What is this crazy 'Ambient' music you speak of?

This crazy ‘Ambient’ music I speak of is my favorite music in the whole wide world. I’ve been listening to this genre for decades and decades, and I am deeply passionate about it.

The style is sweet, and pleasant, and dreamy, and achingly peaceful.

Ambient Music is intended to induce calm and a space to think. Ambient Music must be able to accommodate many levels of listening attention without enforcing one in particular; it must be as ignorable as it is interesting. Brian Eno, 1978

The Wikipedia Ambient music page and this Pitchfork interview with mr. Eno, are good introductory resources, for those who are curious.

The Ambience for the Masses portion of my site is both a vast directory of information and a public trophy room of my prides and joys. I find these albums to be masterpieces of the form;

Some day, it is my hope that ‘Ambient’ will no longer be called “crazy”, and have risen to the level of merely being “eccentric”.

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