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Regarding Steve Roach, I'm still stuck on 1993/94.  Has there ever been a better tribal ambient album than Origins, or followup Artifacts???  The sounds on these masterpieces are just SICK!!!!

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: May 05, 2015, 08:33:37 AM »
Shriekback--Without Real String or Fish.  Probably the best thing they've done since Sacred City back in 1992.  They don't have a label, everything now is self released and sold through their website.  One of the most innovative rock bands ever.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: May 04, 2015, 11:10:51 AM »
Martin Gore--MG.  Great disc.  If you like modular synths you will find a lot to enjoy here.  Nice to see him getting back into the electronics after the recent awful depeche mode offerings.

Everything and Nothing / Re: Vinyl Reissues vs Originals
« on: April 30, 2015, 03:01:37 PM »
I don't care how much it weighs, it still POPS n SKIPS.  ;D

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: April 28, 2015, 11:20:59 PM »
Rapoon--What do you Suppose? (The Alien Question) 2CD reissue.  The original album is in my top three Rapoon albums, so if you don't have it, definitely buy this.  A 2nd disc of new mixes of original tapes and unreleased material from those sessions is here, and is simply awesome.

Aun--Fiat Lux.  New on the Cyclic Law label, this is another great cosmic space ambient release on this dark ambient label.  A lot of CL releases I ignore because they're of the noisy oppressive variety, but this disc is highly atmospheric, mostly serene and quite different in a good way from their first CL release.  Lots of heavily treated guitars and synths.  Actually a very beautiful album.  This goes on my best of 2015 list so far.

Brian Eno--Neroli.  Sleep music at its best.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: April 27, 2015, 07:03:16 PM »
Subradial--Ice Diving.  Pretty disappointing Hypnos CD.  This seems like a collection of soundscapes rather than a cohesive album.  Despite the great cover photo, it's hard to visualize images from the music for some reason.  Maybe after a few more listens it'll register.  Could be a grower...

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: April 23, 2015, 04:27:21 PM »
Ishqamatics- Waterbound
Autumn of Communion 5

0n text label.  Both excellent.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: April 17, 2015, 05:00:55 PM »
Van Halen live Tokyo Dome 2013.  Killer dude.  Great live versions, evh totally shreds!!!

Everything and Nothing / Re: April Fools Day ignored and denied???
« on: April 06, 2015, 09:16:45 AM »
Is there such thing as an "avoider" personality?  This woman has done this type of thing.  Acts Luke nothing happened and ignores/does not acknowledge things said or done.

Everything and Nothing / April Fools Day ignored and denied???
« on: April 01, 2015, 11:06:29 PM »
Today I pranked a woman at work who I'm friends with both in and outside the office.  The joke was I put a mini post it under her mouse.  It covers the sensor and the pointer on the computer screen won't work as a result.  I wrote April Fools on the note and my name.  I did this last year to two coworkers and they thought it was funny.  I didn't hear from the woman all day and finally went to see her.  I asked if she got my joke and she said no.  The post it had also been taped securely so it wouldn't fall off.  I picked up her mouse and it wasn't there.  She acted like she knew nothing about it.  It could only be removed if someone turned it over and pulled off the tape.

Does this sound "normal" where someone would not acknowledge a little prank and when questioned, totally deny it?  I cannot think of any reason, especially since we are friends.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: April 01, 2015, 03:59:09 PM »
The best thing I've heard so far this year, ambient wise, is Enceladus by Sphare Secs.  Stunning deep outer space stuff.  As good if not better than their Tiefschlaf CD.  On Malignant Records.

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Alio Die on BC
« on: March 04, 2015, 10:36:30 AM »
Back in the old days of vinyl and cassette, there were no previews except the song or two they played on the radio.  You had to take a chance if a buddy didn't already have it.  Sometimes the rest of the album sucked.  In this day and age, if you can let people listen to what they may spend their money on, without restrictions, they would be more likely to buy it .  Well I would anyway.  Streaming two tracks from an album with six would limit my probability of ordering a CD or downloading. 

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: March 03, 2015, 02:01:48 PM »
Next time, you might want to use something better than the Casio keyboard you bought at Radio Shack for $99...

(Now THAT was a joke)  ;D

"Music for Dishwashers"

Brian Eno's long awaited project, coming soon....

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Robert Rich - Filaments
« on: March 03, 2015, 08:06:08 AM »
Judd, I agree about the Yearning album.  Lisa Moscow was on a track on Propagation, then they did the full album.  I saw them live together in 1994 at a small church in San Francisco.  Fantastic concert!!! 

I did like Morphology because it had live versions of some early material, from Numena for example. 

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: March 03, 2015, 07:56:24 AM »
My comment about harshness refers to the style, not any errors in the production.  To clarify, the album can get quite dark in places and the sounds are more harsh than the floating more ethereal passages.  I was not giving this a negative review based on this observation. 

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: February 27, 2015, 02:36:32 PM »
Blake Gibson/Robert Davies--"Quiraing".  Very nice album of organic landscape ambient a la Grassow and Stearns.  If you liked the Amplexus label back in the 90s you will dig this.  Also David Parsons work is similar in spots.  Airy, stratospheric sounds morph into darker passages of drones that are occasionally a bit harsh. 

Solipsism-- thoth machine.  Jury still out on this one...

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Alio Die on BC
« on: February 09, 2015, 10:14:41 AM »
Projekt does this too.  Annoying. 

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Robert Rich - Filaments
« on: February 09, 2015, 10:12:52 AM »
Robert Rich lost his muse years ago.  There, I said it.  This new one is another overly digitized, cold affair that continues to be light years away from his visceral work of the 80s and 90s.  Seems to be no real passion anymore in the music, and every new release sounds like the last.  No thanks.  I'd rather hear numena or trances/drones on repeat than buy 10 more very mediocre releases. 

The old me would've apologized for other's rude behavior, but since I don't do that anymore, "sorry if I made you feel uncomfortable" is not an option.  If they're uncomfortable, that's their f***** issue!   I've gotten so sick of always being sensitive to others feelings  yet the majority of people nowadays are oblivious to everything except themselves and their cell phone.  In this situation, I'm torn between dropping the whole thing or bringing it up.  If this person doesn't give a shit about me, why should I care? 

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