A conversation with my brother about a specific musical genre, “ambient”. We discuss Brian Eno’s inspiration and approach to his first ambient albums, talk about the genre’s origins in French 19th century classical music, jazz and the avant-garde and describe ambient trance music from the 80s and 90s including artists like Aphex Twin, The KLF, The Orb and The Irresistible Force. Enter the ambient zone on LEP.
Video version ⬇️ Some music had to be removed because it was blocked by YouTube. Listen to the audio version ⬆️ to hear all the musical samples.
Get James’ new EP “Ambient Mode” on BandCamp 🎧👇
Brian Eno’s first ambient album “Music for Airports” ⬇️
“Cowboys in space” ⬇️
What I listened to while walking through Paris the other day ⬇️
The French classics which were perhaps the first ambient music ⬇️
Take a road trip across your own mind with The KLF ⬇️
The album which I listened to on repeat while recovering in hospital in Japan ⬇️ A trip into space, and beyond
Aphex Twin, the mysterious master of ambient music ⬇️
The German duo ⬇️
Do yourself a favour and listen to Mixmaster Morris ⬇️
An absolute classic, by Mixmaster Morris ⬇️
Everything is music ⬇️ “Some people have often put their fingers in their ears. But I leave my ears open.”
The Legend of Zelda – Ambient Mode ⬇️
Andrew Weatherall’s Strange Story about Ambient Music ⬇️