Any Post-Rock, Ambient, Contemporary Classical Radio Stations?
March 28, 2010 11:57 AM   Subscribe

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?

I'm tired of listening to the same post-rock, ambient, contemporary classical in my collection, is there any icelandic or other online stations, podcasts, etc. that keep up with this kind of music, and play new stuff?
posted by jonj to Media & Arts (5 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
 
Do you know about Pandora? You can make a "radio station" and tell it to play those, and similar, artists.
posted by niles at 12:13 PM on March 28, 2010


Yes, I'm an active Pandora and Last.fm user, but I'd really like a station or program that keeps up with new and upcoming music.
posted by jonj at 12:24 PM on March 28, 2010


You probably already know of these, but Slacker has some decent chill stations, as does SOMA FM.
posted by yoga at 1:29 PM on March 28, 2010


You might try the "Iceland" or "Post-rock" tags on Last.fm - or just scrobble the kind of music you like to play for a week or so, and then listen to the recommendations that it generates for you - they'll likely be full of the kind of thing you're after. Then just use the "Ban" and "Love" buttons liberally.
posted by radioedit at 1:50 PM on March 28, 2010


Stockholm's Studentradio plays a lot of contemporary Scandinavian artists. It's alternatively cool and dreadful because there is no playlist per se - every host plays their own choices.
posted by three blind mice at 6:03 PM on March 28, 2010 [1 favorite]


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