I randomly got into ambient music a bit this week, and I'm looking for some suggestions as to what other ambient artists I should listen to. Here are some of the ones I like now, though really they may not be considered ambient.
Boards of Canada
and really thats all I know... I mean, I've heard a lot of ambient tracks, but those are really the only few I got into so far. I suppose I lean more towards IDM styled ambient, space ambient, and psychedelic ambient music but all types I'd like to know about Thanks
To get you started with the more spacey ambient I reccomend...
Ariel Service Area
and a little more upbeat...
Fires of Ork
Waiting for Snow
I wouldn't bother hunting down the FAX originals as they were only printed in 500-1000 copies each and fetch big money on ebay but the side label Ambient Word have done a few re-releases. You can get FAX on iTunes but eMusic is a good place to get them much cheaper.
The Fax label has some of the best electronic music by the worlds best artists and I'm amazed I missed this stuff back in the day but with such a limited run of each album it's not hard to see why, hurrah for the internet!
Also chack out FSOL's Lifeorms, UFOrb, Biosphere, KLF Chillout and of course the dude who started it all Brian Eno (Apollo, Ambient 4).
Last edited by soundwave; 01-07-2008 at 11:28 AM..
Aphex Twin - Selected Ambient Works 1 and 2 (can't believe no one has said this yet, unless I missed it)
Brian Eno - all of his "music for..." stuff (music for airports, music for films, ect), as well as Another Green World.
Tangerine Dream (kind of)