13 Free Ambient Electronic Music Albums: Listen and Relax [Sound Sunday]

soundsunday   13 Free Ambient Electronic Music Albums: Listen and Relax [Sound Sunday]Sound Sunday is a weekly feature promoting free album downloads. This week, join me in exploring the world of ambient electronic music. Let me guide you into mesmerizing soundscapes of various flavors. Listen and relax as you dive into this edition of Sound Sunday.

Note that name your price albums can be downloaded for free by entering 0 in the price field. That said, we strongly recommend you to donate a few dollars for music you enjoy!

We welcome you to submit your music, send suggestions with free albums you have discovered, or request genres we haven’t covered in a while. For all Sound Sunday related inquiries, please contact Tina [tina at makeuseof dot com].

Tangram – Singles 2005-2012

Genre: ambient, electronic, downtempo, instrumental, melodic, new age, synth

Tangram aka Péter Fabók has been a regular guest on Sound Sunday for over two years. The artist from Hungary has been composing soundscapes and melodic electronica since 2005.

Singles 2005-2012 is a name your price download from Bandcamp.

Space Station – Transmission

Genre: ambient, electronic, space

From the album page: “Space Station is an combination of modern electronic / ambient / space and progressive music. The project started in 2006 by Bernard Lampreia, Portuguese based, composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist guitarist, keyboardist, concentrating on electronic, ambient space music and progressive rock styles. Bernard Lampreia – has been a full time musician, composer, producer and writing music for Portuguese TV-commercials and interactive média. In 2007/2008 the music of Space station, airplays on Radioshows in Portugal, Germany, Denmark, Spain and United States.

Transmission is a free download from Bandcamp.

Agent Whiskers – A Method of Symmetry

Genre: ambient, electronic, experimental, game music

From his Facebook page: “Agent Whiskers is an electronic musician from Saudi Arabia. I’ll repeat that sentence so it sinks in. Agent Whiskers is an electronic musician from Saudi Arabia.

A Method of Symmetry is a name your price download from Bandcamp.

Make Mine Music – Vox Pop

Genre: ambient, electronic, experimental, indie, dreampop, new-classical, new wave, post-rock, techno, compilation

From their Bandcamp profile: “Make Mine Music is a truly radical independent record label, owned and run by the artists themselves. Each artist pays for the manufacture and promotion of their own records and correspondingly receives 100% of any income generated by those releases.

Vox Pop is a free download from Bandcamp.

Wrists – Acrylic

Genre: ambient, electronic, experimental, samples

Wrists is the solo project of Melbourne, Australia based producer Aden Senycia. Acrylic is his first solo EP.

Acrylic is a free download from Bandcamp.

Northcape – Some Bright Valley

Genre: ambient, electronic, downtempo, idm

From his Homepage: “Northcape is the ongoing work of a self-taught British artist (currently living in Warwickshire, England), making instrumental, melodic electronic music that ranges between electronica, IDM and ambient. Inspired by environments, landscape and memory, Northcape avoids over-complexity and is aimed at expressing ideas in the most natural way possible, drawing strongly from personal experience.

Some Bright Valley is a free download from Bandcamp.

Makunouchi Bento – rinbo

Genre: ambient, electronic, experimental, classical, melancholic, post-modern

From their Facebook page: “The Makunouchi Bento, or traditional japanese lunchbox, is a highly lacquered wooden box divided into quadrants, each of which contains different delicacies. It is also one of the most familiar images of Japan’s domestic environment. Reading the box as both an object and a metaphor, Felix Petrescu (Waka X) and Valentin Toma (Qewza) founded this experimental / electronica project back in 2001.

rinbo is a free download from Bandcamp.

Sublamp – Cathedrals of Gravity

Genre: ambient, electronic, experimental, minimal, textural

From Sublamp’s Bandcamp profile: “Sublamp is Los Angeles based sound and video artist Ryan Connor (b. 1979 Socorro, NM). Using textural sound and images, Ryan’s work explores an intuitive and emotional response to sensory experiences. His work has been published by Serac (USA), Pehr (USA), SEM (France), Dragon’s Eye Recordings (USA), Friendly Virus (Portugal), Ahora Eterno (Argentina) and Hibernate Recordings (UK).

Cathedrals of Gravity is a free download from Bandcamp.

Spidergod – Calm Afternoon

Genre: ambient, electronic, experimental, drone, idm, psychdelic, soundscape

From his SoundCloud page: “39 years old living in the uk, enjoys creating ambient soundscapes based on various moods and thoughts which have influences from horror and sci-fi movies and books

Calm Afternoon is a free download from Bandcamp.

Sun – Red Mt.

Genre: ambient, electronic, experimental, abstract, drone, textural

Sun is the music project of John Doak. From his SoundCloud profile: “As well as producing his own music, John curates ‘Cuisine’ – a page dedicated to posting the best in ambient, drone, experimental and noise on Bandcamp. He lives in Bristol, England.

Red Mt. is a free download from Bandcamp.

Bing Satellites – ambient live 1

Genre: ambient, electronic, experimental, idm, new age, chill, drone, shoegaze, soundscape

From Bing Satellite’s homepage: “Bing Satellites is known in real life as Brin. (…) I have been experimenting with music for as long as I can remember. I bec[a]me a fan of Brian Eno as a teenager and that had a profound effect on me. (…) In the early 2000s, computers had evolved enough to make it possible for one person to make music relatively easily. With some software and the loan of a sequencer and synth from my brother, Bing Satellites began. The name came from the start of a song of mine (entitled ‘Bing Satellites’) which started with bleepy noises which sounded to me like satellite signals. Not a ping, it was softer, more like a bing.

ambient live 1 is a name your price download from Bandcamp.

finglebone – 23

Genre: ambient, electronic, experimental, drone, post rock, folk, lo-fi, psychedelia

From his Facebook page: “Experimental layering of field recordings and ambient sounds is interwoven with light and sparkling acoustic guitar melodies. All in all, this results in a very organic sound structure. Great one for headphone listening, as many of Pan, EQ and other effects details are buried deep in the mix. ontemplative, meditative, sunny and peaceful – like a walk in the woods.

23 is a name your price download from Bandcamp.

ZenBat – The ZenBat EP

Genre: ambient, electronic, experimental, jazz, soundscape, fusion

From their Facebook page: “ZenBat is the collaboration between two electronic artists, Crazy old Bat from Seattle and Zenjungle from Athens.

The ZenBat EP is a free download from Bandcamp.

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April Eum

exactly what i was looking for ^____^

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josemon maliakal

I was really looking for some good free music..thanks

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Bruce Thomas

Love the ambient music but some is a bit past my level of appreciation, I think. I’m always looking for new sounds, so thank you for providing these new (to me) artists to try out.

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Kerin Harding

Thank you very much…!! :)

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Graham Richardson

wow – this is one of the best collections so far – too much good stuff!

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Tina

Thank you for the feedback, Graham. I’m always happy to hear when readers enjoy the selection. :)

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DevinChopra

Péter Fabók – rocks – great music :)

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Peter Fabok (Tangram)

Thank you!

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Ben Mordecai

Ambient music is perfect for working to

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KMaehz

fantastic but why there is cost on some of it

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Tina

Actually, all of the albums above are free as far as I can see right now. However, it can happen anytime that an album goes from free to pay. This may be caused by several factors.

Bandcamp puts a limit on how many copies of an album can be downloaded for free. After that, the artist has to purchase more free downloads and meanwhile, users have to pay per album download. Sometimes, artists decide they no longer want to offer an album for free.

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Mike

Trying to identify the music you hear while on hold.

No vocals.

Very moving.

Seem to hear it frequently.

Any thoughts or ideas on how to determine the music’s origin?
Thx
Mike

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c smith

This is my first download of ambient music from Bandcamp. It is slightly repititious but will fit in snugly with my music tastes. Hope to expand my music library after listening to one or two other bands.

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Gideon Bouro

I like good quality music like ambient music