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pure ambient synth music recommendations?
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kbithecrowing
Definitely second Tim Hecker & Stars of the Lid.

Adding these to the mix:








(no synth but too good not to post)


(local wiggler)
DubRules
Check out more of Ged's stuff. The album he did with Sun Araw and The Congas is interesting..
mutierend
lilakmonoke wrote:
this is where kosmische space music all started: "klaus schulze - der lauf der dinge" from 1975. this is right after he bought his first big moog modular and was figuring out the secrets of linear sequencing. majestically brilliant, this goes in front of the list.

its not easy to replicate this sound with my moslab 16, these seem to be the ingredients: oscillators with "floating" tuning, drifting sequencer clocks, tape delay, multitrack tape master or recorded in one go? reverb in 1975?


I listened to this five times in a row. Thanks for posting.
lilakmonoke
thread resurrection ... still looking for new pure synth ambient music :-)

here are two sketches i just did, these tracks are 100% programmed in pure data. both featuring strange tunings and ring modulation, one is a 3 register gamelan tuning and the other is just intonation in 12 fifths.

this is kind of what i like most, smart sequenced ambient synths. anybody can slap a strymon big sky in front of a poly and be done, if you get my gist.

http://tindeck.com/listen/uzwrc

http://tindeck.com/listen/vqgfb

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Jturbide
Try these smile

Daniel Robert Lahey. Free download (or name your price on his bandcamp in the description)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uebQSFL045U

Sea of evenings
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S0jURV89g0Q

Matthias Grassow
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U953Q7Y4Gpw
scrunday
The album this track is from, Autres Directions by Jon Brooks, is my favorite ambient album this year so far.

pelican
No one's mentioned Woob? Thank me later
Struggle
Big fan of Chuck Van Zyl

He's been hosting and curating a ambient concert series in Philly called The Gatherings for 25 years now.
lilakmonoke
thanks for the good hints! here is a great one i just discovered, all done with a single module mostly. blurrs the borders of pattern music and drones ...

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jon brooks is great! ... chuck van zy seems to be endless noodling but then hes been doing it since the 70s so there must be something to it.
Hermetech Mastering
Lovely new all modular ambient album by fellow Wiggler Richard Galbraith, mastered by me:

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cycad73
lilakmonoke wrote:
thanks for the good hints! here is a great one i just discovered, all done with a single module mostly. blurrs the borders of pattern music and drones ...

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Wow -- thanks for this. Caterina Barbieri is great, definitely one to watch!!! I wonder how I missed this, where else this is being discussed... The theoretical concerns, also, are very close to what most interests me right now:

Quote:
Emerging machine intelligence, human desire of pattern detection and the understanding of music as a cognitive feedback between humans and technology are primary sources of inspiration for this work. All the compositions share a common fatalistic tension, an impossible running, a restless rush - somewhat nervous somewhat ecstatic - to grasp a meaning out of fragments: in a present of spinning scenarios and volatile qualities where the decoding of complex and chaotic surfaces becomes harder and harder, human desire of pattern detection and recognition is what is left. But the highly formulaic and germinative style of the pieces is also influenced by Indian classical music's vision of sound as an agent of change and recreation: sound causing processes rather than objects, verbs rather than nouns. Patterns are understood as the cells of an organism or the units of a language: a limited set of signs that can be recombined to always generate new possibilities. Thus, this recordingis only one of the many possible incarnations of this re-combinatory practice. Can sound synthesize new patterns of consciousness?
MindMachine
Struggle wrote:
Big fan of Chuck Van Zyl

He's been hosting and curating a ambient concert series in Philly called The Gatherings for 25 years now.


Nice one. His music is usually better than the people he plays or guests. He is really good.
Struggle
MindMachine wrote:
Struggle wrote:
Big fan of Chuck Van Zyl

He's been hosting and curating a ambient concert series in Philly called The Gatherings for 25 years now.


Nice one. His music is usually better than the people he plays or guests. He is really good.


Haha..this is true! It's always a treat when he plays. The last Gatherings I attended was a Robert Rich sleep concert though. That was pretty amazing!
zeit
If Ishq hasn't been mentioned, it should be. (http://ishq.org)

Nutopia (http://ishq.org/release/Virtualworld/vr013) is my favorite record by him at the moment.

Been listening to http://ishq.org/release/Yunomi/Yu01 and http://ishq.org/release/Virtual%20space/Vs03 pretty heavily as well.
Hermetech Mastering
Yep, mentioned on page one, he's my mate. Criminally underrated/unknown!
phase ghost
http://shop.silentseason.com/album/through-darkness-comes-light

Lots more good stuff on Silent Season.
scozbor
Apologies if already mentioned, but I've been lovin Robert Davies stuff on Data Obscura thumbs up
Old-TimeyWimey
Danny Wolfers, perhaps better known as Legowelt, creates some of my favorite ambient synth music under various side project monikers.

Rising Sun System's Oberheim Space is one of my favorite synth albums of all time.

Some of his stuff is kind of like a beatless Boards of Canada - dusty, foggy, evoking retrofuturistic settings - but he's got a ton of influences in there. Some beats do appear occasionally.







His PWM bass pads are a warm blanket in the damp Pacific Northwest.
lilakmonoke
lots of great stuff, thanks!

Autres Directions by Jon Brooks is totally amazing as are all his other releases. exactly what im looking for ... best use of a buchla so far and totally bongoless ;-)

here is something by a friend of mine. this is all done with softsynths and precisely calculated frequencies. great vibe!

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lilakmonoke
here is another one that is not ambient but certainly has a similar effect on my brain. this is whats called "cold wave" over here in europe, minimal analog synth patterns and sometimes melancholic vocals.

its an absolutely brilliant record with amazing analog synth sounddesign to my ears. behind Mitra Mitra is a total synth nerd called Mahk Rumbae from england and now lives in vienna, a certified melancholic city.

put this on autorepeat and see what it does to you ;-)

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baremountain
It's got a little non-synth in it, but I haven't seen anyone recommend Symbol yet. This is Chris King from This Will Destroy You's solo project. Good stuff.
https://symbolmusic.bandcamp.com/album/consequence-ornament
lilakmonoke
nice, sounds very classical to me! finally somebody who works with modular synths. i would think with all the eurorack around now there must be more excellend synth sound projects around by now.
cosmic
jheronymo wrote:
ASC on Silent Season is definitely a favorite:
- The Light That Burns Twice As Bright
- Truth Be Told


+1 for ASC. The man has an incredible back-catalogue
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Douglasp wrote:
R beny


+1 for r beny too
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This Korridor track struck me as being something special
Korridor - Things I've Done and Things I've Seen, Time Will Heal All Wounds
lilakmonoke
another brilliant album by guenter schlienz! ... these are some of the best sequencer and frequency studies i know. all done with a diy modular. lovely pulse waves, literally.

http://www.guenterschlienz.de/

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pilp
The Seven Fields of Aphelion.
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