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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Bad Ambient
« on: September 03, 2014, 11:44:09 PM »
Blasphemy!  Ah, well, to me the didge is the oldest, truly original acoustic ambient sound generator, but I suppose not everyone is going to "di(d)g" it. 

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Bad Ambient
« on: September 03, 2014, 11:10:38 AM »
To clarify, I don't mean cheesy new age. I mean "serious ambient" that tries to be evocative and deep yet fails miserably.

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Bad Ambient
« on: September 03, 2014, 10:32:18 AM »
Sometimes on paper ambient music can look good.  Until you actually hear it and it sounds like cat farts. 

How about the term "bad ambient" (proposed pronunciation: buh-DAM-beeyunt)?

Do you have any warnings about stuff that is just plain awful?

The one that inspired this topic is "Variations for Organ, Keyboard, and Processors" by Vidna Obmana + Willem Tanke.  I really do want to like this.  Great cover art.  But music sounds like a 5 year old playing the organ.  I will have to give another spin just to be sure.

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Any Genesis fans?
« on: September 03, 2014, 10:18:51 AM »
Just bought this weekend:

Steve Hackett--Genesis Revisited: Live at Hammersmith.  3 CD, 2 *DVD set that is incredible.  The band is killer.  The concert DVD perfect sound and visuals!  A++++++

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: September 03, 2014, 09:58:23 AM »
I think you meant Hanging MASSES.  Not to be confused with the Cure's Hanging GARDEN...

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: September 02, 2014, 11:39:18 AM »
Seeing the Seren Ffordd thread tipped me off to explore the massive Umbra catalog again, so recently, all by Seren:

The Quiet Labyrinth
Realms beyond the stars and light
The Portals Dreaming
A Melancholy Light

Special music, special label...

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: August 30, 2014, 05:26:45 PM »
ELP--Brain Salad Surgery deluxe.  Great album.  Greg Lake, what a voice!

King Crimson--In the Wake of Poseidon. 

Urenga--Mu, the Lost Continent.  Ambient dub techno on the excellent gterma label.  Great stuff, even better than After Rain, his first one. 

Robert Plant--Pictures at Eleven.  Sublime first solo album.  Guitarist Robbie Blunt gives Jimmy Page a run for his money.  Phil Collins on drums.  An absolutely perfect band and great songwriting.  After the equally great Principle of Moments, he went downhill.

I would guess Steve receives a large batch of discs as payment so to speak and makes the full retail amount on each sold through his site, then gets a percentage of units sold elsewhere(?)

How much do the artists on Projekt make on each disc sold, roughly?

I'd buy it from whoever has it cheaper  ;D

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: August 25, 2014, 12:53:26 PM »
Otavan Veret-s/t.  Recent release on Cyclic Law.  Another slice of gloomy thick and atmospheric dark ambient from Cyclic Law.  I'd describe this as cosmic ritual space ambient.  Very nice album.

I haven't bought them.  I am waiting for more Hypnos releases and then I'll probably place one big order. 

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Slowdive reunion and tour 2014
« on: August 25, 2014, 10:51:57 AM »


Other Ambient (and related) Music / Slowdive reunion and tour 2014
« on: August 24, 2014, 10:45:12 PM »
Been waiting 20 years for this and sadly found out over a month too late.  Their show in San Francisco on November 7  has already sold out.  Geez, I hope some greedy scalpers will take my big bucks, if I can find one by then.  There's some video footage on YouTube of the reunited group and while they don't sound quite as visceral as I remember when  they were all around 24 (back in '94 opening for Catherine Wheel), they sound pretty good.  Hope they make some new music.

I can't remember seeing any discussions or comments after the last couple Hypnos CDs were released.  This would be Antonio Testa and Subradial.  Just wondering why ?.......

Just like the music?   ;)

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: August 17, 2014, 12:37:13 PM »
Just received these in the mail:

Mick Chillage--Saudade
Miss Garden--In the Silence of the Subconscious
Lee Norris/Porya Hatami--The Longing Daylight

All on the Carpe Sonum label, started recently by the guy who runs Ear Rational and was the US distributor for Fax records...

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Any Genesis fans?
« on: August 17, 2014, 12:26:48 PM »
I think Peter was at his peak with Security.  The live album Plays Live from that tour is amazing and so powerful.  I agree that So was a step down and too commercial.  I saw that tour and he was great, as he still played many of the older solo material.  It's puzzling what happened to his songwriting and creativity over the subsequent years.  His last solo album was weak, and these recent releases of cover songs and symphonic performances are just awful...

I listened to Trick of the Tail yesterday and boy what a mediocre album.  The first track is good but the rest is meandering and totally forgettable.  IMO, the next one Wind and Wuthering was so much better. 

I've been enjoying all the interviews posted on YouTube from the reissue CD/DVD sets.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: August 12, 2014, 09:52:15 AM »
Led Zeppelin I-111 (reissues).  Great live disc Paris 1969 on the first one. 

The Fixx--Live 1982 King Biscuit Flower Hour.

Sonic Youth--Daydream Nation deluxe 2 CD.  IMO their best album.  An excellent live disc is included on this release.

Velvet Underground--At the End of Cole Street (2cd live 1969). 

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