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Wow, I had no idea these albums were out-of-print and so hard to get. I was able to buy all four back in '02 at a regular price. Gas makes for fun driving music, and the occasional down-tempo bass-heavy listening when I know the neighbors aren't home (Gas is generally a 4/4 subwoofer workout). I imagine Gas being the soundtrack to an unmade David Fincher film, if that makes any sense. I'm glad to see this stuff will be re-issued soon. By all means, grab it, you'll enjoy it.

Art and Literature, Movies and TV / Re: Now reading
« on: January 22, 2008, 02:09:19 PM »
Dividing my reading time between R.A. Salvatore's 'War of the Spider Queen' series, and Patrick O'Brian's Aubrey/Maturin seafaring novels. I need to find time to read Tolkien's 'The Children of Hurin'.

Someday i hope to read a single book that isn't a part of a vast series....

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: The Winterhouse: Slow Promises
« on: January 22, 2008, 02:03:51 PM »
Really enjoying this, as well as the other Data Obscura releases, the Circular Ruins and Robert Davies' Shadow Dreams. Great work Anthony. Thanks for sharing your music with us.  :)

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Favorite ECM releases
« on: January 22, 2008, 02:00:38 PM »
My favorites:

Terje Rypdal - Odyssey
John Abercrombie - Time-less
Eberhard Weber - The Following Morning

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: January 06, 2008, 02:41:39 PM »
Stuff I've gotten this past week:

Stephen Philips - Into the Dark
Between Interval - Radio Silence
Austere - Pulse
Saul Stokes - Fields (How did I not pick this up sooner?!  Great stuff.)
Tomita - Daphnis et Chloe, Pictures at an Exhibition

Daphnis et Chloe was a Japanese import with amazing quality. The subtleties of the album are far clearer than on vinyl. Thankfully, you can skip past the wretched 'Bolero' track. Other than that, it's amazing how well this holds up 27 years later (God, I feel old).

Everything and Nothing / Re: The holiday food you're waiting for
« on: December 19, 2007, 09:38:22 PM »
It's called Kosher Christmas in my family. One year when we were kids, my parents were rushed on Christmas Eve, and stopped at the local deli, bought a bunch of corned beef, roast beef, turkey, potato salad, kosher dills, etc. It went over so well, that we started doing it every year, and it's become a family tradition. Now, we look forward to Christmas Eve dinner more than Christmas Day itself.

Two pieces of fresh rye bread, deli mustard, and about two inches of corned beef, mmmmmm.....

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: December 19, 2007, 09:09:21 PM »
Austere - Fade/Faded w/Stephen Philips

I actually hadn't listened to this in a long while and just pulled them out, and am very much enjoying this collaboration. I love when I re-discover something in my own collection that might not have 'hit' me when I first listened to it, and realize I've found another gem in my library. I think it goes back to what someone else here in the forums said, about having enough room in your brain to enjoy all the new stuff. It probably also means I spend too much money on all this good stuff.  :)

/clicks 'Buy'

Everything and Nothing / Re: cheese
« on: December 12, 2007, 02:07:45 AM »
The Cheese Shop sketch, Monty Python:


Finally!!  :)

Everything and Nothing / Re: cheese
« on: December 09, 2007, 03:10:39 AM »
What, no Red Leicester, Tilsit, Caerphilly, Bel Paese, Red Windsor, Stilton, Emmental, Gruyère, Norwegian Jarlsberg, Liptauer, Lancashire, White Stilton, Danish Blue, Double Gloucester, Cheshire, Dorset Blue Vinney, Brie, Roquefort, Pont l'Evêque, Port Salut, Savoyard, Saint-Paulin, Carré de l'Est, Bresse-Bleu, Boursin, Camembert, Gouda, Edam, Caithness, Smoked Austrian, Sage Derby, Wensleydale, Greek Feta, Gorgonzola, Parmesan, Mozzarella, Pipo Crème, Danish Fynbo, Czech sheep's milk, "Venezuelan Beaver Cheese, Ilchester, or Limburger?

A little fermented curd will do the trick.....

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: December 08, 2007, 03:34:58 PM »
After listening to M. Griffen's Sudden Dark this morning, I let iTunes keep playing, and suddenly I found myself back in a '70's vibe and listening to the original Mahavishnu Orchestra. So today it's been:
Mahavishnu Orchestra - The Inner Mounting Flame, Birds of Fire, Apocalypse, Between Nothingness & Eternity, and The Lost Trident Sessions.

Currently, Tangerine Dream - Phaedra

Everything and Nothing / Re: Now watching
« on: December 06, 2007, 07:18:25 PM »
2 more for the next long weekend: The Battle of the Bulge & Patton.

I sat in a theater in 1970 and saw these two classics back-to-back, and loved every minute of it. Robert Shaw in one of his best roles as the german panzer commander, became one of my favorite actors after that film. And it's hard to find a better performance in any war film than George C. Scott's in Patton.

And an alternate double bill could be Kelly's Heroes with The Dirty Dozen.


Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: December 06, 2007, 04:03:00 PM »
Looking forward to this one a lot. Damn, if only there was more money and time in my day.

Edit: False Mirror's new album, North arrived in the mail today. Dark and churning ambient mixed with incredible field recordings. You can almost see the glaciers....

Everything and Nothing / Re: Test topic, new SMF forum
« on: December 06, 2007, 01:36:36 PM »
Yay, the lines of communication are open once again.

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