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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: February 07, 2016, 01:44:18 PM »
Tetsu Inoue - Organic Cloud

Chill In, Chill Out & Ring of Power -> A glorious pinnacle moment in ambient music.

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This album is fantastic indeed.
I was expecting as much, since Yen Pox involves Michael J.V. Hensley who has my utmost respect for his phenomenal albums as Blood Box.

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A golden oldie.
With respect to the other artists featured on the terrific 1998 compilation "The Ambient Expanse", the finale from Steve Roach is quite something else. https://steveroach.bandcamp.com/track/the-eternal-expanse-2

I've been listening to this piece many times during the last year. Also while commuting, working etc. A few reviewers found it a little bland and uninspired. They are not hearing it. It takes time to get into.

It's one of the most dynamic and richly layered pieces Steve has composed. I'd call it a "tone painting". While it lingers in the same harmonic zone, the key is in its subtleties. There's a feeling of ebb and flow, of space and expansion that I've rarely heard elsewhere. Near the end, sound becomes pure emotion. Truly majestic.
Play it LOUD!

Any suggestions for pieces with a similar feel (that are not by Steve Roach)?

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"In the next newsletter we have big news to announce on BioSonic, an amazing collaboration with UK-based electronic artist Robert Logan, four years in the making. Stay tuned!"

Seems very interesting!

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Can't make a top 10 for 2015 but so far my favorites include:

Yen Pox - Between the Horizon and the Abyss
Mathias Grassow - Wisdoom
Steve Roach & friends - Monuments of Ecstasy

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https://steveroach.bandcamp.com/album/alive-in-the-vortex-2-cd-set

Either Bandcamp is messing with the sound or something went wrong with the mix...
I'm glad I saved the original broadcast from At Water's Edge, because in this release the low end is almost completely gone. Makes a track like Vortex 5 sound weak in comparison. I really enjoy the percussion in that one.

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: December 24, 2015, 09:48:44 AM »
Valentina Lisitsa - Scriabin Nuances Beautiful collection of new recordings of some classic Scriabin etudes, poemes, mazurkas, and waltzes.

Thanks for this. I'm not a fan of Lisitsa but Scriabin is one of my very favorite composers and on this disc there seem to be a lot of early pieces (without opus number) that I haven't even heard yet. Now I must check it out.

Speaking of Scriabin, I was just listening to the unbelievably beautiful Andante from his third piano sonata:



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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: December 15, 2015, 02:07:54 PM »
Valentina Lisitsa - Scriabin Nuances Beautiful collection of new recordings of some classic Scriabin etudes, poemes, mazurkas, and waltzes.

Thanks for this. I'm not a fan of Lisitsa but Scriabin is one of my very favorite composers and on this disc there seem to be a lot of early pieces (without opus number) that I haven't even heard yet. Now I must check it out.

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Whatever happened to....?
« on: November 28, 2015, 03:25:00 AM »
What happened to Tetsu Inoue is still a mystery it seems:
https://phonaut.wordpress.com/2012/06/21/where-is-tetsu-inoue/

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First let me say that Steve Roach will always be one of my favorite artists in music. However, recently all that talk on his website, album descriptions etc., is starting to annoy me. It has annoyed me before, but it seems to be getting worse. It's so full of adjectives and hyperbole and it's not exactly modest either.

I understand that promotion is necessary and I appreciate the enthusiasm and effort that is put into these writings, but for "outsiders" these texts (which are copied by other sites) may actually be a big turn off. For a lot of people it may appear like a whole lot of new age bla bla.

Honestly, Steve, if you are reading this, I love your music, it means more to me than I can put into words, but when you or your associates talk about your music, I think a more humble and objective approach would serve your music better. Your music stands on its own. It doesn't need all those fancy words and descriptions.

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: November 05, 2015, 02:22:56 PM »
Shpongle. I'm over this stuff but ...And the Day Turned to Night is still a fantastic track.

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Redshift new album
« on: October 23, 2015, 02:55:32 AM »
I also really like Redshift. I've been playing "Glide" from the album "Toll" countless times over the last months. Retro done right.

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: October 07, 2015, 02:32:32 PM »
Mathias Grassow - Wisdoom

On bandcamp. Fantastic.

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: September 04, 2015, 03:01:48 AM »
Jean Sibelius - Symphony No. 7
My latest musical obsession.


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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: July 30, 2015, 07:22:11 AM »
Raison d'etre - Myse En Abyme

Love it. Especially "Katharos"

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: July 24, 2015, 03:29:48 AM »
Redshift - Toll

Glide is THE track I've been waiting to hear from them. Superb!

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Well, there's something for everyone. I prefer his later tribal albums. Great sound, deep trances and grooves. Fever Dreams 2, The Serpent's Lair and Dream Tracker are right up there among my favorites. Even more recent, Monuments of Ecstasy is very nice. I think he is still going strong in most if his styles.

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I'm not excluding the possibility that there's something under the surface of these pieces, something I'm not hearing yet. Some of his music takes time to get attuned to. But for now, I prefer any other sequencer piece I've heard from him. Favorites include: Harmonia Mundi (Empetus), Living the Dream (Life Sequence), Lifeforming (Kairos), Hyperportal (Core), Arc of Passion (Arc of Passion) and more.

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I've listened to the samples and I'm not quite taken with it. There's something basic and samey about its sound. Almost minimalistic. Most pieces are rather laidback. I prefer his more energetic, futuristic sound. Don't get me wrong, I absolutely adore some of his sequencer pieces, but these aren't really my style.

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: March 29, 2015, 02:54:39 PM »
Enjoying baroque music at the moment. Can you Handel it?


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