On a quiet August afternoon, I was once an ambient music DJ. A group of massage therapists (and I as the aural relaxer) took part in a “massage-a-thon” to help raise funds for our friend Lyena Strelkoff. She had become paralyzed after a hiking accident, and the proceeds we raised went to help pay for her enormous medical bills.

I brought in a sound system, a turntable, cd player, and a pile of vinyl albums and cds and got to spin some of my favorite ambient music. I made a list as I went along.

First Light – Harold Budd/Brian Eno
Through The Blue – Roger Eno
SIde 1 Track 1 – Igor Len
Balthus Bemused by Colour – Harold Budd
Madrigals Of The Rose Ange – Harold Budd
An Ending (Ascent) – Brian Eno
Night Again – Steve Tibbets
Asylum – Daniel Lanois
The Elephant and the Orchid – Jon Hassell
1/1 – Brian Eno
Quiet And Alone – Peter Gabriel
Ocean Motion – Michael Brook
Through The Hill – Harold Budd/Andy Partridge
Sansui – Stomu Yamashta
Thais – This Mortal Coil
Deep Blue Day – Brian Eno
The Experience of Swimming – Japan
Not Yet Remembered – Harold Budd/Brian Eno
Prayer – The Durutti Column
Yodel 3 – Arcane
Experiment in Fifth – The Durutti Column
1/2 – Brian Eno
Side 1 Track 2 – Igor Len
Tension Block – Daniel Lanois
Slow Water – Peter Gabriel
Omni – Daniel Lanois
Experiences #1 – John Cage
Erratta – Divination
Dunwich Beach, Autumn, 1960 – Brian Eno
White Mustang – Daniel Lanois/Brian Eno
Side A from Ultra White Violet Light – Charles Curtis
The Lost Day – Brian Eno
Distant Village – Michael Brook
Juno – Harold Budd
An Arc Of Doves – Harold Budd/Brian Eno
Track 2 Side 2 – Igor Len
1/1 – Brian Eno
Slow Marimbas – Peter Gabriel
Secret Place – Daniel Lanois
Experiment in Fifth – The Durutti Column
Jimmy Was – Daniel Lanois
Broken Chords Can Sing A Little – A Silver Mt. Zion
Yodel 3 – Arcane
Hybrid – Michael Brook
Thursday Afternoon – Brian Eno
Final Sunset – Brian Eno
Stars – Brian Eno
Little Dream in Turquise – Erik Wøllo
Agrippa – Divination
Evening Tango – Roger Eno
The Gunfighter – Harold Budd
Water Dance – Stomu Yamashta
Deep Blue Day – Brian Eno
Miracle Steps – Jon Hassell
Not Yet Remembered – Harold Budd/Brian Eno
Side 1 Track 2 – Igor Len
Lizard Point – Brian Eno
Under Lock & Key – Peter Gabriel
A Place In The Wilderness – Roger Eno
Prelude & Yodel – The Penguin Cafe Orchestra
Theme From Creation – Brian Eno
Aragon – Brian Eno
Jimmy Was – Daniel Lanois
Sansui – Stomu Yamashta
2/1 – Brian Eno
The Experience of Swimming – Japan
Tension Block – Daniel Lanois
Err – Michael Brook


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