Turtle's Top Five Ambient and Downtempo Tracks


Turtle's Top Five Ambient and Downtempo Tracks

Glaswegian producer and composer Jon Cooper aka Turtle, presents his top five ambient and downtempo picks that have inspired his atmospheric, cinematic sound, heard on his brand new Reflections release ‘Acts Of Union’.

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⚫️ Benoit Pioulard - The Very Center Of Its Flame

“Thomas Meluch’s ambient work is devastatingly beautiful and dreamy. He has  mastered the art of utilising tape saturation in a way that's integral to his ambient aesthetic. Crunchy, noisy, unstable yet serene and magical. It always takes me to a special place.”


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⚫️ Chihei Hatakeyama - Sleeping Queen

“Hatakeyama is an artist that I have admired for years. His textures and soundscapes are so milky and beautiful. Great for escaping the madness of life and just bathing in his dreamy tones.”


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⚫️ Enya - Caribbean Blue

“Enya has been a massive influence since I was very young. Her melodies, harmonies and atmospheres are unrivalled. This track is just perfect in every way. A true masterpiece in composition and arrangement.”


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⚫️ Brian Eno - An Ending (Ascent)

“The godfather of ambient. A wizard of the sonic. His music resides in my heart.”


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⚫️ Vangelis - Rachel's Song

“This man's music shaped my musical brain. His melodies and atmospheres have travelled through time with me. He was one of the great musical masters of our time. This track perfectly showcases his skills in composition, melody and harmony. It calms the soul and ignites the imagination. Such a beautiful vocal performance on this.”


Written by: Ella Machen