« on: February 23, 2010, 01:11:32 PM »
In my own opinion, as an addition to many of the superb observations that have already been stated, I believe that an enjoyment and appreciation for ambient music is partly reserved for those people who have a heightened sensitivity to this world, to its turbulance and its serenity. There is much evidence that countless people today live in a rather hurried and restless state, and turn to the television for their education and entertainment. How many do you suspect sit at the top of a forested hill, and quietly observe the sun sinking lower and lower on the horizon, observing the changes of the wind, the reflections of the light upon the clouds, or the sounds of birds? Those that can do the latter (circumstances permitting) and not be bored or impatient, but in awe, are better suited to recognizing the power of ambient music. I don't want to suggest that ambient music can not be appreciated by a business-minded city dweller, always on the move. But I think that the committed listener to this genre is a special class of people, who can look inward and outward, can be silent in this noisy world, and are aware of things that others take no notice of.
I think that's very well put, actually.