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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #2760 on: April 02, 2011, 05:22:42 PM »
Taylor Deupree & Kenneth Kirschner- Post Piano 1;  Kirschner's looped and treated piano tapes, layered and constructed into minimal and spacious landscapes. Lots of echo, reverb and static added...  excellent!

Anthony Kerby & Tomas Weiss- Distant Shadows; The very definition of "minimal and spacious" 8)

Dag Rosenqvist & Rutger Zuydervelt- Vintermusik; by far my favorite disc by either Jasper TX or Machinefabriek. On this disc they go by their real names and create a surprisingly solid and well-constructed album. By turns dense and dark, then airy, fragile and brittle.   

...I suppose I should mention that I'm not ordinarily a fan of either one's brand of experimentalism. Too often to me, the results seem haphazard and unfinished, as though the artist lost interest halfway through. But this one is really nice!

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #2761 on: April 03, 2011, 05:53:11 PM »
Appreciate the Distant Shadows comment, Joe. Thanks  :)

Now playing
- ISHQ + Matt Coldrik :: Live@Boom Festival 2010
Very good indeed.  116 minutes.
Its a free download ... from ... forget where. Worth googling though.
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« Reply #2762 on: April 05, 2011, 08:38:56 AM »
Been listening to some older discs lately...TALES - The Seskian Wars



Tales is the pseudonym for a French EM artist, Jean-Luc Herve Berthelot. This is a SF-themed concept album with influences from ambient/spacemusic to Berlin school...atmospheric, dark, and sometimes dramatic, but not drone-based...definitely EM.

Greg Klamt - Fluxus Quo



I don't think Greg Klamt is making music as a solo act any longer (IIRC from what Jon Jenkins told me). This was his second solo album, but I think he has done some relatively recent guest stints on other Spotted Peccary CDs...OTOH, he may have walked away from music entirely. This album showcases the distinctive Spotted Peccary sound in electronic music, which has a strong cinematic soundtrack component as well as unique applications of drums and a unique sweeping melody component at times.

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #2763 on: April 05, 2011, 01:42:16 PM »
Hasn't been a particularly good day today (hell, it's sucked), so noisier fare's been speaker-generated:

- Killing Joke 'Absolute Dissent' (specifically "The Great Cull")
- Merzbow
- Material 'Hallucination Engine' (specifically "Words of Advice) - not actually noisy, but reflects my current mood.

Off to Brooklyn to see Wire tonight, which I hope will go some way towards redeeming the day.
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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #2764 on: April 05, 2011, 10:24:13 PM »
Appreciate the Distant Shadows comment, Joe. Thanks  :)

I'm interested in this too. Will there be US/Canada distribution for hard copies?

And Darren, please let us know how Wire is in concert these days. They're here on the 14th!

np: Paolo Fresu / A Filetta Corsican Voices "Mistico Mediterraneo" on ECM

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« Reply #2765 on: April 06, 2011, 05:30:19 AM »
Wire was their usual quite good, tight self. They did a number of tracks off their recent Red Barked Tree album (incl. the lovely opener, "Please Take", with a great Graham Lewis vocal & lyric) and some chestnuts from A Bell Is A Cup... (one of my fave Wire discs) like "Silk Skin Paws" (with sped up tempo), and an abbreviated "Boiling Boy". I guess my only complaint is that, live, there aren't many surprises left; the boys still rock like they're in their 30s, but there's also a certain 'journeyman' approach to it all. Again, probably more a sign of age than anything else. Nonetheless, as a huge Wire enthusiast from the beginning, still an enjoyable show. (Oh, and wish they had done "One Of Us", one of the best tracks from Object 47; a tad disappointed they didn't.)
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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #2766 on: April 06, 2011, 06:51:37 AM »
Appreciate the Distant Shadows comment, Joe. Thanks  :)

I'm interested in this too. Will there be US/Canada distribution for hard copies?


Mark
Right now it is only sold through el culto in germany, with no plan for an outlet over here.
Which I know makes it expensive to buy from north america.
I'll have to talk to Tomas about this more when he is back from his Greek concert.
The discrepancy between standard european CD prices and standard american prices is always an issue.

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #2767 on: April 06, 2011, 10:10:16 AM »
apk

will you be getting any more titles from el culto
as download alternatives on dataobscura like your
distant shadows soundscape collaboration?

spending deep time with your (outstanding track) deep time


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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #2768 on: April 06, 2011, 10:24:36 AM »
h. 
Love that Deep Time track myself.  Very Grassow-like that one 8)

I have talked with Tomas Weiss about the possibility of having some of the
other releases from el culto available as downloads, either on dataobscura
or elsewhere, but he isn't biting as yet. I will certainly bring it up again.
He has some fine releases, and not everyone wants a hard copy or the
higher price that goes along with it.  Shame to not have the option of
a download.

I'll for sure post if anything changes.

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #2769 on: April 08, 2011, 05:34:27 PM »
Tonight, a few Coil CDs that I haven't heard in a while:

Live 4, Musick To Play In The Dark, and The Ape Of Naples; Hmmm... morose, doom laden, creepy, occasionally downright evil, and sometimes darkly humorous:

"Wise words from the departing
 Eat your greens, especially broccoli
 Wear sensible shoes
 And always say thank you,
 Especially for the things you never had"

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #2770 on: April 10, 2011, 04:17:23 AM »
Maitreya - Telluric Waves. This is very good, and it has a similiar atmosphere to Substrata by Biosphere.
Wavestar - Moonwind. This an absolute classic that needs to be heard by more people.

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #2771 on: April 10, 2011, 06:54:21 AM »
This gray Sunday Morning:

The Humble Bee- Morning Music;  ...very good morning music indeed. Very intimate and warm instrumental loops (synth, keyboard, pianos, occasional guitar), enveloped in crackle and fog. Wonderfully slow paced and relaxing...

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« Reply #2772 on: April 10, 2011, 08:06:11 AM »
today

resonant drift | passages
phobos | this desolate place...a dark journey at the edges
greg plummer | three graces
lustmord | songs of gods and demons...classic lustian
max corbacho | deep time...swirl personification


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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #2773 on: April 10, 2011, 11:19:46 AM »
Ben Fleury-Steiner - Keep a Weather Eye Open

Fitting the grey, windy wetness of an early coastal spring so far...

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« Reply #2774 on: April 12, 2011, 01:06:28 PM »
Paul Vnuk Jr. - Silence Speaks in Shadow. 
Probably my favorite Hypnos release.  Setting up an atmosphere of urban ambience to perfection.  While Burial certainly capitalized sleeping city soundtracks, this is more my preference.  Will have to dig out Chris Meloche's - Recurring Dreams of the Urban Myth (FAX) later. 

Monos - Aged & Transformed. 
Forthcoming release on our label...we started talking about doing a Monos release in 2006 I think, and I received the master for this compendium disc yesterday  ;D   It will go along w/ "Age & Transformation" a disc released by Darren Tate (the other half of Monos w/ Colin Potter) on his own Fungal label as a CDR many years ago. 

Merzbow - Merzbient box. 
Technically still in the box, but got a copy from Ear-Rational and am really looking forward to diving in.  I've barely tolerated Merzbow's noise releases, yet his ambient releases and collaborations are pretty stunning.

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #2775 on: April 12, 2011, 01:07:53 PM »
Paul Vnuk Jr. - Silence Speaks in Shadow. 
Probably my favorite Hypnos release.  Setting up an atmosphere of urban ambience to perfection.  While Burial certainly capitalized sleeping city soundtracks, this is more my preference.  Will have to dig out Chris Meloche's - Recurring Dreams of the Urban Myth (FAX) later. 


Thanks Jason.

This one's another "grower" CD that didn't get a ton of recognition when it first came out, but more and more people list it as a favorite as time goes on.
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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #2776 on: April 12, 2011, 04:37:43 PM »
Silence Speaks In Shadow is one of the great ones, along with Sola Translatio's Mother Sunrise, and several of the Vidna Obmana discs...

Tonight:

Description Without Place- Filaments.

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« Reply #2777 on: April 13, 2011, 12:10:17 AM »
had a new set of portable headphones so:
Steve Roach - light fantastic and On This Planet.
Lustmord - Zoetrope
and some of my own - Lament of a Forgotten God, The Martian Chronicles, Ydd Hwnt y Seren a Llygedin.

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« Reply #2778 on: April 13, 2011, 02:06:42 PM »
Seren Ffordd - Strands 1-4

Nice, dark slabs of infinity.
There is no spoon. Which sucks because I have a pudding cup.

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #2779 on: April 14, 2011, 05:20:44 AM »
Paul Simon - So Beautiful or So What - just got this one so I have only listen through it once, but it sounds excellent so far.
Daft Punk - Tron Legacy OST - the only good thing about the movie was the great electronic music in the soundtrack.
Colorlist - The Fastest Way to Become the Ocean - interesting release on Serein. Part jazz, part Steve Reich, I wish it were longer than 26 minutes.