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32 Best Ambient Albums Ever Made Optimistic Underground

8.14.2017 | Jennifer Bargeman

Here it is, the Optimistic Underground list of best ambient albums ever made. Inspired by Lots of people like ambient music for lots of reasons.

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I listened again just a couple days ago. Kinda perfect for just drifting off, the way the samples enter and exit haphazardly feels like slipping in and out of sleep.

Wonderful suggestions, thank you! I really do regret not including Substrata, to be honest. Maybe I’d just seen it on too many other lists, but it’s there for a reason – it’s a true classic.

Some enjoy the way that it can dilate time, shifting perception for vast stretches.

Discover 10 of the Best Ambient Albums

3.9.2017 | Logan Blare

As a longtime nerd of electronic music in all of its forms, compiling a list of just ten of the best ambient albums is true torture for me.

(3) Global Communication – “ Pentamerous Metamorphosis ” & “ 76:14 ” (1993 & 1994).

The group used it as a vehicle to coyly promote their own tracks like “ 3 A.M. Eternal “, “ Last Train To Trancentral “, and “ Justified and Ancient “, but “Chill Out” was the moment their imagined concept album took on a much deeper meaning. Never before has an album been more of a gateway between the old and the new, escalating disparities such as Elvis and acid house, transposing them over chanting monks and news blips about kids being killed in auto accidents.

#not the best ambient albums of all time

6.12.2017 | Logan Miers

Brian Eno. 0:00. Pitchfork's 50 Best Ambient Albums of All Time by Pitchfork. Ambient music has never reached critical mass here in the US.

So many opinions, so much outrage, so much debate! No, I’m not talking about the debacle of our political system in the year of rage meets stupid. Over the course of a few hours, the Twitterverse had exploded on Monday.

Lowe – Fazo IV: La Kvalito De Speguloj (Rainbow Body Records, 2010) Robert Rich + Steve Roach ?– Strata (Hearts Of Space, 1990) Sanso-Xtro – Sentimentalist (Type, 2005) Sawako – Hum (12k, 2005) Scanner – Lauwarm Instrumentals (Beggar’s Banquet, 1999) Seefeel – Quique (Too Pure, 1993) Shuttle358 – Can You Prove I Was Born (12k, 2015) Siavash Amini – Till Human Voices Wake Us (Umor Rex, 2014) Simon Scott – Bunny (Miasmah, 2011) Slowdive – Pygmalion (Creation, 1995) Solo Andata – Solo Andata (12k, 2009) Stars of The Lid – The Ballasted Orchestra (Kranky, 1997) Steinbrüchel – Opaque (Room40, 2005) Stephan Mathieu – A Static Place (12k, 2008) Steve Peters + Steve Roden – Not a Leaf Remains As It Was (12K, 2010) Susumu Yokota – Sakura (Leaf, 2000) Suzanne Ciani – Seven Waves (Finnadar, 1982) Sylvain Chauveau – Nuage (Type, 2008) Taylor Deupree – Faint (12k, 2010) Terre Thaemlitz – Means From an End (Mille Plateaux, 1998) The Caretaker – Persistent Repetition of Phrases (Install, 2008) Thomas Köner – Permafrost (Barooni, 1993) Tim Hecker – Radio Amor (Mille Plateaux, 2003) Tujiko Noriko – Blurred in My Mirror (Room40, 2005) Twine – Twine (Ghostly International, 2003) Úrsula – Hasta que la soledad nos separe (Foehn, 2010) Vangelis – Blade Runner OST (Eastwest, 1994) Vladislav Delay – Entain (Mille Plateaux, 2000) Windy & Carl – Consciousness (Kranky, 2001) Yagya – Rhythm of Snow (Force Inc., 2002).

We Give Pitchfork's 50 Best Ambient Albums List a 6.7. Here Are

7.13.2017 | Logan Blare

Now I'd like to do the same with a list of the 50 Best Ambient Albums of essay that drops science about ambient music's multifarious appeal.

Lichens, The Psychic Nature of Being (Kranky/Holy Mountain, 2005).

David Jackman, Sol Mara (Robot/Die Stadt, 1999).

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Alva Noto + Ryuichi Sakamoto, Vrioon (Raster-Noton, 2002).

This was my expression when Pitchfork left Éliane Radigue off its 50 Best Ambient Albums list.

Panabrite, Sub-Aquatic Meditation (Aguirre, 2012).

Mort Garson, Mother Earth's Plantasia (Homewood, 1976).

Robert Beatty, Soundtracks for Takeshi Murata (Glistening Examples, 2013).

The Irresistible Force, Global Chillage (Rising High, 1994).

Harold Budd, The Oak of the Golden Dreams (Advance, 1971).

Cluster, Cluster (Philips, 1971).

Brian Eno, :Neroli: Thinking Music Part IV (All Saints, 1993).

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Head, Head (Buddah, 1970).

Lull, Cold Summer (Sentrax, 1994).

This was my expression when Pitchfork left Vangelis off its 50 Best Ambient Albums list.

Peter Michael Hamel, Colours of Time (Kuckuck, 1980).

Klangwart, Köln-Olpe (Klangsle, 1998).

Global Communication, 76:14 (Dedicated, 1994).

Emerald Web, Whispered Visions (Stargate, 1980).

Vangelis, Beaubourg (RCA, 1978).

Ariel Kalma, Open Like a Flute (Astral Muse Production, 1982).

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Kay Gardner, Moon Circles (Urana, 1975).

At its best, it casts enough shade to dampen the extraneous while causing a shift in our perceptions, enough to take us out of time and place, to wherever we need to be.

50 Of The Greatest Ambient Albums Ever Recorded

5.11.2017 | Logan Blare
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That being said, ambient music comes in many forms these days, and Fortunay Pitchfork has put together a list of 50 of the best ambient.

What would life be like without ambient music? It’s difficult to fathom. That being said, ambient music comes in many forms these days, and some stuff is better than others. Give it a read here. Fortunay Pitchfork has put together a list of 50 of the best ambient records of all time that covers everyone from pioneers like Terry Riley to modern wizards like Oneohtrix Point Never. Sonic wallpaper, as Brian Eno once put it. It makes for a pretty detailed crash course into a style that’s often quite esoteric and difficult to penetrate. The sound—a genre that’s incredibly unexciting by design—is the perfect sonic accoutrement for nearly any activity.

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Go deep into ambient with this list of essentials and forgotten classics.