Ambient music is music about the spaces between notes. Often incorporating ethnic music elements such as drones, trance rhythms, and non-Western modes, the music is quite dynamic. Ambient music is an enigma -- you can't dance to it, but due to the spaciousness, you can't sit and analyze it like contemporary classical music. It's the perfect music to represent the Internet era. There is no geographical foci to ambient music -- composers come from every country in the world from Albania to Zaire -- fans exist anywhere there's an Internet connection. The music itself is based on the phenomenon of recorded music as a soundtrack to modern life, and as such is a culmination of 100 years of recorded music.
The Ambient Music Mailing List Archives
Subscription information and text-based/GNU-zipped message archives from October 1994 through the present.
The Ambient Ping
Toronto's weekly live ambient music performance art event. With sound files and links to featured artists, flyer art, and schedule.
Contains articles, interviews, bibliography, and web resources of interest to ambient and electronica music fans.
Home of free MP3 and Real Audio files of electronic and ambient music, including Enigma, Deep Forest, Delerium, Vangelis, and Waterbone.
An information archive, featuring official pages for Axiom, The Orb, the Fax label, Touch and Ash International, EST Magazine, Solarworld, plus EnoWeb, the definitive Brian Eno site, plus articles and documents relating to ambient music, and a list of ambient links.
The Gathering Concert Series
Listing of live concerts featuring ambient, electronic and spacemusic artists. With show dates, news, compilation information, and links.
Most famous for the "Ambience for the Masses" ambient music informational archive - the largest of its kind on the web.
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