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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4360 on: September 20, 2014, 10:25:01 AM »
Raison d'Etre - Myse en Abyme

Nothing new but of high quality. He is perfecting his style on this one. Recommended.

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4361 on: September 20, 2014, 07:15:46 PM »
Duff Egan - Kenosis Loop

https://duffegan.bandcamp.com/track/kenosis-loop

Another strong drone piece from Duff Egan.
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« Reply #4362 on: September 21, 2014, 12:23:57 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

That Dylan Howe album is pretty incredible. I know we just had a laugh about it a few days ago but, if you're a fan of Bowie's Berlin period, you really need to check this album out.
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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4363 on: September 23, 2014, 03:47:03 PM »
Recently
- Fleetwood Mac :: Mystery To Me  (a few great tracks on this ... "Hypnotized") (Bob Welch)
- Ralph Towner :: Solstice  (guitar meister)
- Bonobo :: Back Sands  (title track is priceless)
- Alio Die :: Honeysuckle  ( 10/10 )
- Saul Stokes :: Formation  (very 80's ... or was it 90's. More pop electro than ambient. Very fine.)
- Loscil :: Sketches From New Brighton  (brilliant, as usual)
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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4364 on: September 23, 2014, 05:37:52 PM »
Nikosf. - Collecting the Moments
Was released on vinyl earlier this year, but the digital version just came out. Awesome ambient with beats, in the Dewtone and Yayga spirit. Lovely stuff.

Samples/Buy: http://www.beatport.com/release/collecting-the-moments/1369613

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4365 on: September 24, 2014, 12:19:05 AM »
Arvo Part - Symphony No 3
YL Male voice choir from Finland
Mozart - The Magic Flute
a String quartet
Joy Division - Closer
Carmel - Live
selection of female singers:
Annie lennox, Gerri Halliwell, Katie Melua, Hayley westernra, Lady Gaga
Analoguekid - Mariana Trench

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4366 on: September 28, 2014, 04:54:27 PM »
Now playing:

Robert Rich and Alio Die - Fissures
One of my favorites from the 90s. Mysterious, spacious, and ritualistic.

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4367 on: September 28, 2014, 05:14:44 PM »
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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4368 on: September 29, 2014, 03:54:07 AM »
OPENING on Vimeo

OPENING is a visual album created by Christopher Willits. It is a 45 min film, an album released on Ghostly International, a series of photo prints, and live performances. OPENING is best described as an experience, designed to inspire a space of peace and expansion. Willits' music and photographic filmmaking overlap into a kind of abstract narrative speaking to personal transformation and connection to the earth. Willits will be performing the sounds and images of OPENING live in the US and Europe this fall while on tour with Tycho.


 I have been waiting all summer for this to be released...cd on its way to me from Ghostly International.....http://www.ghostly.com/releases/opening
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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4369 on: September 29, 2014, 12:08:59 PM »
Two new ...txt releases have arrived  :)

   

Mick Chillage - Reverie.....yet another really beautiful ambient album from Mick.

Autumn Of Communion 3.9. Three very different remixes of the AOC track Solar Image by Mick, Ishq and Nacthplank. Really superb.

AOC 5, their final release, is up for pre-order on the ...txt website. Only 100 available from the website with the other 50 going to distributors in Japan and USA.

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4370 on: September 30, 2014, 04:06:36 PM »
Stephan Micus - The Music Of Stones



I'm really glad Loren Nerell told me about this album.
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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4371 on: October 01, 2014, 04:12:32 AM »
Dirk Serries - The Origin Reversal - very nice and pleasant guitar drone/ambient.

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4372 on: October 01, 2014, 03:34:48 PM »
Porya Hatami - Arrivals and Departures
New release on Time Released Sound. This represents more of Porya's softer, synth work as opposed to the more acoustic, glitchy soundscapes that he's better known for. Great stuff: It is easy to get lost in this; the sounds feel like sonic clouds, making it easy to imagine yourself floating through the sky.

Buy/Listen: http://timereleasedsound.com/releases/porya-hatami/
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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4373 on: October 02, 2014, 08:59:31 AM »
$45 for their "deluxe" versions?  That's outrageous

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« Reply #4374 on: October 02, 2014, 09:13:35 AM »
$45 for their "deluxe" versions?  That's outrageous

I guess the deluxe versions are more like art pieces, but the concept behind them in this case seems a little gimmicky.  The label is based locally in Alameda.  I'd rather buy a piece of art from Robin Storey or Andrew Chalk, but different strokes.

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4375 on: October 02, 2014, 01:32:16 PM »
Yeah, and $45 is on the low end too for some of the deluxe editions.

I've never felt inspired to buy one of the TRS deluxe editions. Fortunately, many of the recent releases have an affordable "standard" edition too, released as digipak (nice), creative envelopes with inserts (neat), and sometimes card sleeves (meh).

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4376 on: October 03, 2014, 05:57:01 PM »
Zen Lu & Grzegorz Bojanek - Live in Shenzhen
Minimal and simple, with a nice use of reverb. Some of the acoustic sounds trail off for miles.
Buy/Listen: https://etalabel.bandcamp.com/album/live-in-shenzhen

Christopher Sisk - 8​.​extended
Part of a generative music series. This is lovely and has been my bedtime listening for the week.
Buy/Listen: https://christophersisk.bandcamp.com/album/8-extended

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4377 on: October 03, 2014, 06:48:19 PM »
dirk serries - the origin reversal
Arve Henriksen - The Nature of Connections
Tangerine Dream - Phaedra Farewell Tour Concerts
King Crimson - Elements Tour Box

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4378 on: October 03, 2014, 09:13:45 PM »
Is the Elements tour box worth picking up? How are the tracks from the new band?
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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4379 on: October 04, 2014, 01:18:58 PM »
Paul,

I think it's worth picking up but the I've been a little obsessed with Crimson lately.  The tracks with the new band are disappointing because they are very short.   The 4 tracks are :23, :54, :44 & 1:11.

I like CD #1 better, as it's mostly older stuff.  My favorite from that is the instrumental mix of Fallen Angel from Red.  There are several "extracts" that are just short tidbits, :14, 1:14, 1:18, 2:35, 2:39.  They are interesting just a bit short. 

All in all I'm glad I got it, partly as a memento of the Madison show.  For other folks, you've got to be a pretty big Crimson fan to make it worthwhile.

BTW, their show in Madison was f-ing phenomenal!  They played half of Red, which is my favorite Crimson album.  Plus the three drummers were incredible.  I literally almost cried when they played Schizoid Man.  The song has been part of my musical life for 40 years & to see it played live was kind of overwhelming.