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Thanks, I emailed them yesterday and they led me to the order form.  I don't know where that "17.50 shipping included" figure came from in the previous post, because I paid $15 for CD and $5.89 for first class shipping.  I then noticed on my order confirmation that some company "made and shipped" my order.  This sounds like order on demand for a CDR, which I definitely don't want.  I'm awaiting a reply back about this.

Huh???  I could not find anything on his website about this, and googling Earth Turtle/MSP gave no results except a link to his website, where again I found nothing about this.  Please let me know cuz if I get this from Groove it'll cost twice as much.  Thanks!!

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: February 21, 2016, 11:32:14 PM »
Mick Chillage--Infinite Perspectives.  His latest solo release on txt label.  Excellent.  Big and symphonic/cinematic sounds.  Modern electronic classical?  I don't mean violins and stuff. But if Richard Wagner had synths at his disposal back then, it may have come out like this.  Chillage output now is very prolific.  You might say he's filling the legacy of Pete Namlook, whose influence is huge on his music.  Another Chillage disc that would have been a great Fax release.

I found the bandcamp previews.  Sounds damn good to me.  Don't you guys wish you'd just ordered the CD instead?  Case in point why I don't like downloading unless there is no physical release.   :)

Thanks for the list.  I was just about to add Pearl and Music for Urban Meditation to my list.  Just couldn't get into those at all. 

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Whatever happened to....?
« on: February 19, 2016, 03:30:06 PM »
Yay!!! Stephen's back!!! 

Miss your sense of humor.  Even your first new post since last century made me laugh.  Please stay so I can chuckle once in awhile here. 


PS:  I'm getting "ramp[ed]" up with aniticipation for these new albums, hopefully there will not be any "astral disasters" here on Earth to spoil the impending fun.  8)

I didn't even know it was on Bandcamp.  Which one?  The label, or Grassow's?

The real "spoiler" is that this comeback mini-series is not very good.   :P

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: February 18, 2016, 02:33:08 PM »
Well yeah he wrote all the songs so when Peter died TON died.  I think Kenny Hickey is an amazing guitarist, too. 

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Mathias Grassow Interstellar Gravity
« on: February 18, 2016, 01:59:16 AM »
This CD was just released by Russian label GSP Production, which released the 4CD box AeroArea.   I haven't heard it but I'll post a short review when the disc arrives. 

Despite a strong start, that episode turned silly.  Mulder on mushrooms?  Come on.  They should have run with the conspiracy angle, how the elites created terrorism as a grand scheme for implementing a one world government.  These new episodes have too much humorous banter for my taste as well.  Episode 6 returns to the main storyline so let's hope it's a good one.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: February 17, 2016, 11:54:22 PM »
Seren, you're right about Hall.  I have the box set and it sounds like a copy of a cassette.  But the rest of the box sounds great.

Phobos, I think you're the only one here who has mentioned Type O Negative, in my top five all-time bands.  Miss these guys so much after Peter's death and subsequent/inevitable end of their career.  Won't be anyone like them probably ever.

Wow, this sounds extremely shady.  I wouldn't buy it and support this kind of nonsense. 

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Steve Roach Pinnacle Moments
« on: February 17, 2016, 10:40:14 AM »
Yet another excellent live Roach document.  This one has some haunting e-bow guitar work on track one.  The middle pieces contain music heard before, like Endorphin Dreamtime from Core.  The last two pieces are sequencer stuff in a style unique to Roach recordings, where he weaves in this kind of ethereal symphonic lead lines over the thick percolating patterns.  Very Klaus Schulze.  I really cannot remember Steve doing anything like this before.  Excellent stuff!!

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: February 17, 2016, 09:54:12 AM »
"That ain't no joke...don't disappear in smoke.".  8)

And I just got confirmation from Ron Boots that it's the original CD, not a CDR

Groove Unlimited always states if a disc is CDR or CD.  Their Planetary listing said CD.

Lots of lists here over the years as to the best Fax/Namlook material, but what about the bad or weak ones.  The label was extremely prolific but there were quite a few that were v weak or even just plain bad.  Below I list my least favorite series and some exceptionally bad CDs whether in a series or not:


New Organic Life--Featured granular synthesis.  Whatever that is, I didn't like it.  Noisy experiments.
Silence--Just could never get into this kind of modern classical ambient.  There were five in the series. 
Move D/Namlook--Probably the most oversaturated series.  A few excellent ones but lots of weak or redundant installments.
Virtual Vices--Namlook and Spyra.  Most of it, six installments, was weak however Volume 3 was excellent.
Fires of Ork--Namlook and Biosphere.  Never understood what the hoopla was all about. 
Labyrinth--Bland music, oversaturated by five volumes.
Steve Stoll--His series of solo albums were awful, lo fi experimental affairs. 

Others:  A New Consciousness 2.  This album consisted of environmental sounds and no music.

Art and Literature, Movies and TV / Re: Twin Peaks revisited
« on: February 15, 2016, 03:51:18 AM »
So how was it?????:

I've seen the first four episodes now of the comeback miniseries and I have to say I think they should have made all six episodes conclude the main UFO storyline, and then end it after a spectacular final show.  Instead I've watched two real idiotic episodes in a row (3 & 4), total throwaways that don't bring any honor to this once great show.  Actually I think a final feature film would have been the best way to go.  I'm wondering if this miniseries was just hype to get great ratings, and  they planned all along to bring it back as a regular series.   In which case it may be another ten years before they conclude the slow as molasses main storyline.

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