When Adrian Belew wrote “I repeat myself under stress” he wasn’t referring to looping technology. However, in these stressful times, it’s interesting to see how loops and the slow layering of mood and melody in ambient music have become valued tools in people’s ability to cope and deal with adverse situations.
The piece below looks into the slow-moving world of ambient music taking the reader into the orbit of Brian Eno, Robert Fripp and the Music For Quiet Moments series. . .