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Mark G. E.

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Sexy Ambient
« on: December 07, 2007, 10:33:12 AM »
I'd like to hear forum members opinions on what they might consider sexy ambient.  I've found certain artists might be better suited to kindle the flames of passion.   Any one have thoughts on this?

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Re: Sexy Ambient
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2007, 10:43:12 AM »
Hmmm.  Well, the Pink Floyd considered best for the bedroom (Meddle) is also the most ambient Pink Floyd album. 

As for me, I always say, Sexytime is Billy Idol time!

OK, more seriously now...

I remember at the first live performance by Viridian Sun, a girl in the audience came up to the stage afterward, when we  were  taking down our equipment, and said "I just wanted to tell you, your album is SOOO great to make love to."  Wow.

I guess I would say, without giving away too much of The Griffin Technique, that more dynamic albums with more variety and change, would be more suitable for this sort of thing, than the more minimal or drony stuff.  But everything can have its place!
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Re: Sexy Ambient
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2007, 11:04:21 AM »
"The Pearl" by Harold Budd & Brian Eno: "Quiet Music" and "Structures From Silence" by Steve Roach; "The Golden Morning Breaks" and "Everybody Wants Answers" by Colleen; "Flow Goes The Universe" by Laraaji; "To The Shores Of Heaven" by Jeff Pearce; "Deeper" by Life In Balance; "Mercurius" and "Fragrance Of Eternal Roses" by Mathias Grassow; "Space Hotel," "Monsoon Point" and "Tantra Drums" by Al Gromer Khan; "Godspace" and "The Way Beyond" by Jim Cole; ""Yatri" and "Himalaya" by David Parsons; "And The Stars Go With You" and "The Stargazers's View" by Jonn Serrie; and "The River Of Appearance" by Vidna Obmana just for starters (I cut and pasted this from a similar thread on amazon.com.)
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Re: Sexy Ambient
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2007, 11:18:41 AM »
I'd like to hear forum members opinions on what they might consider sexy ambient.  I've found certain artists might be better suited to kindle the flames of passion.   Any one have thoughts on this?

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Not to be too blunt or direct, but I'd need to know if you mean sexy as in "romantic" sexy or as in "sex sexy." I think the two distinctions call for very different music. Some folks like the whole soft music, candles, whispered words sex and others like the hot, sweaty passion-at-all-costs sex. So, if you feel you can clarify that without getting too personal, or if you want an answer for both "styles," that'd help me offer an opinion.

Apologies if anyone is offended by my frankness. :o

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Re: Sexy Ambient
« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2007, 11:24:54 AM »
Bill, it sounds like you need help figuring out the true, indisputable definition of what's sexy.  The rest of us are in agreement about this, so here you go:

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Re: Sexy Ambient
« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2007, 11:36:39 AM »
I remember at the first live performance by Viridian Sun, a girl in the audience came up to the stage afterward, when we  were  taking down our equipment, and said "I just wanted to tell you, your album is SOOO great to make love to."  Wow.

Sounds like a fan in desperate need for a studio visit.  ;) ;D
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« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2007, 12:48:01 PM »
Hmmm.  Well, the Pink Floyd considered best for the bedroom (Meddle) is also the most ambient Pink Floyd album. 

As for me, I always say, Sexytime is Billy Idol time!

OK, more seriously now...

I remember at the first live performance by Viridian Sun, a girl in the audience came up to the stage afterward, when we  were  taking down our equipment, and said "I just wanted to tell you, your album is SOOO great to make love to."  Wow.

I guess I would say, without giving away too much of The Griffin Technique, that more dynamic albums with more variety and change, would be more suitable for this sort of thing, than the more minimal or drony stuff.  But everything can have its place!

You are suggesting that the perfect album will be one with growing instensity, building tension, release and ultimate satisfaction?

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Re: Sexy Ambient
« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2007, 12:54:51 PM »
I'd like to hear forum members opinions on what they might consider sexy ambient.  I've found certain artists might be better suited to kindle the flames of passion.   Any one have thoughts on this?

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Not to be too blunt or direct, but I'd need to know if you mean sexy as in "romantic" sexy or as in "sex sexy." I think the two distinctions call for very different music. Some folks like the whole soft music, candles, whispered words sex and others like the hot, sweaty passion-at-all-costs sex. So, if you feel you can clarify that without getting too personal, or if you want an answer for both "styles," that'd help me offer an opinion.

Apologies if anyone is offended by my frankness. :o



Bill:
I dont think anyone wants to hear about the soft music and candles type.  I say, let's hear about the sweaty passionate at all costs sexy ambient? Where's that stuff?  ;)
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Re: Sexy Ambient
« Reply #8 on: December 07, 2007, 01:27:58 PM »
Good one, Mike! Although, for myself, I'd have preferred a picture of Ginger Lynn (I like the classics...you can keep Jenna J).


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« Reply #9 on: December 07, 2007, 01:34:47 PM »
I'd like to hear forum members opinions on what they might consider sexy ambient.  I've found certain artists might be better suited to kindle the flames of passion.   Any one have thoughts on this?

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Now that I have clarity, I don't think there is a more sensual, primal, grind your hips together music than Soma. It's even perfectly timed, since it hits its rhythmic peak just before the last two tracks and then slowly winds down. It just feels like the perfect music to get horizontal to and get down to it. A little musky incense, some heated oil, start up with some wine...oh my, I must now go take a shower, me thinks.  :o

Actually, though, I'm 100 percent serious. It really is great music to make love to.

A close second would be Mahogany Nights (Al Gromer Khan) followed by Rich's and Moskow's Yearning (the last one is a closer to "romantic" than "sexy" but it's still pretty steamy, IMO).

Of course, you could go the opposite way and listen to some Aphex Twin, but no guarantees she won't reach under the bed for an ice pick! :D

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Re: Sexy Ambient
« Reply #10 on: December 07, 2007, 01:40:12 PM »
we had a thread about pornbient a loooooooooooooong time ago. it dealt with noodling in the dark and other topics too distasteful to mention again. (yeah, right. there's something too distasteful for brenholts!)
anyway, almost everything with crystal bowls as the main instrument. jim cole's discs are good, too.
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Re: Sexy Ambient
« Reply #11 on: December 09, 2007, 06:51:28 AM »
The sexiest ambient track of all time is actually by a giant of modern jazz:   It's the sultry without being the slightest bit cheesy track 2, "Processional," on the album Extensions by  Dave Holland Quartet (ECM)


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Re: Sexy Ambient
« Reply #12 on: December 16, 2007, 06:48:45 PM »
I'd have to say:

Steve Roach "Body Electric" #1 (for me)
Also the first two "Fever Dreams"
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Robert Rich "Propagation"

Runner up: Underworld "Second Toughest In The Infants"

...many memorable nights with these!  ;)

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Re: Sexy Ambient
« Reply #13 on: December 16, 2007, 07:03:36 PM »
Well, Sleep Chamber is great for se... oh wait, that's just for DIRTY sex...   ::)
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« Reply #14 on: December 16, 2007, 07:43:40 PM »
Although I have tons of ambient music the one CD that almost never leaves our bedroom sound system is...

...Michael Whalen's Nightscenes/Music for the Evening. http://www.answers.com/topic/nightscenes-music-for-the-evening?cat=entertainment
We usually start @ track 3 (Passages) and go through most of track 7 (Towards the Sunrise).

I will, occasionally, substitute A Produce's Smile on the Void...but my wife prefers the Whalen disc (so we, uhh...go with that one  ;) ).

(and I'm trying to envision Griffin attempting to set the mood with "Rebel Yell" or "White Wedding"...too much of that and he'll be singing along to "Dancing with Myself" methinks  ;D )
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« Reply #15 on: December 16, 2007, 08:52:48 PM »
I am probably going to get pummeled for this answer:)...but hey, I will throw it out anyways...
The Michael Whalen is nice sounding and all, but what about if one wants go longer than 54 minutes...what about those of us who like long love making sessions all through the night???:)
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Re: Sexy Ambient
« Reply #16 on: December 16, 2007, 09:17:31 PM »
All through the night?!  Good lord, I thought we were all old guys on this board!!!   ;)

On the other end of the spectrum, how about this:  http://www.obscurica.com/sloppy_seconds.html

(double entendre is accidental, I assure you...   ::))
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Re: Sexy Ambient
« Reply #17 on: December 16, 2007, 11:32:46 PM »
All through the night?!  Good lord, I thought we were all old guys on this board!!!   ;)

On the other end of the spectrum, how about this:  http://www.obscurica.com/sloppy_seconds.html

(double entendre is accidental, I assure you...   ::))


Just spent a few mintes reading some of the track titles on that compilation.  Could this be the worst CD in the history of the world?  This seems to be a call to every terrible band that couldn't possibly get a track on any real compilation, let alone get any label to agree to release a full album of their music.  Holy crap, what a high concentration of stupidity and banality.
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Re: Sexy Ambient
« Reply #18 on: December 17, 2007, 12:25:18 AM »
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Could this be the worst CD in the history of the world?

Yep!  I like the idea, but man is it poorly executed.  I'd say it's about 90% joke-factor, and 10% noise-heads churning out rubbish.  So of course, I sent them some tracks... ;)  I couldn't resist, after the comment about "too many drone tracks being submitted"... ;D

Back on topic, what about Die Form?  In a fetish kinda way, but hey, some folks are into that...  or so I hear... (cough)
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Re: Sexy Ambient
« Reply #19 on: December 17, 2007, 12:40:22 PM »
I think it's only appropriate to label ambient "sexy" if it's been composed while nude.  Enjoy all of my releases now.

On a serious but sexy note... I played live back in June with a friend of mine's project under the moniker Transcendent Device (I was doing the minimal, dark-ambient soundscapes, my friend was playing large tribal drums and chanting)... After our set, I stuck around the club quite awhile to watch some other acts (Boyd Rice with Z'ev = really bad noise music) and later in the evening some girl grabs me and starts playing tonsil hockey with me.  I tried to push her away but I couldn't... she had her arms around my head!  Needless to say, I got a really bad head cold a few days later. I don't think it was worth it.  Apparently I am one hot ambient dude... but don't even know it.

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