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Everything and Nothing / Re: Special Editions
« on: February 28, 2011, 12:36:10 AM »
Nice collector's items, jimzzzak!!!

Richard

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Hi Anthony,

thank you for the updates, I really look forward to "Distant Shadows", so I will keep an eye on my mailbox. All the best... :)

Richard

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Everything and Nothing / Re: Jewel Cases
« on: February 21, 2011, 01:48:42 AM »
As for myself, I definitely like the newest digipak packaging of Hypnos CDs, "Out and About" by Herion looks really nice and it was very good decision to go this way, Mike. I am not a big friend of sleeve packagings, yes, you can save a lot of storage place, cheaper shipping costs, but the insert/artwork can be easier damaged during the shipping and without a spine it's more difficult to find even if well organized. And the final product is less attractive in most cases. But there are some exceptions, for example Faria Records packagings with cards or Amplexus with its sublabels, no spines, but these ones are closer to special collector's items than to sleeve only packagings. I am a collector, so I have to accept that my growing collection will require some extra space, I think you have to deal with this no matter what you collect. Anyway, here are the types of packagings in order of my preference:

Special collector's item
Digipak (all types, with spine)
Standard jewel case (also plastic case with spine, dataObscura as example)
Slim single jewel case (with spine, Practising Nature/Bluebox as example)
Slim jewel case (with no spine)
Sleeve/wallet (with no spine)

Richard

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Thanks, Loren, for posting nice words on your personal meetings with Lucette. May she rest in peace and love.

Richard

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We are not used to these extremely sad and terrible news on this forum, unfortunately the life can be so fragile... We will miss Lucette very much! My sympathy and condolences to the family and friends.

Richard

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Sans Serif (Forrest Fang) update
« on: February 17, 2011, 11:47:26 PM »
Hi Forrest, thank you for your latest updates, "Unbound" is now on my next shopping list, can't wait to explore it!!! All the best... :)

Richard

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Hi John & Greg, thank you so much for creating this special blog, Maestro Steve Roach deserves that!!! I am going to add my comments too. Nice work, guys!!!

Richard

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: WTB: Trances/Drones
« on: February 16, 2011, 05:46:12 AM »
Good luck... :)

Richard

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: WTB: Trances/Drones
« on: February 16, 2011, 04:35:12 AM »
Hi guys, for those who are still searching for "Trances/Drones" 2CD (original Extreme edition from 1994),  I just noticed this eBay auction by a seller from Seattle, link:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Robert-Rich-Trances-Drones-2XCD-Extreme-Records-XLTD-00-/280629808703?pt=Music_CDs&hash=item4156d70e3f

Richard

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Computers, Internet and Technology / Re: MP3.com = 404
« on: February 16, 2011, 12:12:14 AM »
Hi jimzaaak, I just sent to you two private messages regarding your MP3.com collection. All the best.

Richard

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Cans.....Whats on your head?
« on: February 13, 2011, 05:31:48 AM »
I am using Sennheiser HD 580:



but I am dreaming about Sennheiser HD 800:



So it's time for bank robbery now... :)

Richard

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Your favorite O÷phoi releases!
« on: February 10, 2011, 10:26:24 AM »
Not easy to pick up the best ones from Gigi's vast body of work, but let's try (in alphabetic order)...:

"An Aerial View" CD
"Bardo" CD
"Celestial Geometries" CD (with Tau Ceti)
"Cloudlands" CD (with Enrico Coniglio as Aqua Dorsa)
"Genesis" CD (as Nebula)
"Hymns To A Silent Sky" CD
"Subterranea" CD (with Tau Ceti)
"The Spirals Of Time" 2CD/3CD
"Time Fragments Vol. 1: Lost Memories" CDr
"Wouivre" CD (with Klaus Wiese)

Richard


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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Recent music purchases
« on: February 03, 2011, 04:34:11 AM »
Hi 9dragons, personally I would suggest Steve's co-work with Mark Seelig "Nightbloom" as well as "Sounds From the Inbetween" Box Set also featuring Brian Parnham on "The Desert Inbetween". Happy Birthday... :)

Richard

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Darkest Ambient
« on: February 03, 2011, 04:21:02 AM »
Hi 9dragons, speaking about steveroach.com releases, you should check out also Brian Parnham's "Mantle" CD, full of beautiful darkness too just like "Asunder". About Nathan Youngblood, his collaboration with John Vorus is under way. And when mentioning John Vorus, give a try to his "Transmuting Currents" CD, stunning debut, both sonically and visually.

Richard

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Best Releases of 2010
« on: February 01, 2011, 05:02:56 AM »
One more addition to my "Best of 2010" list:

Alison Wait "Dove Esistono Solo I Ricordi" CD

A really beautiful work, both musically and visually, by Italian duo, Filippo Spadoni and Alessandro Tusino, co-released by Radiotarab Records and Eibon Records in June, 2010. Highly recommended for all those who are enjoying the intimacy and warmness of Hypnos latest CD "Out And About" by Herion.

Richard

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Everything and Nothing / Re: Maybe a silly question...
« on: January 27, 2011, 05:19:43 AM »
Very good for removing glue remains of stickers on jewel cases is also gray duct tape. Just apply it with more pressure for several times on the same place where is the glue until all glue residues will be sticked to the tape and jewel case will be clean. But of course I use it only on jewel cases, I don't use it on digipaks as it might remove part of the artwork/print.

Richard

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Recent music purchases
« on: January 24, 2011, 10:02:39 AM »
Long, but exciting list of purchases, Abasio!!! Enjoy them... :)

Richard

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Alio Die
« on: January 23, 2011, 02:44:13 PM »
My words about latest 4 Alio Die releases too!!! Masterfully beautiful sonic and visual journeys by Alio Die (and by Zeit, Mathias Grassow & Mariolina Zitta too), all released at one day, so it was really difficult to absorb all that graceful and tranquil music when it arrived into my mailbox some weeks ago. Stefano and his fellow musicians keep on impressing. Difficult to pick up my fave, but maybe I would go for "Il Giardino Ermeneutico" with Zeit, just like Wanterkeelt said. I even did a little review of it few weeks ago, so feel free to read it on my profile page on Discogs. Keep on enjoying this music... :)

Richard

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Hi Wanterkeelt,

I am living in Central Europe (Slovakia), mine Box Set arrived 10 days ago, that's not far from the place where you live. Actually, how big was your order? I am just asking, because bigger orders (over 500 grams) can be now shipped from/to US only by cargo flights and not by commercial flights like before. These safety restrictions by US government are valid since the beginning of December, don't know for how long... But don't worry, even smaller mailings have many delays, sometime it takes ages... I just received yesterday little parcel (under 500 grams) shipped from Raleigh, North Carolina with shipping date December 21st, so exactly one month on the way. This was shipped by USPS, just the same way Steve uses for his orders. As far I remember the first Box Sets were shipped by Steve around January 5th... Anyway, I hope you will enjoy your Box Set very soon... :)

Richard

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Recent music purchases
« on: January 20, 2011, 04:03:23 AM »
Hi 9dragons, if I can recommend to you something then I would go for Steve Roach & Mark Seelig "Nightbloom" CD. It's absolutely exciting tribal ambient with vocal overtoning magics. For me, a real masterwork and one of the best 2010 releases in this genre.

Richard

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