Ambient music is music that is designed to be part of the environment. It focuses on sonic texture rather than composition or rhythm. Ambient music typically lacks variety but has developed a set of distinct sub-genres. As a genre it originated in the United Kingdom at a time when new sound-making devices such as the synthesizer, were being introduced to a wider market. Brian Eno was an early pioneer of ambient music. Its popularity peaked in the early 1990s. The Orb and Aphex Twin gained commercial success with ambient tracks.
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