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Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: Seren Ffordd Thread
« on: September 03, 2014, 04:02:08 AM »
Had a listen to the Bandcamp stream last week Andy, before other events took over my existence  ::)

Liked it a lot, the originality stands out, will get the download imminently.

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: September 03, 2014, 03:55:57 AM »
Got hold of ........Steve Roach - Mystic Chords and Sacred Spaces 1 and 2 .  All I will say is thanks very much to those of you who recommended it in that Steve Roach topic.

Also new this week is ..............



Thom Brennan - Shimmer - Beautiful, drifting, shimmering ambient on a par with Vibrant Water and Mist. 3 fantastic ambient albums.

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: September 03, 2014, 03:46:12 AM »
Carbon Based Lifeforms-23.I knew about the label,Ultimae, and thought is was downtempo trance.But this CBL is all ambient,no beats and well recorded.Gentle melodies in there mixed with field recordings.

I have a fair few Ultimae releases. Got the "Carbon Pack" a while back which is the first 3 CBL releases. Very high quality melodic orientated ambient. Haven't listened for a good while so will dig them out this week :). Also have Aes Dana, Hybrid Leisure Land, James Murray, Solar Fields, Sync 24. All high quality stuff. Best of the lot though is Cell - Hanging Gardens, stunning.

Bizarrely, the one I listen to most is the I Awake - Birth EP, beat orientated melodic ambient. This is my shower music, perfect length for a good long soak and loud enough to hear over the shower as ambient is a bit tricky in that regard.  Too much info there but hey ho, great music  ;)

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: August 18, 2014, 08:56:13 AM »


John Sherwood - Bladerunner Always meant to check out this lads music. It's on Spotify. Longform ambient.......... Very long.......but enjoyable. I like it.

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: August 18, 2014, 08:51:57 AM »
Just received these in the mail:

Mick Chillage--Saudade
Miss Garden--In the Silence of the Subconscious
Lee Norris/Porya Hatami--The Longing Daylight

All on the Carpe Sonum label, started recently by the guy who runs Ear Rational and was the US distributor for Fax records...

Excellent albums, all of them high quality and very difficult to chose between. Great label Carpe Sonum. Looking forward to the Bubble, Krystian Shek, AOC4 and new Heckman releases.

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Nice galleries there Julio.

Particularly in the clouds. Big skies are a great photographic subject.

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Any Genesis fans?
« on: August 17, 2014, 06:40:38 AM »
There are some good moments on Calling All Stations right enough. The lad that sings on that album came from a fairly iconic, Scottish Heavy Rock band called Stiltskin. I liked them and couldn't believe he had joined one of my favourite bands Genesis. Great voice.

Re Gabriel 4. I saw him on that tour also. Edinburgh '83. Amazing stage performance by the man. Shock the monkey.......swinging from monkey bars on the stage before falling into the crowd. Have to say there are some stunning songs on So ......Red Rain, In Your Eyes, Mercy Street.

Favourite of all PG albums for me has to be 3...Intruder, No Self Control, I Don't Remember , And Through The Wire, Games Without Frontiers, Not One Of Us, Lead A Normal Life, Biko. Fantastic musicians including Stick Bass man Levin and one of my favourite guitarists David Rhodes. Iconic album has to be in my top 20.

Gabriel , for me, is the best vocalist there has ever been.

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I listened to "The Delicate Forever" last night intensely , without distraction and fairly loud.

First off I think this is a great album and I will listen frequently. In respect of the bass issue being discussed I agree with others who have said there is no issue here, it is part of the music. I reckon we must be discussing track 4 and possibly5 in this regard. This is where the bass really makes an appearance  8). A slow but intense drone that adds a dark overtone to the mid and high wandering, meandering synths. This track is haunting, sometimes discordant, unsettling in parts, I think this it really is excellent and creates a very strange atmosphere indeed.

Another thing I like about this album is the way the five tracks blend and subtly change into there own personas almost seamlessly but sometimes hint at the previous or other tracks.

I will enjoy this work of art frequently I suspect.

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Sounds good, a nice chilled pint of amber nectar  :)

Life's too short for falling out about music, especially ambient which I thought was impossible.

I have not detected any negative bass issue with the music under discussion, will have to listen on my main hifi as I tend to listen through in my Office standmounters. The Tannoy floorstanders will be more revealing perhaps.

Good excuse to listen again today  :)

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Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: Seren Ffordd Thread
« on: August 16, 2014, 07:42:48 AM »
That sounds an interesting read right enough.

I have recently bought 3 books ; The Picts A History, Before Scotland, Archaeology and Early History of Angus. Currently researching this era of the start of civilisation  ;) Loads of ancient Pictish stones, forts etc round about my area.

Have some musical ideas kicking about on this theme also if I ever get my finger out and get back into recording again.

Looking forward to hearing your new release.

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Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: Seren Ffordd Thread
« on: August 15, 2014, 02:25:05 PM »
mmhh........... Iron Age Fort as inspiration perhaps? I am right into all that ancient ( Pictish ;) ) history btw.

Will look out on bandcamp on the 22ndish August.

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: August 15, 2014, 02:02:38 PM »
^^^^^^^^^Looking forward to checking Porya's music out.

Currently listening to.........



Castleview - Artifacts  stunning album cover to go with some great ambient music indeed.

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: August 11, 2014, 04:46:49 AM »
Late last night.........



Namlook/Hawtin - From Within. Spacey, alien ambient with beats, music from another Universe. Superb.

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Any Genesis fans?
« on: August 11, 2014, 04:39:52 AM »
As an aside, I have managed to collect all the Genesis 7"singles recently, well at least all the tunes I like. This includes the early stuff;

I Know What I Like b/w Twighlight Alehouse
Counting Out Time b/w Riding The Scree
The Carpet Crawlers b/w The Waiting Room (Evil Jam)

Cost me a small fortune.


Also managed to get Dave Greenslade 7" from The Penateuch album. Who would have thought a single would have been released from that btw !!.

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welcome to the world of Steve Roach - there is a huge back catalogue for you to discover.....enjoy - look on Steve's website - there are often discs on special offer....

Aye, thanks Seren. Have checked a good few on Spotify. Thoroughly enjoying my Desert Collection Vo1 disc, (hope there will be more in this series) and as I mentioned the Structures From Silence discs plus the new one. Excellent stuff.

Priority (amongst all the other purchases planned  ;) ) is definitely MC and SS and the Mangnificent Void CDs.

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: August 07, 2014, 08:05:24 AM »
Just been checking out John Serrie - Daystar on spotify.

Very nice space ambient album indeed. Don't know what his other stuff is like but this one is very good indeed.


PS There are an additional 25 copies of Ishqamatics - Waterbound been made available on ...txt due to demand, if anyone is interested. They will disappear quickly I suspect.

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Any Genesis fans?
« on: August 07, 2014, 07:58:17 AM »
Genesis  8)

Seconds Out  is one of the greatest albums of all time imho. Magnificent. Wonderful album cover.



I like all the earlier Gabriel ones but studio wise I would say "Lamb Lies Down" is an amazing work. Post Gabriel "A Trick Of The Tale" and "Then There Were Three" are my favourite albums, possibly of all Genesis releases. Duke is pretty good but I found anything after that a bit disappointing and those "Live The Way We Walk" albums are utter pish and an affront to ones aural cavities  :(

Peter Gabriel, for me, is probably the best vocalist that has sung a song.


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Everything and Nothing / Re: TunesCore Payments for Spotify Streams
« on: August 06, 2014, 04:47:59 AM »
In respect of Spotify....

As a user, I have found it to be excellent. I have been amazed at the amount of ambient, electronic, prog rock and music for my tastes that are on there. I though it would be more for the younger generation and thus full of utter pish music  ;) This is not the case.

I use it to stream on the higher quality setting which I believe is 256kbs , might be 320, and the quality is not too bad at all. Whether over the PC and cambridge PC speakers or through my ipod into the main hifi.

Whilst it would appear income from plays may be on the low side I have found myself buying several CDs and downloads as a result of researching on Spotify. So perhaps that should also be considered, ie a way to showcase ones music also generating sales. Off course there is no way to quantify that.

Personally I think Spotify is superb.


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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: August 06, 2014, 04:36:57 AM »
Started working through Dave's recommendations above....

Imprints - Data Trails.... very interesting, the last track in particular, The Sea and Electricity, is superb. Beautiful melody and chord progression.

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I only recently got into Steve's music thanks to the 30 years Structures From Silence release, so there is much to still discover.

I am listening to The Magnificent Void which is on spotify , deep dark and magnificent !!

Unfortunately Mystic Chords and Sacred Spaces is not on Spotify, so it sounds as if it is one to order urgently, thanks for the tip.


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