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There's plenty of threads floating around about music, who else here is into downtempo / ambient / psychedelic music? Yeah, I'm loping three genres together, you wanna fight about it? I find generally if you like one, you'll probably like the others, so there is rationale behind my doing. Anyway, if you have any songs you like that fit the criteria, feel free to post. I'd like to hear about new and different bands.

I'll kick it off with a few...

CDM - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwqUDcaBYMs

Aphex Twin - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RhHkUg-QCwk

Also by Aphex Twin - Rhubarb if you can find it.

If These Trees Could Talk - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lk2az2ar0pg

Tosca - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hx2Me-g0Z2Q

Tycho - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tYIlKkOSW2s

Gorillaz - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2QP832OstY

Boards of Canada - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQvz9bpYWzk&feature=related

Ulrich Schnauss - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zf-dXcBcoHo


Carbon Based Lifeforms - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4hpTK8a3uU&feature=related&fmt=512

Solar Fields - http://www.last.fm/music/Solar+Fields/_/Air+Song

^^ This song takes a long time to build up, but trust me, the wait is totally worth it. Best if played in the background as you read online


Aes Dana - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LFV-oFRr518&feature=PlayList&p=E3330B1AF06FF8D4&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=44

Honorable Mentions (Search for them on Last.fm)

H.U.V.A. Network

Just what I was looking for homie. Good looks on those



Big Calm-

Slow Down-


Trigger Hippy-


Listen to Tim Hecker.


I used to listen to Future Sound of London that's some good stuff.

FSOL- Amoeba

FSOL- Cascade

FSOL - Lifeforms pt 1


Dude Trance is were its at


Dig the Morcheeba.

Bought an album of theirs not long a go. Superb.


Any of you guys like Mark Farina's Mushroom Jazz? Vol 2 and Vol 5 are amazing. AMAZING.

Also, Kid Koala isn't too bad.


Teardrop - Massive Attack


I love all this kind of stuff. Check out Saru, Grouse, Highend Sound, The Herbaliser, Galerie Stratique, Little People, Bullitnuts, Boozoo Bayou, Terranova, Ebla, General Midi, and my boy DJ Shadow. And I am amazed that I am the first dude here to mention BONOBO!!! Bonobo ftw

And to the OP... it's totally ok to mix those up since chill/ downtempo actually encompasses a lot of different styles of electronic music. My Pandora plays DJ Shadow right after Ulrich Schnauss, and it's always perfectly cool.



"I love you, I'll kill you, but I love you forever"


Gorillaz FTW,

I do like to set my shoutcast radio on my computer to a chill/downtempo or whatever station for bedtime. Enduces a nice medetative state whilst falling asleep. Really helps with sleep quality and I also think it happens to make my dreams better.



Pink Floyd: Marrooned

Thievery Corporation

Aphex Twins: Blue Calx, Tha,


I used to have a killer "night time mix" of these bands/songs to crash out to at the end of a good day...


there used to be an Electro show on after Undergroup HipHop on one of the college stations here

anyway heres my contribution

Doc Scott:

J Majik

LTJ Bukem


synthetic hardcore pornography


Awesome posts everybody, keep 'em coming!

DevinMcAfee, I'm really digging that Carbon Based Lifeforms. Surprised I haven't heard them before...


Amon Tobin:

Massive Attack:

I should know so many more....will have to look at the music collection when I get home.


Some of my favorites:


Boards of Canada






Sigur Ros


Godspeed you Black Emperor

Brian Eno


Explosions In the Sky

This Will Destroy You

Four Tet

all 3 of these bands are pretty mellow but real sick to do homework/work or just chill out to