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Everything and Nothing / Re: Projekt wants you to fight piracy!
« on: February 20, 2010, 01:16:58 PM »
To make myself clear the only point I wanted to make is that ever since these blogs surfaced I found that my music collection has grown.  If anything these blogs have encouraged my spending not the other way around.  In the past I would always buy with trepidation...now I buy with confidence.  In the 90's (92-98) ambient rescources and quality music samples were scarce...understandably even though the customer would get penalized for making a bad purchase....now we have a different scenario altogether...one which no matter what the circumstances are people are going to be pist and unhappy.  My attack on Projekt records was unjust....if anything this label has been crucial towards the evolution of ambient music...but until this day whenever I buy anything from Projekt records I wince when I press the buy button....

fern

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Everything and Nothing / Re: Projekt wants you to fight piracy!
« on: February 19, 2010, 10:47:33 PM »
Perhaps i'm just bitter and a little harsh but I did have a collection of frisbees from projekt records that I could not even get trade in value at used music stores (remember those)...and I was also the one behind the counter that would get heat from some customers as to crap music...which then I would say "Sorry but nothing I can do once the product is opened"....which then the customer got frustrated and you know the rest...

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Everything and Nothing / Re: Questions for artists and labels re: Piracy
« on: February 19, 2010, 08:36:40 PM »
I think the biggest threat is amateurism. We are awash in mediocrity in terms of music, mastering, manufacturing and packaging. There are no excuses for failing in any of these areas. Those who deliver in every respect deserve support. A glut of badly packaged cd-rs (never mind subjective assessments of music quality) only diminishes peoples' expectations and willingness to pay.

I think Infraction, Home Normal, Glacial Movements, Hypnos (non cd-r) et al keep standards high. But all those bits and pieces like fetish packages of 3" cd-rs? Pass.

And Eno via Opal are the worst culprits selling CDRs of recycled installation music on CD-Rs for full price back in the late 90s. $28 for Kite Stories which, after perfect care, no longer plays. Plus the packaging was cheap. That all screams "steal me!"

Word!!!!

Totally agree with you on all your points except for the 3" CD-R's....I have had only a few CD-R's go bad on me admist the thousands that I contain...strangely the one's that went bad were all on one label that is notorious for crap CD-R's....

Fern

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Everything and Nothing / Re: Projekt wants you to fight piracy!
« on: February 19, 2010, 08:29:47 PM »
I hate to say this but I will anyhow....in the old days (90's) I got burned a lot by Projekt Recording's, FAX, etc.....like I might of wasted somewhere around 10,000 to 15,000 thousand dollars in music..hard earned cash...simply because I bet on the label since no sound samples existed or they provided shit descriptions just to sell the music.  And i'm pretty sure that if I contacted the label and told them after maybe two weeks of listening to this shit disk if they would give the money back they would probably say no!  As did Fax recordings, Hypnotic, Soleilmoon, and trust me this list goes on(as a matter of fact many of these labels never contacted me after my initial querry...why then as the customer do I have to eat the cost if you sold me shit product....I get a shit pizza (make me another or my money back)....I buy a shit book (exchange or get my money back within the return window) as would be done with other products on the market. Personally ever since these blogs sprang up all over the web...they are like discount coupons and they give me access to the whole album so that I can personally evaluate my investment.  It sucks that people take advantage of the artists music but on the other hand it sucks that labels take advantage of the customer.  I also worked for record stores and distribution centers so I know how these things operate and I know why I can't return an opened item.  But in the end these pirates (the ambient and experiemntal one's) have been beneficial to me and have made me a very happy customer.

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: February 18, 2010, 01:22:42 PM »
lately...

Infinite Body - CMBCMEINAPTD - Teenage Teardrops - 12"
(Nice twisted hazed out drones....comes with an MP3 ticket as well.  Have been folowing this artist around since 2007 and his sound has been evolvng and getting better with each release.  Just picked up his CD on Post Present Medium "Carve Out The Face of My God" will give that a spin soon....but excellent clear 12" for those that care....if you get the chance you can check him out live as he seems to tour a little and gurantee a better show than Tim Hecker ...)

Seaworthy - 1897 - 12k - CD
(Nice drones and decent instrumental folk....kind of don't know what to expect from track to track as he goes drone, field recordings, folk , field recording, drone, drone,...makes the album sort of unsettling)

James Stephen Finn - The Antique Metronome - Cotton Goods - 3" CD-R
(Gorgeous processed piano loops...I take this release to be the worst of the bunch that this label has to offer and it is simply gorgeous which speaks to the quality that this label is all about along with top notch packaging although a new label by the name of "Second Language" will challenge that!!!check out the Dollboy release here...http://www.secondlanguagemusic.com/releases.html

Billy Gomberg - Days - The Land Of - CD-R
(Kind of started off as typical drone material but tracks: 3, 4, and 5!  Really nice enviromental soundscapes...I suppose it still drones but it has more atmosphere and some vocals that add to the overall murkiness and depth of the album....nice although I was very dissapointed with his release on mOAR "Comme" which sounded five years to late...sounded like early 12k glitch and post down the hill Mille Plateaux material....this on the other hand is nice very nice)

Fern

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Everything and Nothing / Re: Where did Alan Lockett/Undershadow go?
« on: February 18, 2010, 12:57:08 PM »
You can catch up with him right over here I suspect....looks like he has brand new mixes focusing on the best of 2009 with refined taste as usual from Alan....oh and it looks like he has been producing music as well....was not expecting that since he never seemed to talk about it or even mention it in the past....it looks like he goes under the alias "Eyes Have It" or possibly "albient" can't tell but here is the link.....

http://albient.livejournal.com/

Fern

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: February 17, 2010, 10:04:04 AM »
Gianluca Beccuzzi & Fabio Orsi - Please Don't Count The Clouds - 3x3" CD-R's
(Super limited release from 2007 but for me the best moment from either artist....three long pieces one from each and one collab....the collab piece is my favorite...this from what I remember was one of the best from 2007)

Fern

Fabio Orsi--there's one guy who oversaturated the market with his ambient releases.  His work on Please Don't Clouds is probably among my favorites of his, too.  Haven't liked too much of what he's released more recently--at least, since his Audio For Lovers compilation (which had some very good pieces on it, too).

Forrest
Absolutley...but let's give him credit for that.  I remember sometime early in 2009 on his myspace page he commented on how it was time to rethink his releasing agenda.  As if he knew he released too much stuff...thus in 2009 he released a total of 3 albums and two of those were coloborations with you guesed it Valerio Cosi and Gianlucca Beccuzzi.....the other was a split with Seaworthy that was of very high quality it actually took me back to "Please Don't Count The Clouds"....oh and he released another piece with Gregg Kowalsky on a 8x3" Box set on Peasant Magick I have yet to delve into....but looking forward to it since it's Kowalsky and Orsi how could one go wrong with a colab of that magnitude....

Now on:
Strategy - Awareness Is Fruit - Under The Spire - 3"

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: February 16, 2010, 02:12:03 PM »
Lately....

Soccer Commitee & Machinefabriek - Redrawn: Remix And Covered - Machinefabriek Music
(Had high hopes for this album as it featured a variety of key artists such as Taylor Deupree, Steinbruchel, Lawrence English, Fun Years, Peter Broderick, and Xela.  In the end I found cerftain remixes or covers to be very dissapointing...a total of 20 tracks with on 10 successful moments....)

V/A - Last Winter We Didn't Sing - Thor's Invisible Hammer - CD
(Features some tracks from Fabio Orsi, Chartreuse, Nicholas Szczepanik, Scott Tuma...etc...however that is all to speak of...the other moments feature folksy, experimental, and improvisational average tunes.  It only cost 6 dollars but the Fabio Orsi and Nicholas Szczpanik moments made it worth it...)

Seaworthy/M. Rosner - Split - hellosQuare - 3" CD-R
(Nice eviromental drone moments from Seaworthy....but unbearable sine tone drones from M. Rosner...a bit pricey for only 8 minutes of music from Seaworthy...)

Gianluca Beccuzzi & Fabio Orsi - Please Don't Count The Clouds - 3x3" CD-R's
(Super limited release from 2007 but for me the best moment from either artist....three long pieces one from each and one collab....the collab piece is my favorite...this from what I remember was one of the best from 2007)

Meursault - Sleeping Debris - Eagle And Serpent Imprint - CD-R
(Amazing release from this musician that hails out of Scotland...another incredibly limited album...it should be a crime to print so few copies of such brilliant music...probably the best out there that toots the electro acoustic ambient horn...lucky for many you can find this available for free through those infamous blogs...)

Hildur Gudnadottir - Without Sinking - Touch - CD
(Currently on track 7 and have loved every moment as of yet...should of spent more time with this album last year)

Fern

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: February 14, 2010, 01:00:48 PM »

Canyons! - Trapdoor/Diamonds - hellosQuare - 3" CD-R
(Contemplative circular guitar drifts....a label that I have spent exploring most of last year and tracking down it's most ambient moments.  Similarities can be made but I do think this group or artist has his or her own unique way of composing these blissful drones)

Feu Follet - Paradis Paysan - Greunrekorder - CD-R
(Enviromental ambient....somewhat similiar to the stuff of "description without place" on dataobscura.  Maybe a little dronier but meditative none the less.  Have not heard much from this artist and I am inspecting his new release on Tosom...)

Phillip Dickau - This City, And You - Self-Released - CD-R
(Nice album from this artist I bumped into through myspace...I spend a few hours everynow and then on myspace searching for artist unheard of and this has to be one of the best treasures I have encountered....at times like this I feel like I should invest some money into starting a label...the music is somewhere between ambient, kosmiche, and drones.  Yes I know typical formula but an artist that delivers a punch.)

Obfusc/David Tagg - Spilt - Install - 2x3" CD-R
(Obfusc disc is pleasant piano keys distored and elongated....as for David's side I found to be one of his most boring drones yet...well he does release a lot of music and I support all of it but this one I just could not get into)

Peter Cusack - Favorite Beijing Sounds - Kwan Yin - CD
(Nice field recordings...two sides of China are present on this disc....the cultural heritage that is decline and the hungry beast that seeks to become the worlds economic superpower.  Some of the traditional sounds are incredible...I really like the one with the Bamboo flute tied to the pigeons leg...very cool)

Fabio Orsi - I'm Here E.P - Self Released - CD-R
(Very early release from Fabio Orsi that was limited to thirty copies...got mine from Eclipse records a while back but pulled it out for a listen and a few songs have charm but a few should stay in obscurity...essential for the fans of Orsi but stay away if your not)

Fern

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: February 14, 2010, 03:08:21 AM »
Yo(?!), Ferngerms....

I cannot live without any drone albums.  This is why they call me Drone On, my son.

But, if one has a plethora of Robert Rich titles in their collection, then the Terje Paulsen disc could be skipped.  Mr. Paulsen has mastered the art of "Robertisms" on this here Horisont, replete with what sound like heavily processed gongs, glurpy water effects, etc.

As for Unfathomless, go with the second release by Turra/McFall, which already places firmly on my Best of 2010 list. 

So it is...I will order both along with the new one by N. Strahl...by the way have you had a chance to peep out this one...

Nos Phillipe - Nos Phillipe - Black Atlas - CD
(Dark by most standards...but something I could definetly see on Mystery Sea...a new label and artist thought I would give you the heads up on this one...it reminds me a lot of Jonathan Coleclough or Murmer's darker moments)

Fern

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: February 12, 2010, 05:22:57 AM »
Terje Paulsen-Horisont

Yo....how does this sea drift along????  From the few samples that I heard I was unable to make my mind up...I felt the same way about the Unfathomless which I believe you mentioned on another thread...honestly could you live without these?

Fern

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: February 10, 2010, 09:52:57 PM »
As of recently...

Everyday Loneliness - The Bond - Students Of Decay - CD-R
(Buzzed out acoustic loops....a decent offer from Jon Borges...but I think the last release he had under his alias "Appropiation" had more depth and quality...the focus was more on the decay of the loops not the fuzziness)

Chihei Hatakeyama - August - Under The Spire - CD-R
(In 2006 he released the awesome "Minima Moralia"....three years later he releases a total of "8" discs not to mention the colaborations....I wonder why it took a total of three years for all the material to surface...I know the Opitope on Spekk was a 2007...but all the other stuff just came out all of a sudden...this I think was the droniest of the bunch...but my favorite for the year from Hatakeyama was "Dedication")

Kyle Bobby Dunn - Six Cognitive Works - Kning Disk - CD-R
(Severly underated album....SOTL droniness with pitter patter on every other track....and one piece that focuses heavily of the noise aspect of drones...marvellous and it looks like it's available once again)

Rain-Cloud - Kerala - Under The Spire - CD-R
(More atmospheric post-rockiness than ambient...it carries a certain drift throughout but an album that due to it's limited nature is far gone....unfortunate as I do remember that in 2007 the same thing happened with the Benbecula release)

The Fun Years - Life-Sized Psychosis - Barge - CD
(An album that I completley forgot about...never made an impression on initial listens...but a few years down the line I am in need of reassesing my opinion....funny how this music makes sense in context of all the other material that is currently being released...at first I just discarded them as Phillip Jeck copycats....but instead these artists have added a different dimension to Jeck's turntabalism....can't wait for the next one!)

Wereju - Fingerprint - Idrone Park - CD-R
(An artist that has become predictable...I've kept up with his output and I swear that I have heard the same song on three different releases...in need of change I thinks...but like the sucker that I am I already have his new Dead Pilot release on order...)

BJ Nilsen - Defeat - iDeal Recordings - Cassette
(Awesome drone sweeps...at times dark and others atmospheric...some of the best drones from 2009...I have his new album "The Invisble City" on que....)

Adam Pacione - Emulsions - Bee Eater - 3"
(Just got "Regalo Di Tono" and "Candyfloss Evaporates"...are these the new one's for the subscription series?  Or are they the bonus discs to the subscription series?  Droney hazy wonders from Pacione's mind....I think I hear an organ on this one...elegiac)

Fern

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: February 04, 2010, 12:35:12 AM »
Today:
Steve Roach - 2009 Box... - Timeroom/Projekt
(After listening to the samples before I purchased the album I was confident "Destination Beyond" would be the best of the three...after months of listening I am suprised to say that "Immersion:Four" is the most pleasant thing i've heard from Roach in the last few years...even though the other two albums have more overall activity...the "#4" is so damm beautiful and lulling)

Level - Cycla - Spekk - CD
Level - Shimmer - Polymorphic - Net-Release
Level - Shalan - Polymorphic - Net-Release
(It is absolutley criminal that "Shimmer" and "Shalan" are available as only 128 kpbs...these two releases have stood the test of time and must be re-issued on CD not CD-R.  Was very happy and when Cycla was eventually released on CD but dumbfounded that the other two never made it...even at 128 kpbs both of these albums are brilliant...)

Fern

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: February 02, 2010, 01:19:14 AM »
Today:
Celer - Four Pieces/ Two - Smallfish - 3" CD-R
(Immersive composition!  Might be my favorite of the four pieces...kind fo dissapointed they did not release all four as one album...I guess they made the most out of all four pieces...pretty much each one after shipping from the UK cost me about $12...so a grand total of $48 for all four pieces :'()

Andrew Paine - After Wednesday - Dust, Unsettled - CD-R
(Nice melancholy Harold Buddesque piano loops and enviromental sounds)

Adam Pacione - A Delicate Giant - Bee Eater - 3" CD-R
(Brooding piece....perhaps the most bleak of the subscription series. A little hiss and static everynow and then but overall an exceptional piece for the genre)

David Parsons - Earthlight - Celestial Harmonies - CD
(Always been a fan of David's work...I feel that at the moment the man is churning out some of his best work yet.  Although my favorite album has been "Yatra"..."Surya" and "Jyoti" fall nowhere short of quality...perhaps Yatra has all the nostalgia and such)

At The Moment:
Maps & Diagrams - The Giant Woods - Yuki Taki - Free Net-Release
(Oh and pretty freaking awesome!!!!!  I love it when awesome music is available for free)

Fern

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: January 30, 2010, 01:31:04 AM »
A day full of....

Black Eagle Child/Seasons (pre-din) - Split (Untitled Each Song Has A Title) - Self-Released - 2X3" CD-R + Bonus 3" for first 25 peeps
(Limited to a measly 100 copies...just got around to listening to these pieces even though it was released back in July???? Looks as if the Seasons is providing more of an electro-acoustic sound source to these pieces....the enviromental sounds are present but perhaps more in the background along with some shortwave radio...and on the other hand Black Eagle Child provides some distinctively soundint stuff although a little rough on the edges...I would like to point out that this artist is developing a sound for himself....sure the comparisons can be made but it seems the artist has gone beyond them)

Stephen Vitiello + Molly Berg - Gorilla Variations - 12k - CD
(Folksy droney sound sources imbue this limited album...does'nt fall anywhere short of the Solo Andata album by the way....we have dogs, gesse, cars, sirens, hums, and all forms of instruments on display here)

Gareth Davis & Machinefabriek - Ghost Lanes - Self-Released - 3" CD-R
(I have mixed feelings about this release....as a dedicated fan of all things Machinefabriek I will admit I felt this one was the worst of the 2009 batch....well your bound to go wrong somewhere when you release something every month...the trumpet samples work only in the last 11 minutes of this 23 minute piece...so it is...so it is....although were getting off to a great start this year with Slovesenko, Nerf, and The breathing Bridge)

Moth Electret - Tocansen - Diophantine - CD
(It's taken me about five months to warm up to this album...definetly not one for headphones...perhaps why I had such a hard time appreciating this release...what sounded muddled to me on the headphones sounded so damm great in an open space...hi-five for this local label!!!)

Adam Pacione - Ferro Organ - Bee Eater - 3" CD-R (Subscription)
(First off...has anyone received the bonus disc that was due out in December?  I signed up for the 2010 batch because not only were the drones some of the best in 2009....I failed to receive two discs that the artist replaced within weeks...pretty cool and can't wait for the next batch)

On now as I type....
Paul Vnuk - Silence Speaks In Shadows - Hypnos - CD
(Definetly one of the best Ambient albums of all time...like Biosphere's Substrata the use of enviromental sounds is so perfect and balanced it transports you everytime you close your eyes...)

Fern

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: January 28, 2010, 02:12:05 AM »
As of late....

Ian Martin - Defused Nights - Strange Life Records - CD-R
(It seems more and more electronic artists continue to look towards that past for inspiration...similarities with Steve Moore, Steve Hauschuildt, and dare I say Cluster...)

Mono-Poly - Atlantic Storm - Strange Life - CD-R
(I can imagine many not liking this album...perhaps more on the experimental edge of electronic ambient spheres...I will admit at first I was dissapointed...but after a few weeks I have yet to touch the eject button...very interesting stuff and great way to break away from all the drone, sequencer, glitchy, electro acoustic, folksy, dubby ambient of these days...)

Matrix Metals - Flamingo Breeze - Olde English Spelling Bee
(Total recal of the 80's credit scences music outros...actually I find it to be brilliant...but by the end of this year I hope we start exploring new realms because three years ago it was cool listening to Ducktails, Oneohtrix Point Never, Caboladies, James Ferraro, Emeralds, Monopoly Child Star Searchers, Steve Moore, Dolphins Into The Future...don't get me wrong I still do but I am noticing a huge glut of stuff coming and passing)

1958 - 2009 II - Ekhein - Cassette
(Cream of the crop ambient drift...I like this stuff on cassette with all it's lo-fi hiss...highly highly reccomended to those who liked Alva Noto's Xerox 1 & 2 and Tu M' Monochromes)

Infinite Body - S/T - Ekhein - Cassette
(Remember the Bird Traps from weeks ago....in comes Infinite body with some lovely lo-fi fuzziness...)

Mirror To Mirror - Heart - Ekhein - Cassette
(Imagine SOTL on cassette with a few imperfections circa "The Tired Sounds Of The Lid" period...lovely stuff will probably loop these four tracks tonight for some sound sleep)

Sean McCann - Lower Decks - Ekhein - Cassette
(Long live cassettes!!!!!)

Golden Retriever - Static Rain - Gift Tapes - Cassette
(Missed the Root Strata release...I told myself to buy the freakin album but decided to go about town grab some dinner watch a movie and once I came home a little after 1AM...no more available!  What a pisser but did not miss this one and I am very glad indeed...a bit strange but quite cool)

Tuluum Shimmering - In The Great Swamp You Were Conceived - Rotifer - Cassette
(Cool synth ambient hemispheres....very repetitive but lulling none the less....)


Fern

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Do you like Murcof?
« on: January 19, 2010, 12:17:01 AM »
I would put it the other way around and say the Ultimae artist are doing what Murcof has already done...he started doing this type of music back in 2000 when I first heard him live in Tijuana and since then the man has gone from Micro-Techno to full blown compositions....I would highly reccomend you pick up his album "Martes" and then move on to "Rememberanza"....he recently did a colloboration with Eric Truffaz that I would track down if I were you....although his "Versailles Sessions" left me cold late last year....but yes Murcof is one of my favorite artists and if you get the chance to see him live...seize the moment...but remember it is purely laptop oriented so the sound system better have some thump!

Fernando

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: January 04, 2010, 04:38:35 PM »
Yesterday through today.....
Deepchord - Vantage Isle Sessions - Echospace - CD
(Smooth though at times repetitive....as if a few of the variations were not necessary.....perhaps one too many tracks.  Although I really love the Convextion remix)

Yui Onodera And The Beautiful Schizophonic - Radiance - Basses Frequences - CD
(A release that lost it's luster after about 5 listens....it was nice revisiting it but really can't see myself listening to it ever again.  However the last track is a real beauty "Summer Snow".....)

Bird Traps - Don't Be So Reckless - Black Cross - CD-R
(Magnificent Richard Eluvium Skelton soundscapes...a touch of Tim Hecker perhaps....yes I know don't we already have enough of this type of music...but really when it's this lovely it can't hurt....A+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++)

Aidan Baker/Noveller - Colorful Disturbances - Divorce - 12"
(Two favs from Aidan Baker last year were his "Gathering Blue 2X12"...freaking brilliant but did not make the cut for top 10 of the year and this little gem that took me by surprise....only by a little did Aidan Baker win this battle but Noveller is one of those artist that I think we should all keep our eyes on not just figuratively but literally...what a babe and she creates some wonderful music)

Sean McCann - A Wind In Their Way - Monorail Trespassing - Cassette
(Nice little drone ditties from Mr. McCann....somewhat in the vein of Marble sky and Infinite body material....can't wait till this artist drops an album on CD with fully mastered work....some of the CD-R's that I own were a big disappointment but as a matter of fact the best release from this artist in my humble opinion is available only on VHS....how about that get the old VCR out of the closet and listen to some Sean McCann you won't regret it)

Endless Time – Coasting – Monorail Trespassing – Cassette
(Tonal drifts with sci-fi reverb effects….total sleepy time tone poems….ripped the mp3’s from cassette and fell asleep last night to these deep drones)

Analog Concept – Impressions – Stunned – CD-R
(I have a huge hunger for environmental drone scrapes….you know that stuff from Seasons pre-din and Loren Chasse….really quite cool for a CD as the artist has some minor low-key analog sounds in the background accompanying the hustle and bustle of NYC….comes recommended if environmental compositions is your thing)

Steve Moore – Fever Dream/30,000 Feet Deep – Mexican Summer – 10”
(I have for the last two years been recommending this artist to all ambient lovers….I really do think that you guys should invest in this artists work as I find his stuff to have that timeless quality…really if sequencer stuff is your cake or if you really dig Oneohtrix Point Never and Emeralds….then by all means don’t even think just simply buy…hands down much better than anything coming out in that retro style)

Fern

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Best of 2009!!!1
« on: January 03, 2010, 12:28:13 PM »
1. Brock Van Wey - Clouds Drift On And On - Echospace - 2xCD
2. Intrusion - The Seduction Of Silence - Echospace - CD
3. Celer - Engaged Touches - Home Normal - CD
4. Variant - The Setting Sun - Echospace - CD
5. Tu M' - Monochromes Vol. 1 - Line - CD
6. Alva Noto - Xerox Vol. 2 - Raster Noton - CD
7. Oneohtrix Point Never - Rifts - No Fun - CD
8. Thomas Loner - La Barca - Fario - CD
9. Dead Letters Spell Out Dead Words - Lost In Reflections - Ideal/Release The Bats - 12"+7"+CD
10. Daizok - Autumn Scenes - Install - CDR

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Uruk-Hai And His Work
« on: December 22, 2009, 11:45:19 AM »
He has a page with all of his release here:  http://www.metal-archives.com/band.php?id=18858

I have Elbentanz, and...well, it is terrible.  Honestly the worst album I have ever heard. Think of a 4 year old playing on a toy piano who discovers uninteresting little melodies on it, so he repeats them over and over again with no change.  That's what this album is.  No idea if any of his other stuff is better, but after this, I doubt it.  Although it looks like Elysian Fields is better, so maybe I'll check it out...


Elysian Fields is unlike anything else in his catalog that I have encountered....For me it was one of the few suprises from 2008 and it looks like a Russian Label by the name of Valgriind decided to reprint the album...but I will warn you that last time I visited the sight my Anti-Virus was pulling up red flags and blocked a variety of spyware/malware...so be careful if you decide to buy one from this source.  Although I do believe you will enjoy the album if Ambient (Straight Up Ambient) is your thing...

Fernando

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