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Ambient/Drone/Etc.

Discussion in 'General Metal Discussion' started by Draehl, Jan 10, 2016.

  1. Draehl

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    Ambient, Drone, Noise, etc... These long-winded mixtures-with and cousins-to metal deserve their own thread being different enough and appealing to us in more unique situations and mindsets. This is definitely an experiment as it does include some overlap with other genres, but it may help focus the other threads (black metal in particular) to a somewhat more common consensus.

    I've been rather impressed in particular by one-offs/changes in direction from metal acts IE Burzum and Wolves in the Throne Room or side projects like Wardruna (Gorgoroth), Lord Wind (Graveland) and Tribes of Neurot (Neurosis). Also, I'm a bit of a newbie to Ritual Ambient and Dungeon Synth, but will be exploring them more going forward and posting any good shit I find. Here's a handful to get us started:











     
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    CiG "Brain haemorrhage is the cure!"

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    I love Ambient but I hate Drone.
    Don't mind some Noise either though that interest has massively waned over the years, occasionally I'll pop on Sloth's noisier stuff or some Nurse With Wound, Half An Abortion, Violent Onsen Geisha or The Gerogerigegege.
    Way back when I was in rehab I actually recorded a "Noise" demo, it's not strictly Noise, mostly just free improvisation and some other influences like sampling.

    Shameless self-promotion.

    https://pustule.bandcamp.com/

    But back to Ambient, I thoroughly enjoyed the Wongraven, Spectral Lore and Forgotten Kingdoms links you shared. Especially Spectral Lore which I plan to now get into!
    I think Burzum's Dauði Baldrs is absolutely essential listening in this realm of music and to a lesser extent, Fenriz's Neptune Towers project.

    Here's a few of my personal favourites for good measure.

     
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    i love Spectral Lore (though the black metal stuff is where it's at), and adore Lord Wind's last two albums.

    My recommendation is Steve Von Till's solo folk/noise/drone project Harvestman. Perfect for late night life reflection or some of other sappy shit.



     
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    CiG "Brain haemorrhage is the cure!"

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    Good one. Completely forgot about the great Lord Wind.
     
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    i don't listen to a lot of this stuff these days but i used to have a penchant for popol vuh, lord wind, neptune towers, nest's WOODSMOKE, biosphere, some 'martial' ambient like puissance, sophia etc, some darker stuff like lustmord, endura, deathprod, inade etc. and as far as BM crossover goes i've always been fond of vinterriket, early blut aus nord, some paysage d'hiver etc.

    of course, nothing beats elend and angelo badalamenti if they count.
     
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    Vilden From the holy kingdom of Harmonia

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    I love Dark Ambient and listen to quite alot of it. While alot of 'dungeon synth' can be awkward when done right it can be great. I think more droning (not drone metal) dark ambient focusing on desolate soundscapes. Cyclic Law is probably the best active label when it comes to this type of music.

    Some imo essential albums include:
    Lustmord - Heresy (not the absolut best but without a doubt one of the most important album and a true classic you should have heard if you like this type of music, really evil sounding)
    Various Artists - Nord Ambient Alliance (probably my fav ambient album ever)
    Raison d'être - Within the Depths of Silence and Phormations
    Desiderii Marginis - Deadbeat
    Kammarheit - The Starwheel
    Northaunt - Horisont
    Ulf Söderberg - Tidvatten
    Gustaf Hildebrand - Primordial Resonance
    Foundation Hope - Our God is a Consuming Fire


    For more lighter ambient alot of what Klaus Schulze (and to a lesser extent Tangerine Dream) has done is great. Tor Lundvall is awsome too.
     
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    That's definitely his most ambient work, with much of the rest being bm, but all of it is great.
     
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    CiG "Brain haemorrhage is the cure!"

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    They have annoyingly alluring artwork.
     
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    I listen to ambient/drone almost as much as metal. One of my favorite finds last year was Locrian's collaboration with Mamiffer "Bless Them That Curse You"

     
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    Can someone explain the difference between noise and drone and ambient? Not very familiar with these genres
     
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    Noise= Cacophonic audible clusterfuck
    Drone= Somewhat logical feedback-heavy minimalist music
    Ambient= Laid back muted soundscapes

    I'll post stuff later. I'm pretty sure my personal preferences have been made clear though.
     
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    Also will check the stuff out. Fuck, I'm tired again.
     
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    How is everyone forgetting about this masterpiece?

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    JontRevolting FALSE ARREST! FALSE ARREST!

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    I think power electronics fits in this thread also. This Finnish dude Harald Mentor also is the man behind Ride For Revenge, musically speaking a sick puppy.

     
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    CiG "Brain haemorrhage is the cure!"

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    Holy shit you're right! I love Mortiis.
     
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    Yeah mortiis is pretty great. I even like a smell of rain
     
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    Vilden From the holy kingdom of Harmonia

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    The Smell of Rain is not so good, but The Stargate is indeed great, very epic sounding and alot better than some of his earlier albums (the first two are the best though). I love the story throughout the album, always makes me picture Chaos Warriors raiding through the warp or something.
     
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    JontRevolting FALSE ARREST! FALSE ARREST!

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    I brought a copy of 'Song For a Long Forgotten Ghost' recently, it's haunting stuff
     
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    JontRevolting FALSE ARREST! FALSE ARREST!

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    Playing the last wom album now, this music reminds me of some kind of alien/tech dmt experience.
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    I can't find a lot of info on this apart from this from Bestial Burst.

    " New album that differs from the previous material by being more on the extreme power electronics / noise side of things. This is not a change in style, but a different, more aggressive album that had to be done. Concept of the album takes a Satanic view on ww2, cold war, ww3 and nuclear destruction. Most of the material recorded on analog 4-tracker, so expect more dirt and less clarity this time. "
     
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