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Would have to be - Time Cage from 62 Eulengasse - Namlook / Inoue.

As a back up would also have the mighty Tangs - Phaedra or Rubycon  ;)

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: January 17, 2017, 08:38:20 AM »

That is one good album, but listening to ambient is sad it is total destruction of audio. I feel bad of people growing up today, with bad audio quality everywhere.

I don't feel bad for people growing up today.  They can use YouTube to preview a full album in lower audio quality before they buy it.  When I was a kid, I didn't get to listen to music before I bought it.

The unfortunate thing is a large percentage of young people don't buy music and don't know what good audio quality is.  I'm betting the Thom Brennan album sounds pretty good at Spotify.  Sadly, someone has to listen to it 1000 times to pay the artist $10.  Most people won't stream Mist 1000 times in their lifetime.

Think it's more than just young people in this scenario. I know many adults, all ages, who do not have the first clue about sound quality, Hi Fi, bit rates , or even remotely decent music.

Conversely I know a lot of young people who are right into music, buying vinyl and looking at better equipment etc.

I can confirm the Brennan albums on Spotify are pretty damm good quality. I stream on the highest quality choice which I think is 320kbs. I have most of the Brennan albums on purchased download but still listen on Spotify occasionally. Have to confess I like Spotify very much. I use it mainly for researching artists that I might like to follow further by purchasing their music. But also listen to artists that I would never consider purchasing their music so I guess they get some support from that. As a result of spotify I have bought several albums I may not have otherwise.

Is that actualy what the payment rate is then 1000 plays for $10? If so that is poor. I do recall a Projekt email where Sam said it was 247 plays for one dollar also. Mmmhh not great.

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Recent music purchases
« on: January 17, 2017, 08:18:26 AM »
Hey cvac, sorry I missed your reply to that.

I am actually just listening to Topographic in DTS surround right now. Amazing job by Steve Wilson remixing this in surround. Quite an experience listening to it. Hearing several things I have never heard before buried in the mix. Wonderful album that jostles for top position with Close to the Edge for me.

Also has to be said the 2016 stereo remixes are also excellent, quite apparently different in bits and worth checking out. This album has lived with me for about 40 years , I know it well, but still hear new stuff every listen.

It is probably my greatest album of all time, all genres. A few contenders for that though.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: January 07, 2017, 07:21:19 AM »
Acquired the two new Steve Roach ambients. ....

Painting In The Dark is fantastic, one of the great Roach releases of recent times. Absolutely love it. Have the download will hope to get the CD eventually.

Fade To Gray , also good but as it's darker and possibly listening is influenced more by ones mood, it will not be played as often. Still good though.

Checked out the other release Spiral Revelation. I seem to be drifting away from the more Berlin School type ambient and music these days, so won't be getting that one.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: January 07, 2017, 07:12:40 AM »
Tetsu Inoue - Inland , having had the iTunes download for years finally got the silver disc for Christmas.

Stunningly beautiful ambient mastery of the highest order . Wherever you are Tetsu I hope all is well.

I so agree. Tetsu Inoue is (was?) truly one of the finest artists in the entire world of ambient music. Inland is a masterpiece. Such a unique style, so intimate, subtle, warm and fuzzy in a very pleasant way.

Well said DeepR.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: December 28, 2016, 05:22:23 AM »

Tetsu Inoue - Inland , having had the iTunes download for years finally got the silver disc for Christmas.

Stunningly beautiful ambient mastery of the highest order . Wherever you are Tetsu I hope all is well.

Also have to add I have listened  to the Alio Die and many Ishq albums on Spotify. Hard to keep up with Ishq especially, high quality, prolific,  ambient beauty. Will listen to more and I am sure both artists will feature in my best of.

I will be checking out that Space Simulator album as I haven't heard same and sounds right up my street.

Good shout Chris.

Here's mine - just copied and pasted from elsewhere, so some non ambient, hope you don't mind.

Anderson/Stolt - Invention of Knowledge . Album of 2016 for me, best YES album for many years.

Forrest Fang -Sleepwalkers Ocean
Jacob Newman - Biospherica
Mick Chillage - (M)odes
The Angling Loser - Area of Apprehension
Autumn of Communion - Broken Apart By Sunlight
Tangerine Dream - Szczecin Poland
Steve Roach - Shadow of Time , This Place To Be
Robert Rich - What We Left Behind (Vestiges will also be when I acquire same)
Johannes Schmoeling - a thousand times 2
Ulrich Schnauss - No Further Ahead Than Today
Radiohead - Moon Shaped Pool
Pineapple Thief - Your Wilderness
Runrig - The Story

Reissues - Tales from Topographic Oceans (blu ray) , Dark Side of The Moogs

Still to get Oxygene3 and the new Riverside triple vinyl prog ambient instrumental thing. Both will be up there.

So quite a lot really, been a good year for me anyway.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: December 24, 2016, 10:20:10 AM »

Johannes Schmoelling - A Thousand Times part 2 and
Ulrich Schnauss - No Further Ahead Than Today

Two albums from TD men. Both seem to suit this Christmas Eve time and mood. Excellent albums.

Merry Christmas to all on here. Have a great time with family and friends over the festive period. All the best.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: December 22, 2016, 01:03:29 PM »
Aglaia - Latitude

Listened to this on Spotify Chris , lush and interesting ambient as you say. Thereafter embarked on an Aglaia fest - Leaves and Tunderstorms, Angelus, Ephemeral Blue (wonderful !!), Florealia Nocturnal and current play is Intangible Opacity . Great stuff.

Also discovered what I assume is another Aglaia - very laid back almost improvised jazz , very good also.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: December 19, 2016, 08:12:05 AM »
Jarre - Oxygene 3 , on Spotify .

First couple of listens was not sure at all. Now really loving it. Vinyl purchase imminent.

It's disappointing to see such negativity from someone who has apparently just joined the forum.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: December 14, 2016, 03:33:07 PM »
Ishq - Nutopia has been on frequent play this week. On Spotify. Superb.

Also extensive listening to some no. ware , mainly Material Object
This is dark -

And the FAX- Transonic albums, ambient dub involving Mr Laswell.

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Robert rich - Vestiges
« on: December 11, 2016, 05:28:32 AM »
This is on my very urgent list . Heard the BC stream the other day and very impressed. Following on from the quality of What We Left Behind , and for me Filaments/ Nest/ Morphology, Mr Rich really is producing ambient works of the highest order.

This is very good indeed. The way it is all linked together and blends into a cohesive project is wonderful.

I assume this is the project mentioned in the colabarative topic in the Lounge below or is there another one in the offing with other folk from here ?

I like this very much , urgent list .

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: December 11, 2016, 05:01:55 AM »
Material Object and Phonaut - Indiana Drones - the very first Carpe Sonum release.

Dogon - The Sirius Expeditions - Strange but interesting

Robert Rich - What We Left Behind and Foothills. Both on Spotify and wonderful.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: November 08, 2016, 04:40:27 AM »
Chris said : anything over 12$ in the digital realm is an automatic "no."

Same for me. It seems usurious. I don't want to promote it by buying it at that cost.
Bandcamp themselves actually suggests $7 for a full digital album.

Have to agree with this. In fact $10,  10 or about 8 is the absolute limit for a download for me. In my view no need to be charging $14 for a blooming download. Therefore I will not be buying this or even checking it out.

Having said that I paid 20 euro for Autumn Of Communion - Broken Apart by Sunlight . That however is virtually a triple album.

Disappointing as I suspect I would like ASC. No chance at that price though.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: October 22, 2016, 03:39:50 AM »
Nice one Chris. ASA2 been on all week here. There is a lot going on in the music and it grows with every listen , excellent piece of work.

Listening to Earth and Beyond on BC just now. This is very good, think it reminds a wee bit of the James Murray release on Ultimae which I love.

Other ambient listen yesterday was Guthrie/ Budd - After The Night Falls , which is really beautiful.

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Recent music purchases
« on: October 18, 2016, 04:16:11 AM »
No probs Julio, great music , be nice to see CDs released and maybe a third ASA album !!

Been on a bit of a Prog frenzy also..

Radiohead - Moonshaped Pool LP , beautiful melancholy Prog.
Pineapple Thief - Your Wilderness LP, similar vein but absolutely stunning .

However most importantly ........

YES - Topographic Oceans - One of the greatest albums of all time, if not THE ! Remastered by Steve Wilson of Porcupine Tree. Also includes a Bluray of the album in surround sound. I suspect it may blow my mind when I hear this.

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Recent music purchases
« on: October 17, 2016, 05:06:36 AM »
Great news for FAXheads....

Jus bought this download on bandcamp. Aerial Service area 2 . Fairly obscure but amazing FAX ambient music that has just been loaded up for purchase. I have been wanting to hear this album for ages after noticing it being discussed elsewhere. Dark, disturbing atmospheres from the galaxy and beyond. Love it.

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