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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: January 18, 2010, 03:08:49 PM »
Kammarheit The Starwheel...great mysteriously menacing drones...some of the best I've heard in a while

Re: industrial rockers, or any concert at all: I always carry with me a pack of ear plugs. Also, to mover theaters ::) I'd like to keep what's left of my hearing for a bit longer

The greatest industrial rockers out there: Rammstein who played in Paris

Everything and Nothing / Re: RQ006: How do *you* define ambient music?
« on: January 14, 2010, 09:00:30 PM »
Strangely, (or not) my introduction to ambient music began with choral liturgical chants (mostly, of Byzantine origin)
So, it is essential that ambient music has an element of mystery and other-worldness Everything else is subjective

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: January 14, 2010, 06:37:13 PM »
Dunno how I missed the beautiful Loren Dent's Anthropology, just ordered one from Infraction
Today: Pop Ambient 05, 06, 07, 08, 09 from Kompakt... a few gems, a few so-so, solid all the way around

Klaus Wiese

Everything and Nothing / Re: RQ001: I write or play music because... ???
« on: January 12, 2010, 06:35:03 PM »
play music: meditation, hence...I am  mostly a drone-head. Unless it's an active meditation: then it's something curiously tribal or Berlin

I own every Alio Die album and most of default, they win

Everything and Nothing / Re: Constructive criticism
« on: January 09, 2010, 03:33:55 PM »
As an ambient music "consumer", I don't see how one could offer any sort of constructive criticism to an artist in such a subjective and esoteric genre as ambient music. It's either your cup of tea, or isn't... Unless one is speaking of technical apects. Use good equipment  to make your music(...unless it's intenionally lo-fi...) Have it professionally mastered (unless it's glitch+clicks'n'cuts). If recording and distributing your music on CD-r's, for god's sake, use Taiyo Yuden, not some garbage you bought in an office supply store

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: January 08, 2010, 11:48:15 AM »
Dug out one of my favorites from Zoviet France, Decriminalization of Country Music...more melodic/droney, and I figure, "less experimental" than their older fare

Now Playing / Re: Long Term Listening - your ambient classics
« on: January 07, 2010, 10:43:00 AM »
My musical tastes have (d)evolved form hard-hitting Berlin and glitch to interesting drones and some "ethno-tribal". Here's my personal classics:

- Makoto Kawabata, Inui 1-4
- K. Wiese/J. Cole, Plejades
- pretty much anything by Alio Die and his comrades
- Phil Niblock
- Robert Davies
- Holy Domain, Grassow/Wiese/Agthe
- Rapoon of the early "tribal" phase
- Jorge Reyes

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: January 05, 2010, 05:35:27 PM »
Rapoon The Kirghiz Light, one of my all-time ethno tribal (?) favorite classics...(hate this ethno tribal moniker, though)

We've agreed, after much debate, that most ambient musick out there in the last 3-4 years has been shite.

And that's pretty much where I stopped reading.

Even though I didn't stop reading, but +1 on the sentiments

The trouble, I think, is that there isn't too many labels that are consistent ( my case, I can't  ever go wrong with Alio Die's + Nextera...but musical tastes do differ and individual mileage will vary)

So, it's more of a treausre hunt...labels, or not

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: December 18, 2009, 05:56:37 PM »
Pop Ambient 2008, Kompakt ....extremely good ambient  complilation reflecting the mellow side of Kompakt

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: December 13, 2009, 05:31:33 PM »
Asuna Sato,  "Texture in glass tubes and reed organ", Spekk - great drones in the vein of Phil Niblock
Celer/Ruhlman, "Mesoscaphe", not sure of this one yet..need to have another listen or two
Robert Davies, "Terrestre", great drones, as always

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: December 10, 2009, 06:48:54 PM »
Phil Niblock
'Touch Strings'

It's a shame 1 euro = $ goes out of the window trying to buy them directly from Europe

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: NEW - Robert Davies : Terrestre
« on: December 07, 2009, 03:57:35 PM »
Just got it today: will listen once I clear my mind and regroup  after a hellish week :-\

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: December 07, 2009, 03:46:19 PM »
Ambrose Field/John Potter, "Being Dufay"

Very nice blend of ambient/isolationist sound + vocals from John Potter

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