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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Best of 2014
« on: December 31, 2014, 11:33:25 AM »
My favorite ambient/electronic albums of 2014:

Nacht Plank--Echo Ark
Autumn of Communion--AOC 4
ASC--Truth be Told
Reverberant Evenings--After the Silence
Ishq--The Invisible Landscape
Rapoon--Fall of Drums
Seetyca--lieder zum summen
Urenga--Mu, the Lost Continent
Ethernet--Tanuki Dreams
ARC--Umbra
Lee Anthony Norris/Porya Hatami--The Longing Daylight
Cosmic Ground--s/t
Circular--Moon Pool
Experiments in Silence--Hidden Harmonic
Roach/Reyes--The Ancestor Circle

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: December 31, 2014, 11:20:00 AM »
Wow Chris, we agree completely on the new Aglaia.  I ordered the Opacity CD from Projekt only as Nebula sounded a little too experimental.  I used a gift card to later purchase Nebula, and on close inspection it's excellent and now I wish I'd ordered both CDs. ;D

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: December 30, 2014, 11:09:28 AM »
Dr Atmo--Quiet Life.  Comeback album for this ex-Fax label pioneer.  Have to say I'm pretty disappointed with this.  There is one great track but the rest sometimes leans perilously close to new age.  Lots of flutes, so it sounds like Robert Rich in spots.  Pleasant but not terribly exciting music.

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Everything and Nothing / Re: Best of 2014 - non-ambient
« on: December 28, 2014, 02:00:37 AM »
Pink Floyd--The Endless River. Is it non ambient?  Dunno.  But if it is, that's all I can think of, apart from a couple reissues like Shriekback "Jam Science" and The Chameleons "John Peel Sessions" (complete with very cool keychain as a free bonus if ordered from the UK label). 

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Everything and Nothing / Amazon sucks!!(?) + tons of Midwest Photos
« on: December 28, 2014, 01:53:57 AM »
Is it just me or is Amazon a crap source to buy music?  Got a gift card for Xmas and I decided what to order.  3 of them (CDs) weren't even listed and they were all available in my local record stores.  A box set import that could be had for $30 new on eBay was $45!  Add to that the disorganized, confusing descriptions and often totally wrong information. 

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: December 28, 2014, 01:44:07 AM »
Steven Berkowitz--Ecstasis.  This early 90s album is a little gem of Eno-esque ambient.  2 long tracks.

Jim Cole--Godspace.  Another gem from 2002.  Overtone singing with no synths, just processing and looping.  Incredible disc.  Whatever happened to Jim, anyway???

Jon Hassell/Brian Eno--Fourth World Vol.1 Possible Musics.  Remastered reissue of 1980 release.  Probably a huge influence on artists like Peter Gabriel, David Sylvian, O Yuki Congugate, Steve Roach, etc.  Treated trumpet, drones, subtle African percussion...achieves a very otherworldly and psychoactive ambience.  Excellent essay by Eno about the time period and the album, and a really great, fascinating interview with Hassell. 

Genesis--Foxtrot and Selling England by the Pound.  Rhino US reissues of the 2008 remastered stereo mixes.

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Grassow on BC
« on: December 24, 2014, 09:15:01 AM »
Thanks for the tip.  Some of this box set material was reissued on Databloem in the Highlights series.

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: December 23, 2014, 11:30:09 AM »
Autumn of Communion 4.  This is a stunning album, would have made a worthy follow-up to their debut Fax release.  Hovering way at the top of my 2014 list.

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Everything and Nothing / Re: Best of 2014 - non-ambient
« on: December 22, 2014, 11:26:20 AM »
Can't remember the last new non ambient thing I bought, I mainly listen to my old standbys.  I haven't heard of most of the new bands out there these days. 

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: New Pink Floyd in Fall
« on: December 21, 2014, 10:11:20 PM »
Got this yesterday, and after a few listens I'm really liking this.  Plays like an aural snapshot of PF, for reflecting back on their career.  A fitting bookend, even though not a "proper" album.  Some great music here, with a nostalgic, melancholy and dreamy vibe.  Not boring to these ears at all.

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Best of 2014
« on: December 18, 2014, 10:47:10 AM »
I've got a couple CDs in transit to me so I think it's best I wait until January 1 to post my list.  Looking forward to seeing other lists here as well.

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Everything and Nothing / Re: My Mom, age 72, has a boyfriend! Ugh.....
« on: December 18, 2014, 10:41:48 AM »
Eloquently put jkn, thanks for that.

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Art and Literature, Movies and TV / Re: Interstellar
« on: December 18, 2014, 10:39:12 AM »
Everyone's entitled to their own opinion.   ;)

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Art and Literature, Movies and TV / Re: Interstellar
« on: December 17, 2014, 10:49:12 AM »
Was 2001 a slab of light hearted entertainment?  Hmmmmm...

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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."

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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

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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.

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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)

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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.

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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.

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