Friday, 6 July 2012
Top 5 Essential Ambient albums
1. Brian Eno - Apollo, Atmospheres & Soundtracks (1983):
A part-collaboration with Daniel Lanois, Appollo... is the soundtrack to a US space launch at the time.
2. Banco De Gaia - Maya (1994):
5. William Orbit - Strange Cargo Series (1987 - 1995 - I to IV):
William Orbit is responsible for one of my favourite dance hits - Bassomatic's 'Fascinating Rhythm' and for making Madonna funky ambient on 1998's 'Ray of Light' album. It's alluring, mesmorising and ...sod it, I'm going to say it...it's beautiful! Music to play at the dawning of the end of time. Ambient but also very danceable (but only if you dancing naked, alone and on a hill in Glastonbury). Warning - volume 1 is not good!