Thursday, May 07, 2015

032/100 - "Hotel : Ambient" by Moby



I have a lot of love for Moby and his ambient version of "Hotel" is a remarkable musical journey.

Not available as a specific release in the UK, I was able to get a copy of "Hotel : Ambient" thanks to Brad from Free Floating. The emotive synth-based music presented is certainly ambient in the sense of creating wonderful atmosphere but there is so much more going on than just ambient as a musical genre: there are, for example, techno elements or Moby's trademark downtempo percussion to upset any beatless purists.

Moby can’t be defined by any one genre and neither can "ambient" music. Just as he is so much more, so too is ambient.



Why only 100 words?



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