Talk:Ambient music

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Psybient[edit]

This article has a hyperlink at the bottom to Psybient, which just brings it back to this article. Yet this article has absolutely no info about Psybient as a genre, although perhaps it should.

Notable artists (some better described as Psychill or Psydub probably);

Shpongle, Younger Brother, Aes Dana, Asura, Cell, Solar Fields, Carbon Based Lifeforms, Globular, OTT, Androcell, HUVA Network.

— Preceding unsigned comment added by 86.31.97.244 (talk) 16:39, 30 March 2013

I don't think there should be a Psybient section. It is too confected. The only source is to a forum website psybient.org. It is better suited to the chill out music page. - Shiftchange (talk) 02:28, 28 October 2014 (UTC)

Porcupine Tree is post-metal? The fuck?[edit]

I'm sorry, but the part about PT being post-metal is utter bullshit... Anyway, where is that sourced from? Filas312 (talk) 11:55, 21 April 2013 (UTC)

Aalborg Ambient Soundtrack[edit]

Anybody know about them? They made this incredible instrumental called "The Living Hills". Yet I can't find much information about them. Would be interesting to know more about them. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 108.80.110.225 (talk) 05:29, 27 July 2013 (UTC)

Removed "Frippertronics" from origins[edit]

I removed Frippertronics from the "Stylistic Origins" section because Ambient music had already been established by German bands such as Popol Vuh and Tangerine Dream before (No Pussyfooting) was released I'd be happy to engage in civilized debate if there are any objections 99.233.223.104 (talk) 23:16, 11 December 2013 (UTC)

Isolationism[edit]

Because Isolationism (music) was merged to Dark ambient in December, it didn't make sense to have a section for it when there was also a section for dark ambient. Thus, I removed the following:

Isolationist ambient music, also known as isolationism, can be differentiated from other forms of ambient music in its use of repetition, dissonance, microtonality, and unresolved harmonies to create a sense of unresolved unease and desolation.[1] The term was popularized in the mid-1990s by the British magazine The Wire and the Ambient 4: Isolationism compilation from Virgin, this began as more or less a synonym for ambient industrial, but also inclusive of certain post-metal streams of ambient, such as Final, Lull, Main, or post-techno artists such as Autechre and Aphex Twin. It may be less appropriate to call isolationist ambient a genre than using it to describe the style or "feel" of particular works by an artist working in an ambient mode. This is because many artists better known for other styles of work can occasionally create pieces that "sound" isolationist. (For example, Labradford, Seefeel, Kyle Bobby Dunn, Techno Animal, Voice of Eye, KK Null, etc.)[2] There are many labels releasing work that could be termed isolationist ambient, among these are Malignant Records, Cold Spring, Manifold Records, Soleilmoon, and The Sombient label with the "drones" compilation series. Some of the artists known for this style of ambient music include Lull, Final, Bass Communion, M.A/V.E - Musica.Arte/Video. Experimental, Deutsch Nepal, Inanna, Negru Voda, Thomas Köner, Robert Fripp, Steven Wilson, and Chuck Hammer (Guitarchitecture).[citation needed]

Of late[when?] there has been an influx of progressive metal artists who have clear ambient influences. Bands such as Cult of Luna, Isis, Devil Sold His Soul, Porcupine Tree have pioneered the genre and are largely credited with popularizing the sound. These bands are largely known as post-metal.[citation needed]

If anyone wants to merge this into the dark ambient section appropriately, then go for it. — Scott talk 14:36, 4 April 2014 (UTC)


If Brian Eno coined the term, "Ambient Music," how can he be said not to have invented it?[edit]

Brian Eno described his music using the correct meaning of "ambient": Of or relating to the immediate surroundings of something, i.e., the background. He said that ambient music was electronic music that could be "actively listened to with attention or as easily ignored, depending on the choice of the listener." To say that Popol Vuh or Tangerine dream made "ambient music" completely ignores the fact that, while quite "spacey," their music was still meant to get your attention.Genepoz (talk) 20:45, 31 August 2014 (UTC)

  1. ^ Reynolds, Simon; Chill: the new ambient, ArtForum, Jan, 1995
  2. ^ Epsilon: Isolationism Thread from Ambient Music Mailing List