Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Looking for songs


I don't know if I've ever posted a request for song ideas before.  But I am now.

I want to do a mix of ambient songs by non-ambient artists.  My perfect example of this is "Silent Sorrow in Empty Boats" by Genesis.  I've used in mixes in the past and I'd like to find other songs that fit the criteria.  Something like Radiohead - Treefingers would work too.  There are probably strange little cuts buried on albums over the years that only real fans know about(like the Genesis tune).

So if anyone has any ideas please either leave them in the comments or email me.  Hopefully I can cobble together a mix of these tunes in the next few weeks.

Thanks!

23 comments:

Vils M. DiSanto said...

An intriguing idea, you've got me thinking! "Night Sight" by AIR is quite lovely. "Headphones (Ø Remix)" by Björk is also amazing.

That's all I can think of for now, but I'll rack my brain and let you know if I come up with any others!

Best,
Vils

Matt said...

What about Radio 4 by PIL? 'A Cloud to the Back' by Sam Prekop?

Anonymous said...

How about "Pick Up If You're There" by Mercury Rev?

skim said...

I don't recall if you have used any of these:

Four Hands - Hizou
https://soundcloud.com/claremont-56/four-hands-hizou

No body - The Uncanny Valley (Soloed)
https://soundcloud.com/hearnobody/the-uncanny-valley-soloed

Blanck Mass - Chernobyl
http://blanckmass.bandcamp.com/track/chernobyl

skim said...

Nevermind, the songs don't match the Genesis song

Anonymous said...

I always thought that A Warm Place by Nine Inch Nails (from The Downward Spiral) is astoundingly beautiful compared to the rest of their usual output

on a good day said...

What about 'Four-Day Interval' by Tortoise?

Dave said...

Excellent! Thanks for the responses so far1 I'm getting excited about this possibilities for this mix.

Keep the ideas coming!

Anonymous said...

Laurie Anderson - Walking & Falling
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GHFCdviF6zU

Nitin Sawheney - Say you will
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UNEcJfDv4vU

Death Cab for Cutie - Unobstructed Views
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJ-Ty_WNmE4

Anonymous said...

What about David Bowie's 'Low' and 'Heroes'?
Side 2 of both albums features several instrumental pieces that might be what you're looking for.

ExtremeRyno said...

There's a band called Course of Empire that has all their music up on their website for free download. There are a few songs from their Telepathic Last Words album that might fit your criteria....Plus, the rest of their stuff is just downright great late 90's alternative/industrial. http://www.courseofempire.com/mp3/

Anonymous said...

Not sure if it's what you're looking for, but a few ideas off the top of my head:

UNKLE - Synthetic Water (piano version)
UNKLE - The Piano Echoes
Boards of Canada - The Smallest Weird Number
Boards of Canada - Over The Horizon Radar
Boards of Canada - Wildlife Analysis
Boards of Canada - Heard from Telegraph Lines

Both UNKLE and BOC are more known for electronic/idm/dancy type stuff than ambient, but there's a lot of crossover in electronic genres anyway...

Steven said...
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Steven Venn said...

Slowdive - Good Day Sunshine (from Souvlaki deluxe version)
New Order - Elegia (from Low Life)
Cut Copy - Eternity One Night Only (from In Ghost Colors)
Richard Hawley - Last Orders (from Coles Corner)
Japan - A Foreign Place (from Quiet Life)
Bowie - Weeping Wall (from Low, maybe a cheat as Eno produced)
The Chameleons - I'll Remember (from Strange Times)

Muttley said...

To echo one Anon commenter, Boards Of Canada have a track called "Farewell Fire" on "The Campfire Headphase" LP that is completely Ambient, droney style. I really love it, and it'd work great as an intro and / or outro.

R3c.Kid said...

I am writing to you from Germany.., and first of all my compliments for the always enjoyable Mixes ! :-D

My suggestions would be the "Birdy" soundtrack by Peter Gabriel; "Rainbow Dome Musick" by Steve Hillage...

...and perhaps you'd like to drop in some early german electronic from Tangerine Dream, Klaus Schulze ?

Best regards,

Rec.Kid

Anonymous said...

The bands Low and the Dirty Three did an album together in which they covered "Down by the River" by Neil Young - very amazing.

justin oliver said...

"a day at the race track" Julian Lynch's album 'Mare'.

looking forward to the mix!

best,
j.

Bobby Digital said...

Kalu- Shot in the dark - Paradox Presents: The Age Of Outsiders Vol. 3 Drum and Bass

https://mega.co.nz/#!LBUGFZ6Q!BDWg2AfPm0hQ2xdzuBULvmGKxLkiimZWfNU1PrmIluY

This is the tracked zipped up as a link. 320kbps.

Steve said...

Philadelphia featuring Dwele: -- Bahamadia

The Blowers Daughter -- Scala Featuring Kolcany Brothers

Anything from Marconi Union - Weightless [Ambient Transmission Volume 2]



John Kovach said...

Love your mixes... our sunday mornings often incorporate them... bliss.

I would love some mixes dedicated to:
-slicing vegetables.-cooking a family meal.
-working in a garden.
-riding a bike (both city and park settings)

Dave said...

Thanks for all you great suggestions.

The mix is done & I'll post it a day or two.

I used several cuts or artists recommended here. Some other suggestions will probably make their way into the next Sunday morning mix.

Thanks again!

Anonymous said...

Underworld - "Simple Peal"