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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Gear: Studio shots by Deb
« on: Today at 01:34:19 PM »
Nice gongs  8) and bass drum  8) could have great fun with them !!

Here's my wee studio......



Most of the drums are out of view.....with several in another room. I need more space and have now stopped purchasing drums  ;D

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: Today at 01:26:23 PM »
Today's listening so far......

Stephen Palmer - Winter Solstice A beautiful winter ambient ep.

and



Divine Matrix - Atmospheric Variations this really is a great album. Melodic and space ambient of the highest order.

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: Today at 01:21:26 PM »
Steve Roach - Mystic Chords and Sacred Spaces 2 ie parts 3 and 4.

Listening to the free download whilst amazon deliver the CD. It is wonderful.

It sure is. The final three tracks of part 3 are transcendent.

What a great word to describe them !!!! I am listening again just now, utterly beautiful.

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: Yesterday at 09:18:29 AM »
Steve Roach - Mystic Chords and Sacred Spaces 2 ie parts 3 and 4.

Listening to the free download whilst amazon deliver the CD. It is wonderful.

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I use Bandcamp for purchases frequently. I also check out stuff I would never otherwise hear or consider purchasing. Many of these listens end up in purchases of the download or CD. This also goes for Spotify which is a superb resource for listening and again often ends up with folk getting sales of their music.

I have seen some artists restricting the amount that can be available for "streaming" , as it is referred to , by maybe say having half the album only available after purchase. This seems fair enough although personally I prefer being able to check out the whole thing.

If it was my own music not sure how I would feel, depends on what you want to achieve, ie get your music out there for folk to hear or achieve maximum pounds/dollars. It is a small genre we are into here, so it is a difficult balancing act for some.

At the end of the day there is absolutely no comparison quality wise with this streaming and listening to a quality download / CD on a proper hi-fi system.

Reminds me I need to get that new track you put up there Pete, will do soon.

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Liked that Pete. Diverse indeed, light to dark, through space and back through the dark to the light.

Checking out your bandcamp and spotify just now and looking forward to hearing your new work.

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: October 24, 2014, 02:17:47 AM »
Aye, Shades of Orion 1-3 , excellent. Probably 2 is my favourite, mainly due to its ambient abundance  ;).

Still a couple of recent things to check from this thread, however;

A Winged Victory For The Sullen   amazingly on spotify , stunning !!!
Hammock - Sleepover Series 2 also on spotify, just wonderful, will have to get this, cheers J for posting about it.
Ralph Vaughan Williams - Tallis Fantasia was aware of this composer but not sure if I had heard any music. Utterly gorgeous, just my kind of Classical and will research further.

Away to check out the HTDC and FSOL.

Cheers to all who posted the music  :)

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: October 23, 2014, 04:19:55 AM »
A good few things posted in this thread recently I need to check out urgently, especially that Winged Victory for the Sullen.

Currently listening to.....



Pete Namlook/ Tetsu Inoue - 2350 Broadway 3. I think, for me, the Broadway albums are the definitive ambient series on FAX if not ever. Just wonderful.

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: October 15, 2014, 11:17:07 AM »
The two new Carpe Sonum releases have arrived here....

       

Bubble - OI ..................Krystian Shek - Sometimes Not.

The Bubble is a really beautiful, dreamy, drifting ambient album. The Shek is a mixture of styles but mainly ambient and is very, very FAX like indeed. Both are superb and can be found on the Carpe Sonum bandcamp page.

The quality of the music and artwork coming from this label is fantastic.

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: RIP Pete Namlook
« on: October 11, 2014, 07:03:30 AM »
Most of my FAX albums were purchased on download (and we are talking a lot of albums here  :) ) I have only purchased my favourites on CD/DTS. Still have one or two to acquire however I would say my absolute faves are ....




Namlook/Moufang XX Taygete..................... Namlook XXI Subconscious World

plus Namlook/Montana Labyrinth V.

All are stunning albums and in DTS surround are pure, awesomely, wonderful.


PS   Also not keen on VV6 .....Virtual Vices 4 is however the Dogz B*llox and was my first ever FAX purchase. Hooked me right in so it did  8)

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: October 09, 2014, 12:02:52 PM »
Just got this..........



The Great Schizm - The Sleeper's Night Journey

New discovery for me. Beautiul album. A mixture of warm, mysterious and dark ambient. On bandcamp here......https://thegreatschizm.bandcamp.com/album/the-sleepers-night-journey

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Now Playing / Re: Heavy music: turn it up to eleven!
« on: October 09, 2014, 11:57:00 AM »
The UFO live album - Strangers In The Night - is one of thee best live albums ever.  8)

Fantastic melody orientated metal. I saw them on that tour in 79/80. Blew me away at the time, still enjoy this very much when I listen to it occasionally.

Maybe slightly o/t but my favourite guitarists/bands are......

Steve Howe - Yes
Robin Trower - check out For Earth Below.
Wishbone Ash - early stuff up to about 1980/ Just Testing. Twin lead geetars  8)
Thin Lizzy,
Sabbath,
Rush,

better stop there as it may be a long list....

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Being a Scot, it would be complete and utter sacrilege punishable by possible imprisonment if any other countries "whisky" product was consumed  :P  ;) I have covertly consumed the occasional Jack Daniels in a surreptitious manner. Very nice.

Rather than drinking three pints of beer at the theatre the other night, decided to go for three drams instead to reduce the need for requiring to go to the wee boys room  :-[  Like the other lads have mentioned I only usually have one whisky, maybe two, so this was unusual for me.

1) Jura. Long, long time since I had this ! Very, very nice indeed. I didn't get a look at the bottle but it was beautifully aged, clearly in sherry wood. Will definitely have to investigate this one further.

2) Highland Park, Orkneys finest. Enjoyed it but will have to give it another go.

3) Talisker. Definitely nectar of the gods, made in Skye form peat and girders ( ;)) this is my favourite of all whiskies, without a doubt.

Also enjoyed the play (dragged by wife) so was a very pleasant evening indeed.

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Glenrothes, quite a heavy whisky on the nose, almost 25 years since I tasted that one.

Aberlour a lighter dram and I seem to remember rather pleasant.

Glenfiddich also a lighter flavour but a nice easy malt to drink. Always liked it.

Auchentoshan was always one of my favourites. A light, lowland malt. The only one which is triple distilled I think. Never tried the three wood (which sounds fantastic) and therefore must endeavour to do so.

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Art and Literature, Movies and TV / Re: Now Reading, pt 2
« on: October 02, 2014, 02:37:57 PM »
Funnily enough, without seeing either of these on here, I have just finished.....

The Martian - Andy Weir. Had seen it on amazon, where a review had given away the ending  ::) or so I thought. Book sounded interesting though and when I saw it in the book shop in paperback I was going to buy it, until I saw the size of the print within..... very wee..... thus I bought it on Kindle. Thoroughly enjoyed it, very tense and addictive tale.

Also today in Waterstones noticed John Scalzi - Lock in for the first time. Sounds very interesting indeed. Good to see it recommended on here. Imminent purchase then,  :)

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Just back from a short break in Highland Perthshire where I visited this place...........



The smallest distillery in Scotland where everything is hand made by the three distillery workers.

I purchased this........



and thereafter partook of said amber nectar of the gods, at my holiday place, looking out over this landscape one afternoon in the late summer sun....



Very pleasant indeed.


PS Julio .....this dram also tasted wonderful in the distillery tasting room  ;) 8)

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Everything and Nothing / Re: What is the Hypnos Forum to you ?
« on: September 29, 2014, 12:19:51 PM »
Well I have only been here since Dec 2013 but have thoroughly enjoyed the posts here. Ambient music has really taken over my life, well okay, my listening this past 3 years or so. Thus it is highly appropriate I have found this place.

My own music has always been guitar orientated rock with side projects of African/Scottish/instrumental concepts. However I am being inspired by listening to some stunning ambient music recently and my studio will be getting fired up again over the winter months for some deep ambient research and playing. Hopefully this guitarist/Djembe player will be picking up some tips from the wealth of experience and musicianship on here  :D

Favourite thread on this website............has to be..........Currently Listening  8)

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: September 29, 2014, 12:08:59 PM »
Two new ...txt releases have arrived  :)

   

Mick Chillage - Reverie.....yet another really beautiful ambient album from Mick.

Autumn Of Communion 3.9. Three very different remixes of the AOC track Solar Image by Mick, Ishq and Nacthplank. Really superb.

AOC 5, their final release, is up for pre-order on the ...txt website. Only 100 available from the website with the other 50 going to distributors in Japan and USA.

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: September 15, 2014, 01:15:47 PM »
Seren Fffordd - Shards (of ashen light and burning dark) Dark, atmospheric and interesting. This is excellent.

and

Triple live Tangerine Dream - Phaedra Farewell Tour 2014.......



Superb.

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: September 04, 2014, 04:06:45 AM »
Silence V in particular is something very special. An ambient masterpiece.......for me.

This Robert Rich performance has been posted elsewhere, don't know if any of you have seen it or if the link is on here somewhere. Absolutely fantastic to see and hear this.......


http://youtu.be/U_Ff7h0CZw0


Robert Rich on KFJC, May 28 2014 (complete authorized video)


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