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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #5520 on: June 27, 2017, 03:35:39 AM »
A real mixture of female voices:
 Annie Lennox, Lisa Hannigan, Laura Viers, Patti Smith, Elle King, Evanescence, Madonna, Lady Gaga, Agnetha Faltskog and others...

 ...with Mozarts requiem and White Noise - An Electric Storm...thrown in the midst for good measure

just played whatever the current track made me think of next - uncertain how the White Noise track The Visitations came into mind.....

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #5521 on: June 29, 2017, 08:30:00 AM »
Logic Moon - Oblivion
Nice mix of field recordings and electronics, all with loose, drifting structures. The Archives label is really hitting it out of the park this year: 6-panel digipaks with matte finish, beautiful art, and a cohesive set of releases that bring some beautiful ambience out of some lesser-known artists. Strongly recommended.
https://archivesdubmusic.bandcamp.com/album/oblivion

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #5522 on: June 29, 2017, 10:36:41 AM »
Been enjoying Bill Seaman's double album on Eilean Records :

Erasures and Displacements

https://eileanrec.bandcamp.com/album/erasures-and-displacements
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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #5523 on: July 01, 2017, 04:02:41 AM »

Experiments in Silence - Suspended Form
Treated piano sounds with a nice use of space. The original 30-min piece is by Experiments in Silence; the second remixed piece is by Ishq.
https://experimentsinsilence.bandcamp.com/album/suspended-form

Ishq - Ecalyculata
More experimental soundscapes from Ishq. I'm tiring of these. I'm always curious to see what he's up to, but I miss some of the more structured and serene work prior to 2015 or so. This has some neat sounds, but the tracks don't seem thoughtfully curated or assembled.
https://ishq.bandcamp.com/album/ecalyculata

The Experiments In Silence CD I have from ...txt is really beautiful stuff , will dig it out this weekend and give your link a listen also.

Have to agree with you Chris on the more experimental stuff from Ishq. Checked out the recent Archetypal of Light and fhorm on Spotify and really not sure about them at all. However I have been playing a lot of the more recent chilled ambient stuff , again on Spotify - Evergreen Ocean, Pureland, Dimensions of Air and I think the other two I liked were Onirojenik World and Nuiemiu Rift . Hard to keep up with this lads music but I do enjoy dipping in frequently on Spotify.

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #5524 on: July 13, 2017, 12:53:52 PM »
Steve Roach - Early Man
Jonn Serrie - The Sentinel

CP - Robert Rich - What We Left Behind

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #5525 on: July 15, 2017, 07:16:33 AM »
I'm really enjoying some of the new Hic Sunt Leones releases:

Alio Die + Aglaia - Opera Magnetica
Slow moving loops and drones. Great for sleeping, meditating, reading, and spacing out. The physical CD has a repeat track on it by accident, which is unfortunate. The digital version corrects this error.
https://aliodie.bandcamp.com/album/opera-magnetica

Alio Die - They grow layers of life within
This is great: More drone work, with some nice bells and other effects woven throughout. This has a clear Alio Die signature, but departs from some of the other Alio Die releases in important ways (new sounds rather than remixes of old samples).
https://aliodie.bandcamp.com/album/they-grow-layers-of-life-within

Aglaia - Thumbnails in the setting sun
Sometimes when two Aglaia CDs are released at once, one feels more experimental than the other. This is the more experimental one.
https://aliodie.bandcamp.com/album/thumbnails-in-the-setting-sun

Aglaia - Water inside the light
And this is the more 'traditional one' and my favorite of the pair.
https://aliodie.bandcamp.com/album/water-inside-the-light

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #5526 on: July 23, 2017, 03:35:59 PM »
Enjoying all 4 of these releases ^^^^^^

Still deciding which I like the most, possibly - They Grow layers ........... at the moment.

Great stuff as ever.

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #5527 on: July 24, 2017, 08:12:48 AM »
I think I'd agree. This is one of the more powerful Alio Die releases from recent years. Also love the collaboration with Aglaia!

Now playing:
Warmth - Home
New album from the Archives label head, released yesterday. Soft drones and warm melodies in a beatless ambient space. Fantastic.
https://archivesdubmusic.bandcamp.com/album/home

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #5528 on: July 24, 2017, 04:09:38 PM »
Alio Die has, for me, been on a very good trip with his new releases this past year. Thoroughly enjoyable.
I will pick up the new ones on Bandcamp.
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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #5529 on: August 03, 2017, 04:05:33 PM »
Been on a Klaus Wiese kick lately:

Space
Uranus
Ruh (2016 Version)
Divine Orbit

I might get Space II soon and maybe another of his older albums on CD.
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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #5530 on: August 08, 2017, 10:36:01 AM »
Shuta Yasukochi - Short Stories
Guitar drones from Archives. Sleepy and warm.
https://archivesdubmusic.bandcamp.com/album/short-stories

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #5531 on: August 21, 2017, 06:30:13 PM »
Murkok :: Solaris

https://murkok.bandcamp.com/album/solaris-2

Short, but a beauty.
And just a dollar.
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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #5532 on: August 22, 2017, 07:05:40 PM »
Good find, Anthony. Thanks for the head's up.

Recent spins: Dronescapes from the El Culto summer sale. (Thanks for the nudge, Castleview):

Wintersilence - Slow Focus
https://el-culto.bandcamp.com/album/slow-focus-all-tracks-complete-mixed-album-included

Klaus Wiese - Divine Orbit
https://klauswiese.bandcamp.com/album/divine-orbit-previously-unreleased-version-remastered

Klaus Wiese - Ruh
https://klauswiese.bandcamp.com/album/ruh-previously-unreleased-version-remastered



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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #5533 on: August 23, 2017, 10:01:10 AM »
No problem  :)

That previously unreleased version of Ruh is much better than the original IMO.
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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #5534 on: August 26, 2017, 05:03:57 PM »
Marifa - Qumrah

https://pantheophania.bandcamp.com/album/qumrah

Speaking of Klaus Wiese, this is an awesome tribute to him. One of my favorite albums of the year so far.
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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #5535 on: August 29, 2017, 05:11:17 PM »
Max Corbacho - Arte Magenetica
Digital only/name-your-price on Bandcamp. Great stuff--with some experimental twists that depart from the style he's been cultivating in recent years.
https://maxcorbacho.bandcamp.com/album/arte-magnetica

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #5536 on: August 30, 2017, 06:03:35 PM »
Suso Saiz - Odisea

This is an interesting compilation from an ambient artist whose biggest claim to fame is collaborating with Steve Roach and Jorge Reyes in Suspended Memories. Quite a bit variety here. Some of this stuff hasn't aged well but quite a bit of it is superb so far.
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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #5537 on: September 07, 2017, 06:28:58 AM »
Lustmord - Dark Matter
Very nice album!

Raison D'Etre - Metamorphyses
Love it. Maybe it's my favorite from this artist.

Jean Sibelius - Symphony No. 7
My new favorite recording of this masterpiece, paired with some nice images. Obviously it takes time to get into this music, but it's so much worth it. The ending is surely one of the most profound moments in music.

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #5538 on: September 07, 2017, 06:10:16 PM »
Marcus Fischer - Loss
New from 12k. Beautiful slo-mo, low-fi tape loops and atmospheres.
https://12kmusic.bandcamp.com/album/loss

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #5539 on: September 10, 2017, 08:57:15 AM »
sunday afternoon playlist:

Kielo by Igneous Flame
One Day I Will Disappear (rain version) by Igneous Flame
A Long Winter's Sleep by Jeff Pearce
Sunlight reflects down from the Lafayette Building by Manitou
Convey by Nautic Depths & Nunc Stans