I want to do a mix of ambient songs by non-ambient artists. My perfect example of this is "Silent Sorrow in Empty Boats" by Genesis. I've used in mixes in the past and I'd like to find other songs that fit the criteria. Something like Radiohead - Treefingers would work too. There are probably strange little cuts buried on albums over the years that only real fans know about(like the Genesis tune).
So if anyone has any ideas please either leave them in the comments or email me. Hopefully I can cobble together a mix of these tunes in the next few weeks.
An intriguing idea, you've got me thinking! "Night Sight" by AIR is quite lovely. "Headphones (Ø Remix)" by Björk is also amazing.
That's all I can think of for now, but I'll rack my brain and let you know if I come up with any others!
What about Radio 4 by PIL? 'A Cloud to the Back' by Sam Prekop?
How about "Pick Up If You're There" by Mercury Rev?
I don't recall if you have used any of these:
Four Hands - Hizou
No body - The Uncanny Valley (Soloed)
Blanck Mass - Chernobyl
Nevermind, the songs don't match the Genesis song
I always thought that A Warm Place by Nine Inch Nails (from The Downward Spiral) is astoundingly beautiful compared to the rest of their usual output
What about 'Four-Day Interval' by Tortoise?
Excellent! Thanks for the responses so far1 I'm getting excited about this possibilities for this mix.
Keep the ideas coming!
Laurie Anderson - Walking & Falling
Nitin Sawheney - Say you will
Death Cab for Cutie - Unobstructed Views
What about David Bowie's 'Low' and 'Heroes'?
Side 2 of both albums features several instrumental pieces that might be what you're looking for.
There's a band called Course of Empire that has all their music up on their website for free download. There are a few songs from their Telepathic Last Words album that might fit your criteria....Plus, the rest of their stuff is just downright great late 90's alternative/industrial. http://www.courseofempire.com/mp3/
Not sure if it's what you're looking for, but a few ideas off the top of my head:
UNKLE - Synthetic Water (piano version)
UNKLE - The Piano Echoes
Boards of Canada - The Smallest Weird Number
Boards of Canada - Over The Horizon Radar
Boards of Canada - Wildlife Analysis
Boards of Canada - Heard from Telegraph Lines
Both UNKLE and BOC are more known for electronic/idm/dancy type stuff than ambient, but there's a lot of crossover in electronic genres anyway...
Slowdive - Good Day Sunshine (from Souvlaki deluxe version)
New Order - Elegia (from Low Life)
Cut Copy - Eternity One Night Only (from In Ghost Colors)
Richard Hawley - Last Orders (from Coles Corner)
Japan - A Foreign Place (from Quiet Life)
Bowie - Weeping Wall (from Low, maybe a cheat as Eno produced)
The Chameleons - I'll Remember (from Strange Times)
To echo one Anon commenter, Boards Of Canada have a track called "Farewell Fire" on "The Campfire Headphase" LP that is completely Ambient, droney style. I really love it, and it'd work great as an intro and / or outro.
I am writing to you from Germany.., and first of all my compliments for the always enjoyable Mixes ! :-D
My suggestions would be the "Birdy" soundtrack by Peter Gabriel; "Rainbow Dome Musick" by Steve Hillage...
...and perhaps you'd like to drop in some early german electronic from Tangerine Dream, Klaus Schulze ?
The bands Low and the Dirty Three did an album together in which they covered "Down by the River" by Neil Young - very amazing.
"a day at the race track" Julian Lynch's album 'Mare'.
looking forward to the mix!
Kalu- Shot in the dark - Paradox Presents: The Age Of Outsiders Vol. 3 Drum and Bass
This is the tracked zipped up as a link. 320kbps.
Philadelphia featuring Dwele: -- Bahamadia
The Blowers Daughter -- Scala Featuring Kolcany Brothers
Anything from Marconi Union - Weightless [Ambient Transmission Volume 2]
Love your mixes... our sunday mornings often incorporate them... bliss.
I would love some mixes dedicated to:
-slicing vegetables.-cooking a family meal.
-working in a garden.
-riding a bike (both city and park settings)
Thanks for all you great suggestions.
The mix is done & I'll post it a day or two.
I used several cuts or artists recommended here. Some other suggestions will probably make their way into the next Sunday morning mix.
Underworld - "Simple Peal"
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