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Marketplace / Re: CD's for sale all $10
« on: January 01, 2013, 09:52:01 AM »
i do agree that Max is very, very much on the Roach side, true.
though i think he delivers a very balanced and fine album here.
occasionally i can relate some of his pieces directly to some Roach pieces clearly.

i had similar impressions with his 'BreathStream', formless synth's/drones that don't go anywhere but on TOI i think he achieves more.
anyway, different ears, different impressions.
i certainly do like this release.

Marketplace / Re: CD's for sale all $10
« on: December 31, 2012, 09:55:42 AM »
are you sure you want to get rid of TOI..??

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: December 26, 2012, 11:59:53 PM »
max corbacho - the ocean inside
(one of the best things i've heard this year, max has taken a very deep plunge here, i think the best thing he has done so far.
lots of stuff to take a 'deep dive' into it, delicate droning textures and atmospheres all around!)

mathias grassow - second gift of life
(still making up my mind on this one, but probably my favorite Grassow along with his 'Bloodmoon' for 2012.. and he has done a lot of things this year)

xoki & hieronymus - technicolour
(very great dub-techno for sure! i hope to look forward to another collab. by them)

grad_u - works & reconstructions
(this guy certainly seems to have talent for a 'minimal approach' of dub-techno, things seems to really lift off starting on the 4th track, damn!)

celer - without retrospect, the morning
celer - perfectly beneath us
(imo one of the most admiring deep sensual ambient acts of today, even though their(his) output is monstrious, the atmospheres are amongst the most intimate i do hear today.. i think the recent 'Perfectly Beneath Us' proves that)

vataff project - kalitz
(after a slightly disappointing 'Maeoma' on Ishq's label as heard on Bandcamp, i think this one is far more captivating, presenting an own sound with interesting, thrilling rhythm patterns)

and so on......


stephan mathieu - un coeur simple (baskaru)
stephan mathieu & david sylvian - wandermüde (samadhisound)
between - between (12k)
juppala kaapio - rewound groves (omnimemento)
chihei hatakeyama - bare strata (whereabouts)
hakobune - watching the prescribed burn (pure wave)

indeed a very nice album with a classic ambient feelin'!
wish it was released on CD.

now some relatively short samples are up for Soul Tones;

maybe feels a bit like his 'Dynamic Stillness'..

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: mathias grassow & Gterma records
« on: November 30, 2012, 02:29:11 AM »
Mr Grassow is on a roll again, another new CD, this time on Databloem;

sounds like shorter, more light-filled pieces..

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: November 22, 2012, 01:20:40 AM »
Max Corbacho-The Ocean Inside 2CD (Ad21)

thanks for the head-up on the upcoming Corbacho!

listening on my new hifi (i returned the Marantz which sounded just too plain and flat.. and exchanged it for a more decent Denon receiver)

bvdub & ASC - symbol #2
east of oceans - symbol #6
bvdub - all is forgiven

(i really can't get enough of Bvdub's uplifting soundcraft and vocals. 'all is forgiven' is really terrific as well (except for the kind of cheesy piano intros/outros)

steve roach - slow heat / vine, bark & spore (with jorge reyes)
(2 of my top-favs by Steve)

fear falls burning - he spoke in dead tongues
(sounds considerably better to me, today)

benjamin brunn - konig und drache
(some nice detail crafted ambi-dub-techno release)

mathias grassow & carsten agthe - beyond the silence
(very good live-disc by this brilliant duo, i only wish at times that the live-audio recording was done a bit better, especially the percussion parts)

ithaca trio - new music from the delta quadrant
(maybe the best thing i've heard from the Hibernate label..)

eivind aarset (with jan bang)- dream logic
(very ambient release for ECM standards, desolate, dark yet though exotic in spots.. maybe for fans of michael brook's Hybrid CD)


andrew chalk - forty-nine views in rhapsodies' wave
taylor deupree - faint (12k)
celer - without retrospect, the morning (glacial movements)
philippe lamy - slowfast (dronarivm)
steve roach - tales from the ultra tribe (with byron metcalf) / soul tones
martin schulte - slow beauty (lantern)
amir baghiri - the serenity (databloem)

thanks Dirk, that's good news! i'll get my copy once it's available.

good news, Dirk!
will there also be CD-version, same as the 1st Mircophonics ?

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: October 28, 2012, 04:21:32 AM »
if i hear the long samples of the upcoming Bvdub on N5md, i feel like being in a blissful ecstasy :)
it's sounds absolutely stunning!

Bvdub is doing an exceptional job for me

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: October 27, 2012, 12:40:40 AM »
i need to change my thoughts on mathias grassow's new BLOODMOON.

i've been playing this over the last few days multiple times and i think it's an excellent release by mathias!
initially i found a bit static and like not much was going on but now listening again to this release, especially the 30-minute track 'Domains Of The Stallo' i think it's powerful statement of how should drone music be.. and something beautiful is going on between these layers of sound.

anyway, i'll look forward to the upcoming live 2CD by Grassow & Carsten Agthe on Gterma!


bvdub - all is forgiven (n5md) pre-ordered!
bvdub - a careful ecstasy (darla)
steve roach & byron metcalf - tales from the ultra tribe
treha sektori - endessiah (cyclic law)
steve hauschildt - sequitur (kranky)

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Any Hakobune enthusiasts?
« on: October 26, 2012, 10:48:55 AM »
i like Hakobune's drone music. he makes good progress on his fast-growing discography.
you can check out his bandcamp;

i especially like his 'Shadow on the Lawn', his recent 'All the other Hearts i knew'. there's also a collection CD 'Trace' on Tobira.

also Chihei Hatakeyama, a japanese fellow has some works worth of mentioning.

i usually prefer Hakobune's more organic grainy sound, a bit unlike the works you mention DroneOn as these have a sharper edge to it..
similar sounding CDs i'd heartly recommend are;
David Tagg - Hand of Clovers
Wouter Veldhuis - Satuuma (free DL here;

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Mystery School on Weird Amplexus
« on: October 26, 2012, 10:37:13 AM »
i got both for cheap. difficult to describe these, call it kind of synth noodling without purpose..
not a 'proper' link but you CAN pre-listen the whole albums here;
i prefer "Dawn of the Magicians"

Everything and Nothing / Re: recommended AV receivers ??
« on: October 23, 2012, 03:52:08 AM »
thank you all for your input!

i decided to go for a mid-class Marantz M-CR603.
it's a small unit that almost has all possibilities of streaming music from many different sources.
and it even has a decent CD player :-)

when i feel satisfied with this new unit, i'm gonna reorganize/digitalize my music collection and start selling my CDs.
it's not an easy decision.. but i cannot go on like this, having now way over 3000 CDs inhere..

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: October 23, 2012, 03:42:46 AM »
Mathias Grassow-Bloodmoon (Gterma).  Dark swirling bombastic drones.  I was a little bored on first listen, it's pretty static .

i had exactly a similar feel to this new Grassow album, though that last track is really good.
see how it grows over time

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: October 23, 2012, 03:40:15 AM »
Seetyca - The Luminous Deep

i like his BLEAKSCAPES even more.
terrific release where tectonic forces are at work. maybe a companion CD to Roach's Magnificent Void
some Thomas Koner elements are also to find inhere..

i think he could have chosen a better album title..

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Oophoi 2012 remasters Databloem
« on: October 08, 2012, 12:47:50 AM »
i have the oophoi PN re-issues except for the Archaic Oceans set.
they have been remastered at a slightly subtle higher volume for your comfort (as well as most of the longer tracks are divided in 10-minute marks).
as with many Oophoi works listeners might tend to turn up the volume. i guess you won't have this issue anymore.
i'm not sure whether Oophoi himself choose for this 'volume improvement' or not, as his Behind The Wall Of Sleep' got another re-issue again on Nextera recently in its original unedited/non-remastered form.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: October 07, 2012, 10:32:21 AM »
yes, all strings, true.
though the mp3's do not disappoint so far.
let's say; 15 short snippets of his 'As Long As I Can Hold My Breath' from Avalon Sutra...

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: October 06, 2012, 12:50:55 PM »
lately in the mooddrive of -dare i say- truly enlightning (woofer-friendly) beat-o-tronics (triggered by the latest Earth House Hold alterego of Bvdub!):

earth house hold - when love lived
(what an incredible damn good-feelin' album by Bvdub!! most probably my favorite by him)

DJ Sprinkles - Midtown 120 Blues
federsen - for future times & beings
joergmueller - heavy heart

and a bit more clinical heavy sounding..;

silent harbour (conforce) - silent harbour


mathias grassow - blood moon
upcoming Steve Roach work
harold budd / Bandits of Stature
Bvdub - Home (2CD on Echospace)

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