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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Live Alio Die and Grassow on Nextera
« on: January 25, 2010, 01:00:47 AM »
Does anyone have these? Haven't found too much info. online about these.  I notice many track titles on the Alio Die sound like familiar pieces.  Is the live stuff much different than the studio versions? Any help is appreciated!

Better order it now or you'll be saying "farewell" to the special edition!

Everything and Nothing / Re: RQ008: How old are you?
« on: January 24, 2010, 04:36:24 AM »
Soon we will all be sinking the ground!

Everything and Nothing / Re: RQ008: How old are you?
« on: January 24, 2010, 12:40:29 AM »
42. I feel 82.  :(

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Parks "Hidden" on Infraction
« on: January 23, 2010, 01:34:25 AM »
Another excellent addition to the Infraction catalog.  Don't think it's as good as "Umber," which had a more classic mid-90's feel to it (Hidden has more modern electronica style and more "song oriented" due to vocal samples), but still very good.  What's the consensus of people who have it?

Whatever happened to Glenn Deardorff??? (not saying this is the guy BB just described, but it made me wonder about this artist who just seemed to disappear!)  8)

I received Siberian Winter and I agree, brilliant disc.  Also about the fact it is more dynamic (not necessarily better, but style wise the first N.Depths was more subtle).  Highly recommended.  Nice job Thomas and Mathias!

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: kraftwerk BBC Interview
« on: January 20, 2010, 01:09:38 PM »

The aptly titled "Reverberant Skies" by Aglaia is the ultimate in drifty bottomless float.  This album has enough reverb for 10 ambient albums!!! Highly recommended (and can't wait to get the other two new ones in the recent trilogy).

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Do you like Murcof?
« on: January 18, 2010, 09:24:16 PM »
I don't know much about Murcof, but recently acquired his "Cosmos" CD.  I like this quite a bit.  Some reviewers described it as futuristic classical music, and that sounds apt.  Parts of it reminded me of what some of the Ultimae artists are doing.

When a big name ambient artist produces or does the mastering for a relatively new artist/up and comer, do you think: a) it's an "endorsement" more or less of that new artist's creativity, and b) can the veteran's sonic trickery mask an otherwise sub-par recording?

Everything and Nothing / evilBay
« on: January 18, 2010, 03:24:24 PM »
It's official--eBay has now been taken over by Satan, whose evil powers have infected Paypal.  I been a Paypal/eBay user for 8 years, 100% feedback, flawless record, and they're gonna start imposing "payment holds" for 21 days on my account for items I sell on eBay.   >:(

Kiss-1979 Dynasty tour, Cow Palace San Francisco.  I was 11. How could you forget a show like this?
U2-1984 San Francisco Civic.  Before superduper stardom.
Rush-1985 Power Windows tour, Oakland Coliseum.  3 incredible musicians.
Echo and the Bunnymen/The Church-1985/86?, Oakland CA.
Peter Gabriel-1986 So tour, Oakland Coliseum.  Amazing performer.
Shriekback-1987 Big Night Music tour, One Step Beyond Santa Clara, CA-Probably the most fun I've ever had at a concert, I don't dance but I did that night.
Cocteau Twins-1990 Heaven or Las Vegas tour (once at Zellerbach, Berkeley, twice at Warfield San Francisco) Their live sound was totally mesmerizing.
Slowdive-1994 Slim's San Francisco.  Like one long orgasm.
Dead Can Dance 1993 Zellerbach, Berkeley.
Swans-1989/90? San Francisco.  My ears rang for a week.


I've met all these people but would've liked to hang out with:

Steve Kilbey (The Church)
Mark Burgess (The Chameleons)
Daniel Lanois
Robin Guthrie
Harold Budd (interviewed by phone, very cool dude)

Haven't met but would like to:

Peter Kuhlmann (Pete Namlook)
Brian Eno
Robin Storey

Everything and Nothing / Re: One Thousand Pulses home concert series
« on: January 18, 2010, 02:27:00 PM »
Shit! How'd you snag Spyra????  :o

Mathias Grassow
Alio Die
Steve Roach
Radio Massacre International

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: New William Basinski
« on: January 18, 2010, 01:45:13 PM »

I got this from a store (Amoeba Music in San Francisco).  But you can also get it from his website, or other online retailers I'm sure. 

Now Playing / Re: Long Term Listening - your ambient classics
« on: January 17, 2010, 07:18:33 PM »
This must be the tenth or fifteenth such list, but oh well, what the heck they're fun:

Budd/Eno-The Pearl
Steve Roach-Origins
Budd/Cocteau Twins-The Moon and the Melodies
David Sylvian/Holger Czukay-Flux and Mutability
David Sylvian-Gone to Earth
Robert Rich-Numena
Namlook/Mixmaster Morris-Dreamfish 2
Namlook/Inoue-Shades of Orion 2 and 3
Oophoi/Tau Ceti-Celestial Geometries
Syn-The Glass Bridge
Redshift-Wild 2
Solitaire-Ritual Ground
Carbon Based Lifeforms-World of Sleepers
Suso Saiz-Hypnotics
Rapoon-Fallen Gods
Alio Die-my own special brew compilation set
Mathias Grassow-Silent Lucidity

Other Ambient (and related) Music / New William Basinski
« on: January 17, 2010, 12:49:58 PM »
For some strange reason I had never acquired any Basinski until recently, specifically his new release "Vivian & Ondine."  One long infinite loop that is so gorgeous you don't mind its repetitive nature.  This piece reminds me greatly of Rapoon (maybe why I like it so much), or some of Celer's work.  Any recommendations for other Basinski releases? This is definitely an artist I'll be exploring further.

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Markus Guentner
« on: January 17, 2010, 12:33:48 PM »
I recently found a used copy of "In Moll" on the Kompakt label.  I enjoyed it although it sounds to me like he was trying to copy the style of Wolfgang Voight/Gas.  If I'd heard this w/out knowing who it was I would have guessed it was Voight.  Any Guentner fans here? I'm wondering if his new Sending Orbs disc is worth getting...   

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