PSB is a duo that combines electronic-ish music with spoken-word passages from old public-service messages, filmstrips, newscasts, etc. On The Race For Space, they also incorporate NASA communications with the astronauts & mission control. For a geek like me who loves music and anything NASA it's a perfect marriage. I really enjoyed their first album but this one is on another level.
I can't recommend this one enough. Here's a few more links...
Nathan Amundson - Western Songs - This is a very simple recording and that's why I like it. It's basically one guitar strummed & improvised with a fair amount of echo. Amundson describes it this way - " late night instrumental guitar jams evoking the vast, arid landscape surrounding his home state of Colorado." Yup! https://rivulets.bandcamp.com/album/western-songs
This is as close as I will come to making ambient music(or any music for that matter).
My dishwasher was making weird noises the other day, kind of sounded like some alien playing a didgeridoo was trapped inside. So I recorded it and then processed it using Paul's Extreme Sound Stretch. And whaddya know it actually sounds pretty good.
The only other ambient track I ever made was about 30 years ago so I guess that means my next track will be released when I'm in my 80s.
DeYarmond Edison - Silent Signs (2005) - Vernon's first band, very good folk, Americana sound. From the ashes of this band would rise Bon Iver, Megafaun & Field Report.
Amateur Love - It's All Aquatic (2003 - re-released in 2012) - This album is from his friend & fellow Wisconsin resident, Josh Scott. The main reason Justin Vernon formed his own record label was so he could re-release this album. Excellent straight forward indie rock. Josh Scott is said to be working with Vernon on a new record as Aero Flynn.
Megafaun - Bury the Square (2008) - Three members from DeYarmond Edison went on to form Megafaun based in North Carolina, actually 2 of them were also in Amateur Love as well. Good folk/psych music, definitely more psych than Vernon's music.
S. Carey - All We Grow - Sean Carey is the plays piano & drums for Bon Iver and is a fellow Wisconsonite. I've been playing this in preparation for an intimate show he is playing tonight a couple miles from my home.