Best Ambient Music Artists

The Top Ten

1 Fripp & Eno
2 Capeface

Capeface - Hope he stays. So amazing - DubstepLover

3 Robert Fripp Robert Fripp Robert Fripp (born 16 May 1946) is an English guitarist, composer and record producer. As a guitarist for the progressive rock band King Crimson, Fripp has been the only member to have played in all of King Crimson's line-ups from their inception in the late 1960s to the present. He has also worked ...read more.

Not really ambient only that he has worked with Brian Eno and David Bowie.

4 Alpha Wave Movement
5 Brian Eno Brian Eno Brian Peter George St John le Baptiste de la Salle Eno, RDI is an English musician, composer, record producer, singer, writer, and visual artist.

Takes me to places where I no one else can.

Agree. No one better than Brian Eno who has been creating ambient music since the 80's.

Wow number 15 brian eno was the pioneer of ambient music

His music changed my life, and I'm thankful for that - Kronolith

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6 Tangerine Dream Tangerine Dream Tangerine Dream is a German electronic music band founded in 1967 by Edgar Froese. The group has seen many personnel changes over the years, with Froese having been the only continuous member until his death in January 2015. The best-known lineup of the group was its mid-70s trio of Froese, Christopher ...read more.
7 Loscil

Loscil just makes any sounds blend like fruit in a juice, and makes whatever compositions he makes awesome and soothing in every way! Loscil needs only his music to get his audience into a pleasant and comfortable coma.

8 Helios
9 Underworld Underworld Underworld are a British electronic group formed in 1980 in Cardiff and the principal name under which musicians Karl Hyde and Rick Smith have recorded together.
10 Boards Of Canada

Boards of Canada are really good! Their track "Reach For The Dead" is so brilliant as it gets you asleep in minutes! Such an awesome ambient track!

Amazing IDM group! They put a lot of thought into their music

The Contenders

11 Steve Roach
12 Ozric Tentacles
13 Air
14 Tobias
15 Stumbleine
16 Hakuu
17 Alicks
18 Biosphere

This guy is legendary! I love the icy atmosphere he creates on stuff like Substrata and Cirque. He is full of surprises and can take you to so many different places. His stuff is definitely equivalent to Brian Eno. - Slipperyjack40

19 Moby Moby Moby is an American musician, who has produced inventive new styles to various subgenres of electronic music, inspired by 1950's gospel as much as by modern rock, and musicians from New Order to David Bowie. ...read more.

Just listened to Extreme Ways.It's a nice mix of Ambient and Alternative rock.-DarkBoi-X

I know, he's not a full-time ambient musician, but his ambient is awesome, without a question!

20 Aphex Twin Aphex Twin Richard David James (born 18 August 1971), known by his stage name Aphex Twin, is an Irish-born English electronic musician and composer. He is known for his influential and idiosyncratic work in electronic music styles such as IDM and acid techno in the 1990s, for which he won widespread critical acclaim. ...read more.

I'm so surprised they weren't here yet

21 Iambic2
22 High Skies
23 Gas (UK)

Gas is the name of both a British Ambient Group and a German Ambient Artist

24 Gas (Wolfgang Voigt)
25 Stars Of The Lid
26 Higher Intelligence Agency
27 Robert Rich
28 Alio Die
29 Ashra

I think only their album New Age of Earth would be considered ambient. But because of it, they should be in the top three. - Slipperyjack40

30 Zero One
31 Govinda
32 Port Blue
33 Liquid Mind (Chuck Wild)

Really soft tracks.. Makes me relax n sleep in few minutes! - changchen09

34 Thomas Köner
35 ekte
36 NAAJS
37 Ayan Das
38 Delerium
39 Trent Reznor Trent Reznor Michael Trent Reznor, known professionally as Trent Reznor, is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, and film score composer. He is known for his intense music videos.
40 Nox Arcana
41 Nyctalgia
42 Tim Hecker
43 Ben Frost
44 Windy & Carl
45 Neuronium
46 Vangelis Vangelis Evangelos Odysseas Papathanassiou, known professionally as Vangelis, is a Greek composer of electronic, progressive, ambient, jazz, and orchestral music.
47 Jean-Michel Jarre Jean-Michel Jarre Jean-Michel André Jarre is a French composer, performer and record producer. He is a pioneer in the electronic, ambient and new-age genres, and known for organising outdoor spectacles featuring his music, vast laser displays and fireworks.
48 Brendan Pollard
49 Heldon
50 Radio Massacre International
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