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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Steve Roach & Robert Rich
« Last post by hjalmer on June 23, 2017, 09:54:35 AM »
r rich + lustmord

another "stalker" would work



h
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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Steve Roach & Robert Rich
« Last post by DeepR on June 22, 2017, 02:07:21 PM »
Wouldn't it be great if these guys team up again?
They're practically made for each other. Well, not in that way, but as artists. ;)
Make it happen! 8)
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Eternell "Children Of Infinity" CDr

Ludvig Cimbrelius, the sole sonic healer behind Eternell, is for sure better known for his other highly applauded project Purl, delicately focusing on soothingly hazy introspectiveness with mesmerizing dub techno tapestries thrown in and releasing mostly on renowned Canadian Silent Season label as well as lately also on rising Spanish imprint Archives. However, I was always fascinated by Ludvig's more embracing atmospheric quietudes revealed under Eternell moniker, so when "Children Of Infinity" has been announced on Eternell's Bandcamp site as a limited physical edition of 100 copies, I immediately raised my eyebrows! Self-released since March 17th, 2017, "Children Of Infinity" album comes in a really gorgeous glossy 4-panel digipak with artwork credits given to Russell Stephenson (front and back cover) and to Brian Young (inside art). Very nice job, gentlemen! Actually, both these visual artists are already credited on several other Eternell and Purl releases.

10-minute opener "Abode" straightly carries the listener into sonorously tranquilizing garden, where ethereally contemplative gongs are delightfully amalgamated with nuanced hissy drone reflections, monochromatic intangible expansions, meandering evocative blankets and stringed lyrical subtleties. What a beauty captures my listening room!!! Rasmus Alkestrand is listed as a co-writer and co-producer on this composition together with Ludvig Cimbrelius. "Corona", which is only slightly longer than its predecessor, delves deeply into thrillingly expressive nostalgic terrains, impeccably merging powerfully evocative driftscapes with impalpably remote heartbeat, utterly poignant choir-driven luminosity, elusive string titillations and glimpsing faunal balm with rainy shimmers. Pure magic, Ludvig Cimbrelius serves here infinite aural ambrosia to caress your inner realms!!! On "Moksha" Rasmus Alkestrand returns to the stage and creates together with Mr. Eternell another exquisitely immersing scenario, propelled by persistently droning flatlined immenseness, calmly reverberating and insistently engrossing, and counterpointed by evanescent organic filigrees. Eternell at the top of his deepest sonic meditations! But the vertex of a blissful listening splendor comes most likely with 15 and a half minutes long "Child Of Infinity", when utterly warm drizzling sceneries are meticulously invaded by perpetually billowing monumental vistas revealing breathtakingly expansive horizons. Auxiliary tinkling gossamery contemplations clandestinely sneak in along with ear-tickling emotional traceries. Yet this magnificently engulfing spectacle is sensationally reinforced by lissomly gliding chants guarding above. Wow, a jaw-droppingly absorbing harmony between all aural fragrances brings my equilibrium into absolute heaven. After "Corona" another ultimate Hall of Fame composition!!! Bravo, Ludvig!!! The next piece "Sister" keeps on the path with chanting blossoms, when Lovisa Cimbrelius joins Ludvig with her heavenly voice, I believe, according to the title, it's Ludvig's sister. The voice cushions gracefully commingle with heartwarmingly sublime magnitudes, soothingly riding across gorgeously evocative landscapes of dusted off memories. Marvelously balsamic track! "Puja", next longer piece covering more than 14 minutes, brings back again Rasmus Alkestrand. The composition wanders through enveloping piano, chants and flute infused reveries, delicately enhanced by stringed musings, both poetic and euphoric, and fading away calmly through the curtains of rain droplets. The closing 9-minute "Eden" is featured on this recording as a bonus, this piece was already released digitally during the summer of 2016 on "Portals" album. "Eden" serenely floats on the wings of elated imageries. where lower end subtleties are proficiently fused with spirited glimmers, vivid reminiscences and longing placidness.

Ludvig Cimbrelius excels as a virtuoso sonic meditator on 77-minute "Children Of Infinity", this masterfully crafted collection of tranquilizing auralscapes is constantly driven by his unmistakable insignias, where sublimity, warmth, intimacy and stillness coexist in a truly encircling harmony. "Children Of Infinity" masterpiece must be your everyday's medicine!!! If you still don't know the discography of this tremendously talented Swedish soundscaper, don't wait any second, because all Eternell and Purl physical albums, both glass mastered and pro CDr, are highly recommended!!! And for those, who prefer digital worlds, many other albums are available and not only as Eternell or Purl, but also as Alveol, Surr, Rust, Xpire or most recent Illuvia and Kokong (the last one together with above credited Rasmus Alkestrand).

Richard Gürtler (Jun 20, 2017, Bratislava, Slovakia)
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WavemansUnderground friday 23th 2017 20.00-0.00 / 7pm-11pm(UK) http://www.underground-aexpaerten.de/Radio1.html or www.radiosunrise.de / guest Playlist:

Simon Stockhausen, --Dave Massey, Ian Boddy, Dave Wright-- , Quaeschning & Schnauss,(*) Christian Piednoir, Cosmic Ground(Live), (*) Andy Pickford, James Martin,(*) Hollan Holmes, Christian Richet, Warpness, Johan Tronestam, (*) Borders Edge Music, Harald Gramberg,(*) Nothing But Noise, Purfoze, Forrest Fang, Mathias Grassow, Richard Pinhas, Altus (*)

All(*) music from 2006 - 2016 Kenichi Oka(Yamaoka)DJ and producer. Rhythm is his trademark
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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Last post by Seren on June 20, 2017, 12:19:50 AM »


Not listened to for a long time. Great album 8)
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Independent Music Reviews / My review of "Atmosphere" CDr by Warpness
« Last post by richardgurtler on June 19, 2017, 05:09:07 AM »


Warpness "Atmosphere" CDr

Wow, what a surprise landed into my mailbox!!! Although I have noticed the pre-release info of this album at the end of March 2017, it quite unexpectedly graced my collection only one week later. With the official release date at April 21st, 2017, "Atmosphere" CDr is out on Tape The Sound in a nice 4-panel digipak designed by the artist himself. Oh, and who is hidden behind this project? Remember the name Tom Ståle Engebretsen? I have reviewed his fantastic album "Tralfamadore", released under Elrox Ambient Session moniker about one and a half years ago. And among other I also said this Norwegian soundcarver is living his dream. "Atmosphere" is certainly another proof of these words!!! I should add that Tape The Sound label is run Tom and his debut work as Warpness, entitled "One Note", is out since December 2016 on a cassette format. Actually, as far I know, this crafted Norwegian is also veiled behind another project Castana with one cassette release "Olvenion". So if you are a true tape aficionado, certainly don't miss these two releases, they both look really nice. Anyway, let's dive deeply into "Atmosphere", consisting of 9 untitled parts...

The shortest piece on the album, "Part 1", running over 2 and a half minutes, immediately transports the listener into spellbindingly ambiguous solitudes proficiently navigated by tenebrously sinuous drone, which is precisely bridged with assorted subterranean murmurs and intangible glimmers. A rather ephemeral intro, but powerfully immersing!!! "Part 2" shifts into slightly more active terrains, where mesmerizingly helixing monochromatic mindscapes are persistently coalesced with cyber-biotic traceries, inconspicuously pervading titillating reverberations and balmily contemplative glimpses. 6-minute "Part 3" safely keeps on magnificently enigmatic traces fronted by insistently spiraling cinematic drone, gliding through warmly introspective horizons and guarded by choir-infused meridians, while occasionally imbued by transient primordial mirages. A large dose of aural medicine is served here!!! "Part 4" intriguingly merges rather quiescent driftscape with a labyrinth of celestial calls and a fleeting glance of throbbing grooves. Solitary drone emerge from unfathomable depths and serenely shifts "Part 5" into immensely engrossing realms counterpointed by gossamer pulses, elusive resonations and trenchantly ascending ear-tickling hypogeal vistas. "Part 6" is guided by static, nearly transcendental spirals, which are soon percolated by reflectively tinkling and bouncing miniatures as well as by continuously crescendoing driftscapes with panoptic vertexes. The magic of hypnotically gripping droneforging is fully unfolded! "Part 7" in some ways resurrects a bit "The Earthlings Dome", one of many unforgettable sonic elixirs from "Tralfamadore" album. Twisted drone, spellbinding oscillations, buzzing undercurrents, vague bowed fragments, organic tapestries, ancient vestiges..., a truly delightful potpourri exhibiting peculiarly creative craftsmanship of Tom Ståle Engebretsen. Bravo!!! The splendor continues also throughout "Part 8", which amalgamates lower end droning specters with hissy particles, evocative undulations and industrialized subtleties. "Part 9", with 7 and a half minutes the longest track on the album, closes the journey with sonorously droning scenario, which is exquisitely enhanced by unbounded subterrestrial hummings, encircling shimmering chimes and awe-inspiringly magnified cascades. A very strong conclusion indeed!!!

47-minute "Atmosphere" is another triumphant work by Tom Ståle Engebretsen, this time acting as Warpness, which needs to be explored as soon as possible, just like his above mentioned, blazingly distinguishing "Tralfamadore" album published under project's name Elrox Ambient Session. This Norwegian artist certainly belongs to the long list of undiscovered ambient soundsculptors across the globe waiting for their voice to be heard and then praised. Don't be afraid of this venturous ride, because a fully rewarding listening experience awaits here!!! Tom Ståle Engebretsen absolutely deserves this chance as "Atmosphere" stands stalwartly side by side with sonic monuments of 2017!!!

Richard Gürtler (Jun 18, 2017, Bratislava, Slovakia)
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Independent Music Reviews / Re: New Ambient/Experimental Music Blog
« Last post by cvac on June 17, 2017, 08:01:16 AM »
Today's featured album is Mayforest's self-titled debut album.

https://everydayambient.wordpress.com/2017/06/17/mayforest-self-titled/
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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Tech Talk with Jaja
« Last post by stargazer on June 17, 2017, 03:05:38 AM »
Do you listen facing the speakers and/or standing between them facing the room?

A Hi-Fi dealer I visited (and got my current speakers from) thought I played in an orchestra as orchestra members often stand between the speakers to listen, because that is how they hear the music they play....

Andy: I listen facing the speakers and the ceiling just to make sure the sounds have its space. I think it is quite fascinating to sit in the middle of an orchestra.
Would love to have a surround system but I try to achieve this feeling by widely standing monitors and through the use of a subwoover (one of the most important devices to achieve sound feeling).
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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Tech Talk with Jaja
« Last post by Seren on June 16, 2017, 12:24:20 AM »
Do you listen facing the speakers and/or standing between them facing the room?

A Hi-Fi dealer I visited (and got my current speakers from) thought I played in an orchestra as orchestra members often stand between the speakers to listen, because that is how they hear the music they play....
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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Tech Talk with Jaja
« Last post by stargazer on June 15, 2017, 09:39:04 PM »
Of course...that makes sense.  Do you listen from a more central position in the middle of the room..... auditioning music when at your iMac would have you hearing a lot more of the right channel.

Perhaps in such a beautiful space you may walk a little while you audition your compositions, so the more established studio methods are not so important for you.

Mostly I stand in the middle of the room to audition music. Often I hear the recordings over the whole day or night in my daily life.
Then I live with the sounds and I can study the room sound :)
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