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« Reply #1221 on: January 18, 2009, 05:46:03 AM »
There is an half-hour extract of Robert Henke's upcoming release "Taptim", a piece recreated out of the track "Indigo" (From the Monolake album "Cinemascope") specially for an art instalation.
I play this in loop and find it quite mesmerizing, as if time had stopped. Minimal, yet hypnotic and powerful, try it, you might like it.

Looking forward to the cd

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« Reply #1222 on: January 19, 2009, 07:40:28 AM »
echo of small things by Robert Rich. Sparce and entrancing - a good start for my workweek.

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« Reply #1223 on: January 19, 2009, 03:18:09 PM »

Manual - Azure Vista (I like this a lot more than a beatless ambient disc of his I heard a few years back).



A propos of Manual, Iíve always had a soft spot for him, but my sneaking regard never quite found a fully engaging album to patch into despite some great moments across several albums.

That is until now.

I just heard his latest, and, blimey, heís finally cracked it. Confluence is a really gorgeous album thatís wholly satisfying.

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« Reply #1224 on: January 19, 2009, 03:52:01 PM »
Occasionally I let myself go and deviate from my chosen path of righteous experimental drone minimalism and austere foggy microsonics. When I do, I confess I may end up indulging myself with a good wallow in a creamy sonic bubblebath of overproduced technology-driven downtempo-ambient-psy-trance-chill. And Solar Fields is currently one of the best at it. Not very original, even a bit 'obvious', but good to binge on. Like some big syrupy ambi-techy creamcake.

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« Reply #1225 on: January 19, 2009, 06:46:23 PM »
I've been listening to The Zombies a lot recently and in particular their album, "Odessey and Oracle" (Yes, the title was misspelt: long story there).  They are basically one of those bands that was just missed by the public, and never got the recognition they deserved.  If you're into psychedelic 60's baroque pop, then Odessey is one of the greatest albums you're likely to hear. 

Other stuff I've been listening to: The Action, another passed-over 60's mod pop band. 


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« Reply #1226 on: January 19, 2009, 08:06:12 PM »
Yep, The Zombies were very special.
"She's Not There" is still one of the best pop songs of the era.
They were quite popular for a short while in England back in the day.
Love 'em.
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« Reply #1227 on: January 19, 2009, 09:32:26 PM »
I just heard his latest, and, blimey, heís finally cracked it. Confluence is a really gorgeous album thatís wholly satisfying.
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Thanks for the tip, Alan.  It's available on emusic, so it should be relatively painless to check out.

I've been listening to The Zombies a lot recently and in particular their album, "Odessey and Oracle" (Yes, the title was misspelt: long story there).  They are basically one of those bands that was just missed by the public, and never got the recognition they deserved.  If you're into psychedelic 60's baroque pop, then Odessey is one of the greatest albums you're likely to hear. 

I remember hearing the Zombies' Time of the Season quite a bit on the radio when I was kid.  Great song.  A strange prog connection is that the Zombies' lead singer, Colin Blunstone, was a guest singer on Dave Stewart (of Canterbury fame, not the Eurythemics guy) and Barbara Gaskin's 1st 45, "What Becomes of the Broken-Hearted" (a great version, BTW).

I was in the time machine today, too.  Listened to Chris Squire's Fish Out of Water.

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #1228 on: January 20, 2009, 12:16:11 AM »
Sweeter than the Day (Wayne Horvitz/Keith Lowe/Andy Roth/Tim Young)

"Live at The Rendezvous, Seattle 2004"

A fantastic record of a great live band. Will be listening to the new one shortly.

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #1229 on: January 21, 2009, 02:40:53 AM »
Caul / 'kirchenkampf' - Night, Silence, Death. Malignant records. Classic dark ambient that soars into luminous zones. Subtle deployment of sounds...

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« Reply #1230 on: January 21, 2009, 02:36:04 PM »
Ah, yes! "Odessey and Oracle"  is one of my all time favorites.It rates right there with "Sergeant Pepper..." and "Pet Sounds", IMO.    Harry
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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #1231 on: January 22, 2009, 10:15:04 AM »
Bright mid-day music

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #1233 on: January 22, 2009, 03:24:28 PM »
kettel live in Rotterdam

Free download from 'ere:

http://www.eclectro.nl/files/audio/eclectro-live1-kettel-2008-11-15-www.eclectro.nl.mp3

Bit pedestrian in parts - in others, truly super. Rock on Reimer, he knows his onions - for sure.

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« Reply #1234 on: January 22, 2009, 04:04:47 PM »
That's great, Pete. Thanks for the link.
Long time fan of Kettel.
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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #1235 on: January 22, 2009, 10:47:48 PM »
Richard Chartier and Taylor Deupree - Specification.Fifteen

...just because!  ;)

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« Reply #1236 on: January 23, 2009, 07:47:43 PM »

- Gas: Pop

I admire this more and more as the years go by.
It's quite brilliant.
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« Reply #1237 on: January 24, 2009, 04:54:02 AM »
I just heard his latest, and, blimey, heís finally cracked it. Confluence is a really gorgeous album thatís wholly satisfying.


Thanks for the tip, Alan.  It's available on emusic, so it should be relatively painless to check out.


Pleasure, Forrest. I've made it even more painless (emusic doesn't give you full-length track samples from what I recall) with a couple of tracks - not necessarily the best... first and last, in fact - here:

http://albient.livejournal.com/8861.html

(Now playing: Manual - Confluence)

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #1238 on: January 24, 2009, 12:00:09 PM »
Free System Projekt-"Narrow Lane". What a KICK ASS album!  The second massive 48 minute track has got to be the best retro TD-inspired recording of all time.  Don't believe me? Get it!!

Namlook/DJ Criss-"Sequential" Reissue of old school Fax album.  This is great stuff, reminds me of the other classics like "Air." 

Aes Dana-"Season 5" Another reissue on Ultimae, with new artwork.  Very immersive techno/chill that sounded great in the car driving through the San Francisco rain yesterday.

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #1239 on: January 24, 2009, 12:46:41 PM »
elegi - varde [miasmah]
a broken consort(richard skelton) - box of birch [Sustain-Release}
Interbellum - Over All of Spain The Sky is Clear [FSS]