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Hypnos News and Announcements / Re: Hypnos In Vital Weekly
« on: January 06, 2010, 01:45:31 AM »
I don't mind if the reviewer didn't like it, in fact I'd rather they be honest and say why.  But I can't stand it in some of these Vital Weekly reviews this whole "oh yeah he just put a bunch of guitars through reverb, nothing new under the sun, been done before" as if he knows exactly how a piece was recorded.  VW's review of the Mystery Sea release "Aningan" by Moljebka Pvlse is a case in point.  It was such an insult to read, and I disagree 100% with the review. But Daniel at MS still posted it on his website.

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Best of 2009!!!1
« on: January 05, 2010, 11:29:37 PM »
You're welcome, Phobos!  :)

Thanks Jim 02 for listing that Yui Onodera/Beautiful Schizophonic.  I was not even aware of this release until now. Sounds amazing, I just ordered it...  8)

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Steve Roach at Grace Cathedral
« on: January 05, 2010, 11:26:34 PM »
Yes, I was there.  Was a great concert, in a beautiful setting.  But there wasn't much "new" music in the performance, and more of a "DJ set" of recent discography.  But I will probably buy this release.

Hypnos News and Announcements / Re: Hypnos In Vital Weekly
« on: January 05, 2010, 10:56:56 PM »
You are right on there, 9 Dragons.  I've seen plenty of his "dismissive" reviews, and he often manages to insult the artist somehow with a "nothing new under the sun" or "simple/typical drone" comment.  Funny enough, his own music (at least what I've heard) is godawful and he'd never achieve what some of these artists already have.  And you know what they say about critics being "frustrated artists"...

Hypnos News and Announcements / Re: Hypnos In Vital Weekly
« on: January 05, 2010, 02:03:05 PM »
FDW is a wanker.  :-*

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Hypnos still selling Atmoworks?
« on: December 31, 2009, 12:25:33 AM »
Guess I didn't notice it as it was listed amongst individual artists and I kept looking under "labels." Thanks!

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: The ambient 'scene'
« on: December 30, 2009, 06:53:56 PM »
I've noticed this, too.  Things seemed to peak in the early 2000's with what I'd call bonafide "excitement."  Now you can't even get more than four people to list their Top 10!  But it's probably like this with other art forms as well, or styles of music.  Take heavy metal and "alternative" rock, which peaked in the 80's.  With ambient, which I'd say really "peaked" in the mid-90's, there might be waning interest due to the simple passage of time, or due to the proliferation of ambient over the Internet and somewhat oversaturation of releases.   

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Hypnos still selling Atmoworks?
« on: December 30, 2009, 06:37:31 PM »
Is Hypnos still selling Atmoworks? I couldn't find it among all the other labels at the Hypnos store.

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: silentes 2004 2009
« on: December 29, 2009, 01:09:20 PM »
One suggestion, though: I don't think you have enough M.B. and Michael Mantra titles on your label.  ;)

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: silentes 2004 2009
« on: December 29, 2009, 12:44:36 AM »
Happy Anniversary!

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Best of 2009!!!1
« on: December 29, 2009, 12:35:05 AM »
So safe to say Yagya's "Rigning" is album of the year? Noticed it's on most of the lists here.  Yeah, I'd have to go with that one for the Academy Award of ambient 2009.  In terms of sheer jaw-dropping beauty, it's hard to beat.  It was in heavy rotation around the time my dad was battling the cancer which took his life in March.  My cousin (who is an ambient novice) even emailed me recently saying he found this great album on I-tunes, yagya's "Rigning." If you haven't got it yet, it's definitely worth seeking out...

Everything and Nothing / Re: Lotuspike as spam generator?
« on: December 29, 2009, 12:21:14 AM »
All Lotuspike's customers must be getting these, because my last order had to have been at least 6 months ago.

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: TOP 10 OF 2009
« on: December 28, 2009, 12:19:49 PM »
I started this as the earlier one wasn't as visible, I think more people check out Non-Hypnos (at least I do) than the other sections.  Also the other lists were a bit premature. 

Everything and Nothing / Re: We all get old
« on: December 28, 2009, 01:23:15 AM »
Captain Kirk is SO FAT he exceeded the weight limit for beaming back up to the Enterprise!

Everything and Nothing / Re: Lotuspike as spam generator?
« on: December 28, 2009, 01:18:22 AM »

Other Ambient (and related) Music / TOP 10 OF 2009
« on: December 27, 2009, 02:54:17 PM »
Now that the last few releases I've put off buying this year have arrived for my perusal, I humbly offer my Top 10 of 2009.  I think it was a very good year.  Please list yours, greatly looking forward to discovering any I missed.

In no particular order:
1) Yagya-Rigning (Sending Orbs)
2) Sleepy Town Manufacture/Unit 21-No Traces (Infraction)
3) Phobos-Darkness Within (Ambientlive)
4) Solo Andata (12k)
5) Viridian Sun-Infinite in All Directions (Hypnos)
6) Forrest Fang-Phantoms (Projekt)
7) David Parsons-Jyoti (Celestial Harmonies)
8) Max Corbacho-Ars Lucis (Ad21)
9) Fabio Orsi/Seaworthy-Near and Faraway (Low Point)
10) Alio Die/Aglaia-Private History of the Clouds (Infraction)

Of course 10 is not enough. Honorable mentions: Create, Free System Projekt, Keller/Schonwalder/Broekhuis, Rainbow Serpent/Fanger & Schonwalder, Mac Mavis, Phrozenlight, Ron Boots, Moljebka Pvlse, Cell, Paul Ellis, Herbst9.

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Steve Roach - Immersion Series
« on: December 27, 2009, 01:29:25 PM »
Corbacho's "Breathstream" is great, as is his new "Ars Lucis," which is even more chilled and "Immersion" like.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: December 25, 2009, 04:47:06 PM »
re: Rapoon's heroin's true, in fact I believe it was more than two years.  Then he got clean (even gave up cigarettes).  I think his LATER stuff is much more strange, Mike, but then again that's just me!

Currently listening:

Max Corbacho-"Breathstream" and "Ars Lucis", both gorgeously deep and out there, very Roach like (of course).

David Parsons-"Jyoti" The best thing he's done to date IMO.  Some really original sounds on this one. Absolutely beautiful.

Cell-"Hanging masses" + "Imaginary Friends" compilation, on Ultimae.  This label is on fire, definitely the best psy-trance-ambient label going.

Went to the Dakini website and some of the titles indicated "sold out." Are you sure they're all still available?

I don't have any Dakini.  What can you recommend as the best to seek out (in print or not)? I have my eye on "Sky Dancing Vol.2" as the cover art is gorgeous.

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