Ambient music has been a large part of my youth growing up. I wasn’t too much exposed to the music and all the influential bands during the mid 90’s but I knew of some big ones: Brian Eno, The Orb and FSOL. Later on I was able to stumble across other big names that came out during the 90’s and I’m glad to say that I’ve been able to find some remote obscure gems as well. So here’s my top 10 picks in ambient.
1. Sunlight Expansion – Aeron
2. Assassin (live 93 mix) – The Orb
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Live 93 – The Orb
3. Oxbow Lakes (Hidden Mix) – The Orb
This track is a hidden track off their U.F.OFF – Best of the Orb album. At the very end at the end of the last song you hear this one. It’s one of the best remixes of the track I’ve ever heard. The original Oxbow Lakes from the album Orbus Terrarum would be in here if this didn’t exist.
4. Spineless Jelly – Future Sound of London
5. Silene – Biosphere
6. Pancake Lizard – Aphex Twin
7. Home World – Coyote Oldman
8. Track 04 – Teebs
9. Late October – Harold Budd & Brian Eno
10. Java – Ulf Lohmann