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Everything and Nothing / Re: World Cup ?
« on: July 09, 2014, 11:07:53 AM »
Good wee vid that. Harsh but fair ;)

Germany looking good

Ein, zwei, drei, vier, funf, sechs, sieben against Brazil in the World Cup semi , blimey !

Can't see a scorline like that tonight somehow.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: July 09, 2014, 10:59:05 AM »
Oh Yes, Thin Lizzy  8). Phil Lynott's vocals, lyrics, songwriting and bass playing really were something. Great band.

Just recieved...........

Olver Lieb - Inside Voices CD has been on absolutely constant play past two days. FAX ambient orientated with appropriate and excellent beats on several tracks. This release just oozes FAX, brilliant !!!!!!!!!

Bandcamp download should be available on 14th July.....

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: New Pink Floyd in Fall
« on: July 08, 2014, 02:54:26 AM »
Certainly looking forward to this Floyd project.

I have that Orb - Metallic Spheres album, hardly listened to it. Might stick it on today. Youth also worked in McCartney's "ambient" project ....The Fireman. I have the "Electric Arguments" album but again have hardly listened to it. From memory it was mainly vocal rock/pop but there were some ambient pieces on it. McCartney apparently into and interested in ambient !?

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: New Pink Floyd in Fall
« on: July 07, 2014, 04:42:18 AM »
This is very interesting indeed.

Dave Gilmour, one of my favourite musicians of all time, and Pink Floyd one of the best bands of all time.


Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: July 07, 2014, 03:57:44 AM »
Also checked out Stanislav Vdovin - Wake Me Up When It's Gone on anodize.

That is really superb. Will have to acquire same. Cheers again Chris for highlighting.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: July 07, 2014, 03:54:18 AM »
Just been checking out the bandcamp of Nemesis having seen it recommended elsewhere....

Tagged as "ambient electronica instrumental synthesizer Finland" I would say whilst there is some ambient on this album it leans more towards Berlin School and also with a couple of tracks more almost rock orientated synth.

It is however very good indeed. Thinking about getting the CD.

Now checking out Earth Orbit. Sounding very promising indeed. Notice this lad buys a lot of the same music on bandcamp as myself so that augurs well.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: July 04, 2014, 04:43:48 AM »
Will be checking Wintersilence and Anodize today then  :) ^^^^^^^^^^^

First on this morning was....

Encomiast - Laurentide. I got this on Amazon UK for £0.79 download. I have played it many, many times as the album slowly releases it's secrets. It is a dark, disturbing at times, but serene journey through an alien landscape, probably a frozen world, might even be would be a cool listen there  ;) I love this album, absolute bargain.

Now playing....
Lee Anthony Norris & Porya Hatami - The Longing Daylight yet again. What can I say except absolutely beautiful music yet again from Lee and Carpe Sonum. Porya is a musician based in Sanandaj, Iran !! Interesting that such ambient beauty can come from that area.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: July 01, 2014, 12:26:57 PM »
Glad you like that Chris, it really is a cracker. I think its on a par quality wise with Nachtplank- Echo Ark. Similar ambient magnificence.

My Carpe Sonum CD from Kudos has arrived.........

Lee Anthony Norris & Porya Hatami - The Longing Daylight. This is wonderful.

Everything and Nothing / Re: World Cup ?
« on: June 29, 2014, 11:08:47 AM »
Brazil v Chile. One of the best International Matches I have seen in a while. Entertaining, some good football and skills, tense, intense, exciting and won on a dramatic penalty shoot out. Terrible way to lose and go out.

Netherlands v Mexico. The Dutch win it with the last kick of the ball in the 90th + 4 minutes.  Not the best game, massively affected by the intense heat but dramatic stuff.

Knock out format is far more entertaining and intense than the group stages.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: June 28, 2014, 09:49:20 AM »
Checking out the bandcamp stream of...Mystified - Eschate Thule

Dark, disturbing, cold and very interesting......

Everything and Nothing / Re: World Cup ?
« on: June 28, 2014, 09:44:33 AM »
Hey Pete, aye  ;)

Would also say in relation to your points and Mike's;

1) I think the feigning injury tends to be more prevalent in some of the continental European and South American countries. Having said that it does certainly happen in UK football and diving is also prevalent with certain players. No time for cheats ! and cheating is what it is. Having said this over the years ( many) of attending games I have seen some horrendous injuries including two leg breaks and two completely dislocated knee caps, right round the other side of the leg  :-\ terrible to actually witness something like that at a game.

3) Some of the best games of football I have been at have been draws, including nil nil draws, end to end exciting football. I have also seen many complete and utter pants, boring draws  ;)

4) Re the boring midfield nature of certain matches. I reckon this depends on the style of play in certain countries again. Also heat/humidity/weather conditions etc. Most games in Scotland and England tend to be played at a fair pace with attacking football required by the fans. Also confess to having witnessed some totally s.hite games also  ;D

In respect of finance, I also have distinct distaste for some of the massively over-inflated salaries, debt levels of some clubs and the bad feeling there can be between clubs/supporters at times. But then again other sports can be like this I am sure.

PS  Fitba sounds much cooler  ;) ;)

Everything and Nothing / Re: World Cup ?
« on: June 27, 2014, 04:06:03 PM »
Just noticed this topic  :D

Congrats to the USA on getting out the group and into the knock out stages. Best performance for me so far has been the Netherlands absolutely thrashing Spain. Germany looking good and Belgium.

Bit of a European bias there, but hey ho  ;)

Close season in the football season here in the UK so massive withdrawal symptoms till August. The World Cup helps a wee bit though. Good luck to the US. Would be great to see fitba (ok ) continue to progress over the pond.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: June 27, 2014, 03:39:55 PM »
This Friday a quiet house......for once.

Rush - Vapour Trails - remastered and remixed - vinyl. Utterly Superb.

Boards Of Canada - Music Has The Right To Children - vinyl. Check those bass frequencies out !!


having been recommended on the FAX forum , currently checking out......

Martin Nonstatic - Back On Earth

Ambient dub. So far first two tracks are excellent indeed.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: June 18, 2014, 02:51:03 PM »
The Autumn Of Communions are something special. In particular the first one, which is I feel a masterpiece. That was my last order into FAX and I wondered why it never arrived  :(

Been playing my new ..txt releases incessantly since the weekend.....

Lee Anthony Norris - Italian Works I had about half of this on downloads so great to get it on CD. This is a gorgeous collection of Lee's recent ambient works.

Experiments in Silence - Hidden Harmonic - One of the best ambient releases I have heard this year. On a par with Nacht Plank - Echo Ark.

Simon Lomax - A Glimmer of Memory First I have heard from this artist and again it really is stunningly beautiful.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: June 05, 2014, 10:39:42 AM »

thirdsystem: Keep us posted on Die Welt ist Klang. I'm tempted to order it, but it seems like a lot of money to spend at once. I suspect if I don't buy it, I'll regret it down the road.

For Chris and anyone on here who is interested there are only 19 box sets left on the Carpe Sonum site.

For me this box set is the best packaging and musical content of anything I have purchased in my entire life. It is simply stunning. I had a long wait for this, over a year since I paid but it has exceeded my expectations. In fact I feel it is worth considerably more, and I would pay more for it to be honest.

The eight CDs are approx 75% ambient with some of that melodic. Two discs or so are more beat orientated and whilst that has never really been my thing I really enjoy whats there and the balance is perfect actually. Some absolutely wonderful music and I will be checking out many of the artists further.

As A FAXhead who was involved in the original voting etc for the content I think what has been achieved here by Dave at Carpe Sonum is really something special. I am so glad I bought this and my patience has been rewarded.

The other saving grace here is that if the box set is too costly it can also be bought in download form or even just streamed over bandcamp.

Worth thinking about acquiring the lovely wooden box set though  8)

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: RIP Pete Namlook
« on: June 04, 2014, 04:31:56 AM »
Pete was an extremely keen gardener. When ordering CDs from FAX we used to have a fair few conversations about our gardens and plants. He was really in touch with the environment, weather , gardening and especially vegetables !!

One of the last CDs I ordered he also sent me some of his favourite tomato seeds ( an old East German variety ). I planted them up in my greenhouse and thereafter ate them  :) DELICIOUS.

Really miss my CD orders going into FAX and communicating with Mr Namlook  :(

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: June 03, 2014, 01:13:52 PM »
Steve Roach - Structures From Silence all 3 discs one after the other.

Utterly magnificent. This is and will be one of my most played ambient albums. So glad I saw you lads posting about it on here. Cheers.

I will now be in Die Welt ist Klang mode for the foreseeable future. 8CDs of music in tribute to my favourite electronic man - Mr Namlook.

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: RIP Pete Namlook
« on: June 03, 2014, 01:06:49 PM »
It has arrived  8)

Die Welt ist Klang - 8 CD wooden box set of FAX artists and fan contributions in tribute to the great Pete Namlook.

Possibly the best quality packaging and collection of music I have purchased in  my life. You can smell the quality of the wooden box  :)

Played the first two CDs of FAX artists, stunning. Such a fitting tribute to one of my favourite musicians of all time.

Pete would have been proud and moved by this fantastic tribute to his music and legacy.

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Ever heard of a Handpan.....?
« on: June 01, 2014, 05:46:03 AM »
Hand percussion is one of my things. I have never seen or heard of that fascinating instrument.

Would love one !!  8)

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: May 31, 2014, 04:59:12 AM »
Hah, just listening to this right now, second listen.

Lorenzo Montanà - Haemus

Beautiful album from Lorenzo, interesting to hear his more ambient approach on this, away from his more upbeat melodic content.

Also downloaded Lee Anthony Norris & Porya Hatami- The Longing Daylight Equally magnificent.

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