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Everything and Nothing / Re: Kombucha tea
« on: January 16, 2008, 07:47:20 PM »
My wife is a Tazo freak !
We seem to always have at least a dozen types here.

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Everything and Nothing / Re: Album Cover Wallpaper
« on: January 15, 2008, 06:31:14 AM »
Looks good, Dave.
Those Enos would certainly make a great set of ceramic tiles. Do the whole room in them.

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Everything and Nothing / Re: Now watching
« on: January 14, 2008, 02:12:46 PM »
We all have our "comfort TV" shows, I guess, at least those of us of the age that grew up sitting in front of the TV constantly.

For me, it's Perry Mason, Gilligan's Island, MASH, The Flintstones, maybe Happy Days.  Some of those shows don't stand up too well, these days.  I still love Perry Mason, though.  It's sort of the corny whodunnit show for people who aren't old enough to watch Murder She Wrote.   
;)

Holy cow, you as well !!!  This is like an epidemic !  :)

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Everything and Nothing / Re: Now watching
« on: January 14, 2008, 12:08:33 PM »
Note to readers of the Hypnos Forum: 

Despite viewing Murder She Wrote and Matlock regularly, JKN is in fact NOT in his seventies.  Just clarifying.

If its not age, then what is wrong with JKN ?

 ;)

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Everything and Nothing / Re: Now watching
« on: January 14, 2008, 12:07:12 PM »

We just finished the very last episode of Twin Peaks ... fine ending! Was great to see it all again. Yeah, it gets lost for a while (pointless sub-plots) somewhere after the middle, but picks up speed again after.

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: January 13, 2008, 04:50:03 PM »
Now:

- Eluvium: Talk Among The Trees

Can't tire of this.

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: January 12, 2008, 04:30:36 PM »
This evening is beginning with a
chardonnay, a fire, and

- BJ Nilsen: The Short Night

This is a great quirky disk of drones, sounds, atmospheres, that shift and meld in serious ways ... like an impending storm over the North Sea.

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Everything and Nothing / Re: What are your plans and goals in 2008?
« on: January 12, 2008, 10:48:31 AM »
That's cool stuff, John/Hypngogue.
The review site too.

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Everything and Nothing / Re: Best of 2007
« on: January 11, 2008, 02:25:09 PM »
Faster than a speeding bullet !

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Everything and Nothing / Re: Best of 2007
« on: January 11, 2008, 02:05:31 PM »
Bill -- on hosting, look at the place where Alan put his mix.

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Everything and Nothing / Re: Best of 2007
« on: January 11, 2008, 11:55:05 AM »
I think its a grey area, both questionable and yet useful.

Clearly a mix is like a compilation album that a label might release. And the tracks are copyrighted. I've seen mixes with rather long tracks on them (Steve Roach for example) in pretty good quality. I can understand if artists and labels get a little concerned about how many tracks are being put out this way to a fairly large listening public. A good mix album can be as good as any compilation a label might put out. So I can see the "stealing" angle quite clearly.

But it's also useful. Quite simply, it's very good advertising. These are selected & recommended pieces that people might otherwise not know. Yes, a bit like a radio station, but more permanent and probably better quality.

I'm also happier if the tracks are run / crossfaded together, rather than separate. And, as Alan just pointed out, maybe 128 kbs mp3 is good enough and will provide a little impetus for people to get the full quality original.

So yep, I can live with mixes if they released in the right spirit, and right format.


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Everything and Nothing / Re: Best of 2007
« on: January 11, 2008, 09:27:14 AM »
15 of 2007's Best from over here:

ATOMINE ELEKTRINE: Nebulous (Essence)
PAUL BRADLEY: Cede (Waterscape) [3” minidisc]
PAUL BRADLEY: Searching for the Way (Locus of Assemblage) [3” minidisc]
JEFRE CANTU-LEDESMA: The Garden Of Forking Paths (Spekk)
HAKOBUNE: Sense of Place (U-cover CD-r)
ANDERS ILAR: Ludwijka - Extended Visit (Shitkatapult)
ROD MODELL: Plays Michael Mantra (Silentes)
MOLJEBKA PVLSE: Driftsond (Gears of Sand)
NORTHERN: Drawn (Infraction)
ADAM PACIONE: From Stills to Motion (Infraction)
QUOSP: Soundscapes 1 (U-cover CD-r)
SEEFEEL: Quique (Redux Edition) (Too Pure)
SLEEPRESEARCH_FACILITY: Deep Frieze (Cold Spring)
THE BEAUTIFUL SCHIZOPHONIC: Musicamorosa (Crónica)
UBEBOET: Spectra (Twenty Hertz)



Following on the example set by Brian and others, I've made available for download a mix containing tracks from my Best of 2007 list above. The link below is to a .zip file which contains a continuous mp3 (128 kps bitrate) of 78:27 mins in length plus a word document giving a blow-by-blow tracklisting. It's predominantly beatless ambient-inclined material, though several tracks have discreet beat presences. Hope you'll get a kick or two out of it, as I did in compiling it: Grab it here: http://www.sendspace.com/file/5q6fta


I got a few kicks out of it.
Especially enjoyed the Sleepresearch and Modell tracks. Were all good things though
Thanks for posting !


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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: January 11, 2008, 09:19:40 AM »
This morning. Couple from my 2007 favourites list

- Oophoi: Arpe di Sabbia  (flowing drones)
- Last Days: These Places Are Now Ruins (which resembles a shoegazer, ambient, lofi crossbreed to my ears. Delicate stuff.)

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Everything and Nothing / Re: Best of 2007
« on: January 09, 2008, 06:44:51 AM »
Looking through what I've played regularly and really enjoyed this past year ... I think they are all 2007.[...]
- Vessel: Dreaming In Pairs

Some nice ones on that list, Anthony, though that one's actually Vessel's debut album from 2002!


- Paul Bradley: Chroma
One of my favourites too, though must admit to being surprised to see it in your list, as I seem to recall you weren't totally convinced on first listen - something to do with its lack of lower-end frequencies and detail. Did it sneak up on you?

OK, that Vessel is a bit early :D strike it from the list.
I only got it a few months ago though, and its great.

Yep, Chroma got better the more I listened. Probably like Anamnesis more, but its not 2007.
I'm looking forward to picking up more Bradley this year. He is excellent ... as you well know.

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Everything and Nothing / Re: Best of 2007
« on: January 08, 2008, 09:29:30 PM »
Looking through what I've played regularly and really enjoyed this
past year ... I think they are all 2007.

- Last Days: These Places Are Now Ruins
- Vessel: Dreaming In Pairs
- Weigl & Hoffmann: Examples of a Medusa
- Oophoi: Arpe di Sabbia
- Paul Bradley: Chroma
- Eluvium: Copia
- Jeff Greinke: Winter Light
- Murcof: Cosmos
- Nest: Nest 
- Off The Sky: Form Creek
- Stars Of The Lid: Their refinement ...

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Everything and Nothing / Re: Best of 2007
« on: January 08, 2008, 08:44:05 PM »
Great to see the following DataObscura / Blue Oasis disks on people's lists.
I was certainly proud to have a hand in releasing such fine music in 2007.
And playing on some. Thanks ! 

False Mirror | Chromatic Scenes
Nunc Stans | Night Vision
Robert Davies | Primordial
The Circular Ruins- Falling Into The Sky
Jonathan Block and The Circular Ruins- Shadows On Water

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Hope you caught a bit of it Mike.

Was a fine show ... well done Jason !!!

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Well worth checking it out NOW !

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: January 04, 2008, 03:10:51 PM »
This afternoon

Spyra: Orphan Waves (excellent, if you like his old-school style. Very Pink Floyd in places.)

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Gear: Studio shots by Deb
« on: January 04, 2008, 02:44:22 PM »
But Bill, I deliberately avoided any negative connotations   ;)

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