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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Michael Mantra RIP
« on: August 24, 2015, 04:07:18 PM »
Don't remember seeing mention here, but Michael Mantra passed away last year.  His ambient music was released on Silent, Silentes, Hypnos, and perhaps others I'm not aware of.

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Everything and Nothing / People proof CD jewel cases
« on: August 05, 2015, 09:36:24 AM »
What's up with some of these jewel cases where it's near impossible to remove or replace the CD from/to the tray, because of the design of the spindle/ring part of the tray?  You can't push on the center to release the disc, so you have to pull up, and often you have to bend the hell out of the disc just to dislodge it.  I just want to go through my collection and round up all these type of cases and smash them to bits with a hammer.  Thanks for listening to my rant.

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Why no Zoviet France reissues???
« on: July 23, 2015, 01:00:00 AM »
Seems the demand is quite high for these long out of print Zoviet France CD's you see on eBay or Discogs for crazy $$.  I'm sure the zf members could make some nice coin from reissues, plus the fans would be super happy.  Just wondering why this hasn't happened yet.  I'm sure I could get a reply from Robin Storey about it, he's always answered my emails.  But maybe someone here knows a possible answer before I do so, so I don't ask a question that's already been answered.  I do remember one zf reissue that came out on Soleilmoon years ago, but the title escapes me.  The first edition was released in a wooden box.

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Steve Roach Etheric Imprints
« on: July 08, 2015, 09:16:45 AM »
There's a 9 min preview of this album on Projekt Bandcamp.  You can really hear the Harold Budd influence here.  Very gloomy track with piano bathed in reverb plus thick droney Steve ambience.  I would describe this as Lovely Thunder (Budd's 1986 album) meets Magnificent Void.  Nice to hear some piano, seems like Dreamtime Return was the last one to use it (or was it Desert Solitaire?)

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Projekt has reissued the first Solitaire album. Altered States, digitally.  Highly recommend this one from the early 90s.  Also there's a new Numina CD on Spotted Peccary, a collaboration with Zero Ohms.  Surprised this was never mentioned here, unless I missed it...

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Everything and Nothing / April Fools Day ignored and denied???
« on: April 01, 2015, 11:06:29 PM »
Today I pranked a woman at work who I'm friends with both in and outside the office.  The joke was I put a mini post it under her mouse.  It covers the sensor and the pointer on the computer screen won't work as a result.  I wrote April Fools on the note and my name.  I did this last year to two coworkers and they thought it was funny.  I didn't hear from the woman all day and finally went to see her.  I asked if she got my joke and she said no.  The post it had also been taped securely so it wouldn't fall off.  I picked up her mouse and it wasn't there.  She acted like she knew nothing about it.  It could only be removed if someone turned it over and pulled off the tape.

Does this sound "normal" where someone would not acknowledge a little prank and when questioned, totally deny it?  I cannot think of any reason, especially since we are friends.

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Hypnos News and Announcements / Forum use
« on: January 30, 2015, 02:00:30 PM »
How come the two people who visit the Hypnos Forum the most never, or rarely, contribute or make comments?

Do people here only post when they are at work?

Enquiring Minds want to know....

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A female coworker and I had been getting more personal and friendly recently after 6 years of simply cordial greeting and sporadic smalltalk.  Recently she asked me to help her lose weight because she noticed I had really slimmed down.  I was flattered and really wanted to share my knowledge and what worked for me.  I suggested meeting at Starbucks after work for privacy and curbing nosy coworkers.  I had copies of some great material to give her and planned to help her write out a program she could use to start losing weight.  She said sure, thanks for being willing to help me...but she said she was too busy that week and could we do it the next week.  I emailed asking if she worked the following Friday as it would be a good day for me. 

I never got a reply and she acts like it never happened.  (She did receive and read the email.). No mention of it.  Really pissed me off because I had already invested time in this, gave her a protein drink and a few helpful tips. I think it's really rude not to respond at all and suddenly drop it.  My theory is she thought I had romantic ulterior motives, especially since her female coworker buddies are very catty and gossipy and maybe they gave her this idea.  Or she got cold feet attempting to diet. Who knows.  But it's made it weird for me because I feel she ignored me and was inconsiderate.  So I've been avoiding her and keeping conversations to a minimum.   How would you handle this?

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Everything and Nothing / Amazon sucks!!(?) + tons of Midwest Photos
« on: December 28, 2014, 01:53:57 AM »
Is it just me or is Amazon a crap source to buy music?  Got a gift card for Xmas and I decided what to order.  3 of them (CDs) weren't even listed and they were all available in my local record stores.  A box set import that could be had for $30 new on eBay was $45!  Add to that the disorganized, confusing descriptions and often totally wrong information. 

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Everything and Nothing / My Mom, age 72, has a boyfriend! Ugh.....
« on: December 14, 2014, 09:33:26 AM »
So my Dad passed five years ago.  At age 72, this year, my mother began dating a guy and appears to be madly in love.  I am extremely uncomfortable and weirded out by this.  Namely, seeing her with somebody else.  I want to be happy for her, but my feelings are conflicted.  She is spending Xmas eve with him and his extended family, the first time in 46 years we won't be together.  Christmas day, our usual guests can't make it, so it will be me, mom and her boyfriend.  Now I'm getting really uncomfortable....

Anyone here experienced a similar situation where you were a middle age adult and this occurred?  I'm looking for advice/opinions on how you reacted and processed this turn of events. 

Thanks for any feedback on this.

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Everything and Nothing / Did you ever like KISS?
« on: December 11, 2014, 12:28:56 PM »
As a child-fan in the 70's, and now a balding middle aged adult, there has been a fascination with this group.  Were they "just entertainers" with no musical talent, or something more?  I have been revisiting the classic period (1973 to 1979) and feel these guys really rocked with the best of them and had quite a number of great rock songs.  I guess after slagging them off for years in my adult life, I'm surprised to find they were actually pretty damn good!  Any/all opinions on KISS wanted.

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With all the price reductions, is the plan to not offer new releases from other labels?  Just curious as ordering direct from Europe can be really expensive. 

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Marketplace / bvdub White Clouds Drift 2Cd on echospace for sale (rare HTF)
« on: November 13, 2014, 02:12:35 PM »
Bvdub White Clouds 2CD for sale, out of print on Echospace.  $20.  Lowest price you will find on this.  PM me if interested.

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Art and Literature, Movies and TV / Interstellar
« on: November 07, 2014, 09:50:04 PM »
Anyone seen this yet?  Opinions wanted....haven't seen it yet myself.

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Yesterday someone posted in this thread a nasty message against Tomas Weiss about making money off dead people.   I hope they are kicked off this forum.  In the meantime, can you please reinstate the thread, because I keep up with the label this way.  Thanks.

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / New David Sylvian, Steve Roach
« on: October 27, 2014, 02:19:51 PM »
The Sylvian CD is just out, apparently ambient instrumental, with poetry reading I think, but maybe not but just text accompanying the music.  Haven't heard it though but with his extreme experiments in sound these days I'm not getting my hopes up. 

Steve Roach/Jorge Reyes--Ancestor Circle.  Did this get delayed??  Not on Steve's or Projekt sites.  Highly anticipated for sure. 

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Thom Brennan.  Seems to have disappeared from the earth (along with Tetsu Inoue). No new album for five or so years.

Andrey Faryus (Faria Records).  I assume the label folded, but never heard anything for years.

Patrick O Hearn.  Seems ages ago there was new music.

Steve Roach.  No new album in about three months.  I'm starting to worry.   ;)

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I really liked their piece on the recent Projekt compilation, so just went to Tim Story website to see if the album was available yet.  Yes, limited edition 750 copies, signed numbered.  Clicked the add to cart button and was shocked to see this CD costs $35!!!  I'm sorry, I'd pay at most $25 for something like this (even that is a little much). 

What justifies asking $35 for one 50 minute CD?  Lazy Arc is the name of the album.  If you wanna blow your whole paycheck on it, be my guest!   ;D

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I just received Terrace of Memories (Vidna Obmana/Rosenthal) today, bought on eBay, which was "New and sealed.". The disc is a CDR! (albeit a pro type disc with on-disc printing).  Anyone know if the label ever released cdr before?  Is this a bootleg??  I've emailed Sam R., waiting for a reply...

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Any Enigma fans?
« on: October 08, 2014, 02:19:17 PM »
I read recently that after the first album, each subsequent one sold only half as well as its immediate predecessor. 

That being said, I could care less what the sales are or about the Amazon customers who love to slagg off Michael Cretu as a has been who lost his creativity.  To me his releases have been consistently excellent.

I read a new album  is released late 2014/early 2015. 

So, any fans here??

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