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Everything and Nothing / Re: My Mom, age 72, has a boyfriend! Ugh.....
« on: December 17, 2014, 09:24:45 AM »
APK, this thread wasn't about my mom's choice or any judgment on her, simply about my feelings about it.  So don't quite understand your comment about "adults."

Everything and Nothing / Re: My Mom, age 72, has a boyfriend! Ugh.....
« on: December 16, 2014, 03:20:58 PM »
Only problem is, I don't want to drink booze and bond with this guy. That's the problem

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: December 16, 2014, 11:31:42 AM »
Yep, AOC 1 is awesome.  Now that's a CD I would never part with.  Hopefully people who don't have this CD can download it somewhere.  Stunning release.

Oh, and it looks like everything now on Alio Dies label will be limited to 300 copies.  Don't wait too looooong hahaha!!!  --your friend, Satan (fueling your addictive music buying compulsion and depleting your bank account so you have to eat Cup o Noodles for dinner til your next paycheck)

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: December 15, 2014, 11:24:58 AM »
Yeah, my Autumn 4 CD which was paid for in OCTOBER is taking forever to show up.  Ughhh.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: December 14, 2014, 09:46:53 AM »
Thirdsystem, did you get the Dr Atmo disc on txt?  I just ordered it.  Fax label fans would be interested I would think.  Hopefully I can track down a reasonable price copy of this Ishqamatics.  Haven't heard any clips yet but I'm sure it's great.

Thought I'd mention, alio dies label is releasing a slew of new CDs this month.  A solo album with sitars, two albums by Aglaia, Alio Die with Lorenzo Montana (Namlook collaborator), and Enten Hitti.  Actually the Montana disc is on Projekt, released early January.

Projekt has a number of them for pre order.  They are shipping late December.

Everything and Nothing / My Mom, age 72, has a boyfriend! Ugh.....
« on: December 14, 2014, 09:33:26 AM »
So my Dad passed five years ago.  At age 72, this year, my mother began dating a guy and appears to be madly in love.  I am extremely uncomfortable and weirded out by this.  Namely, seeing her with somebody else.  I want to be happy for her, but my feelings are conflicted.  She is spending Xmas eve with him and his extended family, the first time in 46 years we won't be together.  Christmas day, our usual guests can't make it, so it will be me, mom and her boyfriend.  Now I'm getting really uncomfortable....

Anyone here experienced a similar situation where you were a middle age adult and this occurred?  I'm looking for advice/opinions on how you reacted and processed this turn of events. 

Thanks for any feedback on this.

Everything and Nothing / Re: Did you ever like KISS?
« on: December 14, 2014, 09:07:04 AM »
Analogue kid--from Dynasty (1979) onward, I totally lost interest.  Got to see them on 79 tour with original lineup.  It was pretty mind blowing.  I think even my Dad enjoyed it (one of the best presents he ever gave me, namely because he knew how much I loved them and was willing to take me ).  I'd have to say Dressed to Kill from '75 is my favorite album, with Destroyer and the debut self titled one close behind. Not to mention Alive, a legendary live album.

You gotta give them credit for spending two hours putting on the makeup for all those years. 

Looks like we're in the minority here.  I can understand most negative opinions.  I'd call them a guilty pleasure these days.  Cheesy,  yet oh so good.....

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.

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