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Oh-  I remember this... good stuff!

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: What synths did O÷phoi used?
« on: May 16, 2014, 02:01:20 PM »
Let's let the attack portion of this otherwise really interesting thread go, please.

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Art and Literature, Movies and TV / Re: Now Reading, pt 2
« on: May 07, 2014, 10:19:35 AM »
Been reading this one...

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: May 07, 2014, 10:14:13 AM »
playing Periskop again... from his 40 album release...  massively amazing stuff.  I still haven't heard all 40 - many I've heard over and over because I love them and just don't move on.  Discovering some of the others in more depth.

Yep - they're all free.  It's Danny Kreutzfeldt who's released on APK's label a couple times under earlier names.

So far - I've found only 2 out of the 40 that didn't connect with me.  I've probably heard 30 of them so far.

Here's what I wrote about this one on my facebook page:

Tree of Life by Loren Nerell and Mark Seelig is hands down one of the best ambient albums I've heard in a long time. I've been fortunate to hear early versions and the final master before release... so I've heard this many times over the last few months.

The album is truly a "journey" - it starts slow and minimal - gorgeous hints of percussion, drones and textural background. Mark Seelig plays a jaw dropping flute line through much of the first half of the album. The blending of the flute with the backdrop is so dead on perfect.

The percussion later builds into a section where the percussion and rhythm comes to the forefront. Recorded partially in a group setting when Mark and family from Germany were visiting Loren in California.

And then... we hit the moment where the percussion comes to a sudden stop, and we drop into the brilliant gamelan playing by Loren Nerell. Wow. Simply... wow. So deliciously tasteful.

Highly, highly recommended.

Everything and Nothing / Re: My coworker stopped talking to me
« on: April 10, 2014, 07:32:56 AM »
I agree with Loren and Julio...  best to bring it up in a gentle manner.  Something like hey I feel like we're being distant lately is there something I did to offend? 

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: April 09, 2014, 09:49:03 AM »
went through a massive cd ripping phase where i added at least 3 or 4 days of music to my itunes...  fun to revisit cd's I haven't heard in 4 years or more. 

recent spins...  deepchord, yagya, maurizio

I'm more of an ipad player these days... currently hooked on Guardian Cross... basically a collectable card game thing from Square Enix.

Just played through Monument Valley - wow - now that is spectacular... you're essentially playing MC Escher drawings - some truly beautiful moments throughout...  excellent ... although really short.   Still - as a game - a work of art.

I'm looking forward to hearing this!

Art and Literature, Movies and TV / Re: what Tv series should I see ?
« on: March 14, 2014, 01:30:23 PM »
I'm enjoying Leverage...  not earth shattering - but Ocean's 11 meets Alias on a neatly wrapped up every episode scale. 

Chris - up until about 2 weeks ago all links went to - and all searches will pull those.  It literally just switched and Ran and Landru are working on getting their ".com" back.   A bit of a mess during a server migration. 

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: February 25, 2014, 07:41:01 AM »
I am so stuck in techno / minimal techno / atmospheric techno / panoramic techno etc. etc...  ;-)

Yagya - Rhythm of Snow
Maurizio - M-Series 12"'s
Basic Channel - 12"'s
Deepchord / Echospace - Coldest Season / Liumin / Vantage Isle / DC Series

spent a day on youtube listening to UR, Jeff Mills, Surgeon, Robert Hood, Carl Cox, Plastikman.

Periskop's 40 collection I've recommended a thousand times and I'll recommend it again - 40 albums - free... and the majority of them I have loved so far!

Silent Season and Dewtone label releases have also been making me very happy - streaming them on bandcamp and wishlisting them for when I have some spare change to pick them up.

Everything and Nothing / Re: Regarding the Lost Island
« on: February 25, 2014, 07:25:10 AM »
At the height of LOST - especially that amazing first season - I was knee deep in the research and what is going on here? aspects of the show...  It was so brilliant.  And my wife and I stuck with it all the way through.  It stumbled now and then - (sometimes hideously bad) but as a work of art - wow they did good. 

And yes - that island would be amazing to visit.

Although - it's kind of like reading a wonderful book that is so vivid in your mind - and then someone makes a movie and it doesn't live up to the visions you had... and then the movie's feel overtakes what you saw originally... it's happened to me a couple times... :-(

chris23 - the album is released on the label Ran co-owns, AlteraOrbe.  If you look at this page you'll see the link to this album and his amazingly excellent collab with Oophoi:

Note - alteraorbe was ".com" up until very recently - it's ".es" now (spain).

Tomas, I post about music I love - on rM, on twitter, on facebook... sometimes it's people who post on rM or are on my label - often times it's not.

I really like this album.  Steve Brand is my friend - re: the Over-soul post.  I also posted about LOST with Immersion recently - which had nothing to do with music at all. I also posted to the gear thread although my advice wasn't really wanted there - and that's ok. 

I've posted how much I like your stuff now and then. 

I really shouldn't feel the need to defend myself, but I've been here since Mike opened the form well over a decade ago.  I go in phases of posting a lot here and posting a little here - depending on my time. 

This is a great release... recommended.

Independent Music Reviews / Re: My review of "Over-soul" CDr by Steve Brand
« on: February 24, 2014, 03:02:06 PM »
You might want to email Steve (I'll point him here also) - he's gauging interest on doing another special package cdr release this year on his Pioneer Light label.  His label releases are also at

Everything and Nothing / Re: Regarding the Lost Island
« on: February 19, 2014, 12:34:36 PM »
Most of the series was shot in Hawaii... and humorously close to public beaches. (well all beaches are public in Hawaii technically).  Literally tons of the show was shot there - except a few bits here and there.  It's been a long while since I was nuts for Lost - man I loved that show. 

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: ROACH Road Trip. . . .the Long Trip
« on: February 17, 2014, 11:01:06 AM »
I enjoyed reading that - thanks for sharing.

Got to agree on the Cell album - excellent stuff. 

I just stumbled across something last week and now I'm totally forgetting what it was.  Ack!  I can't remember.

Temporal Arc?  ;)

hahahahahahahaha  Good thing I wasn't taking a drink when I read that!  When exactly *is* that guy going to release another album!

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