Various ‎– Ambient House - The Compilation

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Morenas Hazme Soñar 6:13
Aqua Regia N.Y.C. Smile On Me 5:45
The KLF Last Train To Trancentral (Remix) 6:00
Extreme Trasparenza 4:44
Sueño Latino Luxuria 4:07
The Orb A Huge Ever-Growing Pulsating Brain That Rules The World From The Centre Of The Ultraworld (Why Is Six Scared Of Seven?) 5:27
Sueño Latino Sueno Latino 3:57
Morenas Somnambulism 5:55
Aqua Regia Aqueanosolo 3:50
Lux (8) Deep Down (New Age Instrumental Version Edit) 6:00

Versions (8)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
DFC 57701 Various Ambient House - The Compilation(LP, Comp) DFC DFC 57701 Italy 1990 Sell This Version
846 602-2 Various Ambient House - A Compilation Of New Age Dance Music(CD, Comp) Phonogram, Yo! (2) 846 602-2 France 1990 Sell This Version
846 602-1 Various Ambient House - A Compilation Of New Age Dance Music(LP, Comp) Phonogram, Yo! (2) 846 602-1 France 1990 Sell This Version
KICP 60 Various Ambient House - The Compilation By DFC(CD, Comp) King Records KICP 60 Japan 1990 Sell This Version
BCM 422 CD, BCM 50422 Various Ambient House - The Compilation By DFC(CD, Comp) BCM Records, BCM Records BCM 422 CD, BCM 50422 UK & Europe 1990 Sell This Version
BCM 422 MC, BCM 60422 Various Ambient House - The Compilation By DFC(Cass, Comp) BCM Records, BCM Records BCM 422 MC, BCM 60422 UK & Europe 1990 Sell This Version
BCM 33422, BCM 422 LP Various Ambient House - The Compilation By DFC(LP, Comp) BCM Records, BCM Records BCM 33422, BCM 422 LP UK & Europe 1990 Sell This Version
DFC 57701 Various Ambient House - The Compilation(Cass) DFC DFC 57701 Italy 1990 Sell This Version

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mjb

mjb

May 6, 2017
edited 17 days ago
referencing Ambient House - The Compilation By DFC, CD, Comp, BCM 422 CD, BCM 50422
As much as I loved the idea of the "Ambient House" or "New Age House" genre, in hindsight it was just two things: (a.) a name for the dreamy, eclectic mix of psychedelic music, with and without beats, from past and present, as DJ'd in the side "chillout" areas at raves & clubs...and (b.) the mellowest cuts from the UK & Europe's acid house, deep house, and Italo house scenes of 1988–1991. Most of the examples that you will ever find on compilations are—rather ironically—the most melodic, radio and dancefloor-friendly cuts from that mellow wave. And much of it was (or just slightly predates) what would come to be known as progressive house.

This DFC compilation, mostly all tracks from 1989, is squarely in that category, but manages to go a little deeper into the contemporary scene by including a somewhat experimental cut from the Irdial-Discs label (another reviewer says it "sucks balls", but I disagree), as well as The KLF's original ambient, anthemic version of "Last Train to Trancentral", excerpts of which form part of the climax of their iconic album Chill Out. I recommend it on the strength of those two tracks alone.
adylee

adylee

March 2, 2015
edited over 2 years ago
referencing Ambient House - The Compilation, LP, Comp, DFC 57701
another superb compilation my old cassette i played none stop back in the day i took it everywhere ;)
simonhowat

simonhowat

January 27, 2012
referencing Ambient House - The Compilation, LP, Comp, DFC 57701
Supreme album. I bought it for the KLF and ORB, but the rest of it was an eye opener
lukus

lukus

October 4, 2008
referencing Ambient House - The Compilation By DFC, CD, Comp, BCM 422 CD, BCM 50422
Another seminal release with no comment??
The shame of it.

I bought this album the same day i bought The Klf's "Chill out",
so that weekend back in 1990 was one of pretty heady proportions.

One (or is that 2) of my standout favorites on this album are the tracks by Morenas, namly "Hazme sonar" and "Somnambulism".

Via the power of discogs, very recently i managed to source myself an original copy of the DFC 020 release that these tracks were taken from.

Proper lovely loud pressing compared to the album (which is always the case) but it seems that the version of "Hazme sonar" that appeasr on the album is a mix or edit of "The vocal remix" and "The Dream Version".

Like they have taken the front half os one version and the back end of the other and glued them together to create the version that appeasr on here.

And to think i was listening to that cut for all these years and i hadnt even heard it properly until now. Bloody awesome :)

Incidentally, ALL tracks bar one on here are a great way of explaining 1st gen ambient house, but that lux track really sucks balls.

Just had to get that off my chest.