Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Mr-Beagle, Aug 14, 2019.
Robert Rich & B. Lustmord – "Stalker"
Decayed Society (2019 Vinyl Reissue), by ASC & Sam KDC
Is it a requirement that ambient should go anywhere though? I thought the opposite was true. Hypnotic, repetitive.
sonic youth - total trash - the middle section
(or any glenn branca symphony)
The term "wallpaper music" is often used as a pejorative to denote music that is really there to provide a background sonic environment, rather than for active listening. Yet when you think about it, that's what "ambient music" is, and is intended to be. The title of Brian Eno's "Music for Airports" says it all. Airports are not a place where you expect to be able to sit and devote half an hour to listening to a musical work. You normally has lots of other things on your mind, such as when is your flight going to be called for boarding, or how long will it be until that baggage carousel disgorges your backpack. You would not really be listening to the music, but it provides, or claims to provide, a more pleasant sonic environment than just silence or the noises one normally associates with airports.
That being the case, it's a mistake to judge ambient music by the same criteria one judges a classical concerto or a rock album. It does not need to be structured, with developing themes. It does not need to "go" anywhere. It just needs to sound pleasant when playing in the background.
I don't think of MMM as industrial.
I prefer it if there's a development in the 'melody' otherwise I might as well listen to a single note being repeated. Although not industrial, Spiegel Im Spiegel is an example of what I mean.
French electronic/industrial band The Grief has some terrific ambient pieces. One of my favourite bands. But this is no easy music, it is really dark.
Sorry I cant upload pictures now, but if you can try these albuns from them:
Kittystra 4 (1989)
You can listen to some The Grief in here Norscq
Norscq was the main force behind The Grief and other projects like The Atlas Project.
Sonic Youth "Bad moon rising"
No, it's easy listening.
This is excellent - Apollo 11 soundtrack. watched the movie on CNN during the anniversary weekend, and it's spooky as hell (the movie and the music).
I would also add anything by Haare. This one is nice. I get the feeling though the OP isn't into anything too "harsh".
If you say so.
I'm going to jump in here for a moment.
I just saw the movie Ad Astra, and while I thought the movie wasn't great, I did notice the soundtrack.
Anyway, I know Robert Rich, and I have a lot of his stuff. I actually asked him once, if he ever thought about doing anything a little more grating or aggressive. I used mid '70's King Crimson as the model. He said, no ...
Anyway, I cut and pasted a lot of stuff in here. And while I'm not really looking for (hard core?) industrial ambient, I'd certainly like to explore stuff with more of an edge than Tangerine Dream, Bass Communion, shoot, I have a crapload of "regular" ambient, just not off the top of my head. I also really like Bruce Gilbert and the stuff he did with/as Dome. The Solaris soundtrack, the 2046 soundtrack, the Equalizer soundtrack, etc ...
This is my new ambient work. Please listen :
This is pretty cool. I wouldn't really call it "industrial" ambient though, just good plain "ambient".
Ambient 4: Isolationism. Compilation, best heard late at night in a dark room...
I just realized that I didn't include a link to one of my more favorite mixes I've ever done. I painstakingly put this together several years back and it's definitely on the dark/creepy/sinister side of ambient. It's meant to be listened to in one sitting as it is a continuous mix. Give it a listen when you have an hour to spare.
Dark Ambient Mix (1984-2011)
Nocturnal Emissions - Bestiae Clamor (1989) 0:01
Bill Laswell & M.J. Harris - Distal Sonority (1994) 3:45
Deep Listening Band - Balloon Payment (1991) 4:34
Deep Listening Band - Metalorgy (1991) 5:20
Lull - Slow Fall Inward (1995) 6:20
Pessary - Decompose (1992) 8:10
Nurse With Wound - Beetle Crawls Across My Back (1993) 13:25
Total - Six (1994) 18:45
Painkiller - Parish Of Tama (1994) 20:30
Bass Communion - Loss (Part 1) (2005) 23:52
[Main] - XX (1998) 34:25
Thomas Köner - Kanon (Part 1: Brohuk) (1994) 35:45
Demdike Stare - Quiet Sky (2011) 37:40
Non - Cruenta Voluptas (1986) 40:26
Lustmord & Robert Rich - Undulating Terrain (1995) 41:30
Hafler Trio - A Thirsty Fish/The Dirty Fire (1987) 45:00
Shinjuku Thief - A Midnight Mass (1993) 47:55
Pete Namlook - Subharmonic Invocation Of The Dark Spirits (1996) 48:40
Sunn O))) - Sin Nanna (2005) 50:48
X Ray - Annul (1995) 52:30
Andrew Liles - The Dying Submariner Part 4 (2007) 55:08
Jeff Greinke - Humid (1998) 57:43
KK Null & James Plotkin - Drowning In Aurora (1995) 1:01:00
:Zoviet*France: - Daisy Gun (1994) 1:02:00
Coil - How To Destroy Angels (1984) 1:04:15
I would think an "Index of Metals" from Fripp and Eno's Evening Star LP would fit the bill:
Main’s Motion Pool album or Hz EP compilation may fit the bill. Heavily processed guitar ambient with some vocal tracks mixed in. Both are all time favorites.
It's terrific, Synthfreek. Any chance you have a downloadable version in good quality?
I was kind of wondering that too, but I didn't want to be the 1st one to ask.
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