Earlier this week Pitchfork put together a list of the 50 Best Ambient Albums of All Time. (Check out the entire list here.) There weren’t a whole lot of surprises when it came to the top of the list. Spoiler alert: Eno is #1 and Aphex Twin is #2. I’m fine with that. There were a few artists I’d like to have seen make the list, like Boards of Canada, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, Susumu Yokota and Four Tet, but, many of the artists on Pitchfork’s list have been featured here like Eno and Aphex, of course, and Huerco S., The Orb, The KLF, William Basinski, Gas, and Laaraji.
One artist that wasn’t featured on the list was PLUM. Chaz Bundick (Toro Y Moi) recently released a new track called “New Globe” under his new ambient project called PLUM. You can purchased a cassette of the 7:55 exploratory synth track from Leaving Records.
Listen to “New Globe” by PLUM
Did you check out Pitchfork’s 50 Best Ambient Albums of All Time? What’s missing? What ambient music do you want to hear on Sunday A.M. Radio? Email me at mikea@FlyAfter5.com.