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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Robert Rich New CD and Tour
« on: February 23, 2010, 12:48:53 AM »
The samples I heard sound great! Reminded me of "Propagation," updated for the 21st century. I should get this tomorrow, will post review soon.  Sweet cover art, too. 

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: February 21, 2010, 04:39:32 PM »
Good to know about this new Andrew Chalk.  Goldfall is probably my favorite of his releases.  Do you know about this artist Robert Haigh, whose CD is being sold on the Faraway Press site (although I don't think it's a FP release)? Haven't been able to find any samples..

Been on a Spyra kick of late. Currently:
 
January in June
My Little Garden of Sounds
High Phidelity

Wish I could attend that Spyra show in NJ!!!

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Well, the CD vs. CDR debate is old. Fact remains a lot of great music was never released on pressed CD's.  Although CD is preferred, of course, it doesn't necessarily make a release "better."  Lots of "real" CD's have been wasted as the music contained within wasn't worth a damn.  In terms of quality music and artwork/presentation that reflected the spirit of the music, Umbra/Penumbra was unique.  Talking about risk: there was no marketing here, promotion.  It was an undertaking done strictly for love of the music and a passion for this genre.  Perhaps not a lot of money was invested here, but time and effort (especially the large number of releases) count for something. From my understanding, the sales were quite dismal, perhaps leading to the decision not to continue the effort.  A real shame. 

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: February 18, 2010, 01:57:43 AM »
Fabio Orsi--now here's a guy who vacillates between heavenly, gorgeous droneworks like "Before Long, Before Anyone, the Stars will be Walls in My Mind" or "The Wild Light of the Moon" or "Near and Faraway" (w/Seaworthy) and grating noise (most of "Audio for Lovers").  But will have to investigate this other one you speak so highly of Forrest and Ferngerms... 

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Nope. Hypos bought the last of the remaining stock. (see Hypnos store).  There were three final releases in 2008 by Klaus Wiese, Busso de la Lune, and Kenji Siratori, which I've been at a loss to find (never stocked by Hypnos).  You can view them on Discogs, which has an excellent and very complete discography of Umbra/Penumbra.

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Recently I started revisiting my huge Umbra/Penumbra (Oophoi's limited CDR label for a brief several years) collection, and by God if this isn't the finest ambient/drone label of all time, I don't know what is.  The artwork on most releases was stunning, and musically the quality for the most part was consistently top-notch. Artists: Oophoi, Klaus Wiese, Tau Ceti, Busso de la Lune (who I absolutely LOVE, a genius! Well actually they're ALL geniuses), L.E.M., Netherworld, Perceptual Defence, Seconds in Formaldehyde, Solyaris, Sostrah Tinnitus, Seren Ffordd...I think the only release I didn't like at all was Re:Drum "Four Whispers for the Bees." Also some of the best compilations ever: "Lightnoise," "The Other Side of the Sky," "Threshold of Silence," (highly recommend these if you can find them) which featured other great artists like Paul Bradley, Tomas  Weiss, Mathias Grassow, MajaLe, Temps Perdu, Troum...

Most of this music is so excellent it'd be a shame not to reissue it on CD in the future (Hypnos got it right by reissuing the Seren Ffordd, hope more will follow!)

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Mastering from The Masters?
« on: February 17, 2010, 02:28:58 AM »
This myth is probably still perpetuated by the ignorant numbskulls who still insist on calling ambient/electronic "NEW AGE" and who believe it takes little skill to produce and is a matter of pushing buttons.  I was in a record store recently, and after a good-natured jabbing at a girl who asked for help at a listening station to hear "Money Over Bitches" (some gangsta rap garbage), she asked me what I listened to, and I told her "electronic." "Oh, you mean computer music?" she asked.  I just rolled my eyes.

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Mastering from The Masters?
« on: February 15, 2010, 02:53:58 PM »
There's no need for mastering anymore. If anybody questions your glitch you can just say it was intentional!  ;-)

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: February 13, 2010, 12:57:55 PM »
Yo(?!), Ferngerms....

I cannot live without any drone albums.  This is why they call me Drone On, my son.

But, if one has a plethora of Robert Rich titles in their collection, then the Terje Paulsen disc could be skipped.  Mr. Paulsen has mastered the art of "Robertisms" on this here Horisont, replete with what sound like heavily processed gongs, glurpy water effects, etc.

As for Unfathomless, go with the second release by Turra/McFall, which already places firmly on my Best of 2010 list. 

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More than 1,000 sold= cellophane
500=plastic
<100=no-oneseverheardofim-ium (new atomic element yet undiscovered)

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Just don't crank the volume to "eleven" and you'll be fine. ;-)

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Mastering from The Masters?
« on: February 12, 2010, 06:49:01 PM »
Another mastering snafu=the annoying "clicks" running throughout track 2 of Oophoi/Vnuk "Distance to Zero" which ruin it. Am I alone on this? I'm pretty sure they weren't intentional "glitch" sounds, and if they were then, well, I guess I just don't understand that one at all. 

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Mastering from The Masters?
« on: February 12, 2010, 06:43:50 PM »
As far as I know, Steve Roach does his own mastering now and doesn't use R.King...

Speaking of mastering: why is the "Solyaris" CD so LOUD??? My speakers practically blew out at "normal" volume...otherwise it's a faultless release.

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: February 11, 2010, 02:00:24 PM »
Monolake-Silence
Terje Paulsen-Horisont
Yui Onodera/Beautiful Schizophonic-Radiance
Paul Bradley-Liquid Sunset
Solar Fields-Blue Moon Station

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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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