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Hypnos News and Announcements / Re: Thanks to Mike
« on: January 20, 2014, 01:41:27 PM »
ambien 
ambient

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Hypnos News and Announcements / Re: Thanks to Mike
« on: January 20, 2014, 12:33:23 PM »
Yay Mike and moderators!

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: January 19, 2014, 07:33:51 PM »
I have gotten a bounty of useful leads on the Hypnos forums over the years (dating back to the old forums!), so I try to document my own explorations as a way of returning the favor.

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: January 19, 2014, 07:51:22 AM »
Billow Observatory is wonderful, no?

Now playing: Ishq - The invisible landscape. I downloaded the digital version on bandcamp since overseas shipping has been killing my wallet lately. This is a nice release--soft, pastoral ambient landscapes with field recordings and peppered with those electronic twists that are unique to Hillier. The first track is a bit chaotic at times, but, if you like some of the less structured (and more free form) work from Ishq, this release will appeal to you greatly. Buy/download link a few posts above.

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: January 18, 2014, 11:48:56 AM »
Billow Observatory - Billow Observatory
Drifting, floating ambient, based largely on processed guitar. Expansive and beautiful.

Buy vinyl or digital or simply give it a listen: https://felte.bandcamp.com/album/billow-observatory

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Jim Guthrie
« on: January 17, 2014, 04:52:20 PM »
Not ambient, but good:

Jim Guthrie is one of my favorite indie rock musicians. He's done some creative stuff, including scoring the soundtrack for a pretty fun iOS game called Sword & Sworcery. One of his better albums, Now, More Than Ever, was recently remastered and Gurthrie has released a digital version on bandcamp for the low, low prices of "pay what you want."

I encourage folks to give it a spin and/or a buy. It is truly great stuff. Rock-opera style in some places.

https://jimguthrie.bandcamp.com/releases

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Listening: Podcasts, Mixes, and Music Sample Clips / Re: Low Light Mixes
« on: January 17, 2014, 04:33:24 PM »
Yay! Thanks, Dave. That was fun.

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: January 15, 2014, 05:03:15 PM »
Looks like there are two new Ishq albums being released today. Samples are available on Bandcamp; physical copies on ishq.org.

http://virtual1.bandcamp.com/album/the-invisible-landscape
http://virtual1.bandcamp.com/album/zennor-plane-2

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Art and Literature, Movies and TV / Re: Oblivion - 2013
« on: January 15, 2014, 04:22:05 PM »
Haha. Good observation.

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: January 14, 2014, 05:35:37 PM »
Aglaia - Hymns
This is a pretty cool release, but out of sync with the typical Aglaia vibe. Throughout each track there is a highly processed voice submerged in the mix. I can't understand what it is saying (if it is saying anything in particular), but it has a spooky, robotic quality to it. That voice, combined with the more typical Aglaia synth work, gives this album a really unique sound--something that is both alien and yet strangely familiar. I imagine this is what hymns may sound like if they were performed by humanoid insects on another planet.

Samples/Buy: http://www.aliodie.com/index.php?_l=1&_w=1&__fidSez=89&cnt=203&__pg=

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: January 13, 2014, 08:07:28 PM »
Oophoi and Tau Ceti - Subterranea
One of my favorite CDs, period.

Steve Roach - The Dream Circle
Castleview made me do it. Another favorite.

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Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: Relaxed Machinery News
« on: January 13, 2014, 08:03:59 PM »
4th year already? Nice work, John.

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Art and Literature, Movies and TV / Re: Oblivion - 2013
« on: January 12, 2014, 12:37:22 PM »
I haven't seen Moon. I'll have to check that out!

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: January 11, 2014, 07:04:39 PM »
Yes, that is it, thirdsystem.  :)

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: January 11, 2014, 12:11:37 PM »
pinkcourtesyphone - foley folly folio
Surrealism + samplers + Chartier = wonderfully eccentric electronic music

Samples/Buy: http://www.lineimprint.com/editions/cd/line_seg01/

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Art and Literature, Movies and TV / Oblivion - 2013
« on: January 11, 2014, 11:35:14 AM »
Has anyone seen Oblivion? My wife and I watched it last night and I thought it was an incredible piece of sci-fi. The visuals were wonderful, the story was excellent, and the way the story unfolds is really clever. It didn't get great ratings, but it seemed like something that a few Hypnos folks might appreciate.

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: January 10, 2014, 04:16:55 PM »
It's up on Bandcamp already. Listened to one of the tracks on it and it's great. Might buy it too.

Gulp. Grant me the power to resist the temptation to buy the digital version before the physical CD arrives!

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: January 09, 2014, 08:24:49 PM »
I'm fired up for the new Alio Die release. Listening today to a number of vocal-infused Alio Die albums, such as Apsaras, Eleusian Lullaby, Mei-Jyu, and Aura Seminalis.

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: January 08, 2014, 05:47:16 PM »
offthesky vs Kinder Scout - The Curio Collection
No clue how to describe this. Experimental ambient soundscapes based mostly on field recordings, cello, violin, guitar, banjo, vibes, mellotron, flute, and sparse vocals. Fun listening. From Home Normal, 2012.

Listen/Buy: http://noise.offthesky.com/album/the-curio-collection

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: January 05, 2014, 01:43:49 PM »
Tobias Hellkvist - Everything is Connected (Home Normal 2012)
Beautiful, rich, and sophisticated drone work from Sweden. This works really well with headphones. There is an excellent 4/4 track thrown into the mix that fades in and out in a seamless way.

Samples/Buy: http://homenormal.bandcamp.com/album/everything-is-connected

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