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Everything and Nothing / Re: RIP Jˇhann Jˇhannsson
« on: February 10, 2018, 09:47:07 PM »
Here is a super-cool discussion on the making of "Heptapod B" from Arrival. It gives me a new appreciation of the track.

http://songexploder.net/arrival

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: February 10, 2018, 09:11:06 PM »
Gallery Six - Snow Light
Absolutely beautiful ambient on ARCHIVES. Subtle hints of glitch and field recordings, mixed in with drifting electronics: Some of my favorite things.
https://archivesdubmusic.bandcamp.com/album/snow-light

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Everything and Nothing / Re: RIP Jˇhann Jˇhannsson
« on: February 10, 2018, 09:05:00 PM »
Ack! No!

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: February 05, 2018, 09:19:00 PM »
I'm giving seaman - transitions a listen now. Great find! Very hypnotic. Thanks for the head's up.

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: February 04, 2018, 07:06:43 AM »
Yoyu - Deep Listening and Emptiness Wisdom
New self-released album from Ali Khan. Simple, drifting ambient tracks.
https://nomorewords.bandcamp.com/album/deep-listening-and-emptiness-wisdom

Crystal Moon - Temple
Reprint on ...txt of a 1997 album by Matt Hillier and Jake Stephenson. There are some amazing tracks on here.
https://ishq.bandcamp.com/album/temple

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: January 27, 2018, 07:57:35 AM »
riverrun - Lilliput
A long-form drone piece, based mostly on looped guitar. Dark, but not creepy.
https://danielland.bandcamp.com/album/lilliput

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: January 16, 2018, 09:04:53 PM »
Will check that out!  ;)

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: January 15, 2018, 08:00:57 PM »
Siyanie - Homo Multidimensional + Shining of Unity
Meditative and blissful ambient music from Russia. I found these after poking around some of Richard GŘrtler's recommendations, and I'm really glad I did.
https://moonsun.bandcamp.com/album/homo-multidimensional
https://moonsun.bandcamp.com/album/shining-of-unity


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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: January 07, 2018, 02:22:17 PM »
Quiet Calling - V
Outstanding sonic journey, beginning with some attention-grabbing synth work, evolving into nicely textured drone work, and ending with a some glitchy touches.
https://el-culto.bandcamp.com/album/quiet-calling-v-full-length-tracks-complete-mixed-album-included

Jaja - Music for Space Observation
Quiet (very quiet) contemplative drones. First track is amazing.
https://jajaouterspace.bandcamp.com/album/music-for-space-observation

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: January 03, 2018, 04:37:50 PM »
Aglaia - Picture Frames
Lovely new drone release with a great span of frequencies (e.g., low guttural murmurs)
https://aliodie.bandcamp.com/album/picture-frames

Alio Die - Time Zone Portal
This is okay: Well above average for ambient music, but average for Stefano. Still worth a listen/buy.
https://aliodie.bandcamp.com/album/time-zone-portal

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 :)

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What were some of your favorite ambient recordings from 2017?

Here are some releases that I was especially fond of. They are listed roughly in the order they were released. A surprising number of them came from the ARCHIVES label this year--a label that spans ambient techno to ambient soundscapes.

Yoyu - Ordinary Moon
My favorite of the year. Field recordings, loops, and beauty.
https://archivesdubmusic.bandcamp.com/album/ordinary-moon

Snufmumriko - At First Light
Glitchy lo-fi ambient.
https://shimmeringmoodsrecords.bandcamp.com/album/at-first-light

Eternell (Purl) - Children of Infinity
Majestic and spacious ambient, featuring a lot of acoustic guitar.
http://eternell.net/album/children-of-infinity

Halftribe - Daydreams in Low Fidelity
Glitchy but smooth.
https://archivesdubmusic.bandcamp.com/album/daydreams-in-low-fidelity

Warmth - Home
Drones with slowly unfolding movements.
https://archivesdubmusic.bandcamp.com/album/home

Ishq - Sen
A mix of experimental Ishq and the more magical and Elve-ish soundscapes.
https://ishq.bandcamp.com/album/sen

Andrew Heath and Anne Chris Baker - Lichtzin
Like a mysterious puzzle, with pieces that gradually come together.
https://chiheihatakeyama.bandcamp.com/album/lichtzin

Rod Modell - Dawn, Dusk, and Darkness
(No digital version available.) Beautiful compositions based on beatless ambient washes and field recordings. The melodies are subtle and hypnotic.

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: December 22, 2017, 07:45:45 AM »
April Larson - Hopeless Variations
Beautiful drone-based ambient from an artist previously unknown to me. Excellent abstract cover art too.
https://pyramidblood.bandcamp.com/album/hopeless-variations

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: December 14, 2017, 03:11:56 PM »
Krystian Shek - al​-​Qāhirah
This is a really interesting release on Carpe Sonum: Some familiar synth work combined with the ney--a flute-like instrument. The title track is a stunner.
https://krystianshek.bandcamp.com/album/al-q-hirah

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: December 11, 2017, 05:02:35 PM »
PS there are three A Winged Victory For The Sullen albums on vinyl for sale in my local record shop. Very, very tempting indeed.

Do it!!!!

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Arturia Buchla Easel
« on: December 08, 2017, 07:49:47 PM »
This is software?

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: December 07, 2017, 05:25:54 PM »
Ishq - Sen
New release on ...txt. Ishq has been a bit hit-or-miss for me recently. It seems that some of the releases haven't been curated or filtered well. But this album is a gem if you have been longing for the more melodic, drifting, and yet mysterious side of Ishq. Absolutely fantastic from beginning to end.
https://ishq.bandcamp.com/album/sen

Steve Brand and Ishq - Spiritual Science
This is a reissue on ...txt; I hadn't heard the original. I like this a lot, but it sounds a bit flat in parts, as if some of the sounds are copies of copies from an old tape reel era. Nonetheless, it is a great sonic journey, and the last track/CD is lovely.
https://steve-brand.bandcamp.com/album/spiritual-science-2017-re-release

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: November 25, 2017, 11:01:12 AM »
Snufmumriko - This Tide Will Bring You Home
Great EP on the Dewtone label from one of my favorite recently discovered artists. Lo-fi drones, rooted in a beatless dub space.
http://dewtonerecordings.com/album/this-tide-will-bring-you-home

Max Corbacho - Source of Present
Similar in spirit to some of his other recent releases. Excellent and majestic ambience. The first track, in particular, is one I like to put on repeat and listen to in a sustained way.
https://maxcorbacho.bandcamp.com/album/source-of-present


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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: November 13, 2017, 05:44:25 PM »
Good call! Panta Rei is fantastic!

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