Ambient electronic music is a music genre that combines elements of ambient music, electronic music and other types of music from around the world. The genre was created in the 1990’s and has gained popularity since then. It is often used for many different purposes ranging from relaxation to power walking. Ambient music comes in many different forms and each form can be applied to a different situation.
As I mentioned before there are many different types of ambient electronic music. Some are very calming while others can be more relaxing or energizing. It depends on what type of mood you want to create when choosing your favorite ambient electronic tracks.
The best way to enjoy ambient electronic music is by listening to it while doing something else such as reading, meditating or even watching tv. This allows you to focus on the sounds instead of thinking about what you’re doing at the moment which makes them much more enjoyable! You can also use this type of music for any other purpose like sleeping, studying etcetera but those aren’t usually recommended because they tend not to work well together with other activities like those mentioned above (reading, meditating).
Top Ten Ambient Electronic Music Artists: A blog about enjoying and learning ambient electronic music.
I am writing a book about ambient electronic music, and I want to know who the top ten artists are. I am asking you, the reader, to help me decide.
I have been listening to ambient electronic music since the early 1980s when I first heard Brian Eno’s Music for Airports album. Since then I have listened to hundreds of albums from dozens of artists, and my collection has grown from a few dozen vinyl records and cassettes to thousands of CDs and MP3s.
Ambient electronic music is a genre that covers a lot of ground. It includes everything from moody soundscapes to beat-driven dance tracks. It can be mellow or energetic, simple or complex, short or long. Some of it is even used in films and video games as background music.
There are many fans who have their own favorite artists and albums. However there isn’t much agreement on what makes an ambient electronic music artist great or even who belongs in the genre at all! That’s why I’m asking you: Who do think are the top ten ambient electronic music artists? Why do they deserve this honor? Please tell me your opinions by commenting on this blog post!
The Top Ten Ambient Electronic Music Artists, according to a blog post by Nick J. Townsend at last.fm.
10. I Am Robot and Proud
9. Telefon Tel Aviv
8. Boards of Canada
6. Mouse on Mars
5. Aphex Twin
4. Brian Eno (3)
3. The Orb (2)
2. Autechre (1)
I have been a fan of ambient electronic music for many years. The genre has evolved and changed over time, but I have always enjoyed listening to it and the sense of calm that it brings. Ambient electronic music is different than other types of music because of the way it is created and because of how you listen to it.
I have put together a list of my top ten ambient electronic music artists and playlists. These are artists and playlists that I think are a good introduction to the genre and also some favorites that I think you will find interesting.
In this blog post I list the top ten ambient electronic music artists, some of which are still active today. By “ambient electronic music” I mean electronic music for listening to, not for dancing to. If you are looking for trance or techno, you won’t find that here. If you don’t know what ambient electronic music is, go listen to Brian Eno’s Music for Airports or Aphex Twin’s Selected Ambient Works Volume II.
This is not a Top Ten list in any official sense; these are just my favorite artists. I don’t claim to have listened to all the ambient electronic music ever made so far. But if you like these artists, you’ll probably like some of their other work too.
I’ve never been interested in listing my favorite albums or songs by each artist; rather, I am trying to introduce my readers to the artists themselves and their style of ambient electronic music.
Brian Eno – One of the original pioneers of ambient electronic music and possibly one of the most influential during his time period (1970s-1980s). In many ways he was ahead of his time and is able to blend elements from many different genres together successfully. My favorite album by him is “Ambient 1: Music for Airports.”
Ambient music evolved from early 20th century musical experiments. In the early 1900’s composers like Erik Satie, Claude Debussy and Igor Stravinsky experimented with new musical forms that involved tonal colors, timbres and moods instead of traditional chord progressions, melodies and harmonies. These musical experiments led to a new genre of music called ambient electronic music which was pioneered in the 1970’s by Brian Eno.
Since that time ambient music has been evolving as a genre and there are now hundreds of great artists making fantastic ambient music. This blog will feature articles about ten of these great artists every month.
Ambient electronic music is a genre of its own. It’s not just a vague subcategory of “electronic music” (which could be hip-hop, industrial, rock, or some other genre). Rather, ambient electronic music is a specific genre with specific characteristics.
The term “ambient” was coined by Brian Eno in the late 1970s to describe music that can be listened to passively. That doesn’t mean you can’t get into it more deeply over time–it just means it creates a certain ambiance without requiring much from you. The key ingredient here is space–lots of it.
Eno’s first ambient album was Music for Airports (1978). This album attempts to create an atmosphere that relaxes people in airports–a place where there are lots of things to worry about. I think this goal was accomplished quite successfully.
Ambient electronic musicians tend to use synthesizers and computers to create their music. Technology has enabled them to create lush soundscapes with multiple layers of sound coming from all directions. But they don’t use technology just for the sake of it–they use it because it fits well with the purpose of the music: creating detailed atmospheres that one can get lost in.