Over the past few years in which I have been enjoying electronic music, there have always been times when I prefer certain genres over others. Sometimes I listen to a lot of Neurofunk, other times I enjoy Chillout more, you get the drill. The past few months, Ambient has been the genre on top, so I have selected my 5 current favourite Ambient tracks for you to check out!
- unforseen – are you the light
Extremely calming, very pleasant as background music or when you’re trying to fall asleep. Despite there being little variations in the song itself, it doesn’t become boring to listen to at all, and instead keeps you on your toes to distinguish the subtle changes that unforseen adds here and there.
- Elliot Berger – It’s Okay To Feel Angry
One half of his Graduation EP, showing that Elliot Berger is not only skilled at producing melodic Dubstep, but can also write incredibly dynamic Ambient pieces. With just a few piano parts, he manages to portray a whole array of gorgeous textures, and I am very impressed.
- Halbwome – Teint
The title track of Halbwome’s Teint album (Jack, if you read this, release it already) is mysterious, peaceful and dreamy all at the same time. Consisting of noise layered under a repeating piano melody, Teint sounds simple, and yet very moving.
- r beny – Coffee & Flowers
While the other producers on this list have a decent following, r beny has a criminally low amount of followers, 182. I found out about his music via a podcast on Mixcloud, and fell in love with his style immediately. This track is a perfect example of an Ambient piece that builds up sounds as it goes, starting out calm and ending almost epically.
- Keosz – Traitor
If you have been following me for a bit, you know that I love Keosz. And his latest Ambient track entitled ‘Traitor’, absolutely blew me away. There’s a certain pressure, an atmospheric uneasiness to this, and it tells a story. A very sad story, about betrayal and disappointment, and Keosz manages perfectly to immerse the listener into this story. Nothing short of stunning work.
Ambient music might not be for everyone, but I think it’s fair to say that there’s a very profound, sometimes grave quality about the genre. And it also affects other genres. Think of Chillout music, and even Liquid Funk. Tracks in these genres are often based around subtle atmospheres and dreamy sound design, which is the very foundation of Ambient music.
I hope you enjoyed my first piece on the Silent Audio blog, and that you liked what you heard!