53314171
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Fennesz in all the fields
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does this count as ambient? if so, this

I don't have much else to share but you guys have stuff like this feel free to let me know, I love it
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>>53315753
listen to rifts
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>>53315986
I'm not finding anything, got an album title or something? only turning up shitty soundcloud bands
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>>53316021
rifts is an album by OPN
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>>53316021
It's an album, silly

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OqUD7LO2gYI
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>>53313601
That's probably one of my favorite albums of all time. Have you checked out his other stuff? All the Caretaker stuff is good and V/Vm is really interesting, plus he released an ambient album recently under Leyland Kirby, it's pretty good.
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>>53316163
definitely! my second favorite of his is probably A Stairway to the Stars. shit is amazing
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>>53316046
>>53316106
Wow I'm a fucking idiot. Thanks guys.
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http://shop.hammockmusic.com/album/oblivion-hymns

https://friendcatcher.bandcamp.com/album/true-pyramid

http://music.lowercasenoises.com/album/migratory-patterns

https://rhiansheehan.bandcamp.com/album/standing-in-silence

https://infraction.bandcamp.com/album/along-the-mantic-spring
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>>53314914
Seconding this. Pic related is second most beautiful.
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not the most beautiful ambient album of all time but certainly the most relaxing album >>53315825
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>>53313601
what are some other albums in the same vein as this?
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>>53316826
OP here, the rest of his are all I know of off hand. ASttS is similar but much darker, and all of his releases under Caretaker sound relatively close
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>>53314171
Thanks, just finished listening to this, kept my mood pretty neutral without getting angsty or distracted. Actually got some work done on my performance review!
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>>53317069
glad I could be of service :)
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This is absolutely transcendent.

Also:
Faint - Taylor Deupree
The Disintegration Loops - Basinski
Mirages - Tim Hecker
Ambient 1 - Brian Eno
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>>53317069
>not tearing up at A Steep Hill of Vicodin Tears
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>>53313601

I highly recommend vladislav delay's album from last year, probably my ambient AOTY 2014
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>>53318616
It was a 3/10, at best
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>>53318616
phobos was 2k14 ambient AOTY, everyone knows this
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entry level ambient thread #30294
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>>53313601
>>53315753
>>53314914
>>53318354

good albums.

pic related = jefre
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>>53318427
Just listened to it. I see how you could get a sad feeling from it but I feel like that was more on the surface with the slow pace and heavy notes. Still I got a feeling of clarity, and I feel like it the song had a positive outlook or perspective.

Songs that really make me sad are ones that are slightly upbeat such as: Nav Katze - Heaven Electric
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Big fan of bvdub's ambient techno style
pic related 'I'll only break your heart'
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>>53313601
this
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PnbGirPTgF0

and this
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICcK6Li5OfM

these are both bretty gud imo
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>>53314171
>Tu M' - Monochromes

Good album
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=peCO8A1npJI

I need more like this, I've gone on a huge Tangerine Dream binge and this is my favorite.
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This is probably my favorite ambient album, tied with Gas' Pop.

2104 was a stellar year for ambient. Highly recommended, in approximate order of how much I liked them:

Loscil - Sea Island
James Murray - Mount View
Christopher Bissonnette - Essays in Idleness
Illuha - Akari
Porya Hatami - Shallow
Vladislav Delay - Visa
Chihei Hatakeyama & Hakobune - It is, it isn't
Marble Sky - s/t
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>>53313601
Most beautiful I have heard is definitely And Their Refinement of the Decline by Stars of the Lid

>Arktau Eos (dark/ritual ambient)
>not a lot of ambient
>recent discoveries are Windy & Carl, Yoga, False Mirror and Trial of the Bow
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Lately I've been diggin on this.
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Scissors and Sellotape - For the Tired and Ill at Ease

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X02jboT4drw
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I didn't like this album at first, but it's become one of my favorite ambient releases. Those eerie oscillating textures are engaging.
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>>53315986
returnal is a more polished rifts, but replica is better than both anyways. they're all fantastic albums, though.
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>>53316592
wow listening to this right now and it's awesome
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>>53321112
fuckin love jeff witscher (rene hell, marble sky, secret abuse)
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>>53313601
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Maybe not the most beautiful but my favorite.

Also really dig Bruce Anderson's Brutality 2: Balkana.
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>>53313731
I really like pic related and I like Thaemlitz's deep house oriented stuff. You've probably heard Fennesz's Cendre but if not listen to that.

I think Steve Roach might be my favorite of all time but I've been leaning towards alot of dark ambient lately (pic related is one of my most recent but I've already heard most of his discography). I'm looking forward to the next Celer release but I'm not actively tracking it because their page is usually inveterate and an album will come out of nowhere. My most recent discovery is an album called Oxtirn that's more shitty noise than ambient but it has nice ambient interludes
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>>53318688
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>>53318616
vladi ducked up on this one
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fucking masterpiece
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ambient is such a beautiful genre, really artistic and yet so light hearted in a strange and fetching way
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>>53322880
& also this
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hooked on this at the moment, all the live instruments are beautiful
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>>53313601
That album's amazing, but I associate it with dark times now.
>>53318698
Cool, then post better stuff if you haven't already.

>>53322998
That's a language, but what is it? (on the album cover, I mean)
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>>53322880
Oi, that's the stuff mang.
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>>53323138
>That's a language, but what is it?
Cuneiform
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>>53313601
John Foxx & Harold Budd- Translucene/Drift Music

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=af5xOP_jrx0

Reminds me of when I used to go to univeristy down in cornwall and walking in the surrounding fields

fuck I miss those days
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P. Good ambient soundtrack.
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This would be so much better if any of you lazy asses actually bothered to post some samples or links.

Yeah right i'm actually going to sit through 24 albums of ambient wankery for maybe 10 good musical ideas overall.
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>>53324137
Translation: "The internet was made for ME! Why the fuck isn't everything the way I want it to be!?!? Why do I have to do work? Wow, this dragon dildo really is great!"
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Personal faves:

Brian Eno - Thursday Afternoon
Brian Eno - Apollo: Atmospheres & Soundtracks
Brian Eno - Ambient 1: Music for Airports
Brian Eno - Lux
Steve Roach - Structures from Silence
NASA Voyager Recordings - Symphonies of the Planets
Steve Roach - Dreamtime Return
Steve Roach - The Magnificent Void

>Not technically ambient, but other favorites in that same vein:
Emeralds - Does It Look Like I'm Here?Tangerine Dream - Rubycon
Tangerine Dream - Phaedra
Boards of Canada - Music Has the Right to Children
Mark McGuire - An Old Hag's Cackle II
Emeralds - s/t
Emeralds - What Happened
Tony Scott - Music for Zen Meditation
Emeralds - Allegory of Allergies
Tangerine Dream - Hyperborea
Emeralds - The Overlook
Mark McGuire - A Pocket Full of Rain
Steve Hauschildt - Tragedy & Geometry
Manuel Göttsching - Inventions for Electric Guitar
David Lange - Return of the Comet
Tangerine Dream - Zeit
Steve Hauschildt - The Stairwell is Long Gone
Vangelis - L'Apocalypse des Animaux
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>>53324188
Unlike your post, this would benefit everyone. I almost always post samples when i post something.
Good shit gets overlooked since you can't possibly sit through all this anyway
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>>53324137
Well I did
>>53323524

I understand you though you would think its a fucking given to post a track
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>>53313601
perhaps you'll enjoy Biosphere Substrata 2
a little darker, not recommended for tripping
>>53318354
on acid..
bro dude fuck man
I remember having a really deep an intense trip while listening to songs such as "Circassian", "The Other Face", and "The point of it all". It was magical.
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>>53313601
>mfw people actually enjoy this album
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>>53321405 and Time Machines
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>>53314914
seconding this one
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>>53313601
Latency by Tarentel, it's up at their official website but only available for 128 kbps, I think it was a purely vinyl release hence the poor quality, I've been looking for a better quality download but it's still worth a listen even with that quality (the one in youtube is the same quality, I uploaded it with the mp3s from the website).

honorable mentions:
Tarentel's Ghost Weight
Eluvium's Copia
Tim Hecker's Haunt Me, Haunt Me Do It Again
Rothko's A Negative For Francis
Jefre Cantu Ledesma's Love Is A Stream
Fennesz's Venice
Gigi Masin's Wind (and Lontano)
Golden Retriever's Seer
heroin party's summer made me blue; summer gave me sky
Labradford's E Luxo So
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Is the title track the greatest ambient piece ever made?
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bamp
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>>53320048
Loscil is one of my favorites, and I especially enjoyed Sea Island. It is very emotionally dynamic, and I think he has mastered his post-Plume craft with this release.

And Their Refinement of the Decline is heavenly. From Plume, "Charlie" is one of the tracks of all music that has made me cry due to its beauty.
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>>53313601
one of my fav discoveries this year. Putting this on in a dark room a quiet afternoon while lying in bed was transcendent

Been getting into a lot of piano ambient lately, such as Nihls Frahm, Lubomyr Melnyk, Steve Reich (check out "piano phase", sampled for Tim Hecker's Virgins). Going to venture into Philip Glass

>>53314171
>>53314914
Appreciating more and more Stars of the Lid and AWVFTS albums lately as they help me sleep and are also masterpieces

>>53318354
>>53322880
Great albums

>>53324257
>>53324688
This is gold

Some quick mentions I didn't see:
Supersilent (jazzy dark ambient with somber sax, check out their 6th album)
Infinite Body, Yellow Swans, Flying Saucer Attack, Kammarheit+Robert Rich(dark ambient), Sleep Research Facility (for bedtime), Ulrich Schnauss, Laraaji
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>>53325144
>jazzy dark ambient with somber sax
Downloading that off of the description alone. Any other ambient with jazz elements?
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>>53324758
yessss
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>>53325573
dont know any more with this style. Let me know if you like the album
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>>53325144
>>53325573
my mistake there is no sax only trumpet. Nevertheless, listen to the album, it really is an improv masterpiece
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Do you guys like Black Swan?
He (she? they? I dunno, the project is still anonymous afaik) is probably my favourite ambient/drone artist
Pic related would probably be my fav album in the genre, either that or No Dreams by Noveller
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OgtvZv1wb68

More recently I listened to Feathermagnetik by Kira Kira after it got dropped on me in a "listen to the album posted below you" thread and it's definitely the most gorgeous album I've heard in a long time, I'd strongly recommend it
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dhdB-JY4R80
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>>53325708
It truly encapsulates what ambient music should be. Background, repetition, no sense of beginning or end, no build up, just passages that serve as a background piece. It's truly beautiful.
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