Ambient / Drone / Experimental [2009].

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Fev 22 2010, 12h10

Towards the conclusion of the decade, the Ambient and Drone areas of more experimental Electronica developed considerably. The thin lines between many genres seem to be eroding fairly rapidly at present!! Sadly, it is without doubt that my view about which 'genre' an artist best fits into will differ from the next persons, but I tried to identify the dominant element (where possible!). Minimal techno, Post-Rock, Metal , Classical & Noise are all encroaching upon territory which was previously left to the arty extremities of Fennesz's, Eno's, Orb's & Shultz's.

This was an excellent year for such an imaginative area of music!

Have your say - is Ambient / Drone your fave genre?

Celer
Capri

Will and Danielle Baquet-Long created a most beautiful, ambient album in the early part of the year, full of floating drones and delicate flushed pianos. Dreamy, melancholic, absorbing and involving. Capri is a stunning release that truly expresses the unique energy that they shared.
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Richard Skelton
Landings

Haunting and chilling, they do say it's grim up north, 'e's a lad from mah necka t'woods! (rough translation - He's from Lancashire, same here!). Amazing album!
The WIRE album of the month Jan. '10. They said "....Skelton has discovered a place where loss and redemption exist side by side, etched into the landscape, and with Landings he succeeds brilliantly in letting us see it through his eyes". (#309)

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Leyland Kirby
When We Parted, My Heart Wanted To Die

Unbelievably sparse, claustrophobic & foreboding in places. So cool!
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Sadly, the Future Is No Longer What It Was

Unbelievably sparse, claustrophobic & foreboding in places. So cool!
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Memories Live Longer Than Dreams

Unbelievably sparse, claustrophobic & foreboding in places. So cool!
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Black To Comm
Alphabet 1968


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Mind Over MIDI
Habitat


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Ólafur Arnalds
Dyad 1909


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Found Songs


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Hildur Gudnadottir
Without Sinking


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Balmorhea
All Is Wild, All Is Silent


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Balmorhea
All is Wild, All is Silent Remixes


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Peter Broderick
Music for Falling From Trees


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Music for a Sleeping Sculpture of Peter Broderick


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Peter Broderick & Machinefabriek
Blank Grey Canvas Sky


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Loess
Burrows


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William Basinski
92982


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Vivian & Ondine


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Gregor Samsa
Over Air


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Sleeping Me
Cradlesongs


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David Tagg
Wind Blown Guitar


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Lustmord
The Dark Places of the Earth


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Konntinent
Degrees Integers


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Quantec
Cauldren Subsidence


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Danny Norbury
Light In August


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Memory Tapes
Seek Magic


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Pan American
White Bird Release


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Cheju
Waiting For Tomorrow


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Message To Bears
Departures


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Bill Laswell
Invisible Design II


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Tu M'
Monochromes Vol. 1


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Lawrence English
A Colour for Autumn


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Jónsi & Alex
Riceboy Sleeps


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David Sylvian
Manafon


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Jimmy Behan
The Echo Garden


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slept.
Slept. EP


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