Show Posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.

Messages - DeepR

Pages: 1 2 [3] 4 5 ... 11
Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: January 01, 2013, 04:38:30 PM »
Steve Roach - Journey of One

Part 1 is where it's at. I think I've said it before but the soft outro begs to be played louder.
It may not seem all that special to some, but to me it's a truly profound ending to an already brilliant piece...

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: December 09, 2012, 06:00:47 AM »
Scriabin - Prelude Op. 16 No. 1

To be fair, in the 70īs this was rather "new and different" music but in general i never felt ever that his music had a long term value.

My criticism was directed at his post 70s and current music. To me his 70s classics do have long term value. When I listen to Mirage or Moondawn (also a bit of 'X') from time to time, I am still almost as excited as when I heard it for the first time. There's something wonderful and organic about those discs, something he has never managed to capture again. (Some of KS' moments on the Dark Side of the Moog series are very good though.)

If we're going to compare with Steve Roach... well, SR has moved way beyond KS & TD territory with some of his music and I believe he is still moving forward one way or another. So in my opinion... KS & TD 70s classics stand firmly among the best electronic/ambient music of today. But SR has been more consistent in quality and more innovative over a longer period of time.

I once got the Historic Edition, but I quickly ripped it and sold it. Only a few tracks are really worth it, like "Schwanensee I".
Seems to me the philosophy behind those massive releases is to just release anything that was recorded by KS no matter how weak the content.
While I still hold KS in very high esteem for his timeless classics from the 70s and the occasional good album in later decades, I've become more critical towards him recently.
When I take a look at some more recent videos of live performances on youtube, I feel that he is a bit of a one trick pony and his music hasn't evolved at all... doing the same thing over and over again, the endless synth noodling, playing the same chords he has used for decades and randomly improvising a bit with his limited keyboard abilities. Sometimes it has its moments, but after a while it just gets dull.
It's nice for him that he still enjoys what he does and that there are still fans, but I have to say that - just like Tangerine Dream - KS' prime was in the 70s and he never really moved beyond that time.

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Overrated Ambient
« on: September 08, 2012, 02:09:31 PM »
Boards of Canada
Possibly the most overrated group ever, making 'ambientish' music with some beats. They have absolutely nothing to say. Just my opinion.

Erik Satie

Art and Literature, Movies and TV / Re: Samsara
« on: June 25, 2012, 01:34:37 PM »
Well, I was told a short while back the dvd should be out by now, as the movie made its debut screening on a US-movie festival at the end of last year..

It has only been screened at a couple of movie festivals. I doubt it will be on dvd any time soon?
First it will appear in a select few theatres across the globe, starting in august/september like the website says.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: April 13, 2012, 04:40:25 PM »
Steve Roach - Journey of One

Part 1 is such a great piece. That soft outro begs to be played louder.
After a dark descend, slowly but surely you arrive at a magical place where time stands still. It's the very core of existence. What a defining moment for Steve Roach. In a few minutes it expresses what all his music is about.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: March 15, 2012, 04:20:48 PM »
Alexander Scriabin - Le Poeme de l'Extase

Quite simply my favorite piece of music in the last half year.

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Under-rated Ambient
« on: February 21, 2012, 03:11:51 PM »
Blood Box

For creating some of the, if not the deepest, most sophisticated and beautiful (dark) ambient I've ever heard.

The Iron Dream and Funerals in an Empty Room. Awe inspiring albums. Total mind trips.

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Overrated Ambient
« on: February 21, 2012, 02:59:57 PM »
If we're talking overrated I'd have to agree with Aphex Twin, Biosphere, FSOL.

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Overrated Ambient
« on: February 21, 2012, 02:49:36 PM »
Both Fever Dreams II and Magnificent Void are masterpieces beyond question. :P
No point in trying to explain why I think so... if it doesn't speak to you, that's too bad. All you can do is give it another spin sometime. Especially the Void may require a lot of patience. Try listening in bed with headphones for a different perspective.

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Your favorite Steve Roach pieces
« on: February 15, 2012, 03:41:53 PM »
sounds like ambient to me :D

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Overrated Ambient
« on: February 15, 2012, 01:56:18 PM »
JMJ isn't Berlin School and totally different than Schulze.
Try Timewind. Moondawn, Mirage, X.

I agree about the others, except Heresy which I think is great.

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Your favorite Steve Roach pieces
« on: February 13, 2012, 02:45:53 AM »
Nice. Obviously there is a huge amount of music to choose from, but still... I think the diversity of choices already shows how very personal our relationship with ambient music is.

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Your favorite Steve Roach pieces
« on: February 11, 2012, 03:46:54 PM »
I know this is an impossible task but you could always give it a try. :)
Individual tracks only (collaborations and tracks that span an entire disc can be included).
I was able to make a top 20 somehow (took me 2 hours).

1. Dream Body (Mystic Chords & Sacred Spaces)
2. Altus (The Magnificent Void)
3. The Spiral of Time's Fire Burns On (Mystic Chords & Sacred Spaces)
4. In the Heart of Distant Horizons (Part 2) (Atmospheric Conditions)
5. The Other Side (Dreamtime Return)
6. Infinite Shore (The Magnificent Void)
7. Sense (Blood Machine)
8. Touch (Soma)
9. Fires Burning (Fever Dreams II)
10. On This Planet (On This Planet)
11. The Memory (Empetus)
12. Cloud of Unknowing (The Magnificent Void)
13. Arc of Passion (Arc of Passion)
14. Thunder Walk (Dream Tracker)
15. Journey of One (part 1) (Journey of One)
16. Deep Hours (Well of Souls)
17. Opening The Space (Fever Dreams II)
18. Travel by Moonlight (The Road Eternal)
19. Lifeforming (Kairos)
20. Neural Connection (Blood Machine)

Prometheus, The Hobbit, Samsara. Game of Thrones season 2.
Gonna be a great year. :)

This would beat Somnium in length. :)
You know, Vangelis is great. He simply picks projects and events that he likes, no matter how big or how obscure they are.
In a recent interview he said that he makes music every day. Only a small percentage of what he creates gets released.
I bet there is a lot of cool music among that. For example, some of those "lost" pieces on the Blade Runner trilogy album (second disc) are fantastic. Released 25 years after the movie!

What on earth..? That's interesting and kind of hilarious at the same time. :)

Pages: 1 2 [3] 4 5 ... 11