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Good question and idea for a thread. Perhaps folk would prefer to keep some stuff private though ;)

EJ - Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy would be in my top 10/20 albums of all time as would Wings - Venus and Mars / Band on the Run.

I also collect 7" vinyl , mainly Prog, Rock, Electronica however I also have stuff from my young years and youth , a vast range of genres and styles. So two more embarrassing favourites would be Cliff Richard - Devil Woman  :P and Jim Reeves - Welcome to My World , Jungle Drums . There are many more though. I will have a look through tonight and see if there are any other incriminating, worrying likes  :)

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: January 29, 2016, 03:58:32 AM »
Checking out the bandcamp stream of Nachtplank - Alien,on Carpe Sonum. Just added last night I think.

I've been looking forward to another Nachtplank since Echo Ark, so great news. First four tracks played so far- spacey, alien like music from another galaxy and dimension. I like this.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: January 24, 2016, 02:01:01 PM »
Be interested to hear what you think of that TD Reims/Mannheim release Drone On. I got the Bootleg Box Set Vol 1-5 from them a while back and was a bit disappointed overall with the sound quality. Interesting stuff though. Also got the Electronic Meditation on vinyl, extremely challenging listen but interesting  ;) good quality vinyl and package.

Currently Genesis- Foxtrot Definitive Prog

Next, another play of Forrest Fang - The Sleepwalker's Ocean. Wonderful.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: January 22, 2016, 05:25:30 AM »
Lodger is one I need to check out. Also agree about Geddy's vocals. Have to say I have avoided all the more recent live Rush for that very reason. I'll just live in the past in that regard  ;)

Phaedra, Ricochet, Rubycon, masterpieces , with Force Majeure and Tangram right up there also. TD in the 70s , those were the days  8)

Current play is The Great Schizm - A Sleepers Night Journey Dark, eerie, atmospheric , thought provoking. Excellent piece of deep ambient work and discovered here on the Hypnos forum.

Everything and Nothing / Glenn Frey
« on: January 19, 2016, 04:28:02 AM »

Another music hero and legend gone.

Lyin' Eyes
Peaceful Easy Feeling
Tequila Sunrise
Take it Easy

Utter class tunes.. Soundtrack to my youth , no doubt like millions of other folk.

What a terribly sad time this has been of late for many of my heroes, influences and music legends.

RIP Glenn

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: January 18, 2016, 12:41:23 PM »

Caravan - The World Is Yours - 4cd box set. Brilliant.

Hippy' s rule.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: January 15, 2016, 04:12:37 AM »
I have also been listening to Bowie - Heroes. It is the favourite Mr Bowie for me. Superb album and possibly the first time in my life that I really noticed true ambient music ( apart from Phaedra/Rubycon which is not quite definitive ambient obviously)

So David Bowie is really responsible for ambient entering my life. The tracks V2 Schneider, Sense of Doubt, the utterly stunning Moss Garden and Neukoln.

In addition he saved one of the best till last. Blackstar is a magnificent work . The track Lazarus in particular is something very special. Hairs on the back of the neck stuff.

Goodbye Mr Bowie, hero and legend .

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: January 15, 2016, 03:58:19 AM »
Very late last night....

Namlook /Hawtin  - From Within . Utter class from the FAX label

Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: Obsidian
« on: January 13, 2016, 03:34:40 AM »
Hey Third System, I couldn't help but notice in another thread that you're a big Black Sabbath fan and don't boycott their albums.  ;)

If Black Sabbath ever released an album called, "Get A Clue," I wouldn't buy it!   ;)

(That said, I remember listening to "Sabbath Bloody Sabbath" as a kid, but it seemed campy to me.   :) )

Forest that last statement is Sacrilege  >:( >:( ;) .

Scott . Thanks for noticing that, good to know you read of others class music taste  :)

In respect of Sabbath, I think much of their music and lyrics makes one think deeply about life, the universe and everything. Both sides of the coin. This is a good thing.

Hey at the end of the day I personally was not comfortable with the 6.66. Humble apologies for mentioning it. I also felt the reply was poor. At the end of the day there has been a discussion and opinions shared. This is also good. The lad has had a fair bit of interest generated , perhaps said pricing is a good marketing tool.

Each to their own. Love , peace and harmony is the way forward  :)  ;)

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: January 12, 2016, 12:49:31 PM »
The Fires of Ork 2  bandcamp stream. Namlook / Jenssen.

I have the first one which is a bit too beat orientated for my tastes. Still good though. First three tracks on this are certainly more ambient. I like. Will have to get this. (Cheers for the tip J )

Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: Obsidian
« on: January 12, 2016, 12:43:04 PM »
The story;

Check out the members project news, as usual, to support artists who post here.
See the Obsidian topic and interested, follow the link.
Have concerns when see the price listed and ask for clarification.
Receive cryptic, dismissive, flippant reply.
Decision made.

The End

PS Folk can release whatever they want and charge what they want. Just to clarify.

Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: David Bowie 1947 - 2016
« on: January 11, 2016, 03:59:55 AM »
Terrible,terrible news. Saw clips of his new video the other day and thought he was looking well :( .

Iconic artist and music,  seems to have been with me all through my life

My Heroes album , utterly superb !!! , will be on today and then Spotify for more Bowie.

Very sad . RIP David, a true musical hero.

Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: Forrest Fang news
« on: January 09, 2016, 02:34:41 AM »
Decided to go for the download just now . I will consider getting the CD also as that beautiful album cover deserves to be held and appreciated. Stunning music being eagerly devoured and enjoyed. It will be on constant rotation for a good while.

Also got the Gongland album , great stuff, thanks for that deal Forest and Projekt.

Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: Obsidian
« on: January 09, 2016, 02:27:48 AM »
I noticed that price also. Not appropriate I feel.

If that is changed I may check the music out, but can you clarify the position Mr Diatonis

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: January 07, 2016, 09:50:29 AM »

I still remember seeing Sabbath doing Paranoid in London shortly after it was released ... now I feel old   :-\

Wow, how cool is that !! I am still quite a young lad  ;) so couldn't quite make that gig.

My son saw Sabbath at the download festival here a few years back. Made my year, my son witnessing live Sabbath , the band from my very early teens , at a summer Rock festival. Couldn't quite believe it. Said they were excellent.

Now playing - Christina Vantzou No3. Have noticed several people mentioning this album on the net so today I finally get round to checking out the YouTube stream. Very, very nice indeed, drone based ambient but many more styles present. Really like it. On the list.

NP Mr Budd - Avalon Sutra.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: January 07, 2016, 07:19:47 AM »
I have been in Black Sabbath mode again,

Black Sabbath, the first one, released in 1970, 46 years old and what an album it is.
Paranoid - , current track playing "Fairies Wear Boots "  ;D
Just ordered my favourite Sabbath album on 2015 remastered vinyl- Sabbath Bloody Sabbath, to replace my worn out 42 year old cassette. Thought I had it on CD but there you go.

Last night;
Soft Machine ,   2, fourth, 5 , well jazzed out so I was.
And to fall asleep to; Thom Brennan - Shimmer.

Will have to redress the balance today with multiple ambient recover.

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: FAX Re-issues
« on: January 07, 2016, 07:05:55 AM »
Yes seems to be a bit of movement on re-releasing FAX which is great. The DSOTM with Schulze and now this. I am sure the "ELEKTRONIK" release is available on Material Objects bandcamp. Rights seem to be reverting back to the artists. Now if only Tetsu Inoue would turn up safe and well.

Also hope the Dave Moufang collabs become available on bandcamp and hope against hope the full FAX catalogue. I have a lot but still much to go !!!

I was a bit gutted when all the releases were removed from iTunes UK . Sad and caused complete havoc with all my album art. I spent hundreds of ús on downloads so was slightly cheesed off about that .

Good to see some albums becoming available again from Pete's life project.

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: CD Shipping costs.
« on: January 05, 2016, 06:40:33 AM »
Yep it's expensive and becoming an issue. Will probably be the same the other direction also, especially with the exchange rate.

Tidal Pool order shortly though Julio  ;)

Sounds interesting Richard. New to me also. Will check some of his music out.


Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: Forrest Fang news
« on: January 05, 2016, 06:35:47 AM »
Thanks for the info Forest and David. Not sure if I can wait till the 22nd, we shall see.

The insured postage from the US is way too much so I will have to ponder on CD or Download. Instant gratification is winning at the moment   ;)

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