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 -
Help me find electronic music that sounds like machines. Some examples are Diamond Catalog
, 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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
Soundtrackfilter: Please recommend to me mostly-instrumental, sometimes dark, contemplative soundtrack albums (or even compilations or regular albums) in the vein of Michael Andrews' work for Donnie Darko
or Robin Guthrie and Harold Budd's soundtrack for Mysterious Skin
. [more inside]
posted by Inspector.Gadget
on Sep 26, 2009 -
Music recommendations at two ends of the spectrum: Soul/R&B and Ambient/Drone/F'd up 20th C. classical... And, bonus question
: what are your favorite sources for buying these kinds of music and finding out more about them? Examples of what I like inside... [more inside]
posted by You Should See the Other Guy
on Aug 26, 2009 -
I've got a PC, and an EMU-49 key midi controller. I've also got an Audiophile 192 sound card with midi-in-out connections.
What I want to do is play some synths on the PC.... [more inside]
posted by Thistledown
on Aug 2, 2009 -
On Geir Jenssen's (AKA Biosphere) 2006 Album Cho Oyu 8201m - Field Recordings From Tibet
, the song "Summit" features a speaking sample near the end where someone named Boutros calls in on a two-way radio and warns the other party of an oncoming typhoon. The next-to-last line of the conversation is "The good king in his infinite wisdom declared the two-way radio illegal in the mountains." Where is this sample from?
posted by Inspector.Gadget
on Jul 11, 2009 -
I'd like an introduction to Japanese jazz/piano ambient. Where should I start? Who's great? Who should I avoid?
posted by Xurando
on Jan 26, 2009 -
MusicFilter: I'm looking for ambient music that features short &/or fragmentary bits of monologue or narrative. [more inside]
posted by jammy
on Oct 15, 2008 -
This week an organization I work with is running a big, high energy (iPhone and Wii giveaways, the whole 9 yards) event geared towards high-school students. I'm tasked with organizing some of the creative/design aspects of it, but I've hit a few dead ends, specifically in the area of what I would call ambient video. [more inside]
posted by niles
on Oct 11, 2008 -
Tell me about ambient & instrumental music that features vibraphones, marimbas, xylophones &/or similar instruments. [more inside]
posted by jammy
on Sep 27, 2008 -
Calling all Germanic (and Slavic) rockers, ravers and, uh, *insert classical term that starts with "r"*! Help me expand my music collection with European melodies! [more inside]
posted by curagea
on Aug 15, 2008 -
Flash? After effects? Maya? Toon Boom? Something else? I want to make some very simple abstract animation videos. The simplest would be just full screens of solid colors fading slowly into each other. Slightly more complex would be the same full screens of colors fading into each other, but not all at once. That is, maybe start the fade in the center or corner, and slowly leak in the new color. Or another slightly more complex: The screen divided into multiple blocks of different color that slowly fade into other colors. Real simple, slow, mellow stuff. So, what's the right software for that? Thanks!
posted by The Dutchman
on Apr 28, 2008 -
I'm trying to find a music streaming website I found through StumpleUpon a few months ago, and the main theme was night and roadtrip music. [more inside]
posted by TheWaves
on Apr 9, 2008 -
I love listening to the groaning music of Mark Morgan (the Fallout soundtracks) and Lustmord (dark, dark ambient) while I read. I've been trying to find some similar music, but last.fm insists that Mark Morgan is like all other game soundtrack composers and Lustmord is akin to gothic wailing*.
So I turn to you. What other artists make music with this grinding, eerie, screetchingly dark post-apocalyptic quality?
* Nothing wrong with gothic wailing, just not when I'm reading.
posted by Skyanth
on Mar 27, 2008 -