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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Robert Rich - What We Left Behind
« Last post by stargazer on August 22, 2016, 09:56:44 AM »
It seems I feel differently about this every time I hear it. But to my ears it is definitely beautifully produced, mixed and mastered - it's got that really 'vivid', three dimensional and 'present' sound whilst also being really pared back and subtle, similar in that way to Nest and other great R. Rich albums. Lovely mastering too. I do think he has such a unique sound, although because similar elements are used from album to album no matter what their theme (which I understand he considers his 'voices' or something to that effect, like the steel guitar, flutes and other recurring sounds) I have to separate my listens with his material in order to preserve a sense that each work is addressing something different. For some reason it doesn't matter so much with other ambient artists - I can just let the albums roll on, album to album. But there is something quite 'thematic' to each of his works, so if I'm hearing similar sounds in Nest as I am in What We Left Behind - even though the two seem to be in very different zones thematically - my brain finds it a bit problematic. Odd huh?

I find your opinion interesting because you analyze the music. I also believe that if you produce theme-oriented, it does not reach the Weightless as easy as when you improvise. Therefore, it is of course more perfect, but sometimes heavier fare :)
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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Robert Rich - What We Left Behind
« Last post by Robert Logan on August 22, 2016, 05:45:47 AM »
It seems I feel differently about this every time I hear it. But to my ears it is definitely beautifully produced, mixed and mastered - it's got that really 'vivid', three dimensional and 'present' sound whilst also being really pared back and subtle, similar in that way to Nest and other great R. Rich albums. Lovely mastering too. I do think he has such a unique sound, although because similar elements are used from album to album no matter what their theme (which I understand he considers his 'voices' or something to that effect, like the steel guitar, flutes and other recurring sounds) I have to separate my listens with his material in order to preserve a sense that each work is addressing something different. For some reason it doesn't matter so much with other ambient artists - I can just let the albums roll on, album to album. But there is something quite 'thematic' to each of his works, so if I'm hearing similar sounds in Nest as I am in What We Left Behind - even though the two seem to be in very different zones thematically - my brain finds it a bit problematic. Odd huh?
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Getting closer - have a great time Jez. 8)
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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Last post by Seren on August 22, 2016, 01:00:25 AM »
Alio Die - Suspended Feathers.
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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Last post by Castleview on August 21, 2016, 07:52:31 PM »
Death Cube K - Dreamatorium

Haven't listened to this in a long time but it's one of the best dark ambient albums ever.

Have this, but not listened for an age. Will have to check it out again.

Have you heard his guitar ambient album, Colma? TBH it's not really ambient but I suppose for Buckethead it is  ;) Has some of the most beautiful guitar melodies and tunes I have heard. In fact one of the best guitar orientated albums ever for me, and that is saying something.

I have not heard it. TBH, I don't follow Buckethead too closely. Might have to check that out sometime though.

I actually got Dreamatorium mainly because Bill Laswell worked on it.
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8) "Return of the Giant Hogweed"  8)
Playlist Norbert: Neu!, Michael Hoenig, Ash Ra Tempel, Robert Schr÷der, Tangerine Dream, Software, Rolf Trostel, Cosmic Hoffmann, Klaus Schulze, Mind over Matter
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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Recent music purchases
« Last post by chris23 on August 20, 2016, 08:34:53 AM »
I'll second that: Biospherica is fantastic.
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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Last post by thirdsystem on August 20, 2016, 04:08:09 AM »
Death Cube K - Dreamatorium

Haven't listened to this in a long time but it's one of the best dark ambient albums ever.

Have this, but not listened for an age. Will have to check it out again.

Have you heard his guitar ambient album, Colma? TBH it's not really ambient but I suppose for Buckethead it is  ;) Has some of the most beautiful guitar melodies and tunes I have heard. In fact one of the best guitar orientated albums ever for me, and that is saying something.
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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Recent music purchases
« Last post by thirdsystem on August 20, 2016, 03:58:37 AM »
Here's a strong recommendation..........



New Carpe Sonum release, Jacob Newman - Biospherica

Beautiful, gentle, atmospheric ambience with hints of melody and sequences. Environmental sounds and a strong forest theme. Stunning.

https://jacobnewman.bandcamp.com/album/biospherica

Beautiful album cover also.
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