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Other Ambient (and related) Music / AWVFTS Live
« on: March 18, 2015, 06:44:54 PM »

If you want to see a 6 min clip of AWVFTS,here it is.I prefer the first LP to the second but I would see them live if I could.

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Alio Die on BC
« on: February 07, 2015, 03:26:42 PM »
Alio Die is now on Bandcamp.Expect a ton of releases.Not sure why he is only posting previews of certain songs,sort of defeats the purpose as I wish to hear all the tracks before I purchase.But I have been an admirer for decades so there will be some new additions to my collection I am sure.

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Bandcamp to collect tax on EU sales?
« on: December 30, 2014, 04:32:06 PM »
I read about this today.Though it does not affect me (for now) as I am in Canada, my understanding is that any music sold on BC including downloads will be subject to tax for the buyer.Seems it depends on where the buyer is located,not the seller.I am not sure how I feel that tax is to be collected on something like digital downloads when I am in another country.Nothing physical being transferred.More expensive for everyone involved.Plus you already have to deal with currency conversation.For myself,when I pay in pounds or Euro,it is way more.This will not stop me from purchasing on BC,love the site as they do not rip off the consumer by charging more for lossless and you can stream full tracks,both a huge plus.

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Grassow on BC
« on: December 23, 2014, 03:48:18 PM »
Saw this today.Mathias Grassow is on BC.Now you can enjoy his drones as a lossless download.Mostly box sets are available.Morpheus is of interest to these ears.He is certainly the master of drone with a gigantic amount of output.

Other Ambient (and related) Music / New Pink Floyd in Fall
« on: July 06, 2014, 01:15:07 PM »
I just read there is a new Pink Floyd LP coming out in the Fall.
Based on The Division Bell sessions,modified in 2014 by Gilmour.So featuring 3 of the 4 members.
All instrumental with maybe 1 vocal.
I remember seeing them live in 1994 and the pre show music was about 30 min of ambient sounds.Still ranks as one of the best.
Who would have thought.

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Grammys/Kraftwerk
« on: January 28, 2014, 12:10:03 AM »
Watched bits of the Grammys yesterday.Since I am not into MOR music,it meant nothing to me.Actually sad what passes for music now. Daft Punk are kinda of cool with the robots( hmmnn wonder where they got that)
At the televised introduction,LL Cool J goes on and on thanking no name hip hop artists,American Idol,current rock acts- all of whom will be forgotten more or less in a few years about their influence on music, no mention of Kraftwerk.
However I saw that Kraftwerk got a lifetime achievement award. At a seperate ceremony along with Ringo Starr,Isley Brothers and others.
Ralf spoke for a minute. That is 55 seconds longer than he has spoken to the public in some 30 years.
Kraftwerk are so under rated for what they have contributed to modern music. No hip hop,no EDM,no electronica,no ambient without them.
If you are lucky enough to see them live in 2014, you should.I am.Granted Ralf is the only original member left but I saw them last time think it was 2007, and it was mind boggling amazing. In fact, I was the local contact on behalf of the promoter as they knew I enjoyed their music. Spoke to Ralf and Florian when I could. They were very civilised and cultured. Ralf actually knew the current acts and wanted to clubbing. Yes,they wanted to know about cycling in Montreal and where they could rent bikes.

Other Ambient (and related) Music / William Basinski- where to start?
« on: January 16, 2013, 12:05:32 AM »
I have heard about this artist but finally got around to read reviews. I am may behind the trends after 25 years of collecting but just getting to this guy.The reviews,especially the Loops series,are so positive it is nearly unreal. 5 out of 5, 100% plus,music from the heavens,ambient king ( better than Eno)The hype is unreal. So,where do I start? A 90 second sample on itunes is not the best place. I understand the technical end of the Loops series,to me nothing new there  Disintegrating tape,I still have used tape from my old Revox,I should check the tape out. Thanks.

Art and Literature, Movies and TV / Dredd film
« on: September 25, 2012, 10:53:09 PM »
Saw this tonight. Normally I am not into comic book adaptions that are made for teenagers or geeks.
I did not know the UK comic or have seen the Stallone version.
It was great. Dark and it stays dark right to the end,amazing 3D shots which were there more as atmosphere than blantant effects,especially during the Slo Mo drug induced parts.
Music was well sequenced,some of it based on early 80s industrial electronic music.
Incredibly violent. Not in a PG way,in an R way.If you want to see what someone's head looks like smashed to bits while directly looking at it,this is the one. More artistic violence if such a thing can exist.
You cannot take it seriously but our world as it is,we are not far off.

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Kraftwerk live in NYC,8 dates at MOMA
« on: February 15, 2012, 09:49:29 PM »
Just read that Kraftwerk will be performing 8 nights in NYC in April,each night playing an entire album from their catalogue. Never been done before.I will for sure be checking out one of the shows,worth the trip,maybe even two.WOW.No one performing or listening to electronic music now cannot say that Kraftwerk did not influence their their music in some way.

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Touch app.
« on: December 09, 2011, 10:41:27 PM »
Just got the Touch app on iTunes.
Well worth it.all their radio shows are there,plus samples of nearly all their releases.
Yesterday,I listened to a 40 minute Biosphere chris Watson with a 60 min show talking and playing field recordings.
I always enjoyed the touch aesthetic. Can be difficult listening but many interesting artists,of course for me the above two included.

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Download stores
« on: July 17, 2011, 09:59:21 PM »
Curious who uses any download stores,and if so,which ones.I have always been a cd person,before Lps,and use iTunes for my iPod in lossless. I have started recently to try Downloading a few songs from various stores,and with so many formats,it can get confusing.usually I go for wav but started trying out others such as mp3 or aac, used iTunes store,emusic,beatport,boomkat,other music .To my ears,results all over the Map.emusic was the worst,the rest in the middle,so far beatport the best.none of them come close to cd or wav or flac.but what are your experiences?

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Emusic anyone?
« on: June 26, 2011, 07:44:28 PM »
Has anyone used the mp3 site emusic? Just was browsing through it and the prices are unreal,one track can be 70 minutes and it can cost a few dollars or even cents. Including many titles sold here,such as alio die or Steve is not for me as I do not buy mp3s,only cd or flac files but still...just curious...

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Guthrie Perry tour
« on: March 09, 2011, 11:21:24 PM »
Robin Guthrie (Cocteau Twins) and Brendan Perry ( Dead Can Dance) tour USA Canada in June,I will be there.

Everything and Nothing / Book on cd and download economics
« on: January 15, 2011, 10:52:51 PM »
Here is a book I recently read which was very informative:
Appetite for self destruction ( the spectacular crash of the record industry in the digital age)
By Steve knopper.

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Alio die purchase
« on: December 13, 2010, 11:13:24 PM »

Looking at the latest alio die ,la sala and Praha, do you buy his stuff in north america,including hsl, site has no links or do you just go direct,outside of the ones listed on hypnos.if direct,guess postage must be expensive in euros. Thanks.

Other Ambient (and related) Music / John foxx
« on: December 13, 2010, 09:48:14 PM »
Anyone here have John foxx- robin Guthrie mirrorball and John foxx dna? Looking for opinions. Thanks.

Hypnos News and Announcements / Trying to contact mike g
« on: December 01, 2010, 11:36:16 PM »
Emails being returned tried correct address mike how do I contact you?

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Immersion app
« on: October 25, 2010, 10:32:09 PM »
Anyone get the Steve roach immersion app yet? Looks interesting and of high quality audio loops. I often listen to the Robert rich app ( though as previously mentioned not the same as the DVD version) plus my phone is no hi fi listening device nice to have though if you really need a ambient break.

Everything and Nothing / Massive attack -Roger waters live
« on: October 20, 2010, 06:06:40 PM »
Went to see both this week,worth it if they come to your city. Massive played nearly 2 hours,incredible visuals and audio, reworked many of their songs with extended versions.They had thievery corporation as well, they did nothing for me.Roger waters, best visuals I have ever seen in 30 years of concert going next to pink Floyd division bell and kraftwerk. Quad sound, fireworks ,the pig,all of it. At up to $250 expensive but worth it. Try to get tickets in the middle to back of venue too close you loose the spectacle.this week too r sakamoto.

Other Ambient (and related) Music / kraftwerk BBC Interview
« on: January 18, 2010, 11:39:20 PM »
Interesting 1 hour program on Kraftwerk,as well as Neu ! etc... Current interviews with Ralf Hutter,Bowie,New Order taped a few weeks ago.Though there seems to be not much talk about Kraftwerk here on the forum,there would be no popular electronic or ambient music without them,period.
google or go to iplayer console

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