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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Darkened Soul
« Last post by darkenedsoul on July 30, 2015, 04:42:01 AM »
Well still lurking around. I just uploaded my first 2 releases over to www.noisetrade.com and www.purevolume.com and at some point I'll get the others up to those sites as well. It's too bad that artistserver went under...Gideon gave it a good run...  Hopefully I'll dredge up this project with some new music in near future.

Mike
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A mighty wander Julio, hope you take sufficient buttys ! 490 miles is way out of my league - more like 15 miles a week !
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Now Playing / Re: Too much music?
« Last post by 9dragons on July 29, 2015, 08:46:59 PM »
It has been very interesting reading through this thread. I like everyone's different takes on this. A decade and a half back I traveled around by bicycle, and would stop for a year or so in a country to teach English. Living this life I never gathered much stuff. But then in Rome, I discovered electronic music in a big way. Aphex Twin's Selected Ambient Works vol. 2 to be exact. I listened to it day and night, and was completely hooked. I eventually tore through all the Warp label releases I could find...but in that early stage I actually believed in the idea of the "circular collection", that one could arrive at a certain number of albums and circulate through them, creating a hermetic world with no need to buy new music, and maybe switching one out to be replaced by a new one. But soon the glorious addiction kicked in. Going to the record store almost daily was like a special time of peace, an opening of possibilities, and in each city I cherished this ritual. It was great to discover Hypnos while living in China, the joy of having a pack of cds arrive from such a faraway land (I could picture beautiful Portland, Oregon in my mind, having been there many times) was a great comfort in those strange and stressful times. The music was burned into my spirit, accompanying me everywhere. I eventually became more settled. Lived in Portland for a while, and remember going to that great world music cd shop in the Hawthorne (I hope it's still there) every day, amassing quite a collection of international traditional music as well. Then I became a more serious collector, though with a relatively modest collection. More than just listening to the music, it was the excitement of hunting around on label sites on the net, or jetting over to the record store before they closed in the evening, buying known quantities or completely unknown stuff for the sense of discovery. Then waiting for the great moment when the package would arrive, opening the package, slowly going over all the packaging, enjoying the evocative art and textures, anticipating the First Listen...

More to follow, gotta run...
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Looks like an amazing trip Julio. I hope you keep an online blog of your trip so we can all follow your progress.
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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Last post by 9dragons on July 29, 2015, 02:49:31 AM »
Thanks to drone on for the suggestion of Pjusk: Sart. Just the sounds I needed to hear right now...

Lately been listening to:
Rapoon: The Fires of the Borderlands. Had this a long time ago and recently re-acquired. Still sounds amazing...
Alio Die: Aura Seminalis. This album brings one into another world that is just outside this one...keen to check out Holographic Codex next.
Tetsu Inoue: Inland...dove back into Tetsu's music again recently, after a hiatus. The intricacy and balance of organic/hypnotically digital is captivating and transporting. Dipping into Slow and Low and World Receiver as well. I think I read somewhere on the forum that Tetsu has disappeared from the world of music. I hope he doing well out there somewhere, but if he never makes any more music we still have a more than bountiful catalogue of work to enjoy...
Wendy Carlos: soundtrack to the movie Tron...been enjoying many soundtracks lately and this one is up there, even enjoying the Journey interludes between the intriguing fusion of orchestra/synthesizer. Synth line of the End Titles track can reduce one to tears.
Edgar Rothermich: soundtrack to Blade Runner (recreated from Vangelis). This came out at the 30th anniversary of Blade Runner, and now a couple years later there's a second edition, which I think has been remastered. Rothermich has done glorious job of re-playing the music from the film, and making it into a real album. I don't own any of the other "official" soundtracks made by Vangelis, as I'm not too keen on the voice tracks from the movie being included on some of them (will watch/listen to the movie for that). What the Blade Runner soundtrack (and this recreation album) does to me is hard to describe, pure joy and nostalgia-for-the-future sadness...
Andy Stott: Faith in Strangers and Luxury Problems. Dark goth/techno/industrial/ambient/ethereal w/ female voices that is a cut above the rest in quality and delivery. I don't understand if there are even music categories any more after some of this stuff I've been getting into. Ambient seems to be fused into most other genres, and other genres of electronic have dissolved boundaries into each other. A very enjoyable time...
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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Last post by petekelly on July 29, 2015, 01:52:11 AM »
Very angry stuff from the underbelly of UK society

'Key Markets' by Sleaford Mods

NSFW !

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Never heard of it. But it sounds like fun--and a challenge. Good luck! I hope you have a great time.
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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Last post by ffcal on July 28, 2015, 06:39:31 PM »
Been playing:

Arovane -- Atol Scrap, Lilies, Icol Diston. These are fine things.

Checked on Bandcamp :  arovane.bandcamp.com

Good time to check out the early releaes if you don't already have them ... euro is not always this low !   8)

Thanks for the link.  Didn't know he had a new one out.  His Tides release is a long-time favorite and his 2013 album Ve Palor is pretty good, too.
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On August the 5th 2015 my girlfriend and I, along with another couple will travel from Florida, USA to France to start the Camino.  It actually starts in the Pyrenees but then after one day crosses over into Spain.

I had never heard about the Camino until I saw this movie a year or so ago with Martin Sheen called "The Way" directed by his son Emilio Estavez and said after watching it that one day I would do this, a bucket list sort of thing. Well its going to happen very shortly.



Depending on ones fitness the Camino takes 30 some days to walk...490 miles. 

This is such an out of the box vacation, if you can call it that..... I just dont know what to expect and thats probably the point.  I am excited to return to Europe where I grew up between the UK and Majorca, Spain.

Anyone here walked the Camino, heard about it or ever thought about doing it?
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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Last post by APK on July 28, 2015, 03:25:31 PM »
Been playing:

Arovane -- Atol Scrap, Lilies, Icol Diston. These are fine things.

Checked on Bandcamp :  arovane.bandcamp.com

Good time to check out the early releaes if you don't already have them ... euro is not always this low !   8)
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