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1501
Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: July 11, 2008, 02:06:38 PM »
Just listening to The Circular Ruins - Falling Into The Sky  :)

Sounds good as all of Anthony's work. Most ambient producers who come out with a lot of music tend to produce some that disappoint me but I'm yet to find anything from this guy that I don't love.

Good to hear it, abasio.
Thanks !

And welcome to the Forum.

1502
Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: klaus schulze
« on: July 11, 2008, 02:04:08 PM »
Now that I have it, I also think Kontinuum is a fine release. Really like it.

I thought the 2005 Moonlake was well done ... though not always to my taste.

And many of the Dark Side releases with Namlook have great tracks on them.

I think he's still doing ok    8)

1503
Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: July 08, 2008, 01:39:05 PM »
Anglican: There was some talk of Landmass recently in the Non-Hypnos Artists and Labels section of the forum, in a Roach thread.
Maybe take a look in there.

1504
Great to hear you have a new sgnl_fltr out, Danny.
I'll have to pick up a copy.

Here is a link to the Databloem page, which has samples:
EXHALO

1505
Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: July 06, 2008, 05:20:08 PM »
np
- Paulsal: Paulsal

I think this was a free ep download.
Its good stuff, in the vein of Stars of the Lid.

1506
Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: July 06, 2008, 02:14:21 PM »
np

- Namlook + Geir Jenssen: Fires of Ork II

A mighty fine collaboration.

1507
Don't recognize it.
Could easily be something composed for the commercial by a no-name commercial guy.

1508
PERCEIVED DISTANCES (78'08") is an anthology CD that
represents the Ambient aesthetic of the Blue Oasis label. Works
by Saul Stokes and Kwook express the more energetic side of
this concern. With ear-friendly melodies and thought-pushing
beats their tracks are wonderful jaunts across a diverse digital
terrain. Other tracks on this collection exemplify explorations of
tone in the broadest sense of the word. Through fascinating
variations in timbre and texture music by the likes of The Circular
Ruins, Off the Sky and Cymphonic produce a range of moody
impressions and time-stretching atmospheres. These artists
understand that negative space is much more than merely the
area between two positive points. Subtle digital distortion, voices
and noises imbue some of these realizations with a kind of
environmental feel. In contrast, other tracks are full of air and
light, and offer drifting moods at cosmic heights. As a collection,
PERCEIVED DISTANCES works very well. It brings together
15 interesting musicians. By provoking the listener to reflection, it
works even better as a statement on the genre - proclaiming the
power of this music to be greater than the individual.

Tune into STAR'S END this weekend for music from the CD
PERCEIVED DISTANCES

For more on PERCEIVED DISTANCES, access:
http://www.dataobscura.com

STAR'S END broadcasts every Saturday night/Sunday morning
from 1am-6am (EDST) on:

 88.5fm WXPN Philadelphia, PA
 88.7fm WXPH Middletown, York and Lancaster, PA
 90.5fm Worton/Baltimore, MD
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W285DH Whitehall, PA

and live on the web at http://xpn.org

-

Chuck van Zyl
Host of STAR'S END Ambient Radio
http://www.starsend.org




1509
Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: klaus schulze
« on: July 02, 2008, 06:35:39 PM »
I'm just now listening to Schultz's Contemporary Works cd4 ... some very fine pieces on that one, primarily sequenced though.
Don't think I have Kontinuum.

1510
Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Ambiloop
« on: July 02, 2008, 01:57:01 PM »
Ambiloop is good for recording & playing multiple loops.
Live is good for playing/triggering loops, but is it good for recording them ?

1511
Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Ambiloop
« on: July 02, 2008, 10:48:21 AM »
I remember using it for a while a year or two ago when I was interested in looping.
It behaved itself and was straightforward/simple and useful.
Will have a look at the latest version.

I've been waiting for the software version of the Electrix hardware looper (Repeater).
But it seems to be on infinite hold :)

Another good piece of looper software, now out on Windows, is Augustus Loop.
I've used it a fair bit recently.

1512
Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Shirk - 'The Long Game' Album
« on: July 02, 2008, 10:38:16 AM »
Hi Paul
Welcome to the Forum.
And good luck with your new and album/label ... it looks good.

APK

1514
Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: June 24, 2008, 01:36:48 PM »
np

Biosphere: Dropsonde CD

Was certainly an uneven beast.
But I find tracks like 2,3, and the wonderful last piece to be among his very best.

1515
Everything and Nothing / Re: the concept of "the album"
« on: June 24, 2008, 01:10:47 PM »
Yep its a big difference, having a CD player ... especially if you also have good speakers in the car.

On a longer trip I enjoy choosing what CDs to take along. And its chance to get to know an album as a whole.

The best ambient albums are, I think, like good books. The tracks have a deliberate order and sense of development and the music builds on itself.

The ipod approach is too much like radio soundbytes. Music as candy.


1516
Yep, he does have a very distinctive & addictive style.

Suggest
- Zo Pilots
- Washed in Mercury
both excellent. Probably my favourites.

1517
Looked fine in mine ... also firefox.


1518
Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: June 21, 2008, 07:11:15 PM »
Been playing some Namlook this evening.
Particularly enjoyed

- Namlook: Air II - traveling without moving


1519
There is now a 9 minute excerpt from the opening track on the
DataObscura Radio page.

Here:  http://www.dataobscura.com/radio.php

1520
Nice review(s) !
and handy accompanying sound samples.

I'm sympathetic to your perception of a new romanticism in this style of drone music.

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