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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #21 on: December 08, 2007, 02:47:07 PM »
Arovane - Lilies

I like the earlier Arovane that I've heard, but don't know this one yet.  Could you add any sort of comment or evaluation?
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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #22 on: December 08, 2007, 03:06:36 PM »
Arovane - Lilies

I like the earlier Arovane that I've heard, but don't know this one yet.  Could you add any sort of comment or evaluation?
second try(i have problems with the new forum... sometimes i get a "cannot find server" message)

hello Mike,    :)

i like it but i like some earlier albums a bit better ("atol scrap" and "icol diston")
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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #23 on: December 08, 2007, 03:17:16 PM »
I 2nd that - 'atol scrap' is better, although 'lilies' isn't bad - just not a stand out.
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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #24 on: December 08, 2007, 03:34:58 PM »
After listening to M. Griffen's Sudden Dark this morning, I let iTunes keep playing, and suddenly I found myself back in a '70's vibe and listening to the original Mahavishnu Orchestra. So today it's been:
Mahavishnu Orchestra - The Inner Mounting Flame, Birds of Fire, Apocalypse, Between Nothingness & Eternity, and The Lost Trident Sessions.

Currently, Tangerine Dream - Phaedra
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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #25 on: December 08, 2007, 09:56:11 PM »
Paul Bradley - Twenty Hertz (nice ambiguous drones.  I think this is Bradley's first solo.)
Ubeboet - Spectra (I agree with Alan, this is a very fine drone disc.  Sounds like choral samples processed in a  very complex and interesting manner.)
Adam Franklin - Bolts of Melody (lead singer for the defunct band Swervedriver steps out with a great solo disc that brings back much of that band's great "wall of guitar" sound)

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #26 on: December 09, 2007, 08:23:35 AM »
Wagon Christ - Tally Ho!
Muslimgauze -  Opaques
Sasha - Essential Mix from 5/21/95 (the Holy Grail of Essential Mixes)
Pete Namlook - Air 4 -- Elle a Du Shell
Miles Davis - Cool & Collected
Pan American - Quiet City
Mathias Grassow and Jim Cole - The Last Bright Light (went to bed on this one)
Bill Laswell - Divination: Sacrifice

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #27 on: December 09, 2007, 10:33:50 AM »
paul bradley - chroma [twenty hertz 2007] - gorgeous drones.  In another thread, I think Alan(Undershadow) described Chroma as "wide open".  Perfect.
[...]

Dave - thanks. Actually, I think your description of my description of "Chroma" is perfect ;)

pantha du prince - this bliss [2007] - irresistible techno.

I agree. I'd add that this artist is one of the best doing techno and tech-house with a sort of leftfield quasi-ambient sensibility. In fact, I'd add further that Dial Records is great for this sort of stuff (cf. Lawrence, Carsten Jost, Efdemin), every bit as good as Kompakt's best techno stuff.

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #28 on: December 09, 2007, 10:40:23 AM »
I 2nd that - 'atol scrap' is better, although 'lilies' isn't bad - just not a stand out.

Arovane would be in my top three of 'IDM' artists 1995-2005 (taking those 10 years as the main years of endeavour in this somewhat loosely defined sub-genre). I agree with jkn - "Atol Scrap" is easily his finest work; a stand-out release in the field of beat-driven electronica that draws on Autechre's legacy of skittery beats and abstraction, then, in my view, improves upon it by introducing a quite individual melodic sensibility. I'd also put Bola (a much underrated artist) up in that category.

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #29 on: December 09, 2007, 11:01:02 AM »
Ubeboet - Spectra (I agree with Alan, this is a very fine drone disc.  Sounds like choral samples processed in a  very complex and interesting manner.)

Glad you can dig it, Forrest. "Spectra" is currently my favourite album on Twenty Hertz, though I do like the eponymous disc by Bradley you mention. It's a mood thing: most of "Spectra" is radiant and winsome whereas "Twenty Hertz" is dark and mysterious.

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #30 on: December 09, 2007, 11:10:54 AM »
Merell, Baker & Jordan - Diomedea
well, the new Disc from Aidan is perfect .... its a live performance from 2004
with Merell and Jordan .... huge thing

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #31 on: December 09, 2007, 02:40:40 PM »
Now playing:




Aloof Proof - Piano Text

One of the great, long-lost ambient classics I had never been fortunate enough to hear, until today. 

Just plain beautiful, simple, and inspiring.  Definitely looking forward to future Aloof Proof reissues... thank you, Infraction!  Not sure why you jumped from INFX024 to INFX030, but this album's worth 6 regular albums, so maybe that's why. 

We do have these for sale in the Hypnos store now too, in case anyone's interested, for $13.99:
http://www.hypnos.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=infx030

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #32 on: December 09, 2007, 02:50:05 PM »
Mike, I believe Jason numbers his planned INFX releases in advance and their release dates are not chronological. The intervening catalogue numbers (apart from INFX 025, which was the "Jessa" bonus disc that went with special editions of Northern "Drawn") are, AFAIK, those projected to drop in coming months by Eluder, Celer, Ourson, and Craig Bethell (the last being a non-ambient alt-pop release :o).

Review of "Piano Text" with associated soundclips here: http://www.furthernoise.org/index.php?url=page.php&ID=210&iss=65

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #33 on: December 09, 2007, 03:01:04 PM »
Inlandish - Lunz (Roedelius/Story)

The second release by these two. The first track is very similar to the material on the first incarnation. The remaining 11 tracks go further down the road of quirky beats and subtle noise.

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #34 on: December 09, 2007, 03:13:06 PM »
Bobo Stenson - "Serenity"

This double CD on ECM is really gorgeous. For fans of the abstract-yet-lyrical piano trio music the label excels in producing. I'm slowly working on more Stenson releases having been inititally bewitched by "Goodbye" a couple of years ago.

Biosphere - "Microgravity", "Patashnik" and "Insomnia" (all newly re-issued)

Geir just sent me these. I always loved "Insomnia" and now I can pass on the original version with the awful cover! The other two are new for me. I never knew his more techno, pre-Substrata work. A nice treat with typically fine production values. The re-packaging is nicely done!

And to Mike Griffin:

Thanks again for your dedication and professionalism!

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #35 on: December 09, 2007, 03:35:49 PM »

And to Mike Griffin:

Thanks again for your dedication and professionalism!

You're welcome, but I think you must have me confused with someone else!

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #36 on: December 09, 2007, 03:43:20 PM »
New Risen Throne/Locust Reign - Prophets From The Abyss
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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #37 on: December 09, 2007, 05:32:54 PM »

And to Mike Griffin:
Thanks again for your dedication and professionalism!

You're welcome, but I think you must have me confused with someone else!

Oh. Wait a minute. You're right. I meant Merv Griffin! Know where I can reach him? ;)

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #38 on: December 09, 2007, 05:45:26 PM »
Chemical Brothers, "Loops of Fury".  From back when they were still interesting; this is frantic, driven, and pretty damn good.  With "Exit Planet Dust", their high water mark.

Black Lung, "Silent weapons for silent wars" and "Profound and sentimental journey".  Both interesting, full of fascinating sounds and superb production.  Not especially memorable, but worth a listen.  I think one (or more) Black Lung members are/were also in Soma, a truly fantastic band; check out their three releases on Extreme records; "Hollow Earth" is essential.
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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #39 on: December 10, 2007, 11:36:48 AM »



was:  M Griffin - The Pulse Meditations

Listened three times this morning - nice backdrop for an icy morning at work. 

now:  Various - Annex 2 (Tresor)

A Tresor label comp of Detroit/Berlin techno stuff.   Mostly a good release - a couple I tend to skip over - but mostly good.

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