Recent purchases and old favorites:
Alio Die—Music Infinity Meets Virtues
Really great live set encompassing a few different Alio Die eras. Though I have all of the rest of his catalog, the tracks I'm familiar with still seem fresh. The digipak photography is particularly nice on this one—would have been a great concert to attend.
Some really nice tone float ambient on this one. I have the other two new Aglaia discs, but no opportunity to play them yet. I think the mastering discussion on the Forum must be rubbing off on me. This sounds really flat to me, as with some other ambient releases I have known, and may have benefitted with better production.
O Yuki Conjugate—Undercurrents (In Dark Water)
Definitely one of my favorite OYC discs, and it's been a long time since I've played it. I was trying to decide if I wanted to shell out the $100 for their new LP retrospective box. I think I do.
Yui Onodera—Le Jardin
Celer—All At Once Is What Eternity Is
I tried these two 3" CDRs on Taalem for the heck of it. The Celer is really nice (as usual) and the Onodera is pretty good. I thought the Onodera was a little quiet for my tastes, but the drones are similar to Rhizome
, which I like a lot.
Tangerine Dream—Green Desert
I don't care when this was really made. My favorite T-Dream album after Rubycon
Moon Wiring Club—An Audience of Art Deco Eyes
Kind of like a mix of Geogaddi era Boards of Canada and the guys on Ghost Box like Belbury Poly. I'm really enjoying this one.
Lovesliescrushing—Girl. Echo. Suns. Veils.
Awesome box set by this super underrated group. One disc of rare tracks and demos, and another one of unbelievably good guitar ambient from the mid-nineties. This latter disc is the gem, standing easily alongside most stuff done these days. Comes in a nice wooden box stuffed with faux feathers. Unfortunately, this one sold out rather quickly at the label ...