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David Bonas – Ambient 2 by Chris
March 23, 2012, 2:44 PM
Filed under: Ambient, Mellow | Tags: , , , , , ,

When it comes to ambient music there’s only really 3 ways that you can go when naming a track… there’s the Autechre method of mashing the keyboard with your fist and calling your new masterpiece something like ‘Derfg’, there’s the somewhat pompous method of naming it something like ‘Tulips Dancing in the Winter Air’ and then there’s the method that David Bonas has chosen, simply assigning a number to the track which, when paired with a genre results in something like Ambient 2. While it may not be much in terms of creative titling, it gets the job done.

It may be an oldie, but it’s still an underground gem. Just needed this to cure my morning-after-a-big-night feeling.

David Bonas – Ambient 2

Soundcloud:

http://soundcloud.com/davidbonas/



Dreams West – Distant by Chris
February 22, 2012, 9:07 PM
Filed under: Ambient, Chilled | Tags: , , ,

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted a soothing ambient track, and coincidentally I’m very hung-over today, so now would be as good a time as ever right?

Dreams West has created a real textural beauty with Distant. Reminiscent of Aphex Twin-style Selected Ambient Works, the sounds in Distant create a vast aural soundscape… Falling in short at 2.13, I would prefer the track to have lasted longer, however it’s more like splashing your face with cold water on a hot day- a quick and satisfying refreshment.

The come-down is a smooth fade out which isn’t jarring. You could even say that Distant calmly rests your mind and primes you for more listening pleasure (follow it with something like this).

Dreams West – Distant

Soundcloud:

http://soundcloud.com/dreamswest

Bandcamp:

http://dreamswest.bandcamp.com/



b& – 37 O’Clock by Chris
March 21, 2011, 12:00 AM
Filed under: Ambient | Tags: , , , , ,

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b& has been working on some Ambient tracks as a side project from his usual fidget/electro/dubstep, and it’s a good thing too because this blog hasn’t featured any purely ambient tracks in awhile.

37 O’Clock climaxes into a subtle symphony of hi-hats, oddly syncopated bass riffs and is tied together by soaring synthesized vocals.

b& – 37 O’Clock



Aphex Twin – Cliffs by Chris
October 3, 2010, 8:00 AM
Filed under: Ambient, October Tracks | Tags: , , , ,

Soothing, Ambient, Hypnotic. Something you could have in the background, or really listen to.

The stream below is an abridged version to save on upload space. The download is the full track.

Aphex Twin – Cliffs




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