i loved pic related but am pleb
need your favorite ambient records
though not strictly ambient, if youre into hecker, you may like andy stott - faith in strangers
by a /mu/tant, too. much more melodic, if you're into that.
I recently listened to Christopher Tignor - Core Memory Unwound and it was good as shit. More minimal contemporary classical but one of the better classifiably ambient albums I've heard since A Year With 13 Moons.
If you like that album, check out Ben Frost - By The Throat and Fennesz - Black Sea.
As for ambient more generally, check out Steve Roach - Structures From Silence and Robert Rich - Echo Of Small Things.
Some of my favs
Loscil - First Narrows
Brian Eno - Apollo, Ambient 4
Gas - Pop, Zauberberg
Caretaker - Stairway to the Stars
Steve Roach - Structures From Silence, Dreamtime Return
Biosphere - Substrata
Sleep Research Facility - Deep Frieze
Windy & Carl - Depths
Also what >>54670925 suggested if you haven't heard any of them
I found Andy Stott to be pretty terrible. I was listening to Faith In Strangers on my computer which has really bad audio drivers though.
I think Gas is the best ambient project and everyone else should just stop trying tbh.
op here, listened to some
actually thought andy stott was not good and gas pop was just ok, not great
Sleep Research Facility - Deep Frieze is pretty awesome and for some reason i HATE BoC
also Oneohtrix Point Never - replica lives up to the hype
Faith in Strangers is trash in my opinion.
Luxury Problems, Passed me by and We stay together are great records though.
Try out the other Tim Hecker records, mainly Virgins and Dropped Pianos for a similar style to Ravedeath, or Haunt me for a more ambient style with no Piano
I also suggest giving Dirty Beaches - Stateless a listen.
I really, really like jefre cantu ledesma "love is a stream". I even have a personal connection to the album, greatest thing to come down from a terrible acid trip
Try Christopher Willits OP, maybeeee Tiger Flower Circle Sun.
Any good recommendations for Dark Ambient like this? Even though this album is a bit jazzy.
Off of the top of my head I can recommend Keith Fullerton Whitman, Stars of The Lid, A Winged Victory For The Sullen. They are all on Kranky. I personally find AWVFTS to be gash but they get a lot of hype here.
You might be interested in MINT. Gas was mentioned a few times here - MINT is kind of a companion piece to Gas. It is a bit more club-oriented but some tracks are very ambient/gentle. It is definitely more immediately likable: Gas often proves too difficult for people to understand because it is fucking strange on first listen.
You will like Gimu (check out A Season In Your Soul) and maybe Belong (October Language - also on Kranky, oops). Gimu is a hilariously pretentious Brazilian who makes pretty nice soundscapes.
Get every single Pop Ambient compilation you can get your hands on. Kompakt Records has a load of amazing ambient artists on their roster. A few stinkers too, but they are the minority. The Marsen Jules pieces on the compilations for 2007, 2012, and 2014 (probably a few more I am forgetting as well) are all really amazing and he doesn't make stuff like that outside of the compilations - He makes bland AWVFTS-y stuff normally.
The old guard (Eno, Roach, etc.) were doing something very different from what Hecker sets out to accomplish. They aren't without value but they probably are not what you are looking for.
bumping with various ambient-related stuff
favorite ambient album atm.
being pretty new to ambient myself, can anyone recommend stuff similar to this?
If by similar you mean arctic themed ambient then check out:
Thomas Koner - Kaamos, Nuuk
Sleep Research Facility - Deep Frieze
Lull - Cold Summer
Biosphere - Substrata, Polar Sequences
Deepchord Presents Echospace - The Coldest Season
Koner, SRF and Lull are dark if that's what you want
these are both great/I see them in bandcamp threads all the time but nowhere else on the board
What Lopatin did on that album is amazing. I love the concepts and the production is really great - They really paid attention to that aspect of it and it shows.
However, the music itself is just kind of underwhelming. I was kind of taking the piss when I called it "terrible" (I am on 4chan what do you expect) though. It is not terrible but it is definitely overhyped and I consider it one of his worst releases.
Submersible is a complete waste of time for the listener and was a waste of time for the producers. Up and Child Soldier are both obnoxious as fuck for most of their runtimes. The concept behind Child Soldier is really amazing but the execution is pretty bad. Remember is extremely bloated and hard to sit through (which is a huge problem on the album - most parts don't really go anywhere).
Explain is mostly whatever. I like how it slightly serves as a foreshadowing to R+7 - Same style of vocal sampling towards the end.
Sleep Dealer and Nassau are fucking gems, though. Probably two of his best tracks. Replica (the song) is great too.
I get the feeling he was trying to go for a tension/release dynamic but most tracks are either one of the other, and that works really well as an idea but does not execute well. Lopatin's natural skill as a musician and the way he thinks about certain aspects of his art save it from being complete garbage. I would have preferred it to be many short sketches rather than 3 to 6 minute tracks full of flat tension that I actually have to sit through.
Talking about music is difficult but there you go.
You did an excellent job & i appreciate it, at least you weren't just shitposting.
I will say though, in response to
That I didn't get that vibe, I felt it was all an extreme haze of emotion. Where R+7 was crystal clear, this was a fever dream that didn't quite hit the depth his other releases did, but showed how dissonant & beautiful the nightmare can be. I fell asleep to this album a lot & it inspired a lot of dreams.