View Full Version : Ambient, downtempo, synth-lounge

Iskandar Reza
04-07-2002, 08:23:18
Any recommendations?

I like Zero 7

04-07-2002, 08:41:46
I don't understand the genre, I mean I don't know what bands might be in that genre.

Iskandar Reza
04-07-2002, 09:43:44
It's electronica. Ambient electronica and synth-lounge. I think Sneaker Pimps are in that genre.

Adam Bomb
04-07-2002, 11:09:37

04-07-2002, 12:45:18
I faintly like Zero 7. But only because it's well-produced.

04-07-2002, 13:09:28
Hooray - My current favourite topic.

Zero 7 are only good for Chill-out compilations. If we're talking real Ambient downtempo then look no further than the mighty Kruder and Dorfmeister, especially their K & D Sessions album on G-Stone Recordings (This is a compilation album of downbeat remixes). Other masters of the genre would include Japanese composer Susumu Yokota (check the excellent Grinning Cat album), jazzy ambient dj Funki Porcini, legendary Scottish duo Boards of Canada, or Kruder & Dorfmeister spin-off Tosca (their Suzuki album is my current favourite).

There are also loads of good compilation albums available. Anything from the Jazznova label is worth checking out, as is the Magasoft Office series. Loads of bands/producers on the Warp label are also excellent (check their website www.warprecords.com ).

If you're looking for records to genuinly scare your friends you could check out the Process album from Ovalcommers (on Zomba Records). This album sounds kind of like the noise Spectrums used to make as they loaded games.

Also look for DJ Vadim, Music for Airports by Brian Eno, Lemon Jelly, some DJ Cam, The Irrestisable Force, and millions of others.

04-07-2002, 13:10:47
Why haven't I heard the scare your friends album?!

04-07-2002, 13:13:55
Because it isn't actually very good, just scary.

04-07-2002, 13:15:12
That's OK. I could listen to it for a couple of minutes. :D

I wouldn't mind borrowing Kruder and Dorfmeister as well if that's possible.

04-07-2002, 13:21:06
Coolio. Are we going out tonight (as is the norm)? I'll bring it round if so.

04-07-2002, 13:29:38
We could go out or stay in and watch Big Brother as is also the norm.

04-07-2002, 13:32:18
I thought that was supposed to be a secret.

04-07-2002, 13:33:43
Oh... lucky no-one looks in this forum then.

Iskandar Reza
04-07-2002, 20:37:25
Zero 7 is not exactly ambient?

04-07-2002, 20:39:27
I vaguely liked a Zero 7 vinyl I heard the other day.

Oh, and the Future Sound of London, even if the word lounge hardly applies.

Iskandar Reza
05-07-2002, 07:02:55
I downloaded Boards of Canada's Melissa Juice, but that track sounds wierd. Anyway, Debaser Out of every artist you mention, which one of their tracks are worth downloading.

And what about tracks from the Cafe del Mar and Chilled Ibiza compilations?

05-07-2002, 08:26:27
I'm listening to Kruder and Dorfmeister now. I'll let you know which tracks are the best. It's very cool. :smoke:

05-07-2002, 08:46:30
Having re-read your post, I don't think I recommended exactly what you are looking for.

Try downloading:-

Aim - Demonique
Air - Le Soleil Est Pres De Moi
or maybe even something like Bjork - Joga

Hope this helps

05-07-2002, 08:51:18
Originally posted by Iskandar Reza
And what about tracks from the Cafe del Mar and Chilled Ibiza compilations?

As far as I know all the Cafe del Mar albums are pretty good, never listened to Chilled Ibiza, sorry.

Have you heard the Smokers Delight album by Nightmares on Wax? That's very good.

05-07-2002, 08:57:16
Download Bug Powder Dust (Bomb the Bass) by Kruder and Dorfmiester.

Amazing song originally and an amazing remix.

05-07-2002, 09:25:10
Good call. You like the album then?

05-07-2002, 09:26:30
Yeah, it's really good.

Iskandar Reza
05-07-2002, 09:44:09
Originally posted by Debaser

Have you heard the Smokers Delight album by Nightmares on Wax? That's very good.

I've heard Les Nuits by them. Pretty good. The sort of music I'd make or listen to.

Iskandar Reza
05-07-2002, 09:50:57
Has anyone watched MTV-Asia? There's a great show on it called MTV Nights. Most of the songs featured in that program is the type I like. It's ultra relaxing.

05-07-2002, 10:01:30
Never heard of MTV Asia.

Iskandar Reza
05-07-2002, 10:56:50
cause it's aired in asia. Anyway if you're ever stuck in a hotel room in asia, check it out.

05-07-2002, 11:04:46
I think a similar show is sometimes on MTV2 at about 3.00am at the weekends.

Try listening to Giles Petterson or Patrick Forge on the radio. They both play excellent music.
Can't remember what stations they are on, will look up and post in a minute.

10-07-2002, 11:59:38
Patrick Forge is on Kiss100 sunday nights 12.00 - 2.00

Alternatively http://www.intosomethin.com/ is a good German future jazz and broken beat internet radio station.

10-07-2002, 13:09:59
Is there such a thing as good German future jazz? What is it?

10-07-2002, 14:17:02
er..... maybe if you tried the link you'd find out.

10-07-2002, 14:33:17
I'm scared.

10-07-2002, 15:14:29

10-07-2002, 15:15:09
Yes please.