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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: July 18, 2018, 01:48:31 PM »
Ataxy - When the Lightning Falls
New artist on the Archives/Faint label. Pretty good soundscapes, with deep and rich textures.
https://faintmusic.bandcamp.com/album/when-the-lightning-falls

Variant - thru the cosmos [pallas​/​perseids]
Slow-moving, spacious ambient dub from Hitchell. Mesmerizing.
https://echospacedetroit.bandcamp.com/album/thru-the-cosmos-pallas-perseids

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: July 04, 2018, 07:34:00 AM »
Simon Lomax - A Strange Light
Got this tip from Richard. Beautiful slow-moving ambience, mostly guitar based, as far as I can discern. If you get a chance, check out the first track in particular (Watching the Vapour Form). It is especially enchanting.
http://www.simonlomax.com/astrangelight.html

Steve Roach - Molecules of Motion
This, and other Projekt titles, are on sale today on Bandcamp, so I picked it up. I like it okay, but I'm less partial to the sequenced work that Roach releases. I much prefer the drift-based soundscapes.
https://projektrecords.bandcamp.com/album/molecules-of-motion

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: C: Drive crash
« on: June 28, 2018, 07:59:34 AM »
 :) :)

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: June 23, 2018, 08:35:23 PM »
Some recent non-ambient:

oOoOO & Islamiq Grrrls - Faminine Mystique
Hazed out, admixture of a variety of styles, ranging from dream pop to jazz to rock. Very David Lynch-like at times.
https://oooooislamiqgrrrls.bandcamp.com/album/faminine-mystique

Ringo Deathstarr - Mauve
Best name for a band. MBV-inspired, with rich, dense layers and catchy melodies.
https://ringodeathstarr.bandcamp.com/album/mauve

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: June 14, 2018, 12:24:02 PM »
cv313 - analogue oceans
A recent release from Steven Hitchell of Echospace. Beautiful dubby ambience. The third track is a real treat. For me, at least, it is an auditory illusion: Depending on which set of rhythmic pulses I attend to, I hear one song or a completely different one. Fascinating. The fourth track (the second disc) is super chill and worthy of all-day repeat listening.
https://echospacedetroit.bandcamp.com/album/analogue-oceans

Robert Rich - Sleep Concert at Gray Area
A digital-only release of a Bay Area sleep concert from Feb 2018. This is fantastic. The "middle section" is an amazing tapestry of drones with a rich assortment of insect-like samples. The frequencies tickle my ears--in good ways.
https://robertrich.bandcamp.com/album/sleep-concert-at-gray-area-24-feb-2018

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: C: Drive crash
« on: June 12, 2018, 02:17:49 PM »
I'm sorry to hear that, Anthony. I hope something works out.

Just out of curiosity: What do most musicians do to manage downloads, plugins, and licenses? Are most of them easily transferable across machines? Or do some of them breakdown across OS updates and create a huge pain?

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: June 06, 2018, 01:56:47 PM »
Oophoi - Athlit +
Oophoi & Tau Ceti - Subterranea

Some of my favorite Oophoi releases.  It is weird to think of these as old, but I guess they are now.


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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: June 06, 2018, 09:57:18 AM »
Nice tip on Foghorn / The Afterglow. That was pretty neat.

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: June 02, 2018, 07:50:53 AM »
Eternell - Elysia
New ethereal ambient from Ludvig Cimbrelius/Purl. A perfect soundtrack for drifting through clouds. This has been on repeat day and night.
http://eternell.net/album/elysia

Gas - Rausch
This is okay. Some of the reviews I've read make it sound like the best of the batch. I enjoyed it, but it had the ironic effect of making me want to listen to some of the older Gas releases instead rather than re-spinning Rasuch in particular. I think there is too much dissonance and not enough mystery in this release.
https://kompakt-gas.bandcamp.com/album/rausch

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: May 30, 2018, 07:16:37 AM »
I'm listening to Microstoria's SnD via the youtube footage linked on Discogs. It is interesting. Sometimes I'm amazed that there are these pockets of music from over 20 years ago (!!!) that are still new to me. The world is such a big place.

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: May 24, 2018, 06:41:27 PM »
Hotel Neon - Means of Knowing
This group is interesting. Technically, I don't sense that they're doing anything innovative; most of the sounds are guitar based, with a surprising amount of distortion. But somehow they manage to pull of really interesting soundscapes that are nearly impossible to mistake as anything other than Hotel Neon. This latest release is a double CDr from Spain's Archives label.
https://archivesdubmusic.bandcamp.com/album/means-of-knowing

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: May 19, 2018, 01:38:34 PM »
Oval - 94diskont

A glitch masterpiece and one of the pioneering albums of the genre.


I just heard this for the first time. Nice stuff!

Halftribe - For the Summer, or Forever
New release on Dronarivm. Amazing work. Very similar in spirit to his previous release on Archives: Soft ambient melodies and loops, with glitched out textures and flourishes. I love all the little details in this; true sonic candy.
https://dronarivm.bandcamp.com/album/for-the-summer-or-forever

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: May 15, 2018, 05:10:22 PM »
Max Corbacho - Nocturnes II
This is fantastic. Max has always been super-talented, but I feel like he's finally found his own  unique voice in the last few releases. The opening and closing tracks of this album are worth the price of admission alone.
https://maxcorbacho.bandcamp.com/album/nocturnes-ii

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Wow, I didn't even realize he had a new(ish) release. Thanks for calling our attention to it. I'm listening to samples now, and they are fantastic!

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: May 08, 2018, 06:09:20 PM »
Warmth - Parallel
I love this guy's work, but this latest release didn't quite grab me; the sounds seem a bit homogeneous across the various tracks. I might revisit it on a day when I'm craving something more minimal and uniform.
https://archivesdubmusic.bandcamp.com/album/parallel

語り部 - Respite
Excellent moody ambient.
https://fortelleren.bandcamp.com/album/respite

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: May 03, 2018, 08:33:11 PM »
Shorelights - Ancient Lights
New release from Rod Modell and friends. This is not like the previous Shorelights release, which was a mesmerizing, 60-min experimental soundscape. This is more Echospace-esqe, with super-smooth bass riffs, expansive ambient washes, processed flute (!?), and dubby goodness. Love it.
Samples: https://www.discogs.com/Shorelights-Ancient-Lights/release/11506822

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: April 29, 2018, 07:10:51 AM »
Steve Brand - Near Series: Glow
New release on ...txt on a long-form ambient piece. Beautiful, drifting soundscapes.
https://steve-brand.bandcamp.com/album/near-series-glow

Alio Die and Mathias Grassow - Praha Meditations
I somehow managed to miss this when it came out 8 years ago. (Too much World of Warcraft!) But I picked it up recently and it has been on constant rotation. Love it!
https://aliodie.bandcamp.com/album/praha-meditations

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: April 18, 2018, 08:26:32 PM »
36 - Circuit Bloom
Excellent melodies with a cyberpunk touch.
http://3six.net/album/circuit-bloom

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: April 11, 2018, 06:23:25 PM »
Alio Die + Aglaia - Amitabha
This has some really nice tracks on it, but I didn't find it compelling enough to give it repeated listens.
https://aliodie.bandcamp.com/album/amitabha

Steve Brand - Near Series: Threshold
I'm obsessed with this for some reason. Long-form ambient work that captures something that reminds me of early vidnaObmana and Roach collaborations, but with its own voice and personality. Infinitely interesting.
https://steve-brand.bandcamp.com/album/near-series-threshold

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: April 09, 2018, 07:56:54 PM »
poemme - Escape to Blue
Ethereal ambient
https://poemme.bandcamp.com/album/escape-to-blue

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