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I have 'Electronic Universe 1' and 'Fragrance'

I like both for very different reasons - the electronic universe is very spacey and fragrance manages to sound like the music perfumeries would have made....

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This is an extended version of a track from many years ago that was part of a compilation album 'Steve Roach Dreaming...now, then a retrospective 1982 - 1997'

It was much shorter and one of my favourites - possibly the main reason I have kept the CD all these years.

I like the new longer version - it manages to be the same and different at the same time

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: March 12, 2017, 08:17:21 AM »
Passing by Steve Roach - extended version of a tack called (I think) The Passing Time from a compilation album years ago - loved the original and really enjoying this one

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: March 12, 2017, 08:16:04 AM »


Robert Rich + Alio Die - Fissures

Probably considered a classic by now, but I only just heard it for the first time today. Great album. Distinctly different from the solo albums I have from either artist.


Great Album indeed 8)

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Teufelsberg Reverb
« on: March 05, 2017, 12:25:57 PM »
Glaceverb and Ambience are solid freeware reverbs.
I can't get Glaceverb to work on my new windows 10 computer - any tips or clues as it has some very nice sounds and is very easy to tweak

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I agree in the ways that the internet has helped open things up - much more music, including my own, which would just not be available in any way otherwise.

I think there is a tendency to think it is all just a downward spiral - and although there is merit in that perception, I don't want to underestimate each person's ability to catch something new and have worlds open up for them - CDs, vinyl and cassettes have not disappeared, neither have hi-fi shops (although much reduced they all are [our local Tesco has started selling LPs - including Dark Side of the Moon and a couple of Bowie's albums!!!!]).

Some of the younger people listening to music on phone speakers will one day discover the depth of the sound from a real speaker - and technology is improving hugely, our new TV speakers sound so much improved I grudgingly admit the development.

What I do find upsetting is the continued pressure and assumption that I 'consume' music - I do not, any more than I simply consume the air I breath or the food I eat.
   I listen to music - savour, enjoy, anticipate, allow my emotions to swell and be moved. the music makes me think, touches my imagination, calms me, excites me, rouses me challenges me etc etc.....

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Just bought Doombient.two - want to give it a proper listen on something better than the computer speakers....

Flicking along the tracks as I did I thought the music was varied and am looking forward to listening properly.

I did not find it as aggressive as you described, but then listening to something that recorded such a difficult experience as you describe is going to have an impact....

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welcome Ryan,
The forum does indeed pass through cycles of quiet and busyness - a bit like galaxies, some hot active stuff here, some empty space there....

But it is always a good place to be

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: February 16, 2017, 01:43:06 PM »
Just wanted to say it is great to read discussions talking about musicians I know nothing about - don't stop talking....

Mathias Grassow does have a huge discography - two of my favourites are Dissolution (very dense music) and True North with Amiri Baghiri.
you may also like Upuaut (with Oophoi and Baghiri), Sphere, Space and Eclipse.


I'll have to check those out. Oophoi is another one whose huge discography is something I've only scratched the surface of. I do have Upuaut and like that one quite a bit.
Yes Oophoi has a large discography - Athlit is highly recommended as well as the Dreams set and The Dreaming of Shells for a good start.

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: February 15, 2017, 03:28:15 PM »
Just wanted to say it is great to read discussions talking about musicians I know nothing about - don't stop talking....

Mathias Grassow does have a huge discography - two of my favourites are Dissolution (very dense music) and True North with Amiri Baghiri.
you may also like Upuaut (with Oophoi and Baghiri), Sphere, Space and Eclipse.

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Recent music purchases
« on: January 20, 2017, 03:32:55 PM »
Just bought a number of Klaus Schulze reissues:
Irrlicht, Cyborg, Blackdance, Timewind, Mirage, Body Love Vol 2, X, Live, Dune.

I like the digipak covers and I've really enjoyed some of the music - not so sure about some, adding extra tracks from different years seems unnecessary and changes the atmosphere of the whole album.
   Others are really good additions....

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as long as it is a desert island where there are no sounds of human activity - such as planes, ships hooting etc.
When we had the smoke from the Icelandic volcano stopping flights it made a huge difference to the soundscape and no plane trails disturbing the tranquillity of the skies

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again, not a perfect fit to the question - but Irllicht by Klaus Schulze - just the first side of the original LP if that counts as a song

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I have a TC3000 and I like the long reverbs - it can go to 20s. I'd get another one if I had the money.
I also have the TC fireworx and like running the 2 units into each other.

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Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: Forrest Fang news
« on: December 30, 2016, 07:45:44 AM »
Well done Forrest, great news.

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: December 30, 2016, 07:14:03 AM »
Klaus Schulze - La Vie electronique 2 - interesting listening to this. Just the first track so far, about 43 years old and it feels like a notebook, the sonic sketches that developed into the releases....

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: December 16, 2016, 01:27:05 AM »
Oophoi = I Hear the Wind Singing
Klaus Schulze - Blackdance

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Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: Giving Thanks
« on: November 29, 2016, 11:33:27 AM »
Hi Darren,

This is very generous  8) - I'll be checking the music out and downloading some of your gifting soon.

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Everything and Nothing / Re: What did you buy for black Friday?
« on: November 29, 2016, 01:32:08 AM »
nowt at all

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: November 28, 2016, 12:38:11 PM »
oophoi - Mare Vaporum
Oophoi - Time Fragments Vol 2 (Skean Dhu release)

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