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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4240 on: July 22, 2014, 01:02:37 PM »
I can also recommend the DVD for Somnium, as well. I've downloaded the app, which is nice for listening on the road or going to sleep by. There was some controversy about this app when it was released, as it was shortened, but I think it's a great introduction to the piece for a very low price and makes a full purchase a no-brainer.
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« Reply #4241 on: July 23, 2014, 04:34:24 AM »
Cheers for the info men. Got the ipod/phone app last night. Very impressed with the concept. Listened to it through the headphones on my evening stroll and it worked superbly blending with the surrounding environmental sounds.

I will get the download first ( both) then probably the DVD also. I was aware of Robert's music previously and had listened to several of his works, also with Ian Boddy, however Somnium has raised his profile with me. Listened to "Nest" last night, utterly superb.

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« Reply #4242 on: July 23, 2014, 06:58:47 AM »
Nachtplank--Echo Ark.  Incredible album on txt label.  Top 10 of 2014 spot guaranteed here.

Rudiger Gleisberg/Mathias Grassow--Ad Lucem.  On the gterma label from Sweden.  Fans of Gleisberg works on the Solitaire albums he appeared on , most notably Fearless on Recycle or Die, will find similar sonorities here, mixed with Grassow typical drones.

Jeff Pearce--With Evening Above.  Good album.  He does what he does best here.

Expo Seventy--Virtually from the Unknown.  On Essence Music.  Gentle, ethereal space rock.  Not as noisy and grungy as previous works, which is why I really like this one.  If you like Hawkwind, Berlin school and Krautrock you must hear this artist!

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« Reply #4243 on: July 23, 2014, 12:36:13 PM »
I agree with Drone on.
Echo Ark is really superb.Top 2014.Lee just released a new one called "Birth"
Expo 70- I have several of his.My favorite is Where does your mind go.But yes,he can be noisy as well.Not into that part.I do like the lo-fi recordings.
Anjou-New project from Labradford and Pan American on Kranky.1 track out so far but interesting.
Harold Budd-La Bella Vista-Solo piano,just so, so beautiful.

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« Reply #4244 on: July 24, 2014, 04:59:33 AM »
Nachtplank - Echo Ark will be in my top 5 for 2014. Stunning album.

Late evening walk along the deserted beach and coast last night listening to ......



Autumn of Communion 3 and also 2. Very enjoyable experience.

Now checking out Nachtplank - Birth, on bandcamp.

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« Reply #4245 on: July 25, 2014, 12:30:40 AM »
Pete Namlook tribute box set---Whoa, 8 CDs of music!  This production looks great, with wooden box, nicely designed digipaks, etc.  The booklet is disappointing though.  No photos of Peter at all!  The essay portion was all written by theguy who produced the project.  Would've been more interesting to have some anecdotes by Fax artists about Peter, or a bio of his life, or other more interesting writing, rather than just how the project was completed, because it is after all a tribute to the man.  Yet the booklet missed the mark in focusing on his death instead of his life.  Almost as if Peter's presence is missing from the whole affair.  Maybe I'm just being overly picky though.  Anyway, lots of music to get through here. 

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« Reply #4246 on: July 25, 2014, 09:53:11 AM »
The Humble Bee - She Possessed the Secret for Listening to the Stars
Pretty standard Tattersall soundscapes: lo-fi electronics, tape loops, and dusting.

http://boomkat.com/vinyl/1043599-the-humble-bee-she-possessed-the-secret-for-listening-to-the-stars

V/A - Porya Hatami - Land Remixes
Remixes of various tracks from Porya's album, Land. Features remixes by Pleq, offthesky, Ruhe, and more.

http://shop.inneroceanrecords.com/album/porya-hatami-land-remixes

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« Reply #4247 on: July 25, 2014, 04:16:21 PM »
Thanks for the Tattersail update Chris.
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« Reply #4248 on: July 26, 2014, 09:12:12 AM »
Thanks for the Tattersail update Chris.

I think you might like "She possessed the . . ." quite a bit, Anthony. You might also really dig Falling Silent by Nautic Depths & Nunc Stans;)  It arrived a few days ago and is quite good. The improvised flourishes overlaying the deep harmonic drones makes for for rewarding headphones listening.

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« Reply #4249 on: July 27, 2014, 04:17:45 PM »
Currently listening:

Nautic Depths & Nunc Stans- Falling Silent- Kudos to Anthony and Tomas for putting together a very deep and ponderous album-- works wonderful with headphones. Anthony's contributions here are usually under the surface, so to speak, and a perfect compliment to Tomas' smooth, hypnotic drone work. Well done, guys!

Steve Roach & Jorge Reyes- Vine- Bark & Spore- Pure Magic! This may be my favorite tribal-ambient album, except for Well Of Souls
A-Sun-Amissa- Desperate In Her Heavy Sleep- gothic and dense cello/violin/synth work. Quite beautiful and tragic, if you're in the mood for an impending sense of doom ;-)
Talking Heads- Remain In Light

And I've been attempting to listen to various Craig Tattersall projects (Seaman & The Tattered Sail, The Humble Bee), but strangely, I've lost all connection with this music-- I invariably turn it off after 15 minutes or so. It just doesn't hold my interest anymore. Over-saturation, maybe? ...but this happens to be sometimes. Years ago, I lost all connection to Oophoi's music, and I rarely listen to it anymore, along with other dark ambient projects that I loved at one time. Not sure how this happens...

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« Reply #4250 on: July 27, 2014, 06:27:00 PM »
I very much appreciate the comments on the new Nautic Depths & Nunc Stans, Chris and Joe.
And yes, I tend primarily to do the "flourishes" ... the leads and quirky sounds.
Though not only that.
I am very pleased with how the release turned out. Was a lot of work, and I thank Tomas bringing it to press, as it were.
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« Reply #4251 on: July 27, 2014, 06:29:09 PM »
Joe : re. Tattersail. Suggest you adjust your medications until you are back in line with reality.

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« Reply #4252 on: July 27, 2014, 07:27:47 PM »
Lol! Yes, I realize that it's a deep psychological malfunction, and I am currently seeking medical solutions and support groups that specialize in this sort of problem.

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« Reply #4253 on: July 27, 2014, 07:34:15 PM »
We are here if you need support through this difficult time.

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4254 on: July 28, 2014, 06:18:58 AM »
Tattersall I can understand, Joe. But Oophoi? More meds!

Now re-re-re-re-playing:
Experiments in Silence - Hidden Harmonic
Steve Roach - The Delicate Forever

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« Reply #4255 on: July 28, 2014, 12:01:53 PM »
Years ago, I lost all connection to Oophoi's music, and I rarely listen to it anymore, along with other dark ambient projects that I loved at one time. Not sure how this happens...

Book yourself into the nearest psychiatric facility immediately! ;D ;D
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« Reply #4256 on: July 28, 2014, 01:37:49 PM »
I've already alerted the local police in case they see him wandering the streets listening to Raffi.
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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4257 on: July 28, 2014, 04:22:16 PM »
Lol! Okay, are the comedians on this forum through yet, or should I wait for more smart-ass remarks?  :)

I truly don't understand the Oophoi thing either, I should try again...

What's truly alarming is that I'm actually enjoying my son's Weird Al Yankovic Greatest Hits album. Seriously; especially the song "Albuquerque :o
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« Reply #4258 on: July 28, 2014, 04:47:56 PM »
Ah, Weird Al ..... that's good then.
You have simply realized that there is enjoyable music beyond ambient. No problem there.  8)
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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4259 on: July 28, 2014, 05:13:35 PM »
I think Weird Al did a cover of an Ooophi album that he called Behind the Wall of Sheep. You can have it both ways, Joe.