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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4180 on: June 07, 2014, 02:31:36 PM »
How to Disappear Completely - Oblivion/Rites
Digital only release, available on bandcamp. Drifting, weightless ambient with sounds that cast shadows.

https://htdc.bandcamp.com/album/oblivion-rites

This is awesome. Listening to it right now.

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4181 on: June 08, 2014, 02:43:49 AM »
ASC--Truth be Told.  CD arrived a couple days ago and wow is this great, IMO even better than his last double album Time Heals All.  This disc seems more flowing and cohesive, not as dark and shadowy as its predecessor.  Blissfully melancholic and simply beautiful.  Best of 2014 so far for me.

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4182 on: June 08, 2014, 03:08:18 PM »
Dirk Serries - streams of consciousness 132010

It's one of Dirk Serries' new stream of consciousness albums and it's yet another strong release. It's similar to the first few that he released last summer.

http://tonefloatikon.bandcamp.com/album/streams-of-consciousness-132010

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4183 on: June 10, 2014, 11:48:59 PM »
Heavy listening on all Oneohtrix Point Never albums that I could get my hands on.

Replica (Software)
Borden, Ferraro, Godin, Halo & Lopatin (Frkwys)
Rifts (Software)
R Plus Seven (Warp)
Returnal (Mego)
Instrumental Tourist (Software Studios, w/ Tim Hecker)

All these works are superb, can be played one to the next multiplied...

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4184 on: June 11, 2014, 05:07:47 AM »
Been having a Loscil couple of days.....all really good though Sketches from New Brighton is a standout and most musically evolved imho

   

 
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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4185 on: June 11, 2014, 07:48:09 AM »
Yep, Sketches is a mighty fine album. Play it a lot myself.
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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4186 on: June 11, 2014, 02:56:22 PM »
Peter Gabriel--Plays Live.  IMO the best live recording ever released, quite simply because the playing and sound quality are amazing, not to mention it surpasses the studio versions by a mile.

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4187 on: June 11, 2014, 06:19:48 PM »
Klaus Wiese - Divine Orbit

Got it in the mail today courtesy of el culto, and it's awesome! It's nice to have another Klaus Wiese CD in my collection. My other one, Uranus, skips nowadays and I suspect that it is suffering from a tiny bit of disc rot.

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4188 on: June 12, 2014, 08:06:19 PM »
Recent plays:

Subradial - Ice Diving
Experimental ambient from Hypnos. This is pretty interesting. The album as a whole hasn't yet grabbed me in a "repeat listening" kind of way, but certain tracks are incredible, creative, and unforgettable (e.g., Out & Dry).

Autumn of Communion - Autumn of Communion
This album is close to perfection. Drool.

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4189 on: June 14, 2014, 06:30:07 AM »
A great video to promote the new Kyle Bobby Dunn release. This video captures everything perfectly: the tongue-in-cheek humor, the simplicity, and the beauty.

Spem in Alium & Her Unable on Vimeo

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4190 on: June 15, 2014, 03:06:54 PM »
Wow...thanks for posting that video Chris.....Im going to listen again without the amazing visuals.  Often ambient music is the soundtrack to our lives or a life and just works so well with our imagination or film, case in point and where is that city?
"Life is one big road, with lots of signs, so when you ride to the Roots, do not complicate your mind, ... "  Bob Marley

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4191 on: June 15, 2014, 03:50:05 PM »
Wow...thanks for posting that video Chris.....Im going to listen again without the amazing visuals.  Often ambient music is the soundtrack to our lives or a life and just works so well with our imagination or film, case in point and where is that city?

Yes, totally cool. I think the city is Singapore.

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4192 on: June 15, 2014, 05:26:21 PM »
Singapore...OK.  from where I sit in S.E. Florida that could be a Ridley Scott movie stage.....been down here in the salt, sand and strip malls for a while.  Need to spend some time in the metropolis called Miami...get re-acquitted.
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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4193 on: June 17, 2014, 07:28:43 PM »
Those Autumn of Communion releases are quite special.I enjoy 1-3.
Biosphere-Das Subharchord.1 track that is similar in feel to Kraftwerk Radio-Activity.Not been into his latest but still rotate Substrata on a regular basis.

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4194 on: June 18, 2014, 02:51:03 PM »
The Autumn Of Communions are something special. In particular the first one, which is I feel a masterpiece. That was my last order into FAX and I wondered why it never arrived  :(

Been playing my new ..txt releases incessantly since the weekend.....




Lee Anthony Norris - Italian Works I had about half of this on downloads so great to get it on CD. This is a gorgeous collection of Lee's recent ambient works.

Experiments in Silence - Hidden Harmonic - One of the best ambient releases I have heard this year. On a par with Nacht Plank - Echo Ark.

Simon Lomax - A Glimmer of Memory First I have heard from this artist and again it really is stunningly beautiful.

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4195 on: June 18, 2014, 04:00:01 PM »
I'm streaming Experiments in Silence right now, thanks to your recommendation. This is fantastic; thanks for the head's up! http://experimentsinsilence.bandcamp.com/album/hidden-harmonic-2

Recent spins:

Illuha - Akari
A recent release by Tomoyoshi Date and Corey Fuller on 12k. The first couple of Illuha releases didn't appeal to me much, but this one is outstanding. The third track in particular, The Relationship of Gravity to the Persistence of Sound, is a stunning example of how to blend experimental microsound with emotionally powerful ambient.

Buy/Sample: http://www.12k.com/index.php/site/releases/akari/

Jeff Pearce - With Evening Above
Excellent guitar work. I've been craving something like this for a long time. Thanks, Mr. Pearce!
Buy/Sample: https://jeffpearcemusic.bandcamp.com/album/with-evening-above

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4196 on: June 19, 2014, 04:39:44 AM »
Recent spins:

Illuha - Akari
A recent release by Tomoyoshi Date and Corey Fuller on 12k. The first couple of Illuha releases didn't appeal to me much, but this one is outstanding. The third track in particular, The Relationship of Gravity to the Persistence of Sound, is a stunning example of how to blend experimental microsound with emotionally powerful ambient.

Buy/Sample: http://www.12k.com/index.php/site/releases/akari/

Just ordered the cd, the demo track up at 12k is quite beautiful......thanks for the heads up. 
"Life is one big road, with lots of signs, so when you ride to the Roots, do not complicate your mind, ... "  Bob Marley

http://digitalvoices.bandcamp.com/

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4197 on: June 19, 2014, 04:03:48 PM »
Not sure how I got on this kick, but I've been on a Bryan Ferry/Roxy Music bender the whole week.

At the risk of really dating myself, I've been a Roxy Music fan since "Virginia Plain" and Bryan Ferry's solo career is still going strong(the man is 69 and just played 2 nights at Coachella!). In fact, while I was strolling down Memory Lane, I discovered an album I was unaware of, The Jazz Age, a collection of Roxy and Ferry tunes arranged as jazz standards.

Here's "Love Is The Drug."
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A2LhVazAFGY
There is no spoon. Which sucks because I have a pudding cup.

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4198 on: June 20, 2014, 11:27:25 AM »
I love Roxy too...

Echo and the Bunnymen--Meteorites.  Ian McCullough claims this new album is a worthy successor to the band's firstfour classics.  Not quite, there is no shadowy darkness here.  But I will say it's the best stuff they've done since then.  strong songs, good production (aided by Youth of Killing Joke).  My only complaint would be there is no live drumming, everything is programmed.  Otherwise, highly recommend this one to all Echo fans

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4199 on: June 20, 2014, 08:50:10 PM »
ambient/electronic:

Percival Pembroke - a course in the theory of drones - nice Bandcamp find.  Subtitle is "works for tape machine, sampler and reverb.'  Lots of nice tape degradation on this.  And it's free!
http://percivalpembroke.bandcamp.com/album/a-course-in-the-theory-of-drones
DeepChord - Lanterns
Masayoshi Fujita & Jan Jelinek - Bird, Lake, Objects

"normal" music:
The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger - Midnight Sun
Andrew Bird - Things Are Really Great Here, Sort Of
First Aid Kit - Stay Gold
Owen Pallett - In Conflict