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Beatless ambient music

Since about 1998, I’ve been very interested in the little-known genre of beatless ambient music.  In its purest form, it contains no rhythms, no melodies, and no vocals or lyrics.  Since most musical genres contain at least one of these elements, beatless ambient music is therefore very special and unusual.

You’ve probably heard a fair amount of beatless ambient music without realising it, in movies, TV shows and computer games.  For example, the work of Brian Eno, a great pioneer of ambient music, has been featured in computer games such as Spore and Bloom, and dozens of films including Heat, Traffic and 28 Days Later.  Ambient music also features heavily in films such as Solaris, Sunshine, The Prestige and 2001: A Space Odyssey.

Good introductions to ambient/space music in general can be found here:
Music by Slowspace

The Eternal Realm
My debut album
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In 2002, I started learning to play the acoustic guitar, and in 2004, I began experimenting with my guitar to create my own beatless ambient music, under the name of Slowspace.  I released my debut album, The Eternal Realm, in July 2005, which you can listen to online for free.  I’ve also recorded three beatless ambient mixes.

In addition, you can listen to four other Slowspace tracks using the player below:


Click on the track titles below for more information.

Solar Core The Well of Dreams Sunlight on Water Dawn of a New World


Space to Breathe

In October 2010, I recorded this piece of ambient music, using an iPhone app called Air by Peter Chilvers and Sandra O’Neill.  This app generates peaceful ambient music with piano and vocals, in a style similar to Music for Airports by Brian Eno.

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My beatless ambient collection 

Here is a complete listing of my collection of 100 beatless ambient albums.  This includes CDs, CD-Rs and MP3s bought from record stores (such as Hypnos, AtmoWorks, Cold Spring and Blue Water Records), and MP3s downloaded free (legally!) from netlabels (such as TZP Drone Company, Dark Winter, Musictrade and One).  Note that not all of these albums are strictly beatless ambient – some contain tracks of rhythmic ambience, space music or noise music.

Albums which are available to buy or stream online are marked with the following icons.  Click on these icons to visit the album’s pages on the corresponding websites.

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A Produce & M Griffin - Altara
Altara
A Produce & M Griffin
iTunes Store Amazon CD Baby
Aegri Somnia - Nothingness
Nothingness
Aegri Somnia
Austere - Pulse
Pulse
Austere
Between Interval - Secret Observatory
Secret Observatory
Between Interval
iTunes Store Amazon Last.fm
Brannan Lane - Hypnotic Drift
Hypnotic Drift
Brannan Lane
iTunes Store Amazon CD Baby Last.fm
Bruno Sanfilippo & Mathias Grassow - Ambessence Piano & Drones
Ambessence Piano & Drones
Bruno Sanfilippo & Mathias Grassow
iTunes Store Amazon CD Baby Last.fm
Collapsar - Beyond the Event Horizon
Beyond the Event Horizon
Collapsar
iTunes Store CD Baby
Daniel Menche - Field of Skin
Field of Skin
Daniel Menche
iTunes Store Amazon
Deep Chill Network - Heart of the Tundra
Heart of the Tundra
Deep Chill Network
Diatonis - Landscape of a Dream
Landscape of a Dream
Diatonis
iTunes Store Amazon CD Baby Last.fm
Diatonis - The Convolving Universe
The Convolving Universe
Diatonis
iTunes Store Amazon CD Baby Spotify
Disturbed Earth - Dreamswept
Dreamswept
Disturbed Earth
Last.fm
Disturbed Earth - Edge of Evening
Edge of Evening
Disturbed Earth
Last.fm
Disturbed Earth - Life Amidst Dreams
Life Amidst Dreams
Disturbed Earth
Last.fm
Doc featuring Lena Selyanina - Distant Transmissions
Distant Transmissions
Doc featuring Lena Selyanina
Last.fm
Eidulon - Idolatriae
Idolatriae
Eidulon
Exuviae - Echoes in the Emptiness
Echoes in the Emptiness
Exuviae
Amazon
Föy - Mandala
Mandala
Föy
Föy - Undercurrent
Undercurrent
Föy
Isomorph - The Black Chasm
The Black Chasm
Isomorph
Last.fm
Jeff Pearce - The Light Beyond
The Light Beyond
Jeff Pearce
Amazon
Joe Stone - Hittin’ The Bottle
Hittin’ The Bottle
Joe Stone
Joe Stone - Melting Into The Blackness
Melting Into The Blackness
Joe Stone
John Broaddus - 4 at 18
4 at 18
John Broaddus
iTunes Store Amazon CD Baby Spotify Last.fm
Jonn Serrie - Century Seasons
Century Seasons
Jonn Serrie
iTunes Store Amazon Spotify
Lähtö - Shadows Of What We Were
Shadows Of What We Were
Lähtö
Last.fm
Loscil - Stases
Stases
Loscil
Last.fm
Lustmord - Metavoid
Metavoid
Lustmord
iTunes Store Amazon Last.fm
M Griffin - I Am Breathing Dreams Out Of The Air
I Am Breathing Dreams Out Of The Air
M Griffin
M Griffin - Sounds Are Hidden Inside Objects
Sounds Are Hidden Inside Objects
M Griffin
M Griffin - Speaking From The Dream
Speaking From The Dream
M Griffin
Mathias Grassow - Awaken the Empire of Dark Wood
Awaken the Empire of Dark Wood
Mathias Grassow
Mathias Grassow - Dissolution
Dissolution
Mathias Grassow
iTunes Store Amazon CD Baby Spotify Last.fm
Mathias Grassow - Himavat
Himavat
Mathias Grassow
Amazon
Mathias Grassow - Mind Riders
Mind Riders
Mathias Grassow
iTunes Store Amazon CD Baby Spotify Last.fm
Mathias Grassow - Silent Lucidity
Silent Lucidity
Mathias Grassow
Mathias Grassow & Amir Baghiri - Restless
Restless
Mathias Grassow & Amir Baghiri
Mathias Grassow & Klaus Wiese - Holy Domain
Holy Domain
Mathias Grassow & Klaus Wiese
Amazon
Mathias Grassow & Klaus Wiese - Mercurius
Mercurius
Mathias Grassow & Klaus Wiese
Amazon
Mathias Grassow, Klaus Wiese & Jim Cole - Cosmic Chasm
Cosmic Chasm
Mathias Grassow, Klaus Wiese & Jim Cole
Last.fm
Matt Borghi - December Impressions
December Impressions
Matt Borghi
iTunes Store Amazon Last.fm
Matt Borghi - Huronic Minor
Huronic Minor
Matt Borghi
iTunes Store Amazon Last.fm
Max Corbacho - Ars Lucis
Ars Lucis
Max Corbacho
Max Corbacho - BreathStream
BreathStream
Max Corbacho
iTunes Store Amazon CD Baby
Max Corbacho - Far Beyond the Immobile Point
Far Beyond the Immobile Point
Max Corbacho
Max Corbacho - The Talisman
The Talisman
Max Corbacho
iTunes Store Spotify
Max Corbacho - Vestiges
Vestiges
Max Corbacho
iTunes Store Amazon Spotify Last.fm
Merzbow - Venereology
Venereology
Merzbow
iTunes Store Amazon Last.fm
Michael Mantra - A/B
A/B
Michael Mantra
Microwave Drugs - Microwave Drugs
Microwave Drugs
Microwave Drugs
Necropolis - Necrosphere
Necrosphere
Necropolis
iTunes Store Amazon Spotify
Nikita Golyshev - Solaris
Solaris
Nikita Golyshev
Last.fm
Numina - Evolving Visions
Evolving Visions
Numina
iTunes Store Amazon Last.fm
Numina - The Haunting Silence
The Haunting Silence
Numina
iTunes Store Amazon Last.fm
Numina - Transparent Planet
Transparent Planet
Numina
iTunes Store Amazon Last.fm
Oöphoi - Athlit
Athlit
Oöphoi
Oöphoi - Behind the Wall of Sleep
Behind the Wall of Sleep
Oöphoi
Oöphoi - Mare Imbrium
Mare Imbrium
Oöphoi
iTunes Store Amazon Last.fm
Oöphoi - The Rustling of Leaves
The Rustling of Leaves
Oöphoi
Amazon
Oöphoi & Paradin - Nocturnes
Nocturnes
Oöphoi & Paradin
Oöphoi & Tau Ceti - Celestial Geometries
Celestial Geometries
Oöphoi & Tau Ceti
Amazon
Palancar - Elysium Planitia
Elysium Planitia
Palancar
iTunes Store Amazon Last.fm
Pete Namlook - Seasons Greetings: Winter
Seasons Greetings: Winter
Pete Namlook
iTunes Store Amazon
Peter Warren & Matt Samolis - Bowed Metal Music
Bowed Metal Music
Peter Warren & Matt Samolis
iTunes Store Amazon Last.fm
Phaenon - Submerged
Submerged
Phaenon
Quiet Covenant - Underneath
Underneath
Quiet Covenant
Robert Rich - Sunyata
Sunyata
Robert Rich
iTunes Store Amazon CD Baby Last.fm
SleepResearch_Facility - Dead Weather Machine
Dead Weather Machine
SleepResearch_Facility
SleepResearch_Facility - Dead Weather Machine_Re:Heat
Dead Weather Machine_Re:Heat
SleepResearch_Facility
SleepResearch_Facility - Deep_Frieze
Deep_Frieze
SleepResearch_Facility
iTunes Store Amazon Spotify
SleepResearch_Facility - Nostromo
Nostromo
SleepResearch_Facility
iTunes Store Amazon Spotify
Solyaris - Cellardoor
Cellardoor
Solyaris
Spacecraft - Summer Town
Summer Town
Spacecraft
iTunes Store Amazon CD Baby Last.fm
Stephen Philips & Isomorph - Cave of the Wind
Cave of the Wind
Stephen Philips & Isomorph
Steve Roach - A Deeper Silence
A Deeper Silence
Steve Roach
iTunes Store Amazon Last.fm
Steve Roach - Darkest Before Dawn
Darkest Before Dawn
Steve Roach
iTunes Store Amazon Last.fm
Steve Roach - Dynamic Stillness
Dynamic Stillness
Steve Roach
iTunes Store Amazon CD Baby Last.fm
Steve Roach - Holding the Space: Fever Dreams II
Holding the Space: Fever Dreams II
Steve Roach
iTunes Store Amazon Last.fm
Steve Roach - Immersion: One
Immersion: One
Steve Roach
iTunes Store Amazon CD Baby Last.fm
Steve Roach - Immersion: Three
Immersion: Three
Steve Roach
iTunes Store Amazon CD Baby Last.fm
Steve Roach - Immersion: Two
Immersion: Two
Steve Roach
iTunes Store Amazon CD Baby Last.fm
Steve Roach - Light Fantastic
Light Fantastic
Steve Roach
iTunes Store Amazon
Steve Roach - Streams & Currents
Streams & Currents
Steve Roach
iTunes Store Amazon Last.fm
Steve Roach - Texture Maps
Texture Maps
Steve Roach
iTunes Store Amazon Last.fm
SunDummy - Spanish Moss
Spanish Moss
SunDummy
Telomere - Zoetosis
Zoetosis
Telomere
iTunes Store Amazon CD Baby
Thom Brennan - Mist
Mist
Thom Brennan
iTunes Store Amazon CD Baby Last.fm
Thom Brennan - Shimmer
Shimmer
Thom Brennan
iTunes Store Amazon CD Baby Last.fm
Thom Brennan - Strange Paradise
Strange Paradise
Thom Brennan
iTunes Store Amazon CD Baby Last.fm
Thom Brennan - Vibrant Water
Vibrant Water
Thom Brennan
iTunes Store Amazon CD Baby Last.fm
Thomas Köner - Permafrost
Permafrost
Thomas Köner
Amazon Last.fm
Thomas Köner - Teimo
Teimo
Thomas Köner
Amazon Last.fm
Various artists - Organbient
Organbient
Various artists
Various artists - The Ambient Expanse
The Ambient Expanse
Various artists
Amazon
Various artists - The Other World
The Other World
Various artists
Amazon
Various artists - Weightless, Effortless
Weightless, Effortless
Various artists
Amazon
Vir Unis - The Drift Inside
The Drift Inside
Vir Unis
Amazon
Viridian Sun - Perihelion
Perihelion
Viridian Sun
Amazon
Viridian Sun - Solar Noise
Solar Noise
Viridian Sun
Amazon
Zen Potato - Torque & Librium
Torque & Librium
Zen Potato


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Derek
    16 Oct 2009
    United States
Hey great stuff, found your page through youtube. Love the HD mandelbrot music videos. You should post the names of the music you use in the info section and let people know you made it.


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