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Now Playing / Re: Downpipe
« on: November 10, 2016, 05:21:27 AM »
Absolutely wonderful melodic vocal trance. It's just too good.

And another banging tune:

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: September 12, 2016, 01:05:16 PM »
Telomere - Lux Primordia
Wonderful. I especially like the first two tracks.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: August 28, 2016, 09:21:08 AM »
Steve Roach & Vir Unis - Blood Machine

A favorite. Still fresh enough. "Sense" is amazing.

I think there were plans to do a re-release on I'm pretty sure I've read about it years ago. Too bad it never happened.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: July 30, 2016, 07:45:00 AM »
FM-84 - Atlas

80s 80s 80s !!!

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Robert Rich - Filaments
« on: June 24, 2016, 01:40:35 PM »
Not a big fan of this album either. It's nice but just not very convincing and I don't like the wailing guitar. Some of the sequences are nice though and I do love the last track!

I agree Yearning is one of his best, along with Trances/Drones, Numena, Soma, Stalker, Fissures.

Now Playing / Re: Downpipe
« on: June 12, 2016, 02:23:52 PM »
Hallucinogen - Angelic Particles


Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: June 10, 2016, 08:07:52 AM »
Anton Bruckner - Symphony No. 8 - Adagio

Music doesn't get any better than this, period. It just takes time to hear it. :)

Oh yes, in bed is the place to be to listen to (ambient) music. Too bad bedtime-listening doesn't really work for me in my current life.
Sometimes I wish I was a student again: single and with oceans of time to waste, often not tired at the end of the day, so I could listen to music in bed, while staying awake and without distraction! :)

Interested, as always, I just hope it isn't too much of the same...

"Too much of the same" is what some people said when Mystic Chords & Sacred Spaces came out, while that one actually has plenty of variation between tracks. He was in absolutely brilliant form back then. I think MC&SS set a new standard that neither Steve nor anyone else has been able to match since. But it's nice that he is going back to "purely-atmospheric" music.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: June 05, 2016, 11:14:24 AM »
Max Corbacho - The Talisman

Good stuff!

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: May 28, 2016, 04:05:40 PM »
Telomere - Lux Primordia

Ohhh, nice! I think better than his previous albums.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: May 27, 2016, 02:26:36 PM »
Ashra - New Age of the Earth CD

Great album, my favorites are Deep Distance and Nightdust. The last one is a stunning piece.
Inventions for Electric Guitar and E2-E4 are also fantastic.

I'm going to be honest and say I'm a little disappointed with Biosonic. I really enjoy some of Robert Logan's individual pieces that I listened to, but I did wonder how his style and sound would combine with that of Steve Roach.
To me the music on Biosonic kind of lingers on the surface, it doesn't pull me in. There are some fine moments, like the beautiful atmospheric ending of the first track. I wish there were more of those moments.
I think there is a lot of focus on detail, but I'm missing the overall picture. For example, I feel Body Electric and especially Blood Machine have a much stronger sense of cohesion; the concept of those albums really comes to life in the music.
Still, it's a worthy effort and it's good for Steve Roach to keep venturing into new directions, but maybe these two artists aren't fully compatible. Or I simply had the wrong expectations.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: April 19, 2016, 02:46:42 PM »
Ravel - Le Tombeau de Couperin orchestrated

My favorites are Prelude and Toccata

Samples are up, listening right now.
Interesting for sure, very detailed. So far, I barely hear Steve Roach in there.

Thanks all, some lovely music. I need to listen more to Max Corbacho! Some suggestions are a bit gentle compared to Roach' more dramatic sound in The Eternal Expanse.

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Steve Roach Pinnacle Moments
« on: February 26, 2016, 07:07:31 AM »
I really like track 1 and 3. Only Roach creates those kind of vibes.
I don't care much for the the raw sounding, basic sequences on Skeleton Passage. I'll listen to Redshift for phat, in your face sequences. Steve Roach is better at weaving more gentle and intricate patterns, such as Arc of Passion and Spiral Meditations.

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.

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.

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.

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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