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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Last post by Seren on Yesterday at 03:33:31 AM »
Dark Side of the Moog box set. Arrived at weekend.

Never had the originals so unable to compare....

I like Cds 2 - 4 a lot, will need to listen to 1 again and yet to listen to 5.

I like the box itself, very nicely done.

I think there could be more information on both Klaus and Peter, as well as each album in the set.

I think they could have made different covers for each disc.
I think just listing Klaus's other albums inside the covers is not enough - I would have liked more information.
I think bonus material disc could have been something other than what appears to be excerpts of tracks from the series, including discs 1 - 4.
Overall, despite my qualms, a good deal for the music.
Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Would you pay $1,000 for a CD?
« Last post by Seren on Yesterday at 03:25:25 AM »
I would have to consider what else comes with it or what else it can do for me :o
Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Last post by drone on on February 07, 2016, 10:52:25 PM »
To add to above, disc 3 (1976 Mannheim) is very good, the music is more of the classic Phaedra type style.  Also, disc 4 is only 30 minutes long.  Guess it was necessary so as not to exclude part of the performance, but a waste of 50 minutes, so you only getting 3.5 CDs really.  I think I should give this box more time.  Actually the sound quality IS better than your average bootleg, no doubt due to mastering these old tapes. 

Hi Bert - posted to EM Portal as well - hopefully according to protocol!
Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Would you pay $1,000 for a CD?
« Last post by APK on February 07, 2016, 07:29:56 PM »
Pushing up the expected price ?

Someone is asking for $1000,
maybe it is a good deal to get it at $500.

Crap like that.
Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: Modular Musings
« Last post by Julio Di Benedetto on February 07, 2016, 06:27:38 PM »
I have been working on a patch for the last few days off and on and its the first time that I feel the music has gone its course yet Im reluctant to dismantle it and start anew.  I have recorded the patch in three variations which I will post soon but right now Im wrapped up in this unusual, at least for me, sense of hesitation to wipe the slate clean.....its almost as if theres more there that could be sculpted, polished and possibly shattered but Ive grown fond of the sounds and their unpredictability and dont want to loose them, which I must.  This is so different from a synth where your hard work can be saved, recalled at a press of a button time and again.

Another part of me likes the impermanence of in life just a perfect fleeting moment.
Other Ambient (and related) Music / Would you pay $1,000 for a CD?
« Last post by drone on on February 07, 2016, 04:16:15 PM »
You see these items listed on eBay, Amazon, Discogs, Barnes and noble, etc.  Some seller is asking $1,000 for a CD.  Goes without saying nobody would pay that much.  So what is the motivation for creating these listings?  I just don't get it.
Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Last post by drone on on February 07, 2016, 03:09:39 PM »
Tangerine Dream Reims Cathedral 1974/Mannheim 1976 official bootleg vol 1 box set.  My final summation after multiple listenings is this set is very disappointing.  The Esoteric label has done high quality TD projects before, but this box is kind of cheap on a physical level.  The recordings are  typical bootleg quality.  They are audience recordings, hence lo-fi, flat, tinny, etc.  Why does every bootleg have some German guy talking to his friends?  And somebody's always having a coughing fit.  I mean who coughs that much?  I bet it was one guy who did it to sabotage all illegal recordings.  The music itself, though occasionally having some nice sounds, is very improvisational aka noodling.  For diehard fans only. 
Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Last post by DeepR on February 07, 2016, 01:44:18 PM »
Tetsu Inoue - Organic Cloud

Chill In, Chill Out & Ring of Power -> A glorious pinnacle moment in ambient music.
Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: The Modular Synthesizer Thread
« Last post by Julio Di Benedetto on February 07, 2016, 09:20:08 AM »
All computers are in the studio so if I want to show a friend something on the computer got to go to the studio....first time peoples reaction is amusing to complete dismissal of the flashing lights et el...."is that an old patchable telephone operator station" referring to my modular or "what are you going to paint on all those canvas's" referring to the acoustic sound panel hung on the walls.  It is strangers like someone come to do work in the house like a plumber or tiler that I get the "Wow" factor from.  Those friends that say nothing I think feel Im completely nuts and avoid going there and if by some accident I play my music then there suspicions are definitely confirmed  ;D
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