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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: March 31, 2016, 01:37:38 PM »
Past week or so has been .....

Namlook/Schulze - DSOTMoog box 2 , vol 5-8. Diverse, interesting and excellent indeed.

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.

Also checked out Wordclock mentioned by cvac. Like it very much, even the couple of later tracks with the heartbeat type bass drum. Will probably get this download, thanks for the tip.

Listened to the BC stream during a quiet, relaxing Saturday afternoon ( for once ) . Enjoyed it , beautiful themes and very relaxing indeed.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: March 12, 2016, 06:10:00 AM »
Oh Yes , Hoenig- Departure From the Northern Wasteland . Absolute classic EM masterpiece, on a similar level of importance for me as Ashra - New Age of Earth and Tangerine Dream - Rubycon (and several other Tang releases it has to be said). Will stick it on today. Looking forward to it already.

So far today;
Fleetwood Mac - Tusk
David Sylvian - Brilliant Trees
And this weirdness ;

Amorphous Androgynous - Alice in Ultraland. 

Will also play some ELP and The Nice today in tribute to the keyboard maestro Mr Emmerson  :( :(

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Recent music purchases
« on: March 12, 2016, 05:41:46 AM »

Steve Roach - Possible Planet

Haven't noticed much mention of this album on the net. Having checked the samples on bandcamp thought I would enjoy this.

Dark and brooding with mysterious life forms, organic slow growth becomes more active and emerges into a lighter world on the final track where there is a subtle hint of a more Berlin School environment. All on analogue equipment.

I really like this album, been on constantly the last few days. The perfect companion to the otherworldly space epic I am reading.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: March 07, 2016, 05:36:34 AM »
That Jorg Schaaf album is excellent. A real mix of styles and genres. Always interesting.

Thom Brennan's music is some of my most listened to , all genres. My favourites are Mist and Vibrant Water, also have Shimmer, Beneath Clouds and Strange Paradise. All are superb.

This tends to be the music I listen to last thing at night to fall asleep to. I can leave the iPod running through all the albums. Just checked the stats there and have listened to Mist and Vibrant Water over 600 times. Must like these albums  :)

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Recent music purchases
« on: March 06, 2016, 01:46:26 PM »
Hi cvac.

The Birdy album is excellent. Mainly ambient orientated. About 4 of the tracks have themes from PG3 and 4 . I really enjoyed the mix of themes and soundtrack. Will need to watch the film again. Must be about 25 years since I saw it last. I just bought PG1 on remastered vinyl. One of these expensive mastered at 45rpm jobs. One of the best quality pressings on the black stuff I have heard. Stunning and great album also.

I have only heard he Eno twice through so still digesting. Beautiful, classic Eno ambience. Possibly one of the best I have of Mr Eno. Many plays will follow his week. It's that kind of album , which in my experience is always a good sign .

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Recent music purchases
« on: March 06, 2016, 01:31:13 PM »
Eno - The Shutov Assembly , excellent.
Peter Gabriel - Birdy soundtrack. Instrumental and ambient album from possibly the best vocalist on earth ?
Santana 7" 45 -  1978 promo - I'll be Wating / Flor D'Luna  :)

Been listening to both of these on Spotify. Beautiful stuff , will be worth the wait drone on.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: March 06, 2016, 01:25:21 PM »
Nice one Chris, think I may prefer the new AOC to the new Nachtplank. Both very good though.

Sad Cafe - Facades LP
Edgar Froese - Ages LP
Spock's Beard - Snow- triple vinyl

And now DSOTMoog 1

Varied listening but all very enjoyable.

Have to say storage of my physical media, and I am talking CDs , Vinyl, DVD/Bluray, Cassettes , Books , ( Loads and loads of each !!!!! ) is becoming an issue.

After years and years of buying the above it is very handy indeed to be able to Download (and stream ). Especially with bandcamp and the app which is fantastic.

Would not stop me buying that elusive or important CD/record although I am now being very careful about said purchases. Vital stuff only.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: February 29, 2016, 10:54:50 AM »

Michael Stearns - Collected Ambient and Textural Works. Excellent.

Away to check out - Of Earth and Sun.

I listened to Pearl 3 yesterday in stereo and really enjoyed it  ??? Almost like classical music had bonded with FAX ambient. It was actually beautiful. I know Pete was really proud of the Pearl series and loved doing it.  Will have to stick it on in DTS surround soon. Maybe should revisit the first two also.

Another two I avoided after checking the samples were The Putney stuff and the Hubertus Held, I daresay there might be good stuff thereon however the samples were more than enough for me.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: February 23, 2016, 01:21:23 PM »
Steve Roach/ Kelly David - The Long Night
Steve Roach - Arc Of Passion
Rush - Vapor Trails, remixed, vinyl

and a fair bit of Classic FM on the car radio. Enjoying it very much, can't beat a bit of chilled out Classical whilst driving.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: February 20, 2016, 01:57:08 PM »
Namlook/Schulze - DSOTMoog 1 and 2. Superb

Lee Anthony Norris - Italian Works , stunning, beautiful ambience

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  ;)

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