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P o s t a m b i e n t l u x The 100 Best Ambient Albums of 2016 by

4.10.2017 | Logan Blare

The 100 Best Ambient Albums of 2016 by Hermann Holsgr @postambientlux​ by @hermannholsgr • • • 100 : Velleitie • Unblurred Variants.

73 : Raphael Leray • Solstitial Memories https://phinery.bandcamp.com/album/solstitial-memories.

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#41 : Aleksi Perälä • Contact http://aleksiperala.bandcamp.com/album/contact.

51 : Eluvium • False Readings On https://eluvium.bandcamp.com/album/false-readings-on.

#44 : Lorenzo Senni • Persona https://open.spotify.com/album/6mYcSE6c9FOwaOG9rifQM2.

87 : Dmitry Evgrafov • The Quiet Observation https://dmitry-evgrafov.bandcamp.com/album/the-quiet-observation.

#34 : Huerco S.

Best Instrumental Music Albums to Help You Focus

12.18.2017 | Logan Blare

By Dan Jackson Published On 07/28/2016. The 30 Best Albums of 2016, Ranked. Brian Eno, Ambient 1: Music for Airports (1978). Sounds like: Digital.

So many mind-numbing subway rides have been saved by the power of this hypnotic, transporting record. Richard David James, the twisted mind behind Aphex Twin, makes subtle, tricky compositions that will have you nodding your head and tapping your foot while you cruise through that 200-page packet of reading material you have to finish by the end of the night. Sounds like: Climbing inside a machine Good for: Playing Minesweeper for hours Electronic music is often communal -- there's a reason dance clubs are so often compared to cathedrals -- but some beat-driven records are designed for alone time.

If you have a favorite record from a particular genre cited below, share in the comments, and check out a Spotify playlist sampler below.).

ACL 2016 Top Ten Ambient a closer listen

7.13.2017 | Jennifer Bargeman

The irony: some of this year's ambient albums get loud. And now A Closer Listen presents The Top 10 Ambient Albums of 2016!. the finest tracks from some of Iceland's best performers, including Hjaltalin and Samaris.

(Chris Redfearn-Murray). This “soundtrack for the middle of nowhere” leaves remnants of its homages to both water and earth as field recordings thoughtfully scattered over its palette of electronics and strings, which is full of warmth despite the unforgiving Irish terrain it depicts. After a journey through monuments vestigial and tales mythical, one is struck with the sense of an artist fascinated by – and grateful for – the place he calls home. A slow dance, yes, but one of fluidity and with narrative.

Our favourite 'Ambient' albums Society of Sound

3.9.2017 | Logan Miers

Posted on 1 Apr 2016 | 1 comment And before you complain that your favourite ambient album isn't here. Yes, we know, and we While the KLF are best known for burning a million pounds and their poppier moments and Top of the Pops.

Yes, we know, and we apologise, and we would love to hear your suggestion – as this list could have been almost endless!. And before you complain that your favourite ambient album isn’t here.

Boring, NEVER!. Ambient music – Challenging, yes.

Brian Eno – Ambient 1: Music For Airports While Brian Eno certainly didn’t invent ambient music, his debut album in the genre was also the first to explicitly use the term. This four-track masterpiece primarily uses tape loops, and is designed to be looped itself, to provide a continuous backdrop.

Moving between almost DJ Shadow style scratching to more spacious, ambient moments, every second of its 70-minute running time is compley intoxicating.

50 More Essential Ambient Albums You Should Hear

6.12.2017 | Logan Blare
Best ambient albums 2016

The article, aptly titled “We Give Pitchfork's 50 Best Ambient Albums List a 6.7 Here Are Some Glaring Published on September 30, 2016 09:00 Berlin time.

Read More: DjRUM explains the appeal of Susumu Yokota’s ambient LP Grinning Cat.

Tune in, turn on, drop out, again.

So it doesn’t come as much of a surprise that there’s already been a rebuttal to Pitchfork’s list from Seattle-based alt-weekly The Stranger. The other day Pitchfork posted a list of the 50 definitive ambient albums of all time. Titles like that—and lists in general—pretty much always provoke heated discussions.

The article, aptly titled “ We Give Pitchfork’s 50 Best Ambient Albums List a 6.7 Here Are Some Glaring Omissions “, rips the music site pretty hard. But whether you agree with them or not, the new list encompasses 50 more albums of pure ambient bliss from the likes of Brian Eno, Harold Budd, Spacemen 3, David Sylvian, Terry Riley, The Orb, Cluster, Alva.Noto and many others.