Ambient music you'd describe as 'emotional'
You are Unregistered, please register to gain Full access.    
Advertisements


Ambient / Downtempo Discussion of music similar to Brian Eno, Sigur Rós, FSOL, The Orb, Biosphere.

Reply
Thread Tools
Old 08-02-2014, 10:00 AM   #1
Evoava
Sample Destroyer
Evoava has a reputation beyond reputeEvoava has a reputation beyond reputeEvoava has a reputation beyond reputeEvoava has a reputation beyond reputeEvoava has a reputation beyond reputeEvoava has a reputation beyond reputeEvoava has a reputation beyond reputeEvoava has a reputation beyond reputeEvoava has a reputation beyond reputeEvoava has a reputation beyond reputeEvoava has a reputation beyond repute
Posts: 295
MC Status: 2110
Thanks: 42
Thanked 42 Times in 33 Posts
Ambient music you'd describe as 'emotional'

I need to explain myself. I'm wondering if you can label artists or tracks (more likely individual tracks) that have a primarily emotional component to them, before the design of the sound, such as Aphex Twin's Lichen.


I'm not a big fan of ambient music that is more about the bigness or uniqueness of the sound, than the composition behind it. I mean, these tracks can be cool to listen to, but there's really no reason to listen to it much after you've listened to it once. It's definitely plus when that's the case BEHIND a track that really touches me, but if that's the primary focus, which seems to be most ambient music I'm exposed to, then I'm usually left unimpressed. I've honestly had a hard time finding tracks like this. That said I haven't delved into Ambient music quite as much as I'd like, and honestly what I'm asking seems really hit and miss with every single artist, which is why I'm also suggesting posting individual tracks.

edit:I have just thought of another question. Do you guys consider noise music to ever be "emotional"? I don't, but I'm wondering if any of you do.

Last edited by Evoava; 22-03-2014 at 12:59 AM..

Advertisements

Evoava is offline   Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2014, 10:06 AM   #2
lolirl
Administrator
lolirl is a savage MClolirl is a savage MClolirl is a savage MClolirl is a savage MClolirl is a savage MClolirl is a savage MClolirl is a savage MClolirl is a savage MClolirl is a savage MClolirl is a savage MClolirl is a savage MC
lolirl's Avatar
Posts: 13,890
MC Status: 744023141
Thanks: 10,604
Thanked 7,114 Times in 4,431 Posts
Re: Ambient music you'd describe as 'emotional'

I think this is going to be wildly subjective at best.
Perhaps you could give more examples of tracks that move you and ones that don't?
lolirl is offline   Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2014, 10:35 AM   #3
Evoava
Sample Destroyer
Evoava has a reputation beyond reputeEvoava has a reputation beyond reputeEvoava has a reputation beyond reputeEvoava has a reputation beyond reputeEvoava has a reputation beyond reputeEvoava has a reputation beyond reputeEvoava has a reputation beyond reputeEvoava has a reputation beyond reputeEvoava has a reputation beyond reputeEvoava has a reputation beyond reputeEvoava has a reputation beyond repute
Posts: 295
MC Status: 2110
Thanks: 42
Thanked 42 Times in 33 Posts
Re: Ambient music you'd describe as 'emotional'

I want it to be subjective. There are different reasons people like tracks, but I'm just asking as a kind of filter, what's the most emotional ambient music for you, regardless of anything else really. Think tracks like:

Aphex Twin- #3
BoC-Beware the Friendly Stranger
Tim Heckler's album Virgins.

I do prefer it to not drone so much. As long as it evolves, it's all good.
Evoava is offline   Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2014, 05:56 PM   #4
Nipsky
Learning The Ropes
Nipsky will become famous soon enoughNipsky will become famous soon enough
Northern Germany
Age: 31
Posts: 7
MC Status: 110
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Re: Ambient music you'd describe as 'emotional'

Hey Evoava,

some tracks of Inade are really emotional (look for "Inade - Aion Telios." on youtube, I don’t have enough posts to post links yet ^^) And even if those are even more drone-ish, I can also recommend you Troum (youtube: "Troum - Sigqan Part 2") and esp. the album "Tamanoshima" by Mathias Grassow, which literally moved me to tears (not on youtube, though).

Cheers,
Nipsky
Nipsky is offline   Thanks Reply With Quote
Thanks to Nipsky
Evoava (09-02-2014)
Old 08-02-2014, 06:35 PM   #5
Chozo Tull
IDMf Supporter
Chozo Tull is a savage MCChozo Tull is a savage MCChozo Tull is a savage MCChozo Tull is a savage MCChozo Tull is a savage MCChozo Tull is a savage MCChozo Tull is a savage MCChozo Tull is a savage MCChozo Tull is a savage MCChozo Tull is a savage MCChozo Tull is a savage MC
Chozo Tull's Avatar
Near Paris
Posts: 862
MC Status: 14960
Thanks: 333
Thanked 299 Times in 220 Posts
Re: Ambient music you'd describe as 'emotional'

Yggdrasil by Ben Steed, Sigur Ros.

------------------
Quote:
Originally Posted by Boretron42 View Post
I will now only post pictures of my boner if I make it to 10,000 posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kvlt O))) View Post
If you drop the beat it's just called noise, you trendy fuck.

Chozo Tull is offline   Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2014, 07:13 PM   #6
RFJ
IDMf Artist
RFJ is a savage MCRFJ is a savage MCRFJ is a savage MCRFJ is a savage MCRFJ is a savage MCRFJ is a savage MCRFJ is a savage MCRFJ is a savage MCRFJ is a savage MCRFJ is a savage MCRFJ is a savage MC
RFJ's Avatar
I live in California.
Age: 38
Posts: 12,994
MC Status: 199644118
Thanks: 4,628
Thanked 4,897 Times in 3,160 Posts
Re: Ambient music you'd describe as 'emotional'

IDMf037: u-metik - Paths...

[Only registered and activated users can see links. Click here to register]

------------------
RFJ is offline   Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2014, 07:35 PM   #7
Chozo Tull
IDMf Supporter
Chozo Tull is a savage MCChozo Tull is a savage MCChozo Tull is a savage MCChozo Tull is a savage MCChozo Tull is a savage MCChozo Tull is a savage MCChozo Tull is a savage MCChozo Tull is a savage MCChozo Tull is a savage MCChozo Tull is a savage MCChozo Tull is a savage MC
Chozo Tull's Avatar
Near Paris
Posts: 862
MC Status: 14960
Thanks: 333
Thanked 299 Times in 220 Posts
Re: Ambient music you'd describe as 'emotional'

^ that is one incredible album indeed, glad I burnt it to CD ...

------------------
Quote:
Originally Posted by Boretron42 View Post
I will now only post pictures of my boner if I make it to 10,000 posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kvlt O))) View Post
If you drop the beat it's just called noise, you trendy fuck.

Chozo Tull is offline   Thanks Reply With Quote
Thanks to Chozo Tull
Evoava (09-02-2014)
Old 08-02-2014, 08:56 PM   #8
Orchidaceae
will-o'-the-wisp
Orchidaceae is a savage MCOrchidaceae is a savage MCOrchidaceae is a savage MCOrchidaceae is a savage MCOrchidaceae is a savage MCOrchidaceae is a savage MCOrchidaceae is a savage MCOrchidaceae is a savage MCOrchidaceae is a savage MCOrchidaceae is a savage MCOrchidaceae is a savage MC
Orchidaceae's Avatar
Posts: 2,960
MC Status: 65294346
Thanks: 246
Thanked 485 Times in 410 Posts
Re: Ambient music you'd describe as 'emotional'

Some sonic delicacies...









Orchidaceae is offline   Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2014, 03:13 PM   #9
Evoava
Sample Destroyer
Evoava has a reputation beyond reputeEvoava has a reputation beyond reputeEvoava has a reputation beyond reputeEvoava has a reputation beyond reputeEvoava has a reputation beyond reputeEvoava has a reputation beyond reputeEvoava has a reputation beyond reputeEvoava has a reputation beyond reputeEvoava has a reputation beyond reputeEvoava has a reputation beyond reputeEvoava has a reputation beyond repute
Posts: 295
MC Status: 2110
Thanks: 42
Thanked 42 Times in 33 Posts
Re: Ambient music you'd describe as 'emotional'

Thanks for the recommendation guys! I've just recently been trying to expand my ambient listening and so far these are pretty cool.

------------------
Some IDM for the IDM forum


Me Soundclewd
Evoava is offline   Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2014, 05:56 PM   #10
PROton42
IDMf Artist
PROton42 is a savage MCPROton42 is a savage MCPROton42 is a savage MCPROton42 is a savage MCPROton42 is a savage MCPROton42 is a savage MCPROton42 is a savage MCPROton42 is a savage MCPROton42 is a savage MCPROton42 is a savage MCPROton42 is a savage MC
PROton42's Avatar
Posts: 10,295
MC Status: 36100
Thanks: 7,960
Thanked 4,155 Times in 2,711 Posts
Re: Ambient music you'd describe as 'emotional'






------------------
PROton42 is offline   Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2014, 06:05 PM   #11
JMagee
Ghostly
JMagee is a savage MCJMagee is a savage MCJMagee is a savage MCJMagee is a savage MCJMagee is a savage MCJMagee is a savage MCJMagee is a savage MCJMagee is a savage MCJMagee is a savage MCJMagee is a savage MCJMagee is a savage MC
JMagee's Avatar
Kentucky
Age: 29
Posts: 636
MC Status: 14710
Thanks: 82
Thanked 294 Times in 227 Posts
Re: Ambient music you'd describe as 'emotional'

Mount Kimbie

------------------
JMagee is offline   Thanks Reply With Quote
Thanks to JMagee
Evoava (10-02-2014)
Old 09-02-2014, 06:17 PM   #12
Muse-ic
Wanderer
Muse-ic is a savage MCMuse-ic is a savage MCMuse-ic is a savage MCMuse-ic is a savage MCMuse-ic is a savage MCMuse-ic is a savage MCMuse-ic is a savage MCMuse-ic is a savage MCMuse-ic is a savage MCMuse-ic is a savage MCMuse-ic is a savage MC
Muse-ic's Avatar
Posts: 5,713
MC Status: 6963433
Thanks: 6,190
Thanked 4,080 Times in 2,706 Posts
Re: Ambient music you'd describe as 'emotional'

Quote:
Originally Posted by RFJ View Post
Excellent music. Everything he makes is topnotch!
Muse-ic is offline   Thanks Reply With Quote
Thanks to Muse-ic
Evoava (10-02-2014)
Old 09-02-2014, 07:20 PM   #13
Orchidaceae
will-o'-the-wisp
Orchidaceae is a savage MCOrchidaceae is a savage MCOrchidaceae is a savage MCOrchidaceae is a savage MCOrchidaceae is a savage MCOrchidaceae is a savage MCOrchidaceae is a savage MCOrchidaceae is a savage MCOrchidaceae is a savage MCOrchidaceae is a savage MCOrchidaceae is a savage MC
Orchidaceae's Avatar
Posts: 2,960
MC Status: 65294346
Thanks: 246
Thanked 485 Times in 410 Posts
Re: Ambient music you'd describe as 'emotional'

Quote:
Originally Posted by Boretron42 View Post

That one made me think of this:



And this:



Orchidaceae is offline   Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2014, 07:56 PM   #14
PROton42
IDMf Artist
PROton42 is a savage MCPROton42 is a savage MCPROton42 is a savage MCPROton42 is a savage MCPROton42 is a savage MCPROton42 is a savage MCPROton42 is a savage MCPROton42 is a savage MCPROton42 is a savage MCPROton42 is a savage MCPROton42 is a savage MC
PROton42's Avatar
Posts: 10,295
MC Status: 36100
Thanks: 7,960
Thanked 4,155 Times in 2,711 Posts
Re: Ambient music you'd describe as 'emotional'

Was gonna post some Hammock but it's definitely more on the acoustic side imho. :3

------------------
PROton42 is offline   Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2014, 08:22 PM   #15
Orchidaceae
will-o'-the-wisp
Orchidaceae is a savage MCOrchidaceae is a savage MCOrchidaceae is a savage MCOrchidaceae is a savage MCOrchidaceae is a savage MCOrchidaceae is a savage MCOrchidaceae is a savage MCOrchidaceae is a savage MCOrchidaceae is a savage MCOrchidaceae is a savage MCOrchidaceae is a savage MC
Orchidaceae's Avatar
Posts: 2,960
MC Status: 65294346
Thanks: 246
Thanked 485 Times in 410 Posts
Re: Ambient music you'd describe as 'emotional'

Quote:
Originally Posted by Boretron42 View Post
Was gonna post some Hammock but it's definitely more on the acoustic side imho. :3
acoustic? Well they do incorporate string instruments like the cello, violin etc here and there, but they mainly use their electric guitars and effects I think. Even in the more texture-based tracks like "Mono No Aware".

Another favorite Hammock tune:



And one more from Slow Dancing Society:



And for dessert:



Orchidaceae is offline   Thanks Reply With Quote
Thanks to Orchidaceae
Evoava (10-02-2014)
Old 09-02-2014, 09:53 PM   #16
glideros
Analog Lurker
glideros has a brilliant futureglideros has a brilliant futureglideros has a brilliant futureglideros has a brilliant futureglideros has a brilliant futureglideros has a brilliant futureglideros has a brilliant futureglideros has a brilliant futureglideros has a brilliant futureglideros has a brilliant futureglideros has a brilliant future
Posts: 92
MC Status: 1560
Thanks: 12
Thanked 31 Times in 21 Posts
Re: Ambient music you'd describe as 'emotional'

glideros is offline   Thanks Reply With Quote
Thanks to glideros
Evoava (10-02-2014)
Old 10-02-2014, 02:50 PM   #17
Evoava
Sample Destroyer
Evoava has a reputation beyond reputeEvoava has a reputation beyond reputeEvoava has a reputation beyond reputeEvoava has a reputation beyond reputeEvoava has a reputation beyond reputeEvoava has a reputation beyond reputeEvoava has a reputation beyond reputeEvoava has a reputation beyond reputeEvoava has a reputation beyond reputeEvoava has a reputation beyond reputeEvoava has a reputation beyond repute
Posts: 295
MC Status: 2110
Thanks: 42
Thanked 42 Times in 33 Posts
Re: Ambient music you'd describe as 'emotional'

Yeah you guys are posting the kind of ambient I've been looking for.

Dang Boretron, that scone track is the tits, and the Melorman track reminds me of Kettle.

Orchidaceae, the Slow Dancing Society track is really cool. The frequencies are all enveloping, which is always cool. I've also heard of Hammock before and I have enjoyed their stuff, though I find that many of their tracks have that straightforward ambient sound that I'm not a big fan of, but sometimes it can work.

glideros, I haven't really listen to many older ambient tracks. definitely need to listen to that whole album when I get the chance.

There's also a lot of talent on these boards, so it's good to know I have people I could (at least) potentially learn from.


------------------
Some IDM for the IDM forum


Me Soundclewd
Evoava is offline   Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2014, 04:35 PM   #18
PROton42
IDMf Artist
PROton42 is a savage MCPROton42 is a savage MCPROton42 is a savage MCPROton42 is a savage MCPROton42 is a savage MCPROton42 is a savage MCPROton42 is a savage MCPROton42 is a savage MCPROton42 is a savage MCPROton42 is a savage MCPROton42 is a savage MC
PROton42's Avatar
Posts: 10,295
MC Status: 36100
Thanks: 7,960
Thanked 4,155 Times in 2,711 Posts
Re: Ambient music you'd describe as 'emotional'

Quote:
Originally Posted by Evoava View Post
Dang Boretron, that scone track is the tits, and the Melorman track reminds me of Kettle.
Funny you should mention Kettel, because
Scone = Kettel + Funckarma

Love the whole crew at Sending Orbs records!

------------------
PROton42 is offline   Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2014, 06:40 PM   #19
Evoava
Sample Destroyer
Evoava has a reputation beyond reputeEvoava has a reputation beyond reputeEvoava has a reputation beyond reputeEvoava has a reputation beyond reputeEvoava has a reputation beyond reputeEvoava has a reputation beyond reputeEvoava has a reputation beyond reputeEvoava has a reputation beyond reputeEvoava has a reputation beyond reputeEvoava has a reputation beyond reputeEvoava has a reputation beyond repute
Posts: 295
MC Status: 2110
Thanks: 42
Thanked 42 Times in 33 Posts
Re: Ambient music you'd describe as 'emotional'

Oh wow. That's a weird way to mention an artist. I don't see the Kettle in Scone really, but I see it in that Melorman track easily.

------------------
Some IDM for the IDM forum


Me Soundclewd
Evoava is offline   Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2014, 03:24 PM   #20
bentjan7
Minor Glitch
bentjan7 is just really nicebentjan7 is just really nicebentjan7 is just really nicebentjan7 is just really nicebentjan7 is just really nice
bentjan7's Avatar
Posts: 30
MC Status: 410
Thanks: 1
Thanked 8 Times in 6 Posts
Re: Ambient music you'd describe as 'emotional'

Perhaps it is not 100% ambient, but I´d highly reccomend you Ulver´s "Shadows of the sun", an absolutely touching album for me.
Also I´d suggest you Fields Rotation´s "Repetition of History"

Advertisements

bentjan7 is offline   Thanks Reply With Quote
Thanks to bentjan7
Chozo Tull (11-02-2014)
Reply


Thread Tools

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Can you describe the music in your head? Khaotikai Music Scene Chat 41 24-06-2016 09:44 PM
How to play emotional/sad music on piano? TSDREX The Studio 40 20-01-2013 12:01 AM
Emotional Beat [Very Chill And Sorta Ambient] (Inspired By Past Relationships) pgathriller Listening Booth 3 12-10-2012 04:47 AM
[IDM/Ambient] "Emotional Crap" Markelius Listening Booth 0 29-03-2012 09:00 PM
Emotional 002 (Ambient/Film) Will.E.P. Listening Booth 0 19-11-2011 07:57 AM


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 03:02 PM.


Electronic Music Forums

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.