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Picked this up last night and spent a good part of the day listening to it. Super cool! Well done, Scott! I'm enjoying this immensely.

Excellent... Thanks Chris! Feedback from the deep ambientheads here is truly appreciated.   :)

* Please allow me to be a pain-in-the-butt and request that anyone digging Ephemeral City to leave a rating or a little review at the App Store. I'm told that this is an important aspect of promotion within the Apple environment. THANKS!  8)

Cool. I just submitted a brief review and gave it a 5/5, but the app stores says it needs a few more reviews before it can display anything. I wonder if that is code for "the developer needs to pay us."   ;)

Picked this up last night and spent a good part of the day listening to it. Super cool! Well done, Scott! I'm enjoying this immensely.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: January 26, 2015, 04:57:39 PM »
Well since Projekt took over a month of pre order status, I got a refund and download ed from iTunes.

Doh. I think the shipment from Italy just arrived this weekend; I got a 'package sent' email from Projekt today for the two recent Alio Die releases.

Jacob Newman and Devin Underwood - The Vivid Unmapped
A 2011 release from DataObscura. I recall Joe R. and others singing the praises of this album a while back. I picked up the digital version on Bandcamp last week and have been enjoying it immensely. It has a little bit of everything: a classic ambient feel with warm, drifting synth notes and a bit of an experimental angle, with found founds, interesting sonic manipulations, etc. The atmosphere is great--not too dark, not too fluffy, and somewhat mysterious.


Sounds great, thank you.  Also, remember that AWE does leave the podcasts up so you can at least listen to it.

Oh, neat. I didn't realize that. Downloading the podcast now.  ;D

Didn't remember to tune in until 6:30 CST and missed it, Blake. Darn! Will order it sometime next week, unless it sells out too quickly!

Everything and Nothing / Re: RIP Edgar Froese
« on: January 23, 2015, 08:37:58 PM »
That's sad news. I remember discovering TD in high school and being completely floored by some of the things they were doing. /bow and rest in peace.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: January 21, 2015, 06:39:59 PM »
jdh: I streamed AOC5 and it is fantastic--like crazy, sell-your-soul good. I plan to order this as soon as it is listed on Databloem.

Recent listens:

Spheruleus - Chronota
A new digital-only release. This is Spheruleus/Harry doing what he does best: low-fi acoustic drones. But there is something special about this one--the atmosphere and sounds all lock together perfectly. The tracks transport me to that moment in time when day is breaking, the birds are singing, and I have the house all to myself because everyone else is asleep. Damn, now I want to brew some coffee...

Purl - Cosimo di Rondō
Digitial release on bandcamp; billed as his first release, but I'm only hearing it now. It is quite lovely. This guy has some chops.

Steve Roach - The Magnificent Void
This album was a life-changing purchase for me in the 90s and I often return to it for inspiration (Infinite Shore and Altus are some of my favorite tracks in the genre). But I rarely find the time to listen to it from start to finish, in one listening. I did so this past weekend and it was a religious experience. I know some people consider this album to be over-hyped; I'm not one of those people.

The clips sound great! Will this be a CD or a CDr?

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: January 16, 2015, 02:23:59 PM »
Robert Davies - Nightshade
Robert Davies - Arboreal

I'm slowing turning into a Robert Davies fanboi. Nightshade is the most recent Davies release and, like the others that I've heard, it rests in that fragile space between dark and light. The tracks can either be slightly unsettling or comforting and soothing, depending on your state of mind. Great stuff!

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: January 13, 2015, 06:23:29 PM »
That cover is a beauty.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: January 10, 2015, 06:05:19 AM »
Janek Schaefer - Unfolding Luxury beyond the City of Dreams
Outstanding release from Dekorder. Minimal ambient with great samples, creative layering, and the perfect blend of mystery and familiarity. Schaefer had a excellent album on 12k in 2014--this is a notch better.


Other Ambient (and related) Music / 12k on Bandcamp
« on: January 06, 2015, 09:24:52 PM »
12k is gradually uploading their catalog to Bandcamp. Some nice OOP releases listed too, including an older Dan Abrams album.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: January 02, 2015, 07:49:11 AM »
I agree with your agreement!  ;D

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Best of 2014
« on: January 01, 2015, 07:45:33 PM »
Here are my three favorites from 2014:

1. Porya Hatami - Shallow (Tench)
2. Experiments in Silence - Hidden Harmonic (...txt)
3. Otto A. Totland - Pina (Sonic Pieces)

Some other albums that I loved include:

ASC - Truth Be Told (Silent Season)
Ashlar - St. James' Gardens (Hibernate)
Deaf Center - Recount (Sonic Pieces)
Faures - Continental Drift (Home Normal)
Loscil - Sea Island (Kranky)
Lorenzo Montana - Haemus (Carpe Sonum)
Nacht Plank - Echo Ark (...txt)
Orla Wren - Soil Steps (Oak Editions)
Tomas Weiss - Zeitlos (Sleep Edition) (Musical Philosophy)
Yair Elazar Glotman - Northern Gulfs (Glacial Movements)

Everything and Nothing / Re: Christmas greetings!!!
« on: December 31, 2014, 07:17:15 AM »
Happy holidays, Richard and all. And good luck with any new year's resolutions you make.  ;)

Everything and Nothing / Re: Amazon sucks!!(?)
« on: December 31, 2014, 07:16:01 AM »


EU digital VAT changes and Bandcamp

If you’ve seen the recent news of changes to EU tax law, you may be wondering how this affects you as an artist or label selling on Bandcamp. The good news is that for digital sales, there is no need for you to register for VAT, submit quarterly reports, and so on. We will take care of all of that for you.

If you happened to see our earlier help item about this, we planned to roll out a temporary solution where artists submitted the tax themselves. We’ve decided to accelerate the changes to our system such that the interim step is unnecessary.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: December 30, 2014, 03:40:20 PM »
Listening to the two new Aglaia CDs: Intangible Opacity and Primeval Nebula. They are both pretty cool. I really like Intangible Opacity--it is a bit more dreamy and drifty than Primeval Nebula, which is a bit more on the experimental side. (It is also neat, to be clear. But it is hard to not like one more than the other.)

Everything and Nothing / Re: Amazon sucks!!(?)
« on: December 28, 2014, 07:17:20 AM »
Amazon can be a bit funky at times. Having said that, I like it for at least two reasons. One, if you're a member of Amazon prime, you can get the CD within 2 days--which helps with the 'instant gratification' component that is often missing in online ordering. Two, although I rarely start at Amazon for buying music, sometimes I end up there simply because it is the cheapest and fastest way to get imports that have not been restocked at some of my other favorite stateside online shops.

You're fortunate to be in the Bay Area where there are some wonderful record shops! I'm stuck in a cornfield in the Midwest where we only have two record stores left, neither of which cater to ambient and experimental music. Amazon can be a blessing for people in my situation.  ;)

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Best of 2013
« on: December 27, 2014, 06:10:33 PM »

This was fun to revisit. In retrospect, I would add Nacht Plank's Psychology of Religion and Understanding St. Catherine to my list. I don't think I heard this until 2014 and it stays in heavy rotation.

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