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RAM BAM
01-21-2009, 08:01 PM
Can anyone recommend me any good chill-out tracks?

StefanCrosscoe
01-29-2009, 10:06 AM
Sure can do!

Tangerine Dream one of the pioneers in the electronic music scene, has made tons of good and chilled out albums/songs. I highly suggest you to check out the two albums "Phaedra" (1974) and "Rubycon" (1975), wich to date, still stands the test of time. There are few songs, and they may be a bit long, with some up to ca 20 minutes of music, but if you are patient, i think you will enjoy it.

But my personal chill-out songs/albums from Tangerine Dream, are mostly their more underrated 80s movie soundtracks. Such as "Near Dark", "Firestarter" and Michael Manns "Thief".

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gvxrv7znKjU (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gvxrv7znKjU) "Mae´s Theme", from the vamp flick "Near Dark" are one of those classic Tangerine Dream songs, atleast from the 80s. Very dreamy, very 80s, but still one of the most haunting movie songs i have heard.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uS2ZoQihPLs&feature=related "Beach theme/Scene" from the 80s flick "Thief", by Michael Mann. James Caan are cool as hell in this. "Beach Theme/Scene" are truly a beautiful song.

Talking about haunting electronic 80s music, well then Michael Mann really knew how to use it well. Where his 1981 "Thief" was underrated, his next film "Manhunter" were criminally underrrated. The music by especially Michel Rubini and Shriekback just blew me away. "Crocketts theme" by Jan Hammer are classic, no question about that, but how come a song like http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=elf0S0FOm1s "Grahams Theme" never gotten the same cred? The scene were Will Graham just look out the airport cafe window, and says to himself "Its just you and me sport, im gonna find you godamnit!" And then in comes this music, its just perfect!

Well, im going to stop there, but if you were looking for ambient/chill-out songs, ill hope you enjoy these songs, as much as i have.

cowabunga14
01-29-2009, 06:23 PM
VNV Nation and Massive Attack are both quite good.

Sewer Bull
02-04-2009, 03:52 PM
"Geogaddi" album by Boards of Canada. Nicely mellow.

RAM BAM
02-05-2009, 07:45 PM
I've heard some Tangerine Dream before, I quite like them. They are significant not only to movies, but the fact they ushered in a whole
new school of German New Age artists.


StefanCrosscoe quoted:
"Talking about haunting electronic 80s music, well then Michael Mann really knew how to use it well. Where his 1981 "Thief" was underrated, his next film "Manhunter" were criminally underrrated. The music by especially Michel Rubini and Shriekback just blew me away. "Crocketts theme" by Jan Hammer are classic, no question about that, but how come a song like http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=elf0S0FOm1s "Grahams Theme" never gotten the same cred? The scene were Will Graham just look out the airport cafe window, and says to himself "Its just you and me sport, im gonna find you godamnit!" And then in comes this music, its just perfect!"


Manhunter is one of my favourite movies of all time. Michael Mann and the
cinematographer Dante Spinotti made this movie a visual treat.
"Graham's Theme" kind of reminds me of Comfortably Numb by Pink Floyd a bit
at the beginning.

I found a good artist called Stars Of The Lid on a blogsite.

Arcade Joe
02-13-2009, 05:36 PM
You should check out Eluvium......very mellow

RAM BAM
02-16-2009, 08:16 PM
You should check out Eluvium......very mellow

Thanks! I'll check 'em out!

Vivi
02-19-2009, 06:07 AM
try ' a gigantic globular burst of antistatic' by the future sound of london, it's pretty good.

RAM BAM
04-26-2009, 08:02 PM
I'll check that FSOL track out.
I picked up Lifeforms by FSOL while I was in the U.K.

Zog the Equalizer
04-28-2009, 04:59 PM
I recommend the album Young Mountain by This Will Destroy You it's very chill. I use it for study music. Soundtrack to a Vacant life by The Flashbulb is also really great

Arcade Joe
04-30-2009, 05:27 PM
Mono from Japan is kind of chilled out. But they don't use electronics...