Entries in ambient (344)

Tuesday
Feb042014

Nils Frahm - "Says" Video

Friday
Jan312014

Noxroy - "Silver Arrow"

Friday
Jan242014

Pulse Emitter - "Light From Distant Stars"

Wednesday
Jan222014

Motion Sickness of Time Travel - Ballade for a Wolf Moon

Monday
Jan202014

Chris Ssg - A Colourful Storm Podcast #040

Thursday
Jan162014

G Sweems - Treasure Island

Sunday
Jan122014

Terminal Dream Show #1: Pain Away

Thursday
Dec192013

Best Ambient Albums of 2013

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The '10s have proven to be bountiful in the realm of ambient music, and 2013 has been no exception. I've included a two-hour playlist of tracks culled from these entries below. (Please note: If you want to follow along with what track is being played while you listen, I'd recommend the Mixcloud stream.)

Best Ambient of 2013 Playlist:


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Wednesday
Dec182013

ANTS Podcast #018: Best Ambient of 2013

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Here's a two-hour playlist of tracks from some of my favorite ambient releases of the year. Plenty more year-end features to come in the coming weeks.

By the way this episode marks the two-year anniversary of ANTS. Thanks for listening!



NOTE: If you want to follow along with what track is playing, I'd recommend streaming it on Mixcloud.

Tracklist after the jump.

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Friday
Jun072013

ANTS Podcast #013: Proto-Ambient — Atmospheric Electronic Pieces, 1955-1976

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The term "ambient music" was coined by Brian Eno in the mid-1970s, and he is largely credited as the genre's founder. However, academics, studio engineers, and a few well-off counterculturalists were using electronics to aid in making music that could functionally be identified as "ambient" decades before the word was thrown around. This playlist highlights such efforts. I chose to use the term "proto-ambient" to describe this music, but really plain ol' "ambient" works just as well in most cases.

Also, just a quick aside to my listeners who may be yearning for more beat-driven dance music sets. I'm just having fun with something different at the moment. This podcast is meant to be eclectic, even though I tend to stay tethered to dance music. Rest assured—the beats will come back.

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