update: 4-8-2020 - I’ve continued to update and add to this list for the past two years so far, so the list below is still good but out-of-date. My up-to-date list is stored in a github gist and lives online on my website here. Incidentally, I also have a short post where I link to my article on setting up PyRadio to stream internet radio, and link to my online radio streaming stations.
This is a personal collection of links to online albums, playlists, mixes, loops and generative applications of ambient, drone, hauntology and hypnagogia.
This is useful as background sound, music for working, writing, editing, concentration and flow states.
All selections carefully chosen for repeat listening.
Kidding Kurrys - Music For Programming 39 - playlist
Virtual Dream Plaza - Guardian - album
William Basinski - Cascade - album
Datasette - Music For Progamming, Episode 3 - playlist
Brian Eno - Reflection - album and app
(generative audio app available on Apple store)
Tim Hecker - Dropped Pianos - album
Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith & Suzanne Ciani - Sunergy(Frkwys) - album
SomaFM - Drone Zone - web radio station
2sman - Bus Sleep - playlist
Brad Garten - mlooch - generative mac audio software
M. Geddas Gengras - Collected Works Vol. 1 The Moog Years - album
Aphex Twin - Selected Ambient Works Volume 2 - album
Miles Davis - In A Silent Way - album
Coil - Time Machines - album
Egyptrixx - Music To…DRONE out to - mix
Precipitations - Meditations On The Self And The Other - album
1991 - 1991 - album
Andy Stott - Faith In Strangers - album
Deru - 1979 - album
Forest Swords - Engravings - album
M Geddas Gengras - Ishi - album
Terekke - ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) - album
FM3 Buddha Machine - sound loops
continuous (above link to 120m of loops from FM3 Buddha Machines 1-5)
Natural Snow Buildings - Phoning It In - live recording
Cisco CallManager Default Hold Music
Rainy Mood - infinite loop