Ambient music is a broad term covering a wide and diverse range of aesthetic approaches. It draws attention to the recording medium, sense of space in music and sometimes sense of place. Much ambient music is associated with musical mimimalism. Ambient as a term has been applied to everything from Erik Satie’s ’Furniture Music’, jazz, experimental music, rock, New Age music, Psychedelia, ’Krautrock’, indie, film music and techno.
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