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This is an amazing disc, seek it out if you like deep floating ambient.  Thanks to the review on Electroambient Space.  This album delivers what I had hoped the Eluder CD on Infraction would do. ;D

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Thanks man! I just ordered the Uruk-Hai release, awesome sound sample.  Thanks for pointing these out.  I wish more people would post suggestions here like this instead of exclusively in "Currently Listening."  8)

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Solitaire - Elmar Schulte
« on: March 18, 2009, 12:06:06 PM »
The last I heard (which was quite a few years ago), Elmar was doing techno/club music.  I believe on that website there was an announcement hinting there may be a followup to "Nocturnes."  You might want to try contacting Rudiger Gleisberg via his website, who worked with Elmar quite a bit and might know something.  Very nice guy, too.   :)

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Tetsu Inoue
« on: March 16, 2009, 11:31:03 AM »
Shades of Orion 2 and Shades of Orion 3 (both w/Namlook) are two of my all-time fave DID's.   

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Where can you buy those Japanese versions ?

You can get them at Amazon.  If you google it should also give you a list of alternative online retailers who have these. 

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: March 11, 2009, 11:41:12 AM »
Jon Hassell-Last Night the Moon... This is a fantastic album of quietly disorienting texture maps.  Very dreamy, surreal.  Perfect!!

Klaus Schulze-Rheingold DVD.  The concert stuff is a bit long and boring, but disc 2 with a nice long documentary and interview by Steven Wilson of Porcupine Tree makes this set worth getting.  Weird to see Klaus without the cigarette in hand.  He finally kicked the habit.  Congrats Klaus!!!

U2-No Line on the Horizon.  Bloody awful (for U2), but a decent pop record nonetheless.  Utterly forgettable above it all.

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Am I just imagining it or is the sound quality on the Japan mini-LP replica CD's better than the digipak reissues of the Brian Eno catalog?  I compared Apollo: Atmospheres and Soundtracks --digipak and Japan reissue--and was convinced Japan version sounds better.  I've replaced them all now, with the exception of "The Pearl."  Cannot find a Japan issue anywhere online. 

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: March 09, 2009, 01:15:39 PM »
Raison d'etre-The Luminous Experience.  Nice live album.

Killing Joke-XXV Gathering DVD, Hosannas from the Basements of Hell, Nightime, Pandemonium.  I've been on a Killing Joke binge lately.  They put most metal bands to shame with their nihilistic, apocalyptic masterpieces of doom.  Jaz Coleman is truly a warped individual, but I still love 'im.

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Slow Flow
« on: March 09, 2009, 12:00:38 AM »
"Slow Flow" sounds like a future Steve Roach album.  Guess they beat him to the name!

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The sound samples are excellent. I will definitely be buying this album.  :)

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: February 22, 2009, 03:08:10 PM »
Yagya-Rigning.  A stunningly beautiful recording.

Namlook/Le Mar. Latest release on Fax.  Nice stuff, nothing groundbreaking.  Never heard of this Gabriel Le Mar before.  However, the last piece, a 14-minuter, is the best pure beatless ambient track Namlook has done in many years. Brings me back to the Fax heyday of the mid-90's.

Syndromeda-The Twilight Conjunction. Ltd. edition of 300 on Ricochet Dream.  A bit disappointing, esp. since the website description said "one of his greatest efforts."

Subterranean Source-Vivid Circles.  Solid dark ambient release, mastered by R. Rich.

Klaus Schulze w/Lisa Gerrard-Rheingold Live at the Lorely.  Better than their studio release "Farscape." Disc 2 did little for me, could have done without it.

Solar Fields-Movements.  Nice release, although much of it is pretty forgettable, but he manages to create a few very strong tracks. 

 



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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Darkest Ambient
« on: February 21, 2009, 09:59:20 AM »
Wham-bam-thankyou-mambient for post-coital interludes...

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Jorge Reyes (R.I.P.)
« on: February 11, 2009, 11:51:58 PM »
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. 

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Everything and Nothing / Re: Who do you look like?
« on: February 11, 2009, 11:17:26 PM »
A 90-year-old woman told me I look like Errol Flynn.  I think she was senile, though.

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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!

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Been playing this non-stop since I got it. Fantastic stuff! On my best of 2009 list so far.  8)

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: February 01, 2009, 11:18:59 AM »
This weekend:

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. 

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I am super excited about receiving this one soon! Really glad AW is releasing CD's again, too. Looking forward to this year's releases.

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: R.I.P. - Klaus Wiese
« on: January 31, 2009, 10:41:04 AM »
Listening this morning to the masterpiece "El Hadra" in honor of Klaus.  Still in shock at this sad news. 

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Steve Roach Starting Point ?
« on: January 28, 2009, 01:13:43 PM »
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.

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