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I can't remember seeing any discussions or comments after the last couple Hypnos CDs were released.  This would be Antonio Testa and Subradial.  Just wondering why ?.......

Just like the music?   ;)

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: August 17, 2014, 12:37:13 PM »
Just received these in the mail:

Mick Chillage--Saudade
Miss Garden--In the Silence of the Subconscious
Lee Norris/Porya Hatami--The Longing Daylight

All on the Carpe Sonum label, started recently by the guy who runs Ear Rational and was the US distributor for Fax records...

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Any Genesis fans?
« on: August 17, 2014, 12:26:48 PM »
I think Peter was at his peak with Security.  The live album Plays Live from that tour is amazing and so powerful.  I agree that So was a step down and too commercial.  I saw that tour and he was great, as he still played many of the older solo material.  It's puzzling what happened to his songwriting and creativity over the subsequent years.  His last solo album was weak, and these recent releases of cover songs and symphonic performances are just awful...

I listened to Trick of the Tail yesterday and boy what a mediocre album.  The first track is good but the rest is meandering and totally forgettable.  IMO, the next one Wind and Wuthering was so much better. 

I've been enjoying all the interviews posted on YouTube from the reissue CD/DVD sets.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: August 12, 2014, 09:52:15 AM »
Led Zeppelin I-111 (reissues).  Great live disc Paris 1969 on the first one. 

The Fixx--Live 1982 King Biscuit Flower Hour.

Sonic Youth--Daydream Nation deluxe 2 CD.  IMO their best album.  An excellent live disc is included on this release.

Velvet Underground--At the End of Cole Street (2cd live 1969). 

Structures from Silence
Dreamtime Return

Yes, all these projects can be confusing.  Actually Amir Baghiri appeared on two Solitaire albums, which are Nocturnes and Fearless. 

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: August 08, 2014, 08:52:01 AM »
Every album on the txt website is "Sold Out".   Hmmm, maybe because you only pressed 100 and they sold out in one day.  Seems like an ego thing to me  ;)

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Any Genesis fans?
« on: August 07, 2014, 02:11:56 PM »
That's funny, I think my favorite album is Wind & Wuthering, with the amazing Afterglow and Blood on the Rooftops. 

Question:  post Gabriel, who wrote the lyrics? 

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Any Genesis fans?
« on: August 06, 2014, 11:10:38 PM »
Any opinions on Gabriel vs Post Gabriel, favorite releases, etc?  I just got Seconds Out, excellent live album where Steve Hackett was still in the band.  How about those 2008 reissues which many fans condemned for remixing the music, however slightly?

It's overrated.  I was disappointed when I received it back in 2003.  I found it hard to get into. 

Maybe nothing beats it after release, although I think pretty much everything beats it which came before  ;)

Grassow never appeared on any Solitaire album with Gleisberg. 

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: August 06, 2014, 09:21:25 AM »
Experiments in Silence--Hidden Harmonic.  Just got this two days ago, excellent disc.  This was sold out but I found it on the Databloem website.  I always check there as they tend to have copies of the sold out stuff on Silent Season and txt labels.

Re: txt label.  Not sure why they keep pressing so few copies when the demand is so obviously high. 

Lately it's been $100-$150 per month, which is crazy!  Been going hogwild with used rock CDs at Amoeba and the sold out txt label stuff.  Oh yeah, also spent $40 on Blue Mosque 2-CD by muslimgauze.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: August 04, 2014, 02:59:40 PM »
Reverberant Evenings-- After the Silence.  Lovely deep drones shine on this super limited cdr (65 numbered copies in tin box like Periphery label).  Expensive on Discogs but excellent stuff, on txt label.

Move D--The Silent Orbiter.  Also on txt, super limited pressed CD of 100 or 150 copies.  Also paid a hefty price on Discogs for this.  This was an odd choice for a dedication to his friend Pete Namlook.  Super minimal gloomy dark ambient.  Pretty static piece save for some low bass pulses and blips.  Seems like he could have done more with it.  Plus  again an odd choice for a requiem for a friend. 

Die Welt Ist Klang--8 CD box compilation tribute to Pete Namlook.  This is a mixed bag.   great pieces by ishqamatics and Peter Benisch.  Some strange pieces by former fax label artists.  Some good stuff by the fan musicians occupying the second half of the set.  Really haven't had time to immerse myself in the set as of yet.             

I agree.  Steve's music has gotten more abstract, formless over the years.  I'm sure it's intentional, as he seems to be about impressionism and sound painting than structured melodic pieces like his older work. 

Be honest now....  ;)

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Top Oophoi discs
« on: July 29, 2014, 10:49:53 AM »
Celestial Geometries
Mare Vaporum
Archaic Oceans

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: July 25, 2014, 12:30:40 AM »
Pete Namlook tribute box set---Whoa, 8 CDs of music!  This production looks great, with wooden box, nicely designed digipaks, etc.  The booklet is disappointing though.  No photos of Peter at all!  The essay portion was all written by theguy who produced the project.  Would've been more interesting to have some anecdotes by Fax artists about Peter, or a bio of his life, or other more interesting writing, rather than just how the project was completed, because it is after all a tribute to the man.  Yet the booklet missed the mark in focusing on his death instead of his life.  Almost as if Peter's presence is missing from the whole affair.  Maybe I'm just being overly picky though.  Anyway, lots of music to get through here. 

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