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Everything and Nothing / Re: Best of 2007
« on: January 04, 2008, 04:32:53 PM »
The year's best:

Oophoi- Arp Di Sabbia

Runner up:

The Circular Ruins- Falling Into The Sky

And in no particular order:

Chris Short- The Garden
Jonathan Block and The Circular Ruins- Shadows On Water
Darren Tate/Paul Bradley- Sometime Today
VidnaObmana- Act 4: The Bowing Harmony

And there's more, but I can't think of 'em right now because I REALLY need a nap. They'll come to me later.


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Everything and Nothing / Re: What's HOT and what's NOT
« on: January 04, 2008, 04:21:15 PM »
While I'm still into the synth stuff, I'm liking guitar-based ambient more and more, simply for a new variety of sound & texture. I know I'll be increasingly exploring the likes of Paul Bradley, Andrew Chalk, Fear Falls Burning, etc...

And I notice that Anthony's been sneaking more and more guitar into HIS CDs lately. Only a matter of time before he drops his synths altogether and starts strumming his way to fame & fortune. ;)


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Everything and Nothing / Re: Hypnos Forum move
« on: January 04, 2008, 04:13:29 PM »
Oh great, now I'm able to post. A minute ago, for some reason, my posts wouldn't appear.

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Everything and Nothing / Re: Hypnos Forum move
« on: January 04, 2008, 04:11:52 PM »
Testing...

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Release the Pink Umlauts! הצהצהצהצהצהצהצהצהצהצהצהצהצהצהצהצהצהצהצהצהצהצ

You tease! ;)

I'm really liking theLahto, and the Apalusa is beginning to click for me. Looks like Martin's got a good thing going here. 8)




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You know me well, Alan- "eerie" floats my boat every time.
...and a direct hit! -it fell off the lorrie and bounced straight into my hard drive. Thanks. :)

And I see you're gonna carry your "little dot" secret with you to the grave.

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Thanks for the tip on the Lahto, dudes. Quite impressive.  8)

I'm equally impressed with your ability to place little dots above the "a" and the "o". How do you do that?

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Time to fire up the gift card
« on: December 27, 2007, 05:27:25 AM »
Hey Mark- glad you enjoyed the Tord Gustavsen! If you're looking for more slooowww jazz, I'd recommend "Vassilis Tsabropoulos-Achirana", which I enjoy as much as "Being There". I remember someone suggesting these 2 discs in the forum, and I stored it in my memory bank until I bought them last week.

I always loved "Astral Weeks", but never did care for "Moondance". It's nice to know that "Veedon Fleece" is similar to "Astral", I'll have to pick it up now. 8)




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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Time to fire up the gift card
« on: December 23, 2007, 02:23:55 PM »
Oh yeah, I echo Paul's suggestion. "The Garden" is one of the best ambient discs I've heard this year.

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Time to fire up the gift card
« on: December 23, 2007, 09:35:21 AM »
Tord Gustavsen Trio- Being There; Slow, spacious, reflective jazz. Just beautiful...

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: British dronemeisters
« on: December 22, 2007, 09:48:56 AM »
Alan, ya sound lahk one o' them thar mountin folk we got down thar in Tennessee. Whut in tarnation's come over ya?

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Everything and Nothing / Re: ~Happy Holidays~
« on: December 22, 2007, 06:44:38 AM »
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I'm lucky- I never gain an ounce around the holidays. I always stay at 185 pounds no matter what I do.

That's a shame; you gotta try harder!!! 

Maybe the 4 pieces of raspberry cheesecake I had yesterday will do the trick. ;)

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: British dronemeisters
« on: December 22, 2007, 06:40:23 AM »
http://www.twentyhertz.co.uk/digital/index.html

There you go, big daddy.

And yes, thanks, I have the Bradley Droneworks. 8)


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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: British dronemeisters
« on: December 21, 2007, 07:55:18 PM »
Playing right now:

Phil Mouldycliff & Colin Potter- Drone Works #3; A weird and wonderful drone from the Twenty Hertz Digital website. There's no excuse for not picking this one up- it's a free download. You'll like it.

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Everything and Nothing / Re: ~Happy Holidays~
« on: December 21, 2007, 07:07:40 PM »
Merry Christmas, and may all your wishes come true. :)

I'm lucky- I never gain an ounce around the holidays. I always stay at 185 pounds no matter what I do.

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: December 19, 2007, 07:47:08 PM »
Vidna Obmana/Asmus Tietchens- Motives For Recycling; I love this, especially disc 1. A misty & faraway dreamworld.

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Everything and Nothing / Re: The holiday food you're waiting for
« on: December 19, 2007, 04:22:41 PM »
Harry-

I know what you mean about the homemade tamales. I have a mexican friend at work work makes them, and wraps them in the leaves from the corn cobs. Then of course, she covers them with homemade hot sauce. DROOL.

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Everything and Nothing / Re: Best Friend
« on: December 19, 2007, 03:57:38 PM »
Once again, I want to thank you all for your kind responses. We just got back from the funeral, and now it's time to adjust our lives to the loss.

I don't mind people saying "I know what you're going through". My feelings of mourning are not much different than anyone else's, we've all lost loved ones at one time or another.
His son gave a warm, and sometimes humorous, sermon at the service. The most memorable line was "Life is all about choices, and usually you were right on. But this time, dad, you took the wrong path."


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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Re-launching of Wind and Wire
« on: December 19, 2007, 03:37:50 PM »
That's terrific, Bill! Great to have it back. 8)   I always thought W &W was the best ambient review site out there.




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Everything and Nothing / Re: Best Friend
« on: December 16, 2007, 06:05:42 PM »
Thanks everyone, for your kind words. It means more than you know.

Now Roger's family and friends are left with the monumental question of Why? Certainly divorce is painful, but he never gave a warning, never let on that his situation was THAT desperate. The last time I saw him, 2 weeks ago, he said "Why don't you come over? It gets kind of lonely around here at night." He said it rather casually, but now that simple statement haunts me. Just how lonely can a person be? And if it meant that much to him, why did HE start the divorce proceedings? His wife didn't want a divorce, she wanted to work things out. But Roger said he'd been through that before, and it wasn't gonna work.

So now I'm a pallbearer for a friend who by all rights should have lived another 40 years. :'(

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