Is there a such thing as positive sounding drone/ambient? Seems like all drone is brooding and depressing, Stars of the Lid, Robert Rich, Tim Hecker...
It's up to your interpretation, but I think that Jefre Cantu-Ledesma is fairly positive sounding.
I'm also interested in seeing where this topic goes
Aha, suddenly Emeralds comes to mind. They're not exactly ambient, but they're quite pleasant and enjoyable to listen to when I don't want any distracting percussion in the music. I should check out some more in that genre.
And oh wow this is beautiful.
Lmao, I was going to rec this as well. Also try Aphex Twin's Selected Ambient Works 85-92, it can be very uplifting at times. Or Boards of Canada's Music Has the Right to Children.
Are you looking for warm drone possibly?
I can personally recommend Pausal.
I found BoC's stuff as being kind of cheesy sounding, though I've never listened to SAW 85-92 before for some reason, but after listening to the first track, I feel like this one's a keeper. Aphex Twin must have had a time machine in the 90s and traveled to the future to do this.
By the way I love the titles too. Their music gives me one of the strongest synesthetic experiences to me. Especially on the Tired Sounds I see these huge clean buildings and cityscapes reflecting intense heat and light of the sun, no people around, just a very abstract environment. It's calming and reassuring, but there's still something very ominous about it, like everything seems just too "perfect".
Try this album. Picked up a link in the archive
Oren Ambarchi - Grapes From The Estate (2004)
utilizes guitars, bells and whistles heavily. really gripping and drenchingly beautiful album
Endless Summer too but u probably have that
sample: Oren Ambarchi - Remedios The Beauty
Listen to pic related OP. Ambient music drawn from nature. There's a Japanese word 木漏れ日 (komorebi) that evokes the feeling of looking at beams of light scatter through trees, and that's just what this album sounds like.
I have made a bit of uplifting drone on my Bandcamp but here's the most uplifting I guess.
In 2009, unexpectedly. The project was originally shut down back then for it, but eventually restarted by Will. Capri was devoted to their life together with each track representing a moment they shared together. A lot of the moments come from their trip to the island of Capri. She died a few months after its release.
I'm not a huge fan of Celer, honestly most of it isn't worth listening to, but they do have a couple good albums (check out Close Proximity... and Discourses For The Withered), but Capri is by far their best. If you want to listen to some extremely somber ambient now that you know the backstory, go for it.
That's what I mean. The album I named really gave me vision of some dystopia, extremely lonely and empty but many people I sent it said it was very happy and uplifting.
Then again those were not drone or ambient people so I guessed that was a factor which is why I said it's probably depressing to the people here.
i'll definitely try. listening to everything they put on spotify has been a huge time investment lol. and alot of it is pretty samey.
Climbing Formation and Engaged Touches are really great though