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.
Wait Alan, I believe you spoke too soon, as the 24th Cycle's original title has been eaten away as if from a cancer and replaced with the following title: "Enthralled by the Stinging Wounds of Despair, into a Stygian Chasm We Escape from the Void of Bleak Truths." Special packaging contains FREE razor blade.