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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Hello from Sweden + Recommendations
« on: November 09, 2009, 07:28:19 PM »
Hello Sweden! You got some cool tuneage listed there.  also don't forget to check out:

Seren Ffordd
Busso de la Lune
Mystery Sea label
Paul Bradley
Andrew Chalk
Vidna Obmana
Vir Unis
Ultimae label
DiN label
Cyclic Law label
Faria label

Ambient EM/Sequencer:

Redshift
Free System Projekt
Syn
Radio Massacre International
Keller & Schonwalder
Spyra
Create
Ramp
Bernd Kistenmacher

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Ultimae's one of the best electronic labels these days.  I never miss a release.  Getting this one soon. ;D

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The super limited (50 copies) CDR to this set is already sold out.

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I'd like to see less laptops and more "real" instruments creating ambient music.  12k seems the worst offender to me.  I go on their website and listen to the samples and most of it sounds like computer noodling. 

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: October 30, 2009, 07:44:19 AM »
Case in point--the Celer release on Mystery Sea.  I think it sold out in about a week.  Pisses me off I never even got to hear it.  Somebody's selling it on Discogs for 100 Euros.

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I need to do some deep headphone listening of this set, but on the big stereo the limited edition disc sounded much better to me (ghostly ambient is a good description).  The main release is mostly environmental/water sounds, with hints here and there of electronic washes. 

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: October 27, 2009, 06:31:38 PM »
Oh yeah, Celestial Geometries is my #1 (outer) space album of all time...Atmo Conditions by Roach is way up there as one of his best.

What label is releasing Alio Die live, and when will it be available?

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Suso Saiz - Hypnotics
« on: October 26, 2009, 12:13:53 PM »
Another one you should track down by Saiz is "Un Hombre Oscuro," live CD circa '95.  Was on a Spanish label.  Virtually impossible to find, I've looked everywhere (Discogs, etc.)!  :o

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Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: Seren Ffordd Thread
« on: October 22, 2009, 02:04:08 AM »
Trippeeeeee cover!!!

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Don't remember seeing mention of this German label on the Forum.  Loki recently released two outstanding CD's: Herbst9 "The Gods are Small Birds" and S.E.T.I. "Corona."  The Herbst9 is sort of dark ambient ritual music, think a cross between Lustmord and Rapoon.  The S.E.T.I. (Andrew Lagowski) is some very deep/cosmic outer space soundtrack, shifting between intense electronic pulses to pastorale drifting ambience.  Definitely putting these two on my Best of 2009 list.

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Everything and Nothing / Re: Oriental/Asian style atmospheric music
« on: October 19, 2009, 10:09:43 PM »
Nobody mentioned Forrest????  :o

Al Gromer Khan's done some oriental sounding ambient.

Kitaro Silk Road 1 & 2, yeah, classics definitely.

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Everything and Nothing / Re: Sad News
« on: October 19, 2009, 10:04:30 PM »
I've been posting here regularly since about 2001 when I was "Orion32".  It will be sad and strange without Jim Brenholts on the Forum.  What amazed me most about Jim was his razor sharp wit, honesty, and positive support of this music and the musicians who make it.  He was always positive, I don't remember reading anything but positive words from him here, and that says a lot about someone's character.  My deepest sympathy goes out to Jim's family and friends.

Chris Knowlton   

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Oh, and I should add that this release is a very professional looking self-release, from the cover art/booklet to on-disc printing. 

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Great interview with Forrest.  The interviews on EAS are always insightful with very good questions.  I enjoy the interviews the most on the site.  However, would like to see some unfavorable reviews once in awhile of CD's...

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Hello, just thought I'd share with all drone enthusiasts like myself (with a name like Drone On, what did you expect?) a new label out of Belgium run by Daniel Crokaert of the amazing Mystery Sea.  Unfathomless appears to be more based on environmental soundscapes, from my understanding, than the typical drone style.  First release is by Mathieu Ruhlmann.  These releases will be limited editions of 150-300 but pressed CD's instead of CDR's and a higher quality paper for the booklets (no inkjet printer).  There's also a limited edition companion CDR (50 copies) by Ruhlmann that can be purchased as a special edition set with the main release.  Nice website, too, with sound samples for the two Ruhlmann discs. 

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Just got this in the mail yesterday (thanks for spee-dee shipping Steve).  Excellent album!!

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: October 12, 2009, 04:06:44 PM »
Cities Last Broadcast-The Cancelled Earth (Cyclic Law)
Moljebka Pvlse-Aningan (Mystery Sea)
Dual-Tocsin (Mystery Sea)
Robin Guthrie-Songs to Help My Children Sleep
Spiracle-Ananta 2CD (Helen Scarsdale Agency)
John Foxx/Louis Gordon-Impossible
Phobos-Darkness Within (Ambientlive)
Pink Floyd-The Making of Dark Side of the Moon (DVD)
Nathan Youngblood-Asunder (on S.Roach's label for emerging artists, and nothing remotely like Roach. Think Tau Ceti, Oophoi, etc. Excellent outer space drones!)

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Suso Saiz - Hypnotics
« on: October 11, 2009, 07:12:15 PM »
It's extremely drifty and ethereal.  Just listen to the most placid parts he did on Steve Roach's "Origins" or the Suspended Memories "Forgotten Gods" and imagine that going for about an hour.  All one long track of drift w/no percussion, unlike "Mirrors of Pollution" which is not really an ambient album but more atmospheric modern jazz/world.  You can't compare Saiz to Fripp or Pearce because he has his own sound.

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: New CD
« on: October 10, 2009, 12:12:56 PM »
Hi Phobos,

I've been giving this some deep listenings on the headphones, and this is one fantastic recording!  Definitely one of the best discs in the Ambientlive catalog from the quite a few that I have.  How can I find out more info. about you? I'd be interested to know what kind of gear you use, how long you've been making music, etc....I already know your influences from your MySpace page (Oophoi, Roach, etc.) To anyone reading this, if you enjoy deep space ambient this is an essential purchase, highly recommended.  Very reasonably priced as well, I might add (About $12 postage included).  Look forward to hearing more from you, Phobos!

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Suso Saiz - Hypnotics
« on: October 10, 2009, 11:42:57 AM »
I can tell you not only is Hypnotics his best release, it's one of the best ambient albums in my collection since about '94 I think when I got it.  This record is the king of guitar drone albums in my opinion, and I've heard a lot of them!  The original release would be pretty hard to find.  There was a box set released about a year back which was very expensive which included Hypnotics and a lot of unreleased material that apparently wasn't very good from reviews I have read.  If you can't find it Nuun get in touch with me, maybe I can help...

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