Album Details

RELEASE
August 09, 1993
LABEL
Virgin
GENRES
Electronica, Experimental, Alternative/Indie Rock, Techno, Worldbeat, Alternative Pop/Rock, Experimental Electronic, Ambient, Post-Punk, Ambient Techno, Experimental Rock, Album Rock, Progressive Electronic, Ethnic Fusion, Ambient Dub, Ambient House, Experimental Ambient, Club/Dance, Prog-Rock, Electronica, Kraut Rock

Album Review

Although it seemed to arrive out of nowhere in the early '90s, ambient music actually has a long and varied history, leading back to Brian Eno and Kraftwerk's electronic experiments in the 1970s, right up to Aphex Twin's textural techno soundscapes. As an introduction and history lesson, the two-disc A Brief History of Ambient Music can't be beat; it shows that the ambient-techno trend has roots that most fans wouldn't even realize existed.
Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Flowered Knife Shadows
  2. Thru Metamorphic Rock
  3. Evening Star
  4. Mountain Goat
  5. Sea of Vapours
  6. The Forge of Vulcan
  7. Requiem [A Floating Leaf Always Reaches the Sea Dub Mix]
  8. An Ending (Ascent)
  9. Marina's Tent
  10. Rapido de Noir
  11. Kazoo
  12. Their Memories
  13. Leave Your Body
  14. Electric Becomes Eclectic
  15. Phaedra
  16. Delta Rain Dream
  17. The Monkey King
  18. Castle in the Clouds
  19. Life Form
  20. Dance #2
  21. Sacred Stones
  22. Earth Floor
  23. Läuft...Heist das Es Läuft Oder Es Kommt Bald...Läuft
  24. Gift of Fire
  25. The End of Words
  26. Panorphelia
  27. Voices
  28. Traum Mal Wieder
  29. Home