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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: January 16, 2018, 09:04:53 PM »
Will check that out!  ;)

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: January 15, 2018, 08:00:57 PM »
Siyanie - Homo Multidimensional + Shining of Unity
Meditative and blissful ambient music from Russia. I found these after poking around some of Richard Gürtler's recommendations, and I'm really glad I did.
https://moonsun.bandcamp.com/album/homo-multidimensional
https://moonsun.bandcamp.com/album/shining-of-unity


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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: January 07, 2018, 02:22:17 PM »
Quiet Calling - V
Outstanding sonic journey, beginning with some attention-grabbing synth work, evolving into nicely textured drone work, and ending with a some glitchy touches.
https://el-culto.bandcamp.com/album/quiet-calling-v-full-length-tracks-complete-mixed-album-included

Jaja - Music for Space Observation
Quiet (very quiet) contemplative drones. First track is amazing.
https://jajaouterspace.bandcamp.com/album/music-for-space-observation

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: January 03, 2018, 04:37:50 PM »
Aglaia - Picture Frames
Lovely new drone release with a great span of frequencies (e.g., low guttural murmurs)
https://aliodie.bandcamp.com/album/picture-frames

Alio Die - Time Zone Portal
This is okay: Well above average for ambient music, but average for Stefano. Still worth a listen/buy.
https://aliodie.bandcamp.com/album/time-zone-portal

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 :)

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What were some of your favorite ambient recordings from 2017?

Here are some releases that I was especially fond of. They are listed roughly in the order they were released. A surprising number of them came from the ARCHIVES label this year--a label that spans ambient techno to ambient soundscapes.

Yoyu - Ordinary Moon
My favorite of the year. Field recordings, loops, and beauty.
https://archivesdubmusic.bandcamp.com/album/ordinary-moon

Snufmumriko - At First Light
Glitchy lo-fi ambient.
https://shimmeringmoodsrecords.bandcamp.com/album/at-first-light

Eternell (Purl) - Children of Infinity
Majestic and spacious ambient, featuring a lot of acoustic guitar.
http://eternell.net/album/children-of-infinity

Halftribe - Daydreams in Low Fidelity
Glitchy but smooth.
https://archivesdubmusic.bandcamp.com/album/daydreams-in-low-fidelity

Warmth - Home
Drones with slowly unfolding movements.
https://archivesdubmusic.bandcamp.com/album/home

Ishq - Sen
A mix of experimental Ishq and the more magical and Elve-ish soundscapes.
https://ishq.bandcamp.com/album/sen

Andrew Heath and Anne Chris Baker - Lichtzin
Like a mysterious puzzle, with pieces that gradually come together.
https://chiheihatakeyama.bandcamp.com/album/lichtzin

Rod Modell - Dawn, Dusk, and Darkness
(No digital version available.) Beautiful compositions based on beatless ambient washes and field recordings. The melodies are subtle and hypnotic.

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: December 22, 2017, 07:45:45 AM »
April Larson - Hopeless Variations
Beautiful drone-based ambient from an artist previously unknown to me. Excellent abstract cover art too.
https://pyramidblood.bandcamp.com/album/hopeless-variations

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: December 14, 2017, 03:11:56 PM »
Krystian Shek - al​-​Qāhirah
This is a really interesting release on Carpe Sonum: Some familiar synth work combined with the ney--a flute-like instrument. The title track is a stunner.
https://krystianshek.bandcamp.com/album/al-q-hirah

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: December 11, 2017, 05:02:35 PM »
PS there are three A Winged Victory For The Sullen albums on vinyl for sale in my local record shop. Very, very tempting indeed.

Do it!!!!

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Arturia Buchla Easel
« on: December 08, 2017, 07:49:47 PM »
This is software?

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: December 07, 2017, 05:25:54 PM »
Ishq - Sen
New release on ...txt. Ishq has been a bit hit-or-miss for me recently. It seems that some of the releases haven't been curated or filtered well. But this album is a gem if you have been longing for the more melodic, drifting, and yet mysterious side of Ishq. Absolutely fantastic from beginning to end.
https://ishq.bandcamp.com/album/sen

Steve Brand and Ishq - Spiritual Science
This is a reissue on ...txt; I hadn't heard the original. I like this a lot, but it sounds a bit flat in parts, as if some of the sounds are copies of copies from an old tape reel era. Nonetheless, it is a great sonic journey, and the last track/CD is lovely.
https://steve-brand.bandcamp.com/album/spiritual-science-2017-re-release

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: November 25, 2017, 11:01:12 AM »
Snufmumriko - This Tide Will Bring You Home
Great EP on the Dewtone label from one of my favorite recently discovered artists. Lo-fi drones, rooted in a beatless dub space.
http://dewtonerecordings.com/album/this-tide-will-bring-you-home

Max Corbacho - Source of Present
Similar in spirit to some of his other recent releases. Excellent and majestic ambience. The first track, in particular, is one I like to put on repeat and listen to in a sustained way.
https://maxcorbacho.bandcamp.com/album/source-of-present


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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: November 13, 2017, 05:44:25 PM »
Good call! Panta Rei is fantastic!

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: November 12, 2017, 09:42:50 AM »
Yoyu - Open Heart Communication
Serene and meditative ambient.
https://nomorewords.bandcamp.com/album/open-heart-communication

Ghost and Tape - Var
Dusty, lo-fi guitar loops, in a 12k style.
https://homenormal.bandcamp.com/album/v-r

Andrew Heath - Soundings
Field recordings and various instrumentation. Awesome with headphones.
https://andrewheath.bandcamp.com/album/soundings

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: November 01, 2017, 07:08:12 PM »
Nunc Stans - Edge of Visibility
Fun stuff from APK. Somewhat dark, and a bit more drone-based than some of his other work. I like it a lot.
https://dataobscura.bandcamp.com/album/edge-of-visibility

Motionfield - The Passage
A collection of slow-moving ambient pieces with surprisingly few beats/pulses for this artist. I actually like this better than some of his other work.
https://motionfield.bandcamp.com/album/the-passage

Archives Various Artists - Soundscapes Volume 2

New compilation from the Archives label, featuring some of the recent artists featured on the label and some new up-and-coming ones. More guitar-heavy than previous releases, and a few really lovely stand outs (including the opening track by Steve Pacheco)
https://archivesdubmusic.bandcamp.com/album/soundscapes-vol-2

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Given this a listen on Bandcamp right now. Thanks for the great tip!

https://winter-light.bandcamp.com/album/winterlicht

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Art and Literature, Movies and TV / Re: Blade Runner Sequel
« on: October 23, 2017, 04:38:34 PM »
I was blown away by it. I was expecting to have all the trappings of a Hollywood sequel. But everything about this was fantastic (no spoilers): The non-rushed pace, the visuals, the atmospheric music, the technology, and the story.

As far as recent sci-fi films go, I think Arrival takes the lead. But BR 2049 was excellent.

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: October 16, 2017, 08:07:26 PM »
Carbon Based Lifeforms - Derelicts
New CBL release. Outstanding.
https://carbonbasedlifeforms.bandcamp.com/album/derelicts

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: October 05, 2017, 08:41:50 AM »
Andrew Heath and Anne Chris Baker - Lichtzin
Amazing collaboration full of brooding atmospheres, lost sounds, objects hidden behind corners, and beautiful ambient guitar soundscapes. A true journey!
https://chiheihatakeyama.bandcamp.com/album/lichtzin

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