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Hypnos News and Announcements / Re: Upcoming Hypnos releases?
« on: September 03, 2009, 12:16:47 PM »
Although I like Cyclic Law's artful packaging, like Faria the "special packaging" is not always most convenient, with the annoying little bags that stick to everything.  Maybe something like a glossy CD-sized cardboard sleeve (like Amplexus used to have for some of their full-length releases) would be good for Hypnos.  These days I'm coming around more to alternative packaging, as my collection grows I'm being overrun with jewel cases.  8)   

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Steve Roach News
« on: August 25, 2009, 12:25:00 PM »
Dynamic Stillness--great packaging/artwork, b-o-r-i-n-g music.  Masterpiece="Origins." The effects are taking over, now it's one long loop of reverb.   

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: new fireman cd
« on: August 25, 2009, 12:02:42 PM »
I agree 100% and so did a lot of reviewers on this awful album.  Shame as "Rushes" was so good.

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Steve Roach News
« on: August 24, 2009, 12:25:16 PM »
Put on Dynamic Stillness last night.  Seems to me SR used to be an innovator with truly "dynamic" sounds. Lately he seems to operate more as "ambient DJ," he has fallen into a niche and now gives the people what they want and expect rather than explore new territory.  I was totally bored and uninterested by the MP3 samples of the three new ones, it all sounds recycled from DS sessions to these ears.  ::)

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Steve Roach News
« on: August 22, 2009, 05:54:44 PM »
These endless debates are about as much fun as watching paint dry.  "First I found it annoying, but then Ioved its subtle psychoactive beauty.  But then I listened again and hated it!"  I can just imagine the new mini-novels to be written when these CD's are actually released.  :-)

Couple of good tracks here but nothing great.  I am selling my copy, if interested get in touch...

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: August 06, 2009, 11:21:39 PM »
Nemesis-Music for Earports.  Probably their most ambient release. Finland's finest. Awesome.

Apoptose-Schattenmadchen.  Strangely beautiful and unsettling, yet dreamy.  This German group gets categorized as Goth, experimental and ambient, but still hard to pigeonhole into one category. I love this disc.

A Produce-Land of a Thousand Trances Special Edition.  Makes me long for some new music from this stellar artist.

Forrest Fang-Phantoms.  Believe the hype. It's great!!!!! 

I wasn't speaking about MODERN classical, buddy.  Let's not get all nitpicky about it.  So maybe before you jump to conclusions and get all anal about it, you shouldn't type either.  Who's ignorant now?  8)

Bought this over the weekend in SF and it was by far the best of the batch of my purchases. A truly stellar release!  Easily on my Top 10 of 2009 list.  I'm still trying to figure out what that thing is on the front cover, though.  (a log, block of wood???) Another photo inside looks like a light switch but couldn't tell you what it is, either.  Guess it goes with the music--mysterious and ethereal...

I should have it by middle of the week.  I'll post my review soon. 

I like Wanderlust a lot.  Great summer driving music to crank up to eleven.  ;D

Another great relatively new one on Faria is C.J. Mind & Man UFO "Source."  Very nice cosmic ambient with tribal touches, piano n' electric guitars. Lovely stuff, and highly recommended (again). 

I thought Eno's Music for Airports was the first piece to be called ambient because he invented the term.  Never heard that about Satie.

If you wanna talk classical why don't you go to  This is an AMBIENT site, remember? Or as Electroambient Space puts it: "No new age, no techno, just Electronic Ambient Spacemusic..."  And yes you are now getting annoying (snappy smart-arse reply expected soon)...

My parents have always referred to ambient as "non music."  And they love classical, n hate ambient.  So I don't think THEY see any correlations between the two.  I don't either. Period. Over n' out!!  :-*

Hypnos News and Announcements / Upcoming Hypnos releases?
« on: July 26, 2009, 11:16:28 AM »
I was wondering whatever happened to the planned new release by Viridian Sun and the reissues of Jeff Pearce "Daylight Slowly" and Nebula's second album.  The only news updates I ever see are for new items in Hypnos store...

There is absolutely no relationship between classical music and ambient.  Classical music is temporal, acoustically produced, structured music.  (Good) ambient just isn't. Period.

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Faryus/Bondarenko 8 Atmospheres
« on: July 15, 2009, 12:25:06 AM »
Hats off to the Faria label for this wonderful album of Budd-like piano mixed with haunting, gently disorienting drones and electronic treatments.  ONe of my favorites of 2009 so far.  The Mac Mavis "Report from the Lake" disc is also excellent.  Some very interesting sounds here, an artist to watch who has his own style. File under: aquatic ambient.  PS: I believe he is no relation to crooner sensation Mac DAVIS.

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: robert scott thompson
« on: July 15, 2009, 12:02:53 AM »
I agree. I love RST.  How is the new stuff compared to Silent Shore and Frontier, and his Hypnos release? Where can I get these?

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: R.I.P. Backroads Music
« on: July 15, 2009, 12:00:05 AM »
I have now gone over all my Backroads purchases over the last 15 years with an extensive laser carbon dating system and conclude they were all previously played before I bought them as "new."  But first I must send them to the DNA lab to confirm the results. ;-)

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