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    After seeing someone post that they were listening to "Surround" by Tipper I saw a cheap copy online and grabbed it. LOVING this album right now!

    Obviously ambient music like this is perfect for surround. Any other suggestions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by keywhiz View Post
    After seeing someone post that they were listening to "Surround" by Tipper I saw a cheap copy online and grabbed it. LOVING this album right now!

    Obviously ambient music like this is perfect for surround. Any other suggestions?
    A TOP contender in my book: https://www.amazon.com/So-Many-World...ds+DVD%7EAudio

    Wildly eclectic and fully discrete, as well. Make sure you buy the Audio DVD [DualDisc] version. MLP DVD~A 5.1

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4-earredwonder View Post
    A TOP contender in my book: https://www.amazon.com/So-Many-World...ds+DVD%7EAudio

    Wildly eclectic and fully discrete, as well. Make sure you buy the Audio DVD [DualDisc] version. MLP DVD~A 5.1
    Just found it for $4.99 free shipping on eBay. How could I not snatch it up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by keywhiz View Post
    Just found it for $4.99 free shipping on eBay. How could I not snatch it up!
    Hope you enjoy it as much as I do...and GREAT price, BTW.. Will put on my 'thinking cap' tonight and try to recommend some more ambient 5.1 titles.

    Do you care what format they're in: BD~A, SACD and/or DVD~A?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4-earredwonder View Post
    Hope you enjoy it as much as I do...and GREAT price, BTW.. Will put on my 'thinking cap' tonight and try to recommend some more ambient 5.1 titles.

    Do you care what format they're in: BD~A, SACD and/or DVD~A?
    Nope. Any format will do.

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    Virtual Vices V and VI by Pete Namlook and Wolfram Spyra come to mind. Very similar to the Tipper album!

    Also, "Surround Cuts" by Hattler.

    I very warmly recommend all 3.

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    Not that I download [I don't at present] but here's a website which offers Ambient DTS 5.1 files for downloading: https://www.ambientblog.net/blog/the...-mix-versions/

    At the bottom of the list the website holder does ask for an [optional] donation for use of its files.

    Perhaps some posters who do download can comment on the quality of the music as well as the Sound Quality of the DTS files?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4-earredwonder View Post
    A TOP contender in my book: https://www.amazon.com/So-Many-World...ds+DVD%7EAudio

    Wildly eclectic and fully discrete, as well. Make sure you buy the Audio DVD [DualDisc] version. MLP DVD~A 5.1
    I am STILL trying to figure out if Tom Waits really has something to do with Rambielt. 4 eared?

    Please do not miss Diatonis! I love his stuff! Here are details and links:

    http://www.quadraphonicquad.com/foru...l=1#post283163

    Last night I listened to Rolf Enstrom - Quarks which is very reasonable on SACD:

    https://www.amazon.com/Quarks-ROLF-E.../dp/B000TLZ4RY

    And also Von Kessels - Requiem

    https://www.amazon.com/Von-Kessels-R...n+Kessels+SACD

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4-earredwonder View Post
    Not that I download [I don't at present] but here's a website which offers Ambient DTS 5.1 files for downloading: https://www.ambientblog.net/blog/the...-mix-versions/

    At the bottom of the list the website holder does ask for an [optional] donation for use of its files.

    Perhaps some posters who do download can comment on the quality of the music as well as the Sound Quality of the DTS files?
    Not looking too good. I downloaded about 10 tracks from there. The ZIP files all seem corrupted. I tried opening them in Ubuntu and Windows (7-Zip), and I can either not open the files (Ubuntu) or extract their contents (Windows - Data Error).

    If anybody has any luck, shout!

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    Quote Originally Posted by keywhiz View Post
    After seeing someone post that they were listening to "Surround" by Tipper I saw a cheap copy online and grabbed it. LOVING this album right now!

    Obviously ambient music like this is perfect for surround. Any other suggestions?
    At first read of your thread I thought you mant "Ambient as in Ambience in surround" Which I do not like much in rear channel surround.



    But Ambient electronic ? That's a better ball of wax !!

    I recommend KLAUS Schulze-Rheingold (excellent electronic surround), B.T. any, Pete Namlook, Kraftwerk-live Min/Max, and Ash Ra Tempel any (matrix quad only I'm afraid).
    That Tipper dvda is very good and great surround btw. Alan Parsons-Valid Path is excellent as well.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Fourplay View Post
    I am STILL trying to figure out if Tom Waits really has something to do with Rambielt. 4 eared?

    Please do not miss Diatonis! I love his stuff! Here are details and links:

    http://www.quadraphonicquad.com/foru...l=1#post283163

    Last night I listened to Rolf Enstrom - Quarks which is very reasonable on SACD:

    https://www.amazon.com/Quarks-ROLF-E.../dp/B000TLZ4RY

    And also Von Kessels - Requiem

    https://www.amazon.com/Von-Kessels-R...n+Kessels+SACD

    Happy listening!

    Is there a correlation with Tom Waits ? I only know of his Primus contribution, sure would be nice to have some more.

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    Maybe Symbion Project (Misery in Soliloquay & Arcadian albums) and Cornelius 5.1 could be something?

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    Depending on what you define as ambient, you might like Roger Shah's work linked below. I'm a fan of this one. Don't let the title make you think this is just sloppy stuff. But this isn't Tipper or Cornelius.

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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    Quote Originally Posted by keywhiz View Post
    After seeing someone post that they were listening to "Surround" by Tipper I saw a cheap copy online and grabbed it. LOVING this album right now!
    By the by, based on this excellent DVD-A I went to see Tipper perform last fall. He was doing three nights in a row at the Fillmore in Denver, and the third night was billed as "ambient night." So I went along to check it out.

    The music was great (no surround though) and the light show was excellent, but I was the only gray hair in the room who was not paid to be there. I am pretty sure I was being monitored as a possible Narc. It was a funny turn of events, but I just shrugged it off and enjoyed the music.
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    - Jˇhann Jˇhannsson - Vir­ulegu Forsetar (CD/DVD-A set) 5.1 and 2.0 Hi-rez
    - Bass Communion - Loss (CD/DVD-A set) 5.1 and 2.0 Hi-rez
    - Autechre & The Hafler Trio - ah│eo & ha│oe (ae3o3) (2DVD set, both discs 5.1 only: DD & DTS)
    - David Miles Huber- Parallax Eden Bluray (HFPA) two different 2.0 mixes, two different surround mixes: 5.1 & 9.1 Auro-3D
    - Schiller - Atemlos (2CD/DVD set) 5.1 DD
    - Finnbogi PÚtursson & Ghostigital - Radium (CD/DVD set) 4.0 DD & DTS

    All between ambient, electronic chillout and noise. Some of them not so easy to find but all highly recommended for ambient seekers.
    Last edited by Barbazul; 02-18-2017 at 08:04 AM.

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    Wow, I'm pretty surprised how many titles pop up in this thread that I've never heard of before! Crazy how after, like, 7 years, I still stumble on overlooked gems. Thanks to the community, that is!

    Bought the Rambient DualDisc on a whim for 1.70 CAD from an amazon marketplace seller. Hope they didn't mis-list it, and it turns out to be a CD.

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    One of QQ's members, Simon, has tons of ambient music (some in surround) by Pete Namlook. Would be good to connect with him. A while back he was selling off some titles under a different thread.

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    Crystal Method-Legion Of Boom DVDA
    Teisto (various)dvd
    Chemical Bros. Live dvd bluray

    also I believe there's a large number of Immergent/Silverline ambient dvda's ,ie:Cell series, and many others.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gmat25 View Post
    One of QQ's members, Simon, has tons of ambient music (some in surround) by Pete Namlook. Would be good to connect with him. A while back he was selling off some titles under a different thread.
    I know! He used to live in Montreal, we've hung out a few times. :-) Been meaning to dive a little deeper into the Pete Namlook catalogue, probably will do so when I get the chance to visit Simon in QuÚbec City. Hehe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Bright Side View Post
    I downloaded about 10 tracks from there. The ZIP files all seem corrupted. I tried opening them in Ubuntu and Windows (7-Zip), and I can either not open the files (Ubuntu) or extract their contents (Windows - Data Error).

    If anybody has any luck, shout!
    Never had any problem with those files.
    I even remember exchanging files with Peter van Cooten, before he put the DTS-files on his site.
    These are mixes, mostly about one hour long, with different themes. Not many beats.

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    A pity no company has been interested in released this in quad, as Wendy Carlos intended

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonic_Seasonings
    Last edited by ssully; 02-23-2017 at 07:22 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4-earredwonder View Post
    A TOP contender in my book: https://www.amazon.com/So-Many-World...ds+DVD%7EAudio

    Wildly eclectic and fully discrete, as well. Make sure you buy the Audio DVD [DualDisc] version. MLP DVD~A 5.1
    This arrived today. Playing it now. Cool album! Loving it! Thanks!

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    If you can find it

    https://www.discogs.com/John-Foxx-Th...elease/2595077

    Its only dolby but its descrete and very ambiant Cathedral Oceans III in this set on DVD
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    How about
    Ambra - Honour & Glory SACD
    Ambra - Child Of The Universe SACD
    M.A.S.S. - Mysteria - An Electronic Journey Into Sound SACD
    Klaus Schulze - Rheingold - Live At The Loreley, feat. Lisa Gerrard DVD (it's a video of a live show, but you can listen to it without looking at the screen ;-))

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