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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: New Steve roach album the passing
« Last post by Tardigrade on Yesterday at 05:06:17 PM »
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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: The Art of Listening.....a movie
« Last post by Tardigrade on Yesterday at 05:05:07 PM »
It's more than art?  Perhaps they should have called the movie Beyond the Art of Listening.

I do not understand your intent and question?

It was a response to this

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The art of listening, this is more than an ability, and more than art, it is just to sink into...

It was a rhetorical question followed by a supposition that does not have a specific intent beyond summation.
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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: New Steve roach album the passing
« Last post by chris23 on Yesterday at 05:02:18 PM »
The thing I like about busting a long play up is it works better in the shuffle and you can play the whole album in a proper row if you want.  The fades are made in a way that sounds good when the album is reassembled and crossfaded.   

Sounds like the art of listening.  ;)
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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: New Steve roach album the passing
« Last post by Tardigrade on Yesterday at 04:57:33 PM »
The thing I like about busting a long play up is it works better in the shuffle and you can play the whole album in a proper row if you want.  The fades are made in a way that sounds good when the album is reassembled and crossfaded.   
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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: The Art of Listening.....a movie
« Last post by stargazer on Yesterday at 04:57:08 PM »
It's more than art?  Perhaps they should have called the movie Beyond the Art of Listening.

I do not understand your intent and question?
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Independent Music Reviews / Re: My review of "Percipient" CDr by Super Fata
« Last post by chris23 on Yesterday at 04:56:24 PM »
This album is ridiculously good. I'm streaming it now for the first time and plan to buy it. This is the price I pay for not immediately listening to an album when Richard recommends it!

https://superfata.bandcamp.com/album/percipient
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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Lo-Fi Ambient Recommendations
« Last post by chris23 on Yesterday at 04:53:36 PM »
Agree. Already one of my favorites of the year--and it is only February!
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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Lo-Fi Ambient Recommendations
« Last post by Tardigrade on Yesterday at 04:52:27 PM »
The new Halftribe falls into this category.  It even says lo-fidelity in the title.

https://archivesdubmusic.bandcamp.com/album/daydreams-in-low-fidelity

It's a good recording, so I'll call it hi-fidelity lo-fi.  Soft noise and ambient synths.  Not much crunchy sounds or clicks.

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: New Steve roach album the passing
« Last post by chris23 on Yesterday at 04:52:06 PM »
I'm enjoying this new one. It doesn't strike me as having a sorrowful vibe on its own, but in the context of some of the statements Roach made about it, I can appreciate that side of the recording.

Regarding long form works: I think the format works really well in this specific case. The style of the recording gradually evolves from dense textures, to discrete synths with interesting progressions, and back again to a cloud of sound. Without the long form, the evolution would be less subtle and more jarring.

Having said that, some of Roach's long-form works would work just as well as 10-minute pieces. In fact, albums like "A Deeper Silence" and the Immersion series, as much as I adore them, already seem to be nothing more than loops designed to fill up 70-ish minutes of CD space. I'd be just as happy to have shorter versions that I can play on repeat.

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: New Steve roach album the passing
« Last post by Tardigrade on Yesterday at 04:47:06 PM »
I don't consider it to be a problem.  I'll buy a long play if it isn't basically the same thing for an hour.  Busting it up into a few smaller bits is easy.  Sadly, many long plays are basically the same thing for an hour. 
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