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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Recent music purchases
« on: May 03, 2016, 03:56:00 AM »
Hanging Masses is a great piece of work, check out Live at Kumharas if you haven't already btw. Some new music from Cell would be good !!

Finally got this on disc from psychonavigation records......

Had the iTunes download for years but sounds even better on the silver . Beautiful ambience.

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Recent music purchases
« on: April 09, 2016, 12:59:32 PM »

Zeppelin - In Through The Out Door , remastered 180g vinyl.

Only had this on cassette , therefore so wonderful to hear it on the black stuff. Many Zep fans not so keen on this one. I love it. Reminds me of my youth  :)

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: April 09, 2016, 12:33:49 PM »
Erik Wollo - Stars End 2015, again, addicted !!

David Gilmour Live = jealousy here. One of my favourite musicians of all time. His first solo album is in my top 10 , all genres . As is Animals which is a masterwork. Great stuff J.

Played the Chillage - Modes album on CS bandcamp last week. On the highly urgent list, very impressed. Also love that album cover.

Art and Literature, Movies and TV / Re: Game of Thrones
« on: April 08, 2016, 05:47:05 AM »
Hey Chris, I have read the first four books. They are in the main followed closely by the series up to the end of Season four.

My son advised me the the fifth book was rather hard work so I decided to stick with the series instead. It departs hugely from the fifth book apparently. Book 6 and 7 have still to be released or written . Mr Martin has been liasing closely with the producers to get the story correct

The last three episodes of season five are absolutely astonishing btw.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: April 08, 2016, 05:37:13 AM »
Just checking out the new ...txt release on bandcamp Stormloop - Into The Void. So far excellent deep ambient.

Also picked up the Wollo -Stars End. Much more ambient orientated from Erik.Ambient bliss, hints of melody drifting into space ambient at times. Really like this album.

Art and Literature, Movies and TV / Re: Game of Thrones
« on: April 03, 2016, 05:04:04 AM »
I now only have the last episode of season five left to watch after extensive viewing this week. It gets you like that.

Have to say I had to go and lie down in a darkened room and listen to some peaceful ambient to recover from a couple of these episodes  ;) . Astounding.

I was going to post a link to a couple of articles relative to George Martin's inspiration for several events coming from Scottish history. However too many major spoilers in both. That is a thing to mention , if you are thinking about starting this series watch out for the massive amount of spoilers out there. I have been caught a couple of times, fortunately nothing too major.

This series has some of the best acting, casting, settings, storylines , costumes and effects of all time. It really is something special.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: April 03, 2016, 04:55:15 AM »

Nostalgia - The House On the Borderlands .

 I have been hoping to hear this album for some time after someone posted about it elsewhere. It seems it has been re- released as I discovered it's on iTunes and even more amazing - Spotify . Just having my first listen now. Haunting, soundtrack like ambient. So glad to finally here this. Preferred the original album cover though.

Art and Literature, Movies and TV / Game of Thrones
« on: March 31, 2016, 01:51:41 PM »

Haven't noticed anyone mentioning Game Of Thrones on here , which is surprising.

Absolutely astounding series I have been watching on Blu ray and now Season V is available for download on Sky TV. Read the first four books and if anything the TV series is even better. Highly recommended and very, very addictive.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: March 31, 2016, 01:37:38 PM »
Past week or so has been .....

Namlook/Schulze - DSOTMoog box 2 , vol 5-8. Diverse, interesting and excellent indeed.

The two new Alio Die and also Aglaia on Spotify . Especially like the Leaves and Thunderstorms album ....... apart from the track Last Straw which has a horrendous, grating, irritating, ambient dog whistle ( in fact dog screetching device ! ) Why on earth is that there? Fortunately it is a very short track and the rest of the album is wonderful.

Also checked out Wordclock mentioned by cvac. Like it very much, even the couple of later tracks with the heartbeat type bass drum. Will probably get this download, thanks for the tip.

Listened to the BC stream during a quiet, relaxing Saturday afternoon ( for once ) . Enjoyed it , beautiful themes and very relaxing indeed.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: March 12, 2016, 06:10:00 AM »
Oh Yes , Hoenig- Departure From the Northern Wasteland . Absolute classic EM masterpiece, on a similar level of importance for me as Ashra - New Age of Earth and Tangerine Dream - Rubycon (and several other Tang releases it has to be said). Will stick it on today. Looking forward to it already.

So far today;
Fleetwood Mac - Tusk
David Sylvian - Brilliant Trees
And this weirdness ;

Amorphous Androgynous - Alice in Ultraland. 

Will also play some ELP and The Nice today in tribute to the keyboard maestro Mr Emmerson  :( :(

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Recent music purchases
« on: March 12, 2016, 05:41:46 AM »

Steve Roach - Possible Planet

Haven't noticed much mention of this album on the net. Having checked the samples on bandcamp thought I would enjoy this.

Dark and brooding with mysterious life forms, organic slow growth becomes more active and emerges into a lighter world on the final track where there is a subtle hint of a more Berlin School environment. All on analogue equipment.

I really like this album, been on constantly the last few days. The perfect companion to the otherworldly space epic I am reading.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: March 07, 2016, 05:36:34 AM »
That Jorg Schaaf album is excellent. A real mix of styles and genres. Always interesting.

Thom Brennan's music is some of my most listened to , all genres. My favourites are Mist and Vibrant Water, also have Shimmer, Beneath Clouds and Strange Paradise. All are superb.

This tends to be the music I listen to last thing at night to fall asleep to. I can leave the iPod running through all the albums. Just checked the stats there and have listened to Mist and Vibrant Water over 600 times. Must like these albums  :)

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Recent music purchases
« on: March 06, 2016, 01:46:26 PM »
Hi cvac.

The Birdy album is excellent. Mainly ambient orientated. About 4 of the tracks have themes from PG3 and 4 . I really enjoyed the mix of themes and soundtrack. Will need to watch the film again. Must be about 25 years since I saw it last. I just bought PG1 on remastered vinyl. One of these expensive mastered at 45rpm jobs. One of the best quality pressings on the black stuff I have heard. Stunning and great album also.

I have only heard he Eno twice through so still digesting. Beautiful, classic Eno ambience. Possibly one of the best I have of Mr Eno. Many plays will follow his week. It's that kind of album , which in my experience is always a good sign .

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Recent music purchases
« on: March 06, 2016, 01:31:13 PM »
Eno - The Shutov Assembly , excellent.
Peter Gabriel - Birdy soundtrack. Instrumental and ambient album from possibly the best vocalist on earth ?
Santana 7" 45 -  1978 promo - I'll be Wating / Flor D'Luna  :)

Been listening to both of these on Spotify. Beautiful stuff , will be worth the wait drone on.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: March 06, 2016, 01:25:21 PM »
Nice one Chris, think I may prefer the new AOC to the new Nachtplank. Both very good though.

Sad Cafe - Facades LP
Edgar Froese - Ages LP
Spock's Beard - Snow- triple vinyl

And now DSOTMoog 1

Varied listening but all very enjoyable.

Have to say storage of my physical media, and I am talking CDs , Vinyl, DVD/Bluray, Cassettes , Books , ( Loads and loads of each !!!!! ) is becoming an issue.

After years and years of buying the above it is very handy indeed to be able to Download (and stream ). Especially with bandcamp and the app which is fantastic.

Would not stop me buying that elusive or important CD/record although I am now being very careful about said purchases. Vital stuff only.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: February 29, 2016, 10:54:50 AM »

Michael Stearns - Collected Ambient and Textural Works. Excellent.

Away to check out - Of Earth and Sun.

I listened to Pearl 3 yesterday in stereo and really enjoyed it  ??? Almost like classical music had bonded with FAX ambient. It was actually beautiful. I know Pete was really proud of the Pearl series and loved doing it.  Will have to stick it on in DTS surround soon. Maybe should revisit the first two also.

Another two I avoided after checking the samples were The Putney stuff and the Hubertus Held, I daresay there might be good stuff thereon however the samples were more than enough for me.

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