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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #200 on: January 21, 2008, 01:15:40 AM »
Richard Chartier & Taylor Deupree - "Specification Fifteen"

Soundscape commission for an exhibition of Hiroshi Sugimoto's photographs. Fans of Koner will appreciate this. Effective use of very low frequency rumble and judicious panning (take note Rapoon!) Works well with the monochrome seascape images.

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #201 on: January 21, 2008, 06:49:05 AM »

Several cd's that I've been spinning a ton in the last week or two that I'll sum up with "I love 'em" - all great - all recommended - I'm very happy with all of these.

The Winterhouse - Slow Promises
Seren Ffordd - Veils, Shadows
Various - Sounds of a Universe Overheard
Nverxion - A Look Within
Parallel Worlds - Obssessive Surrealism


now playing:

Lightwave - Tycho Brahe
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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #202 on: January 21, 2008, 09:04:52 AM »

Fripp & Eno - "Beyond Even 1992-2006"

Hmmm. I bought this expecting the worst...but am pleasantly surprised. The "bits and pieces" factor wasn't as bad as anticipated and it all hangs together enough. The obvious problem, though, is the limited and too familiar palette (which extends to the Russell Mills cover art as well) If you bought Equatorial Stars and thought "Nice! But not brilliant" you can stop there. If you followed Eno through his "squelchy" period and have actually downloaded all the Fripp "bits and pieces" from the DGM site, this will serve as a proper compendium of sorts. Interesting and worth having for fans.

The "bonus disc" with the first pressing is nothing more than a continuously sequenced version of the main disc...a real waste of petroleum IMO.


I was of the same mind regarding this "collection", Mark. Then last December, over the period of a few weeks, I listened to the mp3 samples on DGM and decided to purchase. I went a slightly different route, however, and grabbed the digital download under the moniker “The Cotswold Gnomes”. It contains 3 additional tracks, not included on “Beyond Even”: ‘Glass Structure’, ‘Voices’ & ‘Cross Crisis In Lust Storm’). I agree that it is an interesting collection for the Fripp & Eno fan.

I’ve also put a mix together as a sort of “audio review” of the album. I divided the tracks into “slow” and “fast” tracks along with tracks from solo Fripp/solo Eno projects (Exposure, Let the Power Fall, The Drop, The Shutov Assembly, etc) & a few other ambient artists, including Hypnos' resident cellist...the fabulous Lena!. I'll provide a link to the mix (2 discs) for any who may be interested.

Cotswold Gnome
samples can be found here: http://www.dgmlive.com/archive.htm?show=1099

NP: The Cotswold Remix, disc one.


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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #203 on: January 21, 2008, 11:10:40 AM »
I went a slightly different route, however, and grabbed the digital download under the moniker “The Cotswold Gnomes”. It contains 3 additional tracks, not included on “Beyond Even”: ‘Glass Structure’, ‘Voices’ & ‘Cross Crisis In Lust Storm’).

These three tracks are on the disc! In fact, in one of the preciously few critical comments posted on the DGM site, the doubling up of "exclusive downloads" and legit releases was noted!

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #204 on: January 21, 2008, 11:37:32 AM »
Jason Sloan seems to me to be on a bit of a roll lately.  But he was supposed to send me some CDs to sell on the Hypnos store and they never arrived yet.  Maybe building his mystique by keeping everything difficult-to-find?  ;)
Could send you a few of them when i release them.
As well as a few of the True Colour of Blood and the Taiga Remains.
Just if you want.

I can tell with every single heartbeat of myself, that all 3 are
breathtaking in every single sense. Especially the Taiga Remains
and the Jason Sloan.

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #205 on: January 21, 2008, 12:02:08 PM »
Jason Sloan seems to me to be on a bit of a roll lately.  But he was supposed to send me some CDs to sell on the Hypnos store and they never arrived yet.  Maybe building his mystique by keeping everything difficult-to-find?  ;)
Could send you a few of them when i release them.
As well as a few of the True Colour of Blood and the Taiga Remains.
Just if you want.

I can tell with every single heartbeat of myself, that all 3 are
breathtaking in every single sense. Especially the Taiga Remains
and the Jason Sloan.

Taiga Remains - Descend from Ivory Cliffs

Yes, we will want to sell all of these, so send me an email just before you're ready to release them and I'll place another wholesale order.
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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #206 on: January 21, 2008, 12:47:26 PM »
Richard Pinhas - L'Ethique (LP)
The Strato Ensemble - Drawn Straws (CD)
Michael Hoenig - Departure From The Northern Wasteland (CD)
Jalan Jalan - Bali (CD)
Richard Pinhas/Heldon - Compilation 1976-1982 (LP)
Pekka Pohjola - Everyman (LP)
Saul Stokes - Vast (CD)
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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #207 on: January 21, 2008, 01:14:24 PM »
Loren's post reminds me that Saul did not get a new Stokes album out last year ... though he has been working on one for some time.
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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #208 on: January 21, 2008, 01:21:28 PM »
Today

- Lead : Music For Storms on Adastra (this is from 1999 and its an exceptional work ... one half is John Micheal Zorko (electronics) whom you may know from his synth work alongside female vocalists, the other is Scott Biven on guitar, and its an excellent drone/space/experimental work that I had not played for quite some time.

- Jonathan Coleclough: One hour as sixty million years (basically ripping up the fabric of space-time in this intense space/drone orgy)
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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #209 on: January 22, 2008, 07:14:08 AM »
APK...

The Jonathan Coleclough drone (One hour as sixty million years) is truly deep and black vast...
I like how it ends at exactly 60 minutes. Also a free download too     H.

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #210 on: January 22, 2008, 11:16:28 AM »
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Sounds of a Universe Overhead - Enjoying this again on second listen

Weightless, Effortless - Haven't heard this in a while. Good Stuff!

Gregory Taylor - Amalgam:Aluminum/Hydrogen A very good live performance.

A collection of my material I contributed to on various projects in 2007

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« Reply #211 on: January 23, 2008, 08:20:30 PM »
Steve Kuhn - Remembering Tomorrow (the ECM thread got me perusing my collection)

Pat Metheny Group - Imaginary Day

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« Reply #212 on: January 24, 2008, 12:32:51 AM »

I've been really into the bluemars.org webcasts lately....just three channels of continuously streamed music, each with a different vibe.  My fav is the "Cryosleep Channel".  Personally I think the playlists might be a bit restrictive but the aesthetic of the site is great and I believe its just someone's pet project (no I am not hawking my own site lol)

http://www.bluemars.org  ...check it.


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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #213 on: January 24, 2008, 07:13:44 AM »

np:

plastikman - artifakts  - still a fave.

was:

the winterhouse - slow promises - really beautiful stuff.

various - chain reaction... compiled - not the best cr release - but there aren't any bad ones in my book.

next up:

foy vs. elf machine - 10,000 headless budhas - one of my all time favorite titles for an album...
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« Reply #214 on: January 24, 2008, 11:43:06 AM »
various - chain reaction... compiled - not the best cr release - but there aren't any bad ones in my book.


True. My favourite CR disc has always been this one by Fluxion:


But I have a currently listening favourite track I just discovered on 12" by Shinichi Atobe - a bloke I never heard of. This one is just gorgeous, and properly termed, ambient techno
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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #215 on: January 24, 2008, 12:15:30 PM »
Nadja - Bliss Torn From Emptiness
better than ever .... i can simply not go wrong
with aidan baker or nadja ..... its a fucking curse ;D

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #216 on: January 24, 2008, 12:27:35 PM »

But I have a currently listening favourite track I just discovered on 12" by Shinichi Atobe - a bloke I never heard of. This one is just gorgeous, and properly termed, ambient techno



Color me jealous!   I don't have any vinyl from cr/bc... on my wish list for some day.   I have 7 or 8 of the cd's I think... Fluxion 2 is very nice.
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« Reply #217 on: January 24, 2008, 12:42:23 PM »
Well, JKN , i am jealous too of your copy of Vibrant Forms II  ;), because i've been  searching everywhere for a copy but haven't found one so far. You lucky owner of Chain Reaction Cd, hold on to them because they have become very difficult to track down and quite expensive.

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #218 on: January 24, 2008, 01:54:35 PM »
various - chain reaction... compiled - not the best cr release - but there aren't any bad ones in my book.


True. My favourite CR disc has always been this one by Fluxion:



That's funny. I was just listening to that yesterday! The package IIRC is also recycled and or biodegradable. I have the first one too and the one after VF2, [Spaces], which is a bit wanting in freshness. I think the first VF was in the metal tin and I swapped it into a jewel case...must dig out soon!

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« Reply #219 on: January 24, 2008, 02:39:54 PM »
I got both Vibrant Forms I and II in the "NaturePac", as it seems to have been called.

The only thing I have in those nice-concept-shame-about-the-practicality metal boxes is this little baby:

Maurizio - M-series

and I never press the disc back onto the spindle when I put it away for fear that it'll weaken over time, and crack/split, so I leave it rattling around loose in the tin.