Travelogue 2014: Top Ten Ambient (Downtempo / Electronica)

Whether expansive and hypnotic, deep and liquid, or pulsing and glitchy, these beautiful albums released in 2014 are all about tone and atmosphere. Dub and ambient aesthetics meld together with a plethora of other tones, styles, and motifs that captivate the ears, engage the mind, fuel the imagination, and soothe the soul.

Click on the cover art to discover/order any album and scroll down to listen to a sample from each.


A Parallel Life
Ocoeur
n5MD

Kiasmos
Kiasmos
Erased Tapes

Sea Island
Loscil
Kranky

Intensive Collectivity Known As City
Idlefon
Tympanik Audio

1979
Deru
Friends of Friends

Dream Tempest
36
3six Recordings

Opening
Christopher Willits
Ghostly

Behind Clouds
Purl
Dewtone Recordings

Block Boundaries
Ryan Teague
Village Green

Tintinnabuli Mathematica – Vol. I
Guy Birkin
Runningonair Music

Selected Tracks

‘North by Ocoeur

‘Bent’ by Kiasmos

‘Sturgeon Bank’ by Loscil

‘Ikigami’ by Idlefon

‘Let the Silence Float’ by Deru

‘Always’ by 36

‘Wide’ by Christopher Willits

‘Is’ by Purl

‘Last Known Position’ by Ryan Teague

‘Tintinnabuli Mathematica 9f3’ by Guy Birkin

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