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Discover the rich history of ambient sounds via reviews, interviews & streaming music mixes. Ambient Music Guide's main focus is reviews of essential ambient and downtempo albums spanning the 1960's to the present day. Read more...


A history of ambient sound

From Eric Satie through to the Third Millenium, take a trip along the ambient timeline.


A-Z essential releases & artists

Ambient Music Guide's main focus is reviews & recommendations of great ambient, downtempo and chillout albums from the 1960s to the present day.

Latest A-Z additions:

Derek Carr (new entry)
Banco De Gaia (updated)
Ultimae Records (updated)
Boards Of Canada (updated)
Sounds From The Ground (updated)
Steve Roach (updated)
Woob (updated)
Pete Namlook (updated)


Interviews & special features

Ambient Music Guide's Best Albums Of 2014 - 28 great ambient, downtempo & chillout albums for your aural pleasure.

November 2014: Interview with Tim Story - the American pianist & synthesist talks to AMG about the art of light & shade.


Mike G's DJ mixes archive

An archive of my standalone DJ mixes including detailed playlists. Latest mix: New Ambient 2015 vol 8: Strange Air (Nov 2015)


Ultima Thule @ Fine Music FM

Hear episodes of Australia's longest-running ambient music radio show - founded in 1989 by George Cruickshank and curently co-produced with Marc Kundalini, John Shapiro and myself Mike G.


Mike G's Cosmic Lounge show

An archive of my previous web-only radio show The Cosmic Lounge can be found here at AMG and at Mixcloud.



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