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I'm sorry about your loss, Somnia. I'm sure it's a difficult time for you.

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Everything and Nothing / Re: This new SMF forum
« on: January 09, 2008, 07:59:59 PM »
I have no problem with the karma feature, even though it seems that only the administrator/moderators receive the karma votes (hmmm...).

I only used the karma feature once -Jim, and everyone else who posted on the "my best freind" thread received a + karma.

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: January 07, 2008, 08:09:01 PM »

"Doom jazz"? :o

That does it. I have to check that out!

I think a quick glance at the paltry new offerings in the jazz sections of the world pretty much spells it out!

Actually, from what I heard on the (admittedly too brief) MP3s, it sounds pretty good! I guess I was expecting something more dissonant and abrasive, but this sounds like slooowww jaazzzz...
very smooth & serene, nothing harsh about it at all.

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: January 07, 2008, 03:23:38 PM »
Bohren & Der Club of Gore - Daumen
Still one of my all time favourite bands. Really relaxing stuff. Not as dark and haunting as Black Earth. For the ones that are not familiar with Bohren: they play a very, very slow style of jazz. It could be called the 'funeral doom of jazz'. :)  Recommended to everyone!
Sunset Mission is the love of my life. really. there is nothing that comes
close to this beauty. i adore it. if i had to choose one CD that i would
need my whole life, then i would pick the Sunset Mission.

But i would rather call the music "ruhr bar doom jazz". :)




"Doom jazz"? :o

That does it. I have to check that out!

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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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