The second volume in Virgin's priceless Ambient series is a bit of a retread from the first, alternating classics from Virgin's rich back catalog with the new school of ambient electronica (of which, the label's store is much harder to come by). The result is an Orb remix (of the Grid) instead of a normal Orb track; the only other contemporary acts are the Future Sound of London project Amorphous Androgynous, William Orbit's Bass-O-Matic, Tony Thorpe's Voyager, and such intriguing but obviously label-centric acts as Verve and U2's The Edge. As far as classic ambient tracks go, Virgin is tops – Eno, Sakamoto, Robert Fripp, David Sylvian, Phil Manzanera, Klaus Schulze – though the lack of more up-to-date acts can be frustrating.
Although it seemed to arrive out of nowhere in the early '90s, ambient music actually has a long and varied history, leading back to Brian Eno and Kraftwerk's electronic experiments in the 1970s, right up to Aphex Twin's textural techno soundscapes. As an introduction and history lesson, the two-disc A Brief History of Ambient Music can't be beat; it shows that the ambient-techno trend has roots that most fans wouldn't even realize existed.
The Ambient Visitor (Brin Coleman) is a prolific ambient, shoegaze musician and producer from Manchester, UK. This is a peaceful ambient soundscape with lots of space and room to breath.
Forest Hidden Temple is the third album in the series for Relaxation & Meditation, and it's an atmospheric album with some ethnic, meditative and evocative sounds combined with natural ambiences. It is produced using the 432 Hz tuning, and mixed with Binaural Alpha Waves with a different frequency on each half an hour long track.
Natural and relaxing night sounds with soothing background music and Theta Waves Binaural Beats for Meditation and Relaxation. The music is created using the 432 Hz tuning. Each track is half an hour long and each has a different frequency of Binaural Beats.
Natural and relaxing water sounds with soothing background music and Delta Waves Binaural Beats for Deep Sleep. The ambient music is created using the 432 Hz tuning. Each track on the "Calming Waters" album is 1 hour long and has a different frequency of Binaural Beats. Deep Relaxation and Sleep well!
The Ambient Visitor (Brin Coleman) is a prolific ambient, shoegaze musician and producer from Manchester, UK.