Sunday, December 28, 2008

Terre Thaemlitz - Tranquilizer


Ok I decided today to post my first Ambient cd on the blog, What Is Ambient Music? For those that don't know, Ambient music evolved from early 20th century forms of semi-audible music. It is generally identifiable as being broadly atmospheric and environmental in nature. Brian Eno is generally credited with coining the term "ambient music" in the mid-1970s to refer to music that, as he stated, can be either "actively listened to with attention or as easily ignored, depending on the choice of the listener", and that exists on the "cusp between melody and texture." Eno used the word "ambient" to describe music that creates an atmosphere that puts the listener into a different state of mind. There's many influences from artist such as The Orb, Aphex Twin, The Irresistible Force, Kim Cascone, & Biosphere. I personally recommend these artist I mentioned and labels like Silent Records, Instinct, & Fax. Ambient Started becoming popular at Rave parties around 1993 I don't know the exact year but they also gave it the name as "Chill Out". The first ambient cd I brought was actually called ''Chill out'' back in 1994 and after that I got hooked and started collecting a whole bunch of cds. The way to listen to this type of music it's at Low volume with some comfortable Headphones. I got ambient cds that has a warning advisory saying not to operate heavy machinery or drive while listening to the cd...lol. Well this first ambient post is by the artist Terre Thaemlitz this cd is great to listen and relaxing. Check out the track Raw Through A Straw, it sounds like he's just messing around with the keyboard and he added the apache breakbeat looped on the background sounds crazy..lol. As for the rest of the cd it sounds relaxing. Play this when your ears are sore make yourself a cocktail spark a cigar and sit back on your recliner chair.-----12inchjunkie


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040468 (8:18)
2
Fat Chair (5:48)
3
Raw Through A Straw (11:05)
4
Meditation Of The Mountain Oyster (9:14)
5
A City On Springs (10:57)
6
Hovering Glows (9:11)
7
2 Am On A Silo (8:41)
8
Fina - Departure (4:57)



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2 comments:

Rob said...

I like this, I was listening to this while cleaning. I listened to the classic house jazz and then this...I'm also into ambient music. I have a mix of Hanz Zimmers' music. Songs from The Gladiator, Da Vinci code, etc...It's good for a long commute home....
Thanks for this..

12InchJunkie said...

Yeah Rob...I love Ambient Music too. I'm going to put up some more good stuff in the near future.