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AiMT 2011: Best Ambient Albums

Julianna Barwick | photo by David Blake HutchinsonJulianna Barwick | photo by David Blake Hutchinson
To kick off AiMT 2011, here's what is by far the most Flash-overload feature to ever grace the site. Hopefully it won't make your browser tweak out. Inevitably these SoundCloud streams will start to vanish, which will make this post a lot less fun. Enjoy them while they're here!

Also check out last year's ambient list.



#20
Grouper - A I A : Alien Observer/A I A : Dream Loss [Yellow Electric]
WATCH "I SAW A RAY" AND STREAM A I A : ALIEN OBSERVER PREVIEW:





#19
ADR - Solitary Pursuits [Public Information]
STREAM ALBUM:



#18
Ezekiel Honig - Folding in on Itself [Type]
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#17
Emuul - The Drawing of the Line [Digitalis]
STREAM ALBUM | STREAM PREVIEW:



#16
Natural Snow Buildings - Waves of the Random Sea [Blackest Rainbow]
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#15
Tim Hecker - Ravedeath, 1972 [Kranky]
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#14
Motion Sickness of Time Travel - Luminaries & Synastry [Digitalis]
STREAM ALBUM | STREAM PREVIEW:



#13
Jürgen Müller - Science of the Sea [Digitalis]
STREAM ALBUM:



#12
Biosphere - N-Plants [Touch]
STREAM PREVIEW:



#11
Vladislav Delay - Vantaa [Raster-Norton]
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#10
Steve Hauschildt - Tragedy & Geometry [Kranky]
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#9
Deaf Center - Owl Splinters [Type]
STREAM ALBUM:



#8
Fennesz + Ryuichi Sakamoto - Flumina [Touch]
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#7
Blues Control & Laraaji - FRKWYS, Vol. 8 [Rvng Intl.]
STREAM "AWAKENING DAY":



#6
Jacaszek - Glimmer [Ghostly International]
STREAM/DOWNLOAD "DARE-GALE":



#5
David Borden, James Ferraro, Samuel Godin, Laurel Halo & Daniel Lopatin - FRKWYS, Vol. 7 [Rvng Intl.]
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#4
Future Shuttle - Water's Edge [Holy Mountain]
WATCH "FIELD OF DREAMS" AND STREAM ALBUM:





#3
The Caretaker - An Empty Bliss Beyond This World [History Always Favours the Winners]
STREAM ALBUM:



#2
Oneohtrix Point Never - Replica [Software]
WATCH "REPLICA" AND STREAM ALBUM:





#1
Julianna Barwick - The Magic Place [Ashmatic Kitty]
STREAM ALBUM | WATCH "ENVELOP":



Here's a copyable list:

AiMT 2011: Best Ambient Albums
01. Julianna Barwick - The Magic Place [Ashmatic Kitty]
02. Oneohtrix Point Never - Replica [Software]
03. The Caretaker - An Empty Bliss Beyond This World [History Always Favours the Winners]
04. Future Shuttle - Water's Edge [Holy Mountain]
05. David Borden - FRKWYS, Vol. 7 [Rvng Intl.]
06. Jacaszek - Glimmer [Ghostly International]
07. Blues ContFennesz + Ryuichi Sakamoto - Flumina [Touch]
08. Blues Control & Laraaji - FRKWYS, Vol. 8 [Rvng Intl.]
09. Deaf Center - Owl Splinters [Type]
10. Steve Hauschildt - Tragedy & Geometry [Kranky]
11. Vladislav Delay - Vantaa [Raster-Norton]
12. Biosphere - N-Plants [Touch]
13. Jürgen Müller - Science of the Sea [Digitalis]
14. Motion Sickness of Time Travel - Luminaries & Synastry [Digitalis]
15. Tim Hecker - Ravedeath, 1972 [Kranky]
16. Natural Snow Buildings - Waves of the Random Sea [Blackest Rainbow]
17. Emuul - The Drawing of the Line [Digitalis]
18. Ezekiel Honig - Folding in on Itself [Type]
19. ADR - Solitary Pursuits [Public Information]
20. Grouper - A I A : Alien Observer / A I A : Dream Loss [Yellow Electric]

Reader Comments (2)

Solid list, order is a bit strange though - would've expected Tim Hecker a little higher up. Also, Leyland Kirby not doing it for you? You put his side project at 3. :P
December 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJonny
Is this list in order? If so, you guys switched Grouper and Julianna Barwick.

#accidentshappen
December 2, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterOrfik

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