ambient / electronic
Welcome to the CD Services Ambient / Electronic Music Department.
The CD Services Online Store has two, predominantly instrumental
'Electronic Music' departments: a Synthesizer / New Age section devoted to the more traditional styles of the genre from the
60's and beyond, and this, our Ambient / Electronic section, which tends to concentrate on the more modern exponents of the
genre. This department draws predominantly from the 'Atmospheric', 'Experimental', 'Spacey' and dance-derived rhythmic, melodic 'Chill-Out' styles of the 90's and
beyond, mixing it with glimpses of the past pioneering 'Ambient Music' traditionalists that started it all way back, and now
influence many of today's practitioners of the art. This variant of 'Electronic Music' has evolved over a number of years to
encompass a great many groups and individual artists, covering an even wider range of styles than ever before. It is a form
of inventive music that can be multi-layered and hugely uplifting, sometimes with melodies, other times without - sometimes
with rhythms, other times purely atmospheric, but it's always an enjoyable form of 'serious' listening music in its own
As in most of the CDS Online Store departments you will find a vast selection of titles not only on CD, but DVD,
Blu-ray and HQ Vinyl LP formats as well! A high percentage of the titles on display may just offer basic database details,
but over time we will be adding more Images, Reviews and other details from our vast catalogue archive to many of these
entries. Selected items already come with Cover Art Images, General Info on the Artist / Title and Track Lists & Timings, plus
certain titles will have an In Depth Review added. Our reviews are known for giving factual information and honest, direct
opinions. Describing the music as we hear it, our reviews mix accuracy with enthusiasm, and where applicable, include a
certain level of humour to add entertainment value to the experience. Occasionally we may publish a customer review or one written by a music journalist, in which case the reviewer will
Also, wherever possible we try to provide a window into You-Tube (and similar sites) where samples of
the music are available to listen to.
As well as standard A-Z browsing, this department also
contains 'Features' (when they are available) on certain individual Artists & Bands, complete Label Catalogues, Top Sellers and Classics From The Past - These extend
the range of choice by highlighting the repertoire of individual artists and labels that we are recommending and can be
accessed from the department's sub-menus on the left of your screen. The Store also has sections containing: New Releases,
Special Offers, Bargain Basement and Rarities from this genre of music - These are grouped together and accessed from buttons o
n the store's homepage and at the top of most department pages.
Like most of the other CDS 'Specialist' departments, some of the titles in this area will have a
certain element of "crossover" with other categories in the store, and here there may be crossovers with the:
Euro / Kraut-Rock
General Rock & Pop
Industrial Oldies Psychedelic / Space-Rock
Synthesizer / New Age and World Music departments.
This online department will
always be a "work in progress" and will constantly be growing and evolving over time. On a daily basis we will be
fine-tuning the existing data, adding new products, and integrating the vast range of material we have accumulated "off-line"
over the past twenty-five years. If you don't find what you are looking for right now - PLEASE ASK ABOUT IT - It may simply be down awaiting
updates, and we may be able to "fast-track" these for you.
While we do endeavour to maintain an accurate database, it is not
possible for us to keep absolutely everything up-to-date for all of the time, and as such, certain inaccuracies and errors
can occur. Please always treat any data we publish as a guideline, and if there is any doubt about the validity of what you
read, or you need further clarification of any item details, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will do our very best
to help you.
Enter the ambient / electronic Department in our Online Store...