University of Chicago Symphony Orchestra – [2012] Design and Intent
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Live recording of excellently performed classical music. Though not exactly hi-fi, the performance excels.

Akey – [2010] Feel
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Rather experimental ambient electronica, but hear me out. Songs that work as songs, but will stick out in your collection.

Various Artists – [2009] Footprints
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Massive trip hop infused electronic compilation. 30 tracks from dance to experimental.

Boogie Belgique – [2014] Nightwalker (Vol. 2)
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Old swing samples meet instrumental hip hop loops. Both casually and dancually enjoyable.

Planet Boelex – [2013] Exist
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Short like an EP, full like a compilation. Uplifting ambient electronica at its best.

Spiedkiks – [2013] Take Off Your Make Up
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Groovy big beat funk, great for upbeat parties.

Electric Mirrors – [2016] UFO Stories
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Slightly dark synth-pop at its best. Stomping beats and almost spoken vocals included.

Saito Koji – [2009] Time / Line
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Essential ambient drone music. Literally takes its time.

Scott Altham – [2012] Scott Altham Anthology
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Collector-curated compilation of 4 years of electronic music from Scott Altham's ccMixter profile.

Knoxband – [2009] Equinox
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Extremely shoe-gazy, ambient progressive or even post rock. Percussion only starts for the finale. Amazement during the intro.

How to use TeX comments to save yourself from always re-configuring TeXstudio
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This posts documents an easy to miss feature supported by several LaTeX IDEs, TeXstudio in my case. They allow to cut short some otherwise tedious steps when switching between documents, by embedding a part of this variability into comments within the source files. This increases the portability of a

Fla Vector – [2013] RED
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Industrial synth-wave dubstep from Belarus. Fans of The Prodigy please step closer. And start dancing.

Klangwald – [2012] Tolerance & Courage EP
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Calm and deliberate electronica backdrop. Not fighting for your attention, earning it just the more for it.

Everlasting Dream – [2011] Echoes From the Future
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Movie soundtracks fall into a nice niche between classical and ambient music. This album adds a bit of electronic finesse to this formula. If you want to add a bit of cinematic splash to your musical diet, give this album a try. Emotional string sections meet orchestral and electronic beets. The occasion

Various Artists – [2006] The Silent Ballet, Volume II: Acquiescence and Oblivion
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This compilation more than most rewards front-to-back listening. Much care has gone in arranging the tracks "in order". Thus it hurts me more than usual to only rip two tracks out of context. So if you can find pleasure in those, the 9 other track in between warrant their long du

Various Artists – [2019] Fusion Compilation 12
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Over 5 years after my review on Fusion Compilation 8, I return to this netlabel with their most recent instalment to the series. Comparing both compilations back to back highlights how professional the free music scene has become during the course of the decade: all ten tracks have major-label grade production, crisp

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Professor Kliq – [2011] Athene’s Theory of Everything OST
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While I cannot recommend you to watch the movie this album is the original score to, I very much endorse its soundtrack. To paraphrase, the "documentary" is either a very crude joke or a blunt hoax by an internet celebrity. But under the ludicrous voice track, there is an ambient electronic m

Brk – [2015] IIIIII
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Dub techno is not for every day. It has a distinct lack of mood, neither happy nor sad. Then there's the minimal harmonies, the long-form stretches of monotonous monotony. So what's to like? Actually, I don't really know. But on certain days, the meditative nature, the lack of a clear mood, and the analytical sound just work.

1. Brk - I

4 minute long intro track wit

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