Ambient

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What is it

Ambient music is a musical genre that is generally identifiable as having a broad atmospheric feel and being environmental in its nature.

Ambient music evolved from early 20th century forms of semi-audible music, from the impressionism of Erik Satie, through “musique concrete” and the minimalism of "Terry Riley" and Philip Glass, and of course the work of Brian Eno.

Later developments found the dreamy non-linear elements of ambient music applied to some forms of rhythmic music presented in chill-out rooms at raves and other dance events, but always with the primary feature that the music is intended to drift in and out of the listener’s awareness while creating its effect on the listener’s consciousness as well as the listeners subconsciousness.

The Orb were one of the great developers of this genre, they even did an album with Dave Gilmour of Pink Floyd [1]
The Orb Possibly one of the main creators of Ambient Techno

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On U Sound

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Nine Inch Nails

Skinny Puppy

Snog

Brian Eno

Nurse with Wound

Aphex Twin

CAN

Orb

Erik Satie

Yellow Magic Orchestra

Biosphere

Harold Budd

Robert Fripp

Oforia

Dr. Alex Paterson

Zen Lemonade

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