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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #480 on: May 16, 2008, 03:30:54 PM »
David Tagg - Skin Diagram (Archaic Horizon) - netlabel release. Not his best, but pretty nice for free.
Download here: http://www.archaichorizon.com/releases/ah025/ah025.html

If you've heard David's stuff you'll know what to expect:
"'Skin Diagram' is able to achieve a mesmerizing solar glare, like the bouncing refractions of the sun rays underneath the water, that can transfix its listeners into a quiet serenity. Evoking this imagery with a youthful, kinetic sonic, David Tagg wraps a quivering stereo field with slow movements of warmly wavering drones. Deriving a thermal energy from a biological motif, the sound of his music posses a glowing translucence, as if lit from within.[...]"

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #481 on: May 16, 2008, 05:15:49 PM »
Just a note, Alan: that blue is almost impossible to read on the grey/dark background version of the forum .. which a number of us use. Probably best to avoid.
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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #482 on: May 16, 2008, 10:29:34 PM »
Hmmm... I thought you liked A Kind of Blue, Anthony  ;)

Have modified the post accordingly.


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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #483 on: May 17, 2008, 09:17:20 AM »
Aidan Baker - Thoughtspan
still one of my favorites when it comes
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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #484 on: May 17, 2008, 09:44:24 AM »
Formication - Agnosia
wow!
KMFDM - Naive
classic!
Burn the Priest - Burn the Priest
righteous!
Skinny Puppy - Dystemper Remix
so good in parts, so bad in others

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #485 on: May 17, 2008, 10:30:13 AM »

Skinny Puppy - Dystemper Remix
so good in parts, so bad in others


yep - i agree with that comment!
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« Reply #486 on: May 18, 2008, 06:01:33 AM »
Implex Grace - Through Luminescent Passages I (netlabel release - download details here: http://www.distancerecordings.com/dist001.html)



Really enjoying this. I noted from the site that itís mastered by Joshua Eustis, which would explain why it reminded me of Belong, and their massive breaking waves of washed out harmonized dronefuzz, heard on their October Language. Draw a line with Hammock and Eluvium at one end, and Tim Hecker and Fennesz at the other, and you can locate this Implex Grace guy navigating back and forth round about the middle, somewhere bumping up against the vessel of Willits + Sakamotoís Ocean Fire maybe.

Not the most original of artists, but certainly worth grabbing if you enjoy anything in the sonic zone whose coordinates Iíve outlined.



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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #487 on: May 18, 2008, 09:14:21 AM »
Implex Grace - Through Luminescent Passages I

Some impressive/sonically fascinating & enjoyable things on this release.
Gets my stamp of approval.
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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #488 on: May 18, 2008, 10:52:53 PM »
Implex Grace - Through Luminescent Passages I (netlabel release - download details here: http://www.distancerecordings.com/dist001.html)

Really enjoying this. I noted from the site that itís mastered by Joshua Eustis, which would explain why it reminded me of Belong, and their massive breaking waves of washed out harmonized dronefuzz, heard on their October Language. Draw a line with Hammock and Eluvium at one end, and Tim Hecker and Fennesz at the other, and you can locate this Implex Grace guy navigating back and forth round about the middle, somewhere bumping up against the vessel of Willits + Sakamotoís Ocean Fire maybe.

Not the most original of artists, but certainly worth grabbing if you enjoy anything in the sonic zone whose coordinates Iíve outlined.

Thank you, thank you, thank you. What a gem! This release in particular reminds me of Tim Hecker, only perhaps this is a bit more optimistic in nature somehow. You're right, maybe it's not all that original, but I couldn't care less about that when it's this good. And it's free!  ;D :o

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #489 on: May 19, 2008, 11:23:33 AM »
Stephan Mathieu - Auf der Gasse
what a lovely cd this is .... expensive as hell, but worth
every Ä .... manipulated shortwave radio ..... but so warm
and cozy just like Hecker

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #490 on: May 19, 2008, 11:31:42 AM »
Stephan Mathieu - Auf der Gasse
what a lovely cd this is .... expensive as hell, but worth every Ä .... manipulated shortwave radio ..... but so warm and cozy just like Hecker

I agree, it's a very nice listen. The title is actually Radioland, "Auf der Gasse" being one of the tracks. Nice looker too!

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #491 on: May 19, 2008, 01:50:17 PM »
Steve Hillage: Fish Rising
Grace Slick: Manhole
Jonathan Block
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« Reply #492 on: May 19, 2008, 08:41:54 PM »

http://www.die-schachtel.com/editions/dsa6.htm

The link to the tracks is cool...& flexible from a listening perspective.

Once there, play around with opening all, then some, then turn others off & on...they all sound cool when mixed together...OR singly.

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #493 on: May 20, 2008, 02:45:44 PM »
Yep, on some sites pushing minimalism I don't realize one sample is still playing when I click on another, and its takes a while before I notice ... sometimes I have 3 or 4 going before I realize. And sometimes the samples sound better to my ears when more than one is playing. It does say something about the music.   :)

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #494 on: May 20, 2008, 03:10:51 PM »
i recently received a shipment from spirit voyage (www.spiritvoyage.com) with 4 singing bowl cd's and the lou reed disc. i am listening to sacred bowls by michael perricone with seven metals by benjamin iobst, golden bowls by karma moffett and ocean bowls also by karma on the changer. this is deep stuff and almost narcotic in the listening experience.
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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #495 on: May 20, 2008, 05:49:10 PM »
Acid Mothers Temple--Recurring Dream and Apocalypse

This is a blast, kind of like Slayer fused with Hawkwind, floating in a cosmic ectoplasm of blasting looping madness and Azathothian mad flutes being ripped away by the wind. Not quite a defining album in terms of structure, but then again neither is the majority of their music...

Still, clears the cobwebs and replaces them with cosmic rage...

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #496 on: May 20, 2008, 09:37:17 PM »
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Still, clears the cobwebs and replaces them with cosmic rage...

HA!  Beautiful description of Acid Mothers Temple...   ;D

I love these guys; all-over-the-map jam sessions, hour-long tracks of freaked-out rock, strange voices declaring who-the-hell-knows-what, odd oscillating synth loops on top of bizarre time-signature drumming; amazing stuff.  I've yet to find an AMT CD or song that sticks in my mind, but everything I've heard has been a worthwhile listen.  And considering that they release a cd every week (or so it seems) that's a TON of great music out there...

I've been going through my old Pain Teens albums today; I had forgotten how great these freaks were.  "Beast of Dreams", their final disk, is essential.
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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #497 on: May 21, 2008, 01:13:12 PM »

plaid - spokes
muse - black holes and revelations
telefon tel aviv - remixes compiled
haujobb - polarity
tipper - surrounded

some of my archive stuff

some future atmoworks releases in the works

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #498 on: May 21, 2008, 03:35:04 PM »
huge shipment of gears of sand discs today (10)! listening to as a means through which i speak by ben fleury-steiner. this is a great disc from a fellow drone junkie!
i will not list all of them but i have lots of new listening to do this week and next!
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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #499 on: May 21, 2008, 04:17:03 PM »
Hello!
Hey jkn, is there a problem with the Atmoworks site? I have just returned from being away for over a week and can't seem to connect regardless of what server I use. I'm just wondering if I missed something?
Peace, Kirk