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Everything and Nothing / Re: Did you ever like KISS?
« on: December 14, 2014, 08:49:23 AM »
You can only imagine what my poor parents endured from ages 8 to 11.   ;D

Everything and Nothing / Did you ever like KISS?
« on: December 11, 2014, 12:28:56 PM »
As a child-fan in the 70's, and now a balding middle aged adult, there has been a fascination with this group.  Were they "just entertainers" with no musical talent, or something more?  I have been revisiting the classic period (1973 to 1979) and feel these guys really rocked with the best of them and had quite a number of great rock songs.  I guess after slagging them off for years in my adult life, I'm surprised to find they were actually pretty damn good!  Any/all opinions on KISS wanted.

With all the price reductions, is the plan to not offer new releases from other labels?  Just curious as ordering direct from Europe can be really expensive. 

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: December 07, 2014, 08:17:51 AM »
Actually the ambient dub label Silent Season has had a strong forest theme in their releases.

Where can I hear clips from "Skywards the Infinity"??  Love to get this limited release, but it would cost about $80 on Discogs. 

I like physical products as opposed to downloads, but I would never buy a tape, namely because I haven't had a tape deck in 25 years  ;D

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: December 01, 2014, 11:16:37 AM »
Rapoon--A Long View Across.  This album sucks b***s.  Beware of Storeys indulgently weird, harsh and unlistenable flights of fancy. 

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: November 25, 2014, 04:29:54 PM »
Radiant Mind--Strands.  3rd release on Steve Roach's website label for emerging artists (previous CDs were by Brian Parnham and Nathan Youngblood).  Unlike RM's debut disc on Periphery, this one is pure rhythmless ambience.  Roach produced, mastered, and contributed his sonics here.  This is quite a dark and abstract type of drifting ambient, in close quarters with Roach & Obmana's Well of Souls.  Like falling into an endless abyss.  Not unpleasant, but a little scary during the freefall.  Recommended for skydiving at night.

A short review of the bonus discs for Neroli and Shutov Assembly:

Neroli:  Disc 2 is a single long-Form track called New Space Music.  This is a thick, bassy, droney piece which ebbs and recedes.  It's ok but nothing essential for ambient fans.  It actually sounds a lot like some of Celer's stuff.

The Shutov Assembly:  Disc 2 is not what I was expecting so buyer beware.  Music was created during the same period but save for two of the seven tracks, the music is strange and rhythmic instead of drifting and ambient.  If you hoped to get more like Shutov tracks you will be disappointed.

These reissues did remind me how good the original albums are.  I would probably recommend to keep your original CDs and save your money, unless you are a completist or collector.

Bought Neroli and Shutov at Amoeba last night.  I will post my thoughts on bonus discs after a few listens.  The packaging on these is nice--digipak size hardbound book with nice photos, interviews, essays, etc.  My only complaint is the paper sleeves used to house the discs.  All four CDs were scratched at assembly plant from scraping the disc in thin paper slots.  Maybe some people don't care but I don't feel good about paying $20 for a damaged "new" product!  Grrrrrrr....

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: November 20, 2014, 02:34:21 PM »
Two latest releases on the excellent psy chill label Ultimae:

Asura--Radio Universe
Circular--Moon Pool

The Asura has a nice space theme and feel.  Some nods to the 70s electronic era.  I hear some vangelis in there.  I like this Circular more though, which surprised me.  Very colorful and deep aquatic soundscapes here.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: November 18, 2014, 09:24:25 AM »
I'm completely underwhelmed by the new Daniel Lanois CD.  It's like his other instrumental album Belladonna but more experimental and well, just plain weird in spots.  He can do much better than this.

Marketplace / bvdub White Clouds Drift 2Cd on echospace for sale (rare HTF)
« on: November 13, 2014, 02:12:35 PM »
Bvdub White Clouds 2CD for sale, out of print on Echospace.  $20.  Lowest price you will find on this.  PM me if interested.

Art and Literature, Movies and TV / Re: Interstellar
« on: November 13, 2014, 01:18:26 PM »
Although I don't agree with your summation, your review did make me laugh.  Yes, Caine still looked the same age.  Everybody got perfect haircuts --maybe by TARS?--during the long spaceship mission.  I wanted to puke during Hathaways "love" speech. 

Art and Literature, Movies and TV / Re: Interstellar
« on: November 12, 2014, 02:42:44 PM »
Saw it and it was awesome.  If you liked Contact and 2001 you will like this.  Concerning the music:  it was better than the overdramatized drivel these blockbusters usually employ, but I didn't notice much about it.   You know I really can't understand why some of these sci-fi projects don't use electronic space music.  A perfect one would be Redshift.  Their music is big and cosmic, alternating between bombastic sequencer to symphonic to atmospheric drone.  I could see a whole film being scored  to this music, and it would fit so much better than some boring classical music which is totally generic (and I don't mean 2001 because that music was perfect and not generic).

What is some ambient electronic music you'd like to see in a film?

Hypnos Label Releases / Re: Outfolding CD Cover Art
« on: November 10, 2014, 03:53:28 PM »
I have no more comments, so I will seal my LIPS.  PERIOD.

Hypnos Label Releases / Re: Outfolding CD Cover Art
« on: November 10, 2014, 02:39:02 PM »
Maybe we should put a Kotex on this thread (now I'll definitely be banned)

Art and Literature, Movies and TV / Interstellar
« on: November 07, 2014, 09:50:04 PM »
Anyone seen this yet?  Opinions wanted....haven't seen it yet myself.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: November 07, 2014, 11:23:18 AM »
Vir Unis & Saul Stokes--Thermal Transfer.  A Hypnos classic.  Hypnotic grooves meet ethereal drift.

Solar Fields--Altered.  This is probably my fave Solar Fields CD.  He remixed his album Movements by taking out the bombastic drums so it's all space drift, but still in the psy chill style.  If you like thick, fat droney bass , this will give your subwoofers a real workout.

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