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Ha , you did the music for "out there" what a great wee game that is on the iPad, good music on it also. Will play that again soon  :)

Will also check out your music on BC. Your link above doesn't seem to be working , here it is....

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Recent music purchases
« on: April 30, 2017, 03:49:16 AM »

Between Interval - The Edge of a Fairy Tale . Had the download for years but just purchased the CD as it is sooo good. . Atmospheric themes from another world. Class. He also has a new release out - Legacy - which I have heard on Spotify . Urgent list !!!!

Jonn Serrie - Daystar . Yet more space ambient mastery from the space ambient master.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: April 14, 2017, 04:03:45 AM »

Jonn Serrie - The Sentinel

Had this disc for 3 weeks and it has been on constantly. Absolutely stunning space ambient. Beautiful, drifting, always interesting. This will be my release of 2017 I just cannot see it being bettered. One of my alll time favourite ambient releases, it is actually a masterpiece.

Art and Literature, Movies and TV / Re: Now watching...
« on: March 18, 2017, 06:15:49 AM »
Finished Season2 of Fortitude.

What can I say. I think "enjoyed" would be the wrong word. Very, very dark , disturbing, brutal but addictive. Stunning scenery and 2 or 3 very good acting performances.( some not so good but insufficient to spoil the overall )

As said, disturbing stuff.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: March 18, 2017, 06:07:29 AM »
Recent plays,

Hatfield and the North - great Canterbury Prog.
Escape - The Futurescape , Pete Namlook/ Dr Atmo
Be Bop Deluxe - Modern Music


Alio Die and Parallel Worlds - Elusive Metaphor , absolutely beautiful.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: March 18, 2017, 06:02:42 AM »

Tangerine Dream - The Virgin Years '77-'83 5xCD boxset

Not my favorite era of TD, but I was surprised at how much I liked most of the music in this set. I guess this is where the classic era sort of ends for most people.

I am an early to mid 70s TD man, probably like most TD folk. However Force Majeure and Tangram would have to also be in my all time stunning album list.
Actually have every studio album and eps right up to the present day . There is still a lot of good stuff in the more recent releases like Springtime/Summer in Nagasaki and the sonic poem series, Island of the Fey for instance. Acquired the most recent ep "Particles" which is very good and has a real 70s vibe on disc 1. Also streamed their recent gig on a riverboat in Budapest . It was absolutely excellent, very hopeful for the new album which is planned.

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Recent music purchases
« on: March 18, 2017, 05:49:16 AM »

Possibly the greatest album of all time   ;)

Yes - Close to the Edge . The Steve Wilson (of Porcupine Tree fame)  remix. Difficult to get hold of this version now. The new stereo mix is excellent great clarity in the vocals and instrumentation. Possibly even an improvement on the original.

I will listen to the Blu Ray 5.1 surround at the weekend and possibly completely and utterly blow my mind  :)

Independent Music Reviews / Re: New Ambient/Experimental Music Blog
« on: March 08, 2017, 01:51:48 PM »
That Keith Berry album sounds interesting, looking forward to hearing it. Cheers for the review link cvac.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: March 08, 2017, 01:48:44 PM »
Re: Eno, I don't have anything after 1986. I guess I should check out some of his recent work. I've heard some good comments.

Since '86 I only have The Shutov Assembly, which I enjoy.  I did not like "The Ship" and I wasn't keen on Small Craft although need to check that again. Still need to hear Lux. New one sounds very promising from that wee snippet and I have read other positivity elsewhere.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: March 08, 2017, 01:41:13 PM »

John Lyell - Planetary Artifactcs . New artist for me. Listening to this on spotify right now.

Atmospheric space music with many elements. This is very, very good indeed,

Will be checking out more from Mr Lyell.

Also - No Mask Effect - Drift To You Have to say the earlier releases just didn't do it for me. This however is very good, quite original, fairly dark ambient . I like it.

Just noticed this is on Spotify, will check it out today. Briefly heard some on BC a couple of weeks ago and thought it was very good. Looking forward to a proper in depth listen and suspect it will be added to thei urgent list.

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Recent music purchases
« on: March 05, 2017, 05:34:22 AM »

Namlook / Moufang - Raumland Sphare. Possibly my least favourite of The Raumland trilogy, more beat orientated, but still very good indeed.

DTS surround mode will be activated for a listen later .

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: March 05, 2017, 05:28:19 AM »
The new Eno ambient album is out. Just listened to the very short snippet that is on Spotify, sounds very promising. I can feel a double vinyl purchase in the planning here.

Current play ;

Specta Ciera + The Circular Ruins - Middle Distance

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: March 02, 2017, 12:03:38 PM »
Steve Roach - The Passing

This has been on constantly, (along with the new Mick Chillage) since I got it a couple of weeks back. Steve really does seem to be on a roll with his recent ambient works. This one in particular is something special.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: March 02, 2017, 11:57:36 AM »
To my taste, too much badmouthing in the air, Tardigrade...

Almost sounds like a reincarnation of Orion 32/drone on.

More along the lines of this character IMHO:;u=5673

Seems to be outspoken negativity frequently, can't be arsed reading it personally.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: February 09, 2017, 09:41:41 AM »
Steve Roach - The Delicate Forever and The Desert Collection Vol 1.

Interesting new interview with Steve on bandcamp btw;

Art and Literature, Movies and TV / Re: Now watching...
« on: February 07, 2017, 10:09:03 AM »
Really enjoyed Fortitude series 1, there is something about the North that draws me in.

Looking forward to season 2 , watched the first episode and the rest is loading on the Sky box. It will keep me going until the imminent return of The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones  8) 8) 8).

Also been watching the BBC series Taboo . Dark, dark, dark !!!

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Recent music purchases
« on: February 07, 2017, 10:01:32 AM »

Mick Chillage - Exulansis

Almost 4 hours of high class ambient mastery. Mostly over drone work , some with hint of melody, space ambient, and some dark atmospheres. Amazing piece of work and still taking it all in.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: January 31, 2017, 08:07:08 AM »
Jon Anderson - Olias of Sunhillow LP , wonderful .

Steve Joliffe - Journeys Out Of the Body
Mick Chillage - Exulansis , almost 4 hours of absolutely epic ambient mastery . Just checking this out for the second time on Bandcamp . Urgent , if not immediate , acquisition required.

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Recent music purchases
« on: January 31, 2017, 07:55:43 AM »
Pete Namlook / Dave Moufang -

XVIII- Sexoid , there's a track on this called "Retro Future" , check it out and it will blow your mind  ;) especially in surround DTS.
XIX - Dawning Of A New Decade, a more ambient offering and again wonderful in DTS mode

and finally got hold of this.......................

Gert Emmens - Triza....................Love it. Some ambient parts but mainly Berlin school late 70s/early 80s Tangerine Dream vibe.

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