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Discover the rich history of ambient sounds via reviews, interviews & streaming music mixes. Ambient Music Guide's main focus is reviews of essential ambient and downtempo albums spanning the 1960's to the present day. Read more...


A history of ambient sound

From Eric Satie through to the Third Millenium, take a trip along the ambient timeline.


Interviews & special features

Ambient Music Guide's Best Albums Of 2014 - 28 great ambient, downtempo & chillout albums for your aural pleasure.

November 2014: Interview with Tim Story - the American pianist & synthesist talks to AMG about the art of light & shade.


A-Z essential releases & artists

What is all about - personal reviews & recommendations of great ambient, downtempo and chillout albums from the 1960s to the present day.

Latest A-Z additions:

Derek Carr (new entry)
Banco De Gaia (updated)
Ultimae Records (updated)
Boards Of Canada (updated)
Sounds From The Ground (updated)
Steve Roach (updated)
Woob (updated)
Pete Namlook (updated)


Mike G's DJ mixes archive

An archive of my standalone DJ mixes including detailed playlists. Latest: Best Albums Of 2014 mixes - Part 1 & 2


Ultima Thule @ Fine Music FM

Hear episodes of Australia's longest-running ambient music radio show - founded in 1989 by George Cruickshank and curently co-produced with Marc Kundalini, John Shapiro and myself Mike G.


Mike G's Cosmic Lounge show

An archive of my web-only radio show The Cosmic Lounge can be found here at AMG and at Mixcloud.



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