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Everything and Nothing / Re: All the Best for 2015
« on: January 02, 2015, 05:45:55 AM »
Oh well, just one response, perhaps folk are not as enthusiastic about wishing each other a Happy New Year as they are in Caledonia  ;)

Happy New Year to you Pete, all the best with your music for 2015.

Everything and Nothing / All the Best for 2015
« on: December 31, 2014, 09:19:49 AM »
Dear fellow ambient heads,

I am having a chilled out afternoon here listening to beautiful ambient music before going out on the town tonight for Hogmanay. First time we have been child free here as they are all now virtually adults and are dispersed throughout the country for the celebrations :).

Just wanted to wish all on here all the best for 2015. I think it has been a superb 2014 for our ambient genre and look forward to next year immensely. Also want to say cheers to all the members who post here as I have discovered several works of ambient magnificence on this forum  8)

All the best from Scotland, where a few drams will be partaken of this evening/early morning  ;) :o :P :)

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: December 28, 2014, 04:57:41 AM »
That Hassell/Eno will have to be checked out, sounds very interesting. The great news is it is on spotify and thus I will be sussing it out after my current play.......Steve Roach - Mystic Chords and Sacred Spaces all 4 discs , one after the other, on a beautiful, sunny, winter, Sunday morning......bliss.

PS    Genesis  8)

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Best of 2014
« on: December 28, 2014, 04:48:06 AM »
Personally I think it has been a superb year for ambient music.

I agree. I typically try to think of which 3 albums are my absolute favorites and I'm having a damn hard time with that this year. The first half of 2013 seemed a bit dry to me. But 2014 has been one great release after the next.

What do the *'s reference in your list, thirdsystem?

That's a good question Chris. I copied and pasted my list from the Discogs ambient forum where I listed each album with a Discogs hyperlink to the release page. For some reason Lee Anthony Norris and Dr Atmo have the * included. It must be a discogs thing, possibly due to linking the artist with a different spelling of name or some other reason.

Like yourself I am struggling to pick my favourite 3 releases never mind the top of the charts ;). Really been a great year for my main music interest.

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Best of 2014
« on: December 27, 2014, 02:24:21 PM »
Here's mine.........

Nacht Plank - Echo Ark
Lee Anthony Norris* And Porya Hatami - The Longing Daylight
Lorenzo Montanà - Haemus
Bubble - OI
Dr Atmo* - Quiet Life
Mick Chillage - Saudade
Off Land - Quinarian
Cosmic Ground - Cosmic Ground, (Ambient/ Berlin School.)
Pink Floyd - The Endless River
Ishqamatics - Waterbound
Autumn of Communion - AOC4
Experiments In Silence - Hidden Harmonic
Simon Lomax - A Glimmer Of Memory
The Great Schizm - The Sleeper's Night Journey

Various - Die Welt Ist Klang: A Tribute To Pete Namlook This is also in the running for release of the millennium / the modern age
Steve Roach - The Desert Collection Volume One
Lee Anthony Norris* - Italian Works

Personally I think it has been a superb year for ambient music.

Everything and Nothing / Re: Christmas greetings!!!
« on: December 27, 2014, 02:13:09 PM »
Hope everyone had a great Christmas and seasons greetings to you all.

I am alcohol free tonight, having had a night out with my kids last night. I can no longer keep up with their consumption of said liquids . A sign of maturity I feel, but also sensibility  :)

Everything and Nothing / Re: Best of 2014 - non-ambient
« on: December 27, 2014, 02:08:06 PM »
You know what, this year 2014 is the year I have bought the fewest non ambient albums in my entire life !

I have virtually lost interest in other types of music, even including Prog rock. This is very strange for me and I may get back into it in a bit. I have however started collecting 7inch vinyl, for a bit of fun really, so I am listening to all sorts of stuff I suppose from 70s rock, metal, pop and sixties psych. Thoroughly enjoying it actually.

Album wise I have only purchased Tangerine Dreams output and the new Yes album.

The TD stuff is superb, Sorcerer 2014, Chandra 2, Phaedra farewell tour the new cup disc ep Mala Kunia is also very good heralding the start of the new Quantum period with Ulrich Schnauss involved !!

Yes - Heaven and Earth was not too bad. 3/5

That's it.

Thanks for the info Richard. Once the funds are in place  ;) I will give him a shout on email contact at that website I think.

It is the collabs with Parallel Worlds and Lorenzo I am definitely after. Checked the samples of both again. Sound wonderful.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: December 16, 2014, 04:37:54 AM »
The whole AOC series has been stunning.AOC 1 is up there in my top ten all time.

Totally agree J. Also what an album to end the FAX label......

AOC1 has to be in my top ten , all genres. What a masterpiece it is.

oh oh......... in that case might have to look at pre ordering this at one of the European outlets then, or Projekt (mega postage to the UK ) Certainly do not want to miss out on the disc.

Bad time of year financially to HAVE to be feeding the ambient and music addiction !!

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: December 15, 2014, 01:11:30 PM »
Chris , I defo prefer disc 2 of Waterbound. It is wonderful. Disc1 is a bit more dubby than my usual ambient fair but I am getting right into it. Great release.

Had to get the AOC4 download as I could wait no longer to hear it. There has been an issue with the album art, hence the delay. CDs listed as being available at Kudos UK on 19/1/15. I am hopeful it will be before that though.

The music is worth the wait. Just wonderful. What a superb series Autumn Of Communion  8)

Thought I'd mention, ............. Alio Die with Lorenzo Montana (Namlook collaborator).  Actually the Montana disc is on Projekt, released early January.

 8) 8) 8)

Wow. Was unaware of this. Definite purchase for this FAXhead. Thanks for mentioning.

Checked the clips of Alio Die/ Parallel Worlds on itunes. Sounds superb , also a definite purchase.

Music purchase fund, expansion mode, activated.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: December 14, 2014, 10:10:53 AM »
Hey Drone on, Ja , I got the Dr Atmo on ...txt CD. I really like it, excellent, melodic orientated, mega chilled ambience. Beautiful album.

Here's the Ishqamatics - Waterbound bandcamp page , check the tunes out......

I am loving it. Lee saying over on the Discogs ambient forum that the next release in the series is "Firebound" .......sounds like hot stuff.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: December 13, 2014, 01:31:45 PM »
First listen to my newly arrived ...txt CD -

Ishqamatics - Waterbound

This is an amazing piece of work. Two CDs of wonderful, liquid, flowing ambient beauty.


Early days but this could be my release of the year 2014. Still to hear AOC4 and there are several other contenders also. Been a great ambient year.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: December 07, 2014, 01:39:40 PM »
That Silent Season label looks very interesting. Beautiful album covers and checking out ASC - Truth be Told, sounds very interesting indeed. Thanks for mentioning.

Also listening to Christopher Sisk, very nice indeed.

Been meaning to check out The Ancestor Circle so will do so forthwith. I purchased Steve Roach - Quiet Music last week and been playing it constantly. Beautiful stuff !!

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: December 07, 2014, 07:39:37 AM »
Here's a new ambient genre for you  ;)

Forest ambient ..........

Nemo and Jaymon - Forestscapes 3 atmospheric ambient tracks from deep in the dense woodland ........and track2 - The Remembering Forest (Late summer melancholy ), which is reminiscent of FAX , Namlook/Moufang colabs. Great album which grows with every listen.

Bandcamp -

Clips sound ace.

When will this be released as I would like to purchase the CD quite urgently  ;)

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: November 26, 2014, 12:28:28 PM »
Up in the busy city today my respite was ...............

Ishqamatics - Spacebound

You know what........ I am beginning to feel this album is an ambient masterpiece. Stunning space ambient of the highest quality. Love it.

Looking forward to my Waterbound CD arriving imminently.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: November 15, 2014, 12:39:18 PM »

Bubble - i,ii,iii, Features of Spheres, and █   Really wonderful ambient.

Great choice!!!

Richard  ;)

Indeed !!!!! Some wonderful music here. I am loving it  :)

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: November 15, 2014, 12:38:14 PM »
Robert Rich - Nest beautiful music, album cover and digi pack this. Amazon UK were wanting £27  quid for this as an import when I looked there, that's $42.31. Price has been "slashed" now but good grief ! Usually good prices there. Got it from one of their partners for considerably less. Just noticed the other thread about this album, tracks 3-5, and have to say not noticed any of this other "noise" mentioned. I have been listening mainly in my home office where there is other ambient noise, so will have to check it out on the main hifi.

Why not ordering directly from Robert? "Nest" CD costs 12,00 USD plus shipping at his webshop, autograph available on request even personalized, always careful packaging, direct support of the artist... Even with overseas shipping it will be much cheaper, totally not more than 25,00 USD. And with multiple CD order, the shipping cost per each CD drops quickly. Much better to support the artist, than some seller on Amazon UK... Sorry, can't imagine easier and better way.

Richard  ;)

Hi Richard, yes I always do buy direct etc but I required this one urgently. Urgent need is difficult  ;). Brand new and sealed from online retailer so still supporting the artist I hope.

Believe me I have spent thousands going direct to artists, and rightly so , direct to the creators who deserve it.

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