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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.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: November 18, 2014, 09:24:25 AM »
I'm completely underwhelmed by the new Daniel Lanois CD.  It's like his other instrumental album Belladonna but more experimental and well, just plain weird in spots.  He can do much better than this.

Marketplace / bvdub White Clouds Drift 2Cd on echospace for sale (rare HTF)
« on: November 13, 2014, 02:12:35 PM »
Bvdub White Clouds 2CD for sale, out of print on Echospace.  $20.  Lowest price you will find on this.  PM me if interested.

Art and Literature, Movies and TV / Re: Interstellar
« on: November 13, 2014, 01:18:26 PM »
Although I don't agree with your summation, your review did make me laugh.  Yes, Caine still looked the same age.  Everybody got perfect haircuts --maybe by TARS?--during the long spaceship mission.  I wanted to puke during Hathaways "love" speech. 

Art and Literature, Movies and TV / Re: Interstellar
« on: November 12, 2014, 02:42:44 PM »
Saw it and it was awesome.  If you liked Contact and 2001 you will like this.  Concerning the music:  it was better than the overdramatized drivel these blockbusters usually employ, but I didn't notice much about it.   You know I really can't understand why some of these sci-fi projects don't use electronic space music.  A perfect one would be Redshift.  Their music is big and cosmic, alternating between bombastic sequencer to symphonic to atmospheric drone.  I could see a whole film being scored  to this music, and it would fit so much better than some boring classical music which is totally generic (and I don't mean 2001 because that music was perfect and not generic).

What is some ambient electronic music you'd like to see in a film?

Hypnos Label Releases / Re: Outfolding CD Cover Art
« on: November 10, 2014, 03:53:28 PM »
I have no more comments, so I will seal my LIPS.  PERIOD.

Hypnos Label Releases / Re: Outfolding CD Cover Art
« on: November 10, 2014, 02:39:02 PM »
Maybe we should put a Kotex on this thread (now I'll definitely be banned)

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