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03.25.21 Ambient Drone Odysseys 03.17.21 10 Electronic Tracks Worth Hearing
01.06.21 Anyone with an iphone get in here pls!12.07.20 Favourite interludes?
12.04.20 Chilled out southern acoustic doohickey02.08.19 Recs for SowingSeason

Ambient Drone Odysseys

I've had a renaissance of interest in ambient/drone lately and I feel like it's lacking from a lot of your diets so here's a little vitamin pill for you all to chew on. Thanks to Keyblade for getting me into half of this stuff (and tinashe)
1Alio Die
Deconsecrated and Pure


Layers of Faith

Probably the single greatest ambient/drone piece ever composed

A divine motif undulates beneath ethereal synth waves and all that good shit

Check the rest of the album and Aura Seminalis


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mdM_KBRKhO4
2Steve Roach
Mystic Chords & Sacred Spaces


Within the Mystic

The best track from probably the greatest ambient/drone album ever composed.

Has a mysterious ancient egyptian flare to it (or at least the stock standard music that plays whenever egypt is referenced in the media)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3lPnpQQ0uo
3Apocryphos
Stone Speak


Clandestine

Bittersweet closing track from a fantastic ambient drone record

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFDgqe64R9w
4Remember
ルートバックホーム


Transmission (ft. Telepath)

Like a computer experiencing heartbreak for the first time

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KDFYqjc8LMM
5Proton Kinoun
Apeiron


Illimitable

Nothing groundbreaking by any means but incredibly well composed and immersive

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DFdfaDk4d3g
6Carbon Based Lifeforms
Hydroponic Garden


Refraction 1.33

I'd heard of these guys for years before I finally decided to listen... very solid and well nuanced ambient

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HFNq0fBZAXM
77038634357
Love Unbound


Love Unbound (underside)

A diaphanous hidden gem of ambience closing a strange EP that has nothing else of this nature. Altho the genre weightless pretty well sums up how you feel when you listen to it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gFo-IEORjJY
8Malibu
One Life


Tilting on Windmills

A beautiful, ethereal EP from a talented lass (whom I feel obligated to mention is rather prepossessing)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aH6D04SJh54
92814
新しい日の誕生


ふわっと/Drifting

Played on repeat whilst I was lost in Tokyo at 3am.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gt1Cas4ymWE
10Facechain
Accensor


Visage II

Composed by a RYM user who I believe was 17 at the time, it's an immense track which transports you to somewhere not unlike the place depicted in the cover art

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y5M9ze-gA5I
11Eluvium
Static Nocturne


~35 mins onward

Like drowning peacefully in a sea of amniotic fluid

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rFC7OyhaqrA
12Sleep Research Facility
Deep Frieze


79° S 83° W

It's said that before immediately perishing from hypothermia, the individual is imbued by a sense of warm and serenity [citation needed] and I think this is the musical equivalent of that moment.

Maybe one day I'll head to those coordinates and find out.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9I0hRhB5jQ
13Sophie
Oil of Every Pearl's Un-Insides (Remix Album)


Infatuation (Midnight Zone) / Infatuation (The Abyss)

It's on the shorter side but I had to include it. The world of music lost a true visionary this year, and it seemed that her music was only getting more interesting as she explored sound and genres.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZwG5F1ogcI
14Troum
Grote Mandrenke


Grote Mandrenke

A 44 minute long mindfuck of a suite that is as dark and unsettling as it is breath-taking and beautiful.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XxUuhclRnvQ
15Various Artists (Ambient)
Mono No Aware


Zhao Hua

I went to school with a guy who's last name was Hua and he was an absolute grade A cunt, but this track is fantastic.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZE-a7V3mM24
16God Body Disconnect
Sleeper's Fate


Drowning with God

Act I: God dismebowels himself with a straight razor

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bMXgo1un7GY
17Celer
Xièxie


Rains lit by neon / entire album

Sublime drone interspersed with field recordings.
I reviewed this on rym and Celer made an account just to thank me for it :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cdrib-6NAGA
18Irezumi
Endurance


Entire thing

Under appreciated ambient masterpiece that follows the journey of British Explorer Ernest Shackleton's fateful Antarctic voyage of 1914.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zk8lVP5Mmtk
19Le Moors
Multi-filament


I can easily understand how this could be considered dull and lacklustre, but the dismembered piano drones seem to hit the spot for me for some reason.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PaKN8_MuOOQ
20Jeremy Soule
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Soundtrack


Skyrim Atmospheres

Nearly 10 years ago I went about a month without seeing friends or venturing outside thanks to this game, and the soundtrack played a huge part in that.......also me being a fuckin gaming addict with no restraint...eventually mum confiscated my xbox but I found it and would play all night with a towel under my door so the light wouldn't shine through, then put it back just before she woke up...so it should come as no surprise that I failed nearly all of my year 11 exams. But It was worth it. I never really got into any game as much afterwards either. Probably a good thing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YPZtRmx1Dyk
21William Basinski
Watermusic II


Watermusic II

I would listen to this on repeat for hours without even realising anything was playing whilst amped on stimulants doing assignments at 2am in the university library. It feels strange actively listening to it now, but sure enough I feel like a slimy aqueous bastard just as I suppose he intended me to.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q6lh9UJl2cI
22Oval
94 Diskont


Do While

A lush drug induced reverie with occasional glimpses of the mental ward you're restrained in.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wn8mxzDYdbE
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