Looking for good ambient/trance music, No Vocals

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Hey guys. Another topic today: so I'm finding that I getting somewhat bored of what I'm listening to at the moment, and I could use some new music to listen to. I'm mainly into electronica and the like, and I listen to quite a few subgenres, like trance, house, and Drum & Bass. Let's list what I'm familiar with:

Solar Fields
Bluetech
Shulman
Sterling/ Sterling Angel
Daft Punk
DJ Tiesto
Aphex Twin
Boards of Canada
Signum

I'm looking for more music in the ambient/electronic Genres, and while vocals are allowed, Lyrics are not, since I prefer to listen to music as a sonic experience, rather than poetry with accompanying sounds. So do you guys know of any good ambient electronic music?

Videos games have some really good ambient sounds tracks, the Fallout series, Thief:Deadly Shadows, Silent Hill series are some of my favorites.

M K Ultra:

Videos games have some really good ambient sounds tracks, the Fallout series, Thief:Deadly Shadows, Silent Hill series are some of my favorites.

Thanks! And one more thing: I know that games and films have a lot of good ambient music. I've got quite a bit of it on my Ipod, including the aforementioned Silent Hill music by Akira Yamaoka. He is terrific.

an annoyed writer:
smip?

I'm not totally down on genres..but what about grimes?


and whatever this is

depending on how "ambiet" you wwant your stuff (rather than just instrumental) I alos like Glitch mob

I also know alot of other instrumental stuff that isnt exactly "ambient" but good

EDIT: and I know you said no lyircs (I get what you mean) but somtimes it can really make the song

I highly recommend watching the movie Koyaanisqatsi if your into trancy/art films.

I'll let M. Bison take care of this...

I picked three songs for each artist, though they've each got quite a large catalog to check out.

They might be a little softer than what you're looking for, though, and I apologize if that's the case.

Some of what Silence Groove does I'd consider Ambient D&B

The Flashbulb also has SOME ambient tracks, but most of them are glitchcore/idm/trip hop/whatever.

shrekfan246:
I'll let M. Bison take care of this...

I picked three songs for each artist, though they've each got quite a large catalog to check out.

They might be a little softer than what you're looking for, though, and I apologize if that's the case.

I can see why Helios is your favorite. That's exactly the kind of stuff I'm looking for. Thanks a bunch. And for the record, nothing's too hard or soft here. I like my ambient stuff to be more melodic though, to be clear.

Anything by Amon Tobin since I think his stuff is amazing.

Then there's Parov Stelar, if you're into Jazz, and I know some of his stuff have some vocals, but his instrumental stuff is just as good.

Go with what sounds right. Search until you have what your looking for. The search is half the fun.

Mostly trance and house, but I hope you'll like it:

The four above producers does have tracks with vocals, so just avoid those, since you specified no vocals. It's too bad really, because a lot of the tracks with vocals are weaved in quite well. There are also uses of sampling in other tracks, not sure if that count as vocals for you.

While not ambient Metropolis by Gareth Emery and Thomas Datt's Evaporate (Chilled Mix) are both excellent. I highly recommend them.

Gareth Emery's Metropolis

Thomas Datt's Evaporate (Chilled Mix)

Here, have some lovely, purest ambient from my favourite soundtrack:

Bat Vader:
While not ambient Metropolis by Gareth Emery and Thomas Datt's Evaporate (Chilled Mix) are both excellent. I highly recommend them.

Gareth Emery's Metropolis

Thomas Datt's Evaporate (Chilled Mix)

Hey, I did say stuff like Trance was game, so don't worry. Also keep in mind my definition of Ambient is generally wide, considering my musical library, where it can mean anything from a downtempo version of a game level's theme track to the literal ambient noise. I generally prefer the more melodic stuff, so if you've got anymore like those two that would be great.

OhJohnNo:
Here, have some lovely, purest ambient from my favourite soundtrack:

While that's probably terrific in the context of game itself, I'm sad to say it's not what I'm looking for. I'm looking for more melodic ambient tracks, like the ambiance from games like Deus Ex: Human Revolution. I like my music to have a more readable movement that sounds good on a car stereo, rather than something like a random collection of sounds.

I've made a lengthy guide for it on another site called Steamgifts. Here's a link to it:

http://www.steamgifts.com/forum/VDqoW/smooth-relaxing-ambient-music/page/31337

Just hit Ctrl+f and search for TheGreenFairy. Or just scroll down, you'll stumble upon a huge list. Enjoy!

If you like Solar Fields, check out other stuff from the label
http://ultimae.bandcamp.com/

I think Hol Baumann's Human is pretty popular

Otherwise, +1 for Amon Tobin and Lustmord (check out his collab with Robert Rich).

Also try out


There's a lot of very good ambient stuff in the garage/dubstep scene



AnarchistFish:
If you like Solar Fields, check out other stuff from the label
http://ultimae.bandcamp.com/

I think Hol Baumann's Human is pretty popular

Otherwise, +1 for Amon Tobin and Lustmord (check out his collab with Robert Rich).

Also try out


There's a lot of very good ambient stuff in the garage/dubstep scene



I like the first two, but I'm not so much into the dubstep ones. It's a lot easier on the ears than that horrible American Brostep crap we've got around here, but it's still not much to my liking.

an annoyed writer:

I like the first two, but I'm not so much into the dubstep ones. It's a lot easier on the ears than that horrible American Brostep crap we've got around here, but it's still not much to my liking.

They're best listened to with earphones, to get all the details. But if you don't like them, fair enough.

Tbh I try to ignore 'brostep' as much as possible now. Unfortunately it's spilt back into the UK and it's really frustrating when some people dismiss my taste or recommendations cos they get the wrong idea when I say I like dubstep.

Anything on Ghostly International.

Also the FEZ soundtrack is the most beautiful thing in recent memory.

HDA has vocals, but their presence is minimalized in the music.

Nine Inch Nails has a quadruple album called Ghosts I-IV that's completely ambient and absent of vocals. It's fantastic.

AnarchistFish:

an annoyed writer:

I like the first two, but I'm not so much into the dubstep ones. It's a lot easier on the ears than that horrible American Brostep crap we've got around here, but it's still not much to my liking.

They're best listened to with earphones, to get all the details. But if you don't like them, fair enough.

Tbh I try to ignore 'brostep' as much as possible now. Unfortunately it's spilt back into the UK and it's really frustrating when some people dismiss my taste or recommendations cos they get the wrong idea when I say I like dubstep.

That's a shame. the early stuff isn't all that bad. The bass drops and wubwubs aren't very prominent, and the sound was much more melodic.

Here's the most mellow ambient song I've ever heard:

or here's a little darker sounding one:

Really almost anything by Delerium. Their song Sensorium is pretty good too.

The Cynic Project has some good ones too:


or the more upbeat remix:

Front Line Assembly:

This one has some vocals, although I don't know if I'd call them lyrics. Only in the second half, really. Juno Reactor:

This one is by a punk band or something, but it doesn't have any lyrics and it's pretty relaxing. Skycamefalling:

Ignignokt:
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Thanks man, those really hit the spot. Especially the first and third ones.

Scriabin. He was an old composer who suffered from synthesia, which meant that every sound had a color to him. He became a really unique composer because he would use synthesia as a way to make very mystic, sort of terrifying works.

Here's a different work that also could fit the bill.

Loscil excels in this sort of thing.

Someone mentioned Lustmord so I'll mention Blood Box.


Similar group, with a penchant for those eerie "trapped in the middle of the earth" claustrophobic experiences.

Dont know if this is exactly what you are looking for, But try a band called Russian Circles. They are more of metal/Post rock sound, but they have no vocalist. very good.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hh5ni5L-MSc

an annoyed writer:
Hey guys. Another topic today: so I'm finding that I getting somewhat bored of what I'm listening to at the moment, and I could use some new music to listen to. I'm mainly into electronica and the like, and I listen to quite a few subgenres, like trance, house, and Drum & Bass. Let's list what I'm familiar with:

Solar Fields
Bluetech
Shulman
Sterling/ Sterling Angel
Daft Punk
DJ Tiesto
Aphex Twin
Boards of Canada
Signum

I'm looking for more music in the ambient/electronic Genres, and while vocals are allowed, Lyrics are not, since I prefer to listen to music as a sonic experience, rather than poetry with accompanying sounds. So do you guys know of any good ambient electronic music?

hmm, could the original fallout soundtrack fit in to your search......?


more: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCvcqgWvEMU&playnext=1&list=PL58427501A0AD8A2C&feature=results_main

also:


big collection of video game music. check out the Frozen Synapse Soundtrack
http://www.youtube.com/user/ultddave?feature=watch

I really dont think you can get anymore trance like then this


Hated the level, loved the music , loved the game

My favorite trance of all time...This lovely piece by Andy Blueman.

The Sight Below-Glider

Loscil-Submers

those are two of the greatest ambient albums ever made, bar none.

Oooh, here's another one:


that's Brian Mcbride's-The Effective Disconnect.

god this is fun

I have always been fond of this track. It's so spacious, but not in an intimidating way.

I'll have to bookmark this thread and come back to it later with some newer suggestions. But, for now, 'An Ending'....

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