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Voor de leken heb ik ff een stukje geknipt over wat ambient nou precies is:

Ambient music has a rhythmic or trance-like nature, with (generally) electronic keyboards and/or space music melodies or themes. Notably, it is the consistent combination of varying elements that provides a common thread or theme throughout ambient music. Today's ambient music, usually referred to as "New Ambient" or "Ambient Dub," means full of rhythms, for dance or trance, body movement or mind relaxation mode, and often sounds floaty or "groovy," with drop-out beats, tribal treats, ethno-primitive, textural and/or cyber-phonic music. Curiously, the previous view or definition of ambient music suggested no rhythm, carving backgrounds that were potentially fertile foregrounds, a la Eno, Budd, Roach, Stearns, Schulze or early Tangerine Dream. Ambient music grew into its own genre out of the "chill-out" rooms that became a part of the rave scene, a place to escape the pounding, throbbing techno beats (often in excess of 160-180beats per minute!), where DJ's mixed together nature sounds, New Age music tracks, and tape loops or other sound samples. As greater skill emerged in the molding of these sound spaces, CDs were issued which were usually compilations - Excursions in Ambience, From Here to Tranquillity, United States of Ambience, Ambient Dub, Ambient Extractions, Chill Out, Feed Your Head, One A.D., etc. As we watch the ever-evolving growth and fast-rising emergence, and acceptance, of this genre, we often hear terms like "mutated," or "deconstructed" - i.e. anti-categorization at best.

What are the sub-genres of Ambient music? With examples of each.

I see seven different types of Ambient music. There is, of course, much crossover, as there is in any style. But I will cast these as currently definitive, & feel that at the very least they act as a good guide.

Ambient Dub with a bass backbeat and reggae elements, echoey electronics...
One A.D. series from Waveform, Excursions in Ambience series, Zero One, Patchwork, Higher Intelligence Agency, Sounds From The Ground, Ambient Odyssey series

Ambient Space derived from New Age/Space music, less rhythm, long tracks
Deeper Than Space, Pete Namlook's FAX series (re; Air), Barramundi series, Instinct Ambient

Ambient World cross-cultural, dense rhythm tracks, vocals more predominant
Loop Guru, Banco De Gaia, Makyo, Atman, Global Spirit, Tya, Waterbone,, Transglobal Communication, Professor Trance, Nomad, Electric Skychurch, Pangea, Tom Vedvik

Ambient Pop can sit just as easily in the rock/pop section; rock idioms, vocals
William Orbit, Enigma, Babble, Delerium, One Dove,

Ambient Electronic descendants of Tangerine Dream, European electronics
Synaesthesia, United States of Ambience series, Global Communication, Biosphere,

Electronica the current "rage" in the press, and moving up the charts
Chemical Brothers, Future Sound of London, Orb, Moby, Orbital, Underworld,...

Ambient Techno softened yet techno nonetheless; heavier beats, harder edges
OM, Aphex Twin (some, not all), Freaky Chacra, Trance-Europe Express series

Trip Hop -softened yet techno nonetheless; heavier beats, harder edges
Trip Hop Test series, Trip Hop Samplers, Future Sound of Jazz, Five-Star Galaxy, Frosty

How is ambient music different than new age or space music?

New Age music, while commonly used as a "banner" heading, can still be separated as a specific style, generally void of rhythm, meditative, relaxing, etc. Similarly, Space music is a specific type, as represented by Jonn Serrie, Kevin Braheny, Steve Roach, etc. It conjures up either outer "space" or "inner space", and is heard in Planetariums, on massage tables, and as soundtracks to many videos and movies. As explained above, Ambient music is a broader term, encompassing (at least) six sub-genres, part of which includes New Age or Space music.

Also, a new generation of musicians, meaning usually a younger generation, that have come from techno, dance, rock and punk realms rather than a general tracing back to New Age ideas or circles that was prevalent 10-15years ago and mostly since. While Brian Eno has been (reluctantly) lumped into New Age association, he has much more "fathered" this generation than perhaps anyone else.

Part of this is strictly nomenclature, and which term is more appropriate for the overall general section. Most stores in the record industry have a New Age section; some may be tempted to call it Ambient and hence can finally discard the New Age term. But let's not be hasty! The New Age banner fits nicely over the whole section - for record stores. But for bookstores and specialty stores it's different. Their categories tend to be more along the lines of tribal, meditative, world, drumming, vocals, Native American, Celtic, shamanic, massage, guitar, piano i.e. by instrument, "usage," or music type, as perhaps all of their titles fit under the broad New Age term. And that leaves room to segment or group the ambient titles, shown above as examples, to tie into certain radio shows, local dance venues, etc.

Where is modern instrumental music heading now?

Several directions simultaneously! And, yes, it is specific... Most of this map has been laid out and clarified over the past 10-12 years. Suppose you were to draw a wheel. Each spoke, tracing a thin pie-shape out of the whole, would contribute to the modern or "New Ambient" movement: new age, neo-classical, space, electronic, ambient, progressive, jazzy, tribal, world, folk, ensemble, acoustic, meditative, and back to new age...The order and placement is no accident; each comes in and out of the previous, leading into the next, with shades of overlap and crossover visible at every turn.

Each "type" has its own history, its own cornerstones and "hall of fame "artists and titles. Each has crystallized and grown, achieving greater artistry over time, and becoming more recognizable in the marketplace. A more far-reaching answer addresses the real challenge, which is dictated by today's machines i.e. synthesizers, and how their use and placement is balanced by human kind's ability to interface with the machines. Man's inherent ability to adjust artistic integrity in keeping with the times demands sensitivity to the roots, the spirit of the music, the calling of past generations and the need for continual originality. More in this hybrid ambient music than perhaps anywhere else is this challenge being met; that is why people are responding so favorably to the combining of elements - rhythm 'n' space, tribal cultural intermixes that open the mind and move the body.

www.ambient.us

linkjes van eerdere ambient gerelateerde topics:

Aphex Twin: Selected Ambient Works 85-92
Wat zijn je favoriete ambient/IDM albums?
Griezelige ambientmuziek

Discussier hier over ambient albums, post de nieuwste releases, de oude klassiekers etc. etc. Hier eerst een paar klassiekers:

Aphex Twin; selected ambient works 85-92
quote:
Aphex's music takes you you through the spectrum of emotions and even manages to introduce you to a few you didn't know you had. This is probably his finest moment, the sounds on this offering are truly original (aphex either builds or modifys his own equipment)and are strung together by an musical imagination equaled only by Brian Eno at his best.
Global communication - 76:14
quote:
Every single piece oozes class and meaning. The subtle rhythms are judged to perfection, the melodic motifs scream to be played over and over again. Each individual track is a time capsule of magnificence with tardis-like credentials containing so much wealth within fleeting minutes. Phil White deserves much praise for switching us onto this. It is quite simply a sensational album. In fact, it’s so good I think I’ll buy an extra copy and get it cryogenically preserved for a future life.
Biosphere - substrata
quote:
The long drones and beautiful progressions are just wonderful. Every single piece of every track fits together, even the Twin Peaks samples which are throughout the cd. Substrata is not simply ambient, it has all sorts of beats, rhythms and different samples that come in and out all over the place....perfect for a drive home in the dark.
Ambient reduced to its essential parts. This is a 100% must-have.
Overige aanraders:

Carbon based lifeforms - Hydroponic Garden
quote:
Another evidence for the high quality A&R of Ultimae Records. CBL perfectly adds to the portfolio of them. The atmosphere built by the soundscapes within this records are so peacefully relaxed and you feel like the music is surrounding you tightly, yet smoothly with its sonic arms. Great stuff for extended walks through a sunset lit forest. Or maybe just floating away lying on your sofa.
Loess - Loess
quote:
Sparse and desolate. There's a soothing beauty through these tracks, but also there's a feel of despair. Quiet, thoughtful, dry sounding tracks that are full of emotion. There's not enough music out these days that capture the sounds and feelings that Loess does here.
Ulrich Schnauss - Far away trains passing by
quote:
While not exactly breaking new ground, 'Far Away Trains Passing By' takes the familiar, but rarely mastered approach to electronica that has generated much admiration for similar acts such as Herrmann & Kleine and Boards of Canada. I know that's a pretty tall order to fill but if there is any album this year that deserves such comparisons, it is this one. This is one of those rare works that you just want to play for everyone you know.
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0s.gif Op vrijdag 13 januari 2012 19:06 schreef Leatherneck het volgende:
Topic sluit na deze post, maar wilde eigen werk delen met als doel om daar kritiek, tips of feedback naar te ontvangen. :)




Alvast bedankt.
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Bedankt Faxie :)
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Ik zal ze eens luisteren als ik weer thuis ben :)
  vrijdag 13 januari 2012 @ 19:42:58 #6
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Hmm ik vind Glitch of Minimal hier ook wel bij passen, creeert vaak de sfeer van witte, lege, rationaliteit, een soort van wetenschappelijk dissociatief bewustzijn. Erg tof omdat in trance zitten mijn favoriete hobby is.



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0s.gif Op vrijdag 13 januari 2012 19:42 schreef Granduppaaaaah het volgende:
Hmm ik vind Glitch of Minimal hier ook wel bij passen, creeert vaak de sfeer van witte, lege, rationaliteit, een soort van wetenschappelijk dissociatief bewustzijn. Erg tof omdat, in trance zitten is mijn favoriete hobby is.

Dat mag er zeker bij imho :)
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Ik vind hem persoonlijk meer voor het drone topic, maar desalniettemin een mooie track :)
  vrijdag 13 januari 2012 @ 20:07:17 #9
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Drone? Even opzoeken wat drone is.. zie het al vaak bij de beschrijvingen van mijn muziekbibliotheek staan maar dacht dat het altijd een soort subcategorie van ambient maar begreep de laatste tijd steeds minder van de term drone omdat ik er steeds meer (en dit verbaasde me) post rock achtige shoegaze bandjes in mijn XBMC gecategoriseerd zag als drone. Mja, zag drone altijd als iets louter met elektronische apparaten gecomponeerd, maar even inlezen dus.
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0s.gif Op vrijdag 13 januari 2012 20:07 schreef Granduppaaaaah het volgende:
Drone? Even opzoeken wat drone is.. zie het al vaak bij de beschrijvingen van mijn muziekbibliotheek staan maar dacht dat het altijd een soort subcategorie van ambient maar begreep de laatste tijd steeds minder van de term drone omdat ik er steeds meer (en dit verbaasde me) post rock achtige shoegaze bandjes in mijn XBMC gecategoriseerd zag als drone. Mja, zag drone altijd als iets louter met elektronische apparaten gecomponeerd, maar even inlezen dus.
Drone Music
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Goed bezig trouwens Leatherneck ^O^
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0s.gif Op zondag 15 januari 2012 21:52 schreef Faxie het volgende:
Goed bezig trouwens Leatherneck ^O^
Bedankt! Voor het luisteren en voor je comment :)
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Het is meer drone maar ik had een tvp voor dit topic nodig. :)
  woensdag 18 januari 2012 @ 09:29:55 #14
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Er is ook een ambienttopic :o Tijd voor deze klassieker.

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Nog twee klassiekers (vind ik dan):
The Future Sound Of London - Lifeforms
The Orb - The Orb's Adventures Beyond the Ultraworld
  vrijdag 20 januari 2012 @ 13:13:23 #16
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0s.gif Op woensdag 18 januari 2012 10:56 schreef geelkuikentje het volgende:
Nog twee klassiekers (vind ik dan):
The Future Sound Of London - Lifeforms
The Orb - The Orb's Adventures Beyond the Ultraworld
Geen pure ambient uiteraard (daar hebben ze dan weer tags als IDM/ ambient techno etc. voor :') ) maar wel verschrikkelijk goede platen ^O^.
  donderdag 2 februari 2012 @ 20:29:47 #17
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Zit nu te wachten op Library Tapes en zometeen - jawel - The Caretaker. :7
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0s.gif Op donderdag 2 februari 2012 20:29 schreef Friek_ het volgende:
Zit nu te wachten op Library Tapes en zometeen - jawel - The Caretaker. :7
Huh wat? Waar ben je dan? :o
  donderdag 2 februari 2012 @ 20:36:10 #19
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Huh wat? Waar ben je dan? :o
http://www.paradoxtilburg.nl/index.php?pid=8&aid=1391
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Verdorie ik mis die zooi zo vaak :(
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Ambient, drone, glitch :D Mischien wat pretentieus, maar wel heel vet _O_
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  donderdag 2 februari 2012 @ 23:14:37 #22
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Dat einde bij The Caretaker was best awesome. :D Zal zo wat filmpjes uploaden als ik thuis ben.
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  zondag 5 februari 2012 @ 19:38:12 #24
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