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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: September 10, 2015, 10:03:06 AM »
Listening to this one again .....

Ishq - Lyght . Really beautiful

My personal favorites are Infinite Garden and Emerald (under the Elve alias) and Under a Hexagon Sky (under the Ishvara alias). Those first two are unlike anything I've heard before; truly remarkable recordings.

Thanks for that. Remarkably all are on spotify. Looking forward to listening.

Art and Literature, Movies and TV / Re: Now Reading, pt 2
« on: September 08, 2015, 11:40:10 AM »
Been ploughing my way through Metro 2033. A post apocalyptic tale set in the Moscow Underground. Hard work, maybe something lost in the translation but finding it repetitive and fairly boring. Some good bits though. 3/4 of the way through and it is getting a bit better.

Also reading this..

A lad gets itchy feet whilst living on the 60th parallel on Shetland and decides to go round the world along the 60th parallel. Greenland, Northern Canada, Alaska,Siberia, St Petersbug, Scandanavia and returning to his home island. Excellent read. Itchy feet inducing.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: September 08, 2015, 11:29:50 AM »
Checked out the Max Richter - From Sleep 1 hr version. Very nice indeed.

Currently listening to .............. Jacob Newman & Devin Underwood - Sending the Past New release on Carpe Sonum bandcamp page. Sounding very interesting indeed. Will have to get it urgently.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: September 03, 2015, 03:03:52 AM »
I need to explore Ishq's work more fully. Only really aware of some of his stuff working with Lee Norris.

Any recommendations on where to start Chris?

Edit - Just discovered there is a whole load of Ishq albums on Spotify. Currently streaming the  one that was released on ...txt that I missed out on buying - Lyght.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: September 03, 2015, 02:52:51 AM »
Re:  Autumn of Communion.

Now I'm confused. I have Solar Image "3.9", now there's a "3.5" double CD that came after 3.9???))someone please enlighten me....

In order of release, the (complicated) releases are;

AOC 3.5 (CDr) - This was a highly limited edition of 65 CDrs in a metal box with card and numbering. It is an expansion and exploration of the track Rhea on AOC 3.

AOC 3.9 - This CD has 3 very different remixes of the digital only release (at that point) of Solar Image.

AOC 3.5/Solar Image (CD) - Following requests and interest re a proper CD release ...txt have recently released this double album. It has the original digital only track Solar Image, a reprise version and another disc with the full version of Rhea (explored) which was on the above CDr.

Think that's it  ;)

I believe I may now have all 9 AOC releases. Some body of work it is. Superb stuff.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: August 31, 2015, 08:35:24 AM »
The Angling Loser - Silent Authors of Textures

Beautiful remixes of the original. Think there is another release planned soon for this project.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: August 29, 2015, 08:55:27 AM »
Cheers Chris. 2 months without internet. Just shows how much life requires this now. Been a nightmare.

Also managed to acquire  all the Ambient Gardener releases from FAX.  4 x 2 disc sets drawn from the entire FAX catalogue. Some wonderful stuff I hadn't heard and some I had already but now have in digital surround sound.

You should hear this stuff in DTS 5.1 . Quite astounding.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: August 28, 2015, 03:00:22 PM »
Finally back online after a house move. Almost 2 months for British Telecom to sort out my phonel ine and broadband in my new build. Incompetence abounds!

AOC 6 , AOC 3.5/Solar Image and Motionfield - Luftrum have kept me ticking over during this period. I have a lot to catch up on.

PS Haven't noticed any remix aspect to AOC6 , this 3.5 disc set is the original "solar image" digital release with two very different remixes. Both discs and indeed Luftrum recommended.

Everything and Nothing / Re: RIP Chris Squire
« on: July 06, 2015, 07:18:18 AM »
In the middle of a house move here and no internet in the new house yet. Therefore I have just learned of this today .  :'( :'( :'(

Absolutely gutted. One of my favourite musicians of all time. The bass master. YES have been with me for the past almost 40 years of music awareness. My first band and been with me all my life. Witnessed them live twice at the Glasgow Armadillo . Chris Squire was immense, his vocals sublime.

RIP Chris, your music has enriched my life and will be with me till I leave this planet.


Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: June 07, 2015, 02:26:54 PM »
2350 Broadway 4 is similar in warmth and style to Inland. I like it very much. I think the 2350 Broadway series is one of the best on FAX.

Tonight's plays Julio's new album. Wonderful. I love it. And Ozric Tentacles latest, yet again, great stuff !!

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: June 05, 2015, 02:00:18 PM »
Quote from: chris23

Tetsu Inoue - Inland
Bought this on iTunes; Discog prices seem steep. Thanks for the tip, thirdsystem. @#$@#$ so amazing!

So glad you like it Chris. Beautiful, warm ambience from Tetsu for his last album, hope there will be more. Wherever Tetsu has gone I hope he is in a good place.

Just bought Brian Eno - Another Green World to check out his pre ambient work. Interesting album. Bit of a Canterbury prog feel at times with hints of his ambient future direction. By chance I have discovered that I recorded a BBC documentary about Eno ages ago which is on my Sky HD box, entitled Another Green World. Totally forgot about this so looking forward to checking it out.

Art and Literature, Movies and TV / Re: Now Reading, pt 2
« on: June 01, 2015, 11:37:08 AM »

Peter F Hamilton - The Naked God
I have just finished the final book in this trilogy. An epic tale if inter galactic worlds, wars, lifeforms and technology. This series is one of the most amazing things I have ever read. It seems I have been living and travelling in these worlds for over a year as I ploughed my way through the astounding, mind boggling existence in these three massive books.

Now onto Red Rising - Pierce Brown which is reminiscent of the Wool trilogy. Possibly even better. Loving it.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: June 01, 2015, 11:24:41 AM »

Robert Rich - Trance and Drones

As I continue to work my way through Robert's and Steve Roach's discography decided to purchase this one. Reading Richard Gurtler's excellent review on discogs sealed the deal.

Robert was only twenty years old when he recorded this. Astounding music for one so young. Beautiful album.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: May 27, 2015, 08:08:37 AM »

The Ambient Gardener - Spring. Just received this disc, a collection of beautiful ambient music from the FAX label compiled by the great man himself. Wonderful. I will be surrounded by Pete Namlook's music tonight, quite literally, DTS mode will be activated.

Disc arrived in Caledonia today Julio. Beautiful music, enjoying it very much.

Nice package also. That is a beautiful beach photo btw, it is so like my stretch of beach here it is unreal, could have been taken there ! Yours will be a tad warmer though  ;).


Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: May 23, 2015, 11:13:39 AM »
To be honest you cant really go wrong with the new one. Another solid album from the Ozrics, 2 CD for 9.99 and I bought it in a High Street store....... that doesn't happen often !!

The last two albums are equally strong Paper Monkies and The Yum Yum Tree. My entire CD collection is packed up and inaccessible now due to a looming house move :-\ so I cant check my other older discs. I think one of my faves is Waterfall Cities.

I started with the Eternal Wheel compilation when I saw their very cool name  ;D it is excellent but might be difficult to get hold of now. There is this one on amazon at a very good price though

Impressive hippy space rock with stunning guitar work and excellent synth play......The Ozric Tentacles  8)

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: May 23, 2015, 07:34:52 AM »

Ozric Tentacles - Technicians of the Sacred.

First listen, good stuff from The Ozrics as usual.

Independent Music Reviews / Re: My review of "The End" CDr by SiJ
« on: May 15, 2015, 03:37:00 AM »
I have not heard of this artist Richard. Thanks very much for the information.

Your interesting and enthusiastic review means I must check this out urgently !!!!


Beautiful album cover Julio, I will check this out tonight whilst partaking of a wee dram of Edradour  ;)

Looking forward to both already.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: May 15, 2015, 03:29:47 AM »
Ha , glad my claim has borne fruit  ;)

2350Broadway, Shades of Orion, From Within. All wonderful, definitive FAX ambient collections. Silence V also, masterpiece. Tetsu Inoue - Inland..............could go on but better stop there  ;)

Currently wearing out my Tensegrity CD from ...txt. I am not really one for compilations, this however is one of the most beautiful collections of music I have ever heard. Gorgeous, relaxing ambient works that for me sum up the wonderful music of  ...txt.

Just had an email from Lee .....on sale for 8 along with others on

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