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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Steve Roach Etheric Imprints
« on: July 13, 2015, 12:38:25 PM »
After a few listens, I gotta say "meh".  If it weren't for Steve's name being on this, I doubt it'd get noticed amidst all the other great music out there.  I'll pass on this one, and patiently await his next release, hoping he recaptures some of that old magic while pushing new boundaries.


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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Alio Die on BC
« on: February 17, 2015, 12:24:24 PM »
LOL, yeah I figured history, or maybe a proxy server.   ;)

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Alio Die on BC
« on: February 17, 2015, 12:04:34 PM »
I don't know if this is the 'new reality' or not, but BC is unique (as far as I'm aware) in that it lets people stream releases in effect. I've heard that may change, even iTunes limits listening to a preview. Naturally this differs from a service like Spotify, but it seems to me to be the same thing in effect, it's just that listening is free on BC.

I understand the artist deciding to limit their tracks and I also understand that the listener wants to hear the full release (which is what I currently do with my material)

Bandcamp does limit the number of times you can stream something.  I was streaming a Mick Chillage album last week; this week I tried to listen again, but I got a pop-up telling me to open my wallet.  I clicked "no thanks"; now when I hit play, the same pop-up window appears, and I can't stream it anymore.

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: January 27, 2015, 05:22:07 PM »
Also, any other Grassow albums on there that you would recommend? The selection is already staggering.

I've been streaming his stuff for days now; lots of good stuff.  "Through Past In Future " was today's highlight, tribal ambient with some strange guitar/drum bits on the last track.  Worth a listen.

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Now Playing / Re: Heavy music: turn it up to eleven!
« on: October 07, 2014, 01:19:26 PM »
As for guitartists - who are the killer axe-men these days ?, I've not heard much in the way of 'hot solos' of late.

Isaiah Mitchell (Earthless) is pretty amazing; more psych than metal, but holy crap he can play.




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Hi Jesse, good to see you made it over here!   :)

I've listened to quite a few of your tracks; you definitely have a Muslimgauze vibe going on, which is a good thing.  Add some strong, tasty bass lines, and you might be a good fit with the Broken Drum label, home of Secret Archives of the Vatican:  http://brokendrumrecords.com/

Me likee!




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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: RIP Pete Namlook
« on: May 05, 2014, 10:36:05 AM »
I'm a huge fan of the "Labyrinth" series he did with Lorenzo Montana.  Five releases, all fantastic.

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Everything and Nothing / Re: Does this woman want me to ask her out?
« on: April 22, 2014, 02:35:12 PM »
...Especially since she is a coworker in the office.

Wait a minute...  Is this the same co-worker who now won't talk to you?

 ;D

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Everything and Nothing / Re: Does this woman want me to ask her out?
« on: April 22, 2014, 02:30:03 PM »
I don't regret anything I've ever done, but I sure do regret things I DIDN'T do. 

Ask her out!

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then copy this twice and shift them by 1/3 and 2/3 the length of the original sound so you end up with 3 tracks of 10 minutes:

A:  ............/............/............/............/............/etc
B:       ............/............/............/............/............/etc
C:           ............/............/............/............/............/etc

Another trick is to time-stretch the B and C tracks:

A:  .........../.........../.........../.........../.........../etc
B:       ............./............./............./............./............./etc
C:           ................/................/................/................/................/etc

They then gradually get out of sync the longer they play, eliminating any sense of a steady rhythm, and ensuring that the whole soundfield is constantly evolving.

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: December 13, 2013, 09:08:40 PM »
I've been on a huge Docetism kick lately; great stuff, deep dub drones.  Not sure what the religious theme has to do with any of it, but the music is solid.  Highly recommended.

http://nichts.bandcamp.com/


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Thanks Mike, I'll take a look at that.  But she's moved on to her ipad, so I don't think she'll use the laptop ever again anyway.  lol

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Finally.

My wife bought a laptop right when Win 8 came out, and had to get it, despite wanting 7.  She hates it so much she never uses that computer.  I've tried to get used to it, but it forces me to completely change the way I use the desktop, etc., so I don't use it either.  Very expensive paperweight.   >:(


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Roach's newer stuff seems to be "low level listening" music, more for background than deep focus.  It has a place, IMO, but it's not why I like Roach.

The more active 'tribal' stuff from 10-15 years ago is more engaging to my ears.


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Time Fragments all sold; Beequeen still available.

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Hi Richard; check your messages.

Cheers!

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I'm selling Selling Oophoi "Time Fragments" vol. 1, 2, and 3.  These are the Skean Dhu versions in the metal boxes, in excellent condition.  They're official releases on CDR.

$10 each, plus $3 shipping in the US.

Also selling Beequeen's "Do Be Do:  A live anthology" CDR, same price.


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Now Playing / Re: Who else is listening to the new Grassow on repeat?
« on: August 28, 2013, 11:07:11 AM »
Which CD is this?  Tara?

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Now Playing / Re: Heavy music: turn it up to eleven!
« on: August 20, 2013, 08:09:42 AM »
I have to say a lot of it is very samey - so much angst ! (and so little dynamics and colour). I think a 'heavy ambient' band would be most welcome - loud/soft/loud etc :)

I agree; all that angst is a bit annoying.   :)  I think that's partly why I prefer bands with minimal vocals - just shut up and jam. 

Isis and Opeth both have an ambient side to them (depending on how you define 'ambient' I guess.) 

I've never cared much for the more song-oriented rock bands; I much prefer the total freakout freeform jam style bands.  Skullflower's early stuff hits that sweet spot:  drums and bass creating the scaffolding on which the feedbacky guitars hang.  Enough structure to keep things from completely falling apart, but it always feels like it's gonna go completely off the rails at any time...



Earthless hit the spot too; much less 'noisy', but man can these guys jam:



And of course, High Rise:




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Now Playing / Heavy music: turn it up to eleven!
« on: August 19, 2013, 04:45:38 PM »
The way I see it, there are only two kinds of music:  good music and bad music.  And good music comes in many flavors, not all of it tranquil and soothing...  So who else on this board likes the occasional blast of heavy?  And I don't mean Poison-esque cheeze-metal; I mean HEAVY heavy.  Bands that would stomp Poison into the ground like insignificant ants.

I, for one, enjoy the sonic assaults of High Rise, Mainliner, Earthless, Heavy Winged, etc.  There's something about a band teetering on the edge of control, everything as loud as it will go, just letting loose...  which brings me to one of my favorite heavy bands ever, Skullflower.  It seems their early catalog has finally been re-released in a very deluxe way.  I have most of this stuff (I managed to rip my CD's before the infamous cd-rot set in), but I am psyched for unreleased stuff from their earlier sessions, and remastered versions of the rest:

"Finally available, a much needed CD retrospective of Skullflower's early works from 1986 1990 spread across four separate releases, featuring all the material previously released on Broken Flag, Shock, Majora and Forced Exposure, plus around two hours of previously unheard music 14 of them spread across the series. And this is not 'out-take' dross used to fill up CDs, this is essential early Skullflower providing further insight into their uniquely twisted musical world. All material has been digitally mastered by Richard Whittaker at FX, and each CD comes in a deluxe gatefold card cover and inner sleeve with newly unearthed artwork by Matthew. Booklets feature extensive notes and previously unseen flyers, posters and photos."

Kino I:  Birthdeath comprises the remastered first 12" EP, available in its entirety for the first time since 1987, plus six previously unreleased, unheard and undreamed of tracks.

Kino II:  Form Destroyer includes the remastered first album - the best it's ever sounded, two 'bonus' tracks from Shock's long out of print RUINS and two previously unheard pieces. A truly monstrous disc of heavy, f*cked up music.

Kino III:  Xaman includes the most requested early Skullflower release, the original CD rendered unplayable by disc rot for 20 years and the subject of endless drivelsome internet speculation... Finally remastered, with new cover art from Matthew's archive.

Kino IV:  Black Sun Rising rounds up the first three 7" releases on Shock, Majora and Forced Exposure, the bonus track from THE PORTABLE ALTAMONT, plus six previously unreleased tracks including three from the XAMAN sessions.



So who else likes the RAWK?  What other essential gems need to be in any heavy music fan's collection?

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