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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

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: May 06, 2015, 02:18:03 PM »
Johann Johannsson - Fordlandia

Hans Zimmer - Inception soundtrack

Nachtplank - The Cerenerian Sea

All on spotify.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: April 24, 2015, 11:46:21 AM »
pre ordered Motionfield - Luftrum so listening to the download. This is excellent. Melody orientated, chilled ambient with subtle and appropriate beats. A real cracking album.

Now playing - Picture Palace Music - ReVision. TDs Thorsten Quaeshning's band. Good stuff.

Everything and Nothing / Re: Vinyl Reissues vs Originals
« on: April 24, 2015, 10:02:48 AM »
Certainly agree about "Lilith" pressings.

Bought two of their Tangerine Dream releases. The "Mysterious Semblance at the Strand of Nightmares" vinyl was very poor quality. Surface noise was obtrusive for a brand new record. Doubt I would buy any of that labels output again and it certainly wasn't cheap either. Having said that their other TD release "Run To Vegas" was fine.

I mainly buy second hand vinyl......70s Prog addiction :) However all the other brand new pressing I own are excellent, especially the Boards Of Canada stuff.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: April 24, 2015, 09:51:30 AM »
The first of my new Carpe Sonum discs.......

Si Mathews - Tales of Ten Worlds -  Absolutely wonderful, real classic FAX vibe, love it. Stunning artwork as ever from CS. Check it out.....

Good stuff, look forward to that.

Good luck with the new set up.

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