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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: May 26, 2014, 02:16:37 PM »
How to Disappear Completely - Oblivion/Rites
Digital only release, available on bandcamp. Drifting, weightless ambient with sounds that cast shadows.

Thanks for the heads-up on this, I was completely unaware of it. Beautiful stuff.

Just checked this out. Absolutely beautiful album.....melancholy but uplifting also, will have to get this one and check out their other stuff.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: May 26, 2014, 01:37:26 PM »

And then there's this puzzle...

Brian Eno and Karl Hyde - Someday World

Almost bought this on vinyl when I was down in Glasgow. Fopp have a new large vinyl section and had this. Decided on The Stones - Beggars Banquet and Rush Vapour Trails LPs instead.

Will have to try and check "Someday World" out before getting the record then. Unfortunately it's not on Spotify.

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: RIP Pete Namlook
« on: May 19, 2014, 04:33:38 AM »
I'm a huge fan of the "Labyrinth" series he did with Lorenzo Montana.  Five releases, all fantastic.

The Labyrinth series really is something special. Every album is wonderful.

Potentially the best series on FAX ? A few contenders for that though  8)

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: May 19, 2014, 04:30:14 AM »
It's been a Fax week.

Pete Namlook - The Air Collection MP3 Disc
Pete Namlook & Tetsu Inoue - The 2350 Broadway Collection MP3 Disc
Tetsu Inoue - Inland
Pete Namlook & Tetsu Inoue - Shades of Orion 2
Tetsu Inoue - Organic Cloud

Fantastic selection of FAX there, some of the best. Hope to get my Die Welt Ist Klang Cds within the next week.

Recent ambient for me;
Nacthplank - Echo Ark
Oophoi - Night Currents
Namlook / Laswell - Psychonavigation 1

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: May 13, 2014, 07:42:47 AM »
Gert Emmens and Ruud Heij - Signs
Robert Schroeder - Slow Motion some nice Berlin School stuff, but also a mixture of styles within.

Addicted to these two at the moment.

That is absolutely stunning.

Checking out their music on bandcamp.

Always fancied a trip to Iceland, things like this may influence said plans  8)

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: May 09, 2014, 04:31:20 PM »

Gert Emmens and Ruud Heij- Signs  Ambient album from these talented lads. This is superb, reminiscent of Floyd in some parts and an album of ambient magnificence. Check out the title track......

Gert Emmens & Ruud Heij - SIGNS

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: May 07, 2014, 01:25:00 PM »
Okay, I screwed up the quote and reply thing, but I recommend you to check out Description Without Place on Dataobscura.

Checked out the "Description Without Place" samples Joe. Nice, on the list (extensive  ;))

Currently listening to The Circular Ruins: Retrospective 2009 Some really great stuff on this free download.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: May 06, 2014, 03:45:35 PM »

Last night I listened to: Specta Ciera & The Circular Ruins- Middle Distance. Pure magic!

Brilliant album, play it frequently.

Currently checking out...... Castleview- Oceanscape . Dark, deep and interesting.

Then it will be two of my favourite ambient albums of all time to chill and fall asleep to.


Thom Brennan - Vibrant Water and Mist Two stunning albums of ambient beauty.

Nice theme.

Will check this out tonight also Castleview, looking forward to it.

Hah , interesting  8)

I am also a hand drummer, although my main instrument is geetar. Has been mainly african tribal rhythms over the years but also venturing into congas etc. My studio room is rather overrun with djembes, asongas, cajones .....................etc,etc.

I have used hand drumming in my main stream, guitar orientated rock but previously was working on a sort of Scottish/rock/african type of project. Really need to get my finger out and get back into recording again, especially as I have a synth now.

Will check your stuff out tonight.

All the best.

PS Check out "Sultan" on Pete Namlook's FAX label, also one of his "silence" albums has ambient with hand drums, either silence III or IV.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: May 06, 2014, 05:36:22 AM »
Interesting about cassettes. Have to confess I quite like the format. Mainly probably for sentimental reasons. I still have all my old cassettes that I bought as a teenager and still play them occasionally. First ever album purchase, Venus and Mars - Wings  8). I recently bought a further pioneer twin deck to augment my Aiwa deck just in case it becomes impossible to source the hardware. These should suffice till the end of days. I do remember having some problems with tapes but those were perhaps ones that had been bought second hand or not looked after. If cared for and the cassette deck maintained then some very good sounds indeed can be produced. This is still the case with my 39 year old wings tape, although it is showing signs of ageing much like myself. I still buy the occasional cassette.

Vinyl is possibly my favourite format now. I find despite the occasional flaws the sound quality really cannot be bettered, I do however also love CDs and digital downloads. Think I possibly need a bigger house for storage purposes although the hard drive helps a bit.

Might check out some of my cassettes tonight  ;D

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: RIP Pete Namlook
« on: May 05, 2014, 05:50:45 AM »
The Air series is also pure class. I bought the MP3 collection FAX disc version of this. All five albums for a very reasonable price. Worth getting some FAX music on these MP3 discs as you get the whole series for low pounds/dollars .

I also have to mention two of my favourite more recent FAX favourites.

Namlook/Moufang XX - Taygete. An epic trip through space and new worlds. Utterly mesmerising.

Namlook XX1 -Subconscious Worlds - This is in my top 5 FAX. A great mix of ambient and real FAX tunes. I am just back from a trip to Hamburg and listened to this whilst exploring the Haubtbanhoff station and environs. Surreal and epic experience.

If you listen to this disc in DTS surround mode it will blow your mind  :)

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: May 05, 2014, 05:38:43 AM »
Yet another listen to Tangerine Dream - Sorcerer 2014

Disc 2. The music that was written down for the film but never recorded or released. Some really great stuff on this.

Steve Hillage--Rainbow Dome Musick.  This timeless masterpiece is high on my all-time faves list.  Stunningly beautiful two long tracks.  Ethereal in the extreme.

Love it !! Listen to Rainbow Dome often.

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: RIP Pete Namlook
« on: May 04, 2014, 12:59:43 PM »
I would also thoroughly recommend

Shades of Orion series
2350 Broadway series
Psychonavigation series
and Dreamfish.

I have still to check out "outland" myself.

I would also say getting hold of.......Silence V and 62 Eulengasse is an absolute must. They are ambient masterpieces.

I have all the Carpe Sonum releases to date and have been very impressed with the quality. They have a good few releases pending. I am awaiting my "Die Welt Ist Klang" 8 CD box

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: May 04, 2014, 05:54:54 AM »
just been checking out............ - Early Reflections

A partnership between former FAX artists , Material Object and Atom, on their new "No." label. Spacy, ambient, drones, occasional hints of the East. Very interesting. Not so keen on the more experimental Part V perhaps but will be getting this download fairly urgently.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: April 23, 2014, 03:08:05 PM »
How does that live version of Sorcerer compare to the original?

To clarify, when it states "Live" there is no audience noise and such like. This appears to be a live take in what I believe to be TDs own rehearsal theatre prior to going out and gigging this in Copenhagen for the Sorcerer concert with William Friedkin present.

This new version is even better than the original, if that is possible. I am unsure if they have used some analogue instruments but the overall effect and quality of the music is just wonderful. It sounds so fresh yet also harks back to the original. Absolutely superb.

Disc 2 is also excellent with the unreleased/unheard musical ideas originally written for the film.

Also great news that this film is finally due for a world wide Blu ray release soon, can't wait  8)

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: April 23, 2014, 12:14:35 PM »
Cosmic Ground ordered!  Thanks for the tip!!!

Nice one, I am sure you will not be disappointed Drone On.

Just playing TD - Sorcerer again. Blimey, this is absolutely wonderful.

Art and Literature, Movies and TV / Re: Now Reading, pt 2
« on: April 23, 2014, 09:42:04 AM »

The Neutronium Alchemist - Peter F Hamilton

Half way through this rather large, epic, book 2 of the Nights Dawn trilogy. Intergalactic, mind bending, space Sci Fi of gargantuan proportions.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: April 23, 2014, 09:13:21 AM »

Michael Huygen - Angkor Beautiful, relaxing, melodic ambient.

And a very important release to mention............

Tangerine Dream - Sorcerer 2014 A live recording of this classic soundtrack in their Eastgate theatre prior to playing live in Copenhagen. This 2 disc set also includes music originally intended for the film but never recorded/released. To put it mildly this release is absolutely stunning. Totally blown away by this. Try not to miss out on Sorcerer 2014, your life will be enriched  ;)

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