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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #2000 on: October 15, 2009, 06:22:58 PM »
Listened to a lot of

- Gas
- Múm

it was a very fine day.

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #2001 on: October 15, 2009, 09:51:14 PM »
Natural Snow Buildings - Shadow Kingdom (a monster folk/psychedelic 2-CD set w/comic book that is similar to their Snowbringer Cult release on Digitalis; sounds much better to me than their last couple of cassette releases, which sounded like extended demos)

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #2002 on: October 17, 2009, 01:36:00 AM »
In the last week and then some:

Asher - Miniatures - Sourdine - 2xCD
(Ashy piano loops...you know done in that William Basinski and Caretaker hauntology scheme of things.  Actually I found the release to be quite adorable and my girlfriend actually complimented on the atmosphere...mentioning something romantic about it?  Perhaps but I find it to be more solemn and dusty...)

Philip Jeck - Vinyl Coda I-III - Intermedium Records - 2xCD
(Since I played the Asher I had this feeling that I needed to play some Basinski or Celer's "Capri"...but instead I made an effort to search for this long lost classic...anybody remember Jeck's early work?  I found this work to be "original" in the sense that the man composes music through turntables and effects...yet his work sounds entirely his own...by all means if you find yourself a fan of The Caretaker or William Basinski...do yourself a favor and buy this...it will be expensive but a worthwhile investment...in my humble opinion it has not aged a bit and sounds fresh as ever)

Ian Hawgood*Le Mepris*Ryu Furusawa - Mobeer - 3"xCDR
(Nice little ambient and electronic pieces...I found the Hawgood tracks to be particulalrly good in spite of all the releases and similarites I have found in each.  The packaging is fabulous and you get a free beer mat....unique stuff but then again it's a label related to Moteer, Lacies, and the extrodinary Cotton Goods)

Maju - Volume 3 - Extreme - CD
(To those who like ambient with texture and abrupt little glitches...I always found this artist to be very underated.  Imagine Tetsu Inoue releasing something for Touch...I would have to say that Ben Frost and Lawrence English sound like this artist..not the other way around...do yourself a favor and buy all five albums while they are available)

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #2003 on: October 19, 2009, 12:06:48 AM »
You should try to track down Hosomi's 'Open Silence' if you can.. or if you haven't already. Its one member of Maju, comes with a nice DVD too. http://www.discogs.com/Hosomi-Open-Silence/release/1499627

Sadly Commune Disc is a tough label to crack, very hard releases to find, but they're totally worth it.


Maju - Volume 3 - Extreme - CD
(To those who like ambient with texture and abrupt little glitches...I always found this artist to be very underated.  Imagine Tetsu Inoue releasing something for Touch...I would have to say that Ben Frost and Lawrence English sound like this artist..not the other way around...do yourself a favor and buy all five albums while they are available)

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #2004 on: October 20, 2009, 08:46:15 AM »
Mo Boma:  Myths of the Near Future

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #2005 on: October 20, 2009, 11:46:37 AM »
Mo Boma:  Myths of the Near Future

Oh yeah...   good stuff, all three of them. 
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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #2006 on: October 20, 2009, 01:38:43 PM »
I only have volume 1 (and have had a hard time locating the others).

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #2007 on: October 21, 2009, 07:25:24 AM »
ff- Phantoms. neat!
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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #2008 on: October 21, 2009, 11:55:48 AM »
Today:

Solo Andata — s/t
I see that the 12K sound has finally advanced to the point where it sounds like Alio Die.  ::)  But seriously folks this is a great CD.  Lots of water gurgle and soft drones.

Milieu — Of the Apple
I like Milieu in both ambient and IDM modes, but it's so hard to keep up with his output.  This is one of his better ambient records, though there are probably 2000 I haven't heard yet.  I like the grainy sound he achieves in this one.

Seefeel — Quique [Redux Edition]
This is one of my favorite albums of all time.  The bonus tracks on the Redux Edition are sometimes slight.  I'm still noticing details in the music after almost fifteen years, so that's got to mean something.

Mountains — Etching
New Mountains is an LP-only live recording.  Really nice work ... I might like this better than Choral from earlier this year.

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #2009 on: October 21, 2009, 01:15:35 PM »
I only have volume 1 (and have had a hard time locating the others).


Part Two is on ebay now, only $7 - http://cgi.ebay.com/MO-BOMA-Myths-of-the-Near-Future-Extreme-XCD-030-CD_W0QQitemZ370275898865QQcmdZViewItemQQptZMusic_CDs?hash=item563629d5f1

Or PM me if you're interested - I've got all three.
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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #2010 on: October 21, 2009, 10:04:27 PM »
Solo Andata actually is a great group(artist?) with a 2006 album released on Hefty..."Fyrus Swan", or something like that...real nice with a bit too much guitar noodling to make it perfect

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #2011 on: October 22, 2009, 01:24:01 PM »
Klaus Schulze - X

Friedrich Nietzsche....totally mindblowing as always. What a wicked masterpiece.

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #2012 on: October 23, 2009, 06:22:31 PM »
Jay Farrar & Ben Gibbard - Kerouac's Big Sur - One Fast Move Or I'm Gone - very good stuff so far, sort of stripped down Son Volt with a few Gibbard tunes thrown in.
Pete Yorn & Scarlett Johansson - Break Up - pleasant, poppy stuff.  Scarlett J. has an interesting voice, though Yorn sings most of the tunes.
kings of convenience - declaration of dependence  - very laid back acoustic pop, even more quiet than their last release.  nothing earth shattering here but very enjoyable.

That's enough pop, how about some ambient...I'll start with some Leyland Kirby & see where that takes me.


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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #2013 on: October 24, 2009, 09:37:06 AM »
solo andata - solo andata
(yep, a goodie from 12K, in spots similar to Alio Die indeed..)

tamaru - figure
(a very stripped down sound -bass guitar- minimal and intriguing somehow..)

marble sky - the sad return
(took many months before its arrival, romantic-kinded, nostalgic drone ambiance)

nestor figueras, david toop & paul burwell - cholagogues
(musique concrete from another ethnic age.. fascinating stuff)

kevin drumm - imperial horizon
(a most delicate soft longform-piece, a highlight of the year for me)

steve roach - afterlight
(interesting to read others' perception on the boxset, but this one works best for me!)

bvdub - we were the sun
(sweet indeed, but a nice one)

thomas koner - aubrite
(sublime! i'm praying, praying for a re-issued boxset of his older works..)


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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #2014 on: October 24, 2009, 09:05:14 PM »
Saw Scanner last night as part of an otherwise underwhelming festival of collage music that included Negativland, Chris Cutler (who was apparently very good, I last saw him with Pere Ubu) et al.

Picked up two discs by Scanner that I quite like:

52 Spaces and Rockets, Unto the Edges of Edges

I'm grateful that when sampling voices and phrases he avoids repetition. The visuals for his live show are quite delicious as well. The challenge, as always, is rhythm. It's use in most electronic/"experimental" music is never very sophisticated or subtle.

Ran into Scott Morgan (loscil) who is releasing a new one in 2010.

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #2015 on: October 25, 2009, 01:05:49 PM »
Chopin, how I love thee..

Etude Op. 25 No. 1, 'Aeolian Harp'


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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #2016 on: October 25, 2009, 01:17:50 PM »
Been listening to these recently

- 36: Hypersonia  (just too pretty for my taste)
- Robert Davies: Terrestre (upcoming on Dataobscura ... Nice!)
- Murcof: The Versailles Sessions (Lots of interesting material on this. Will take a while to estimate its worth.)
- Lawrence English: A Colour For Autumn (can't get enough of this one)
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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #2017 on: October 25, 2009, 02:18:19 PM »
- Marcus Guentner: In Moll
- Gas: Pop (the natural follow-up)
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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #2018 on: October 26, 2009, 11:55:44 AM »
no better place to put this one...
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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #2019 on: October 27, 2009, 04:24:20 AM »
plenty of free time lately so..

steve roach - atmospheric conditions
(i personally regard this as one of my favorite Roach CDs.. i love the 2nd track 'in the heart of distant horizons')

thomas koner - permafrost / teimo
(slowly on i'm collecting his OOP stuff, a truly gifted musician, i need MORE)

oophoi & tau ceti - celestial geometries
(i would say a classic, deep space drones and atmospherics)

aidan baker - dry
(mmm, lots of guitar noodling/jamming/drumming etc. need to give this more time..)

ethernet - 144 pulsations of light
(initially left me flat but now i really start to like this thing!)

celer - poulaine
(similar to Brittle but maybe less engaging though..)

asher - miniatures
(again; dusty chamber piano pieces, simply beautifull!)


looking forward to;

celer - pockets of wheat
celer - in escaping lakes
thomas koner - neues land
mathias grassow & tomas weiss - farewell
alio die - live in prague
steven r smith - antimony / kohl (reissue)
peter wright - an angel fell where the kestrels hover


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