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Art and Literature, Movies and TV / Re: Game of Thrones
« on: April 03, 2016, 06:30:30 AM »
Is Season 6 the one where the producers have to part ways from the books due to the lack of books? Or is that a future season?

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: April 01, 2016, 06:18:46 PM »
The two new Alio Die and also Aglaia on Spotify . Especially like the Leaves and Thunderstorms album ....... apart from the track Last Straw which has a horrendous, grating, irritating, ambient dog whistle ( in fact dog screetching device ! ) Why on earth is that there? Fortunately it is a very short track and the rest of the album is wonderful.

Agree! That track is awful. I've deleted the digital version from my iTunes and will simply pull out the CD if I ever need to scare away my guests.

With that exception, however, I love the two new Aglaia releases. I think I might have a slight preference for Angelus.

I've also been enjoying Alio Die and Zeit's Il Giardino Ermeneutico, which I only picked up recently. There is something really special about that album, and I can't believe I passed on it when it was originally released.


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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: March 29, 2016, 03:19:04 PM »
They didn't give any credits to an 18th century map maker or a pressed flower?  ;D

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: March 29, 2016, 05:33:41 AM »
I agree. Post away, cvac. I love reading about the music you're exploring and celebrating.

Hummingbird - Glade
The follow-up to the much celebrated 2010 release on Fluid Audio by a musician who opted for anonymity. This is heavily processed electro-acoustic ambient with a dizzying array of sound sources. Having said that, I don't really feel a connection to it, which is disappointing. I never heard the original Hummingbird release, Our Fearful Symmetry, due to its rarity, but I did buy the remixes on Bandcamp and was really impressed with that album.

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: March 24, 2016, 03:51:19 PM »
Beautumn - Bordeaux
New release on Infraction. I like this a lot more than the previous Beautumn album. This has a minimal, isolationist feel, complete with cold, windswept sonic landscapes. 
https://infraction.bandcamp.com/album/bordeaux

I've just picked this up.  It's my favorite of the Beautumn releases.  His first ("Blanket") is also pretty good, but hard to find.  He has also been a member of IDM band Sleepy Town Manufacture, which has free netlabel recordings on the archive.org website.

Forrest

Oh neat. I didn't realize he was part of Sleepy Town Manufacture. Thanks for filling me in. I really like "No Traces."

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: March 21, 2016, 07:45:35 PM »
I bet you'll love it. The title track, in particular, is excellent.

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: March 20, 2016, 06:47:49 PM »
Beautumn - Bordeaux
New release on Infraction. I like this a lot more than the previous Beautumn album. This has a minimal, isolationist feel, complete with cold, windswept sonic landscapes. 
https://infraction.bandcamp.com/album/bordeaux

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: March 17, 2016, 08:05:59 PM »
Nacht Plank - Alien
Relatively simple. And relatively strange. As thirdsystem noted elsewhere: This doesn't follow in the footsteps of Echo Ark, but it is a wonderful album for other reasons. These are the songs a robot might hum to itself as it explores a new planet.

https://carpesonum.bandcamp.com/album/alien

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Now Playing / Re: Long Term Listening - your ambient classics
« on: March 11, 2016, 04:30:57 PM »
cvac: Are you patient_ot on Bandcamp? I've been unknowingly following you on Bandcamp! (I'm rcfraley.)

Is "patient ot" an Einstürzende Neubauten reference?

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: March 10, 2016, 01:17:48 PM »
Plank and Ishq - Crows an Wra Volumes 1 - 3
These albums have been on repeat around here for the past week or so. Lee Norris + Matt Hillier team up for some other-worldly, altered states of consciousness-inspired electronic improvisations. The result is hypnotic. There are a lot of cool subtleties here, fun effects, and a whole lot of quirk. I can easily see this becoming one of my favorites of the year.
Samples: https://ishq.bandcamp.com/album/crows-en-wra-volume-1


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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: March 06, 2016, 07:27:43 AM »
Autumn of Communion - Polydeuces
This is the new release by AoC. It is still "in press", but is available digitally. Great stuff: sequenced structures and vast ambient washes. AoC's own description notes that the album was largely improvised. I suspect that if Mick and Lee were to simply smash their faces on their equipment that the result would nonetheless move me to tears. Thanks for the head's up, thirdsystem.
https://autumnofcommunion.bandcamp.com/album/polydeuces

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Mine get sent to my email. There might be an option for toggling on-and-off that action.

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: February 29, 2016, 05:28:32 PM »
Christina Vantzou - No. 3
Solid ambient + drones from Kranky. Lots of orchestral work on here, with some mysterious moods and atmospheres.

Sample track: https://soundcloud.com/kranky/christina-vantzou-shadow-sun

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Everything and Nothing / Re: New Cars and CD Players
« on: February 29, 2016, 05:25:17 PM »
Haha. Our car was broken into a few years ago and the thieves DIDN'T steal Hidden CD, by Parks (Infraction). I was actually kind of offended! The police dusted the darn thing too!

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I would assume some (unknown) portion of the people with an item on their Discogs want lists are simply monitoring the price of things--maybe even things they already own.

Having said that: I wouldn't pay a lot (e.g., more than $30) for something that I could buy digitally on iTunes or Bandcamp unless I considered it absolutely essential for my CD collection.

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Everything and Nothing / Re: CD Disc Rot
« on: February 28, 2016, 03:56:10 PM »
I have a Coil CD (Horse Rotovator) that suffered from disc rot. When I attempt to play it, it sounds like digital screechy static. It is most unfortunate because the CD would cost a lot to replace via Discogs and I wouldn't be sure, without a trustworthy seller, that the replacement hasn't suffered the same fate.

I'm not sure how many others in my collection are messed up. I'm a bit scared to check on things I haven't listened to in a while.

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: February 26, 2016, 05:16:03 PM »
ironomi - niji
Awesome acoustic-ambient 3CD set from Junya Yanagidaira and Yu Isobe, featuring a wide array of guest musicians. This will be of interest to folks who enjoy the intersection of ambient and modern composition. Lovely cover too.

https://kitchenlabel.bandcamp.com/album/niji

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: February 22, 2016, 05:32:02 PM »
No. Inc. (Material Object & Atom™) - G​@​ng5ta
This should win a prize for the most creative ambient album of the year: Gangster rap meets electronic ambient. At first I thought this was a joke, but it isn't; it is absolutely fantastic. The album begins with a gun shot, the sound of which is suspended in time as electronic meanderings spiral into the scene. The rest of the album builds on that atmosphere, with a smattering of processed police radios, occasional beats, a distant turntable sample, and lots of beautiful textures.

https://no-ware.bandcamp.com/album/g-ng5ta


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