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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: March 29, 2014, 09:05:35 AM »
This is an interesting topic. You guys should create a separate thread for it so it doesn't get lost in the shuffle.  :)

Now playing: Still obsessed with the new, 30th anniversary edition of Structures from Silence.

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: March 27, 2014, 01:43:29 PM »
René Margraff - phasen
A relatively new release from Pillowdiver's René Margraff, on Home Normal. Like some of his other releases, phasen is comprised mostly of soundscapes created with processed guitar.  Some of the tracks are amazing (e.g., the first one) and some of them, at least in my opinion, are pretty lackluster. (I should be more careful about buying things via pre-order based on one or two samples.)

Samples/Buy: https://homenormal.bandcamp.com/album/phasen

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I've given this a few listens both ways. Although I like some of the details that come through with headphones, I really love the way this album fills a room. Grade A work.

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: March 23, 2014, 07:52:26 AM »
Steve Roach - Structures from Silence (3-disc, 30th anniversary edition)
This arrived Friday and I'm super excited about it. My ears are not as sharp as those of others on the forums. I can't tell whether the re-mastered version of the original is improved. It is, nonetheless, fun to listen to in the context of the anniversary.

The two additional discs contain four new tracks that are inspired by the same themes and mood captured in the original recording. They are excellent. The tracks on Disc 2 "feel" more like they belong in a SfS era, and the tracks on Disc 3 feel more akin to those from the Immersion series than Structures from Silence. But everything hangs together nicely, and the evolution from 1984 to some of the contemporary long-form, darker, Immersion work makes for an enjoyable journey in this package.

Samples/Buy: http://www.projekt.com/store/product/pro00302/ or http://www.steveroach.com/store/store.php?item=514

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Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: 'Lumen' released
« on: March 21, 2014, 06:17:20 PM »
Sounds cool!

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: March 21, 2014, 06:16:32 PM »
Popol Vuh - Tantric Songs / Hosianna Mantra
Found this hiding in the dusty shadows of my CD collection. Brings back lots of fond memories.

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: March 20, 2014, 08:16:54 PM »
Playing at the office today:

Vidna Obmana - Memories Compiled 2
Steve Roach - The Dream Circle
Wintersilence - Submental Vol. 2
Steve Roach - Early Man

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: March 17, 2014, 07:19:04 PM »
I bought it on the mp3 store on Amazon since I have some gift credits there. But I've also seen it on iTunes. Both stores distribute HSL releases (at least in the US).

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: March 17, 2014, 06:09:00 PM »
That new structures track is lovely; order placed!

Now playing:
Nacht Plank - Psychology of Religion and Understanding St. Catherine
A 2013 release from Hic Sunt Leones featuring some of Lee Anthony Norris's recordings made shortly after his move to Italy. This album fits with the HSL vibe in a surprisingly natural way: field recordings that merge with digital manipulations, hypnotic waves of sounds, and an underlying sense of the mystical. There are some familiar, recycled sounds here that Norris fans will recognize, but, in my opinion, this is one of his masterpieces and really helps demonstrate the range of his artistry. 

I bought the digital version of this to save on shipping. But the limited edition CDrs can be ordered (and samples streamed) via the Alio Die website: http://www.aliodie.com/index.php?_w=1&__fidSez=89&cnt=195&__pg=

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http://www.projekt.com/store/product/pro00302/

Projekt recently announced a 30-yr anniversary release of this that contains two extra discs with new material inspired from the same themes.

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: March 15, 2014, 08:45:37 AM »
Listening a lot to Mick Chillage's Saudade still. He's hit the sweet spot on this release.

Recent arrival that is interesting:

Various Artists - Liquified Sky
A data DVD from the LINE imprint with music and videos from Francisco López, Evelina Domnitch & Dmitry Gelfand, COH, Paul Prudence, and Asmus Tietchens. This is pretty neat stuff if you're into microsound or experimental electronic music. I'm not sure that this has much replay value, but the first few listens are excellent, especially with headphones.

Samples/Buy: http://www.lineimprint.com/editions/dvd/line_063/

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: March 11, 2014, 07:49:28 PM »
Janek Schaefer - Lay-by Lullaby
This release has three noteworthy qualities. First, the sounds and imagery do a good job at creating a psychological space. When I listen to this, I feel as if I'm sitting on the side of an infrequently traveled highway, watching the sun go down, and hearing the occasional car speeding past. Second, the tracks are named after radio stations and the transition between tracks occasionally resembles the spinning of an old radio dial. Finally, the music itself is nice. It is familiar ambient in many respects, but captures some of the Western vibe that is represented in Roach/King. Adding to the sense of place and atmosphere in a subtle amount of radio static layered into the mix. Anyhow, this is a stand-out release for 12k. I'm not sure if it will appeal to everyone, but I feel that Schaefer accomplished something noteworthy. 
Samples/Buy: http://www.12k.com/index.php/site/releases/lay-by_lullaby/

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: March 09, 2014, 12:51:45 PM »
Hi, Joe. I streamed Unstable earlier today. You're right--great stuff. I might have to place an order for it. Also gave Optical Frameworks a listen. Good stuff too.

thirdsystem: I gave Northaunt a listen too. It freaked me out a bit--in a way I can appreciate. Nice find.

Now playing:
M. Ostermeier - The Rules of Another Small World
From the curator of Tench Records. Very similar in spirit to the Porya Hatami release from the same label. One part piano, one part electronics, one part found sounds, and one part dusty processing. This is a really neat CD. And the cover art is crazy compelling.
Samples/Buy: http://www.tenchrec.com/TCH04.html


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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: March 08, 2014, 07:37:25 AM »
Porya Hatami - Shallow
New release from the Tench label. I'm a sucker for this kind of stuff: electro-acoustic looping and noodling with a mixture of field recordings, clicks, and pops. The sounds feel as if they are bubbling up to the surface. Joe R--this is a great followup to Land and quite similar in style. Porya also seems to have a lot of new releases lined up across the world, including new collaborations with Lee Anthony Norris on Carpe Sonum and ...txt.

Samples/Buy: http://www.tenchrec.com/

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Art and Literature, Movies and TV / Re: True Detective
« on: March 07, 2014, 07:34:41 PM »
My wife and I watched the first episode last night. I'm curious and want to see more. Thanks for the tip!

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Art and Literature, Movies and TV / Re: True Detective
« on: March 06, 2014, 08:30:26 PM »
Darn. Hadn't even heard of it. Will have to give it a look.

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: March 05, 2014, 05:30:34 PM »
Forrest: I hope you enjoy Fragile Existence. Musically, I think the last two tracks (Brook and Wood) are the highlights of the release. But the photos are what make the experience a true treat.

Recent spins:
Wintersilence - Submental Vol. 2
Excellent drone work with great depth from the El Culto label. This is encoded as one 55 minute track, but there are clearly discrete tracks on here that morph into one another in the smooth ways that I'm accustomed to in some of Tomas' work. I'm not exactly sure who Wintersilence is, but drone on suggested that Grassow is involved and Discogs corroborates that possibility.
Samples/Buy: http://www.el-culto.com/artists/submental/vol2wintersilence.html

Tomas Weiss - Zeitlos (Sleep Edition)
One of my favorite tracks of the year expanded into a 60 minute epic journey. Not an essential purchase if you have the proper Zeitlos album, but a beautiful, supplemental dessert nonetheless.
Samples/Buy: http://www.el-culto.com/artists/tomasweiss/zeitlos-sleep-edition.html

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: March 03, 2014, 04:26:14 PM »
Anthony Paul Kerby & Tomas Weiss - Revelation
Great electronic-ambient music from two of our forum members. Nice and varied, and well worth headphone listening. Favorite track: Discovery

Samples/Buy: http://databloem.com/home/12-antony-paul-kerby-tomas-weiss-revelation.html

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: February 28, 2014, 09:11:14 PM »
William Basinski - The Disintegration Loops
I bought the first dlp disc when it came out in 2002. I enjoyed it, but didn't find myself listening to it much after the first few spins. The concept and process behind the release captured my imagination more than the music itself. As a result, I did not buy the other discs when they came out. Recently, however, my wife bought me the CD box set for my birthday and I've really been enjoying all of the discs. Hearing them all back-to-back rounds out the experience nicely and gives me a better appreciation for the work.

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Is this using the Bandcamp app? Or visiting the website it self via a smartphone browser?

I don't use the app. But when I visit the website on my iphone via safari it acts funny about 10% of the time.

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