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Of the series you mention....

NOL - I know of FAXheads who love it, I bought the first one and found it....erm....challenging to say the least. I was advised to try listening to it in a darkened room. That was one scary trip !! Might do it again some time when feeling brave  ;)

SILENCE -  3 and 4 are okay, however imho Silence V is an absolute FAX ambient masterpiece. I have listened to that album hundreds of times.

MOVE D/ NAMLOOK. Have about  8 of these and like them all. XX Taygete , is probably my favourite. I previewed them all carefully on iTunes first though as I tended to do with all purchases.

VIRTUAL VICES - IV was my first ever FAX, I love it , will be in my top 5 , great mix of styles . The others are ok.

FIRES OF ORK - 1 is not really my thing but I play it occasionally . I still have to get 2 off bandcamp. When I previewed it though it was much more in my groove.

LABYRINTH - Have to say I like all of them.

As mentioned I tended to preview all FAX before purchasing so managed to avoid some of the few more techno/ beat orientated releases. Not really into that at all.

The one series I was a bit disappointed with was PEARL. Will have to give them another go sometime.

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Recent music purchases
« on: February 13, 2016, 10:41:18 AM »
Spocks Beard - Snow , triple vinyl  8)
Robert Wyatt - Different Every Time, compilation - superb
Dark Side of the Moog, 1-4 boxset - KS and the much missed Mr Namlook - This is very good indeed, more beat orientated in bits than my usual fair but enjoyed it all, some wonderful ambient soundscapes.

Carpe Sonum release of Nachtplank - Alien new album. Now this is different, very different from Echo Ark. Difficult to describe, probably experimental, alien like  :D  and very interesting. I like it.


Autumn of Communion - Polydeuces.

The series of albums ended with AOC 6 and a new direction commenced. First couple of listens - this is excellent, still space epic ambient but in a different vein and recommended.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: February 10, 2016, 03:29:54 AM »
First listen to DSOTMoog yesterday. All 5 discs. First time I have heard these as I only had VIi. Have to say there is way more beat orientated stuff than I would normally tolerate or purchase, however I really enjoyed all of it. Interesting and diverse with the ambient in particular something special.

In respect of the new TD boots. I suspected the overall sound quality would be dissapointing no matter what they did to it. That was certainly the case with the Bootleg Box Set , vol 1, ie the five disc set from Esoteric that was reissued in 2012.  Sure the same boy is constantly coughing during the Blbao gig. The Reims album is on Spotify and have heard it through once, quality a bit disappointing . All this stuff however is an interesting look at the mighty TD live.

Also have the Edgar Froese box set , really excellent to get these masterpieces on CD. Only dissapointing thing was no Mac Transfer. I have a superb vinyl copy of that one though. That may be my favourite actually.

I have that Desert Colection CD. It is superb. will play that tonight and remind myself of the track in the OP. Hope there will be a volume 2 of this.

I have been checking out Max Carbacho and Amhir Baghira's work in recent months and enjoyed it all. Will have to become more immersed and familiar with the music of both.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: February 01, 2016, 05:48:55 AM »
Agree about Cyclone drone on. I like that album a lot. Something a bit different with challenging (but interesting  :) ) vocals. That "Bent Cold Sidewalk" is actually quite catchy  ;). Great track name also - Rising Runner Missed By Endless Sender. The album cover is one of the things that made me notice TD back in '78 .A lad walking about the school carrying his Cyclone LP , remember when everyone used to do that. I think I had heard snippets of Phaedra and Rubycon before that, so these albums hooked me in for life.

Moss Garden CDs are wonderful, some of my favourite ambient music. I see there is an ep listed on discogs which is apparently a free download from the "Kaiko" bandcamp. Haven't heard that so will check it out.

Current play - Steve Roach - Live in Tuscon , excellent.

Yeah worked no problem for me.

Voted accordingly  ;)

Good question and idea for a thread. Perhaps folk would prefer to keep some stuff private though ;)

EJ - Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy would be in my top 10/20 albums of all time as would Wings - Venus and Mars / Band on the Run.

I also collect 7" vinyl , mainly Prog, Rock, Electronica however I also have stuff from my young years and youth , a vast range of genres and styles. So two more embarrassing favourites would be Cliff Richard - Devil Woman  :P and Jim Reeves - Welcome to My World , Jungle Drums . There are many more though. I will have a look through tonight and see if there are any other incriminating, worrying likes  :)

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: January 29, 2016, 03:58:32 AM »
Checking out the bandcamp stream of Nachtplank - Alien,on Carpe Sonum. Just added last night I think.

I've been looking forward to another Nachtplank since Echo Ark, so great news. First four tracks played so far- spacey, alien like music from another galaxy and dimension. I like this.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: January 24, 2016, 02:01:01 PM »
Be interested to hear what you think of that TD Reims/Mannheim release Drone On. I got the Bootleg Box Set Vol 1-5 from them a while back and was a bit disappointed overall with the sound quality. Interesting stuff though. Also got the Electronic Meditation on vinyl, extremely challenging listen but interesting  ;) good quality vinyl and package.

Currently Genesis- Foxtrot Definitive Prog

Next, another play of Forrest Fang - The Sleepwalker's Ocean. Wonderful.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: January 22, 2016, 05:25:30 AM »
Lodger is one I need to check out. Also agree about Geddy's vocals. Have to say I have avoided all the more recent live Rush for that very reason. I'll just live in the past in that regard  ;)

Phaedra, Ricochet, Rubycon, masterpieces , with Force Majeure and Tangram right up there also. TD in the 70s , those were the days  8)

Current play is The Great Schizm - A Sleepers Night Journey Dark, eerie, atmospheric , thought provoking. Excellent piece of deep ambient work and discovered here on the Hypnos forum.

Everything and Nothing / Glenn Frey
« on: January 19, 2016, 04:28:02 AM »

Another music hero and legend gone.

Lyin' Eyes
Peaceful Easy Feeling
Tequila Sunrise
Take it Easy

Utter class tunes.. Soundtrack to my youth , no doubt like millions of other folk.

What a terribly sad time this has been of late for many of my heroes, influences and music legends.

RIP Glenn

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: January 18, 2016, 12:41:23 PM »

Caravan - The World Is Yours - 4cd box set. Brilliant.

Hippy' s rule.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: January 15, 2016, 04:12:37 AM »
I have also been listening to Bowie - Heroes. It is the favourite Mr Bowie for me. Superb album and possibly the first time in my life that I really noticed true ambient music ( apart from Phaedra/Rubycon which is not quite definitive ambient obviously)

So David Bowie is really responsible for ambient entering my life. The tracks V2 Schneider, Sense of Doubt, the utterly stunning Moss Garden and Neukoln.

In addition he saved one of the best till last. Blackstar is a magnificent work . The track Lazarus in particular is something very special. Hairs on the back of the neck stuff.

Goodbye Mr Bowie, hero and legend .

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: January 15, 2016, 03:58:19 AM »
Very late last night....

Namlook /Hawtin  - From Within . Utter class from the FAX label

Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: Obsidian
« on: January 13, 2016, 03:34:40 AM »
Hey Third System, I couldn't help but notice in another thread that you're a big Black Sabbath fan and don't boycott their albums.  ;)

If Black Sabbath ever released an album called, "Get A Clue," I wouldn't buy it!   ;)

(That said, I remember listening to "Sabbath Bloody Sabbath" as a kid, but it seemed campy to me.   :) )

Forest that last statement is Sacrilege  >:( >:( ;) .

Scott . Thanks for noticing that, good to know you read of others class music taste  :)

In respect of Sabbath, I think much of their music and lyrics makes one think deeply about life, the universe and everything. Both sides of the coin. This is a good thing.

Hey at the end of the day I personally was not comfortable with the 6.66. Humble apologies for mentioning it. I also felt the reply was poor. At the end of the day there has been a discussion and opinions shared. This is also good. The lad has had a fair bit of interest generated , perhaps said pricing is a good marketing tool.

Each to their own. Love , peace and harmony is the way forward  :)  ;)

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: January 12, 2016, 12:49:31 PM »
The Fires of Ork 2  bandcamp stream. Namlook / Jenssen.

I have the first one which is a bit too beat orientated for my tastes. Still good though. First three tracks on this are certainly more ambient. I like. Will have to get this. (Cheers for the tip J )

Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: Obsidian
« on: January 12, 2016, 12:43:04 PM »
The story;

Check out the members project news, as usual, to support artists who post here.
See the Obsidian topic and interested, follow the link.
Have concerns when see the price listed and ask for clarification.
Receive cryptic, dismissive, flippant reply.
Decision made.

The End

PS Folk can release whatever they want and charge what they want. Just to clarify.

Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: David Bowie 1947 - 2016
« on: January 11, 2016, 03:59:55 AM »
Terrible,terrible news. Saw clips of his new video the other day and thought he was looking well :( .

Iconic artist and music,  seems to have been with me all through my life

My Heroes album , utterly superb !!! , will be on today and then Spotify for more Bowie.

Very sad . RIP David, a true musical hero.

Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: Forrest Fang news
« on: January 09, 2016, 02:34:41 AM »
Decided to go for the download just now . I will consider getting the CD also as that beautiful album cover deserves to be held and appreciated. Stunning music being eagerly devoured and enjoyed. It will be on constant rotation for a good while.

Also got the Gongland album , great stuff, thanks for that deal Forest and Projekt.

Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: Obsidian
« on: January 09, 2016, 02:27:48 AM »
I noticed that price also. Not appropriate I feel.

If that is changed I may check the music out, but can you clarify the position Mr Diatonis

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