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Hypnos Label Releases / Re: Viridian Sun
« on: January 17, 2009, 12:51:52 AM »
Any news on the new Viridian Sun disc?

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Rapoon "Library of the Dead"?
« on: January 17, 2009, 12:45:47 AM »
Messianic Ghosts has a similar vibe to Fallen Gods (ritual, ghostly), but a bit more experimental perhaps. 

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Steve Roach Starting Point ?
« on: January 17, 2009, 12:41:23 AM »
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. 

Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: sound symbols
« on: January 04, 2009, 04:25:15 AM »
I gave Sound Symbols a workout on my good headphones, and this is definitely a great disc.  I especially liked the final piece, "Angelic Relic," a real beauty and one of the best Numina tracks to date!

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. 

Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: sound symbols
« on: January 02, 2009, 01:09:21 PM »
Really?  :o

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.

Now Playing / Re: Best of 2008
« on: December 26, 2008, 01:05:30 AM »
1. Disturbed Earth-Butterfly
2. Alio Die-Aura Seminalis
3. Cosmic Hoffman-Outerspace Gems
4. Steve Roach-Landmass
5. "Echoes of Polyhymnia" Hypnos compilation
6. Procyon-X-The Ghost of Orion
7. Move D/Namlook-There!
8. Move D/Namlook-Sexoid
9. Ron Boots-Mea Culpa
10. I Awake-The Core
11. Igneous Flame/Achromus-Halo
12. Konrad Kucz-Litania
13. M. Griffin-Fabrications

Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: Numina discussion thread
« on: December 24, 2008, 01:05:46 PM »
Those annoying and murky synth leads? Doesn't sound like a rousing endorsement.  ???

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Where are they now? another edition
« on: December 23, 2008, 07:21:14 PM »
Whatever happened to STEVE ROACH??? It's been TWO weeks since a new release...

But seriously now: VIDNA OBMANA.  I know about Fear Falls Burning.  Has Dirk given up space music for good? Doesn't post here anymore either. 

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Where are they now? another edition
« on: December 23, 2008, 01:06:53 PM »
Re: Thom Brennan

I didn't even order the new Thom Brennan after hearing those samples.

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Darkest Ambient
« on: December 16, 2008, 10:42:45 PM »
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.

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Darkest Ambient
« on: December 15, 2008, 11:54:10 PM »
I think it's quite useless to compare Roach/Rich with Cyclic Law's output.  If CL's stuff isn't deep enough, then don't listen to it. :-)

I definitely would not call CL artists "amateurs."  Could you do any better? I doubt it.  I used to be like this, dismissing stuff at the drop of a hat with my nose turned upwards, when oftentimes I never gave anything a chance that "didn't sound like Steve Roach."  Perhaps due to a mellowing with age, I am much more open minded these days and appreciate more diversity.

Anyways, since you asked 9D, recent CL releases I've liked are: Tholen's "Sternklang," Lacus Somniorum (flutes and all, it's great), G. Hildebrand's "Starscape" (technically not new but it was recently re-pressed). 

I think CL artists are cut from a different cloth as far as music influences are concerned, therefore what they create has a different sound than the "space music" artists.  Their impressions of "space" are quite different sonically than someone like, say, Oophoi, Tau Ceti, or Seren Ffordd.  I don't think they'd care too much what others think anyways, this is music appreciated by a very small slice of the music-buying public.  The artists and fans are really into it, and in the end that should be enough. 

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Darkest Ambient
« on: December 14, 2008, 09:39:19 PM »
Lame? Def Leppard 30 years later is lame.  I'd hardly use that word to describe anything Cyclic Law puts out.  Time to put away the Mary Poppins soundtrack and get with the program.

Everything and Nothing / Re: How the CD format compromise the music
« on: December 13, 2008, 12:42:44 AM »
How is Mathias Grassow the "KING" of b-sides??? He never even had an A-side.  The only "bonus" tracks I've seen on a Grassow album were the ones on the reissue of "Arcanum" on Faria Records. 

Everything and Nothing / Re: Forgive me, but I have to write this one out.
« on: December 11, 2008, 11:02:47 PM »
Sorry for your loss.  I recall the line from Blade Runner something along the lines of: "All those moments (washed away?) like tears in rain."

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Undiscovered Moons of Saturn
« on: December 11, 2008, 01:28:59 AM »
I got this disc today, and am pretty disappointed.  Not with the music itself, but the sound quality--this album is marred by a lot of distortion and anomalous noises, which just ruins it.  The volume is much too high, also.  I don't know if maybe I got a bum copy, but if not it sounds like somebody forgot to master it.  The label on the CDR is a silver "sticky" label with nothing printed on it.  Some obvious care and work went into the cover art/booklet, so not sure why a proper disc label couldn't have been made.  I emailed the label (Nulll) inquiring about this.  Will be interested to see what's going on...

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: December 07, 2008, 09:53:47 PM »
Funckarma-Elaztiq Bourbon 5 (Sending Orbs) Amazing stuff.

Future Sound of London-From the Archives 5. Perhaps the best of this series.

Faryus-Night Forest Reality. Drones, drones, and more drones.

Ian Boddy-Slide (DiN) Wow, very strong album. The guy gets better with each release. 

Fabio Orsi-Birds are Smart.  The man can do no wrong.

Gas-Nah und Fern.  Great music, awful packaging.

Redshift-Turning Towards Us.  A bit disappointing knowing what they're capable of, but still a solid album.

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Favorite ambient cover art?
« on: December 03, 2008, 12:26:11 AM »
"Feelings...nothing more than FEELINGS...trying to show my FEELINGS OF LOVE...." (sung with great emotion) to anyone's feelings I hurt over my "worst cover art" comment, especially you sensitive types.  Even though your cover art sucks, I still like your music (more or less). 

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: New work and changes...
« on: December 01, 2008, 07:44:34 PM »
I got Flicker in the mail today.  I think there's some confusion about CD vs. CDR on this one that should maybe be cleared up (at least on the Hypnos store).  Early posts (see above) indicated it would be on CDR, and a later one stated CD.  In the Hypnos store it is not indicated this is a CDR.  Some people may care one way or the other (I don't), so for their sake maybe it would be helpful to edit the listing. :-)

Everything and Nothing / Re: Most disappointing movie from book?
« on: November 30, 2008, 01:17:12 PM »
Re: The Shining

I just bought the 2-disc special edition of The Shining and watched all the extras, watched the film with commentary and without, and have come to the realization Mike G. was right about the movie being different from the book in that the film is more psychological and less a ghost story.  Mike pointed out that Jack Torrance, in the movie, has an underlying hatred of his family and killing them is not necessarily prompted by the ghosts.  Actually someone interviewed in the extras pointed out how both Jack and Danny have the gift of "the shining," yet Danny uses it more as a warning whereas it feeds Jack's already psychologically embedded issues.  This is a very interesting realization for me considering this is my favorite film of all time.  I now look at it in a whole new light, and actually appreciate it more now.  This version of the film, presented in widescreen, looks amazing, and the extras are very much worth re-buying the movie.  The commentary is by one of Kubrick's cameramen on the film and we get lots of interesting insight into different shots/angles, and the other commentator adds his fascinating remarks about the movie's story itself.  There's a brief interview with electronic legend Wendy Carlos talking about music she did for both Clockwork Orange and The Shining.  Anyone know if the music from the opening sequence is available on CD? 

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