View Full Version : This is what I like... what do you recommend?

10-18-2011, 05:53 PM
Brian Eno
Harold Budd
Steve Roach

(not really ambient but related)
Carbon Based Lifeforms
Sigur Ros
Pink Floyd

...as you can see, my ambient collection is a little light (although thorough for each artist), who do you think I would enjoy based on the artists I'm interested in?

11-09-2011, 03:02 AM
Well I really enjoy (among most of the artists you've mentioned already)

Tim Hecker
Bass Communion
and Lee Noble

Now I also have an Ambient/Drone project I'm doing and this may be something you'd enjoy...here is the link to
the facebook page which has music up on the bandpage


Hitman Jenkins
11-20-2011, 06:26 PM
Can't get much better than Eno! The Fragile and Ghosts era Nine Inch Nails is quite good, they went into a Dark Ambient direction with those two albums, especially the latter, Loveliescrushing is also a cool artist to check out, they have some ties with Noise and Shoegaze, but one of my favourites is Lowercase Noises, he makes Ambient music using just a guitar and the occasional sample.

01-11-2012, 08:49 PM
Stars of the Lid is essential if you haven't heard em' yet.

Eluvium is great as well.

They both have large catalogs, all albums are worth hearing.

01-31-2012, 07:04 PM
I can vouch for Jenkins suggestions for those two NIN albums, "Ghosts" and "The Fragile" are masterpieces IMO. "Ghosts" is pure instrumental if that's what you're looking for. "The Fragile" gets pretty loud and dirty ;)

If you check hose out then check out Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross' "The Social Network" movie soundtrack. Resembles NIN's "Ghosts" since Atticus and Trent worked together on both projects.

Thanks to this forum. I've just started listening to Stars Of The Lid, they are great, I'm really loving them.

Patrick O' Hearn has some good ambient pieces, I only have his "So Flows The Current" album, well worth the listen :)

Massive Attack is primarily "trip-hop" but they have some really good down-beat chill ambient tracks. Check out "Mezzanine" and the "Danny the Dog" original soundtrack.

Neuron Dreamtime's "I Am My Own Mushroom" and "The Caduceus Saga" :P

Most everything by "Lotus" is really good, mainly like a fusion jazz but with varying ambient elements.

"Boards Of Canada" have some amazing tracks! I love all their stuff but mainly check out their "Music Has The Right To Children" album, first one I ever listened to. Super chill!

ALSO!, I just stumble upon these two ambient drone albums as well on archive.org

Pink Witch - "Lake" (aka Things That Should Be) (http://www.archive.org/details/thingsthatshouldbe)

Ambraduna - "Arpa Atlantis" (http://www.archive.org/details/ArpaAtlantis-Ambraduna)

02-01-2012, 02:14 AM
Oh! and if you like Pink Floyd I think you'll really enjoy "Porcupine Tree". They have some epically awesome songs. :)

07-26-2013, 10:37 PM
I recommend you to listen to Bram Stadhouders songs. He is a genius. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1posgTUlHpI

07-26-2013, 10:39 PM
Pink Floyd is the best no doubt.

08-06-2013, 01:43 PM
If you like Steve Roach then you must hear "Frore" (his album "Udercurrent" is a masterpiece).Robert Rich is also an artist not to be missed (his best album is "Fissures" with Alio Die), Jorge Reyes also ("Nierika).Have an ear also on Ujjaya.
Pieter Nooten play very much in the Harold Budd style.
Chihei Hatakeyama make at the guitar the music Eno make at Synth

11-15-2013, 06:55 AM
For some really textural work, try Alio Die. For something completely unique, try an artists called "Bubble" listed on bandcamp.com. You can listen without buying....usually the entire album. The stream is sent at 128kbps.