|Ambient Index Vol. 3|
Third index here includes a mix of space ambient, dark ambient and modern classical (for the rmost part). Dark ambient isn't something I typically dig on but the albums I picked were too good rto pass up.
Follow The Cepheid Light
Whollee shit. Spelled _Algol_, an artist residing in the barren wastes of Siberia. He's obsessed with space ambient and throws a
darker, more brooding side to it. Forging ambient that is cold as his soul and hard as the Iron Curtain should come as second
nature to this commie pinco. I get awed listening to this album sober. Listening to it stoned/drunk would probably have me
shooting machine gun dick gasms through my pants like fucking light sabers. Album can be downloaded for free here:
Spaced out psybient recced to me by AnotherBrick. It falls in a similar vein to Astropilot but adds trance-like beats into the mix,
placing urgency on songs that would typically float along. Album is hot and can be downloaded for free here:
|3||Lost In Hildurness|
I had Hildur Gudnadottir on my first ambient list because she's amazing. She's on this list because she doesn't cease to amaze.
Cello isn't a very cheerful sounding instrument. It is much better at creating atmospheres foreboding and sinister. This album is
no exception. Not quite as dark as "Without Sinking" but just as beautiful.
An album that seems to have gone completely unnoticed even after earning a spot on Sputnik's Top 100 Of The Decade list.
Bedroom pop-style ambient that loops nature-based samples over top each other and is one of the more lulling albums you'll find
if you need sound to help you sleep.
Almost drone-like in it's tendencies. A Japanese dude making pretty-sounding electro-ambient who would have thought. Sounds
heavenly(?), shit description.
Cinematic dark ambient. Not really sure how to describe this. Lots of creepy samples, down-tempo beats. A number of good
horror/thriller films could use this album as a template. Listen to Stalingrad off myspace if you want a sample:
|7|| ||Teargas & Plateglass|
Ok this album is deep. Evil ambient trip-hop based on themes of genocide and mass-murder.
...And They Have Escaped The Weight Of Darkness
Crysis wrote a review for this album that will give you a good taste of what it sounds like. An artist working on perfecting the
form of symphonic modern classical.
The guy who gave Nils classical training in piano was tutored by none other than Tchaikovsky himself. Classical piano, recorded
within a gothic cathedral... baller. Pitchfork gave this a super shitty rating and described it as being tedious and muffled. Fuck