Rolling Ambient/Modern Composition/Drone Thread 2018 Edition


#404

Shall we just do it in here or start a separate thread?


#405

Do it here imo. I’ve already caused enough hassle with the similarly named listening club thread


#406

Okay great. We’ll say 5 points for No.1, 4 points for No. 2 etc. Same rules as the monthly polls and the end of year one basically. :smiley:

I’ll do mine then, was hard choosing been such a good year:

  1. Warmth - Parallel
  2. James Murray - Falling Backwards
  3. Poemme - Moments in Golden Light
  4. Gray Acres - Grey Acres
  5. Emily A. Sprauge - Mount Vision

#407

So bloody inconsiderate :wink:


#408

Anyone who’s not heard Dialect’s album recommended by @tattybye in the ‘nominate an album…’ thread should really give it a listen - very much what I wish yer man Hecker was up to these days. You really should give it a go. Warmth is next on my ‘to do list’:


#409

Listened to this at the time I think but didn’t return to it for whatever reason. Pretty good and merits a few more plays.


#410

I like it. Warmth (on first listen) is so SAW II that I almost wonder about just listening to that instead. Giving your Hotel Neon a go now, for some reason I’ve never listened to any of theirs, even though you’ve plugged them several times…


#411

I’d recommend Context from last year most highly but it’s all lovely.

Also finding warmth fine but lacks a certain something to really draw me in.


#412

Discovered a couple of good things in the last few days:

Lunae Semita by Araceae
Excellent bilowy, ambient techno in the GAS/Field vein:

Mountains So High by Faru
Shimmering, hovering, ambient-drone:

Found both artists through stumbling onto this compilation:


Lots more to dig into there as well.


#413

Got Araceae on now - proper Silent Season dubby vibes going on :heart_eyes:


#414

It’s pretty ace! Listened to it about 5 times in the past 2 days.


#415

Yeah this is special.


#416

Will you lot stop finding new albums to listen to in mid November. You’re making end of year picks difficult!


#417

Never!


#418

Bibio’s put out a couple more of his Phantom Brickworks. Got so much time for the whole project.


#419

Listening to Acaceae, while I appreciate it is great, it is so close to Gas it is practically pastiche.


#420

Yep. I’m a massive sucker for that sound so whilst it’s ahem heavily influenced by GAS, I’m also OK with that.


#421

Yeah, it’s funny isn’t what you can let lie if you can get your fix. I don’t get too upset about people aping HIUV Hecker for example.


#422

Yep!

I wonder if I’m more forgiving of ambient/experimental/whatever music being clearly indebted to other things I like than I am with song-based stuff. After all, there’s no lyrics and structure and chord progressions go out the window, so it becomes more of an indefinable emotional connection with a palette of tones and sounds. :nerd_face:

Get that right for me, and I’m on board.


#423

I think it can apply to other textured music too. Shoegaze has a fairly specific set of palettes, and I’m generally a sucker for a bit of whammy barred feedback!