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Everything and Nothing / slow (like molasses) music mailorder
« on: July 09, 2009, 06:30:51 PM »
Although it's unreasonable to expect every mailorder/online music company to be as quick as Amazon, I've run into some recently that really do take their time in getting out items, and I really don't understand this.  The worst offender: RADIO MASSACRE INTERNATIONAL.  These guys proclaim all orders will ship within 7 days of payment, yet my last order shipped 16 days after payment.  Another RMI order I placed before that was similar, took almost 3 weeks to get my item...  I finally received a LOTUSPIKE order after almost 2 weeks, which was shipped from the same state I live in.  I placed an order on a Monday, and that weekend received a message stating my order had shipped.  When I finally received it at the end of the following week, the postmark indicated it shipped two days after it had supposedly already shipped.  Music mail order with speedy delivery: HYPNOS, DiN, Rapoon--they are consistently excellent!

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: REDSHIFT
« on: July 09, 2009, 12:12:40 PM »
I LOVE Redshift.  I think their website is still, they have a shop to purchase CD's, prices are kinda high but all their albums are totally worth it.  My personal faves would be Redshift Wild 2 and Toll.  The new one, Turning Towards Us, is excellent as well. 

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Darkest Ambient
« on: July 07, 2009, 12:13:15 PM »
Whoa, I definitely did not know that.  That piece that opens the movie is just the most chilling thing I've ever heard.  It was doombient before there was even an "ambient"!  ;D

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Darkest Ambient
« on: July 06, 2009, 12:12:10 PM »
There was some great "dark electronic" music by Wendy Carlos in the 1980 film "The Shining."   :-*

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Darkest Ambient
« on: July 06, 2009, 12:22:49 AM »
Would you accept the tag "creepy ambient" for Distance to Zero? 

Everything and Nothing / Re: Mike Valant
« on: June 20, 2009, 08:15:09 PM »
I feel another ban coming on.

Everything and Nothing / Re: Mike Valant
« on: June 18, 2009, 10:43:23 PM »
Groove and EM forum both love ya. Welcome back.

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: New Oophoi Disc
« on: June 17, 2009, 11:52:06 PM »
Still like this one a lot after a few more spins.  It should be said, though, this isn't what I'd call a space drone release, it is more "electronica" sounding, with subtle melodies, samples, glitch elements, and definitely more "upbeat" than anything previous by Oophoi, so if you're looking for "Athlit" part two, this isn't it.  Nevertheless, I think it was an experiment with very good results.  Should surprise a lot of fans.   

Wow, that was a very "analytical" review.  Male/female, yin/yang, mental/sensual, you covered it all!  ;)

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: New Oophoi Disc
« on: June 15, 2009, 07:24:50 PM »
Just finished my first listen and this is a VERY NICE disc, it should not disappoint those who ordered it. Reminds me very much of Rapoon's excellent "Time Frost" release on GM. Nice mix of glitch, ambient drones, and interesting samples.  Also another wonderful cover artwork here.  Buy without hesitation...

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: New Oophoi Disc
« on: June 15, 2009, 06:24:22 PM »
Just got this today...The first track uses a sample from Genesis' "Watcher of the Skies" on the Foxtrot album (??!)  Strangely, no credit given here but there is acknowledgement of a sample taken from Penguin Cafe Orchestra....   

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Steve Roach News
« on: June 15, 2009, 11:59:55 AM »
I'm disappointed.  I thought there'd be AT LEAST five more releases this year.  ;)

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Jon Jenkins -- Flow
« on: June 10, 2009, 09:28:41 AM »
"Flow" is a hella old disc, dude.  Came out in late 90's(?).  Get "Beyond City Light", from several years back, it is much better.

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Rapoon "Dark Rivers"
« on: June 08, 2009, 11:49:42 AM »
Do ya like lots o'reverb? This un's got it in spades ;D

I was just going to mention this one in "now playing" but this is just too great to mention in passing.  My expectations of "Mirrorball" were not that high after the recent Foxx collaboration album with Steve Jansen (ex-Japan, Sylvian, etc.), which was so disappointing (a bunch of ambient noodling with no soul is how'd I'd describe that one).  Guthrie's guitars are chiming and gorgeous as usual, but it's Foxx's Gregorian chant-like vocals a la his "Cathedral Oceans" series that really shine and bring everything together.  A very beautiful, spiritual album, and highly recommended.  Definitely a high position on my Top 10 list for 2009 so far.

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Rapoon "Dark Rivers"
« on: June 07, 2009, 11:52:54 PM »
To those who "gave up" on Rapoon releases, this one's for you.  I decided not to order this one initially from the short sound samples I had heard, plus the last couple of releases were pretty uneven and too experimental for my taste.  Dark Rivers, however, is one to get: dark, very droney, and much more like his earlier music, but with a more hi-tech (i.e. not "lo-fi") sound.  No weird female vocals, no overuse of spoken samples.  He got it right on this one. 

Tonight I picked up the new Harold Budd/Clive Wright CD, "Candylion."  Wow, this one is SO much better than "Song for Lost Blossoms"!  While Blossoms was a good release, some of the tracks were just too long and I felt it could have been a stronger album overall.  Candylion benefits from shorter pieces/more musical ideas, plus it is just stunningly gorgeous music.  This has everything I ever liked about Budd's music.  Some of his best music in years!!! 

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: New Oophoi Disc
« on: June 07, 2009, 11:33:20 PM »
Well I ordered the new Oophoi without hesitation.  I can't imagine it'll be some kind of glitchfest like a 12k release.  I'm sure it'll have a healthy dose of majestic space drones, glitches or not.  I am super excited about this release!

Everything and Nothing / Have you ever paid for sex?
« on: June 06, 2009, 10:39:55 PM »
If I don't get, ahem...relief, soon, I am contemplating doing this.  Besides being illegal/risky healthwise/morally wrong, is there anything good about it?

Everything and Nothing / Re: RIP: David Carridine
« on: June 06, 2009, 10:34:03 PM »
Who you callin' dumb ass?!!! I have never ONCE killed myself doing this...

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