You Are Leaving The Internet


You Are Leaving The Internet is a blog about ambient electronic music and more.

Ambient Electronic Music is a broader, softer and more relaxing style of electronic music. It has been focused on creating a certain atmosphere, rather than energy. Ambient music has become particularly popular as background music while writing or working. Ambient music can also be used to help in your sleeping.

My personal favorite label is Ghostly International, which has had artists like Tycho and Com Truise release on their label. They have also released classic ambient electronic albums such as ‘Idoru’ by Lusine and ‘Songs for the Broken Hearted’ by Heathered Pearls.

You Are Leaving The Internet is a blog about ambient electronic music.

It is not the definitive guide to ambient electronic music, nor is it an encyclopaedia. It is not a blog about “ambient” in the wider sense of the word (as in “ambient occlusion”), nor is it a blog about “electronic music” in the wider sense of the word (as in “electronic dance music”). It is definitely not a blog about the internet.

Ambient electronic music is commonly described as being “background music”. I don’t like that term, because it makes it sound like something you don’t have to listen to. Ambient electronic music is to be listened to; background noise is not.

Ambient electronic music has been around for over forty years now. It has changed a lot since its inception, and continues to change. In my opinion, there’s never been a better time to get into ambient electronic music than right now.

The focus of this blog is predominantly ambient electronic music. From time to time, however, I will post about other types of music or art that I find interesting. I think it would be foolish to limit the scope of this blog to just one type of music.

What You’ll Find Here:

[*]Ambient Music Reviews

[*]Music News

[*]Ambient Music Downloads

[*]Other Stuff

If you love the ambient electronic music of 1980s and early 1990s, this blog is for you. Many MP3s and a few live recordings of the music you loved are available for download. Reviews of recently released CDs in this genre are also posted on a regular basis. The title of the blog refers to the fact that there are a lot of records from this time period that have never been issued on CD, and many others that were never released at all. As such, they will have to be discovered by exploring other media formats.

Inspired by ambient pioneers like Brian Eno, and artists such as Stars of the Lid and The Album Leaf, the goal of this blog is to bring you the best in ambient electronic music.

Ambient music is “intended to induce calm and space to think.” It is often referred to as background music, but is usually more than that. It has a way of sneaking up on you and causing strong emotional reactions, from feeling relaxed to being moved to tears.

I hope you enjoy the music posted here and visit often!

I’ve been a fan of ambient and “electronic” music for well over a decade now. So, I decided to start a blog about it. I’ll also write about other things that interest me, like movies, books, the Internet and technology in general.

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You can also check out my YouTube channel where I upload music I find interesting.

I am a student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison studying computer science, and I like to mess around with audio software in my spare time. I started this blog to share some of my musical projects and discoveries.

My personal taste leans toward ambient and minimal styles, but I enjoy all sorts of music. My favorite artists include Brian Eno, The Books, Loscil, The Field, Gas, Boards of Canada, Aphex Twin, Loscil and many more.

I also like to experiment with writing software for making music (like Max/MSP), so you will occasionally find some code here as well.


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