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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

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Recent music purchases
« on: January 23, 2011, 09:37:10 AM »
Here some acquisitions from the last 5-6 weeks, I hope I didn't mention them before :

Solo Andata • Seaworthy • Taylor Deupree - Live In Melbourne (12k)
Robert Rich - Temple Of The Invisible (Soundscape)
Robert Rich - Electric Ladder (Soundscape)
Minamo - Durée (12k)
Seaworthy + Matt Rösner* - Two Lakes (12k)
Murralin Lane - Our House Is On The Wall (12k)
Klaus Wiese - Baraka (Nextera)
Klaus Wiese - Perfume (Nextera)
Mountain Ocean Sun - Peace Conference (Home Normal)
Michael Santos - Memory Maker (Home Normal)
Magyar Posse - Random Avenger (Verdura)
Caul - The Sound Of Faith (Katyn Records)
Caul - Reliquary (Eibon Records)
Caul - Crucible (Malignant Records)
Windy & Carl - The Dream House / Dedications To Flea (Kranky)
Windy & Carl - Songs For The Broken Hearted (Kranky)
Phragments - The Burning World (The Eastern Front)
False Mirror - North (Thonar Records)
Taylor Deupree - Shoals (12k)
Pjusk - Sval (12k)
Taylor Deupree - Northern (12k)
Solo Andata - Solo Andata (12k)
Philip Jeck - An Ark For The Listener (Touch)
James McDougall - Dispossession Of Periphery (Mystery Sea)
Stephan Mathieu + Taylor Deupree - Transcriptions (Spekk)
Aube - Flush
Arne Nordheim / Biosphere / Deathprod - Electric / Nordheim Transformed

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Alio Die
« on: January 23, 2011, 08:43:05 AM »
I'm having my Alio Die weekend  8). I cannot but say that his latest 4 releases (Tripudium Naturae, Praha Meditiations, Il Giardino Ermeneutico and La Sala dei Cristalli) are among the best in his catalogue, although he's never released anything bad (well there are some songs, like the first on Suspended Feathers that I don't like). Especially Tripudium... and Il Giardino... Especially Il Giardino... hit my attention. I simply love the sound of the acoustic instruments. Godly music. And the artwork of the digipaks... sublime. Such beauty could never be reached by a "download only" release, something would be missing... well that's another thread

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... :)


You're right, at the moment, the post speed is a real disaster. I ordered 5 Windy and Carl CDs (if you love guitar drone ambient you have to check them out) around 18th December, 3 of them are still on their way, although sent around 21st...

[Sorry the rest belongs into another thread; removed]

I'm still waiting for mine to arrive... Have any of you from France, Belgium, Germany or Luxembourg received it yet ?

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Darkest Ambient
« on: January 18, 2011, 07:05:48 AM »
*bump* ;-)

Thomas Köner - everything?
Oöphoi - Athlit
Rapoon - The Fires of the Borderlands
Robert Rich - Illumination ; Below Zero
Steve Roach - The Magnificent Void ; Darkest Before Dawn (Darkest Before Dawn is almost Köner-esque to my ears but with an 'angelic' touch to it)
Robert Henke - Layering Buddha

Oöphoi - Athlit contains in my eyes one of the "brightest" ambient pieces I've ever heard : Lord of the Starfields. I've never heard such a "positive", life affirming song in my life. Simply fantastic.

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Recent music purchases
« on: January 17, 2011, 02:34:46 PM »
Mathias Grassow & Klaus Wiese - Mercurius CD

Mathias Grassow - Lanzarote-Spirits CD

Hehe your Grassow collection is growing exponentially

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Recent music purchases
« on: January 17, 2011, 10:24:16 AM »
I got my copy from Discogs too. In fact all my Grassow CDs comes from Discogs, but not all of them are second hand. I've purchased Grassow CDs from Silentes on Discogs who uses his account as an official retailer.

Yes you're right, not all CDs on Discogs are second hand. But I think those that are out of print are usually second-hand. Anyway mine was absolutely mint, so it doesn't matter...

To go back to the subject. Received today :

Maëror Tri - Hypnotikum I
Maëror Tri - Hypnotikum II
Maëror Tri - Multiple Personality Disorder

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Recent music purchases
« on: January 17, 2011, 08:12:28 AM »
Mathias Grassow - The Lanzarote Concert 2CD

Where did you get that one ? I bought mine second-hand on Discogs... Maybe the place where you found it has more Grassow stuff.
I also recommend you Lanzarote Spirits

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: CDs are Dead....Almost!
« on: January 16, 2011, 02:46:28 AM »
Well for me the CD isn't dead, I guess it will survive another 20-30 years at least. It may be dead in the mainstream "music" market, where the music often isn't even worth the few cent of the polycarbonate... But the music enthusiasts, like myself, the collectors (just as for vinyl) will always be willing to pay for a physical media, so in my opinion there will always be enough demand to release CDs, even if limited to 1000 copies or whatever. So even if the Cd might become a "niche" market, it will survive, and that's all that matters to me.

Personally I've been collecting metal, ambient and Berlin School metal CDs for about 12 years, and downloads have never been an option for me, except for free stuff like excellent netlabels like Earth Mantra etc. If I remember well so far I've bought 6 FLAC downloads from MusicZeit: albums by Redshift, Radio Massacre International and Keller&Schönwälder that are out of print. So there was no choice. Otherwise, the CD is always the medium I look for.

Each CD that arrives is converted to high quality OGG or MP3 to listen to the music on my portable Player on my running tours or during my walks with my dog. So like many of you I have that huge file library on my disc, but the physical backup is the most important.

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