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Dave Michuda

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Ambient cover tunes
« on: June 18, 2013, 10:32:24 AM »
I'm thinking of doing a mix of ambient covers, but I'm not sure how much is out there.

Right off the top of my head there is Bang On A Can's version of Music for Airports and Alva Noto & Ryuichi Sakamoto did a couple of versions of By This River which were very good.

I guess suggestions could include ambient covers of other ambient tunes and ambient cover versions of tunes that weren't originally ambient(wow that sounded confusing).

Any ideas? 

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Re: Ambient cover tunes
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2013, 07:14:33 PM »
Erik Wollo Computerlove Guitar Version of Kraftwerk


There was also Dreams in Exile covering Vidna Obmana's River of Appearance.

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Re: Ambient cover tunes
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2013, 07:21:44 PM »
bob marley bill laswell - exodus [dub].mp4




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Re: Ambient cover tunes
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2013, 09:08:48 PM »
This is a stumper.

If you want to use a potentially overly inclusive definition of ambient, the following may fit the bill:

Hammock did a cover of Catherine Wheel's Black Metallic
The Sight Below did a cover of a Joy Division song

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Re: Ambient cover tunes
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2013, 08:04:21 PM »
Apollo - http://cantaloupemusic.com/album.php?catno=071

and I don't know if this has actually come out yet -
Discreet Music - http://www.contactcontemporarymusic.ca/staged-productions/discreet/

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Re: Ambient cover tunes
« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2013, 08:14:14 PM »

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Re: Ambient cover tunes
« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2013, 08:22:09 PM »
Hi Dave,

I did an ambient cover version of a minimalist piece by Piero Milesi back in the 90s that was on a "Cuneiform covers Cuneiform" comp called "Unsettled Scores":

http://www.progarchives.com/album.asp?id=11857

I did a cover version of a Black Tape For A Blue Girl song ("Hide In Yourself") for a reissue of "The Rope" about 2 years ago:

http://www.amazon.com/music/dp/B000000BCE

Also sitting in the can is a cover version I did of Bowie's Warszawa for a Projekt tribute to Bowie that is still in the works, I think.

Forrest
« Last Edit: June 19, 2013, 09:59:50 PM by ffcal »

Dave Michuda

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Re: Ambient cover tunes
« Reply #7 on: July 07, 2013, 03:34:22 PM »
Thanks for the suggestions. 

Chris23 - you're right this is a bit of a stumper.  As I was searching I came across a bunch of Eno covers.  Thanks to Scott for pointing me in the direction of the Icebreaker release, very nice.

So anyway I ended up doing an Eno covers mix and will hopefully do a mix of other ambient covers as I collect more material.

Here's a couple links to the Eno covers mix...

Low Light Mixes blog

Mixcloud

Enjoy.
« Last Edit: July 08, 2013, 04:54:04 PM by Dave Michuda »

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Re: Ambient cover tunes
« Reply #8 on: July 08, 2013, 09:01:04 AM »
Great mix, an engaging selection of musically sympathetic material to the man's work.

In contrast, I heard some stuff from a Harold Budd 'tribute' on Oktaf which I felt just didn't get the beauty and the economy of the original material at all.