Still can't believe this news. Two masters are now gone (Jorge and K. Wiese) Jorge was amazing, bringing this ancient music to people with modern technology and making it totally surreal and nothing short of magic! A true original and visionary artist.
I finally got around to ordering Drawn from the Well, and this is a superb release. The first looong track is a gorgeous, pastoral, serene piece that brings to mind the drones of Alio Die and the Sylvian/Czukay albums. Lovely stuff!
Radio Massacre International-Lost in Space (6CD box) This box runs the gamut from "great" to "ho hum," so I've been trying to digest it all and make a "best of box" compilation. I'm just about RMI'd out at this point.
Syndromeda-his entire discography, for the same reason above. To me he's hit and miss, I really like a couple tracks from each album but he tends to meander in blandness for a lot of it.
I highly doubt SR will ever release anything as a download, from what I know of his opinion on the subject. Personally I don't like download only albums either. I was disappointed to not be able to buy a CD of the new Max Corbacho "Breathstream." This is a download only as well.
Although everything is recommended by this great artist, I find the period '93-'94 to be his most inspired and artistically "on fire": thus, "Origins," "Artifacts," "The Dream Circle," "Ritual Ground" (Solitaire), and "Forgotten Gods" (Suspended Memories) would top my list.
I am very impressed by this album also. I didn't find the large number of tracks on this CD a detriment at all, I quite like the many ideas and short impressions morphing from one to the next. Great sound quality on this one, too. It's a good headphone album to pick out the layers and subtleties.
Wow, well I respectfully disagree. I think Sanctuary of Dreams is hard to beat, as a whole. But I do like Sound Symbols. It is definitely one of the more quiet and subtle works he has released. I'm going to have to give it a good headphone listen soon.