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Ambient is a music genre which originated in the United Kingdom. Developing in the 1970s, ambient stemmed from the experimental and synthesizer-oriented styles of the period, while being influenced by Kraftwerk and Klaus Schulze; nevertheless, the dance and techno music of the 1980s also played an important role in the genre. Basil Kirchin and Brian Eno are regarded as ambient's main founders. The concept of background or furniture music had already existed some time before, yet both Kirchin and Eno created ambient by fusing elements of environmental music with electronic music. Ambient's sound was additionally influenced in part by space rock and Krautrock.

As a genre, ambient focuses on creating a mood or atmosphere through synthesizers and timbral qualities. It often lacks the presence of any net composition, beat, or structured melody. Due to its relatively open style, ambient music often takes influences from many other genres, ranging from house, dub, industrial and new age, amongst several others. Since it is a relatively ambiguous term, ambient has no distinct characteristics, and its style can vary a lot. In essence, it is a term to describe any form of electronic music which puts an emphasis on tone and atmosphere over traditional musical structure or rhythm. Ambient music is often highly conceptual and experimental in style, while it is said to evoke an "atmospheric", "visual" or "unobtrusive" quality.

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Desney Bailey
4,773 plays, 98 followers

Berlin, Germany

Ambient, Soul, Jazz

Adrian Ursu
2,343 plays, 36 followers

Bucharest, Romania

Rock, Progressive, Ambient

2,197 plays, 14 followers

Kingdom of a thousand, Germany

Gothic, Techno, Ambient

Awaking Mercury
1,125 plays, 14 followers

West Chester , United States

Rock, Progressive, Ambient

643 plays, 12 followers

Sydney, Australia

Electronica, Trip-hop, Ambient

295 plays, 8 followers

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Electronica, Ambient, Experimental

Alexander Jenkins
510 plays, 11 followers

Okeechobee, United States


Ramage Inc.
237 plays, 2 followers

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Metal, Ambient, Progressive

jesper sorensen
115 plays, 2 followers

york, United Kingdom


79 plays, 2 followers

New York, United States

Experimental, Ambient, Alternative

111 plays, 1 followers

dragon's tomb, United States

Experimental, Electronica, Ambient

A Beautiful Relationship
33 plays, 1 followers

Barcelona, Spain


Scott Bevan Brown
19 plays, 1 followers

Sexsmith, Canada


Margaret Copeland
12 plays, 1 followers

Chicago. IL, United States


0 plays, 1 followers

Houston, United States


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