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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4340 on: September 06, 2014, 08:38:58 PM »
Celer - Relief and Altruism

https://celer.bandcamp.com/album/relief-and-altruism

IDK how many Celer fans we have here, but I love Celer. Extremely prolific and one of the most distinct ambient projects going today.
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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4341 on: September 07, 2014, 12:18:02 PM »
I enjoy many of the Celer releases, but, with so many albums, I'm afraid I'll never do more than scratch the surface.

Lisa Gerrard - Twilight Kingdom
Only available digitally (thanks for the head's up, Judd). This is frigging amazing. This album really highlights the vocals rather than trying to give equal part of the music, and the result is wonderful. As Judd noted in the other thread, it is quite somber and dark, but extraordinarily powerful and emotionally evocative. I don't think Lisa does all the vocals, but perhaps they are simply processed in a way that makes her voice less obvious; many of the vocal tracks seem slowed down, but maybe I'm simply underestimating the low end of Lisa's range. Great stuff!
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« Reply #4342 on: September 08, 2014, 02:15:45 PM »
Hey all.  New guy here.  I came here by way of someone bookmarking the "classic albums" thread on Pinboard.  I have been browsing some of the topics today and already have found much inspiration.

I asked iTunes to come up with a random playlist of 100 tracks, which is at the moment my "now playing."  I need to do this more often.

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4343 on: September 08, 2014, 04:27:10 PM »
Great playlist. Also, welcome to the forum.
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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4344 on: September 10, 2014, 03:43:33 PM »
Miguel Isaza  - Uji
Nice release from the Eilean label. Acoustic drones, field recordings, minimalism and mystery.

Listen/Buy: https://eileanrec.bandcamp.com/album/uji

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4345 on: September 10, 2014, 08:11:27 PM »
eternell - Kalimba Ambience

https://eternell.bandcamp.com/album/kalimba-ambience

Something I discovered earlier this evening. Great stuff.
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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4346 on: September 13, 2014, 07:19:08 AM »
eternell - Kalimba Ambience

https://eternell.bandcamp.com/album/kalimba-ambience

Something I discovered earlier this evening. Great stuff.

This is a nice find! I poked around a bit and discovered that this is a side project of Ludvig Cimbrelius (aka Purl). There are a lot of great releases hosted on his bandcamp site. I'm enjoying the Surr - Asparna at the moment. https://eternell.bandcamp.com/album/surr-asparna

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4347 on: September 13, 2014, 09:26:37 AM »
eternell - Kalimba Ambience

https://eternell.bandcamp.com/album/kalimba-ambience

Something I discovered earlier this evening. Great stuff.

This is a nice find! I poked around a bit and discovered that this is a side project of Ludvig Cimbrelius (aka Purl). There are a lot of great releases hosted on his bandcamp site. I'm enjoying the Surr - Asparna at the moment. https://eternell.bandcamp.com/album/surr-asparna

That's another great find. I like the organic sound that it has.
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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4348 on: September 14, 2014, 03:33:30 PM »
Thanks for the tip on that Surr - Asparna download. It sounds great, and I'm downloading it now  8)

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4349 on: September 15, 2014, 06:33:22 AM »
Getting ready for King Crimson coming to Madison, WI next week.

King Crimson - Larks' Tongues In Aspic (Alternate Takes & Mixes)
King Crimson - Red
King Crimson - Islands
Fripp, Jakszyk & Collins - A Scarity of Miracles

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4350 on: September 15, 2014, 01:15:47 PM »
Seren Fffordd - Shards (of ashen light and burning dark) Dark, atmospheric and interesting. This is excellent.

and

Triple live Tangerine Dream - Phaedra Farewell Tour 2014.......



Superb.

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4351 on: September 15, 2014, 01:49:06 PM »
Thanks for the thumbs up third system  8)

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4352 on: September 15, 2014, 06:12:28 PM »
Robert Davies - Woodland Alcoves

Finally got around to listening to this and I'm enjoying it.
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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4353 on: September 15, 2014, 06:40:06 PM »
Getting ready for King Crimson coming to Madison, WI next week.

King Crimson - Larks' Tongues In Aspic (Alternate Takes & Mixes)
King Crimson - Red
King Crimson - Islands
Fripp, Jakszyk & Collins - A Scarity of Miracles


I'm jealous Dave, I was too late in getting tickets for Madison and now its sold out.
"I liken good ambient to good poetry ... enjoyable, often powerful, and usually unpopular" APK

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4354 on: September 15, 2014, 07:06:24 PM »
Paul,

I hopped on the tix right away.  At first I saw that they had a first row VIP package and I thought this might be one show that I'd pay a little extra for.  Well those VIP tix were around $275 a piece.  Needless to say I stuck with the normal price tickets.  For $275, Robert Fripp should come & play in my living room.

Here's the set list from a show last week:

Larks' Tongues in Aspic, Part One (1973)
Pictures of a City (1970)
A Scarcity of Miracles (2011)
(Jakszyk, Fripp and Collins cover)
The ConstruKction of Light pt. 1 (2000)
One More Red Nightmare (1974)
Hell-Hounds of Krim
("solo" for three drummers)
Red (1974)
The Letters (1971)
Level Five or VROOOM or Coda:Marine 475 (2003)
Hell Bells
(Percussion piece)
Sailor's Tale (1971)
The Light of Day (2011)
(Jakszyk, Fripp and Collins cover)
The Talking Drum (1973)
Larks' Tongues in Aspic, Part Two (1973)
Starless (1974)
Encore:
HooDoo (new improv)
21st Century Schizoid Man (1969)


I'm a little excited.  ::)

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4355 on: September 15, 2014, 07:28:51 PM »
I might do one of the Chicago shows...but I doubt it. I'll probably just wait for a release of one of the shows live on DGM
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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4356 on: September 16, 2014, 06:38:56 PM »
Some recent Bandcamp purchases...

Dylan Howe - SUBTERRANEAN - New Designs On Bowie's Berlin  -  Jazz versions of Bowie's Berlin instrumentals.  Nice.
https://dylanhowe.bandcamp.com/album/subterranean-new-designs-on-bowies-berlin

tonepoet - Headspace - excellent guitar-based ambient.
https://tonepoet.bandcamp.com/album/headspace

eternell - Kalimba Ambience  -  pretty ambient tunes all based on kalimba recordings.  Thanks for the heads up, Castleview.
https://eternell.bandcamp.com/album/kalimba-ambience

Deep Sea Diver - Always Wating EP  -  not ambient but very good indie music.  I loved their first album and was hoping for a new release but this ep will have to do.
https://thedeepseadiver.bandcamp.com/album/always-waiting-ep


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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4357 on: September 17, 2014, 07:34:23 AM »
recent spins

Gapfield - excellent beaty stuff from Specta Ciera and Jacob Newman)
Earlyguard - drone drone drone
HAT - Hosono, Atom Heart, Tetsu Inoue - fun album
Kloob - ambient - coming out on Relaxed Machinery in 2015
Steve Brand - his new one coming out Oct 3
B12 - classic Warp
Bola - in a four letter band mood, see below
Jega - in a four letter band mood, see above
a dub techno mix on youtube

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4358 on: September 17, 2014, 06:04:19 PM »
Abandoned Communities - Abandoned Communities
Dark ambient soundscapes from Lee Anthony Norris and Pietro Bonanno. I thought I had read somewhere that this would be released on Databloem, but that was almost a year ago and nothing has emerged. So, for now, digital only.
Buy/Listen: https://abandonedcommunities.bandcamp.com/album/abandoned-communities

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4359 on: September 19, 2014, 07:50:31 PM »
This Mortal Coil - Filigree and Shadow
Still incredible, even (almost) 30 years later. The jewel in the 4AD crown.