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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: November 06, 2015, 07:23:44 AM »
"Alio Die & Lorenzo Montana : Holographic Codex....The first track sets the tone and the rest of the album never seemed to arrive."

Totally agree.
And it may be because that first track sets such a high standard. It is a phenomenal piece of music.
I often leave it on repeat.

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: November 05, 2015, 07:16:20 AM »
Moonwater I found disappointing, but I second the Arovane/Hior Cronik, it's a fine thing.

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Everything and Nothing / Re: Vinyl is really back
« on: November 03, 2015, 07:15:20 AM »
Ha!  At $59 dollars a shot I can see why stores might consider selling LPs again.

Great Stones album middle bottom row !

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This is indeed an enviable studio and location !!  Gorgeous.  8)

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Welcome back !     :)

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Folktek Conduit
« on: October 10, 2015, 07:46:24 PM »
Sounds very cool  :)

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: October 06, 2015, 08:00:25 AM »
Been listening to these a lot  (all from Bandcamp)

- Tycho :: Awake      ( superb! )
- Christopher Willits :: Opening
- Benout Pioulard :: Stanza

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: September 28, 2015, 02:49:54 PM »
Twincities :: Variations for Celesta   --- delicate work. Like it a lot.

https://twincitiesny.bandcamp.com/album/variations-for-the-celesta

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Taylor Deupree....2014 Studio Diary
« on: September 27, 2015, 01:57:06 PM »
Yep, some very nice things indeed..

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: September 13, 2015, 07:58:19 AM »
offthesky - The Serpent Phase
I have a confession to make. When Jason Cordor debuted Cold Distances (dataObscura/databloem) in 2003, I thought it was the bee's knees. I listened to that disc on repeat for weeks and practically wore it out. I continued to follow Cordor's work over his next few releases, but I eventually started to feel that he was moving in directions that did not always sync with my audio palette. Sometimes his work hit the right spot, but often it didn't.

With that as context, The Serpent Phase really resonates with me in a way that none of his releases have since 2003, even though this album is nothing like Cold Distances. The Serpent Phase is seven short tracks based largely on acoustic instrumentation (flutes, violin) that, of course, are treated in the ways you might expect with modern processing methods. The atmosphere is serene and mysterious; the sounds bellow and fill the sky. This is great drifting ambiance and will likely be one of my favorites of the year. Frankly, if I had heard this one "blind" with no knowledge of the artist, I never would have pegged it as offthesky.

I'm a sucker for good art and packaging too. The cover reminds me of something that might be seen in the v23 days of 4AD, and the digipak itself is a 6-panel matte finish. Lovely.

Buy/Stream: https://hibernate.bandcamp.com/album/the-serpent-phase

Nice to hear your thoughts on Cold Distances, Chris. It was a great collection of tracks with an exceptional unity and flow. A very early album for Jason. Unfortunately we no longer have the rights at DataObscura to sell it. Jason was going to re-release it in some form or other. Don't know if he has. Databloem might still have some physical copies.

I'm with you on many of the Offthesky releases, some very good pieces here and there, but not too much that has excited me overall. Will have to head to bandcamp though and give Serpent Phase a good listen.

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Everything and Nothing / Re: ...a few thoughts on communities
« on: September 11, 2015, 02:01:13 PM »
Ha yep, the Haunted Stick.  :o
And I do miss the outspoken and endearing Jim B.

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / NI Reaktor 6
« on: September 10, 2015, 01:48:50 PM »
Nice development of this platform:

www.native-instruments.com/en/products/komplete/synths/reaktor-6

especially the modular Blocks concept.

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: August 20, 2015, 06:05:22 PM »
Terry Riley :: A Rainbow In Curved Air
Mum :: Yesterday Was Dramatic - Today is OK

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: That Audiophile thing again
« on: August 18, 2015, 06:52:12 AM »
Now on the subject of audiophilia...yes it gets crazy. Many of these guys have playback systems better than the gear used to originally record the music.

Yep, so often people with very expensive gear are looking for qualities and subtleties in recordings that are simply not there.

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Thought I'd mention here that I currently have Perceived Distances (2008) available
for just $2.50 at Bandcamp should anyone be interested.
It's a fine collection if you don't have it :

https://dataobscura.bandcamp.com/album/perceived-distances


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Just saw the Martin Sheen movie. Very good experience. Excellent.

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Wow! Great thing to attempt, Julio. Excellent !
It's going to be hot  !!!

Reminds me that La Vuelta a Espaņa is later in August, last of the three big cycle races.

Do people ever cycle the Camino, I wonder?

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: July 28, 2015, 03:25:31 PM »
Been playing:

Arovane -- Atol Scrap, Lilies, Icol Diston. These are fine things.

Checked on Bandcamp :  arovane.bandcamp.com

Good time to check out the early releaes if you don't already have them ... euro is not always this low !   8)

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