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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: DataObscura - News
« on: December 13, 2008, 10:50:52 AM »
Joe:
that was the new Circular Ruins, not Nunc Stans. I was going to call
it Quiet Sun, but recently renamed it to Before The Colors Deepened.
They are both tracks on the album.
I will have some preview samples up soon.

1542
Everything and Nothing / Re: CD-R Deterioration
« on: December 13, 2008, 08:43:27 AM »
"Inspection of the CD-R reveals no damage."

And you are sure its not just your player acting up?

1543
Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: December 12, 2008, 03:13:50 PM »
Martini time here  :)

- Jeff Greinke: Soundtracks
Haven't heard this in a while ... but its totally enjoyable as usual.
If you don't know it, its a cinematic/classical style.

1544
Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: December 11, 2008, 07:43:14 PM »
Just arrived from APK's Data Obscura:

Entia Non - Updrafts

Description Without Place(Entia Non/Anthony Paul Kirby) - Filaments

Excellent releases, both.

Very glad to hear it, Antdude. Thanks !

APK

1545
Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: December 10, 2008, 07:45:14 PM »

- Thomas Köner: Nuuk
- Robert Henke: Signal to Noise
- Pub: Single


enjoyable evening so far.

1546
Other Ambient (and related) Music / DataObscura - News
« on: December 09, 2008, 06:06:10 PM »
I'd like to mention a few of quick things.

1 - Lots of fascinating Dataobscura/Blue Oasis releases are now available in the
Hypnos store, including the new Winterhouse, Entia Non, Description Without Place,
and Robert Davies releases.

2 - If you are in Europe, Databloem has all of the newer Dataobscura releases available.

3 - At dataobscura there is a load of samples to listen to, and a Radio page with many full tracks. Well worth a listen.

4 - Upcoming release, late December: 
The Circular Ruins: Before The Colors Deepened
Bit of info about that HERE. Samples soon.
 


Many thanks.
APK


1547
Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: December 08, 2008, 07:25:55 AM »

- Deaf Center: Pale Ravine
 8)
Thats great Stuff. Love their Levende download only Release.

Don't think I have that download release, will have to look it up .... thanks for mentioning it.  :)

1548
Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: December 07, 2008, 08:47:19 PM »

- Deaf Center: Pale Ravine
 8)

1549
Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: December 06, 2008, 09:06:48 PM »
This evening

- beta2agonist: zero point field  (finely composed album that deserves more exposure)
- Maps and Diagrams: polytuft-tech  (one of my regular plays)
- Fennesz: black sea (bit bombastic and scattered in places, but when its good its very good)

1550
Everything and Nothing / Re: How the CD format compromise the music
« on: December 06, 2008, 03:04:34 PM »
Of course, download releases (flac, mp3 ...) have no such limit.
But yes, the CD is a sort of artificial imposition on artists. So its good that there are now ways around it.

1551
Everything and Nothing / Re: How the CD format compromise the music
« on: December 06, 2008, 02:43:09 PM »

I think not...in case you prefer superficial ambient...Myself prefer psychoactive and contemplative ambient...that does bring me in a state beyond space & time.

One person's "psychoactive and contemplative ambient" is another person's aimless noodling.  It's a matter of personal taste.  Having composed and released ambient music for the better part of 20+ years, I have my own opinions about what is and is not useful in ambient music, but certainly do not consider my enjoyment of it "superficial."

Forrest

Well said, Forrest.

1552
Everything and Nothing / Re: How the CD format compromise the music
« on: December 06, 2008, 01:23:37 PM »
"Steve has released many 2cd and even 4cd albums haven't he ?
He has no problem to maintain the listeners interest for such a long time."

Have to say that I disagree in this case, I have very rarely had the inclination to listen to a Steve Roach album all the way through. I really enjoy parts of his albums, but I usually tire of them before the end.

Of course this is also a matter of taste.
What you especially love you can listen to again and again.

1553
Everything and Nothing / Re: How the CD format compromise the music
« on: December 05, 2008, 09:43:27 AM »
When listening to music I usually find that I want to hear something (or someone) different after about 65 minutes, so the current CD length is fine with me.

As I've said before, I do think there is some important satisfaction to listening to a whole album all the way through ... actually finishing it (I'm only talking about quality albums), and that becomes more difficult the longer the album. There are, sadly, only so many hours in the day.

Yes, there are exceptions ... like Eno's 10,000 pictures (or whatever its called) which I sometimes leave on all day for its pleasant morphing soundtrack. But even that is a craftily changing set of repeating samples, not a long single work.

1554
Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Periskop
« on: December 03, 2008, 08:53:24 AM »
Again, the whole link will have to be copy/pasted.

Looking forward to giving these a listen, Danny.

1555
Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: December 01, 2008, 05:20:57 PM »
The double LP doesn't have all that text on the back, its very similar to the front.
But it also has 8 full size pages inside of photos and text and interesting musical score examples.

1556
Art and Literature, Movies and TV / Re: Now reading
« on: December 01, 2008, 05:13:54 PM »
I was reading Anathem by Neal Stephenson, but after 150 or so pages I gave it a thumbs down and stopped.

1557
Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: December 01, 2008, 05:10:49 PM »
X is great. Certainly one of my favourite Schulze. I still have to 2 lp vinyl release here ... and Mike, those graphics are even bigger !

1558
Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: November 28, 2008, 09:00:55 PM »
today

- Plastikman: Artifakts (favourite Hawtin release)
- Carbon Based Lifeforms: Hydroponic Garden (classic)
- Keith Berry: A Strange Feather (maintains its value)
- Murcof: Remembranza  (ahh, if only there were more like this!)
- All Sweels and Billows 2  (the Alan L. mix compilation of Brit-type drones. A tasty dish.)

1559
Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: November 28, 2008, 08:47:32 PM »
Which reminds me: good to see the US dollar getting up against the euro again.

1560
Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: November 26, 2008, 08:28:56 AM »
- Biosphere: Autour De la Luna

this undestated release from 2004 has really grown on me.

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