lunes, 12 de enero de 2015

Buen artículo de Fact Magazine sobre el auge de la música ambient, escrito por Joe Muggs

http://www.factmag.com/2014/10/09/ambient-2014-round-up-joe-muggs/

RETURN TO THE CHILL-OUT ROOM: WHEN DID AMBIENT MUSIC LAST HAVE IT SO GOOD?


Return to the chill-out room: when did ambient music last have it so good?
Vladislav Delay, Kyle Bobby Dunn, Bing & Ruth and timely reissues from the likes of Brian Eno and other early pioneers – ambient music hasn’t felt this in vogue for years. Joe Muggs examines the trend and rounds up some of 2014′s crucial ambient records, asking the big question: is it time for the return of the chill-out room? 

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Obviously it’s hard to find a context more suited for listening to textural music of vast duration than the prone and, um, well-primed aspect of ’90s wreck-heads. Which meant that as the rave dream dissipated, so did the opportunities to play and get completely immersed in electronic and experimental music that wasn’t tied to the benevolent tyranny of the beat. They were there, but they became a bit more specialist: post-rock, folktronica, post-classical, neo-Balearica, the noise scene, distant corners of trance and industrial, gallery installations and hippie cafes at festivals each had their own versions of abstracted space music.

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