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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #2660 on: December 18, 2010, 08:57:51 PM »
Have to agree with Anthony on the Kyle Bobby Dunn.  It's pleasant, but a little too close to Stars of the Lid for my comfort.  And why did he seem to have rolled off all of the high frequencies?  Too much tape hiss?

Currently enjoying--
John Abercrombie Quartet - Wait Till You See Her
Yannick Dauby - Overflows (reminds me of Eric La Casa's fine work; fascinating; layered field recordings that sound almost like orchestrated sound)

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #2661 on: December 21, 2010, 06:15:52 PM »
Taking advantage of the ADMusic sale I bought a dozen CDs from this UK label,
mostly of the lesser known artists.  While it's best known for melodic electronic
music, amongst the set were three lovely ambient recordings by Acheloo
my favourite being Ishtar. http://www.admusiconline.com/main/acheloo.php

I've also been listening to an even larger box full of Groove-label CDs obtained at
the Hampshire Jam 9 last month including the new Create and the newly
formed MorPheusz quartet, and a large potential difference of VoLt.  At the
Jam itself Redshift impressed me; I'd not heard them before or had any of their CDs.
It's mid-70s Tangerine Dream with the analogue sound.

Also I've dusted off some old Steve Hackett (and Genesis) recordings after seeing
him live recently.  He has a tight band.  It was wonderful to have some woodwind
in the performance instead of the artificial synths sounds stealing the likes of Peter
Gabriel's flute parts.
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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #2662 on: December 31, 2010, 06:35:02 PM »
Been enjoying this new year's eve

- Lots of Bach  
- Biosphere :: Dropsonde   (I like it more and more as time goes by)
- John Renbourn :: Travelers Prayer   (wonderful Brit folk)
- a few 36 releases  (nice stuff)
- Arovane :: Atol Scrap   (a classic in this house)

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #2663 on: January 02, 2011, 08:40:23 AM »
lights out asia - in the days of jupiter - part ambient, part electronica, part shoegaze, part drone...excellent stuff.
aKido - Gamechanger - really nice bit of electronica & best of all it's free!  get it here.
Morgan Packard - Moment Again Elsewhere - piano melodies with electronic textures & beats.
Loscil - Live at The Western Front - live set from Loscil available for free download...get it here.

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #2664 on: January 04, 2011, 01:13:22 PM »
Hakobune - We Left the Window Open Sometimes.

So beautiful, the nostalgic sensation is almost unbearable.

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #2665 on: January 13, 2011, 10:28:15 AM »
Grassow, Grassow, Grassow... pretty much all the time lately.

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #2666 on: January 14, 2011, 11:28:22 PM »
Earlier:
Geomatic "64 Light Years Away" - superb 3rd outing of tribal/IDM/post-industrial interfacing, on the Tympanik Audio label.

Robert Schroeder "Cygnus-A" (Spheric) - Ignore the pundits decrying this "re-recorded" version (still essentially the same) of one of Schroeder's early IC LP classics...searing, timeless analog moozik, sequencers & synthi all, sounding utterly contemporary, not to mention well-produced & mastered.

NP:
Russell Storey "Berlin via Betelgeuse" - latest slab of great, throbbing deepspace music from this still under-recognized Aussie composer, on Ambientlive.
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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #2667 on: January 15, 2011, 01:04:22 PM »
Alio Die & Mathias Grassow - Praha Meditations
Sleep Research Facility - Deep Frieze
David Parsons - Akash
BVDub - Tribes At The Temple Of Silence
Thom Brennan - Vibrant Water
Steve Roach & Brian Parnham - The Desert Inbetween

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #2668 on: January 16, 2011, 10:15:26 AM »
on a classic jazz binge...

Modern Jazz Quartet - Django [1953]
Lee Morgan - Cornbread [1965]
Bill Evans - Waltz for Debby [1961]
Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers - Moanin' [1958]

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #2669 on: January 17, 2011, 02:21:54 AM »
Roach - Mystic Chords and Sacred Spaces part 2. Such an amazing set of music, all four discs...

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #2670 on: January 19, 2011, 12:02:43 PM »
Miles Davis -  Big Fun




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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #2671 on: January 19, 2011, 01:43:04 PM »
OMD - History of Modern (a few clunkers, but, all in all, a nice continuation of the Architecture & Morality sound; especially liked the homage to Kraftwerk's Europe Endless on the final track)

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #2672 on: January 19, 2011, 03:37:15 PM »
Stephan Mathieu/Taylor Deupree- Transcriptions;  This is a revelation every time I listen to it. So beautiful, so relaxing...  headphones are a must to experience the subtle texturing.

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #2673 on: January 20, 2011, 01:57:03 AM »
Currently listening to the complete three unabridged box sets of Lord of the Rings read by Rob Inglis. This is absolutely a delight.

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #2674 on: January 24, 2011, 01:41:56 PM »
Hawkwind - Welcome to the Future. 2 CDs of live recordings from 75 to 77. Raw but enjoyable.

Fancied listening to the track Steppenwolf and it's the only recording I have - some great lines from Bob Calvert....

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« Reply #2675 on: January 24, 2011, 08:49:09 PM »
OMD - History of Modern (a few clunkers, but, all in all, a nice continuation of the Architecture & Morality sound; especially liked the homage to Kraftwerk's Europe Endless on the final track)

Forrest

Yeah, was actually excited by the samples I played last year when this first came out, and, being a longtime OMD enthusiast, knew I'd pick it up. Kind of underwhelmed, & I agree with your assessment, Forrest, although I'm unconvinced it's a completely satisfying listening experience...some tracks stick out, but not the return to form I'd hoped for...too bad they decided not to reclaim the nascent Organization era, before they became hitmakers in the pop star machine.
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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #2676 on: January 24, 2011, 08:51:35 PM »
NP: Faryus Night Forest Reality (Faria) - quite cool slice of ambience, shot through with strange, febrile, environmental sounds, field recordings, rumblings, *very* deep, quaking bass resonances & the odd squelch; on the always-reliable Faria label.
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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #2677 on: January 25, 2011, 10:55:47 AM »
Robert Rich - Gaudi


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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #2678 on: January 26, 2011, 01:33:31 PM »
too bad they decided not to reclaim the nascent Organization era, before they became hitmakers in the pop star machine.
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My expectations were very low, not having liked anything OMD had done since the Junk Culture album, so I was least pleased to see them creeping back incrementally to their earlier, more experimental sound.  It's still a bit overproduced, but I guess you can't really go back.

I'm currently enjoying the 2-CD reissue of Soft Machine's Alive and Well -Live in Paris.

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #2679 on: January 26, 2011, 06:26:57 PM »
Tonight:

The Humble Bee- Miscellany For The Quiet Hours; Hissy and staticky tape loop constructions, very relaxing and very pleasant. Music you can sink into like an easy chair.

The Humble Bee is Craig Tattersall, who is one half of The Boats. I'm not crazy about The Boats, but this side project is amazing.

The other half of The Boats is Andrew Hargreaves, who's put out some amazing music as well, if you like atmospheric and crackly piano meanderings.