So you might have heard the phrase before to describe Aphex Twin’s music or something - but this only scratches the surface of what we believe it to be.
Ambient terror is a disquieting; a desolate and subtly disturbing emotion that elicits confusion, fear and emptiness. What makes ambient terror interesting is its primary source. It is found in the dark recesses of children’s television - perhaps intentionally - though we may never know. These shows air at unusual times, the plot or narrative is sparse and baffling, the characters enter surreal peril, or more distressingly, accept their fate as usual. We believe this feeling is one we talk little about, we believe ambient terror must be revisited if it is to be understood. Though these shows may have haunted our subconscious for many years now, the time has come to face them head on and attempt to decipher them. This is ambient terror.