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Everything and Nothing / Re: Can we have a serious talk about vinyl?
« on: December 23, 2010, 12:23:53 AM »
So many points. First thing,junk in junk out all the way down the line .I said this before but no question vinyl on proper playback sounds better than cd. If you are using some rubbish turntable you found used in a garage sale forget it .Cd sounds great and is preferred for the reasons mentioned,no noise,turn the disc over,etc.. On proper playback equipment- most recent progress being in the d/a convertors. Download- that is the future and the future is here.I-pod on proper playback with a dock to proper gear using lossless- impressive. I use lossless and wav and even iTunes sounds half decent. have all 3 and use maybe 15 percent vinyl,50 percent cd,35 iPod ( ripped from CDs )
Vinyl- look at pro-jeck turntables. We have several vinyl stores in Montreal and all are doing well.why,not sure but it is the younger crowd who never had records in the first place so maybe nostalgia.for me,I am still a cd person but not for much longer,downloads are the way.I think it would be cool for hypnos to release one 12 inch record more as an art project than for any sound reason. Yes,mike,the mastering of recent has been a real problem with the younger bands,sounds bad to me..

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Alio die purchase
« on: December 16, 2010, 09:37:31 PM »
Thank you Raymond !

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Alio die purchase
« on: December 16, 2010, 03:17:37 PM »
Wow 70 views not 1 answer on where to buy alio die,guess no one knows. Will contact steph directly.

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Alio die purchase
« on: December 13, 2010, 11:13:24 PM »

Looking at the latest alio die ,la sala and Praha, do you buy his stuff in north america,including hsl, site has no links or do you just go direct,outside of the ones listed on hypnos.if direct,guess postage must be expensive in euros. Thanks.

Other Ambient (and related) Music / John foxx
« on: December 13, 2010, 09:48:14 PM »
Anyone here have John foxx- robin Guthrie mirrorball and John foxx dna? Looking for opinions. Thanks.

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Recent music purchases
« on: December 03, 2010, 11:39:25 PM »
If you enjoy killing joke see them on tour in USA. They play Montreal Monday .love like blood and war dance are played right at the start.

Hypnos News and Announcements / Re: Trying to contact mike g
« on: December 02, 2010, 10:08:26 PM »
We got ahold of each other for order thanks mike

Hypnos News and Announcements / Trying to contact mike g
« on: December 01, 2010, 11:36:16 PM »
Emails being returned tried correct address mike how do I contact you?

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: October 29, 2010, 09:22:55 PM »
Leftfield, just had that out last week,excellent.check one is my favorite track off that.
I read a few dismal reviews of the new Brian ferry. Lots of guests, no songs.
I was into ebm too in that same period. Chris and cosey,clock dva,test dept.,front 242.cabs just reissued Johnny yes no .just saw recoil this week,hydrology is excellent for those that are interested. Just Allan wilder on a laptop with another guy but cool visuals. Even played a dm song.
Recent listens;labraford- prazition,David sylvain-beekeepers apprentice ,databoem collection 1

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Immersion app
« on: October 26, 2010, 10:21:20 PM »
Just Got it today. Interface is great, nice stereo pan option. Well thought out mixes and options, much better than the Eno ones in my opinion. Now the question is- do you we need to buy anymore of Steves infinite playback CDs when we got this (notice humor) well worth the $3

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: October 25, 2010, 10:44:05 PM »
Brian mcbride- the effective disconnect: very sotl no surprise there but different than his last solo effort. More like tired or refinement. Film soundtrack.
Dead can dance- 2 cd live version recorded in Montreal
Deepchord-liumin 2 cd version- the second cd is more of interest to me field recordings Tokyo

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Immersion app
« on: October 25, 2010, 10:32:09 PM »
Anyone get the Steve roach immersion app yet? Looks interesting and of high quality audio loops. I often listen to the Robert rich app ( though as previously mentioned not the same as the DVD version) plus my phone is no hi fi listening device nice to have though if you really need a ambient break.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: October 20, 2010, 06:15:32 PM »
Can we get a description of the orb- gilmour cd?anyone buy the 360 degree version?

Joy division- closer lp cloth bound edition circa 1981-$35-still have it
Kraftwerk cd bootleg-$40-sold it
Fax CDs the 500 copies versions circa 1994-$35-still have them

Everything and Nothing / Massive attack -Roger waters live
« on: October 20, 2010, 06:06:40 PM »
Went to see both this week,worth it if they come to your city. Massive played nearly 2 hours,incredible visuals and audio, reworked many of their songs with extended versions.They had thievery corporation as well, they did nothing for me.Roger waters, best visuals I have ever seen in 30 years of concert going next to pink Floyd division bell and kraftwerk. Quad sound, fireworks ,the pig,all of it. At up to $250 expensive but worth it. Try to get tickets in the middle to back of venue too close you loose the spectacle.this week too r sakamoto.

Expanding Horizons

Everything and Nothing / Re: The price of CDs
« on: April 04, 2010, 10:11:23 PM »
Well,I just bought from a Spoons CD and Martha & the Muffins (2 amazing Canadian acts ) CD and 1 was $6.99 new and one was $10.99 new,less than on I-Tunes and I bought a recent Echochord CD in Montreal which was as an import less than the WAV download at Boomkat so right there,it seems that the CD pricing is more competitive than downloads-something wrong there.I do not think a CD should be more than $10- $12,that is a pressed CD.Since I do not buy CD-Rs anymore,the price there has no interest to me but I think $8-$10 is about right.

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Namlook selling rare FAX on Discogs
« on: February 02, 2010, 10:18:22 PM »
Where can I find this or a link,too much data on Discogs to filter to Namlook as seller.
Plus,I think that when Namlook put out certain editions,like the original 500 runs,though perhaps a marketing thing,I do not think in 1993 he could know that in 1998 or 2002 or 2010,his originals would be in such demand.After all,it is is his music and label.I have some 100 Fax titles,including many of the original 1993,94,95 copies bought in those years and I have kept them as I enjoy them but hey,maybe I should start selling and compete with Pete.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: January 31, 2010, 11:35:03 PM »
I agree completely with Ferngerms.Vnuk Silence on Hypnos is in my top 5 all time ambient,just like Substrata (my #1).Unlike Substrata (more of a film with chapters),I wish Silence would go on forever,perfect blend of rain and environmental with electronics.

John Broaddus-4 at 18,got this many years ago-like it says 4 tracks of 18 min.long drone pieces with a bit of a cinematic sound.
Round 1 to Round 5 Comp-11 tracks by Rhythm and Sound in their Basic Channel sound,featuring Tikiman.
POP Ambient 2010-always nice,my fav of the last several years in the series,Dettinger track cool,of course Voight too.

My earliest memory of music is my Dad playing Herb Albert in 69.
My memory of first enjoying music was Wings Silly Little love Songs on the school bus in 73.
My memory of my first electronic music was Kraftwerk Computer World in 81.After that I was hooked.
My memory of my first hard core music was Minor Threat-was into that for 5 years.
My memory of my first meaningful ambient music (I already had Eno) was Seti Pharos on Instinct in 93,then Fax then Hypnos.

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