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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: Today at 04:45:12 AM »
Thanks for the tip Andy. Seems a bit tricky to get any legal online downloads for True North. Just listened to The Man From Aran on YouTube and the sample at Groove. Very interesting cold dark artic sounds. Atmospheric indeed.

NP The Angling Loser - Author of the Twilight.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: Yesterday at 04:32:48 AM »
Following recommendation elsewhere .......

Amir Baghiri - Planet X, Live Long And Prosper, Orbital Repose.

These three are all deep spacey warm ambient and are absolutely excellent. This artist is also into tribal and more beat driven stuff apparently, which is not so much my thing these days. The above three highly recommended. Beautiful music.

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Recent music purchases
« on: October 05, 2015, 12:12:17 PM »

Anderson Ponty Band. Interesting, some good stuff on it. An absolutely dire, reggae version of Time and a Word though.

A new record shop has opened in a fairly small town near me. Yes a brand new shop selling brand new vinyl etc. Quite amazing really.

So had to support it, first purchase......

Riverside - Love Fear and the Time Machine. 22 so not a cheap medium this vinyl revival, although double gatefold album with CD also.

Superb album.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: October 05, 2015, 12:03:26 PM »
Robert Rich music.........for most of the day .......

Trances and Drones


This sounds very interesting, would love to listen but will be 0100 hrs here and I will be in the land of nod by then as off to Gran Canaria at the weekend.

Any chance it is repeated or available as a podcast ? This also reminds me I must check out SomaFM.

I love the concept of this album. Will check it out on bandcamp right now.

Appreciate this is maybe a wee bit off topic for you,however thought I would just mention that I use spotify over here in the UK. Upgraded to premium so I can also stream in high quality, think it's 320 kbs. Can also download albums to check them out offline. That lasts for about 30 days or so.

I am astounded at the amount of MY music that is on there. Ambient, Electronic, Prog Rock Etc etc. Really quite amazing.

I am unsure of the financial rewards for artists, it won't be much no doubt, however I have purchased many CDs and downloads as a result of streaming on spotify.

I would suggest that it is a great way to get your music out there.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: September 17, 2015, 05:25:38 AM »
Eeem - Peregrenation and Ishvara - Under a Hexagon Sky ......... Been on permanent rotation here. Both are really superb. So glad to have discovered both. Thanks for the Ishvara tip Chris. Much appreciated.

Also just listening to Riverside - Love, Fear And The Time Machine on spotify. Obviously non- ambient but just wanted to mention it as it really is a cracker. Some beautiful melodic prog from a band I need to listen to more often. When I heard Second Life System on release, a good few years ago now, it completely blew me away.

Now checking out Onyx on cryochamber. This is sounding very good indeed !!! Looking forward to hearing track 6 ;)

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Recent music purchases
« on: September 12, 2015, 03:57:18 AM »
Ha ha, checking out some forum stats there in view of recent discussions and found this old topic, seems a shame to have let that drop, could be an interesting one.

This weeks ambient..............

Eeem - Peregrination. Thought this was sold out and I had missed out. Had an email from Lee at ...txt to say he had found some discs. 8 bargain. First listen complete this rainy Saturday morning. Excellent. Dreamy ambient in the main with some glitchy and environmental sounds on one or two tracks. Straight back on the player, right now.

Everything and Nothing / Re: ...a few thoughts on communities
« on: September 12, 2015, 03:37:14 AM »
I have enjoyed my time here at Hypnos since  I discovered it. Picked up a great few tips on ambient artists I would otherwise probably have missed out on. The now playing section in particular is of great interest and I hope everyone continues to contribute.

It is quiet here now but hopefully will pick up over the winter months. The busiest times seem to be when certain individuals start slagging off the music of others. It probably has put of a few folk, unfortunately. It is also a shame that some folk just post about their own music and thereafter do not contribute to the forum.

In respect of Facebook. I will probably never use it. Personally I feel it is for the young generation and the nosey older types  ;). Perhaps that's just my experience and depends on where you are from. My wife uses it for her work group and keeping up with our kids. So it is useful. Not for me though.

Hope the Hypnos forum is always here, would be terrible to see it disappear.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: September 10, 2015, 10:03:06 AM »
Listening to this one again .....

Ishq - Lyght . Really beautiful

My personal favorites are Infinite Garden and Emerald (under the Elve alias) and Under a Hexagon Sky (under the Ishvara alias). Those first two are unlike anything I've heard before; truly remarkable recordings.

Thanks for that. Remarkably all are on spotify. Looking forward to listening.

Art and Literature, Movies and TV / Re: Now Reading, pt 2
« on: September 08, 2015, 11:40:10 AM »
Been ploughing my way through Metro 2033. A post apocalyptic tale set in the Moscow Underground. Hard work, maybe something lost in the translation but finding it repetitive and fairly boring. Some good bits though. 3/4 of the way through and it is getting a bit better.

Also reading this..

A lad gets itchy feet whilst living on the 60th parallel on Shetland and decides to go round the world along the 60th parallel. Greenland, Northern Canada, Alaska,Siberia, St Petersbug, Scandanavia and returning to his home island. Excellent read. Itchy feet inducing.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: September 08, 2015, 11:29:50 AM »
Checked out the Max Richter - From Sleep 1 hr version. Very nice indeed.

Currently listening to .............. Jacob Newman & Devin Underwood - Sending the Past New release on Carpe Sonum bandcamp page. Sounding very interesting indeed. Will have to get it urgently.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: September 03, 2015, 03:03:52 AM »
I need to explore Ishq's work more fully. Only really aware of some of his stuff working with Lee Norris.

Any recommendations on where to start Chris?

Edit - Just discovered there is a whole load of Ishq albums on Spotify. Currently streaming the  one that was released on ...txt that I missed out on buying - Lyght.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: September 03, 2015, 02:52:51 AM »
Re:  Autumn of Communion.

Now I'm confused. I have Solar Image "3.9", now there's a "3.5" double CD that came after 3.9???))someone please enlighten me....

In order of release, the (complicated) releases are;

AOC 3.5 (CDr) - This was a highly limited edition of 65 CDrs in a metal box with card and numbering. It is an expansion and exploration of the track Rhea on AOC 3.

AOC 3.9 - This CD has 3 very different remixes of the digital only release (at that point) of Solar Image.

AOC 3.5/Solar Image (CD) - Following requests and interest re a proper CD release ...txt have recently released this double album. It has the original digital only track Solar Image, a reprise version and another disc with the full version of Rhea (explored) which was on the above CDr.

Think that's it  ;)

I believe I may now have all 9 AOC releases. Some body of work it is. Superb stuff.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: August 31, 2015, 08:35:24 AM »
The Angling Loser - Silent Authors of Textures

Beautiful remixes of the original. Think there is another release planned soon for this project.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: August 29, 2015, 08:55:27 AM »
Cheers Chris. 2 months without internet. Just shows how much life requires this now. Been a nightmare.

Also managed to acquire  all the Ambient Gardener releases from FAX.  4 x 2 disc sets drawn from the entire FAX catalogue. Some wonderful stuff I hadn't heard and some I had already but now have in digital surround sound.

You should hear this stuff in DTS 5.1 . Quite astounding.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: August 28, 2015, 03:00:22 PM »
Finally back online after a house move. Almost 2 months for British Telecom to sort out my phonel ine and broadband in my new build. Incompetence abounds!

AOC 6 , AOC 3.5/Solar Image and Motionfield - Luftrum have kept me ticking over during this period. I have a lot to catch up on.

PS Haven't noticed any remix aspect to AOC6 , this 3.5 disc set is the original "solar image" digital release with two very different remixes. Both discs and indeed Luftrum recommended.

Everything and Nothing / Re: RIP Chris Squire
« on: July 06, 2015, 07:18:18 AM »
In the middle of a house move here and no internet in the new house yet. Therefore I have just learned of this today .  :'( :'( :'(

Absolutely gutted. One of my favourite musicians of all time. The bass master. YES have been with me for the past almost 40 years of music awareness. My first band and been with me all my life. Witnessed them live twice at the Glasgow Armadillo . Chris Squire was immense, his vocals sublime.

RIP Chris, your music has enriched my life and will be with me till I leave this planet.


Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: June 07, 2015, 02:26:54 PM »
2350 Broadway 4 is similar in warmth and style to Inland. I like it very much. I think the 2350 Broadway series is one of the best on FAX.

Tonight's plays Julio's new album. Wonderful. I love it. And Ozric Tentacles latest, yet again, great stuff !!

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: June 05, 2015, 02:00:18 PM »
Quote from: chris23

Tetsu Inoue - Inland
Bought this on iTunes; Discog prices seem steep. Thanks for the tip, thirdsystem. @#$@#$ so amazing!

So glad you like it Chris. Beautiful, warm ambience from Tetsu for his last album, hope there will be more. Wherever Tetsu has gone I hope he is in a good place.

Just bought Brian Eno - Another Green World to check out his pre ambient work. Interesting album. Bit of a Canterbury prog feel at times with hints of his ambient future direction. By chance I have discovered that I recorded a BBC documentary about Eno ages ago which is on my Sky HD box, entitled Another Green World. Totally forgot about this so looking forward to checking it out.

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