Ambient music can mean anything. To most people, it means floaty electronica; in a more analytical sense, it means music which operates by a principle of sonic texture and layering, with lead voices disconnected from percussion so that melody leads the composition, allowing a new flexibility in composition.
Arguably, much of underground metal is ambient and atmospheric, a development which peaked with Darkthrone Transilvanian Hunger and Immortal Pure Holocaust. Ex-Abyssum composer El Nigromante has gone further, like bands such as Lord Wind, Neptune Towers, Beherit, and Burzum, and made a series of sound textures which are being released as demos.
Consisting of one fourteen-minute track, D.E.D.I. Daemons Around Me provides a sonic backdrop to both ritual and poetic theater, seemingly conceived for the purpose of opening up a communications pathway with the listener. The creator observes: “this piece was created to flow with dark forces and spirits, not for normal people.”