Ambient Artists

  • Animal Collective

    United States1999 - present
    Debuted: 1999Genre(s): Indie Folk, Experimental, Ambient
  • Aphex Twin

    Ireland1985 - present
    Debuted: 1985Genre(s): Ambient

    Aphex Twin (born Richard David James, August 18, 1971, in Limerick, Ireland) is an electronic musician and composer.

  • Brian Eno

    England1970 - present
    Debuted: 1970Genre(s): Ambient

    Brian Eno (born Brian Peter George Eno 15th May 1948 in Woodbridge, Suffolk) is an English musician, composer, record producer, singer, and visual artist, known as one of the principal innovators of ambient music.

  • Casualties of Cool

    Canada2014 - present
    Debuted: 2014Genre(s): Ambient, Blues Rock

    Casualties of Cool is a duo consisting of Devin Townsend and Ché Aimee. Townsend stated that “it sounds like haunted Johnny Cash songs. Late night music, completely isolated sounding and different than anything I’ve done.

  • Godspeed You! Black Emperor

    Canada1994 - 2003, 2010 - present
    Debuted: 1994Label: ConstellationGenre(s): Post-rock, Ambient, Experimental

    Godspeed You! Black Emperor (commonly referred to as just "Godspeed", or abbreviated to GYBE or GY!BE) is a Canadian post-rock band which originated in Montreal, Quebec in 1994.

  • Odd Fellow's Rest

    United States2013-
    Debuted: 2013Genre(s): Experimental, Ambient, Electronic
  • S·Core

    Japan1985 - present
    Debuted: 1985Genre(s): Industrial, Ambient, Experimental

    S·Core is a dark ambient/industrial/noise instrumental project by Yutaka Tanaka under label Afflict Records.

  • Sigur Rós

    Iceland1994 - present
    Debuted: 1994Genre(s): Dream Pop, Ambient, Post-rock

    Sigur Rós is an Icelandic post-rock band from Reykjavík, which has been active since 1994.

  • Akira Yamaoka

    Japan1991 - present
    Debuted: 1991Genre(s): Downtempo, Experimental, Ambient

    Akira Yamaoka (山岡晃, born February 6, 1968) is a Japanese video game composer, sound designer, sound director, and video game producer who worked for Konami since 1993 until his resignation in 2009. He is best known for creating the music in the Silent Hill series.

  • Biosphere

    Norway1983 - present
    Debuted: 1983Genre(s): Ambient

    Biosphere is the main recording name of Geir Jenssen (born May 30, 1962), a Norwegian musician who has released a notable catalogue of ambient electronic music.

  • Boards of Canada

    Scotland1986 - present
    Debuted: 1986Genre(s): Downtempo, Ambient

    Boards of Canada are an electronic music duo from Edinburgh, Scotland, formed in 1986 and comprised of brothers Mike Sandison (born 1 June 1970) and Marcus Eoin (born 21 July 1971).

  • Carbon Based Lifeforms

    Sweden1996 - present
    Debuted: 1996Genre(s): Ambient

    Carbon Based Lifeforms (also known as CBL) is a Swedish ambient music duo formed in 1996 in Gothenburg, Sweden by Johannes Hedberg and Daniel Segerstad (né Ringström).

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