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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #2620 on: October 29, 2010, 09:22:55 PM »
Leftfield, just had that out last week,excellent.check one is my favorite track off that.
I read a few dismal reviews of the new Brian ferry. Lots of guests, no songs.
I was into ebm too in that same period. Chris and cosey,clock dva,test dept.,front 242.cabs just reissued Johnny yes no .just saw recoil this week,hydrology is excellent for those that are interested. Just Allan wilder on a laptop with another guy but cool visuals. Even played a dm song.
Recent listens;labraford- prazition,David sylvain-beekeepers apprentice ,databoem collection 1

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #2621 on: October 31, 2010, 01:53:12 PM »
Halloween listening
'Tam Lin' by Fairport Convention




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« Reply #2622 on: November 02, 2010, 07:21:48 PM »
Olympia by Bryan Ferry is not his best solo album by a longshot.  Not near as good as Boys and Girls or Mamouna.  I found it overproduced and a little too slick sounding (surprising, as he used Rhett Davies, who produced the masterpiece Roxy album Avalon).  There are more "just okay" songs than great ones, but there are a couple or three great ones.  Sounds better in the car stereo than at home for some reason.  I'd say if you're a BF fan get it, you'll find much of it worthwhile, but more casual fans not so into his arty vibe may be bored. 


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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #2624 on: November 12, 2010, 01:44:16 PM »
Been currently enjoying a wide variety of stuff, new & otherwise:

>The Orb & Youth Impossible Oddities, a fantastic comp of many of their notable releases on their WAU! Mr. Modo label, brings the early 90s proto-dance scene back in all its glory.

>Supersilent, 10, which takes a somewhat more acoustic tack than the last few discs but there's still plenty of electrical goings-on of a particularly improvisational & experimental nature...quite good.

>Late last night: a used copy of John Adams's Shaker Loops / Light Over Water (New Albion), one of his early minimalist/post-classical works, featuring the Kronos Quartet-meets-Zeitkratzer-meets-Reichian pulse dramatics of "Shaker", along with the 40+ minute synth & horns "Light", an exercise in abject, melancholic beauty.

Hopefully soon, that new Herion, with some kind of review to follow - watch the skies, Mike! :)
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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #2625 on: November 12, 2010, 02:13:51 PM »
Lately I've been listening to all kinds of cool things in one of my old iTunes libraries that I finally moved across to my new computer.  Lots of Jonathan Coleclough, Andrew Chalk, Darren Tate, Ubeboet, Dronaement and Celer. It's a regular ambient/drone fest here at Hypnos HQ!
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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #2626 on: November 13, 2010, 03:11:58 PM »
Really enjoying False Mirror's Derelict World. I'm glad I got the CD. This is how you do a digipak. Beautiful artwork. Tracks are excellent, I think maybe Tobias's best.

Also been listening to many albums on the Earth Mantra label http://www.earthmantra.com/ Too many albums to list, but you will find just about every style of ambient there. All free under the Creative Commons license. Thanks to JKN for the tip on that.
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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #2627 on: November 13, 2010, 03:29:12 PM »
I also think Derelict World is a finely crafted release.
Excellent music, and packaging.
Its a concept album !
And a puzzle  :)
Anyone getting anywhere with the puzzle?
I'm working on it.

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #2628 on: November 17, 2010, 01:58:18 PM »
Just listened to Danny Lanois' Belladonna for the 3rd time in a row here at work.
It's short - but very sweet.

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #2629 on: November 17, 2010, 03:46:06 PM »
I've recently been playing

- God Is An Astronaut: Age of the Fifth Sun

and its a fine, immersive wall of 'post-rock' sound.
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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #2630 on: November 18, 2010, 03:01:20 PM »
Work music this afternoon - "Birch White" by Whisper Room.
On my 2nd spin now. Cool grooving soundspaces by Neil Wiernik, Jacob Thiesen & Aidan Baker.

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #2631 on: November 21, 2010, 08:24:49 PM »
Scott,

I love Belladonna, I pretty much like everything Lanois does.  Have you heard his new stuff?  He is recording with Trixie Whitley as "Black Dub".  I have it & like some parts & others are still growing on me.  I wish it was more stripped down, less production to let the raw power of her voice take over.  Still an interesting release though.  The "Tiny Desk Concert" they did for NPR was fantastic!  Here's a link to it... http://www.npr.org/2010/11/08/131075032/black-dub-tiny-desk-concert

other recent spins...

Herion | Out & About - nice, new direction for Hypnos.
ryonkt | past memory and image - very minimal, light drones.  just okay.
Sonmi451 | Ruis - another good release in Slaapwell's wonderful sleep series.

PS - my son son is listening to a Kanye West tune that samples 21st Century Schizoid Man, not a bad song just weird to hear it in that format.  Hard to believe that song is over 40 years old.

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #2632 on: November 22, 2010, 10:16:06 AM »


www.secondthought.co.uk

my impressions:

Nearly 16 minutes of darkly crafted sounds on a 3"CDR.

This release is not a tranquil drift in the depths of a silent ocean, it is a stormy, visceral, persistant and demanding tidal wave.

It starts with washes of noise that may be waves or tides. As you are lulled into the ocean depths the songs of whales appear, whales that sound as if they have been sliced apart and physically pushed through the filters and modulators of a synth before swimming into view.

After a while the whale songs are echoed by an undercurrent of Siren song, but these Sirens have been lost and arrived via a creepy film and a Dali painting - not quite here, there or anywhere.

Dark Blue Sea is hallucinogenic, but carefully so - with an obvious attention to detail that gives these twisted and twisting sounds their sharp edge without descending into auditory chaos.

Great stuff

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« Reply #2633 on: November 23, 2010, 12:41:33 AM »
lots of stuff again;

marcus fischer - monocoastal
(one of the best things i've heard from 12K in a while! and most probably one of my favorites of the year, delicate and richly detailed sweetness)

yannick dauby - overflows
(multi-layering of fieldrecordings around Taiwan urban areas, i just love it, my favorite fieldrecordings CD this year)

andrea ferraris & matteo uggeri - autumn is coming, we're all in slow motion
(another VERY great disc, terrific acoustic performances with fieldrecording, these all go together so well!)

nostalgia - echoes from the borderlands
(a big surprise, i'm not a sucker for their previous CDs at all, but THIS one's really powerful stuff, from dark ambient passages to Nadja-like guitar ambient..)

celer - salvaged voilets
(i've been playing the 1st disc only so far, they seem to be back on track with more beautiful synthesis.. like a longform edition of their Nacreous Clouds..)

tomas phillips & marihiko hara - prosa
(other micro-goodness, goes well together with the Monocoastal disc)

steve roach - empetus (2CD-edition)
(yep, after all that recent berliner-schule revival, i thought this one deserves some spins again ;-) )

and now, time to play the 4 new Alio Die's !!
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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #2634 on: November 25, 2010, 03:36:30 PM »
Listening to Emeralds quite a bit lately. My new favorite band...

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #2635 on: November 27, 2010, 12:48:09 PM »
Currently enjoying

- Namlook : Air 1

Such a well-crafted album.
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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #2636 on: November 27, 2010, 05:15:07 PM »
 
  • David Parsons- Akash  Latest release from one of my favorite artists. This is similar to his last release, Jyoti in that it is all synthesizers. No samples or field recordings. It is also somewhat similar thematically. This doesn't mean that it is simply a rehash of the last effort. It is a very enjoyable release on its on.
  • Ginger Baker- Horses and Trees Some of my favorite drumming by Ginger Baker. Not over the top like some of his sixties releases, just good solid percussion work by a master. I don't remember a lot of details about this release (I copied it from an LP some time back which I can't find right now) , except that it is recorded with mostly African musicians, the exceptions being Bill Laswell and Bernie Worrell. It is all instrumental and it is some of his finest drumming since Blind Faith.
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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #2637 on: November 30, 2010, 05:11:38 PM »
- Taylor Deupree: Shoals

Excellent 12k release. Minimal detailing. Love it.

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« Reply #2638 on: November 30, 2010, 06:14:02 PM »
Maps & Diagrams - Tintinnbulate - an excellent 4 track ep available for free from Audio Gourmet.
lost in the trees - all alone in an empty house - great combination of folk & classical.
Federico Durand - la siesta del cipres - great sleep ambient on spekk.

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #2639 on: November 30, 2010, 06:57:04 PM »
Thanks for the Maps & Diagrams link, Dave  8)
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