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The Ambient Century
The Ambient Century: From Mahler To Trance by Mark Prendergast

Illuminating history of ambient music with extensive biographies and recommended listening on archetypal ambient stuff like Brian Eno (who also writes the foreword) and Harold Budd but also rock- and dance-related artists like Cocteau Twins and The KLF; features 3 pages on The Durutti Column and several more on Joy Division / New Order