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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: SoundQuest Fest 2010
« on: September 26, 2010, 02:42:46 PM »
Listening to dream tracker. Bring back the "didg" Steve! Haven't heard it in the into in years!

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: SoundQuest Fest 2010
« on: September 21, 2010, 09:12:17 PM »
I plan on being there. Scheduled to work that weekend. If I can get it off then I will be their for sure.  Haven't missed Steve performing live since 1996 in Santa Monica. This should be my 14th. Hope to see everyone there. Last years Immersion Fest in Pomona was fantastic.

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Okay. . . .to begin with I've been on this forum since around March of 2008. Not many post. Just a few.
I started listening to Pink Floyd, ELP, Yes, etc., etc., before getting into the Dream (Tangerine Dream) back in 1978. My first album was Thief. A co-worker introduced me to Sorceror and I was blown away. Well, I thought so until I went out and bought TD's Ricochet, Rubycon and Phaedra. The next ten years I bought whatever TD albums I could find (new or used) along with Vangelis, Kitaro, Jean Michel Jarre, Michael Garrison, etc. But my main group would be and still is Tangerine Dream. Sometime before 1989 I discovered Kit Watkins Azure. And I was taken into another direction. Thats when I fell out of TD as they were going in a different direction. It wasnt until the 90's when Edgar added vocals to TD when I completely stopped listening to the Dream. One night out in the middle of Mojave desert in SoCal I was camping out after a nice soak in Deep creek Hot Springs I heard on the radio Hearts of Space. They were playing Robert Rich, Steve Roach, etc. That was my first time hearing Roach and Rich's music. I have all of Steve's albums and most of Roberts along with Vidna Obmana and other ambient artist I have collected in the last ten years plus. My first Roach concert was at a coffee shop in Santa Monica back in 1997. Since then I've been to see Steve every year that he's played here in SoCal or I would drive or fly to see him perform live. A MUST. I am hoping to make it to this years Soundquest Fest in Tucson. More recently I've been discovering Between Interval, Redshift and others. There are just so many styles of ambient/electospace music out there. But my one passion for group is still Tangerine Dream. The last 5 years I've gotten back into the Dream. Flying across the Pond 3 times in the last three years to see Edgar and company perform live in London, Berlin and back to London this year to see TD perform at the historic Royal Albert Hall. TD is not the Dream it once was. But they are still putting out some good and not so good music after 40 years. For those who still listen to Tangerine Dream I would recomd their latest live album Zeitgest live at the Royal Albert Hall 2010 3cd set. A must. If anyone out there has any recommendations of new or old ambient artist please let me know. Thank you.

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Robert Rich Tour Blog
« on: May 15, 2010, 01:12:58 PM »
I think it's mostly a sign of the times.  We may not forget that we're not getting younger and it seems the the next generations of music lovers are quite different from our generation.  I do see this happening to my own and other gigs throughout Europe.  Quite unpredictable as with my recent Microphonics tour throughout Europe I played before audiences of 120 people or just even 4 people.  Nevertheless on both occassions they were impressive and very respectful.  I just don't mind playing for a gathering of 100 people or 4, I can't take it for granted that I do these concerts and that I'm able to share my passion with others.  I just love the fact of playing intimate and very small-scaled concerts more and more.  It's a fact that our kind of music nowadays gets more and more 'underground' than even before in our high days of electronic music scene of the 80's and 90's.

Of course there's a huge difference between Robert and myself, I think Robert still tries to live from his music while I have a 9 to 5 dayjob, which gives me, apart from the frustration now & then, the extreme freedom to do whatever I want with my music - whether it's commercially accepted or not.
I'm sure the decreasing interest in our music scene must put a lot of pressure on Robert's shoulders.

For those who are interested in reading the blog on my Microphonics tour, about the hi and lows, the seedy venues and promoters, the respectful audiences and the satisfaction of playing your music before audiences : www.dirkserries.com


Hello Vidna, Any plans of coming back to the USA for a concert or mini tour. I think the last time I saw you was in NYC several years back. I had to leave early becouse I had to catch a early flight out of JFK the next morning. But it was by chance that I got to see you perform. Even if it was for 30 minutes or so. I've flown across the pond three times in the last year and half to see Edgar Froese and Tangerine Dream in concert. I've been trying to get hEdgar to come back to the US for anothre live gig. Like you said were all not getting any younger. Just wiser. Cheers.

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Hypnos News and Announcements / Re: Hypnos At Discogs
« on: January 08, 2010, 02:36:33 PM »
Thanks to Discogs for keeping EM and ambient music alive here in the US. And of course forums like Hypnos. I almost lost hope for electronic/ambient music here in america. Was heavy into Tangerine Dream, Klaus Schulze, Vangelis, Jean Michel Jarre, etc., etc. in the 70's and 80's. It seemed like we lost alot of the EM/ambient during the 90's. While Europe was still strong. Thanks due to the internet and shops like Discogs and Hypnos we are able to experience the music.

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Steve Roach at Grace Cathedral
« on: January 08, 2010, 02:26:44 PM »
Steve Roach is set to release a double live of his performance at Grace Cathedral. I'm feeling bittersweet about it, as I really want to hear this performance, but I am kicking myself for not having attended. I lived in SF for five years, and the hill and the cathedral were favorite spots to visit on bike rides. I imagine it was an awe inspiring show in that environment. I blew it off cause I didn't want to spend time money to travel back down to California, and am now feeling like I missed out on a rare chance. Anyone see this show?

http://steveroach.com/Music/discography.php?albumID=437


I too missed out on Steve's performance at the Grace. Having seen the Sausalito's performance the year before and Oakland a few years before the Grace. I decided to skip the Grace concert. I can kick myself for that. But I was lucky enough to be presented with a cdr hard copy of this performance early last year. I will definately buy this cd. Looking forward to Steve's performance in 2010.

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Last call for Immersion Festival.  ;D Ok, I was interviewed about the show, you can read the interveiw here: http://www.lbpost.com/sander/6924


It was a very cool show Loren. Had a great time. Steve , Djam and yourself put on a fantastic show. Thank you very much.

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Wow!  What a lineup and what a price! 

Even if they charged an admission to this event, I would go. Anybody else out there in SoCal going to this one? Saw Steve play at Analog Haven (next door to event) the last 2 times he's played there. Every time is different. Hope to see some of you there!!

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Been a big fan of Ron Boots and dreamscape.

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I will be there for this one too. Would not miss it.

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Steve Roach News
« on: September 19, 2009, 12:02:30 AM »
Just recieved my Box Set from Steve.  :) #58 out of 500. Listening to Destination Beyond. Almost midnight. And just Beyond from chillin out. Thinking about taking a trip out to the desert for an overnight camping trip. The box set will be a good listen in the fall landscapes of Cougar Buttes.

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Dont know if this belongs here in the Hypnos forum.

Picture Palace Music is a fairly new band by Thorsten (a member of Tangerine Dream). They have 5 albums out. The latest Natatorium is an excellent release. His best. . . IMHO! The music style is EM with some classical sounds and some vocals. The instrumentals are what makes PPM a strong group. Natatorium is all instrumental and has alot of Tangerine Dream influence. If you like old school TD, this is a must album to check out. A good start is his My Space page. Enjoy!

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: September 16, 2009, 08:02:52 AM »
It's been just over 2 weeks now since coming back from Berlin, Germany seeing Tangerine Dream play at the Zitadelle Spandau (Rocking out the Bats). Forty two years and still sounding great in concert.  :)

I picked up Edgar's latest album's "Winter in Hiroshima" (4th album in a 5 series release-the 5th to be released next year) and mini cup disc EP "A Cage in Search of a Bird." I also picked up Thorsten's Quaeschning's Picture Palace Music  latest album - "Natatorium" cdr.  :) :) ;) His 5th and IMHO his best! For those not familiar with PPM, check out his My Space page.

So I've been listening to all 3 cd's for the last 2 weeks. Natatorium is probably the surprise album of the year in the EM catagory.

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Steve Roach News
« on: September 16, 2009, 07:45:44 AM »
All right, accuse me of being a fanboy. I couldn't resist, I ordered the box set. Steve Roach is clever in this current approach. I am thinking he should just start a subscription service and send out the albums on that basis. I am continually interested in what he is doing musically. It most definitely is like a painting, has that immediate power, but also is something you want to listen to months or years down the road.

I am curious to see how quickly the 500 boxes sell out. How much music does an ambient master at the top of his game sell these days?

Also a huge fan of Steve Roach. I would subscribe to Steve's albums. I have them all along with others like Robert Rich, Tangerine Dream, etc. I prefer to purchase the albums on the artist website. But a subsription would be nice too. An automatic payment.

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Steve Roach News
« on: August 22, 2009, 08:29:21 AM »
Listening to all 3 sound samples on Steve's website. I think this is going to be one of Steve's best releases in years. Although I do like Dynamic and Landmass. The long format does it for me. I can throw the cd's in my disc changer, hit play and chill out for 4 hours or so. I am looking forward to the release of this special 3cd box set. Hope to see a follow-up concert with the release of these 3 cd's.  ;) ;)

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / REDSHIFT
« on: July 09, 2009, 12:02:17 PM »
I need help in finding any music from REDSHIFT, mp3's or albums(cd). I caught some sounds from Ultima Thule and Alien Air Music that was playing Redshift. Going online, I cannot find much on this group. Any info or help would be appreciated. Thanks you.

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I recieved my copy of Stillness in the mail today. Uploaded to Ipod already. Partial listen. Digging it! Will save for desert trip this Monday night. In the Stillness of the night somewhere near Lucerne Valley in the Buttes. With cougars howlin in the night.

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I will continue to feature selected �releases from new and established artists which I find find ear-opening.�A new release from a unique duo, Lapis Ensemble, deserves your attention. Please read more about this below. �

For nearly three years I have been working on�Dynamic Stillness. This �2-CD�solo release of all-new pieces� is �coming in a few months on Projekt. It inhabits the Immersion, Mystic Chords and Magnificent Void dimensions, but deeper and further "inside".�These�are the� places I �love to live within,�and lately I've been in full habitation mode with these pieces�and their�progression�for months. I look forward to sharing this "Stillness" with you.�The official release date is April, but we will have copies at the site before then. Please stay tuned...

There� are already a� few new Timeroom Editions releases� cued up and in production, one of which is� "Destination Beyond". This� takes the momentum of Arc of Passion and Landmass� in to� the studio, resulting in a single�70-minute road trip to the next place at the next horizon.�

I will meet you there at this next horizon, and from that point look towards the next one. All the best for '09 and again, thank you for your continued interest and support of the music over the years. �

Steve Roach

Hey Steve,

Just got back from holiday in Prague and saw this on your website. I am very impressed with the cover. Wow! What a surprise to see coming home. I had to take a trip out to the desert the day after getting home and chill(warm up to the spring desert heat) to Landmass, Mystic Chords, Arc, etc, and some TD's music. Cant wait till the release SR. The wait will be worth it. Thank you.

David G

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Jorge Reyes (R.I.P.)
« on: February 09, 2009, 11:55:33 PM »
This is sad news to hear of Jorges passing. I was lucky to see him perform with Steve Roach back in 2000 in Tucson. He will be missed.
 :( :( :(

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Yes Tangerine Dream is alive and doing well! The band's been around for 40 years now. Edgar Froese is still putting out some great music with TD. Although you may not hear TD much here in the USA, but in Europe and other countries they are still making and selling albums (CD's) and performing in concert 3-4 times a year. On November 7th, TD will be performing a special concert at UCLA's Royce Hall. They have not performed in the USA in nearly 15 years. And it may be awhile before they come back. So if you want to catch TD Live, this would be a great chance. More information at
http://www.uclalive.org/event.asp?Event_ID=592 or http://www.tangerinedream.org/

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