The Varieties of Ambient Experience – A Century-Spanning Ambient Music Mixtape

centrury-of-ambient-musicFree Music Friday: Have you had your recommended dose of free music today?

If not, check out Ronen Givony’s century-spanning ambient music mix, an “extensive foray into the hushed, arrestingly meditative side of electronic, classical and indie rock music”:


Do Boards of Canada and Aphex Twin belong in a mix with Bach, Debussy and Ives?

Give it a listen and let me know what you think in the comments!

Details on the mix:

  • J.S. Bach: Aria from Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 (1741) (Rosalyn Tureck, piano, 1955)
  • K.C. Accidental: Instrumental Died in the Bathtub and Took the Daydreams with It (from Anthems for the Could’ve Bin Pills, 2000)
  • Brian McBride: Overture (for Other Halfs) (from When the Detail Lost Its Freedom, 2005)
  • Johannes Ockeghem: Deo Gratias (c. 15th century) (Huelgas Ensemble) (from Utopia Triumphans: The Great Polyphony of the Renaissance, 1994)
  • cLOUDDEAD: Apt. A, Part 1 (from cLOUDDEAD, 2001)
  • Gavin Bryars/Aphex Twin: Raising the Titanic (Big Drum Mix) (from 26 Mixes for Cash, 2003)
  • Boards of Canada: Telephasic Workshop (from Music Has the Right to Children, 1998)
  • Fridge: Five Combs (from Thank You: Temporary Residence Limited 50th Release Compilation, 2004)
  • Loscil: Umbra (from Idol Tryouts Two: Ghostly International, Vol. 2 Compilation, 2006)
  • Isan: Clipper (from Salamander, 1999)
  • Claude Debussy: La fille aux cheveux de lin (1910) (Walter Gieseking, piano) (from Debussy: Complete Works for Piano, 1951)
  • Grouper: When We Fall (from Dragging a Dead Deer Up a Hill, 2008)
  • Why?: Ape in Cage with Wire Cutters (from Oaklandazulasylum, 2003)
  • Tim Hecker: Chimeras (from Harmony in Ultraviolet, 2006)
  • Stephan Mathieu and Ekkehard Ehlers: Rose (from Heroin, 2001)
  • Casino Versus Japan: Blue Vacation (Part 1) (from Casino Versus Japan, 1998)
  • Polmo Polpo: Farewell (from Like Hearts Swelling, 2003)
  • Christopher Tye: Farwell My Good I. Forever (c. 1550) (Kronos Quartet) (from Early Music: Lachrymae Antiquae, 1997)
  • Do Make Say Think: Hooray! Hooray! Hooray! (from Winter Hymn Country Hymn Secret Hymn, 2003)
  • The Books: Vogt Dig For Kloppervok (from Lost and Safe, 2005)
  • Broadcast: Oh How I Miss You (from Haha Sound, 2003)
  • Múm: Slow Bicycle (from Yesterday Was Dramatic — Today is OK, 2000)
  • Torngat: Hammond Song (from You Could Be, 2007)
  • Charles Ives: The Alcotts from Piano Sonata No. 2 (“Concord, Mass., 1840-60”) (1916-19) (Gilbert Kalish, piano, 1976)
  • Eluvium: New Animals from the Air (from Talk Amongst the Trees, 2005)

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