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Ambient Decades: 1980s

Ambient Decades: 1980s

About the show

Playing tracks by

Thom Brennan, Steve Roach, David Sylvian & Holger Czukay, U2, Peter Gabriel and more.

Chart positions

This upload was 1st in the #chill chart, 2nd in the #ambient chart, 2nd in the #chillout chart and 2nd in the #electronic chart.

Mix #2 in the Ambient Decades series brings us music from the 1980s, featuring tracks from some of the best ambient albums of all time.

00:00 Steve Roach - Structures from Silence(1984)
10:40 Brian Eno - Lantern Marsh(1982)
15:20 David Sylvian - The Wooden Cross(1986)
19:20 Michael Brook - Midday(1985)
24:30 Michael Stearns - As The Earth Kissed The Moon(1981)
31:00 Vangelis - Empty Streets(1982)
36:00 Thom Brennan - Moosoon(1987)
44:10 Steve Roach - A Circular Ceremony(1988)
51:58 Brian Eno & Harold Budd - An Echo of Night(1984)
54:00 Jeff Greinke - Island Arc(1986)
56:50 Harold Budd - Sandtreader(1986)
61:45 David Sylvian & Holger Czukay - Mutability(1989)
72:45 U2 - 4th of July(1984)
74:33 Peter Gabriel - Slow Water(1985)

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Konats Michael

exactly the best! I love E.G. and ambi....holger czukay

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So glad you enjoyed the tunes!

Luis Pita Moreno

Shining mix! Thanks and cheers from Madrid!

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Thanks for listening, I'm glad you liked it! Cheers from Milwaukee, WI all the way to Madrid!


Amazing.... thank you!

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So glad you enjoyed the mix!

Random Access Radio


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Thanks for listening!


This is excellent. I've been listening to this exact lineup since the 80s and still enjoy falling asleep to it or reading. T'was the beginning of a golden age in a break from saccharine "new age" for more experimental meditative works that still influences quieter sounds today.

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I totally agree. 80s were when I really fell in love with ambient. I remembering pestering friends and roommates by trying to turn them on to what I'd discovered. Most just looked at me like I was a bit crazy. But it was one of a few turning points for me musically. Thanks for listening.

Don Bernardo Lima

Gracias por este momento de calma y relajación. Me encanta mi ciudad de Lima, pero esto es una ciudad, o el ruido y la contaminación están presentes día y noche. Gracias por permitirme estos maravillosos momentos de relax, para el cuerpo y la mente. Saludos cordiales desde Lima Perú

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Hola, gracias por sus amables palabras. Me alegro de que haya disfrutado de la mezcla. Gracias por escuchar todo el camino en el Perú!


This is amazing. Just a perfect accompaniment to my Friday morning. Headphones on and escape.

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So glad you enjoyed the mix! Cheers!

Graham Clark

Beautiful sounds

Marc Roland Pitre


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So glad you enjoyed the mix!

Troy Rogers

Wonderful chill!!!

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Thanks for listening!