æ ω (2013)
Uptake Fear (2016) (with Mitsumidai) (soundtrack)
Reflective, darkish Ambient, mostly based on synthesizers, but also with some noisier / concrete bits.
High School Blues (2020)
W.S. (2020) (S)
A project of Samara-based Alexey Kozlov. Slightly glitchy, dubby ambience. The closing short track from W.S. is a gem.
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.
Finis Terrae (2006)
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.
Maryland-based duo of Oscar Galeas and Brandon George. Mostly ambient compositions, both flowing and melodic, with sparsely used pulsations / sequences.
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.
(ph)aunters (2018) (S)
Ambient duo from Guelph, Ontario. Samples and a post-rock flair are quite prominent here.
Reality Structure (2020)
A project of Danielle Rager from Pennsylvania. Unique style - melodic, ambient, with lots of voice samples and sort of a vaporwave / hypnagogic touch perhaps. Nice.
[ µte ] EP (2016)
Moody electronic tracks from this duo of A. Giganti and L. Brilli.
Varied, moody electronic tracks. Mostly of ambient nature but also rhythmic and melodic.
Love Electrical (2011) (EP)
Spectramorphic Iridescence (2013)
Only Forever (2015)
Retrofuturistic electronics with something of a vaporwave attitude in places. Rich soundscapes, sometimes with rhythms.
The Autumn Has Returned (2016) (S)
Autumn Never Die (2019) (with Arseny Litvin)
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.
See also: Karjalan Tazavalla
A (2017) (S)
Sy Lanish (2020)
Varied electronics from Luc Myle. Not very progressive most of the time, although the closing 7-minute track from Sy Lanish is a nice Cluster-styled composition.
Äpfel und Birnen (2012)
Ambient artist Roland Wendling.
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
Sad Brown Earth (2007)
Dark, at times melancholic soundscapes. Rather intense.
Dreamtech (2018) (S)
Relaxed or energetic music, ranging from slowly sequenced and melodic to danceable.
Music For the Patient (2002)
Warm ambient soundscapes from Joel Eckert with some post-rock influences.
Brilliant Expanse (2013)
Vajra Kili Kilaya (2014)
Tagzig Olmo Lung Ring (2014)
Long-form Drone Ambient works.
Food Cravings Session (2018) (S)
Experimental, but listenable modular musings by T. S. Monsen and B. M. Winness.
Mining Valleys (2018)
Synth compositions from this duo, mostly with rhythms ala New Berlin School.
Long tracks of repeating patterns and synthesizer automata. A project of Christophe Bailleau and Dieter Nietzsche.
See also: Bailleau, Christoph
Trembling Air (2016)
A music collective focused on electro-acoustic improvisation. Transfiguratio, especially some tracks like "Harvest" and "Digestion" will be enjoyed by fans of the more cerebral / avant-garde forms of EM, like some Art Zoyd maybe. Not that it actually "sounds" like them, but it is similar in mood. Some tracks have more of a free jazz feel.
Radiotron (1999) (S)
Tarahoke / Ritual of Gravity (2000) (S)
Apocalypse Now And Then (2002)
Fading Light From Distant Suns (2002)
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)
I will Pass By Here (2008)
Swedish analog synth artist and drummer.
See also: Gabel, Christian
1-900-9099-Konbini (2019) (S)
Effective ambience with a vaporwave flair.
Cartolina (1974) (S)
A two-track SP with music by Jean-Michel Jarre.
See also: Jarre, Jean-Michel
III (2010) (S)
Droning Ambient dedicated to Michael Jackson. A duo of Alex Twomey and Matthew Sullivan.
See also: Mirror To Mirror
High-Tech High-Life (2012)
Skogen, Flickan och Fkaskan (2012)
Axel Backman from Gothenburg mixes current vaporwave sound with progressive electronics.
Königreich Bilk (1999)
1-A Düsseldorf Live (2001)
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.
Space Bath Transformation (2008)
Cylon Garden (2009)
Copper Medallion (2010) (S)
Under this moniker, US-based musician Jason E. Anderson explores abstract analogue soundworlds.
The Very First (1986)
Passing Through (1990)
A project of Leo Van Der Ent.
The Ambient Explorations (2016)
2030 LP (2018)
Retrofuturistic techno project of Nico Campanella from Bari. The Ambient Explorations 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.
Begin A New Life (2015)
Flesh And Blood (2016)
A mixture of current vaporwave (or post-vaporwave) trends and Ambient. Rich, emotional, synthesizer-based sound.
Inside Clouds (??)
Big Troubles In Small Liners (1994)
Pretty varied Electronic Music, but generally very atmospheric. 23 is Dennis Barkass.
Unforgiven Machine (2010)
See also: Canovas, Javi
Mental Realms (2014)
Officially an EP, the above record contains two massive tracks from this acid / techno-related artist. Side A is a monolithic pulsing piece with many traits of classic EM works.
The Birth of A New Day (2015)
Rain Temple (2016)
Lost Fragments (2019)
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 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.
Experimental ensemble from Berlin, basically a side-project of several musicians from krautrock band Torben Unit. Long tracks full of synths, sound collages, guitars, tribal percussion etc.
Ambient Improvisations 18.04.04 (2008)
One long ambient track from the duo of Sylvain Beorchia and Emmanuel Célestin.
Quantized Memories (2018)
Quantum Worlds (2019)
Ambient / downtempo duo of Lee Norris and Frank Rumpelt.
See also: Nacht Plank
An experimental project formed by several members and collaborators of Slovenian industrial legends Laibach (Dejan Knez, Iztok Turk and Peter Mlakar), 300,000 V.K. mostly focuses of various forms of industrial-tinged techno music. However, the spacier sound of Titan will definitely be enjoyed by fans of EM.
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.
Nothing To See
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.
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.
Memories In Widescreen (2010)
Cocoon / Saphron (2011) (S)
Reunion / Deluge (2011) (S)
Memories In Widescreen (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)
Circuit Bloom (2018) (S)
Fade To Grey (2019)
Ego Death (2019) (S)
C45 Dreamloops 1-2 (2019)
The Lower Lights (2019)
Beneath the Lower Lights (2019)
C45 Dreamloops 3-4 (2019)
Fade To Grey Reinterpreted (2019)
In Four Parts (2019) (S) (with Black Swan)
Stasis Sounds For Long-Distance Space Travel (2020) (with zakè)
Wave Variations (2020)
Beautiful ambient atmospheres from the UK. 36 is Dennis Huddleston.
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.
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).
Wietrze Wiej, Wietrze Nies (??)
Pejzaze Zachodzacego Slonca (??)
Z Szuflady i Tykanie Zegara (??)
Zagubione, Znalezione, Niedokonczone (??)
Berlin School music from Jerzy Kapala.
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.
All You Wanna Do? (1984)
Rare new wave press, the LP presumably features an electronic instrumental track "Solar Surf".
Abyss (A Prelude To Lake) (2019)
Ambient project with jazzy moods from Teppo Mäkynen.
A duo of Damon Eliza Palermo and Evan Stalker. Sort of lo-fi ambience.
See also: Palermo, Damon Eliza
Off Course (2019)
Varied EM from this 4-piece band based in Paris. From spacey analog textures to downtempo rhythms and melodic compositions with a slight Tangerine Dream flair (circa Mars Polaris).
440 Hertz (1987)
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.
Movements In A Spatial Void (2018)
Three Masters (2002)
Dark / Light (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)
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.
The Absolute, the First Wonder And the World (1997)
Reflektionen Musique (2005)
Apocalyptic Ambient from Travis Ryan and Nathan Berlinguette.
Solar Express (2013)
New Omni Vibrational Desert Hymns (2013)
Nine Gates (2014)
Swan River Yogue (2014)
Great warm analog melodies and soundscapes from Chris Farstad.
Seee also: Food Pyramid
Data Flash (2009)
Software Minds (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)
Rendering Life (??)
Architectural Fantasy I (??)
Architectural Fantasy II (??)
Architectural Fantasy III (??)
Architectural Fantasy IV (??)
The Clock (??)
Another pseudonym of the ever prolific Josh Burke.
See also: Burke, Josh.
Repetitive music a bit in the spirit of Cluster from the duo of Antonio Duarte and Philippa zu Knyphausen.
The Cultural Significance
of Burning Cities
In Stillness... (2017)
Meditations On Transformation & Growth (2018)
Dark soundscapes from the duo of Charles George Israel Scott III and Mark Thomas Sorrentino.
See also: Aniveuxlet
The Gate of Life (2019)
A project of Ryan Chan who is known in the Vancouver area as a techno artist. However, he opens his The Gate of Life 2-LP set with a sequencer-based EM piece called "Shira Ume" that wouldn't sound out of place on a Klaus Schulze album circa Are You Sequenced? Amazingly, "Theme From Midnight Express" is a Giogrio Moroder cover that continues in the same vein. This is some moody and great EM! Then we have two melodic techno numbers before "It's Dangerous To Go Alone" returns to the beatless style of the opening 2 tracks. Three more beat-infused techno numbers and then we have "One Last Dance" - another sequencer goody with comparisons again to Klaus Schulze circa 1996, but also to classic stuff like "Bayreuth Return" or "Der Lauf der Dinge". Another techno number leads to a piano piece called "Passenger of Time" before "Heaven's Arena" closes the album on a rhythmic techno note. A nice hybrid techno / EM release overall with quality music throughout. The focus is on the sequencing (no solos here to speak of).
Electronic project of Dieter Mauson and Cristóbal Rawlins. Pulsing analog sounds and rhythms inspired by the Golden Age of EM.
Live Ritual At Walls of Solutide V, 4th July 2014 (2014)
Crowned And Conquering Child (2015)
Sound of Oilhuman (2016)
Quiet Flash / Water Vapour (2017) (S)
Moment (Selected Works 2012 - 2017) (2018)
Ryo No Nukegara (2018)
Osaka-based artist who used to compose dub-related music. However, he has been influenced by ambient trends lately, to which Moment is a nice testament, with its weird Cluster-like analog synth overload.
Chronicles I (2016)
Chronicles II (2018)
Chronicles III (2018)
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.
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
Silex - Interpretations (2019)
EM trio of Daniel Bressanutti and two classical musicians Edwin Vanvinckenroye and Joris Vanvinckenroye.
Magnetic Tapes (1996)
Berlin School music.
Inner Worlds (2019)
A project from Arizona. Melancholic, futuristic, melodic music based on the sounds of FM synthesis. Sometimes like dungeon synth played in cyberspace.
Orchestral Tape Studies (2019)
To Those Who Dwelt In A Land of Deep Darkness (2019) (S)
Wander (2020) (with City of Dawn)
Coppice Movements (2020) (S)
Mirrored (2020) (with Slow Dancing Society)
Stasis Sounds For Long-Distance Space Travel (2020) (with 36)
Dusk (2020) (with Low Howl)
Vision Transmissions (2020) (with Christina Giannone and Tyresta)
Pretty nice and moody ambient music from Zach Frizzell. Also known as zaké (these releases are also included in the above discography).
Shibuya Nights (2019)
Hypnotic, long-form ambient compositions.
A project of Jacob Segal. Cyberpunk / futuristic / dystopian ambience. Pretty good stuff.
Building A Better World (2019) (with t e l e p a t h)
A nice departure for this vaporwave / plunderphonics / whatever project of Jornt Elzinga. This one features fascinating, futuristic, utopian / dystopian ambience. Nice sawy leads on this one, bringing to mind Vangelis of course. Lovin' it.
Moody cyber / utopian ambience.
Melancholic ambient compositions.
Melodic ambient synth compositions imbued with a sense of nostalgia and a futuristic flair. The closer is a great track.
Varied ambient tracks from Antonio Pannullo.
ΔΕΥΤΕΡΑ/ΤΡΙΤΗ (2020) (S)
Relaxing tracks from Christos Papadakis.
Χωρίς Ταχύτητα (2019)
Athens-based duo with a sound ranging from varied forms of ambient synth to rhythmic, almost synthwave-like.
Hypnotic, celestial ambient compositions that mix nature sounds, gusli playing (Russian stringed folk instrument with a sound a bit similar to zither and acoustic guitar) and subtle electronics.
Slowly moving, growling, cosmic analog / modular synth compositions, sometimes with sequences, approximating the Berlin sound.
Âñåãî (2019) (S)
Fancy a Russian corporate Kraftwerk? This is it. Clinical, repeating synth melodies / rhythms and cold vocals of your hated boss who only thinks about schedules, sales and revenues. Äèðåêòîð Âñåãî ("Director of Everything") is a project of Andrei Li (aka Andrew Lee). The music is way cooler than the desciption may sound.
So-called "Soviet Wave" project from Ukraine. Ranges from cheesy to nicely melodic / atmospheric and dreamy.
Áåëûå êàïëè Áîäõè÷èòòû (2020)
Varied ambient soundscapes from St. Petersburg.
Ê ñîëíöó, ê çâåçäàì (2019)
Rhythmic, melodic music with synthwave feel from Boris Segal. Some spacier songs as well.
Ðàñòåíèÿ (2019) (recorded in 1998)
Varied project of Sergey Terentyev. The above cassette is split between the jungle / drum and bass A side and the ambient B side. The ambient tracks are dreamy and beautiful, with the closer reminding on pastoral and reflective Vangelis.