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I ordered my copy of "A Quiet Light" too and I can't wait to hear it!!! Time is running very fast, already 12 years passed since the wonderfully evocative "From The Dark Earth" album. So I think many of us are really looking forward to Meg's new work.

Richard

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I think this is great news for all those who have followed Meg Bowles during the 90's. At the end of February Meg released on her own Kumatone Records fifth album, "A Quiet Light" CD. Maybe Meg will post more news on this forum, until then feel free to find out more on:

http://www.megbowlesmusic.com/

Welcome back, Meg, and all the best... :)

Richard



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Everything and Nothing / Re: Special Editions
« on: March 01, 2011, 01:45:06 AM »
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That should be no problem. I was in the same situation and ordered mine from Stefano with a few other releases and he put those releases into the box instead of the original ones...

Yes, just the same for me as mentioned by Wanterkeelt, so get in contact with Stefano and I am sure he will find some reasonable solution for you.

Richard

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Everything and Nothing / Re: Special Editions
« on: February 28, 2011, 12:40:22 PM »
Hi headonist, if you can get the "Castles Sonorisation's Series" Box Set, go for it, I think Stefano has still available some of them. Each one comes with unique mosaic and packaged in handmade box, I can only recommend it to each collector and Alio Die fan!!!

Richard

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Everything and Nothing / Re: Special Editions
« on: February 28, 2011, 12:53:08 AM »
Hi Joe R,

Oophoi's "Time Fragments" Box Set was released several weeks ago by Practising Nature/Databloem, I think it was around January 14th. I also have posted small announcement about it on this forum at the same day. Link:

http://www.hypnos.com/smf/index.php?topic=3624.msg27900#msg27900

Unfortunately, the Box is most likely sold out already, but all 7 component pro CD-Rs of this set are available by Hypnos. For those living in Europe, CD-Rs are available by Databloem or directly from Gigi/Oophoi as signed copies.

All the best.

Richard

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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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