I remember a thread at the Hypnos forum, a long time ago, that was asking for a list of the best ambient tracks by non-ambient artists. I can't find the list or the thread but I think I added artists like Radiohead, Daryl Hall, Peter Gabriel, etc. I think "Silent Sorrow" may be the best ambient track by a non-ambient artist.
I'm working on a mellow prog rock mix that I'm sure will include this Genesis tune as well.
Anyway, I've always wanted to use it in a mix so here it is. I used the track as the title for this mix but the music doesn't necessarily take on the sorrowful feel that the title suggests. I can personally attest to the fact that this mix works very for sleeping. Enjoy.
Download (right click/save as) : 84mb, 60:46
silent sorrow in empty boats
T R A C K L I S T :
- 00:00 Genesis - Silent Sorrow in Empty Boats
- 02:45 Slow Dancing Society - and to the dust shall we return
- 08:45 Alio Die - In the Labyrinth Garden
- 15:00 Christopher Willits - Flowers into Stardust
- 19:45 Pulusha - Isolation, pt. 1
- 29:25 Christopher Hipgrave - Time & Distance
- 30:45 Tim Hecker - Incurably Optimistic
- 35:45 36 - Lightout
- 37:35 Deepchord presents Echospace - untitled #5
- 40:15 John Foxx & Harold Budd - Raindust
- 45:25 Celer - A Lifetime of Wasted Breaths
- 49:45 Gareth Hardwick - 5 points
- 59:36 Genesis - reprise of Silent Sorrow in Empty Boats
- 1:00:46 end