A bunch of ambience
|1|| ||Troum and All Sides|
Dark ambient from two german masterminds. For fans of synth buildups and climaxes and brooding basslines.
|2|| ||Stars of the Lid|
...And Their Refinement of the Decline
Several hours of reverb-laden drone music with simple climaxes and pretty melodies that are sure to satisfy. Since I'm not mentioning any band twice on this list I'm just going to rec you their other albums here, because they're all superb. Especially their last two besides this one.
Hexerei im Zwielicht der Finsternis
Ritual Ambient from some crazy chicks in Norway. Impressive shit. Imagine walking through a forest and having the soundtrack from some messed up norwegian girls coming at you like WOAH
|4|| ||Ain Soph|
Largely industrialized dark ambient/neofolk from Italy.
Evil. Dissonant. But beautfiful and unobtrusive in a twisted way. The industrialism will put you into a stupor and a sleep and the rest will haunt your dreams. Forever. Noisy ambient-ish. Not for the faint of heart.
|6|| ||Nurse With Wound|
Soliloquy for Lilith
Dark ambient from some firecrotch Brit/Irishman with piss teeth. Experimental in the way that it crosses over a bunch of genres but still feels very ambient.
The Place Where the Black Stars Hang
Dark ambient superheroes with a knack for chilling atmospheres and drones and electronics and a weird foresty feel.
Dark Space I
|9|| ||Windy and Carl|
Drawing of Sound
Guitars and space and vocals and more. Space rocky. Like. Floating on mars.
|10||Natural Snow Buildings|
The Dance of the Moon and the Sun
Drone. Takes cues from psybient.
|11|| ||Taj Mahal Travellers|
July 15, 1972
Drone-y experimental noise-ish. Along that early seventies, late-sixties line of art kids making organic noise.
|12||Birchville Cat Motel|
Beautiful Speck Triumph
More drone and experimental too! RIYL: Couldwinarabbit experimentation but it's one of the few instances where he's right.
Allegory of Allergies
Drone-electronic. P4k approved. Feels like a jungle out here because of the odd bass and electronic effects.
|14|| ||Double Leopards|
Dark ambient from Tzadik. Priti experimental. Fred Firth and Ikue Mori are here so that should reveal how experimental it is. Almost jazzy but vary grim darkk
Progressive Electronic, I guess. A lot of German subgenres I don't care about went into this but it's amazing nevertheless. Something about "Berlin School" apparently. I don't know. Ask Dev. he might. Do you like the beats?
Electronic Ambient, Minimal Electro
|18|| ||The Third Eye Foundation|
Illbient (imagine a really dubby, urban style of ambient. Like walking through the hood and oh its ambient)
Illbient music at a whole new level. Imagine that.
|20|| ||The Orb|
The Orb's Adventures Beyond the Ultraworld
Pages From the Book
Technically this is musique concrete but it doubles as ambient or even noise depending on what you classify as which as its more of a harsh/dark ambient sort of thing. Some guy ripping pages from a bible and constructing it so there's climaxes and it actually resembles a song.
L?autopsie ph?m?le de Dieu
Dark jazz/Noirish ambience. Imagine the artist below this as a jazzy artist. But slowed down and prettier.
|23||Set Fire to Flames|
Sings Reign Rebuilder
Book of Leaves
Neoclassically-ambient. Some chick on a piano going away for minutes at a time. Occasionally frogs will croak beside her. Beauteous as Fuck.
|25|| ||Gnaw Their Tongues|
L'arriv?de la terne mort triomphante
Dark/Harsh Ambient. Ballstothewall music.
The Die Is Cast
Wondering if I should put this here because although it's got that very darkwavey/drone feel (the last, seventeen minute long track is all drone) it's reliant on drone metal techniques so it might be in vain but still for those of you who think that sounds cool it's pretty fucking awesome.
Straight-up ambient guys. Some beats. Some drones. Not odd but very well executed.
|28||The Dead Texan|
The Dead Texan
He drones on and on with tremendous beauty. Electronics help him out. Call him their friend. For fans of Stars of the Lid.
|29||Aix Em Klemm|
Aix Em Klemm
Ambient and dronetastic
Mi Media Naranja
|32|| ||Peter Gabriel|
Passion (Music for The Last Temptation of Christ)
Ambient for Christ.
|33|| ||Bohren and der Club of Gore|
Ambient/Jazz. Sad jazz music slowed down. So beautiful.
|34|| ||Mark Morgan|
Zamia Lehmanni: Songs of Byzantine Flowers
The Triple Bestial
The Cadaver Pulse II: Mothelix Liquescent
One of my favorite ritual ambient releases of all time.
Ultra-dark ritual ambient
|39|| ||Psychonaut 75|
Pylon of Daath
more dark ambient
|40|| ||Atrax Morgue|
195 Melrose Avenue NW2
not for the faint of heart
as loose as ambient can be.
An Imaginary Country
The Sea Swells a Bit...
Dark ambient-ish drone
The Beauty of Sadness
Drone (associated with troum so i might be a little biased but this shit is SICK)
The Hollow Mountain
Psychedelic folksy drone
Are You Shpongled?
|48||Carbon Based Lifeforms|
One of my favorite psybient artists.
Psybient (sorry I neglected it and am putting as much as I can in right now)
Plunderphonics, Drone (iscarabaid's project. pretty cool actually, just thought I'd include some sputnikers like...
witchxrapist's psybient wonderland
|53|| ||Aes Dana|
|55|| ||Future Sounds of London|
Ambient with electro
Ambient with electronics
beat driven and layered level 20
Selected Ambient Works 85-92
Beat driven soundscapes to listen to once you've dropped so much acid that you think you want to go to crystal castles because harold and kumar did too or something idk
Ugh so good ambient beat driven with layah
layahhh like gas
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more ambient drum loops
|64||Everything but the Girl|
more housey ambient
Zenith Beyond the Helix-Locus
From A Dark Chasm Below
Dark and What? What? Yup Ritual Ambient
Dark and What? What? Yup Ritual Ambient
|70|| ||Sleep Chamber|
Sleepchamber? More like Sexchamber? No? No? Oh well, some odd industrialized ritual ambient
|71|| ||Treha Sektori|
I think I just really love dark ambient. But by no means should you start here. Stars of the Lid, Eluvium and this next artist are better.
Ambient 1: Music for Airports
Pioneer of ambient. Simple piano loops. Fall asleep.
|73|| ||Za Fr?|
More darkly darkly ambient ritual
|74|| ||Robert Fripp|
A Blessing of Tears: 1995 Soundscapes Volume Two - Live in California
Ambient and Experimental
|75|| ||Akira Yamaoka|
Silent Hill 2: Original Soundtrack
Dark ambient/videogame music
Dragging A Dead Deer Up A Hill
|78|| ||Marble Sky|
The Sad Return
Ambient and Drone
|79|| ||Secret Abuse|
Simple Test Volume 1
Carve Out the Face of My God
I like this a lot more than I should. It feels like you're being lifted from the ground as though you just died.
Hex: Or Printing in the Infernal Method
I'd consider this ambient/country/jazz
|82||Pyramids with Nadja|
Pyramids with Nadja
Drone/Ambient with Aidan Baker
Grapes from the Estate
Why do I like this? Ambient/Experimental
Morals and Dogma
|85|| ||Mo?t |
Dark Ambient and Neofolk
|86||Unfathoms and Blasphymartyr|
Votre Cote Mon Cote
My split with witchy
will post a link later although i've done it in another list.
my side is ambient and post-rock and his is psybient and noise.
|87|| ||Saito Koji|
Calssic Ambient Loops
|88|| ||William Basinski|
The Disintegration Loops
So long. Get lost in the ambient loops. Tranform with them.
|89|| ||Raison D'etre|
The Empty Hollow Unfolds
Better than Basinski. Dark ambient. All I have to say
|90|| ||Can't Go On|
Too Long A Process
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