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A lot of great music so far, but this has been for me the best of 2011 in Ambient:

El Hadra - Ornaments
Phillip Wilkerson – Complex Silence 15 (on the Treetrunk netlabel) -> by the way a nice netlabel, just like Earth Mantra with tons of great free music, even too much good music.
Stephan Mathieu - A Static Place

Everything and Nothing / Re: What do you love?
« on: June 29, 2011, 09:07:23 AM »
Being in a quiet place where the sound of human beings is either absent or minimal.

I agree, thumbs up

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Recent music purchases
« on: June 27, 2011, 02:30:51 PM »
Definitely yes. Fortunately the summer holidays are approaching.
By the way the Robert Henke Cd was well received. Thanks

27 CDs? you have alot to listen to :)

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Recent music purchases
« on: June 27, 2011, 02:17:46 PM »
Good to know I could get rich :)

Received today : Sol Invictus - The Collected Works Boxset 27 CDs + 3 DVDs

Steve Roach - 2009 Box Set Limited 3CD Box
€125 on Discogs

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Recent music purchases
« on: June 27, 2011, 02:14:44 PM »
That one's on my "soon to buy" list too. Amazomn UK has it for quite a social price.

Kraftwerk – The Catalogue 8xCD Box
more info:

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Recent music purchases
« on: June 18, 2011, 11:59:20 AM »
I have The Dream Circle in two editions too, but only because I found the Digipak after already owning the standard edition. Generally I sell the standard editions afterwards unless of course it has bonus tracks or abonus CD.

Recent purchase:

Robert Henke - Indigo_Transform
from mr. headonist  8)
well it's still underway...

Yes, collector reflex, just the same with me, I have both editions of "Early Man" in my collection... :)


Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Recent music purchases
« on: June 18, 2011, 09:25:43 AM »
I have the 2CD version already.

ok, the collector reflex :)

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Recent music purchases
« on: June 18, 2011, 08:57:19 AM »
Steve Roach - Early Man CD

Very nice, but why didn't you go for the 2CD version, it has a lot more to offer even if the artwork with jewel case is more generic

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Recommended: Ishq - Skyspaces
« on: June 18, 2011, 12:17:05 AM »
If you know Ishq you may be used to listening to his music with some kind of beat included or some rhythmic element. His latest album called "Skyspaces" is totally droney. And on top of that very etheric in the vein of Steve Roach's First Light. Recommended from headonist!

I agree, but I recommend their whole discography. Amazing band

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: El Hadra: Ornaments - 2011
« on: April 15, 2011, 12:01:52 AM »
This sounds fantastic. Do you have any idea when it will be released ?

Marketplace / Re: Entire Music Collection for Sale
« on: April 03, 2011, 12:04:16 AM »
Sent you a PM

Everything and Nothing / Re: Special Editions
« on: March 01, 2011, 01:01:16 AM »
I would probably have gotten it, if it weren't for the fact that I already have all three releases in the Castle series as individual releases.

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...

Everything and Nothing / Re: Jewel Cases
« on: February 21, 2011, 01:08:35 AM »
I don't have any problem with jewel cases, except one : their weight increases shipping prices in mailorders. So I always try to get my CDs sent without jewel cases. And when I sell parts of my collection on Discogs, I mostly send without jewel cases, so I have enough replacement cases.
I particularly like the cases with the transparent plastic, where you see the inside of the back artwork. I don't like the "old style" with the black opaque plastic though.
It's true that with the cases, CDs tend to take quite a lot of space, especially if your collection grows and grows. But puting them into bags.... meeeeh, I can't imagine that for my collection. For me that would be nearly as bad as a download release.... this may sound esoteric, but much of the charme would be lost.
For space saving, digipaks are an alternative, or those thin... "cardboard sleeve" as they call them, although I find that CDs tend to get scratches if you put them in and take them out often...

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: CDrs are warped
« on: February 15, 2011, 01:45:05 AM »
I think I'll check mine too, since I have a few Umbra and Penumbra discs, which I haven't listened to for some time...

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Darkest Ambient
« on: January 30, 2011, 03:40:50 AM »
I think Raison d'Etre - Metamorphyses is fantastic.
Also recommend Troum & Yen Pox - Mnemonic Induction for a very dark gloomy album.

From one of the artists from the duo Yen Pox: Blood Box - The Iron Dream

This may be the best album I've ever heard in this genre. And I know my Lustmord, Raison d'Etre, Herbst9, Inade etc...
Actually it goes beyond genre boundaries. Not your typical dark ambient.

A mindbending album. With so much variation and shifts in sound,  mood, frequency... your ears will almost light up when listening to this... one moment you're in the deepest abyss, the next in a state of heavenly bliss... it's confusing, exciting and fascinating. With some beautiful melodic touches as well.
Listen in bed with headphones. Highly recommended!!

Thumbs Up !

Everything and Nothing / Re: Maybe a silly question...
« on: January 27, 2011, 12:12:24 PM »
People are naming lots of ways to remove sticker goo from hard plastic, which is useful of course, but this topic was about stickers on paper. Stickers on paper just plain suck because you can't use a lot of solvents, oils, lighter fluid, nail polish remover, liquified uranium, or other goop.

in fact my topic was about what I just found out they call "sticker strip seal". I found that name here :
So far I've only found them on jewel cases, luckily never on paper digipaks or anything like that.

For the rest I can agree with everything said here

Everything and Nothing / Re: Maybe a silly question...
« on: January 26, 2011, 10:19:55 AM »
I hate hate HATE buying a new CD, DVD or book with a sticker affixed directly to the product itself. Outside of shrinkwrap or overwrap is fine.

Normally these "stickers" are directly on the jewel case. If it's sealed, it's inside the seal. On the Digipaks it's outside. Such a waste of oil :)

Everything and Nothing / Maybe a silly question...
« on: January 26, 2011, 10:12:05 AM »
Is it just me or do a lot of US and Canada-based labels put stickers on the CD jewel cases, containing the artist name and album name as well as a barcode... That alone wouldn't be a problem, but it's impossible to remove them without leaving lots of glue on the jewel case ? I usually use a hair-drier to heat it and then remove it. On Monday I received 5 Kranky records, so it took me at least 15 minutes... argh. Fortunately they don't do that with Digipaks.
Strangely I've never found them on European labels.

Hypnos luckily is an exception.  8)

Got mine on Saturday.  The Parnham collaboration is a real winner and the Immersion discs are a nice change from the more static earlier volumes in the series.  I bought this box with the Grace Cathedral concert disc, and that's the one I've been playing most.  What an awesome concert that must have been.

I finally got my package today. So far I've listened to 6 tracks from The Desert Inbetween, Track 6 being my favourite. After one listen I can't say that much yet. But glad it arrived.

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: CDs are Dead....Almost!
« on: January 23, 2011, 09:40:31 AM »
Heard this on radio this morning

I was a little surprised reading this that it basically says that a lot of people now just listen to random tracks and not full albums anymore. It is very rare that after putting on an album that I don't listen to all of it. For some reason I thought that was what most people did  :o

If you listen to a CD or vinyl, then you're right. But since most hifi equipment has USB ports nowadays, you can easily put 20 albums on a stick and listen in random mode. That's what I quite often do: a nice selection of Ambient, Post-Rock, and some Luxembourgish folk, et voilà I can prepare my history lessons  ;D

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