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This is a compelling and fascinating work of microsound/ambient drone, and the second release on this new sublabel of Mystery Sea, limited to 250 (these are CD's, BTW, not CDR's).  "Tactile.Surface" has more in the way of subtle electronics compared with Mathieu Ruhlmann's Unfathomless release, which was a pretty "dry" recording of mainly field recordings.  Excellent work here, highly recommended to all lovers of organic drone music.

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Hypnos News and Announcements / Re: Hypnos 2010 outlook
« on: February 03, 2010, 02:05:22 PM »
what's happenin' with the Pearce and Nebula reissues?  ???

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Namlook selling rare FAX on Discogs
« on: February 03, 2010, 12:59:18 PM »
seller name is "nmlk."

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Namlook selling rare FAX on Discogs
« on: February 02, 2010, 07:24:00 PM »
For those unaware, Pete Namlook has been selling a bunch of FAX rarities on Discogs.  They are all new, sealed, "from my personal archives." The rarer ones ain't cheap (although compared to what I've seen them go for on ebay and Discogs, fairly reasonable).   Although it's probably hypocritical of me to say this (because I bought some), if some of these releases were really "sold out" (and many of them subsequently reissued on the Ambient World sublabel of Fax), how have these copies miraculously emerged after 15 years?  Is it "ethical" (maybe too strong a word) to sell albums as a "limited edition," but then keep 10 or 20 to save and make a killing later on?  I can't recall an artist/label owner doing this before (especially with their own music), so if you can think of one post it here...Just playing devil's advocate here, I'm not necessarily saying it's right or wrong, but just posing a question...

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Two words: BABE MAGNET.  ;D

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Everything and Nothing / Re: RQ009: Your desert island instrument.
« on: January 28, 2010, 12:58:33 PM »
SKIN FLUTE  ;)

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Circa 1974: Captain N'Tenille "Love will keep us together"

Circa 1975: Aerosmith "Rocks"; Gary Wright's "Dream Weaver"

Like a Homo Sapiens, I soon evolved from an invertebrate (Kiss) to an Early Man (Brian Eno, Steve Roach)  ;D

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Everything and Nothing / Re: Roger Ebert's best films of the decade
« on: January 28, 2010, 01:07:40 AM »
Both Children of Men and Synecdoche, New York were horrid movies.  Don't know what's up with this list.

Moon and District 9 = 2 best Sci-Fi movies in many years!

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Live Alio Die and Grassow on Nextera
« on: January 25, 2010, 01:00:47 AM »
Does anyone have these? Haven't found too much info. online about these.  I notice many track titles on the Alio Die sound like familiar pieces.  Is the live stuff much different than the studio versions? Any help is appreciated!

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Better order it now or you'll be saying "farewell" to the special edition!

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Everything and Nothing / Re: RQ008: How old are you?
« on: January 24, 2010, 04:36:24 AM »
Soon we will all be sinking in...to the ground!

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Everything and Nothing / Re: RQ008: How old are you?
« on: January 24, 2010, 12:40:29 AM »
42. I feel 82.  :(

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Parks "Hidden" on Infraction
« on: January 23, 2010, 01:34:25 AM »
Another excellent addition to the Infraction catalog.  Don't think it's as good as "Umber," which had a more classic mid-90's feel to it (Hidden has more modern electronica style and more "song oriented" due to vocal samples), but still very good.  What's the consensus of people who have it?

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Whatever happened to Glenn Deardorff??? (not saying this is the guy BB just described, but it made me wonder about this artist who just seemed to disappear!)  8)

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I received Siberian Winter and I agree, brilliant disc.  Also about the fact it is more dynamic (not necessarily better, but style wise the first N.Depths was more subtle).  Highly recommended.  Nice job Thomas and Mathias!

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: kraftwerk BBC Interview
« on: January 20, 2010, 01:09:38 PM »
Agreed.

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The aptly titled "Reverberant Skies" by Aglaia is the ultimate in drifty bottomless float.  This album has enough reverb for 10 ambient albums!!! Highly recommended (and can't wait to get the other two new ones in the recent trilogy).

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Do you like Murcof?
« on: January 18, 2010, 09:24:16 PM »
I don't know much about Murcof, but recently acquired his "Cosmos" CD.  I like this quite a bit.  Some reviewers described it as futuristic classical music, and that sounds apt.  Parts of it reminded me of what some of the Ultimae artists are doing.

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When a big name ambient artist produces or does the mastering for a relatively new artist/up and comer, do you think: a) it's an "endorsement" more or less of that new artist's creativity, and b) can the veteran's sonic trickery mask an otherwise sub-par recording?

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Everything and Nothing / evilBay
« on: January 18, 2010, 03:24:24 PM »
It's official--eBay has now been taken over by Satan, whose evil powers have infected Paypal.  I been a Paypal/eBay user for 8 years, 100% feedback, flawless record, and they're gonna start imposing "payment holds" for 21 days on my account for items I sell on eBay.   >:(

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