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Ambient music is music that is designed to be part of the environment. As a genre it originated in the United Kingdom . [ edit ] History Developing in the 1970s, ambient stemmed from the experimental and synthesizer -oriented styles of the period, [ 2 ] while being influenced by Kraftwerk and Klaus Schulze ; nevertheless, the dance and techno music of the 1980s also played an important role in the genre. Brian Eno is regarded as ambient's founder. [ 3 ] The concept of background or furniture music had already existed some time before, yet Eno created ambient by fusing elements of environmental music with electronic music. Ambient's sound was additionally influenced in part by space rock and Krautrock .
Richard David James (born 18 August 1971), best known by his stage name Aphex Twin , is a British electronic musician and composer . He founded the record label Rephlex Records in 1991 with Grant Wilson-Claridge. He has been described by The Guardian as "the most inventive and influential figure in contemporary electronic music". [ 1 ] Aphex Twin has also recorded music under the aliases AFX, Blue Calx, Bradley Strider, Caustic Window, DJ Smojphace, GAK , Martin Tressider, Polygon Window, Power-Pill, Q-Chastic, Tahnaiya Russell, The Dice Man, Soit-P.P., and The Tuss.
Richard Melville Hall (born September 11, 1965), [ 1 ] known by his stage name Moby , is an American singer-songwriter, musician, DJ and photographer. He is well known for his sample -based electronic music, vegan lifestyle, and support of animal rights . Moby has sold over 20 million albums worldwide. [ 2 ] Allmusic considers him "one of the most important dance music figures of the early '90s, helping bring the music to a mainstream audience both in the UK and in America". [ 3 ] Moby gained attention in the early 1990s with his electronic dance music work, which experimented in the techno and breakbeat hardcore genres. With his fifth studio album, the electronica and house -influenced Play , he gained international success.
Rabbit in the Moon was an American electronic music group. Their style draws from psychedelic trance , house music and breakbeat , along with other diverse influences. [ edit ] History Formed in 1992 in Tampa, Florida , the group consisted of performer/singer Bunny and producer David Christophere.
Richard "Richie" Hawtin (born June 4, 1970, Banbury , Oxfordshire ) is an English - Canadian electronic musician and DJ who was an influential part of Detroit techno 's second wave of artists in the early 1990s and a leading exponent of Minimal techno since the mid-1990s. [ 1 ] He is best known for his abstract, minimal works under the alias Plastikman , a pseudonym he still uses today. Hawtin is known for DJing minimal techno sets making use of laptop computers and digital mixing equipment. In May 1990, Hawtin and fellow second-waver John Acquaviva founded the Plus 8 record label , which they named after their turntable's pitch adjust function. [ 2 ] In 1998, Hawtin launched Minus records. [ 3 ] [ edit ] Biography Hawtin was born in Banbury , Oxfordshire , England, [ 4 ] but moved when he was aged nine to LaSalle, Ontario , a suburb of Windsor, Ontario , and just across the river from Detroit, the birthplace of techno .
This article is about the band. For the comic book character, see Orb (comics) . The Orb are an English electronic music group known for spawning the genre of ambient house . Founded in 1988 by Alex Paterson and KLF member Jimmy Cauty , The Orb began as ambient and dub DJs in London. Its early performances were inspired by ambient and electronic artists of the 1970s and 1980s, most notably Brian Eno and Kraftwerk .
Massive Attack are an English musical group from Bristol , England consisting of Robert "3D" Del Naja and Grant "Daddy G" Marshall . Working with co-producers, as well as various musicians and guest vocalists, they make records and tour live. The duo are considered to be progenitors of the trip hop genre. Their début album, Blue Lines was released in 1991, with the single " Unfinished Sympathy " reaching the charts and later being voted the 10th greatest song of all time in a poll by The Guardian . 1998's Mezzanine , containing " Teardrop ", and 2003's 100th Window charted in the UK at number 1. Both Blue Lines and Mezzanine feature in Rolling Stone s list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time . [ 1 ] [ 2 ] The group has won numerous music awards throughout their career, including a Brit Award —winning Best British Dance Act, two MTV Europe Music Awards , and two Q Awards . [ 3 ] [ 4 ] They have released 5 studio albums that have sold over 11 million copies worldwide.
Orbital are an English electronic dance music duo from Sevenoaks , Kent consisting of brothers Phil and Paul Hartnoll . Their career initially ran from 1989 until 2004, but in 2009 they announced that they would be reforming and headlining The Big Chill , [ 1 ] in addition to a number of other live shows in 2009. [ 2 ] The band's name was taken from Greater London 's orbital motorway , the M25 , which was central to the early rave scene and party network in the South East during the early days of acid house . [ 3 ] Orbital were both critically and commercially successful, and known particularly for their element of live improvisation during shows, a rarity among techno acts. They were initially influenced by early electro and punk rock .
Goldfrapp is an English electronic music duo from London , formed in 1999. [ 1 ] The duo consists of Alison Goldfrapp (vocals, synthesizer ) and Will Gregory (synthesizer). Despite favourable reviews and a short-listing for the Mercury Prize , [ 2 ] [ 3 ] the ambient sound of their 2000 debut studio album Felt Mountain did not chart highly. [ 4 ] Goldfrapp's second album Black Cherry , which incorporated glam rock and synthpop sounds into their music, was released in 2003. [ 5 ] The album influenced the same dance-oriented sound of their third album Supernature . [ 2 ] Supernature took Goldfrapp's work further into dance music , and enjoyed international chart success. [ 4 ] [ 6 ] The album produced three number-one US dance singles, [ 6 ] and was nominated for Best Electronic/Dance Album at the 49th Grammy Awards . [ 7 ]
The Future Sound of London (often abbreviated to FSOL ) is a British electronic music band composed of Gary Cobain (sometimes styled as Gaz Cobain) and Brian Dougans . The duo are often credited with pushing the boundaries of electronic music experimentation and of pioneering a new era of dance music. [ 1 ] [ 2 ] [ 3 ] Although often labelled as ambient , Cobain and Dougans usually resist being typecast into any one particular genre.