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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4260 on: July 28, 2014, 05:59:17 PM »
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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4261 on: July 28, 2014, 07:19:26 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.

 ;D Thanks Chris, but I snapped that up as soon as it hit the market. That very same day, I bought Signals From The Great Behind. An instant classic!

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4262 on: July 29, 2014, 03:54:19 AM »
And now back to our regular programming  ;)



Could be my favorite Sakamoto collaboration.....the Fennesz treatments work so well with the piano.  More experimental than Sakamoto & Willets excellent Ancient Future but in a very good way and more accessible than their 12k release Ocean Fire.  Also theres an element in Sakamoto's piano that is reminiscent for me of his film music adding a melodic smoothness to the Fennesz glitch.

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4263 on: July 30, 2014, 12:38:58 PM »
- Saul Stokes: LFOUFO 
Been playing quite a bit. High quality (as always) and catchy. Great in the car. I don't really think of it as ambient.
- Philipp Weigl: Prisma 
No vocals in this one, unfortunately. But has been growing on me.
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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4264 on: July 30, 2014, 01:23:22 PM »
And now back to our regular programming  ;)



Could be my favorite Sakamoto collaboration.....the Fennesz treatments work so well with the piano.  More experimental than Sakamoto & Willets excellent Ancient Future but in a very good way and more accessible than their 12k release Ocean Fire.  Also theres an element in Sakamoto's piano that is reminiscent for me of his film music adding a melodic smoothness to the Fennesz glitch.

Got my cd from Amoeba in San Francisco, had a hard time finding it..... flac is available from Boomkat  http://boomkat.com/cds/33897-fennesz-sakamoto-cendre

Sad News about Sakamoto:

http://www.theguardian.com/music/2014/jul/11/ryuichi-sakamoto-diagnosed-throat-cancer-yellow-magic-orchestra

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4265 on: July 30, 2014, 02:10:26 PM »
Checking out on Spotify.............

Robert Rich - Calling Down The Sky, Echo Of Small Things and Electric Ladder Very nice indeed. Away to put in an order for Nest and one of these discs.

And..............


Steve Roach - The Desert Collection, Vol 1 CD. Really loving this desert ambient. Superb collection. Nice artwork also.

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4266 on: July 31, 2014, 08:52:39 AM »
And now back to our regular programming  ;)



Could be my favorite Sakamoto collaboration.....the Fennesz treatments work so well with the piano.  More experimental than Sakamoto & Willets excellent Ancient Future but in a very good way and more accessible than their 12k release Ocean Fire.  Also theres an element in Sakamoto's piano that is reminiscent for me of his film music adding a melodic smoothness to the Fennesz glitch.

Got my cd from Amoeba in San Francisco, had a hard time finding it..... flac is available from Boomkat  http://boomkat.com/cds/33897-fennesz-sakamoto-cendre

Sad News about Sakamoto:

http://www.theguardian.com/music/2014/jul/11/ryuichi-sakamoto-diagnosed-throat-cancer-yellow-magic-orchestra

Greetings,
Tomas

Damn that is not good..... lets all send out some good energy.  I personal know two people, one a family member who have won the fight with throat cancer so there is much hope....thanks for the news Tomas.
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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4267 on: August 03, 2014, 05:29:12 PM »
The last several days I've been revisiting my long neglected Oophoi discs: Archaic Oceans, The Dreams Of Shells, The Time Fragments Series, Arpe Di Sabbia, The Rustling Of Leaves, Nebula- Genesis, Bardo, Hymns To a Silent Sky, Subterranea, Athlit, Mare Imbrium. I've been loving this! Seven years away has made it all seem fresh and new again. The Rustling Of Leaves really stands out, as does Nebula- Genesis and Subterranea.

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4268 on: August 03, 2014, 05:38:42 PM »
Good stuff, Joe. 
I don't have The Rustling of Leaves. Will have to find a copy.
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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4269 on: August 03, 2014, 06:31:58 PM »
Jorge Reyes and Suso Saiz - Cronica De Castas

I haven't listened to this in a while. Great stuff. It feels like the precursor to Suspended Memories at times.

Also, Cendre is great and I really hope Sakamoto can survive throat cancer.
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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4270 on: August 03, 2014, 07:10:32 PM »
Good stuff, Joe. 
I don't have The Rustling of Leaves. Will have to find a copy.

I think you'll love it. It captures those unexplainable sensations you feel when you're standing alone in an empty field, listening to the wind whistling through half bare branches, while all around you, everything has turned to brown and red and yellow.

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« Reply #4271 on: August 04, 2014, 02:13:26 PM »
The last several days I've been revisiting my long neglected Oophoi discs: Archaic Oceans, The Dreams Of Shells, The Time Fragments Series, Arpe Di Sabbia, The Rustling Of Leaves, Nebula- Genesis, Bardo, Hymns To a Silent Sky, Subterranea, Athlit, Mare Imbrium. I've been loving this! Seven years away has made it all seem fresh and new again. The Rustling Of Leaves really stands out, as does Nebula- Genesis and Subterranea.
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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4272 on: August 04, 2014, 02:59:40 PM »
Reverberant Evenings-- After the Silence.  Lovely deep drones shine on this super limited cdr (65 numbered copies in tin box like Periphery label).  Expensive on Discogs but excellent stuff, on txt label.

Move D--The Silent Orbiter.  Also on txt, super limited pressed CD of 100 or 150 copies.  Also paid a hefty price on Discogs for this.  This was an odd choice for a dedication to his friend Pete Namlook.  Super minimal gloomy dark ambient.  Pretty static piece save for some low bass pulses and blips.  Seems like he could have done more with it.  Plus  again an odd choice for a requiem for a friend. 

Die Welt Ist Klang--8 CD box compilation tribute to Pete Namlook.  This is a mixed bag.   great pieces by ishqamatics and Peter Benisch.  Some strange pieces by former fax label artists.  Some good stuff by the fan musicians occupying the second half of the set.  Really haven't had time to immerse myself in the set as of yet.             

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4273 on: August 05, 2014, 05:49:57 AM »
Imprints - Data Trails   -   https://sereinlabel.bandcamp.com/album/data-trails
Land Observations - The Grand Tour   -  http://landobservations.com/music/
Tiny Isles - The Long Seasoned Sleep   -   http://komu.bandcamp.com/album/the-long-seasoned-sleep
Rusted Sun Collective - Communicate EP  -  http://rustedsun.bandcamp.com/album/rusted-sun-collective-communicate-ep

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4274 on: August 05, 2014, 11:35:14 AM »
Experiments in Silence- Hidden Harmonic have played this one so many times since receiving it from...txt. One of my favourite ambient albums.

Meant to post on here when I pre-ordered the new Ishqamatics - Waterbound album from ...txt. It is apparently sold out already !



In this vein, I missed out on Reverbrant Evenings mentioned by Drone on above but I see it is available on bandcamp. Also missed out on the Ishqamatics Spacebound CD but got the download. Looks like you have to be quick and on the ball with ...txt if you want a physical copy.

Re the Moufang - Silent Orbiter, I am still having to work at that one. I find that bouncing/ rolling about marble type noise irritating. Bit of a strange album but I will persevere with it, might be better in the winter weather for atmosphere.

And finally Die Welt ist Klang..............I just love the whole thing. Magnificent tribute to Pete. It will be one I will return to for years and I am also still finding my way round this massive work.

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4275 on: August 05, 2014, 07:20:57 PM »


First time listening to this in a while and I'm in love with it again.
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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4276 on: August 06, 2014, 04:36:57 AM »
Started working through Dave's recommendations above....

Imprints - Data Trails.... very interesting, the last track in particular, The Sea and Electricity, is superb. Beautiful melody and chord progression.

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4277 on: August 06, 2014, 09:21:25 AM »
Experiments in Silence--Hidden Harmonic.  Just got this two days ago, excellent disc.  This was sold out but I found it on the Databloem website.  I always check there as they tend to have copies of the sold out stuff on Silent Season and txt labels.

Re: txt label.  Not sure why they keep pressing so few copies when the demand is so obviously high. 

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4278 on: August 06, 2014, 11:10:41 PM »
just finished listening to "Sound System - Born To Be Wasted"

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4279 on: August 07, 2014, 08:05:24 AM »
Just been checking out John Serrie - Daystar on spotify.

Very nice space ambient album indeed. Don't know what his other stuff is like but this one is very good indeed.


PS There are an additional 25 copies of Ishqamatics - Waterbound been made available on ...txt due to demand, if anyone is interested. They will disappear quickly I suspect.