Moby ‎– Ambient

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Tracklist

My Beautiful Blue Sky 5:19
Heaven 8:16
Tongues 5:37
J Breas 2:47
Myopia 4:46
House Of Blue Leaves 6:21
Bad Days 2:26
Piano & String 1:36
Sound 1:10
Dog 7:35
80 2:06
Lean On Me 3:51

Versions (16)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
EX-253-2, EX 253 Moby Ambient(CD, Album) Instinct Records, Instinct Records EX-253-2, EX 253 US 1993 Sell This Version
7243 8 47055 2 7 Moby Ambient(CD, Album) Virgin 7243 8 47055 2 7 UK 1993 Sell This Version
RTD 176.1707.2 Moby Ambient(CD, Album) Roughmix RTD 176.1707.2 Germany 1993 Sell This Version
EX-253-2, EX 253 Moby Ambient(CD, Album) Instinct Records, Instinct Records EX-253-2, EX 253 US 1993 Sell This Version
ATLASCD 002 Moby Ambient(CD, Album) Equator Records ATLASCD 002 UK 1993 Sell This Version
PLRCD 015, PLRCD015 Moby Ambient(CD, Album, RE) Pinnacle Labels, Pinnacle Labels PLRCD 015, PLRCD015 UK 1993 Sell This Version
PLRCD 015, RTS GAS 06 05.2, 6340152 Moby Ambient(CD, Album, RE) Pinnacle Labels, Pinnacle Labels, Pinnacle (3) PLRCD 015, RTS GAS 06 05.2, 6340152 UK & Europe 1993 Sell This Version
EX-253-4 Moby Ambient(Cass, Album) Instinct Records EX-253-4 US 1993 Sell This Version
ATLASMC 002 Moby Ambient(Cass, Album) Equator Records ATLASMC 002 UK 1993 Sell This Version
ATLASLP 002 Moby Ambient(LP, Album) Equator Records ATLASLP 002 UK 1993 Sell This Version
EX-253-2 Moby Ambient(CD, Album) Instinct Records EX-253-2 UK 1996 Sell This Version
PLRCD 015 Moby Ambient(CD, Album, RE) Pinnacle Labels PLRCD 015 UK & Europe 1997 Sell This Version
7243 8 47055 2 7 Moby Ambient(CD, Album) Pinnacle Labels, Virgin 7243 8 47055 2 7 Ukraine Unknown Sell This Version
EX-253-2, EX.253.2 Moby Ambient(CD, Album, RP) Instinct Records, Instinct Records EX-253-2, EX.253.2 US Unknown Sell This Version
EX-253-2, EX.253.2 Moby Ambient(CD, Album, RP) Instinct Records, Instinct Records EX-253-2, EX.253.2 UK Unknown Sell This Version
none Moby Ambient(CD, Album, Unofficial) Not On Label (Moby) none Bulgaria Unknown Sell This Version

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TIM

TIM

December 4, 2011
edited over 6 years ago
referencing Ambient, CD, Album, EX-253-2, EX 253

This is up there with Early Underground / Instinct Dance releases by Moby in 1992/1993 for me. All make up a time when Moby was one of my favorite artists. Beautiful Blue Skies comes in with one of the most memorable keyboard note fade ins In my history of listening to music. I enjoy the echo bongos drumming pattern over the layered synths followed by break with piano then back transitioning into the soothing keys again. terrific track and one of my personal favorites by Moby. Heaven then begins. It my most favorite Moby dance / trance track. Many of you have heard Demons / Horses. Those were the evil dj Moby. Heaven is...well...heaven. Powerful, hypnotizing a track he ever he did. many simple but effective and excellent sounds all combine to an epic and transcending track. The voices harmonizing with the melodies while you hear Moby sigh and breath over the track gives it this mysteriousness and utter beauty that imo is the pinnacle of a minimal styled trance track. True trance. Then the melody fades out leaving the kick drawing you in. Thump, thump, thump, thump, thump.....then back in comes the melody and you soar into heaven...

the next few songs fit into the minimalism Moby style that i enjoy the most. Like a few tracks off Early Underground or a Mobility. Tongues is drenched into echo. Repetitive but it hits the sweet spot. I wish Moby would listen to these analog tracks again. Listen to that beat. So much personality and warmth. Genuine and somber minimalism. J Breas is a window to what all post 2000 ambient Moby would lead to and specifically his pop ambient notes in Everything is Wrong and then Animal Rights a few years later. Moby must have felt like a recluse or an outsider writing these tracks. They are very somber like in Myopia.Tracks 6-12 are probably the most experimental songs Moby has released for the public. They leave the cd ending a little cold but the genuine mood expressed and beauty within them is in my opinion the essence of Moby as a producer. And if you are into meloncholly and minimalism than you will enjoy this very much. However if you don't already know it you will need to have a fondness for 1993's electronic analog times... And since that's my love this is a special release for me. Cassette version is even on my nightstand...
Ramzy

Ramzy

March 30, 2008
referencing Ambient, LP, Album, ATLASLP 002

Contrary to what the industry would have you believe, anything up to 35 minutes on one side of vinyl sounds absolutely fine. Compilation albums for roughly fifteen years were released with 40 minutes per side. The only deterioration in sound quality is the increased ratio of background noise to signal, which is far less a problem than the distortion you get from pressing the music sufficiently loud to get under fifteen minutes to fill a side.

The practice of issuing albums that are under about 50 minutes on double vinyls is possibly the most irritating thing to happen to the industry in (NB) about the last ten years. Three side breaks across one average-length album is enough to drive anyone to listen to the CD. On the contrary, I was remarkably pleased to discover that this album only came on one disc.
OCCIDENTAL

OCCIDENTAL

April 27, 2006
edited over 7 years ago
referencing Ambient, LP, Album, ATLASLP 002

These kinds of releases are criminal. What do I mean? I'm talking about labels that try to cram 20+ minutes of music on one side of wax. This just irritates me to a level that is directly proportional to how good the music is. Ambient should have been released as a 2x12".
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Anyone who says 35 minutes on one side of a record is "absolutely fine" is a person who listens to more classical music than music with substantial bass. Increased background noise is a SERIOUS issue when cutting volume is drastically decreased to accommodate longer times per side. Distortion is mostly an issue when trying to cut at very high volumes, ie: mastering "club" cuts, and most of the distortion issues occur when the music emphasizes frequencies above 10Khz.
Moby's Ambient doesn't emphasize those higher frequencies, nor would it require a hot +4 to +6db cut.
For an all-vinyl ambient dj like me, this release would have been perfect as a 2x12".