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How to stay on top of ambient/psybient music? Blogs? Podcasts?

I'm looking for ways to stay on top of current trends in ambient/psybient/atmospheric drum & bass music. [more inside]
posted by jpziller on Aug 8, 2016 - 3 answers

Ambient Sounds of Nothing App for Android

I'm not sure where I originally heard about this (podcast? radio?) but I'm in search of an (Android) app that is a compilation of real-world ambient sounds of "nothing". The examples played in the interview I remember were simply recordings of the ambient sounds of various locales around the world. (The sounds of droning highway, city traffic/sirens, etc... from different areas around the world). [more inside]
posted by jimmereeno on Jul 15, 2016 - 10 answers

What are your favourite long, 'ambient' Youtube videos?

I love this three-hour video of Bison grazing at Yellowstone. When I work from home I just have it running via Chromecast on my TV. When friends come over I stick it on as we listen to music and chat. I also love this video of a pushbike ride from the Arctic Ocean to British Columbia. What other long videos on Youtube do you like? [more inside]
posted by Cantdosleepy on Jun 15, 2016 - 14 answers

How do I stop twirling synth knobs and actually start making music

I have spent a small fortune investigating and purchasing the right gear but I have a simple question. How to get started? I want to make ambient, evolving pads but I seem to spend all my time tweaking nobs and not actually knowing where to start or how to get there. a) what are some resources for making ambient music and b) what are some concrete things I can do to get better/start now?
posted by captainscared on Mar 26, 2016 - 15 answers

What gear should I buy next to make ambient pads?

I’m making ambient, evolving pads to score some films. I’m an editor not a musician so I’m new to this game. I’m debating between the Arturia BeatStep Pro and an eventide space delay. I realize these do two different thinks but which do you think is going to help my music evolve and offer me the opportunity to go deeper with my music? And why? My gear is a micro brute, a volca beats and kets and a Korg minilogue
posted by captainscared on Feb 29, 2016 - 5 answers

What temperature gradations can a person actually feel?

I work some hours every week in a friend's studio. Yesterday she observed that she was chilly, so had put the heat up from 21 to 22 degrees (Celsius). [more inside]
posted by zadcat on Feb 4, 2016 - 47 answers

Best $500 synth for ambient music

I want to make really spacious ambient pads to score a film. Whats the best synth in the $500-700 range to do this? Preferably an actual physical keyboard.
posted by captainscared on Dec 14, 2015 - 17 answers

Is there a field microphone bible?

Inspired by our old friend The Weatherman and in particular this project I'm interested in learning to use microphones for field recording. I'd like to experiment both with portable battery-powered recorders and with installed outdoor mics that can be connected to a computer or rack of other gear. [more inside]
posted by contraption on Nov 8, 2015 - 5 answers

Looking for more "ambient sci-fi"

There are a couple of movies that I adore and keep thinking back on, and I'm looking for more that might scratch the same itch. [more inside]
posted by jbickers on Oct 26, 2015 - 35 answers

Please give me drones to put in my ear holes

I used to be obsessed with ambient music. I realized recently that I've fallen away from it. Recommend me some good, newer stuff to nap out to! [more inside]
posted by escape from the potato planet on Jun 12, 2015 - 22 answers

In need of a holistic music detective

Can you identify this music from Dirk Gently? [more inside]
posted by theyexpectresults on Sep 23, 2014 - 3 answers

Electronic music similar to Abdullah Rashim?

Just now listening to Unanimity for the first time and picking the pieces of my jaw up off the floor. Need more like this. A LOT MORE like this.
posted by Lipstick Thespian on Jun 30, 2014 - 17 answers

In need of more doom-jazz along the lines of Bohren & der Club of Gore

I've been listening to pretty much nothing but Bohren for about a week, and need more music in a similar vein: extremely slow and at least somewhat jazzy. Details regarding what I already know/like below the fold. [more inside]
posted by a box and a stick and a string and a bear on Feb 13, 2014 - 14 answers

Minor key electronic songs—please recommend!

What are some minor key electronic/house/ambient songs similar to Moby's "Hotel Intro" on the Hotel album? [more inside]
posted by ArgyleGargoyle on Dec 24, 2013 - 10 answers

Favorite non-scene-y bars or lounges in Manhattan with ambient music?

What are your favorite quiet (on a Saturday or Sunday night!) Manhattan bars or lounges that play ambient music, and are good for hanging out? [more inside]
posted by ArgyleGargoyle on Oct 2, 2013 - 3 answers

More goosebump worthy audio pieces/ podcasts like the one below?

I recently heard this obscure piece and was blown away. What other similar audio work can you recommend? Poetry/short story read well with tight ambient sound effects? Are there any websites that aggregate those types of work? [more inside]
posted by Sentus on Jun 15, 2013 - 5 answers

the art of listening.

MeFites to whom this level of appreciation applies: What are your favorite, most arresting, entrancing, or otherwise awe-inspiring [field / ambient / nature / soundscape] recordings? I'm looking for more to enrich my ever-increasing collection of otherworldly sounds that are very much of this world. [more inside]
posted by mykescipark on Jun 15, 2013 - 11 answers

Any replacement for RJDJ?

I recently found one of my favorite iPhone apps of all time RJDJ the reactive ambient sound generator and "world quantizer" was discontinued by the company and taken off iTunes. Damn! I never got a chance to put it on my new phone. Are there any other reactive music apps out there like it for iPhones? [more inside]
posted by Potomac Avenue on Jan 14, 2013 - 7 answers

Where can I get good electronic mixes?

mnml ssgs closed shop this summer and now I have no mixes to listen to. What are some good mixes/websites in the vein of mmml ssgs?
posted by azarbayejani on Nov 2, 2012 - 2 answers

What music makes you most productive?

What music makes you most productive? [more inside]
posted by jeisme on Sep 13, 2012 - 49 answers

sad swelling music

Looking for sad music: instrumental, ambient, classical or swelling musical scores. [more inside]
posted by pleasebekind on Aug 27, 2012 - 27 answers

Help me find machine music that isn't abrasive, but also isn't predictable.

Help me find electronic music that sounds like machines. Some examples are Diamond Catalog, SPK, and Nate Young. Boards of Canada also comes very close. Unsettling but not aggressive (e.g. not Big Black). Chaotic but not out of control (e.g. not Merzbow's Merzbeat or Pulse Demon). Thanks!
posted by yaymukund on Apr 6, 2012 - 18 answers

music for an interstellar assembly line

Help me find more long, repetitive, hypnotic, electronic music similar to Black Meteoric Star. [more inside]
posted by czytm on Mar 19, 2012 - 7 answers

Things To Make A Soundcard Depressed

Please recommend me pretty electronic music for my earholes. [more inside]
posted by tumid dahlia on Mar 18, 2012 - 35 answers

I want to be a Caretaker, too

Can you point me to music that is like The Caretaker's An Empty Bliss Beyond This World? [more inside]
posted by Blazecock Pileon on Feb 2, 2012 - 4 answers

What to show on ambient office displays?

There are several large displays scattered around my office, each mounted near the ceiling with an attached computer. The idea is for people to put up cool stuff that will be visible to the whole office. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by mshrike on Jan 19, 2012 - 17 answers

I'll take Poorly Remembered Bands for 200, Alex

I'm trying to remember the name of a band. They make slow, trippy, synth-y pop songs that are almost ambient. I'm pretty sure they have a silly multi-word name, along the lines of Neutral Milk Hotel or Natural Snow buildings, though it isn't either of those. I remember getting a distinctly hippy/granola vibe from their album art and song titles. They're recent, from the 2000s. That's all I can remember. I lost my whole music library a while ago and their name has been on the tip of my tongue for months.
posted by Rinku on Nov 13, 2011 - 43 answers

something to help the yuppie puppies move up that golden ladder...

Help me compile a list of 'ambient' tracks that would serve as appropriate background music for a *hip* corporate shmoozing/networking party. [more inside]
posted by flapjax at midnite on Oct 19, 2011 - 45 answers

Name that chillout tune!

Can you help identify tracks/artists in this ambient-downtempo mix from the early 2000s? Samples inside! [more inside]
posted by prinado on Oct 13, 2011 - 5 answers

It's fun to listen to when walking around at night.

I'm looking for ambient music which consists of dark undertones, "good" beats, and a general feeling of...psychedelic hopelessness? danger, maybe? I'm not sure. [more inside]
posted by Evernix on Oct 7, 2011 - 22 answers

Mystery ambient track

help me find this ambient song/mix from the mid-90's [more inside]
posted by lukievan on Oct 1, 2011 - 6 answers

If you meet me baby when the sun goes down

I think The KLF's Chill Out is as close to perfect as you are ever going to get in chill out music. Throw me musical suggestions based on this. [more inside]
posted by deadwax on Sep 27, 2011 - 17 answers

I need more drone!

Recommend me some Drone Classical. [more inside]
posted by doogan nash on Sep 17, 2011 - 13 answers

Help a complete newb create high quality ambient recordings of spaces (need recommendations on equipment, and software)

Help a complete newb create high quality ambient recordings of spaces (need recommendations on equipment, and software) [more inside]
posted by wooh on Sep 16, 2011 - 8 answers

Sounds like Lustmord.

How do I make huge cavernous droney music? [more inside]
posted by googly on Sep 14, 2011 - 15 answers

Get me into the zone - and keep me there!

Any alternatives to GrooveSalad? Ambient tones, but most importantly, no vocals!?! Please fill my ears with distraction-free tunes! [more inside]
posted by cgg on Sep 6, 2011 - 10 answers

"When the evenin' train goes by..."

I'm heading up to Chatsworth, CA tomorrow night to record some train whistles. How far away from the tracks should I be to get that nice, misty, dreamlike faraway sound? And is there a particularly quiet/desolate part of town where I can sit for a few hours and gather said recordings? (Recommendations for other desolate, train-heavy spots within a two-hour drive also welcome.)
posted by mykescipark on Apr 29, 2011 - 11 answers

Can you recommend a headset that doesn't pick up ambient noise?

Is there a computer headset that has a very limited range of pickup to avoid ambient noise leaking into my Skype calls? [more inside]
posted by burnfirewalls on Feb 2, 2011 - 7 answers

[music filter] Can you help me tracking down an ambient/chillout song out lucid dreaming?

I'm trying to find an ambient/chillout track (around an hour or so long, if I recall correctly) about lucid dreaming. [more inside]
posted by mrme on Jan 22, 2011 - 5 answers

Ambient music with vocals

Help me find ambient tracks (or mixes) with vocal samples of someone talking about or lecturing on psychology, mysticism, psychedelic experiences, science, philosophy, art, space, etc. [more inside]
posted by AlsoMike on Jan 22, 2011 - 21 answers

Songs like Intro by the xx?

I'm looking for songs similar to "Intro" by the xx. The vocals on the rest of the album weren't my style, but I really like the ambient, building, (mostly) instrumental sound of that one track. Schiller has a lot of similar songs I like as well.
posted by slothdog on Dec 30, 2010 - 6 answers

I need more ambient-electro-industrial-instrumental music to listen to.

Does anyone have any suggestions for ambient-electronic-industrial-instrumental music? [more inside]
posted by exolstice on Oct 15, 2010 - 19 answers

'we had the same dream'

Happy Ambient Music? I'm looking for ambient soundscapes that won't make me feel like demons are slowly approaching (Aphex Twin, etc) I'm looking for study music that'll help me get in a happy zone.
posted by leotrotsky on Aug 12, 2010 - 54 answers

Making "ambient" music on my MacBook? (Or, what's new in computer music toys since 1993?)

I'm curious about making "ambient" music (in the Brian Eno sense of the word, not the slow, druggy IDM sense) on a recent-ish Macintosh, without dropping a lot of money on software or hardware. The catch: I haven't payed the slightest bit of attention to computer music technology since the early 90s. Musicians of MeFi, bring me up to date! What do I need to know / use / hear / read / try? [more inside]
posted by nebulawindphone on Aug 2, 2010 - 23 answers

Any Post-Rock, Ambient, Contemporary Classical Radio Stations?

I'm looking for a high quality online radio station that plays Johann Johannsson, Max Richter, Olafur Arnalds, Stafraen Hakon, Yann Tiersen, Sigur Ros, and the like? [more inside]
posted by jonj on Mar 28, 2010 - 5 answers

Whale song doesn't work quite as well.

Where can I get ambient nature sounds on the internet? [more inside]
posted by tumples on Jan 15, 2010 - 10 answers

I need a hobby

What gear and/or software would make a basic, inexpensive setup for someone looking to experiment making electronic music? Specifically ambient? [more inside]
posted by pilibeen on Jan 13, 2010 - 16 answers

Free nature sounds/mp3s on-line?

Where have you found good long streaming/mp3 sources for nature sounds, like rainfall or oceans or crickets? This question was asked and partially answered before (in 2005 and again in 2006) but here we are almost in 2010 so I figure there must be some new stuff out there. [more inside]
posted by math on Dec 28, 2009 - 8 answers

Need good binaural recordings to chill out with!

Need good binaural recordings to chill out with! [more inside]
posted by archagon on Dec 4, 2009 - 5 answers

the difference it makes

Sort of looking for an Internet Radio Stream that plays kompakt pop/ambient kind of stuff. Thank you!
posted by four panels on Nov 24, 2009 - 6 answers

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