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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Rapoon "Dark Rivers"
« on: June 08, 2009, 11:49:42 AM »
Do ya like lots o'reverb? This un's got it in spades ;D

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I was just going to mention this one in "now playing" but this is just too great to mention in passing.  My expectations of "Mirrorball" were not that high after the recent Foxx collaboration album with Steve Jansen (ex-Japan, Sylvian, etc.), which was so disappointing (a bunch of ambient noodling with no soul is how'd I'd describe that one).  Guthrie's guitars are chiming and gorgeous as usual, but it's Foxx's Gregorian chant-like vocals a la his "Cathedral Oceans" series that really shine and bring everything together.  A very beautiful, spiritual album, and highly recommended.  Definitely a high position on my Top 10 list for 2009 so far.

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Rapoon "Dark Rivers"
« on: June 07, 2009, 11:52:54 PM »
To those who "gave up" on Rapoon releases, this one's for you.  I decided not to order this one initially from the short sound samples I had heard, plus the last couple of releases were pretty uneven and too experimental for my taste.  Dark Rivers, however, is one to get: dark, very droney, and much more like his earlier music, but with a more hi-tech (i.e. not "lo-fi") sound.  No weird female vocals, no overuse of spoken samples.  He got it right on this one. 

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Tonight I picked up the new Harold Budd/Clive Wright CD, "Candylion."  Wow, this one is SO much better than "Song for Lost Blossoms"!  While Blossoms was a good release, some of the tracks were just too long and I felt it could have been a stronger album overall.  Candylion benefits from shorter pieces/more musical ideas, plus it is just stunningly gorgeous music.  This has everything I ever liked about Budd's music.  Some of his best music in years!!! 

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: New Oophoi Disc
« on: June 07, 2009, 11:33:20 PM »
Well I ordered the new Oophoi without hesitation.  I can't imagine it'll be some kind of glitchfest like a 12k release.  I'm sure it'll have a healthy dose of majestic space drones, glitches or not.  I am super excited about this release!

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Everything and Nothing / Have you ever paid for sex?
« on: June 06, 2009, 10:39:55 PM »
If I don't get, ahem...relief, soon, I am contemplating doing this.  Besides being illegal/risky healthwise/morally wrong, is there anything good about it?

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Everything and Nothing / Re: RIP: David Carridine
« on: June 06, 2009, 10:34:03 PM »
Who you callin' dumb ass?!!! I have never ONCE killed myself doing this...

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Hi Stephen,

Ceasing is a great album.  That's nice they compared it to Stalker, although I'd say Ceasing is more outer-space kind of stuff to me whereas Stalker is kind of a "haunted (terrestrial) landscape" disc.  Both are spooky, though!  ;D

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: short feature on Pete Namlook
« on: June 01, 2009, 12:22:49 PM »
You haven't listened to enough, or the right, Namlook yet.  Try 62 Eulengasse, Shades of Orion 2, or 2350 Broadway.  It's all about the detail, dude. ;D

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Yes but I don't hear a high level of detail in his music.

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I don't know about "gear whore"--he makes his living doing electronic music, nothing wrong with keeping up with the latest gear, especially if you can afford it and it's part of your trade.  I thought the most interesting point Namlook made was about how his recordings are "experiments," and it's up to people to decide if they like it or not.  (He's often accused of releasing too much music).  Sounds like a healthy attitude to me.  He doesn't sit around and wonder if everybody will like what he's doing or try to please everyone.  Anyways, thanks for posting this, enjoyed it a great deal!  :)   

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Hypnos News and Announcements / Re: Hypnos store problem
« on: May 18, 2009, 12:03:54 PM »
Actually it wasn't just yesterday, has been ongoing for the last week or so, on different days and times.  ???

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Hypnos News and Announcements / Hypnos store problem
« on: May 17, 2009, 11:51:42 PM »
Anyone else having a problem ordering from Hypnos store? I keep getting "internal server error," and I've tried ordering on three different computers, with the same result. 

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The Alio Die/Aglaia is excellent, as is the Sleepy Town Manufacture disc (Beautumn side project).

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Everything and Nothing / Re: List of words it is not OK to ever say
« on: May 08, 2009, 08:08:03 PM »
Don't EVER call me "Boss."  These smart-ass young guys in stores always always tryin' to be cool and at the same time insulting.  I tell them I ain't your boss, dude. Next guy to call me boss will wish he never did. Word up to yo mutha!!!

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I will start on my exercise program tomorrow.  Tonight, however, I will order another pizza and veg out on the couch melting my brain with Hypnos CD's, which make me not want to move except lie perfectly still and gain more weight. 

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Everything and Nothing / They Don't Make Them LIke they Used to
« on: May 08, 2009, 07:52:00 PM »
Is it just me or is the state or current rock music incredibly sad??  Am I just getting old (41) and just not "hip" anymore?  I've been playing a lot of "old stuff" like early/classic Journey, Genesis, Yes, etc. and DAMN it makes you wonder where the MAGIC went in rock n'roll.  Now playing: Journey "Captured".  What a f'ng KICK ASS band they were!!!!

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Thanks to Mike and Lena for sending me the CHILDREN of Alcyone disc with correct title, without requesting a replacement. Nice! You are da ambient bomb...

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: May 02, 2009, 11:49:51 AM »
Siouxsie and the Banshees reissues--"Hyaena," "Tinderbox," "Kiss in the Dreamhouse," and "Nocturne."  Definitely worth getting if you're a fan, they sound great w/some very good bonus tracks.

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Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: Seren Ffordd Thread
« on: May 02, 2009, 11:44:31 AM »
Seren, are you working on anything new these days?

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