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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #3420 on: January 23, 2013, 02:03:58 PM »
Getting back on topic:

Steve Roach/Byron Metcalf-Tales from the Ultra Tribe.  This is a great disc, melding Artifacts-era tribalism with Body Electric style fractal soundscaping.  An essential purchase. 

Ramp-Steel and Steam, Return, and Astral Disaster.  This trilogy of discs is amazing, I listened to them all back to back the other night, and I have finally done a review which I will post here tomorrow.  Awesome, awesome stuff. 

Genesis-Abacab and Genesis.  These are two solid albums from the 80's, yeah they sound a bit dated but nevertheless they showed how great this band could be without Peter Gabriel, that is until the subsequent albums after these two when things just fell apart (IMO). 

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #3421 on: January 23, 2013, 02:41:26 PM »
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Taylor Deupree :: shoals  (appealing experimental)
Keith Berry :: the cartesian plane  (deep earth-mover at work)
Martin Fuhs :: grauton  (very much enjoying the grey depths of this new one)
Nahee Bori :: lotic prattle  (worth it for the By Runner And Drum track. Bandcamp)
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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #3422 on: January 24, 2013, 07:27:19 PM »
Aus - Light in August, Later
Nice mix of acoustic and digital, glitchy textures. A few nice vocal flourishes too.

Resonant Drift- Full Circle
A perfect album in many respects. Soft, gentle ambiance that gradually and non-obtrusively builds to some rhythmic soundscapes. There are some wonderful melodies embedded in the tracks too. Highly recommended.

Taylor Deupree - Faint
This is growing on me. My first reaction was that there was too fine a line between this release and Shoals. But now I'm loving it--especially the first and last tracks. I splurged on the box set and haven't yet digested the extra disc.
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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #3423 on: January 25, 2013, 12:48:04 PM »


Saturnus - Saturn in Ascension
Love this band, superb doom metal
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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #3424 on: January 25, 2013, 04:31:22 PM »
I don't think that album cover image was big enough for the post.  Next time, try to make it bigger.  ;)

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #3425 on: January 26, 2013, 06:43:10 AM »
Well the music is big, so the album cover has to be ;D
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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #3426 on: January 27, 2013, 03:50:40 AM »
Celer--Without Retrospect, the Morning (Glacial Movements). Some of the quietest ambient I've ever heard.  Another good one for GM.

Echospace--Liumin 2cd version.  Found this used at Amoeba for $30.  Call me sick, but I bought it.

Bvdub--A Careful Ecstasy (Darla).  First All is Forgiven and now this.  He's on a roll!

Echo and the Bunnymen--Heaven Up Here.  IMO their masterpiece.  Brooding, dark and dreamy.

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #3427 on: January 29, 2013, 12:50:13 AM »
David Sylvian/Stephan Mathieu--Wandermude.  Drone based ambient work in which Mathieu recycles/processes Sylvians Blemish album.  Liking this quite a bit so far. Very spaced out in parts, would fit nicely in kubricks 2001 or as an alternative soundtrack...


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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #3428 on: January 29, 2013, 09:45:59 AM »
Einaudi - Divenire

Ludovico Einaudi Ascolta

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #3429 on: January 29, 2013, 12:31:17 PM »
Brian McBride
:: When The Detail Lost Its Freedom
:: The Effective Disconnect

Brian McBride - Latent Sonata
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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #3430 on: January 29, 2013, 11:13:26 PM »
Drone on,you will like the Echospace,the second CD is worth the price
Is the new Sylvian all instrumental? Any Sylvian vocals? Any noise parts? Samples are interesting.

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« Reply #3431 on: January 30, 2013, 11:30:36 AM »
Yes, the Echospace is very good, I like both discs a lot, actually.

The Sylvian is all instrumental.  Some of the tracks are kind of glitchy, but it's mostly pretty drifty.  It's a mistake to call this a "new" David Sylvian album though; it's more Stephan Mathieu processing the existing "Blemish" tracks, recorded years ago. 

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #3432 on: January 30, 2013, 07:40:15 PM »
krill.minima - Sekundenschlaf - Martin Juhls hasn't released a krill.minima album in a while so this was a welcome surprise.  Good scratchy, dubby electronics.
Philémon Chante - Les Sessions Cubaines - Found this on Bandcamp, very nice acoustic jazz sung in French, recorded in Cuba.
Matt Chamberlain- Viktor Krauss- and Dan Phelps - MODULAR  -  Another Bandcamp disovery.  Good post-rock.
Blaudzun - Heavy Flowers - Good indie rock - like a combo of Beirut, Frightened Rabbit and The Lumineers.  God stuff.

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #3433 on: January 30, 2013, 10:30:49 PM »
Matt Chamberlain- Viktor Krauss- and Dan Phelps - MODULAR  -  Another Bandcamp disovery.  Good post-rock.

I don't know Phelps, but Krauss and Chamberlin are very talented jazz crossover musicians who've worked with Bill Frisell.  They are both on Frisell's Floratone collab.

This evening, I enjoyed the non-ambient sounds of Mark Smith's punk band, The Fall (The Frenz Experiment).

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #3434 on: January 31, 2013, 09:08:28 AM »
Yeah! Those Floratone albums are wonderful. Lynn and I like to keep them in the car as they're great music for driving around the city.

NP: King Kong by Jean-Luc Ponty - almost all music by Zappa and almost all musicians from various versions of the Mothers.

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #3435 on: January 31, 2013, 11:19:38 AM »
Durutti Column-Short Stories for Pauline.  Excellent reissue with bonus live disc, Brussels 1981.  Also includes an interview with Vini Reilly, which is very interesting.

The Cult-Dreamtime Live 1984.  '84-86 were to me the Cult's best period.  This is a smoking hot live album recorded at the Lyceum, a couple years before they hit it big with the "Love" album.  Hard to find a physical copy--it was a Japan-only release, but it's on iTunes I believe.   

The Sun and the Moon-demos.  Mark Burgess and John Lever of the Chameleons formed this band after Chameleons breakup in '87.  They released one official album on Geffen Records around '88/'89.  This demos album was released as a CDR and has some good stuff on it. 

 


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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #3436 on: January 31, 2013, 12:17:04 PM »

Eno :: Lux  (overall kinda forgettable)
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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #3437 on: January 31, 2013, 01:02:15 PM »
Sigur Ros :: Valtari  (much better)
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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #3438 on: January 31, 2013, 01:18:50 PM »

Eno :: Lux  (overall kinda forgettable)

I agree - very disappointing.
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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #3439 on: January 31, 2013, 02:18:06 PM »
Eno :: Lux  (overall kinda forgettable)

But that's the whole idea... ;)

I actually like the fact that it doesn't attempt to be something it isn't.  It's for a public space, after all.  I prefer it to 'Drums Between The Bells," which was too gimmicky for my taste.

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