There's a slight autumnal nip in the air today and it's back to typical rainy London. It's one of those hotcupoftea and curlupwithagoodbook days, not to mention listen to plenty of ambient music. Here's a small sample of what I've been listening to today..
Brian Eno - Moss Garden
Future Sound of London - Essential mix (1994 with Robert Fripp) Part 09
Future Sound of London - Essential mix (1994 with Robert Fripp) Part 10
Miasma - Settled Storm
Pete Namlook & Dr. Atmo - Santur
I love having the skylight above the monitor, I see so many cloud formations, birds, and planes that I would never see otherwise. Those are the times I feel sad about moving.
Unfortunately the window is west-facing so if it's a sunny day and in the afternoon I have to pull the black curtain down, otherwise I can't see the monitor at all. :)
It's getting a little autumnal here in California too. Bit of overcast in the morning; the kids put their sweaters on before they walked to school.
Thanks for the music! The Eno piece is very nice. What album is it from?
I have a playlist on my iPod of everything in its library whose genre is "ambient". It's set to shuffle. Sometimes in the evening I plug it into the stereo and put on that playlist and just space out. It's funny, there are always some tracks I can't recognize, from albums I bought a while ago and didn't listen to fully...
I'm left wondering what happened to summer. It seemed to pass so quickly with the weird erratic weather we've been having. I'm glad to be going back to the states for 2 weeks soon where it's still sunny -- I hope to get in some swimming and hiking.
I'm surprised you hadn't heard the Eno piece before. As czircon said, it's from Heroes, but it can also be found on Eno's Instrumental Box Set.
I know some of what I posted isn't exactly ambient, but I mean it more as a mood. I know what you mean about not recognizing tracks, sometimes it's like listening to a radio program since you don't know what's playing or what's coming next.
When I was a teenager, I would listen to Brian Eno and Robert Fripp (and various bands they were in) and everyone who learned of my tastes, especially girls, thought it geeky, strange or immature. Nice to see a young woman who isn't so closed minded in her tastes.
I wish we could have a cat! Perhaps when we buy a flat we'll get one. :)
"only have it on vinyl." oh, is that all? :P
That reminds me, I was going to burn some music cds for mom (when we talked on the phone a couple weeks ago she lamented about how there's no way for her to hear good new music in Spokane), would you like some as well?
(I can't answer your icq since Max is playing a game on the pc, but I hope to catch you later. :)