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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: November 15, 2014, 07:48:45 AM »
Had a bit of an ambient purchasing frenzy  ;D so been listening to these all week.....

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.

Dr Atmo - Quiet Life on the ...txt label. Melody orientated ambient. Beautiful album.

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

and Floyd has been on constant play all week. Really loving it  8)

Oh yes, this sounds very interesting indeed !!

PS Nice cover.


Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: New Pink Floyd in Fall
« on: November 10, 2014, 04:26:55 PM »
I received  my CD / Bluray box yesterday.

4 listens in and I am enjoying it. Going to get right into the music then blow my mind with the 5.1 DTS  8)

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: November 08, 2014, 08:36:54 AM »

Pete Namlook/Tetsu Inoue - 62 Eulengasse

A quiet moment in a busy weekend sitting listening to the ambient masterpiece that is...
62 Eulengasse

In memory of Pete Namlook. One of my favourite musicians, inspirational and influential in my life. Two years today since he was taken and sadly missed . Thanks for the music Pete.

A big shout out also for Tetsu, wherever you are I hope all is well.

Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: The Great Schizm mix
« on: November 08, 2014, 05:27:39 AM »
Nice one, looking forward to hearing it. Nice cover  8)

I have listened to my Great Schizm CD and download many times. Excellent piece of ambience, congrats on that, again.

Interesting, thanks, will have to check this out.

That Carpe Sonum release from Bubble - OI , is utterly superb btw. My CD is about worn out already with the constant plays it has had. One of the releases of the year for me.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: November 06, 2014, 12:53:07 PM »
Checking out the two new Psychonavigation releases....

Steve Stoll - The Blunted Boy Wonder . This is just not my thing at all so far. Techno beat orientated, not like his last ambient one.


Off Land -Quinarian. This is gorgeous ambience, possibly better than Tidewater Pulse. Urgent list  ;)

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: November 06, 2014, 12:48:19 PM »
Did you get this on CD and where did you get it?

Not sure if you were referring to my post about Divine Matrix or Steve Palmer. I have both of these on download. The Steve Palmer is only available on download and from Musiczeit only I believe. The Divine Matrix CD does appear to be available on ( I think you are in the US ) it also seems to be available on this excellent UK site I have just rediscovered....

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Gear: Studio shots by Deb
« on: October 31, 2014, 01:34:19 PM »
Nice gongs  8) and bass drum  8) could have great fun with them !!

Here's my wee studio......

Most of the drums are out of view.....with several in another room. I need more space and have now stopped purchasing drums  ;D

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: October 31, 2014, 01:26:23 PM »
Today's listening so far......

Stephen Palmer - Winter Solstice A beautiful winter ambient ep.


Divine Matrix - Atmospheric Variations this really is a great album. Melodic and space ambient of the highest order.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: October 31, 2014, 01:21:26 PM »
Steve Roach - Mystic Chords and Sacred Spaces 2 ie parts 3 and 4.

Listening to the free download whilst amazon deliver the CD. It is wonderful.

It sure is. The final three tracks of part 3 are transcendent.

What a great word to describe them !!!! I am listening again just now, utterly beautiful.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: October 30, 2014, 09:18:29 AM »
Steve Roach - Mystic Chords and Sacred Spaces 2 ie parts 3 and 4.

Listening to the free download whilst amazon deliver the CD. It is wonderful.

I use Bandcamp for purchases frequently. I also check out stuff I would never otherwise hear or consider purchasing. Many of these listens end up in purchases of the download or CD. This also goes for Spotify which is a superb resource for listening and again often ends up with folk getting sales of their music.

I have seen some artists restricting the amount that can be available for "streaming" , as it is referred to , by maybe say having half the album only available after purchase. This seems fair enough although personally I prefer being able to check out the whole thing.

If it was my own music not sure how I would feel, depends on what you want to achieve, ie get your music out there for folk to hear or achieve maximum pounds/dollars. It is a small genre we are into here, so it is a difficult balancing act for some.

At the end of the day there is absolutely no comparison quality wise with this streaming and listening to a quality download / CD on a proper hi-fi system.

Reminds me I need to get that new track you put up there Pete, will do soon.

Liked that Pete. Diverse indeed, light to dark, through space and back through the dark to the light.

Checking out your bandcamp and spotify just now and looking forward to hearing your new work.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: October 24, 2014, 02:17:47 AM »
Aye, Shades of Orion 1-3 , excellent. Probably 2 is my favourite, mainly due to its ambient abundance  ;).

Still a couple of recent things to check from this thread, however;

A Winged Victory For The Sullen   amazingly on spotify , stunning !!!
Hammock - Sleepover Series 2 also on spotify, just wonderful, will have to get this, cheers J for posting about it.
Ralph Vaughan Williams - Tallis Fantasia was aware of this composer but not sure if I had heard any music. Utterly gorgeous, just my kind of Classical and will research further.

Away to check out the HTDC and FSOL.

Cheers to all who posted the music  :)

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: October 23, 2014, 04:19:55 AM »
A good few things posted in this thread recently I need to check out urgently, especially that Winged Victory for the Sullen.

Currently listening to.....

Pete Namlook/ Tetsu Inoue - 2350 Broadway 3. I think, for me, the Broadway albums are the definitive ambient series on FAX if not ever. Just wonderful.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: October 15, 2014, 11:17:07 AM »
The two new Carpe Sonum releases have arrived here....


Bubble - OI ..................Krystian Shek - Sometimes Not.

The Bubble is a really beautiful, dreamy, drifting ambient album. The Shek is a mixture of styles but mainly ambient and is very, very FAX like indeed. Both are superb and can be found on the Carpe Sonum bandcamp page.

The quality of the music and artwork coming from this label is fantastic.

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: RIP Pete Namlook
« on: October 11, 2014, 07:03:30 AM »
Most of my FAX albums were purchased on download (and we are talking a lot of albums here  :) ) I have only purchased my favourites on CD/DTS. Still have one or two to acquire however I would say my absolute faves are ....

Namlook/Moufang XX Taygete..................... Namlook XXI Subconscious World

plus Namlook/Montana Labyrinth V.

All are stunning albums and in DTS surround are pure, awesomely, wonderful.

PS   Also not keen on VV6 .....Virtual Vices 4 is however the Dogz B*llox and was my first ever FAX purchase. Hooked me right in so it did  8)

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: October 09, 2014, 12:02:52 PM »
Just got this..........

The Great Schizm - The Sleeper's Night Journey

New discovery for me. Beautiul album. A mixture of warm, mysterious and dark ambient. On bandcamp here......

Now Playing / Re: Heavy music: turn it up to eleven!
« on: October 09, 2014, 11:57:00 AM »
The UFO live album - Strangers In The Night - is one of thee best live albums ever.  8)

Fantastic melody orientated metal. I saw them on that tour in 79/80. Blew me away at the time, still enjoy this very much when I listen to it occasionally.

Maybe slightly o/t but my favourite guitarists/bands are......

Steve Howe - Yes
Robin Trower - check out For Earth Below.
Wishbone Ash - early stuff up to about 1980/ Just Testing. Twin lead geetars  8)
Thin Lizzy,

better stop there as it may be a long list....

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