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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: March 11, 2016, 09:38:03 AM »
oho! - you may also like the more deep space music such as 'The Magnificent Void' and should investigate his albums with Vidna Obmana - such as 'well of Souls', 'Cavern of Sirens', 'Live Archive' and 'Ascension of Shadows'

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: March 11, 2016, 08:04:21 AM »
Steve Roach - Atmospheric Conditions, New Life Dreaming, Body Electric w/Vir Unis FLAC

All great albums of course. Picked up during the Bandcamp sale, pretty much blew my entire music budget for a little while on a lot of Steve Roach albums. Atmospheric Conditions is my favorite of the three. New Life Dreaming is very pretty and I think it fits well as a successor album to Dreamtime Return. Body Electric borders on ambient techno, maybe quite as good as the amazing Blood Machine w/Vir Unis but still great.

Michael Hoenig - Departure from the Northern Wasteland - Google Play Stream

Still getting comfortable with the idea of streaming but it's great for checking out older titles I know nothing about. This is a really good album of sequencer electronics, adding to the "to buy list".

I'm doing the same with the bandcamp offer....
Atmospheric Conditions is great, it is in one of the areas of Steve's work not explored as much in his recent releases - a sort of foggy, cavernous organic ambience.
Body Electric was the album before Blood Machine - which was followed by Core. You may also like Light Fantastic which preceded them all and merges brighter tones of ambience with the developing polyrhythms.
   I find Blood Machine has an amazing capacity to hold both stillness and rush....

Departures is an excellent album from when electronic music was getting going.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: March 09, 2016, 01:31:50 AM »
Steve Roach - World's Edge and Dreamtime Return CDs

Not much to say here I guess. When I first heard Dreamtime several years ago I didn't like it at all. My opinion has totally changed at this point. Of these two I prefer World's Edge, mainly because it's darker and mixes in some of the deep space ambient with the "tribal" stuff.

I love To The Threshold of Silence......

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: March 08, 2016, 11:40:06 AM »
It was as ambient but brighter tones and atmospheres

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: March 08, 2016, 01:37:20 AM »
As Lonely As Dave Bowman: monolith

This was a free download from Projekt awhile ago, only just got around to listening to it. Very sparse in places, the long track is heavy on the drone. Pretty good but not blown away.

You may want to check out the first disc - Pod. I much prefer that to Monolith.

welcome Remco - hopefully you enjoy the specific form of madness that is the Hypnos forum... 8)

I like Sphere, Space, Eclipse, Dissolution.
Dissolution is very dense, needs a good sound system to pull out the details.
With Amir Baghiri - True North is excellent.

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Recent music purchases
« on: March 01, 2016, 01:45:59 AM »
Dark side of the Moog - 1-4.
Joy Division - Closer remastered.
Hawkwind - Quark Strangeness Charm
Hawkwind - Hall of the Mountain Grill
Ozric Tentacles - Technicians of the Sacred
Gong - You
Elle King - Love Stuff
Steve Roach - a number of the digital offers recently - inc Sigh of Ages, Arc of passion.
Michael Stearns - Planetary Unfolding

Everything and Nothing / Re: New Cars and CD Players
« on: February 28, 2016, 09:49:54 AM »
mono wax cylinders - plus a person to carry the red flag to keep the speed to a walking pace....

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: February 23, 2016, 02:52:03 PM »
I should play the Long Night again....
Steve Roach - On This Planet (this, along with The Magnificent Void, was my first electronic album purchased after many years of not listening to music - just by chance seen in a hippy shop....

Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: Modular Musings
« on: February 22, 2016, 01:39:41 AM »
can he be friends with all of us?? :o

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: February 21, 2016, 03:11:30 PM »
Klau schulze - a Vie Electronique Vol 1
nice to hear other versions of the very early music 8)

Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: Modular Musings
« on: February 21, 2016, 01:53:04 PM »
Many years ago, I had the choice of buying a motor bike and becoming a hells angel or buying a synthesizer (roland 100 modular).

I decided I could go many places on a motorbike, but anywhere I wanted on a synth.... 8)

bought the download off bandcamp

The X-Files was meant to explore all the 'out there' things - both earthly and alien and I quite enjoyed the single stories interspersed with the major arcs.....If I remember correctly the first series was more 'monsters' than 'aliens'...

There was only one episode that really creeped me out....

Millenium, the 18 rated series by Chris Carter, covering similar territories was very interesting - no 'pretty' characters, no humour, no neat and tidy episode endings - much darker than the X-files.

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Steve Roach Pinnacle Moments
« on: February 18, 2016, 07:45:29 AM »
I've been making good use of the free downloads recently presented by Steve / Projekt on bandcamp.

Picked up a few pieces I had not bought on CD and enjoying them.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: February 17, 2016, 11:36:39 AM »
I found the sound quality of 'Hall' not as good as other Hawkwind discs I have bought.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: February 15, 2016, 09:46:48 AM »
Quark, Strangeness and Charm.
Hall of the Mountain Grill

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Would you pay $1,000 for a CD?
« on: February 08, 2016, 09:01:25 AM »
I once paid 35 for a Throbbing Gristle vinyl bootleg - very good quality - can't remember the date, was out of Portabello road. Given I think LPS were about 2.50 in the shops it was quite pricey at the time....

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: February 08, 2016, 03:33:31 AM »
Dark Side of the Moog box set. Arrived at weekend.

Never had the originals so unable to compare....

I like Cds 2 - 4 a lot, will need to listen to 1 again and yet to listen to 5.

I like the box itself, very nicely done.

I think there could be more information on both Klaus and Peter, as well as each album in the set.

I think they could have made different covers for each disc.
I think just listing Klaus's other albums inside the covers is not enough - I would have liked more information.
I think bonus material disc could have been something other than what appears to be excerpts of tracks from the series, including discs 1 - 4.
Overall, despite my qualms, a good deal for the music.

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