Ambient music

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Damini

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What would you guys recomend for ambient music? I hate writing without back ground noise, but if it's too familiar lyrically I find myself singing like a looney and staring into space, which isn't good. I have some of the LOTR music, which is good, and some of the Ozrics music fits the bill, but does anyone have any other suggestions?
 
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Xtro

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Morning :)

*digs out old ambient records*

I'm going on "ambient" as being stuff more like The Orb as opposed to an album full of David Sylvian humming along with Moroccan tribesmen whilst Tibetan monks bang triangles in the background...

So, random burst of bands:

Future Sound of London
The Orb (first 3 albums)
Orbital - Snivilization
Astralasia
System 7
Black Dog
Eat Static (as you like Ozircs you might have some of this already)
CJ Bolland
 
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Damini

Guest
You know, I could probably get along with the Tibeten monks :) But yes, I was thinking along the Orb lines, though I must admit when it comes to ambient as long as it doesn't sound like a bunch of whales being torured or like some saggy titted woman is playing her tin flute on top of a hill, there's a chance I'll like it. I quite like the Clannad stuff, and I know I'm treading perilously close to the realm of "mood music 19" albums, but when I'm writing it's nice to just have something plodding in the background.

Cheers xtro, I shall be investigating your recommendations :)
 
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nath

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Aphex twin selected ambient works 87-something or other.

Some very very good ambient tracks there, if you have a sub woofer, ageispolis is grate! :D

There are one or two tracks on it that are kinda.. well.. scary, but most are pure musical silk.
 
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ECA

Guest
Laurent Garnier has done the odd ambient track ^_^
 
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caLLous

Guest
Damini! I'm gonna send you a fantastic ambient cd when I get back to England. :)

(although, *cough* pm me your 'new' address first, it's been a while since lotr)
 
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mank!

Guest
Zero 7 is good, as is Aphex Twin

Movie soundtracks are good too, the Leon soundtrack is great for background music I find
 
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Sir Frizz

Guest
Also:

Gladiator OST,
Moody Blues, Best of - Voices in the Sky,
Possibly even musical scores by...Thomas Newman :) (American Beauty/Road to Perdition)
 
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caLLous

Guest
Ocean's Eleven OST is also pretty fucking special. There's some excellent chillout/ambient on it.
 
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Munkey-

Guest
anything by Hans Zimmer (in part. Gladiator and Black Hawk Down OSTs)

anything by Sade
 
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caLLous

Guest
Originally posted by the-frizz
Anything in particular caLLous?
As a matter of fact... :)

The fantastic piano track at the end, when they're all walking away from the foutain in front of the casino? That's Debussy - Claire de Lune an' I wub it. :)
 
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mank!

Guest
Claire de Lune is a great relaxing piece of music, as are quite a few bits of classical music. The only other one I can think of atm is Adagio for Strings by Samuel Barber
 
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caLLous

Guest
Adagio for Strings has to be one of the most covered/remixed/whatever'ed classical tracks of all time. There's loooaaads of them, and they're all fantastic. William Orbit did a nice one, as did Minimalistix on their new album (Elements, for anyone who's interested).

Also (I rant about this track like there's no tomorrow), Adiemus - Song of Tears or, in it's butchered form (used for the Cheltenham & Gloucester commericals with the polynesian boy swimming underwater for pearls or something) Karl Jenkins - Adiemus/Cantilena. Confusingly, he used the group's name in the track title when he edited it for the TV commercial, but the group is known as Karl Jenkins' Adiemus in their later work. Not 100% sure what's going on there, but the track is good. :)
 
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mank!

Guest
Yeah, the William Orbit mix is nice too

I prefer the original though, so ner
 
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caLLous

Guest
Adagio for Strings takes on a whole new meaning once you've seen Platoon. :(
 
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mank!

Guest
Originally posted by caLLous
Adagio for Strings takes on a whole new meaning once you've seen Platoon. :(

Yeah :(

That's when I fell in love with it actually, it's just such an emotional piece.

I've got a bunch of CDs downstairs that came free with The Express of classical pieces, there's some quite relaxing pieces on that actually...
 
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caLLous

Guest
You could have spasmed uncontrollably and hit Submit Reply 4 times.
 
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caLLous

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It's happened to me a couple of times recently - double or triple posting because I thought the page had timed out so I hit back and resubmitted the reply (clever!). But not four times. :>
 
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mank!

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heh, I did keep getting server hangup thingys. I was on the phone at the time so just kept hitting it until it worked again :D
 
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doh_boy

Guest
It may be the wrong kinda thing but it relaxes me no end. It also seems comforting in way :)

Jackie Wilson - I get the sweetest feeling.
 
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Kempo

Guest
i've skipped all the other relpies coz footie is about to start, but i love having some dj tiesto in the background when im studying, one of the magik or search for sunrise series , both are great :)
 
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maxi--

Guest
Lemon Jelly.ky (NOT the new one)
Dj Shadow - Endtroducing
Black Box recorder - facts of life
Autechre - Chiastic Slide


anything by Calexico,


not ambient, but relaxing and nice and stuff
 
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CptDoom

Guest
Air
Kruder & Dorfmeister
DJ Shadow
David Holmes
Thievery Corporation
The Avalanches
Air

And if u have to get work done in a hurry

Anything by Dieselboy

Oh and Air

Did i mention Air? Just in case i didnt, Air.
 

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