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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.

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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

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...

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."

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

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.

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)

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.

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.

Thought I'd mention, alio dies label is releasing a slew of new CDs this month.  A solo album with sitars, two albums by Aglaia, Alio Die with Lorenzo Montana (Namlook collaborator), and Enten Hitti.  Actually the Montana disc is on Projekt, released early January.

Projekt has a number of them for pre order.  They are shipping late December.

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.

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