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Excursions in Ambience 1
Various Artists
Excursions in Ambience 1
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Special Interest, Pop
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All Artists: Various Artists
Title: Excursions in Ambience 1
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Astralwerks
Release Date: 3/26/1993
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Special Interest, Pop
Styles: Ambient, Electronica, IDM, Techno, Dance Pop, By Decade, 1990s
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 017046173322

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Excellent introduction to ambient
C. J. Silverio | Menlo Park, CA USA | 03/17/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)

"At the time this record was released, it was the first domestic release of an FSOL track. It was the second ambient CD I'd managed to find. (The first was Give Peace a Dance 2, an astounding compilation.) The opening Tranquility Bass track sets the tone: tranquil hypnotic beats, samples over analog synths, hints of ethnic instrument spice. Most of the big names of ambience are represented here. It's a good place to start if you want to know what the genre is all about."
The ambient primer
Paul Lord | El Cerrito, CA United States | 02/27/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I'll echo and confirm CJ's review. This was one of the first ambient music compilations I ever purchased in the early 90s. While the compilation features many strong tracks in and of itself, including a rare alternate mix of Ultramarine's "Saratoga", what strikes me in hindsight is the remarkable artist selection. Using this disc as a guide, and then acquiring releases from Ultramarine, Banco de Gaia, 777, FSOL, and the Higher Intelligence Agency, one could build a VERY formidable ambient music collection indeed."