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

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-12209143


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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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

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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

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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

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]

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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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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Order placed some days ago. Looking forward to this release. Databloem's CDRs are always done very professionaly, whereas those Umbra and Penumbra CDRs imo didn't look that good... especially the artwork

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Recent music purchases
« on: January 13, 2011, 12:32:18 PM »
Arrived today :

 
Caul - Crucible
Higher Intelligence Agency & Biosphere - Birmingham Frequencies
Klaus Wiese - Baraka
Klaus Wiese - Perfume
Phragments - The Burning World

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Best Releases of 2010
« on: January 12, 2011, 08:24:26 AM »
Thanks to the first two posters (drone on and Joe R) for including not only the record's name but also giving some comments. It made me discover a lot of new stuff, especially the 12k label, Home Normal and Mystery Sea *thumbs up*

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Recent music purchases
« on: January 12, 2011, 08:19:40 AM »
Arrived today :

Austere - Pulse
Austere - Remittance
David Parsons - Earthlight
Vir Unis - Aeonian Glow
False Mirror - Derelict World

Should arrive soon (I hope) :
Steve Roach - The new 3CD box set

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And don't forget the new collaboration with Alio Die "Praha Meditations". I love that one, it even surpasses their previous collaboration IMO, even though it's less ..... "epic"

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I've just seen that the credit card was charged end of last week, so I should have it in a week if the post hurries up. Time until then to read some first impressions ;)

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Recent music purchases
« on: October 29, 2010, 07:07:41 AM »
Opeth: Live at Royal Albert Hall (black metal of the highest calibre)

Nice to see people here like Opeth. Although I enjoy their earlier stuff (Orchid and Morningrise) much more than their later releases

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Floating in the waters of Oöphoi
« on: October 29, 2010, 07:06:15 AM »
That's really great. Finally I can get all those sold out CDs. Thanks Databloem.

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Mike, thanks for the info. It came the right moment, since I plan on ordering THERMAL TRANSFER. But do you have any idea how long these reductions will stay active ?

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Recent music purchases
« on: September 24, 2010, 06:24:23 AM »
The loss of the Mirage label was a real shame. Some great stuff on that label for a while.

That's true, especially the Jeff Pearce / Vidna collaboration and Robert Scott Thompson's Silent Shore.

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