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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Any Genesis fans?
« on: August 06, 2014, 11:10:38 PM »
Any opinions on Gabriel vs Post Gabriel, favorite releases, etc?  I just got Seconds Out, excellent live album where Steve Hackett was still in the band.  How about those 2008 reissues which many fans condemned for remixing the music, however slightly?

It's overrated.  I was disappointed when I received it back in 2003.  I found it hard to get into. 

Maybe nothing beats it after release, although I think pretty much everything beats it which came before  ;)

Grassow never appeared on any Solitaire album with Gleisberg. 

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: August 06, 2014, 09:21:25 AM »
Experiments in Silence--Hidden Harmonic.  Just got this two days ago, excellent disc.  This was sold out but I found it on the Databloem website.  I always check there as they tend to have copies of the sold out stuff on Silent Season and txt labels.

Re: txt label.  Not sure why they keep pressing so few copies when the demand is so obviously high. 

Lately it's been $100-$150 per month, which is crazy!  Been going hogwild with used rock CDs at Amoeba and the sold out txt label stuff.  Oh yeah, also spent $40 on Blue Mosque 2-CD by muslimgauze.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: August 04, 2014, 02:59:40 PM »
Reverberant Evenings-- After the Silence.  Lovely deep drones shine on this super limited cdr (65 numbered copies in tin box like Periphery label).  Expensive on Discogs but excellent stuff, on txt label.

Move D--The Silent Orbiter.  Also on txt, super limited pressed CD of 100 or 150 copies.  Also paid a hefty price on Discogs for this.  This was an odd choice for a dedication to his friend Pete Namlook.  Super minimal gloomy dark ambient.  Pretty static piece save for some low bass pulses and blips.  Seems like he could have done more with it.  Plus  again an odd choice for a requiem for a friend. 

Die Welt Ist Klang--8 CD box compilation tribute to Pete Namlook.  This is a mixed bag.   great pieces by ishqamatics and Peter Benisch.  Some strange pieces by former fax label artists.  Some good stuff by the fan musicians occupying the second half of the set.  Really haven't had time to immerse myself in the set as of yet.             

I agree.  Steve's music has gotten more abstract, formless over the years.  I'm sure it's intentional, as he seems to be about impressionism and sound painting than structured melodic pieces like his older work. 

Be honest now....  ;)

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Top Oophoi discs
« on: July 29, 2014, 10:49:53 AM »
Celestial Geometries
Mare Vaporum
Archaic Oceans

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: July 25, 2014, 12:30:40 AM »
Pete Namlook tribute box set---Whoa, 8 CDs of music!  This production looks great, with wooden box, nicely designed digipaks, etc.  The booklet is disappointing though.  No photos of Peter at all!  The essay portion was all written by theguy who produced the project.  Would've been more interesting to have some anecdotes by Fax artists about Peter, or a bio of his life, or other more interesting writing, rather than just how the project was completed, because it is after all a tribute to the man.  Yet the booklet missed the mark in focusing on his death instead of his life.  Almost as if Peter's presence is missing from the whole affair.  Maybe I'm just being overly picky though.  Anyway, lots of music to get through here. 

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: July 23, 2014, 06:58:47 AM »
Nachtplank--Echo Ark.  Incredible album on txt label.  Top 10 of 2014 spot guaranteed here.

Rudiger Gleisberg/Mathias Grassow--Ad Lucem.  On the gterma label from Sweden.  Fans of Gleisberg works on the Solitaire albums he appeared on , most notably Fearless on Recycle or Die, will find similar sonorities here, mixed with Grassow typical drones.

Jeff Pearce--With Evening Above.  Good album.  He does what he does best here.

Expo Seventy--Virtually from the Unknown.  On Essence Music.  Gentle, ethereal space rock.  Not as noisy and grungy as previous works, which is why I really like this one.  If you like Hawkwind, Berlin school and Krautrock you must hear this artist!

An excellent assessment of this CD.  I played this recently after a couple months and I think it's one of Steve's strongest albums in some years.  Definitely on my best of 2014 list.

Got the CD yesterday, it's excellent!!!  Confused on the bonus CD though, as the cover lists one track at 74 min. But there are actually TWO tracks on the disc ?.......

I saw this already.  The scan of back cover shows only TEN songs, so there's still something off here.

I bought this '94 Staalplaat CD recently.  The track times are totally different than what's shown on the back cover, plus there are 12 tracks but the label indicates 10.  Really don't understand how a label could f*** up this bad and put the product on the market.  Anyone have this CD?

The projekt website had the whole first track (24 min) up last time I checked.

Everything and Nothing / Re: Was this an insult?
« on: July 17, 2014, 11:26:19 PM »
I didn't find it confusing, I found it thoughtless and stupid to say to anyone unless they did know you and or you actually volunteered that information.  If I did live with my mother, it's not something I'd be spreading around at work or feel comfortable telling people.  Coworkers who obviously have a job and can support themselves I would never assume they lived with their parents or parent.  Funny, I did want to date this woman for awhile, so thank God I didn't.  It would've lasted a week at best before she pissed me off with some really insensitive stupid comment!

Everything and Nothing / Was this an insult?
« on: July 17, 2014, 04:15:34 PM »
I'm a 46 year old guy.  A female coworker asked what I did on some time off I took and I said "House sitting and dog sitting for my mom while she was on vacation.". Then she says, "Oh, don't you live with your mom?". I never said anything ever about living with my mother so I don't know where she would get this idea.  Plus, why would I call it house sitting if I lived there?  As living with your mom at my age is universally thought of as uncool, odd, etc,  if somebody thinks you do then they must think you're unable to live away from mommy and are socially freakish or something.  I take it as an insult.  Would you?

Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: Miss you Forrest!
« on: July 17, 2014, 08:54:57 AM »
Just to clarify, I didn't mean Forrest was a negative/confrontational member.  I was thinking of someone else who will go unnamed.  And by this I mean someone who turns every post into an argument and takes offense at the most benign comments.   

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: July 16, 2014, 07:10:02 AM »
Hopefully this week I'll be spinning Steve Roach's new one "The Delicate Forever"!!

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