This is a list of ambient music artists. This includes artists who have either been very important to the genre or have had a considerable amount of exposure (such as those who have been on a major label). This list does not include little-known local artists.
Some people may associate ambient music with experimental music, but there's far more to the sound that simply describing it as that. Ambient music first developed in the 1970s and unlike other genres, focused primarily on atmospheric sound that would run way longer than traditional song structure and instruments.
Brian Eno - Stars.
Brian Eno was a pioneer of ambient music in the '70s.
It's almost impossible to put your finger on something as amorphous as ambient music. In spite of mounds of academic writing and manifestos on the subject, the genre remains as elusive and gauzy as ever.
"We Are The Music Makers" by Aphex Twin
Aphex Twin helped popularize the ambient genre in the '90s.
Ambient music is a musical genre that is generally identifiable as being broadly atmospheric and environmental in nature. Ambient music evolved from early 20th ...
Video sampled from "One Got Fat" (1963) bicycle safety movie.
Boards of Canada are a Scottish electronic duo that have been active since 1986.
Ambient music has the remarkable distinction of being one of the few genres that makes a minimal impact on first impression, yet can be one of the most devastatingly profound styles after repeated listens.