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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.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: April 08, 2015, 02:48:06 AM »
On constant play for the past fortnight..........

Autumn Of Communion 5 . This is a grower. One of the best in the series.
Blake Gibson/ Robert Davies - Quiraing
Igneous Flame  - Opaline

All of these will be in my top albums of 2015, no doubt about it.

Andy Tillison Diskdrive - Fog . Best purchase of the year so far. What a stunning but obscure album. Ambient,Berlin School, Prog, Jazz. Absolutely love it.

Everything and Nothing / Re: Forum software upgrade coming up
« on: March 24, 2015, 05:49:02 AM »
I think I have finally settled on the Vertex theme. :)

The gray was not for me  ;) I am trying out the vertex. Quite nice this  :)

Any word on the download store Mike ?

Hope it will still be happening.

What an excellent review Richard, with which I fully agree.

Really is a cracking album and it's great that Robert is still producing music of this caliber.

This will definitely be a top album for me in 2015.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: March 24, 2015, 05:36:39 AM »

Autumn Of Communion 5.

Just received this as my first disc went missing in the post !!!! This is a grower, I liked it well enough first couple of listens but now it's burned into my world......I really like it. As expected from the cover, a darker offering but some beautiful moments also.

Blake Gibson/ Robert Davies - Quiraing , has been on constant play also. Really beautiful album that will be up there as a favourite in 2015.

Need to go and check out Pixells II

Very nice looking, new bandcamp page for DataObscura, will prove very useful  :)

Off to check it out right now.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: March 11, 2015, 12:50:56 PM »
Opaline is excellent Pete. Congratulations, a really beautiful piece of work.

Another new addition that is on constant play this week Andy Tillison Diskdrive - Fog ....... The guy from prog rockers The Tangent (ace band btw !!). Electronic/ambient/berlin school with a wee hint of jazz and prog rock. Fair few genres then :). Absolutely superb album. They have found a couple of boxes of this hard to get CD and it can be ordered from The Tangent's website. Highly recommended, something a wee bit different.

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