Index

 

Θ (Norway)

æ ω (2013)
Last (2016)
Uptake Fear (2016) (with Mitsumidai) (soundtrack)

Reflective, darkish Ambient, mostly based on synthesizers, but also with some noisier / concrete bits.

 


~~^^^macheteoxidado^^^~~ (USA)

Viento de las Montañas (2015)

Louisville, Kentucky-based artist (real name - Matthew Hellmich) who continues the traditions of "desert ambience" laid down by artists like Steve Roach, Kevin Braheny and Michael Stearns, but using more electroacoustic elements. Strangely compelling stuff that reveals its beauty and hypnonic qualities after repeated listens.

 


((af)) (Italy)

Phi (2004)
Finis Terrae (2006)
Argento (2009)
A Walk Through the Sacred Woods (2011) (S)

Under the rather strange moniker ((af)) hides Italian synthesist and multi-instrumentalist Alessandro Fronte who makes symphonic and spacey Electronic Music with influences from both classical composers and the early Berlin School.

 


(ghost) (USA)

The First Time You Opened Your Eyes (2016)

A project of Brian Froh from Connecticut, known for glitchy / IDM music. The above release, though, features a single, 30+ minute track which is devoid of any beats or glitchy noises and represents a beatiful, hazy and hypnotic ambient soundscape.

 


[ Áte ] (Italy)

[ Áte ] EP (2016)

Moody electronic tracks from this duo of A. Giganti and L. Brilli.

 


[PHYSICS] (USA)

Love Electrical (2011) (EP)
Spectramorphic Iridescence (2013)
Only Forever (2015)
Starport (2017)

Retrofuturistic electronics with something of a vaporwave attitude in places. Rich soundscapes, sometimes with rhythms.

 


]Interstice[ (Greece)

Descendence (2017)

Cinematic music, sometimes with heavy rhythms. Sometimes a but similar to Picture Palace Music or modern TD. A project of Glen Tartaglia.

 


>o< (Russia)

Oceanic (2015)
The Autumn Has Returned (2016) (S)
Aurinkoinen (2017)

Saint-Petersburg-based post-industrial / noise / neofolk project. They usually use a lot of concrete textures and acoustic instruments but Oceanic is just two tracks of sea-related field recordings and soft ambient synths / organs.

 


# (Germany)

Äpfel und Birnen (2012)

Ambient artist Roland Wendling.

 


#9 Dream (Germany)

Rhythm And Irrelevance (1994)

Varied melodic Ambient from Helmut Zerlett (with help from Walter Dahn) released on Recycle Or Die label. There was an earlier album called Let It Come Down!, apparently done in the duo format and more in rock / pop mould.

See also: Baked Beans

 


:36: (Belgium)

Sad Brown Earth (2007)

Dark Ambient.

See also: Nether, Profound As A Thousand Nights.

 


:ARCHAIC: (???)

:ARCHAIC: (2013)

Dark, at times melancholic soundscapes. Rather intense.

 


░A Light Beacon (USA)

Music For the Patient (2002)

Warm ambient soundscapes from Joel Eckert with some post-rock influences.

 


Æther (Sweden)

Brilliant Expanse (2013)
Vajra Kili Kilaya (2014)
Tagzig Olmo Lung Ring (2014)

Long-form Drone Ambient works.

 


1/3 Octave Band (New Zealand)

Radiotron (1999) (S)
Tarahoke / Ritual of Gravity (2000) (S)
Apocalypse Now And Then (2002)
Fading Light From Distant Suns (2002)
Festerville (2002)
Atem (2003)
Irregardless (2003)
Piscean Tragedies (2003) (S)
The System Likes You And Wants To Be Your Friend (2003)
Navigation By Light (2006)
Sub Lumina (2007)
Weapons of Mass Dystopia (2007) (S)
Icarus (2007)
I will Pass By Here (2008)
Ultramarine (2014)

Droning and experimental Ambient with some influences from 70's German "kosmische musik". 1/3 Octave Band are Jules Desmond and Bill Wood.

 


1906 (France)

Cartolina (1974) (S)

A two-track SP with music by Jean-Michel Jarre.

See also: Jarre, Jean-Michel

 


1958-2009 (USA)

1958-2009 (2009)
II (2010)
Live (2010)
III (2010) (S)
1958-2009 (2011)

Droning Ambient dedicated to Michael Jackson. A duo of Alex Twomey and Matthew Sullivan.

See also: Mirror To Mirror

 


1991 (Sweden)

1991 (2012)
High-Tech High-Life (2012)
Skogen, Flickan och Fkaskan (2012)

Axel Backman from Gothenburg mixes current vaporwave sound with progressive electronics.

 


1-A Düsseldorf (Germany)

Fettleber (1999)
Königreich Bilk (1999)
D.J.F. (2000)
1-A Düsseldorf Live (2001)
Pyramidblau (2003)
Uraan (2016)

A band formed by ex-La Düsseldorf musician Thomas Dinger together with Nils Kristiansen. Lots of different styles here, as the music goes far beyond the initial Dusseldorf School motorik into the realms of weird vocalizations, abstract collages, experimental rock and more. The tracks "Rock" and "Gibsen" from their debut album are good examples of their purely electronic music.

See also: Dinger, Thomas, La Düsseldorf.

 


2 Hands On Knobs (USA)

Space Bath Transformation (2008)
Cylon Garden (2009)
Copper Medallion (2010) (S)

Under this moniker, US-based musician Jason E. Anderson explores abstract analogue soundworlds.

See also: Harpoon Pole Vault, Brother Raven, Space Habitat.

 


2000 Plus (Netherlands)

The Very First (1986)
Dramatic (1988)
Passing Through (1990)

A project of Leo Van Der Ent.

 


2030 (Italy)

The Ambient Explorations (2016)

Retrofuturistic techno project of Nico Campanella from Bari. The above release features melancholic sci-fi ambience which brings up images of "Bladerunner" and other dystopian works of art. The last track is a nice sequencer chugger.

 


2047 (South Korea)

Begin A New Life (2015)
Snow (2015)
Flesh And Blood (2016)

A mixture of current vaporwave (or post-vaporwave) trends and Ambient. Rich, emotional, synthesizer-based sound.

 


21 21 (Argentina)

░░░░░░ (2016)

A project of German Gonzalo Magnaghi. Ranges from pure analog synth to krautrock-like guitar.

 


23 (UK)

Inside Clouds (??)
Big Troubles In Small Liners (1994)

Pretty varied Electronic Music, but generally very atmospheric. 23 is Dennis Barkass.

 


23Fish (Spain)

Unforgiven Machine (2010)
Future? (2012)

A duo of Javi Canovas (synths, sequencers) and David Paredes (guitar). The music is a mixture of Javi's typical sequencer passages and more abstract stuff.

See also: Canovas, Javi

 


2814 (UK)

2814 (2014)
The Birth of A New Day (2015)
Rain Temple (2016)

A duo of two vaporwave producers Hong Kong Express and t e l e p a t h テレパシー能力者. This time they go far beyond their initial vaporwave influences and sounds to create a hazy, rainy, futuristic neon-lit dystopian / utopian ambience. There are some slow, relaxed rhythms but large chunks of their work are completely beatless and ambient. The Birth of A New Day is mostly known under its Japanese title (新しい日の誕生). Nice stuff.

See also: Virtual Dream Plaza

 


2A (Greece)

Hologram (2010)

2A is Apostolos Angelis from Thessaloniki who makes diverse music that ranges from melodic analogue / digital soundscapes to rhythm-oriented pieces with a World Music feel.

 


2tokiislands (France)

Ambient Improvisations 18.04.04 (2008)

One long ambient track from the duo of Sylvain Beorchia and Emmanuel Célestin.

 


302 Acid (USA)

Even Calls (2005)
Live At the Big Chill - 2005 (2005) (S)

This formation appeared on the scene in 2002 and consisted of Douglas Kallmeyer, Andrew Reichel and Justin Mader. Floating textures and a tad psychedelic.

 


310 (USA)

Nothing To See Here (2001)
Sixes And Sevens (2007)

Ambient / Isolationism from Seattle, USA. 310 consists of Joseph Dierker, Tim Donovan and Andrew Siegler. This is not their full discography but the other albums are supposedly beyond the boundaries of EEM's stylistic frames.

 


33 Tetragammon (Netherlands)

Resonating Earth (2009) (with Human Metronome)

Deep ambient soundscapes from this Eindhoven-based duo of Wasili Papadopoulos and Eelke van Hoof. Resonating Earth starts with a massive title track that lasts for 15 minutes. It consists of really deep drones and gentle chimes - very meditative and a tad dark. The drones fill the sonic space like vapour that fills the air. After a while, bird songs and flowing water effects are added. Following the 6-minute mark all gets quiet with only a couple of noises in the background. Some intense echoing textures appear together with processed bells and other unidentifiable sounds. A tabla rhythm starts, taking things to Tribal Ambient territory. Good stuff. "Zero Point" follows in similar direction, with the drones being more of a breathing, airy variety this time. "Separate Self" distinguishes itself by having something that resembles a slow pulse. These vaguely rhythmic structures are juxtaposed with a mysterious backing of synthesizer pads and gently reverberating chimes / bells. "The Final 5" continues in similar fashion - a slow pulse is wrapped in intense drones as crashing, thundering effects disrupt the flow at odd intervals. The track segues into "Gradriel". The drones depart, leaving us in a void, only sparsely populated by resonating electronic sounds. Soon insistent synth pads appear, oddly contrasting with the bell-like flourishes. I am reminded at once of "Art Forland" project from IC label and some quieter stuff from Centrozoon. "Cosmic Hweeldi" is a different beast altogether, being a gentle drone fest filled with tribal rhythms. Fans of Oophoi and maybe also some Steve Roach will dig this one. It's the most intense track and possibly the best one so far. The final part is ethereal and rhythmless. "Triumphant Discovery" has a lighter edge to it. Almost new-agey in its tone, it still has enough depth and shade to make up for a nice, concentrated listening. Finally, "The House of Aluxes" introduces a darker tone again, with low drones, percussion and lots of mysterious pads. Some nice guitar plucking finishes off this nice and varied album. There is a certain coldness to the music of 33 Tetragammon and Human Metronome but for fans of the darker forms of ambient expression Resonating Earth will be pure sonic nectar.

 


36 (UK)

Hypersona (2009)
Hollow (2010)
Blue (2010)
Red (2010)
Memories In Widescreen (2010)
Green (2011)
Cocoon / Saphron (2011) (S)
Reunion / Deluge (2011) (S)
Lithea (2012)
Memories In Widescreen (2013)
Shadowplay (2013)
Sun Riders (2014) (S)
Dream Tempest (2014)
Pulse Dive (2015) (S)
Sine Dust (2015) (S)
Void Dance (2015)
Seconds & Forever (2016)
The Infinity Room (2016)
Tomorrow's Explorers (2017)
Black Soma (2017)

Beautiful ambient atmospheres from the UK. 36 is Dennis Huddleston.

 


37░C (Serbia)

Sidarta (2017) (recorded in 1979)

Obscure band mixing Electronic Music (with a strong Berlin influence) with jazz-rock and progrock. Although the whole recording is rather nice, only the long title track will be interesting from EM standpoint.

 


3D (USA)

The Dream (1985) (S)

Obscure 7-inch record released by the Digitek label. Apparently it's by a group led by Michael Garrison but at the moment I am not sure it's *that* Michael Garrison. Other members of the group were Joel Carberry (drums), Robert DeSanto (bass and vocals), Aldo Iannarilli (guitars), Jared Lampman (keyboards) and J. Scott Turner (vocals).

 


3N (Poland)

Wietrze Wiej, Wietrze Nies (??)
Pejzaze Zachodzacego Slonca (??)
Z Szuflady i Tykanie Zegara (??)
Zagubione, Znalezione, Niedokonczone (??)

Berlin School music from Jerzy Kapala.

 


3rd Ear Experience (USA)

Peacock Black (2013)

A space rock supergroup put together by Robbi Robb in the Mohave Desert region of California. They mostly go for the improvised, jamming type space rock sound, but there are also extended electronic parts, such as the first half of the long closing track for instance. There is also another album by them called Boi. However, I don't know if it contains enough material in terms of electronics. File under EM-related.

 


3rd Degree (USA)

All You Wanna Do? (1984)

Rare new wave press, the LP presumably features an electronic instrumental track "Solar Surf".

 


440 Hertz (Germany)

440 Hertz (1987)
Zeitspiele (1991)

This female / male duo from Germany (Cologne-based Veronica Kupzog and Arnd Sprung) combines acoustic instruments with synthesizers, samplers and other electronics. I guess the style is a mixture of classical music, avant-garde and EM. It's one of those releases I am not completely sure about.

 


4m33s (UK)

Ages (1999)
Spring (2001)
Summer (2001)
Autumn (2001)
Winter (2001)
Cage (2001)
Rarities (2002)
Three Masters (2002)
Dark / Light (2003)
Evolution (2003)
Tchaikovsky's Symphony No.6 (2003)
Beethoven's Symphony No.6 (2003)
Moussorgsky's Pictures At An Exhibition (2003)
The Ritual (2004)
Notting Hill (2004) (with HyperEx Machina)
Evolution 2 (2005)
Live In Lutton (2005)
The Ritual Live In Nottingham (2005)
Extended (2005)
Live 06 (2006)
Piece With No Name (2008)
Live 08 (2009)
Live 09 (2009)
Silent Radio (2009)
Mystical Time Machine (2010)
Live 10 (2010)
The Ritual (2011)
Time Vol. 2 (2011)

Ambient music with occasional sequences / pulsations from John Sherwood.

See also: Sherwood, John, Yorky, Noise Kommandoh, Ambient Ashand, Cult of Ashand, Entity, Quadra, Ethereal Electric Elixir.

 


5/5/2000 (USA)

5/5/2000 (1996)
The Absolute, the First Wonder And the World (1997)
Fin (1999)
Reflektionen Musique (2005)

Apocalyptic Ambient from Travis Ryan and Nathan Berlinguette.

 


555 (USA)

Solar Express (2013)
New Omni Vibrational Desert Hymns (2013)
Nine Gates (2014)
Swan River Yogue (2014)
Arcosanta (2015)

Great warm analog melodies and soundscapes from Chris Farstad.

Seee also: Food Pyramid

 


56K (USA)

Data Flash (2009)
Software Minds (2009)
Brainlock (2009)
Grid Realities (2009)
Barcoded Dreams (2010)
Re-Wired Predictions (2010)
VR42C-1 (2010) (S)
Static Bodies (2010)
Software Minds 2.0 (2010) (S)
Generations Lost (2011) (S)
Calls In the Night (2011)
Electronic Retreat (2011)
Crossed Paths (2011) (S)
Synthesized Voice, Pt. 1 (2011) (S)
IP:6A (??)
IP:6B (??)
Apex (??)
Untitled (??)
Reset (??)
Focus (??)
Rendering Life (??)
Architectural Fantasy I (??)
Architectural Fantasy II (??)
Architectural Fantasy III (??)
Architectural Fantasy IV (??)
Mesmerize (??)
Aftertime (??)
The Clock (??)
IB42XM (??)

Another pseudonym of the ever prolific Josh Burke.

See also: Burke, Josh.

 


777 Babalon (Slovakia)

Alchymical Androgyne (2013)
Berashith (2013)
Live Ritual At Walls of Solutide V, 4th July 2014 (2014)
Crowned And Conquering Child (2015)
Dosebazostúpenie (2015)

Black / Ritual Ambient.

 


7th Plain, The (UK)

Chronicles I (2016)

Luke Slater's project from the early 1990's. I think the original material was, although influenced by ambient styles, too club-oriented to be included here. However, further investigation would not harm. Anyway, Chronicles I feature varied tracks, mostly floating or melodic, sometimes with prominent sequences, like "Super 8" - a nice Berlin School number.

 


96 Eyes (Germany)

Raging Beauty (1984)

Instrumental synth-pop / minimal synth with some prog EM influences. 96 Eyes was a duo of Albert Klein and Phillip Tesch.

See also: Stratis

 


9thLayer (Poland)

Magnetic Tapes (1996)
Abstraction (2001)

Berlin School music.

 


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