Friday, February 15, 2013

Ambient by Non-ambient Artists

Ambient music will never be a popular genre.  We all know the kind of looks we get from people when they hear some of our ambient tunes.  But over time ambient sensibilities have crept into a lot of modern music.  And artists that normally don't do ambient music have dipped their toes into a droning sea.

So that's where this mix takes us, to tunes that are fairly to very ambient, by non-ambient artists.  Many of the artists on this tracklist aren't exactly big surprises, Sylvian, Bowie, Gabriel & Boards of Canada have done many ambient-like tracks over the years.  But they are not known primarily as ambient artists.  I didn't include the Genesis tune that inspired this mix, mainly because it was the featured track in an earlier mix.  But I did manage to sneak in another Genesis tune from the same album.

Thanks to everyone for all the great suggestions.  I think 6 made it into the final mix.  I am saving some of the recommendations for the next Sunday morning mix.  Thanks!

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T R A C K L I S T :

  • 00:00    Andrew Bird - Belles
  • 02:20    U2 - 4th of July
  • 04:00    David Sylvian - Answered Prayers
  • 06:39    S. Cary - Rothko Fields
  • 07:44    Peter Gabriel - Slow Marimbas
  • 10:30    Mercury Rev - Pickup if you're there
  • 12:00    Radiohead - Treefingers
  • 15:17    Boards of Canada - Over the Horizon Radar
  • 16:05    Boards of Canada - Heard from Telegraph Lines
  • 17:00    Nine Inch Nails - A Warm Place
  • 19:33    David Bowie - Art Decade
  • 22:45    Genesis - Ravine
  • 24:15    Andrew Bird - Yawny at the Apocalypse
  • 27:00    Trespassers William - Just Like This(disinterested remix)
  • 31:45    Peter Gabriel - The Nest That Sailed The Sky
  • 36:08    Richard Hawley - Last Orders
  • 40:55    Unkle - The Piano Echoes
  • 45:30    David Bowie - The Mysteries
  • 51:50    Peter Gabriel - Powerhouse at the Foot of the Mountain
  • 52:50    Laurie Anderson - Walking and Falling
  • 54:20    John Martyn - Small Hours(instrumental version)
  • 1:04:10    end