Sunday A.M. Radio: Pitchfork and PLUM

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.

My 10 favorite ambient albums.

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


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Mike Andrelczyk is a features editor for Fly Magazine. He is a graduate of Penn State University and currently lives with his wife Stacey in Strasburg. Interests include tennis, playing bad guitar, poetry (poems have appeared in Modern Haiku, The Inquisitive Eater and other journals) and oneirology – the study of dreams – mostly in the form of afternoon naps. His name appears in the title screen of Major League 2.

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