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Sounds good, a nice chilled pint of amber nectar  :)

Life's too short for falling out about music, especially ambient which I thought was impossible.

I have not detected any negative bass issue with the music under discussion, will have to listen on my main hifi as I tend to listen through in my Office standmounters. The Tannoy floorstanders will be more revealing perhaps.

Good excuse to listen again today  :)

Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: Seren Ffordd Thread
« on: August 16, 2014, 07:42:48 AM »
That sounds an interesting read right enough.

I have recently bought 3 books ; The Picts A History, Before Scotland, Archaeology and Early History of Angus. Currently researching this era of the start of civilisation  ;) Loads of ancient Pictish stones, forts etc round about my area.

Have some musical ideas kicking about on this theme also if I ever get my finger out and get back into recording again.

Looking forward to hearing your new release.

Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: Seren Ffordd Thread
« on: August 15, 2014, 02:25:05 PM »
mmhh........... Iron Age Fort as inspiration perhaps? I am right into all that ancient ( Pictish ;) ) history btw.

Will look out on bandcamp on the 22ndish August.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: August 15, 2014, 02:02:38 PM »
^^^^^^^^^Looking forward to checking Porya's music out.

Currently listening to.........

Castleview - Artifacts  stunning album cover to go with some great ambient music indeed.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: August 11, 2014, 04:46:49 AM »
Late last night.........

Namlook/Hawtin - From Within. Spacey, alien ambient with beats, music from another Universe. Superb.

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Any Genesis fans?
« on: August 11, 2014, 04:39:52 AM »
As an aside, I have managed to collect all the Genesis 7"singles recently, well at least all the tunes I like. This includes the early stuff;

I Know What I Like b/w Twighlight Alehouse
Counting Out Time b/w Riding The Scree
The Carpet Crawlers b/w The Waiting Room (Evil Jam)

Cost me a small fortune.

Also managed to get Dave Greenslade 7" from The Penateuch album. Who would have thought a single would have been released from that btw !!.

welcome to the world of Steve Roach - there is a huge back catalogue for you to discover.....enjoy - look on Steve's website - there are often discs on special offer....

Aye, thanks Seren. Have checked a good few on Spotify. Thoroughly enjoying my Desert Collection Vo1 disc, (hope there will be more in this series) and as I mentioned the Structures From Silence discs plus the new one. Excellent stuff.

Priority (amongst all the other purchases planned  ;) ) is definitely MC and SS and the Mangnificent Void CDs.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: August 07, 2014, 08:05:24 AM »
Just been checking out John Serrie - Daystar on spotify.

Very nice space ambient album indeed. Don't know what his other stuff is like but this one is very good indeed.

PS There are an additional 25 copies of Ishqamatics - Waterbound been made available on ...txt due to demand, if anyone is interested. They will disappear quickly I suspect.

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Any Genesis fans?
« on: August 07, 2014, 07:58:17 AM »
Genesis  8)

Seconds Out  is one of the greatest albums of all time imho. Magnificent. Wonderful album cover.

I like all the earlier Gabriel ones but studio wise I would say "Lamb Lies Down" is an amazing work. Post Gabriel "A Trick Of The Tale" and "Then There Were Three" are my favourite albums, possibly of all Genesis releases. Duke is pretty good but I found anything after that a bit disappointing and those "Live The Way We Walk" albums are utter pish and an affront to ones aural cavities  :(

Peter Gabriel, for me, is probably the best vocalist that has sung a song.

Everything and Nothing / Re: TunesCore Payments for Spotify Streams
« on: August 06, 2014, 04:47:59 AM »
In respect of Spotify....

As a user, I have found it to be excellent. I have been amazed at the amount of ambient, electronic, prog rock and music for my tastes that are on there. I though it would be more for the younger generation and thus full of utter pish music  ;) This is not the case.

I use it to stream on the higher quality setting which I believe is 256kbs , might be 320, and the quality is not too bad at all. Whether over the PC and cambridge PC speakers or through my ipod into the main hifi.

Whilst it would appear income from plays may be on the low side I have found myself buying several CDs and downloads as a result of researching on Spotify. So perhaps that should also be considered, ie a way to showcase ones music also generating sales. Off course there is no way to quantify that.

Personally I think Spotify is superb.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: August 06, 2014, 04:36:57 AM »
Started working through Dave's recommendations above....

Imprints - Data Trails.... very interesting, the last track in particular, The Sea and Electricity, is superb. Beautiful melody and chord progression.

I only recently got into Steve's music thanks to the 30 years Structures From Silence release, so there is much to still discover.

I am listening to The Magnificent Void which is on spotify , deep dark and magnificent !!

Unfortunately Mystic Chords and Sacred Spaces is not on Spotify, so it sounds as if it is one to order urgently, thanks for the tip.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: August 05, 2014, 11:35:14 AM »
Experiments in Silence- Hidden Harmonic have played this one so many times since receiving it from...txt. One of my favourite ambient albums.

Meant to post on here when I pre-ordered the new Ishqamatics - Waterbound album from ...txt. It is apparently sold out already !

In this vein, I missed out on Reverbrant Evenings mentioned by Drone on above but I see it is available on bandcamp. Also missed out on the Ishqamatics Spacebound CD but got the download. Looks like you have to be quick and on the ball with ...txt if you want a physical copy.

Re the Moufang - Silent Orbiter, I am still having to work at that one. I find that bouncing/ rolling about marble type noise irritating. Bit of a strange album but I will persevere with it, might be better in the winter weather for atmosphere.

And finally Die Welt ist Klang..............I just love the whole thing. Magnificent tribute to Pete. It will be one I will return to for years and I am also still finding my way round this massive work.

Everything and Nothing / Re: Any other photography people out there ?
« on: August 02, 2014, 03:39:25 AM »
Indeed. Those Iceland shots are absolutely stunning.

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: USB albums
« on: August 02, 2014, 03:37:27 AM »
I was tempted by the recent Nachtplank usb release. There were a couple of albums on that which I do not have. However resisted. I see there is an Ashes of Piemonte usb release on ..txt available now.

Think I will just stick to CD and downloads.

Probably about 30 ($50 US) per month on CDs. However if important stuff, from TD or Carpe Sonum or ...txt for instance, is released than that budget goes out the window. Downloads tend to be as and when required  ;) on top of that, from itunes, bandcamp and amazon in the main.

I am also much more selective when purchasing physical media now. Have to be as storage and display  :) can be a problem in the family home. Must try to buy less, especially vinyl, and also move more to downloads.

Ambient music will be my main priority from now on in respect of CDs, with only Yes and TD being important otherwise probably.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: July 30, 2014, 02:10:26 PM »
Checking out on Spotify.............

Robert Rich - Calling Down The Sky, Echo Of Small Things and Electric Ladder Very nice indeed. Away to put in an order for Nest and one of these discs.


Steve Roach - The Desert Collection, Vol 1 CD. Really loving this desert ambient. Superb collection. Nice artwork also.

Just received my discs from Steve. Beautiful album indeed, several listens pending between this and the Desert Collection which is equally superb.

Will be in Steve Roach mode for a good while methinks  8)

Everything and Nothing / Re: Any other photography people out there ?
« on: July 30, 2014, 02:00:13 PM »
Nice photos Pete.

I am thinking about getting back into photography. Used to have my own darkroom set up etc when I was a young lad........... then sold my Nikon and all my lenses  :( to buy another guitar. Just been using my iphone and ipod touch for pictures. Not quite the same.

Trees especially silhouettes and landscapes were my thing. Like your tree pictures very much and your doggie ! Just had to put my 15year old cross colly/lab  Brodie to sleep this after a very sudden deterioration this week. Gutted  :'(.

Will have to do some research on a reasonably priced digi SLR camera and get back into this.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: July 24, 2014, 04:59:33 AM »
Nachtplank - Echo Ark will be in my top 5 for 2014. Stunning album.

Late evening walk along the deserted beach and coast last night listening to ......

Autumn of Communion 3 and also 2. Very enjoyable experience.

Now checking out Nachtplank - Birth, on bandcamp.

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