Konnichiwa Jammies-san! What is it that makes good ambient music? If you think about it, its an odd sort-of genre in the vein that it tries to not to sound like music. Ambient music tends to take sounds or instruments, sometimes not commonly thought of as musical, and apply a loose degree of rhythm, pattern, or impose a musical idea upon them. This could mean the unfiltered sound of the city in all its complexity all the way to the a fully arranged and orchestrated synth ensemble. In my opinion there is one defining characteristic of ambient music that defines it- unobtrusiveness. In an audio engineering sense, I mean its ability to not demand your full attention with loud, obtrusive, or harsh wavelengths/waves. Through this characteristic it is able to blend with and not distract from whatever else you may be focused on. This would probably explain its popularity as a genre that is easy to read or study along with.
So, lets take a look at a few ambient gems to compliment for all your studying,reading, and relaxing needs.
Pick 1: DJ Sprinkles – Music is a Controllable Desire You Can Own
This ambient piece means a lot to me. I’m glad I can share it with you.
Pick 2: Lost Trail – Salted Shores, Shipwreck Cemeteries Beneath the Rusted Swell
I couldn’t tell you why air control chatter litters this track, but I like it.
**Bonus1: orchids&flowers – Fall Cold
The build-up of this track is beautifully executed.
**Bonus2: orchids&flowers – Chemistry
Chemistry indeed, this track weaves in and out of itself using an interesting rhythm and instrument choice.
I hope all is well and have a wonderful Easter!
Until Next Time.