Tanner Babcock

Atmospheric Music (Drone, Noise, Ambient)

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Essential atmospheric albums:

The following albums are in no specific order.

Artist Album Year Style
Merzbow Sphere 2005 noise
Merzbow 1930 1998 harsh noise
Whitehouse Bird Seed 2003 harsh noise
The Gerogerigegege Tokyo Anal Dynamite 1990 harsh noise
Sissy Spacek Sissy Spacek 2001 harsh noise
Pharmakon Abandon 2013 death industrial
Yellow Swans Going Places 2010 noise
Nurse with Wound & Whitehouse The 150 Murderous Passions 1981 harsh noise
Vomir Claustration 2007 harsh noise
John Duncan Riot 1984 noise
Non Pagan Muzak 1981 noise
Masonna Ejaculation Generator 1996 harsh noise
Keiji Haino Tenshi No Gijinka 1995 noise
Maurizio Bianchi Symphony for a Genocide 1981 noise
Ramleh Homeless 1994 noise
William Basinski The Disintegration Loops 2003 drone
William Basinski Cascade 2015 drone
Sunn O))) Flight of the Behemoth 2003 drone metal
Earth Earth 2: Special Low-Frequency Version 1993 drone metal
Sunn O))) & Boris Altar 2006 drone metal
Coil Time Machines 1998 drone
Nurse with Wound Soliloquy for Lilith 1986 drone
Stars of the Lid The Tired Sounds of Stars of the Lid 2001 drone
Klaus Schulze Irrlicht 1972 drone
Tangerine Dream Zeit 1972 drone
Pelt Ayahuasca 2001 drone/folk
The Caretaker An Empty Bliss Beyond This World 2011 drone
Non Children of the Black Sun 2002 drone
Omar Rodriguez-Lopez Despair 2009 drone
Pôle Kotrill 1975 drone
Gas Pop 2000 ambient
Harold Budd The Pavilion of Dreams 1978 ambient
Infinite Body Carve Out the Face of My God 2011 ambient
Tim Hecker Ravedeath, 1972 2011 ambient
Brian Eno Ambient 1: Music for Airports 1978 ambient
Brian Eno & Harold Budd Ambient 2: The Plateaux of Mirror 1980 ambient
The Olivia Tremor Control Explanation II: Instrumental Themes and Dream Sequences 1998 ambient
Field Rotation Acoustic Tales 2011 ambient
Aphex Twin Selected Ambient Works Volume II 1994 ambient
The Conet Project Recordings of Shortwave Numbers Stations 1997 field recordings
Peter Sotos Buyer's Market 1992 field recordings
John Duncan Pleasure Escape 1985 field recordings