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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.

1542
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.

1543
Don't recognize it.
Could easily be something composed for the commercial by a no-name commercial guy.

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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
 99.7fm Harrisburg, PA
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




1545
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.

1546
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 ?

1547
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.

1548
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

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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.

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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.


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

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

1553
Looked fine in mine ... also firefox.


1554
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


1555
There is now a 9 minute excerpt from the opening track on the
DataObscura Radio page.

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

1556
Nice review(s) !
and handy accompanying sound samples.

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

1557
Everything and Nothing / Re: Returning after a long absence
« on: June 18, 2008, 09:17:48 AM »
Welcome back from me to.

1558
Thanks, Joe.
I should send it to you by boat   :D

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June 2008 - on DataObscura

NUNC STANS
The Palm at the End of the Mind



Loaded with grainy flowing richness, subtle details and field recordings, and threaded
with intriguing leads, served over a bed of melancholic icy northern dronescapes.

Composed and performed by Anthony Paul Kerby (The Circular Ruins / Lammergeyer)
during the first half of 2008. This work extends the style developed in the earlier
Timeless, and opens with an epic 30 minute title track ... this is quality
contemporary ambient music that takes you places. Headphones are recommended.

Available on disk or as a download encoded at 256kbs mp3, graphics included.


Track List and Samples:

1 - The Palm at the End of the Mind - MP3
2 - Casual Solitudes - MP3
3 - Ice Caverns - MP3
4 - Spring Thaw
5 - The Imperfect Is Our Paradise - MP3
6 - Gaspé Passage - MP3
7 - The Sleepers In Their Sleep Shall Move - MP3


Available now in the DataObscura Store
http://www.dataobscura.com/products.php?cat=7


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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: June 15, 2008, 07:24:27 PM »
I've been off in Europe for a couple of weeks.
Good to be back amid my gear and album collection ... missed the music !

This weekend a few favorites
- Tom Opdahl: Black Smoker
- Cell: Live at Kumharas - Ibiza
- Entia Non: Sub Routine
- Last Days: These Places Are now Ruins
- Loscil: Triple Point
- Pub: Summer
- Boc Scadet: Vessel in June

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