#1
Kind of in left field, but I'm looking for relaxing or atmospheric string-instrument pieces. All the major ones i know are "intense". Something post-rock-like, in slow gradual building.

I know most of you prolly won't know what I'm talking about, I'm not even all that sure Any suggestions would be nice.

Something like this, but in string form: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aOZsU8elXrI
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Welcome to Bright Falls off of the Alan Wake soundtrack is beautiful, but relaxing.
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Welcome to Bright Falls off of the Alan Wake soundtrack is beautiful, but relaxing.


All of it? Are any certain parts that are kinda what I'm looking for?

EDIT: Nevermind, I'm stupid. Thought there were lots of parts to it. Its very nice.
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Gah. I forot about Sigur Ros. I'd like more violin/viola/cello in the songs though... sorry.
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Barber - Adagio For Strings

It's a great "getting shot in slow motion" song.

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Barber - Adagio For Strings

It's a great "getting shot in slow motion" song.

Dammit, I was just coming in here to post this. It fits exactly what you're looking for. It's for string orchestra (well, there's also a string quartet version, since it was originally a movement from one of his string quartets), and it builds very slowly.

You could also check out some minimalist classical, like Steve Reich, Philip Glass, Terry Riley, and John Adams. Minimalism had a huge influence on post-rock. I mean, seriously, a HUGE influence. Post-rock is more or less minimalist (or probably more properly, post-minimalist) music played with rock instruments.

EDIT: Here's a really good recording of it, conducted by Leonard Bernstein: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dx1lNyggrh4

And here's the choral version, which is also fantastic: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFJ4hN7vxWo
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#16
I'll definitely check out those links soon. Any more would be nice. I have also fallen back in love with Sigur Ros. This one is amazing for anyone who likes the same stuff I do. The piano is simple, yet beautiful. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UeuvegBZFuM&feature=related
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#17
Yndi Halda, if I remember correctly they use strings a good bit;

Go to 2:13
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngjoav9BlPE

Also, somewhat related but always awesome;

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LU_QR_FTt3E
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#21
Definitely check out Yndi Halda. I can't see why anyone would reccomend Godspeed, I love them (obviously, look at my username) but they're not relaxing in the slightest.

You might like Eluvium, too.
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#27
the Vitamin String Quartet have covered just about every song imaginable..check 'em out
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