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Art and Literature, Movies and TV / Re: Oblivion - 2013
« on: January 13, 2014, 04:19:43 PM »
Three great sci-fi films of late:  Oblivion, Elysium, and Europa Report.

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Stick Men 2014 tour
« on: January 13, 2014, 02:02:48 PM »
Tony Levin, Pat Mastelotto, and Markus Reuter (whoaaaa!!) Playing together in San Francisco on January 23.  Must check this out.  This is a rare chance to see these masters in person.  Years ago when I went to see Karn, Torn and Bozzio as Polytown it was an amazing experience.  This looks to be the same.

The REAL people in power are not the politicians, and these people have been orchestrating the collapse of US economy for years now.  This is not just a conspiracy theory.

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Constance Demby
« on: January 07, 2014, 01:32:07 PM »
Don't forget Oophoi

Everything and Nothing / Re: Ambient Music + Copyright
« on: January 05, 2014, 11:39:55 PM »
Yes immersions OPINIONS may have upset people, but I didn't notice him personally attacking anyone.  When you start using the word "stupid" as was used against him, it just shows your immaturity and THAT kind of post should be banned.  I don't agree with immersion's opinion but just because the majority disagree with him does not justify a ban.  If someone here says something you don't like it's your choice to respond or ignore.  Keep arguing about it for two pages and people are going to get more upset.  Hope I don't get banned for saying this.  ;)

Everything and Nothing / Re: Ambient Music + Copyright
« on: January 05, 2014, 02:07:02 PM »
With all the billions of choices modern synths offer, can't understand why an em/ambient artist would need to sampleand then change someone else's work.  Laziness, yes.  Stealing, yes.

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Best of 2013
« on: January 03, 2014, 02:31:53 PM »
BOARDS OF CANADA--Tomorrow's Harvest.  Absolutely brilliant album!!!  Adding this to my list.

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Best of 2013
« on: January 03, 2014, 12:55:06 AM »
I just bought Spacebound by Ishqamatics at Databloem.  If you want it I'd check to see if they still have it.

Its a private legal matter.  Why is it anyone's business especially if there's some apparent wrongdoing?  Yeah I'm disappointed but I'm not crying about it.  And I support Mathias 100% in his future musical endeavors!

Btw, I'm just stating my opinion, not looking to argue.  :)

Tomas, just playing Devil's advocate here, but you did choose to share this information on the forum.  People are now not allowed to discuss it?  Personally I wish you would've kept the details off the forum as it seems a private matter, and to be honest it's not what Mathias' fans want to hear.  Or you could've just said "for legal reasons" instead of the sordid details.  I really didnt think it belonged on the forum at all.

Apparently this just came out about 10 days ago.  Available from Gterma (label) or Databloem.  Leans toward the "dark ambient" side. 

Finally on "Calibration", an entire track was taken from the previously released album "Perfume" by Klaus Wiese.

Oh geez.  That's really disappointing to read.  :(

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Best of 2013
« on: January 01, 2014, 03:17:59 PM »
Oh yeah, and I missed a very limited edition Move D album called "The Silent Orbiter" CD that was dedicated to Namlook.   LOVE David Moufang.  Damn!

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Best of 2013
« on: January 01, 2014, 03:12:38 PM »
Thanks everyody for these lists.  Interesting stuff!  Lots of googling today for some of this music I missed...

I just listened to the Namlook tribute online last night and the tracks by former Fax contributors (Laswell, Hawtin, Rother, Dr. Atmo, etc.) are stunning.  I'm told the CD box set will be out end of January.  Hence, didn't include it on my list for 2013, but I'm sure it'll be there next year.  Also found out Ear-Rational, FAx's US distributor, has been releasing some CD's that were intended for Fax before Peter's untimely death.  Label is called Carpe Sonum.  So far they put out Indiana Drones by Material Object & Phonaut, and upcoming is a new Mick Chillage album called Saudade. 

Yeah, I love it too, much better album than Shadowplay.

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Best of 2013
« on: December 29, 2013, 11:54:18 AM »
What are your four stars?

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Best of 2013
« on: December 29, 2013, 02:06:34 AM »
Any pending lists??? I like seeing if there's anything I missed this year.

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Binaural Recordings?
« on: December 29, 2013, 02:03:20 AM »
You should call up Mark Prendergast and ask him his "expert" ambient opinion.  ;D

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: December 29, 2013, 01:52:26 AM »
Harold Budd--Budd Box.  This is a wonderful box compiling his Opal/All Saints releases, 7 discs with amazing 70 page booklet full of interviews and liner notes.  All Saints is reissuing a lot of stuff now like Roger Eno and Laraaji.  There is some previously unreleased Laraaji material.  Wonder if it's any good (?)

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: December 20, 2013, 01:59:04 PM »
Robert Rich--Morphology.  Very nice live CD, ltd to 300.  I bought this mainly because it has my fave RR track, The Other Side of Twilight, from Numena.  Only half the length of the original but still great to hear an alternate version after all these years.  The only thing I don't like about this is the metal tin packaging, was never a fan of this going back to the 90s for Recycle or Die, etc.

The Whole Traffic 2 (Fax label).  Electro trance excellence from Dr. Atmo from the mid 90s!

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