20 Entrancing Ambient Tracks of 2018 So Far

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By Jenna Dreisenstock

2018 has been a great year for music so far, with many artists releasing new, innovative and dynamic sounds that push the boundaries of genre: while still staying true to their styles and sharing with us some highly anticipated releases that have definitely lived up to their name.

Ambient music may not be for everyone, but the pure, beautiful intricacies of the genre cannot be denied regardless of whether one is an avid fan or not. The ways in which artists layer sounds and textures to create beautiful immersive soundscapes is an incredible skill that deserves to be celebrated.

With that being said, we have compiled a list of some of our favourite ambient tracks from this year so far, that have left us reeling in new worlds of auditory traverse.

Here are 20 of our top picks from this year so far:

Brian Eno – ‘Kazakhsan

Gas – ‘Rausch 6

Efrim Manuel Manuk – ‘Pissing Stars

 Sarah Davachi – ‘Hours in the Evening

Rafael Anton Irisarri – ‘Downfall

Nils Frahm – ‘A Place

 Laurel Halo – ‘Raw Silk Uncut Wood

Oneohtrix Point Never – ‘We’ll Take It

DJ Healer – ‘2 The Dark

Lunatic Soul – ‘A Thousand Shards of Heaven

Jon Hassell – ‘Dreaming

Leon Vynehall – ‘Envelopes (Chapter VI)’

 Jon Hopkins – ‘Luminous Beings

 Biosphere – ‘Kobresia

 Mary Lattimore – ‘Hello From The Edge of the Earth

Pendant – ‘IBX-BZC

Anenon – ‘Mansana

Johnny Jewel – ‘Red Door

 Grouper – ‘Parking Lot

 Blithe Field – ‘Grotto

Hope you enjoyed our list!

Let us know what your favourite ambient tracks are from 2018 so far?