Ambient music "must be as ignorable as it is interesting"
Ambient music is a genre of music that emphasizes tone and atmosphere over traditional musical structure or rhythm.
A form of instrumental music, that may lack net composition, beat, or structured melody.
It uses textural layers of sound which can reward both passive and active listening and encourage a sense of calm or contemplation.
The genre is said to evoke an "atmospheric", "visual", or "unobtrusive" quality.
Ambient music may have elements of new-age music and drone music, as some works may use sustained or repeated notes.