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« Reply #25 on: May 22, 2019, 12:54:05 PM »

My son was playing this yesterday on Spotify while we ate. It's one of my favourite Eno albums.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vNwYtllyt3Q

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ambient_1:_Music_for_Airports
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« Reply #26 on: May 28, 2019, 01:40:53 PM »

My son was playing this yesterday on Spotify while we ate. It's one of my favourite Eno albums.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vNwYtllyt3Q

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ambient_1:_Music_for_Airports

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If anyone here is on Apple Music who loves ambient, they have a regularly updated playlist called "Pure Ambient" that is FULL of great ambient tunes. Perfect for a rainy day or relaxing evening reading.
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« Reply #27 on: June 30, 2019, 02:36:20 AM »

Talking of Eno, this atmospheric and extremely moving modern "classical" work by Gavin Bryars was originally released on Eno's Obscure label. This first (1975) version of The Sinking of the Titanic is the one I've posted.

And on the other side of that 1975 Obscure release is another Gavin Bryars composition. Anyone unmoved by Jesus' Blood Never Failed Me Yet must have a heart of stone:
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmkC_leNM7M

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jesus%27_Blood_Never_Failed_Me_Yet
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« Reply #28 on: July 02, 2019, 01:44:44 PM »

I'd been looking for this ever since hearing an excerpt from it a couple of years back. Simeon ten Holt's Canto Ostinato is traditionally performed on four pianos but I find all that pianistic activity too abrasive. (Maybe this derives from my years training in vain to become a piano tuner, a job a lot closer to science than to music.) So I was overjoyed to discover this version for multi-tracked marimba, although for a while there was only an ad for it on YouTube. Now you can hear seven major sections uploaded by the performer, the Dutch percussionist Peter Elbertse. Section 88 gives you a nice big chunk to digest. I love the sound of the marimba! Roll Eyes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aloIJYf7mSc

Here's how this 74-minute version starts: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LSVUvK82N18   

http://www.vanveenproductions.com/cds/page41/page41.html
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« Reply #29 on: September 01, 2019, 03:57:10 AM »

Many years ago I bought a book called The Ambient Century: From Mahler to Moby by Mark Prendergast. I then bought a dozen albums in a matter of weeks on the strength of what I'd read. One was Aphex Twin's Selected Ambient Works Volume II. I had disc one playing on the stereo last night as I sat out on the terrace, the sparse ambient sounds mixing naturally with the hum of the local traffic and other outdoor noises...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OVQuNZfKSI0



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Selected_Ambient_Works_Volume_II
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« Reply #30 on: November 06, 2019, 01:26:21 PM »

A sublime track from world-class guitarist Robert Fripp. "The Cathedral of Tears" comes from 1995's A Blessing of Tears, a memorial to Fripp's mother Edith, who died in 1993. This is about as close as music comes to the sound of sobbing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=su_puw6KLMM

https://www.elephant-talk.com/wiki/A_Blessing_of_Tears
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