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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: February 19, 2017, 12:36:26 PM »
Taylor Deupree - Somi
Tape loops, tape hiss, and wind-plucked guitars. Nice and soothing; similar to Faint in atmosphere.
https://12kmusic.bandcamp.com/album/somi

Re: Loscil/Scott Morgan. As a fan, the thing that I really appreciate about his music is that he has a distinctive style. I can hear a few seconds of a Loscil track and identify the artist right away. Of course, that on its own wouldn't be cool if I didn't like the music he produced, but I think having a sonic signature is a challenging thing to accomplish in this genre. His last few releases were good, but they didn't get many repeat listens around here. My favorite album of his is Plume.

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: February 16, 2017, 02:00:15 PM »
Halftribe is fantastic! I picked up the new one that was released on Archives a few days ago and can't stop listening to it. It is a perfect mix of dub elements, my favorite Pleq tracks, and lo-fi sonmi451 looping and reverb sensibilities.

https://archivesdubmusic.bandcamp.com/album/daydreams-in-low-fidelity

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: February 15, 2017, 06:16:33 PM »
llya Glebov (Murkok) & Joe Fujinoki - Glimmers
Dronescapes crafted from guitar and various electronics. Beautiful and spacious. On the amazing Archives label.
https://archivesdubmusic.bandcamp.com/album/glimmers

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: February 11, 2017, 02:23:09 PM »
 ;D

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: February 11, 2017, 07:34:06 AM »
Elegi - Bånsull
I'm so excited about this! Elegi released one of my favorite albums, Sistereis, on Miasmah in 2007. And, with one exception, then disappeared into radio silence. His new album, Bånsull , was just released on Dronarivm and is outstanding. This music is difficult to describe. I would categorize it as "dark ambient" for lack of a better label, but it isn't electronic and doesn't play into the apocalyptic themes that often characterize modern dark ambient soundscapes. This recording is more or less a soundtrack to exploring a haunted Victorian mansion. Most of the sounds are organic/acoustic, but treated in ways that make them both familiar and unsettling. You can hear the sounds of creaking floorboards, distantly bowed string instruments, pages turning in books, etc. Spooky atmospherics without any sudden spooks.
https://dronarivm.bandcamp.com/album/b-nsull

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Computers, Internet and Technology / Re: Goodbye iTunes..Hello MusicBee!
« on: February 11, 2017, 07:20:24 AM »
I find iTunes a bit limiting (doesn't play FLAC), but haven't explored other options because it is an obvious one-stop-shop for backing up my iPhone and loading music onto it. Is it safe to assume you're not an iPhone user? I'd be curious to learn more about how people manage music across their computers and mobile devices among Apple users.

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Lo-Fi Ambient Recommendations
« on: February 09, 2017, 07:25:56 AM »
I'm streaming Prismatic now and really enjoying it. Some of the recent Green Kingdom releases are too polished for my tastes; this is a refreshing listen.

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: February 09, 2017, 07:24:00 AM »
Ishq - Organic Electrified Forms 1
Brief and midrange quirky sonic experiments spread over 120 minutes. Some of the tracks are fantastic. Most of them are in the spirit of the 2015 Floracopia release.

https://virtual1.bandcamp.com/album/organic-electrified-forms-1

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Independent Music Reviews / Re: New Ambient/Experimental Music Blog
« on: February 05, 2017, 01:24:05 PM »
cool!

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: February 01, 2017, 06:33:32 PM »
Sinepearl - Psithurism
Beatless psybient with some awesome touches.
https://sinepearl.bandcamp.com/album/psithurism

Alphaxone & ProtoU - Stardust
Dark ambient from Cryo Chamber. The first two tracks are outstanding, with a cool mix of field recordings and low frequency electronics.
https://cryochamber.bandcamp.com/album/stardust

Closing the Eternity - Forever and a Day
Deep dronework; Easily mistaken for some of Oophoi's more organic soundscapes.
https://muzykavoln.bandcamp.com/album/forever-and-a-day


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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: January 17, 2017, 07:55:53 AM »
Subaeris - The City in Rain
Urban dronescapes
https://subaeris.bandcamp.com/album/the-city-in-rain

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Everything and Nothing / Re: What did you buy for black Friday?
« on: January 14, 2017, 10:45:58 AM »
Glad to read your review.

I don't really understand how the cancelation works. When I flip the switch, like you, my sense is that the volume increases by a notch, which seems like a "trick" for improving the signal rather than true cancelation.  Regardless, they sound good either way. So this is more of my skepticism shining through rather than a genuine complaint about the headphones.

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Grats!

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: January 13, 2017, 01:22:55 PM »

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Lo-Fi Ambient Recommendations
« on: January 12, 2017, 08:42:04 AM »
That does seem pricey. Nice sounds, though.

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You don't mean a single song on repeat, right? If so, then 4'33" is a creative and perfect answer.

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: January 10, 2017, 03:16:24 PM »
Wow!  That 23 Degrees piece is great. Had not heard it before.

Agree! Very nice.

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Lo-Fi Ambient Recommendations
« on: January 09, 2017, 07:19:11 AM »
I almost listed that Ghost and Tape release! It is great.

If you come across anything else that you're particularly fond of, please repost. I love exploring new sounds. There is a nice Porya Hatami release on Dronarivm too.

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Lo-Fi Ambient Recommendations
« on: January 07, 2017, 07:58:17 AM »
Here are some of my favorites, all streamable on Bandcamp:

Porya Hatami - Land
http://noise.poryahatami.com/album/land

Richard Ginn - In Float
https://richardginns.bandcamp.com/album/in-float

The Seaman and the Tattered Sail - Light Folds
https://facture.bandcamp.com/album/light-folds-2

Spheruleus - Chronota
https://spheruleus.bandcamp.com/album/chronota

Twincities - Memories: To dust
https://unknowntonerecords.bandcamp.com/album/memoirs-to-dust

The Humble Bee - Instruction Booklet N. 1232
https://dauw.bandcamp.com/album/instruction-booklet-n-1232

Federico Durand - Musica para Manuel
https://federicodurand.bandcamp.com/album/m-sica-para-manuel-cd-version


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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: January 04, 2017, 07:56:25 AM »
Steve Roach - Painting in the Dark
This is fantastic! Much like the cover art, the sounds gradually morph and bleed into one another in fascinating ways. I agree with Ekstasis that the one weak part is track 2 which has a lot of chaotic electronics, much like Indigo Shift from in Etheric Imprints. But the chaos works a bit better here because it is situated in the context of other electronics and is not salient in the mix.
https://steveroach.bandcamp.com/album/painting-in-the-dark

Steve Roach - Fade to Gray
This is okay, but goes on too long without any obvious metamorphosis. I suppose the same can be said for other longform works by Roach, but there isn't a "hook" here to grab me.
https://steveroach.bandcamp.com/album/fade-to-gray

Jaja - Beyond the Horizons
New digital release from Jana. Four beautiful tracks that bring to mind stars and the limitless.
https://jajaouterspace.bandcamp.com/album/beyond-the-horizons

Cousin Silas - Dronescape 035
Wonderful bedtime ambience. Digital only.
https://weareallghosts.bandcamp.com/album/dronescape-035-waag-drs035

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