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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: The Art of Listening.....a movie
« Last post by stargazer on February 22, 2017, 05:33:24 AM »
In Germany we say "Die Kunst des Zuhörens" and indeed it is an ability to listen. I think it is also an art.

Many people do not have time and leisure to listen. Many people do not have the inner peace to listen. We live in a very sensitive age, I call it the cosmic age, where art can give us back inner peace and abilities for proper listening. Art makes the difference to real life because there is more than reality. It is beyond definitions to experience this by yourself in this way or another way.


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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Walter Geirs video
« Last post by Julio Di Benedetto on February 21, 2017, 09:30:10 PM »
Thats fascinating APK.....they are beautiful to look at and so curious to hear.

Never heard of the man before...Thanks
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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: The Art of Listening.....a movie
« Last post by Julio Di Benedetto on February 21, 2017, 09:14:18 PM »
Do painters practice the art of seeing?  No.  They practice the art of painting.  Art is a clearly defined thing and it doesn't include listening. 

The term art can be used in the figurative sense.  Now, if they called the movie "The Figurative Art of Listening", then I would have no problem with it.

I will listen to the soundtrack of the movie by Christopher Willits who currently has less than a handful of sales at Bandcamp.

You cannot paint with out seeing.  I have not painted anything in some 20 years but I can tell you seeing, looking, is as much an art as is the act of put paint on a canvas. Same goes with listening for the composer.  As to the act of listening for an audience all be it one person with an iPod and buds is an art is the real question.

Is reading an art?  Without it there would be no authors. A reader is part of the writers expression as is the listener for music....if you don't press the play button there is only silence. If nobody buys tickets to a certain concert then there is no audience to play for.

 
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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Last post by cvac on February 21, 2017, 08:23:53 PM »
The Monolake chatter inspired me to update my collection.  I already have Cinemascope and Interstate and kept about 3/4 of the songs on those albums.   

A Spotify skip around preview of everything he produced in the last 15 years has lead to a wishlist of no complete albums and about 10 singles.

Never understood why anyone would want to listen to partial albums. I guess that means I'm old fashioned.
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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Last post by Tardigrade on February 21, 2017, 07:23:16 PM »
Arecibo - Trans Plutonian Transmissions



Dark Ambient Space music with Industrial overtones.  This was a one time side project of Lustmord made many years ago and it still sounds good today.  Not sure what the YouTube sounds like. 
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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Last post by Tardigrade on February 21, 2017, 06:44:17 PM »
This is an album I guarantee no one here has. 

https://schematicmusiccompany.bandcamp.com/album/lily-of-the-valley



It's soft experimental IDM that could appeal to Ambient fans that like Autechre. 
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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Last post by Tardigrade on February 21, 2017, 06:35:39 PM »
The Monolake chatter inspired me to update my collection.  I already have Cinemascope and Interstate and kept about 3/4 of the songs on those albums.   

A Spotify skip around preview of everything he produced in the last 15 years has lead to a wishlist of no complete albums and about 10 singles. 
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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Lo-Fi Ambient Recommendations
« Last post by Tardigrade on February 21, 2017, 06:20:01 PM »
Several good lo-fi examples at Audio Gourmet.  Most of them are name your price or less than £4.

https://audiogourmet.bandcamp.com/

A net label run by Spheruleus.

 
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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: The Art of Listening.....a movie
« Last post by Tardigrade on February 21, 2017, 06:02:12 PM »
Do painters practice the art of seeing?  No.  They practice the art of painting.  Art is a clearly defined thing and it doesn't include listening. 

The term art can be used in the figurative sense.  Now, if they called the movie "The Figurative Art of Listening", then I would have no problem with it.

I will listen to the soundtrack of the movie by Christopher Willits who currently has less than a handful of sales at Bandcamp.
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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: New Steve roach album the passing
« Last post by Tardigrade on February 21, 2017, 05:50:20 PM »
Not a fan of the long play format.  20 minutes per song is my limit.   Preferably less than 10 minutes.  Anything longer than 20 minutes gets cut into easier to digest pieces.
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