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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #2060 on: November 16, 2009, 06:08:03 PM »
That certainly makes sense, since Spybey was a member of Download. Don't know if he was on that disc or not though. Great stuff though!

I just realized what disc 1 of Piss Frond reminded me of.

Eyes of Stanley Pain by Download.



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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #2061 on: November 16, 2009, 07:23:03 PM »
Jeff Greinke-- "Cities In Fog 2"

I could not find a cd new that I could afford so I had to download. Sounds ok.

Hazy and atmospheric.
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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #2062 on: November 17, 2009, 12:14:41 AM »
Bauhaus-Mask (Omnibus Edition) This 3-disc box is worth it for the awesome live set from '81. 

U2-Unforgettable Fire (Deluxe) A classic. The bonus CD has a couple gems but I would have thought there would be more studio outtakes from the sessions, which was a bit disappointing.  Would have liked more comments from Eno and Lanois in the liner notes as well, their notes are pretty scant...

Namlook/Move D-Taygete.  Not bad but heard it all before.  This series on Fax is getting old, they seem to just be recycling previously used material. 

Looking forward to: O Yuki Conguate "OYC25" CD/DVD, Redshift "Wild 3", new David Parsons


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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #2063 on: November 17, 2009, 07:43:42 AM »
Diving into the large vinyl purchase.  Last night...An album of Bach organ music, a piano performance of the Goldberg variations (I consider this as ridiculous.  I mean, I may not be a classical official, what is the deal with the Goldberg variations of Bach, and why play them on a piano?), and a superb album of Bach conducted by Stokowski.
Also listened to an album I had seen for YEARS but never heard.  The Live Adventures of Mike Bloomfield and Al Kooper.  JAMMIN"! 8)
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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #2064 on: November 20, 2009, 01:47:43 AM »
Digging a lot of Steve Roach lately, especially the collabs with Vidna Obmana. Such amazing work...

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #2065 on: November 20, 2009, 10:58:20 AM »
tasty drones from resting bell

gardens of light | birds of joy and sorrow vol. 1/2
strom noir | kueyen

new from atmoworks

vir unis | winter ghost
circle of pines | the insistence of memory excellent follow up to darkwater pond

oophoi | static soundscapes
lustmord | beyond
chad kettering | into the infinite       h

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #2066 on: November 20, 2009, 08:15:48 PM »
Saul Stokes - Villa Galaxia
Highly regarded in this forum, and for good reason. This album represents next steps for ambient/electronic music, while somehow paying homage to 70s-era electronic music as well. To say it sounds happy is going too far, but it has a positive vibe. If you don't already have this album, you need it!

Lemongrass - Ambient Land EP
Very good, non-boring drone-y 5-song EP. The fact that this album is an EP shows Lemongrass' restraint; I'm certain he could have stretched it out to a full-length album, but he didn't, and that demonstrates the tastefulness that you'll feel/hear throughout this EP.

Loscil - Strathcona Variations EP
Loscil can do no wrong as far as I'm concerned. This 3-song EP is nearly 20 minutes long, but every time I finish it I think "Is it over already?" Again, restraint in regard to duration as well as arrangement makes for great ambient listening, and this EP doesn't disappoint.

R. Carlos Nakai - Canyon Trilogy
Meditative, beautiful, echo-y flute. It took me some time to get over my embarrassment for liking this - I heard it in too many 'nature' stores to take it seriously - but I'm ready to admit now that this album has become a desert island selection for me. If you're scoffing now, reconsider the album - you might like it.

Forrest Fang - Phantoms
Just got this one, and I'm listening to it now for the first time. This album is also highly recommended in this forum, and I'm enjoying it so far. Great ambient, interesting instrumentation. I think I'll be spending a lot of time with this one.

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #2067 on: November 21, 2009, 06:31:57 AM »
R. Carlos Nakai - Canyon Trilogy
Meditative, beautiful, echo-y flute. It took me some time to get over my embarrassment for liking this - I heard it in too many 'nature' stores to take it seriously - but I'm ready to admit now that this album has become a desert island selection for me. If you're scoffing now, reconsider the album - you might like it.


I have two Nakai albums, including this one - it is meditative, beautiful and echo-y, but despite the 'nature' and 'new age' connotations it is really neither as it is traditional flute music. Imagine playing a flute in the canyons of the four corners area......

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #2068 on: November 21, 2009, 05:23:21 PM »

- Steve Roach: Immersion 3 (disk 1)
- Paul Bradley: Chroma
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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #2069 on: November 22, 2009, 05:15:06 PM »
Today it's been a 90s electronica/ambient fest here on the headphones.

Spacetime Continuum - Emit Ecaps (slightly dated but still cool)
Namlook/Jenssen - Fires of Ork (better than I remembered)
Polygon Window - Surfing on Sine Waves (I just love this album -- why does RDJ do these "one off" projects?)

...also some Bluetech, Rapoon's "Fallen Gods," some old Vidna Obmana (Ending Mirage) and Stars of the Lid's "Tired Sounds"

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #2070 on: November 23, 2009, 08:43:31 AM »
Mark - I really really really really need to get Saul's Villa Galaxia.

Mike - can you believe I've never heard the Polygon Window's album?   Something kind of wrong there I think.  :-)

np:  Page / Plant - No Quarter ... there are some really excellent moments on this disc.  Every so often I toss it on.  I need to pick up some old albums in digital format one of these days - just don't turn on the turntable much anymore.

last week listening...   

a literal ton of Cure albums...  Seventeen Seconds, Pornography, Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me

Modern English - After the Snow - an all time favorite album of mine (but why oh why does the original cassette version I have have a wonderful long version of "life in the gladhouse" and all subsequent releases have a shortened remix??? why why why do they do that?)


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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #2071 on: November 23, 2009, 01:09:45 PM »
Mark - I really really really really need to get Saul's Villa Galaxia.

Mike - can you believe I've never heard the Polygon Window's album?   Something kind of wrong there I think.  :-)

np:  Page / Plant - No Quarter ... there are some really excellent moments on this disc.  Every so often I toss it on.  I need to pick up some old albums in digital format one of these days - just don't turn on the turntable much anymore.

last week listening...   

a literal ton of Cure albums...  Seventeen Seconds, Pornography, Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me

Modern English - After the Snow - an all time favorite album of mine (but why oh why does the original cassette version I have have a wonderful long version of "life in the gladhouse" and all subsequent releases have a shortened remix??? why why why do they do that?)



Cure - Seventeen Seconds is such a great album...

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #2072 on: November 24, 2009, 07:33:38 PM »
Just got 4 discs in the mail from Hibernate records.

simon james french - anthem
hakobune - isobel
strom noir - sen zimnej noci
porzellan - the fourth level of comprehension

After a quick sampling of each, they all sound excellent.  I'm looking forward to deeper listening.

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #2073 on: November 25, 2009, 08:40:55 AM »
Jeff Greinke-- Virga. tear-ful music.
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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #2074 on: November 26, 2009, 02:37:44 PM »
Only got time to spin one CD today...

Steve Roach - Immersion One

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« Reply #2075 on: November 27, 2009, 09:53:41 AM »
lately various things;

andrew chalk - the cable house
(this comes very close to his wonderful Time Of Hayfield CD, i do hope this will be released on CD-format some time soon..)

celer - in escaping lakes
(signature-Celer stillness, storytelling soundscapes.. still digging this..)

steve roach - slow heat
steve roach - dream circle

(imo his best long-form pieces.. works very well at night or in the early morning)

le lendemain - fires
(excellent fragile piano/string pieces circa miniatures, some pieces are really heartrending..)

hall of mirrors (amon+nimh) - forgotten realm
(continuation of their ethnic-flavoured, industrial doomy soundscapes..)

peter broderick & machinefabriek - blank grey canvas sky
(initially not overwhelming by its whole but now i really like this thing!)


looking forward to;

aidan baker - blue figures
seattle phonographers union - s/t
celer - pockets of wheat
zelienople - give it up
 

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #2076 on: November 28, 2009, 03:40:33 PM »
Steve Roach:
Mystic Chords and Sacred Spaces. Such an amazing work, words fail. After a recent listen in which I was utterly blown away, I finally ordered part 2 from Steve's website.

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« Reply #2077 on: November 28, 2009, 05:06:08 PM »
Four albums bought at the Hampshire Jam 8 on the generator.pl label
have been getting regular plays.

Aquavoice                  "Memories"
Odyssey                     "Syntharsis"  (a double)
Konrad Kucz               "Railroad Paths"  (more Berlin than his
                                                              previous ambient "Litania")
Tomasz Zawadzinski  "Sounds Like Pictures"

They're largely ambient but there are some tracks that go in to 70s TD,
Ken Martin, and even a synth-pop track.  Having not heard any samples
before I bought them, I was very pleased with my pot luck into Polish
electronic music. While I'd already had CDs by Aquavoice ("Cold") and
Konrad Kucz but the other pair were new to me.   It's a label to keep an
eye on.

For more up tempo electronic melodic with a Shadows guitar sound I've
interspersed  David Wright & Ian Boddy's  "Shifting Sands".   I've also
been playing some recent Groove-label purchases such as Ron Boots's
"Mea Culpa" and "Dreamscape", Create's "Words Just Get in the Way",
and Mike Oldfield `wannabe' F.D.Project.  Frank does passable
TD atmospheric pieces too.  One could argue that he should develop more
of his own style than homages.
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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #2078 on: November 28, 2009, 10:07:57 PM »
New: Rameses III by Rameses III, good guitar drones
         Makoto Kawabata, Inui 4, one of my all-time favorites
         irr.app. (ext), 'Cosmic Superimposition'
         Keith Fullerton Whitman, Plathroughs
         J.Cole/Grassow, Plejades, a true drone classic (btw, where's Jim now?)
         Gus Gus, Believe remix (today's guilty pleasure choice)

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #2079 on: November 29, 2009, 02:37:37 AM »
Plejades is by Jim Cole and Klaus Wiese, not Grassow.