Beginner's guide to... Ambient


#41

And then a modern classic is Marielle V Jakobsons’ Star Core:


#42

Basically anything on Kranky


#43

Yup, and to that end, Windy & Carl’s Consciousness is a firm fave (narrow second choice for my first listening club pick), check out Balance (Trembling)…


#44

Sakura by susumu yakura.

One of the first ambient records to really hit the spot for me


#45

Stars of the Lid, Bing and Ruth, Eluvium, Warmth, Loscil, Biosphere, Hammock, Bersarin Quartet to name a few…


#46

CTRL+F KLF/Chill Out…?

And I agree with the above post about Lifeforms by FSOL - still my immediate response to the “A” question


#47

Fennesz and Sakamoto’s “Cendre” too


#48

Cliff Martinez’s soundtrack to Solaris


#49

That’s an awesome record, think I might have an “ambient day” today, starting with that (you’re aware they did a follow up?)


#50

Surprised nobody’s mentioned Discreet Music yet. That was my entrypoint to ambient (and arguably the beginning of it all) and remains one of my all-time favourites. Also,

Experimental Audio Research - Mesmerised

Sonic Boom’s post-Spacemen 3 career has thrown up some great ambient and drone moments; this is one of the most accessible and also one of the best. Shimmering, pretty, whooshy and trippy as hell. Here’s the first track:


#51

No-one’s mentioned Bee Mask yet, so I’ll rep for the wonderful Vapourware:

Donato Dozzy released a whole album of different remixes of the track. Also wonderful:


#52

Thomas Koner


Susumu Yokota

Oren Ambarchi

Richard Skelton

Brian Eno