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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: April 21, 2014, 07:03:11 AM »
Been listening to this free download from Cold Fiction Music.....

Lightclouds, various artists.

http://cfmlabel.com/releases/cfm054

Nice compilation of various ambient styles from solo piano, space ambient, drone, dark ambient and much more.

Enjoyable stuff.

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: April 09, 2014, 08:35:57 AM »
I ordered that nachtplank CD, but after almost 2 months I find out it's a pre order.  When I requested a refund as it Still wasn't even completed, I got no response and had to file a PayPal claim.  Terrible label that txt.  Plus, $30 for one CD is a bit excessive.

They are all pre-order on ...txt. At least all are glass mastered CDs unlike some, I think that is why he does the pre-order thing. I do admit patience is required ( not easy  ;)) . It is a one man band type of label, ie Lee Norris. He has recently moved backed to the UK from Italy so turnaround time should improve hopefully. That is a pity you gave up hope on the CD Drone On, Definitely worth the wait !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Check out the stream on bandcamp.


PS The reverse is true for myself btw. Postage costs by the US mail are scandalous to the UK, so I have to pick and choose my purchases carefully. At least the exchange rate is pretty good for us here though at the moment, not so good for yourselves maybe.

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: April 09, 2014, 05:55:46 AM »
Also been on constant play the past week, newly arrived..........

Nachtplank-Echo Ark

This is yet another stunning album from Lee Anthony Norris, amazing quality of ambient releases from him recently. This one , for me is actually the best yet. Beautiful, warm, haunting, uplifting music. The CD has sold out at ...txt, but it is available on bancamp ....
http://nachtplank.bandcamp.com/

Also just arrived through the letter box this morning Steve Roach - Structures from Silence (3-disc, 30th anniversary edition). Thanks to Julio for mentioning this initially. First play in progress......gorgeous  8)

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: April 08, 2014, 04:55:08 AM »
Good point about track names Joe. I also do this with ambient music, although occasionally I am prompted by the music to check out what the artist was inspired to name the track. Always find that is interesting. Specta Ciera & The Circular Ruins- Middle Distance been on fairly constant play past few days along with.......

Tangerine Dream - Chandra - The Phantom Ferry Part II which I am finding to be magnificent. Fairly chilled, laid back album with hints at melancholy and ambient. Superb stuff from Mr Froese, still making wonderful music after all this years.

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: April 05, 2014, 11:31:09 AM »
Tangerine Dream - Wavelength OST re-issue from La La Land. Brilliant music on this and nice sound quality. Extensive sleeve notes about the film and music.

New purchase Specta Ciera + The Circular Ruins - Middle Distance. Another lovely atmospheric album from DataObscura. Several plays already, love it.

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: March 24, 2014, 05:37:14 AM »
Omnipresence- Eraldo Bernocchi

CD arrived last week from Anodize. This is a real cracker of an album. A live performance as well ! Atmospheric with some nice melodies and interesting percussion. Played it several times already, superb.    http://anodizesound.bandcamp.com/album/omnipresence-march-2014

Also been listening to - Nacht Plank - Psychology of Religion and Understanding St. Catherine, mentioned by Chris.........Excellent.  Discovered it's on spotify , although I will have to get the download. Severely fancying that Steve Roach 30th Anniversary edition also  ;)

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: March 12, 2014, 09:13:18 AM »
Checking out this Nachtplank album on bandcamp;



"Ephemerol" Another Lee Anthony Norris side project. Fairly dark, atmospheric exploration of another world, complete with alien like voices and sounds from other lifeforms. Superb, will be getting this one soon.......

http://nachtplank.bandcamp.com/album/ephemerol

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: March 05, 2014, 05:09:11 AM »


Northaunt - Barren Land.

This has got to be in my top ten ambient releases. Stunning, dark atmospheric soundscapes of the North. Inspired by Spitsbergen and Greenland. Nice package also with some great landscapes of these remote lands.

http://northaunt.bandcamp.com/album/barren-land-digibook-download

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: March 02, 2014, 08:37:03 AM »
no-man - returning jesus

Non ambient - but definitely hints at our genre. Beautiful music. Steve Wilson of Porcupine Tree fame side project.
Perfect Sunday afternoon listening.  8)

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: February 26, 2014, 09:24:42 AM »
Listening to the samples on Bandcamp, thirdsystem. You're right: beautiful.


Off Land - Tidewater Pulse is one of my most played albums in the last few months, glad you liked it. I see the lad has a separate bandcamp page for other stuff..............

http://offland.bandcamp.com/

I have checked the Voyage/Home album..........on my bandcamp urgent list  ;)

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: February 26, 2014, 09:20:30 AM »
Al Gromer Khan & Klaus Wiese - The Alchemy of Happiness

I've returned to this album after a long break and have to say I appreciate it more than ever! A real gem, full of warm and open feelings.

Beautiful album indeed, thanks for mentioning.

Recently playing: Two exceptionally well priced digital releases on Bandcamp:

Araf˙ra - HUMORES I - IV
Ethereal ambient with strings and some experimental touches. This is excellent. So excellent.
https://arafura.bandcamp.com/album/humores-i-iv


Wow, as you say Chris, excellent, will have to get this !! :)

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: February 23, 2014, 11:52:11 AM »
Some interesting stuff to check out on the three posts above, cheers.

Currently listening to;

Off Land - Tidewater Pulse, beautiful haunting, drifting ambient. Especially effective for extremely late night listening, but also effective at the current hour ie 1850 hours  ;)

One of my top ten releases of 2013.........http://psychonavigation.bandcamp.com/album/off-land-tidewater-pulse

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: February 17, 2014, 01:49:55 PM »
Exit in Grey - Shadow... on bandcamp so will give that a listen. That is beautiful artwork on the Distant Shadows release.........will have to check this out  :), also need to find out about Zoviet France.  So cheers for the tips.

Currently playing this.........



Robert Rich - Morpholgy on Anodize. Fantastic  8)

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Cell - Live at Kumharas is superb.

As is the studio one on Ultimae, hope he releases another soon.




Also have a few of the Din download albums, very good music indeed.

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Art and Literature, Movies and TV / Re: Now Reading, pt 2
« on: February 14, 2014, 01:24:24 PM »
Just finished "Sand" by Hugh Howley.  Similarly to how he released "Wool", "Sand" was published as a serial with all the books being collected in the omnibus edition. 
...
 Highly recommended, as is his Wool Omnibus.


Thanks for this, Dave. I've heard good things about Wool, and though Howley is a polarizing figure in the publishing world at times, I've heard Wool is a good read. Sand sounds even more interesting to me, based on your review.

Read the first two Wool and Shift, excellent writing and story. The third one Dust is about to be released in paperback here so can't wait to read how this all ends !!!

That "Sand" sounds great, will check that out also, cheers.

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: February 12, 2014, 12:43:53 PM »
Mick Chillage - Saudade
Thanks for the head's up, thirdsystem. Loving this. Synth-driven ambient from Carpe Sonum.

Glad you like it Chris, getting plenty plays here, beautiful album.


Two new ones this week, on constant play ;

After much patient waiting  ;) for the CD to be in stock at Kudos, UK, received my Thomas P Heckman - The Lost Tales III. Former FAX artist. Some ambient tunes but a good mixture of beats and melodies also. Very nice. Stunning artwork.......



http://carpesonum.bandcamp.com/album/the-lost-tales-vol-iii


And another former FAX man ; Lorenzo Montana - Leema Hactus. Again some ambient but more beat and melody orientated electronica. Excellent. Another beautiful album cover......



http://psychonavigation.bandcamp.com/album/lorenzo-montan-leema-hactus

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: February 07, 2014, 01:14:35 PM »
Johann Johannsson - Fordlandia. New discovery for me on spotify. Utterly beautiful music. In fact I am gobsmacked at the beauty of this. Hints of Baroque, beautiful haunting melodies, gorgeous.

That's some nice stuff! Thanks for making note of it; I hadn't heard that before.


Cheers. Likewise had not heard his music. Very impressed.




My favorite of his is "IBM 401, A User's Manual," which has an interesting backstory.


I have seen this recommended elsewhere also. Will check it out, thanks.

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: February 06, 2014, 01:27:13 PM »

Steve Stoll: Praxis.  Very nice ambient from this famous techno producer.


Interesting album that from Steve Stoll. A fitting tribute to Daphne Oram and the electronic pioneers. I like it.

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Heres a little video on the Bunnahbhain 18...sounds closer to what you describe Thirdsystem

18YR OLD.mp4



That sounds exactly like my dram Julio. Also can tell by the colour that has been in sherry wood.

Funnily enough it must be over 5 years since I scoofed that bottle of 12 year old, which tends to suggest the current 18year old Bunnahabhain is bottled from a similar quality of high class sherry oak. I will therefore have to check out the 18yo  ;D 8)

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: February 06, 2014, 01:10:23 PM »
Today's listening;

Mick Chillage - Saudade. Beautiful, stunning ambient release from Carpe Sonum.
https://carpesonum.bandcamp.com/album/saudade

Kammarheit - The Starwheel (also cheers to Phobos  ;))

Johann Johannsson - Fordlandia. New discovery for me on spotify. Utterly beautiful music. In fact I am gobsmacked at the beauty of this. Hints of Baroque, beautiful haunting melodies, gorgeous.


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