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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: January 07, 2016, 07:19:47 AM »
I have been in Black Sabbath mode again,

Black Sabbath, the first one, released in 1970, 46 years old and what an album it is.
Paranoid - , current track playing "Fairies Wear Boots "  ;D
Just ordered my favourite Sabbath album on 2015 remastered vinyl- Sabbath Bloody Sabbath, to replace my worn out 42 year old cassette. Thought I had it on CD but there you go.

Last night;
Soft Machine ,   2, fourth, 5 , well jazzed out so I was.
And to fall asleep to; Thom Brennan - Shimmer.

Will have to redress the balance today with multiple ambient recover.

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: FAX Re-issues
« on: January 07, 2016, 07:05:55 AM »
Yes seems to be a bit of movement on re-releasing FAX which is great. The DSOTM with Schulze and now this. I am sure the "ELEKTRONIK" release is available on Material Objects bandcamp. Rights seem to be reverting back to the artists. Now if only Tetsu Inoue would turn up safe and well.

Also hope the Dave Moufang collabs become available on bandcamp and hope against hope the full FAX catalogue. I have a lot but still much to go !!!

I was a bit gutted when all the releases were removed from iTunes UK . Sad and caused complete havoc with all my album art. I spent hundreds of £s on downloads so was slightly cheesed off about that .

Good to see some albums becoming available again from Pete's life project.

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: CD Shipping costs.
« on: January 05, 2016, 06:40:33 AM »
Yep it's expensive and becoming an issue. Will probably be the same the other direction also, especially with the exchange rate.

Tidal Pool order shortly though Julio  ;)

Sounds interesting Richard. New to me also. Will check some of his music out.


Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: Forrest Fang news
« on: January 05, 2016, 06:35:47 AM »
Thanks for the info Forest and David. Not sure if I can wait till the 22nd, we shall see.

The insured postage from the US is way too much so I will have to ponder on CD or Download. Instant gratification is winning at the moment   ;)

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: January 03, 2016, 06:18:57 AM »

Pete Namlook/ Charles Uzzell Edwards - Create. Long form spacey ambient with some appropriate beats . Underrated I feel.

Forest Fang - The Sleepwalker's Ocean , bandcamp stream . Stunning !!! Urgently required.

Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: Forrest Fang news
« on: January 03, 2016, 06:09:43 AM »
Listening to the bandcamp stream of this, utterly beautiful. Magnificent work.

Would really love to get the CD , however having checked the postage scenario to the UK on the projekt site it is looking like $10 plus maybe another $10-$15 for the EMS. Anyone confirm the postage story to UK for projekt? I will email them in a bit.

If I can't get a UK supplier I will buy the download Forest. Really is something special.

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Recent music purchases
« on: January 02, 2016, 01:47:55 PM »
Steve Roach - Tucson Live 2014 and Emotions Revealed

Both very good indeed and on name your price at bandcamp.

Everything and Nothing / Re: Non Ambient Purchases 2015
« on: January 02, 2016, 01:40:08 PM »
That's interesting Dave. I can see reaching that stage. I also now have ambient of every description for every mood but I am not in overload yet,in fact still hungrily collecting and exploring as much as I can. I have been in ambient mode for several years now to the virtual exclusion of all else.

Think I  bought three non ambient in 2014 so this year there has definitely been more. Also got Peter Gabriel 1 on vinyl for Christmas and I forgot about The Tangent - Le Sacre de Travail. So that's up to 8 now. A good year for non ambient then  ;)

Think I am missing quality releases from my old Prog bands like Yes/Genesis/Rush the most. I am talking Close To The Edge / Lamb Lies Down / Hemispheres quality here. Can't see anything ever approaching this now.

So I am very glad for the stimulating and thought provoking world of ambient music.

Everything and Nothing / Non Ambient Purchases 2015
« on: December 29, 2015, 02:34:08 PM »
I was thinking that this might be the year I have purchased the fewest non ambient albums ever, but maybe not.....

Riverside - Fear, Love and the Time Machine . May actually be release of the year, all genres, for me.

Todd Rundgren - Global , very good but mainly bought for the DVD of older classic Todd tunes.

Anderson/Ponty Band - very good but a murderous reggae version of an old Yes classic track thereon.

Mabel Greer's Toyshop - New Way Of Life . Chris Squire's first band. THE best bass player of all time. Made without him as he has departed earth :(

Ozric Tentacles - Technicians of the Sacred

Tangerine Dream - Quantum Key , great new Dream music with the lingering touch of Herr Froese.

Think that is about it.

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Recent music purchases
« on: December 29, 2015, 02:13:21 PM »
FAX CDs to upgrade from downloads( ie important stuff !!)
Namlook/ Inoue - 62 Eulengasse , possibly my favourite FAX album
Namlook/ Spyra - Virtual Vices 4 , superb jazz orientated with ambient also. My first ever FAX download a few years back.
Namlook - A View to a Chill
Gate/Sol , beautiful ambient with some acoustic instruments. Underrated gem of an album.

Robert Schroeder - Dream Access
Steve Roach - Day Out Of Time

Vinyl - Floating Points - Elaenia .

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: December 29, 2015, 02:03:20 PM »
Robert Schroeder - Dream Access , his new one, Berlin School / ish , very good
Steve Roach - Day Out Of Time, superb so far.

Riverside - Love Fear and the Time Machine
Robert Rich - Filaments
Alio Die x 2 .......with Lorenzo and Parallel Worlds
Blake Gibson and Robert Davies- Quiraing - also album cover of the year by miles !!!
Ecovillage - Jesus of Nazereth , just so beautiful
New Composers - Boring Music
Igneous Flame - Opaline .
Julio Di Benedetto - Original Light
Tangerine Dream - Quantum Key , excellent new Dream music
Autumn of Communion 5
There are probably more but will leave it at that

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: December 20, 2015, 03:27:39 AM »
Posted this on the recent purchases thread however the CD has now arrived also. Absolutely beautiful artwork, fitting quality for the music. Been on constant play......

Ecovillage - Jesus of Nazereth on psychonavigation bandcamp.

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Discogs experiences (good and bad)?
« on: December 20, 2015, 03:16:40 AM »
So far my purchase on Discogs have all been excellent. Usually high cost FAX and ambient CDs. I always research the seller carefully. Two sellers in particular I have used and will certainly be buying from them again

I have had more problems on Ebay where I purchase vinyl mainly. Many transactions over the years.

50% Excellent
25% OK
25% Poor quality, poor packaging, poor contact and service

Have to be very careful with vinyl in my experience, and ebay.

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Recent music purchases
« on: December 15, 2015, 03:26:37 PM »
Found a 2nd hand CD of Budd/ Guthrie - After The Night Falls in my local record shop. Now I have to confess that piano type ambient is not my favourite, I have to be in the mood for it, I own plenty Budd btw (and enjoy it when I play same occasionally) This album is excellent though, been on constant rotation, probably a bit less piano orientated though.

Phobos - An October Evening Very deep and dark , as ever. Great stuff and a track with some beats  ;) surprising but excellent !! Looking forward to watching the DVD .

Ecovillage - Jesus of Nazereth on psychonavigation bandcamp. What a beautiful, ethereal , uplifting listen. CD ordered. Good for Christmas Ambient Listening.

Edit - link below

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: December 15, 2015, 03:13:33 PM »
Namlook/Spyra Virtual Vices V - jazz orientated FAX music, enjoyed it.

Now checking out an artist I always meant to ........... Bing Satellites -

Long form, deep relaxing ambient. Will check the new one tomorrow. Purchase imminent.

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Dark Side Of The Moog Reissues
« on: December 08, 2015, 04:27:04 PM »
No probs Drone On.

Appreciate many FAXmen will have these. I don't so am very interested.

This is also very interesting, from CDS Dundee website......


Landing late April/Early to Mid-May this ‘Dark Side Of The Moog: Volumes 9-11’ Boxed Set contains 5 Discs (3 Original Albums, a Schulze & Namlook - ‘Live In Hamburg’ CD and a Bonus DVD-Audio Disc of ‘DSOTM-11’ in DTS 5.1 Surround Sound) in Jewel Cases all packaged in a Presentation Card Box with a Pull-Off Lid and features New Artwork and Liner Notes.

With regard to the mastering of the ‘DSOTM’ albums – it is exactly the same as the original FAX mastering - by Pete Namlook himself – as the label felt it couldn't be done any better.

The Bonus Disc in this Box is: ‘Live In Hamburg’, which is Previously Unreleased in this unedited form, but: edited by Pete Namlook this concert formed part of: ‘Dark Side Of The Moog - Volume 8’
Label advisor and "Schulze" specialist Ecki Stieg thought it could be a great bonus for the fans to release the concert from Hamburg in its original form (incl. the audience, which was deleted in the ‘Volume 8’ version.

The 5th disc in this set is the DTS 5.1 Audio of ‘DSOTM-11’ and it was mixed and mastered by Pete Namlook.

So now you can preserve your original collector's items and listen to these new reissues instead, plus there’s that 5.1 DVD-A and CD of Bonus ‘Live’ Material to savour as well!

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Dark Side Of The Moog Reissues
« on: December 08, 2015, 02:26:20 PM »
Pete Namlook / Klaus Schulze classic series on FAX being reissued....

Fantastic. I only have a couple of these on download so very pleased indeed. Bonus material also .

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: December 08, 2015, 12:19:16 PM »
The Angling Loser - Author of the Twilight This really is one of my favourite ambient albums.

Igneous Flame - Opaline . Wonderful , that track Lilac Haze gets me every time. Stunning.

Two absolutely beautiful albums that are a privilege to listen to.

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