Category: New Age/Ambient

Moby – Ambient

Moby – Ambient       Ned Raggett: ‘Like so much of Moby’s earliest work, this isn’t so much an album as a compilation via his original label, Instinct. Ambient influences in techno were all the rage in 1993 in terms of press and coverage (though jungle would swiftly eclipse both it and the progressive […]

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Tangerine Dream – Ricochet

Tangerine Dream – Ricochet Glenn Swan: ‘Electronic trio Tangerine Dream embrace their equipment and take their audience on an actual journey through this especially good, two-part showcase recorded live in France and Britain. Featuring the early and memorable lineup of Chris Franke, Edgar Froese, and Peter Baumann, Ricochet continuously evolves to the next plateau of […]

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Terry Riley – A Rainbow in Curved Air

Terry Riley – A Rainbow in Curved Air “Blue” Gene Tyranny: ‘After several graph compositions and early pattern pieces with jazz ensembles in the late ’50s and early ’60s (see “Concert for Two Pianists and Tape Recorders” and “Ear Piece” in La Monte Young’s book An Anthology), Riley invented a whole new music which has […]

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Deru – 1979

Deru – 1979 1979 is a living time capsule 1979 is a perpetual relic 1979 is a collective, beating heart 1979 is a breathing human record 1979 is a meditation on nostalgia 1979 is my fifth studio album 1979 is the year I was born There’s not a doubt in my mind that memory is […]

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Vangelis – L’Apocalypse des Animaux

Vangelis – L’Apocalypse des Animaux This album is one of Vangelis’ earliest works, recorded whilst still a member of progressive rock band Aphrodite’s Child. It also marks the first time that he collaborated with French director Frédéric Rossif on soundtracks relating to his TV documentary programmes. Though the album itself was released in 1973, the […]

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Dead Can Dance – Spleen And Ideal

Dead Can Dance – Spleen And Ideal Ned Raggett: ‘With this amazing album, Dead Can Dance fully took the plunge into the heady mix of musical traditions that would come to define its sound and style for the remainder of its career. The straightforward goth affectations are exchanged for a sonic palette and range of […]

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Robert Fripp & Brian Eno – No Pussyfooting

Robert Fripp & Brian Eno – No Pussyfooting ‘Ted Mills’ :  At the same time Brian Eno was working on Here Come the Warm Jets, he was flexing his experimental muscle with this album of tape delay manipulation recorded with Robert Fripp. In a system later to be dubbed Frippertronics, Eno and Fripp set up […]

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Ulver – Shadows of The Sun

Ulver – Shadows of The Sun Shadows of the Sun is the seventh studio album by the Norwegian experimental collective Ulver. Produced by Ulver, the album was issued in October, 2007, via Jester Records and The End Records.Officially announced on July 13, 2007, Shadows of the Sun received critical acclaim on release, and was described […]

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Schiller – Voyage

Schiller – Voyage Schiller is a German electronic DJ, who rose to fame in 1998 and named after the German poet and dramatist Friedrich Schiller. Originally it was a duo consisting of Christopher von Deylen and Mirko von Schlieffen. Around 2001 or 2002, von Schlieffen left the band, leaving von Deylen the sole member. Schiller […]

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Loreena McKennitt – The Book Of Secrets

Loreena McKennitt – The Book Of Secrets ‘Aaron Badgley of AMG’ The Book of Secrets, the follow-up to 1994’s The Mask and Mirror — there was a Christmas EP, A Winter Garden, released in 1995) — finds Loreena McKennitt in the same musical vein, mixing Celtic, Spanish, Italian, and new age to create her own […]

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Lisa Gerrard – The Silver Tree

Lisa Gerrard – The Silver Tree AMG Review: One listen to Lisa Gerrard – The Silver Tree is enough to convince anybody — who isn’t already convinced — that there’s a very specific reason she has been courted by directors to compose soundtracks. There are 13 tracks here full of wispy ambient soundscapes, on top […]

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Tim Hecker – Haunt Me, Haunt Me Do It Again

Tim Hecker – Haunt Me, Haunt Me Do It Again AMG Review: On Haunt Me Haunt Me, Do It Again, Tim Hecker downshifts from his minimal techno alias, Jetone, to create rich, textured ambient music of the highest order. Despite the infusion of glitch elements like static and electronic interference, Haunt Me Haunt Me, Do It […]

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Nine Inch Nails – Ghosts I-Iv

Nine Inch Nails – Ghosts I-Iv AMG Review: Roughly a year after Year Zero — a year marked by lots of sniping with his record company first about their clueless promotion then devolving into a tirade about their general uselessness — Trent Reznor broke free of Interscope/Universal and became a free agent, releasing music where and […]

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Liquid Mind – Liquid Mind IV: Unity

Liquid Mind – Liquid Mind IV: Unity The fourth in Liquid Mind’s elegant electronic series of slow relaxation music albums takes many listeners to a place of deep calm and tranquility. This peaceful album may be used by parents to help quiet hyperactive children, to assist themselves in going back to sleep in the middle […]

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Enya – The Very Best Of Enya

Enya – The Very Best Of Enya AMG Review: Comprised of 18 tracks culled from the singer/composer’s first three decades, The Very Best of Enya was pieced together by the artist herself, along with longtime collaborators Nicky and Roma Ryan. Luckily, the trio seems enamored by most of the same songs that the general public […]

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Thom Brennan – Mist

Thom Brennan – Mist AMG Review: In 2001 Thom Brennan began re-releasing a lot of his earlier works. There was one recording that set all of this in motion, and that was the release of his excellently gifted work Thom Brennan – Mist. Thom Brennan’s Mist is not only one of his finest offerings, but […]

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Stars Of The Lid – And Their Refinement of the Decline

Stars Of The Lid – And Their Refinement of the Decline AMG Review: After the near symphonic exercise of engaging the void that was Tired Sounds of Stars of the Lid in 2001, it was hard to believe there was anything left to do. Wrong. Brian McBride and Adam Wiltzie emerged from the studio in early […]

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Richard Wright – Wet Dream

Richard Wright – Wet Dream AMG Review: Following the release of the 1977 album Animals and its accompanying “In the Flesh” tour, Pink Floyd went on hiatus, having become popular enough to support solo albums by bandmembers who were inclined to make them. Guitarist David Gilmour and keyboard player Richard Wright were. For his album, Wright […]

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Kitaro – The light of the spirit

Kitaro – The light of the spirit AMG Review: The Light of the Spirit is one of Kitaro’s best CDs. Perhaps it is because Mickey Hart co-produced, or perhaps Kitaro asked Hart to co-produce because it is so good. It doesn’t really matter if either of those is the reason; this is just an awesome CD. […]

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Sean Beeson – Ivory Dreams

Sean Beeson – Ivory Dreams Over 60 minutes of relaxing, soft, piano music to sleep and study! ♫Available on iTunes and Amazon MP3 “Ivory Dreams” by Sean Beeson Meditate and relax with the soothing, calm, relaxing piano music of “Ivory Dreams”. Whether you practice yoga, are ready to sleep, welcoming a new day, or studying […]

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