What's your favourite album to chill out to?

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    nsherin In stereo nirvana...

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    This one's easy for me. It's got to be Enigma's MCMXAD album. One of those albums that you can just sit back, close your eyes to and imagine you are in another world or in a very pleasent and relaxing situation.
     
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    SteveC PrimaLuna is not cheese

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    Anything by Biosphere, e.g., Patashnik. Ambient techno at its finest.
     
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    space cadet Far out...

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    Pauline Oliveros - Deep Listening

    I find what I've heard of Enigma whiffing of cheese, but I like Biosphere. Have you got the first Bel Kanto (White Out Conditions) album Steve, which Geir was also on? How about other Norwegian ambiensters (yes it's a word) like Sketch?
     
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    mr cat Member of the month

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    ditto - with some brian eno, orb etc...
     
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    Bola make some very relaxing, hypnotic stuff, especially their first album 'Soup'. I'll give a second vote for Eno, 'Apollo' is a perennial favourite, and german artist GAS is my all-time fave, 'Zauberberg' being the best album. Oh yeah, and the DJ Krush/Toshinori Kondo album 'Ki-Oku' is sublime chill music.
     
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    At the moment it's Grace & Gratitude by Steve lawson. Came across him playing at the Edinburgh Fringe. He makes an excellent stand up comic but he's also an genius bass player. His music is best described as ambient layers of looped noodling. Ideal for late nights and lazy Sundays. Perhaps that sells him short because he is a virtuoso with the bass, sheer techinical brilliance.
     
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    MO! MOnkey`ead!

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    Complete with version of Sun is Shining! Great stuff!
     
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    Gotan Project.
     
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    mr cat Member of the month

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    yeah, got the gotan project...will have to dig it out!

    I'll check the other ones out...I'm just buying some dire straits stuff just now...don't laugh!
     
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    Lamb ; Fear of fours , Gaelle ; Transient and Ian Brown ; Music of the spheres. :MILD: :cool: :SLEEP:

    chezi.
     
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    Dreamhouse = Fred Simon - smooth and mellow jazz
    Phaedra = Tangerine Dream - synth ambient soundscapes
    Kind of Blue = Miles Davis - Not the Birth of the Cool but still ice cold
    Magic Touch = Stanley Jordan - Technical wizardry and still great jazz
     
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    WOW! Some truly excellent recommendations on here, Biosphere indeed, not to mention Tangerine Dream and Ian Brown's Music of Sphere's.
    How about Some of Richie Hawtin's ambient works, including the trilogy of albums 'From the Within' with Pete Namlook?
    Also, you might want to consider these:

    K&D Sessions - Kruder and Dorfmeister
    Aria - Aria
    Aria 2 - Aria (if you like Enigma you will love the Aria stuff)
    Colin Vearncombe (aka Black) - Abbey Road Live
    Anything by Dead Can Dance
    Maxwell - MTV Unplugged
    Most of Erykah Badu's stuff
    ...the list just goes on and on for me...

    ...2 classic tracks from my DJ'ing days were The Beloved - Sun Rising and Orbital - Belfast. I have had grown men crying when I dropped Belfast in the past.
     
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    mr cat Member of the month

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    and as I mentioned elsewhere - get four tets cd - sounds...there are some sublime tracks on there...
     
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    which four tet cd is it Mr Cat? I want to try some new stuff, I get sick of listening to the same stuff all the time.

    As for Dire Straits, I dont know why people tend to have a laugh about it, I have been listening to Brother in Arms a lot, and as well as being one of the highest quality produced albums I have, I think its a bloody good album. There are a few tracks on there that sound amazing. I can imagine it sounding bad on any system. Enjoy it. In fact, I might have a look at their other albums.
     
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    What were they on?
     
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    mr cat Member of the month

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    yeah, sorry - it's called Rounds, not sounds... :D

    here is a link -
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos...7393/sr=2-2/ref=sr_2_11_2/026-6280082-2062061

    it's the only cd I've got by them - bought it from fleabay...

    I'm getting a laptop this week so I'll be able to post up all my fave chill out stuff...it's hard to remember them all when sitting in the office!
     
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    mr cat Member of the month

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    cheers, I've just ordered the Bola 'Soup' and the 'Ki-Oku'... :D

    and as you rightly say, Apollo is a divine cd....

    unable to locate anything by GAS atm tho...
     
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    Unfortunately the label Mille Plateaux which released all the GAS albums is now defunct, so you won't find them anywhere, even e-bay would be a tough bet. If you PM me Mr. Cat I'd be happy to run off some copies for you, FOC :)
     
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    At the moment I'm really liking Delia Gonzalea & Gavin Russom: The Days of Mars. Lovely trippy beatless space electronics, anyone into soundscapes should check this out, an hour or so of journeying across alien landscapes
     
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    ...no comment, well other than the atmosphere created at the rave back in the day by the DJ's skill's ;) You had to have been there to appreciate.
     
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