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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #3560 on: May 12, 2013, 12:15:00 PM »




Side project of the guy behind Atrium Carceri
Excellent Dark Ambient, from the Cryo Chamber Label, available in 24 bit flac for all you audiophiles out there!
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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #3561 on: May 12, 2013, 01:53:54 PM »
That Sabled Sun is awesome.  You can listen to the full two albums up on YouTube.  Wish this was on cd.    Damn....

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #3562 on: May 13, 2013, 11:39:10 AM »



Again superb dark ambient, highly recommended
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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #3563 on: May 19, 2013, 08:26:35 AM »
np

alphaxone | the curtain of silence
riverun | new cartographies
seetyca | die zeichen
sphare sechs | tiefschlaf
phobos | monolith
jonathan coleclough | one hour as sixty million years

oophoi | archaic oceans (one a day in for the missing moments)


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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #3564 on: May 19, 2013, 12:33:39 PM »

More excellent dark ambient from the Cryo Chamber label
http://soundcloud.com/phobos-2
http://phobos.bandcamp.com/
http://phobos-ambient.moonfruit.com/
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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #3565 on: May 19, 2013, 12:36:56 PM »
np

alphaxone | the curtain of silence
riverun | new cartographies
seetyca | die zeichen
sphare sechs | tiefschlaf
phobos | monolith
jonathan coleclough | one hour as sixty million years

oophoi | archaic oceans (one a day in for the missing moments)


h

Thanks h :)
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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #3566 on: May 20, 2013, 06:50:36 PM »
Michael Mantra - D/A
Absolutely mesmerizing dronescapes. The disc, released by Silent Season, contains the two core tracks of the release: D/Mountain and A/Stream. The free download that comes with the order contains an additional hour + worth of excellent remixes of the original recordings by Loscil, Arjen Schat, Ohrwert, and others. The Loscil mix is particularly interesting; parts of it remind me of M. Griffin and D. Fulton's The Most Distant Point Known.



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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #3567 on: May 23, 2013, 06:31:55 PM »
Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires of the City - So far so good, different enough from previous releases but with the same Vampire Weekend sound.
infinite_coil - transmit - lovely guitar-based ambient, available at Bandcamp.
Taylow Duepree - Faint - nearly perfect ambient album.
Steve Tibbetts - Steve Tibbetts  - his first album from all the way back in 1977, great stuff.

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #3568 on: May 23, 2013, 07:13:38 PM »
I've also been spinning the new Vampire Weekend over the past few days. It is wonderful. I believe they are one of those rare bands that simply get better and better with each release; they always do something that surprises me.

I also picked up the latest album by The National --Trouble Will Find me-- but I haven't had an opportunity to listen to it carefully yet. It seems fine on a first listen, but I keep finding myself popping Vampire Weekend into the CD player instead.

Ambient:

Recently received a copy of the untitled CD by Closing the Eternity and Mathias Grassow. I am absolutely blown away by this on multiple levels. First, the packaging is outstanding: 6-panel digipak containing filtered images of natural scenes and dark subterranean spaces. Second, the tracks are amazing; mostly field recordings, bowls, and various processed sounds--more on the organic than electronic side of things.  The track on the bonus CD is wonderful too. (If I were in charge, I'd trim the first 10 mins of the second track, which is a bit too busy, and include the bonus track in its place.)


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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #3569 on: May 25, 2013, 05:13:48 PM »
The Ocean Blue--Ultramarine.  Great band and this new album is totally sublime!!!

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #3570 on: May 25, 2013, 05:47:12 PM »
Andrew Chalk :: Forty-Nine Views In Rhapsodies' Wave Serene

What a fine collection of attractive little noise/melodic pieces.
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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #3571 on: May 25, 2013, 09:59:51 PM »
Harold Budd-Jane on Darla.Ignored his last several,in fact since Avalon Sutra but this one is back to basics more or less. Close to the White Arcades.Serene,even a bit dark except for track 1,a bit odd.
Boards of Canada on Warp-Have not had anything by them since Trans Canada Highway but this new single is quite amazing. 5 minutes of travel.Spooky video.
Public Service Broadcasting-Inform.This is one of my favorites from the last year.Have their two Eps,now the new album. Post rock/electronica, early OMD meets Mogwai.Very cool idea. They use old PSB films as lyrics/vocals and videos,excellent recording as well.


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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #3572 on: May 28, 2013, 12:46:04 PM »
Up today:

Stone Roses--Garage Flower.  Early recordings, some great tracks on here.
Saga--Behaviour.  I love this band!!  They started getting more mainstream with this, but still excellent.
Peter Murphy--Deep.  His best release IMO.
Solar Fields--Origin 02.  I was disappointed at first but its steadily a grower, although nothing really jumps out as being distinctive.

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #3573 on: May 28, 2013, 01:49:16 PM »
Christoph Berg - Paraphrases (Facture)
I love music that is situated at the intersection of ambient, experimental, and modern classical (e.g., Winged Victory, Deaf Center). This release from Field Rotation's Christoph Berg is perfect in that respect.  The standout track for me is Poems Written by an Old (Prepared) Piano, which features a soft, melancholy tune played over the background of someone typing away on a mechanical typewriter. The packaging for the CD is exceptional as well, with a hand-stamped cover and a multi-page foldout of photographs by Aela Labbe.
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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #3574 on: June 01, 2013, 12:20:08 PM »

Superb dark ambient, and even better now its on CD
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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #3575 on: June 01, 2013, 01:07:12 PM »
David Byrne & St. Vincent - Brass Tactics EP - a nice free live ep from their current tour, well some live some remixes..  Get for free here
harmony & decay - illumination
the green kingdom - dustloops memory fragments
Phosphorescent - muchacho

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #3576 on: June 02, 2013, 01:50:41 AM »
Mick Karn--Bestial Cluster.  Genius of the bass guitar.

Lovesliescrushing--Ghost Colored Halo.  Original they are not, but pleasant nonetheless.

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #3577 on: June 05, 2013, 11:08:49 AM »
Aglaia - Centurion
Lovely. This release follows naturally from some of Aglaia's recent work: mostly electronic instrumentation, with a smattering of organic instrumentation and field recordings. This particular release is composed of 15 relatively brief tracks, so it doesn't have the grandeur of some of other Aglaia releases that are based on long-form compositions, but there is clear continuity in the mood and atmosphere from one track to the next. Strongly recommend. (Downloaded via iTunes because I am too impatient/eager to wait for a well-priced physical copy to come along.)

Non-ambient:

Jim Guthrie - Takes Time
His first "I'm in a band" release in about 10 years. This is fantastic indie rock that will appeal to anyone who ever wondered what Nick Drake would sound like if he played video games and drank too much coffee.
Give it a free spin on Bandcamp: http://jimguthrie.bandcamp.com/album/takes-time




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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #3578 on: June 05, 2013, 06:05:50 PM »
Yeah those Aglaia cd's are expensive but really worth it; my copy of Centurion is being eagerly awaited. 

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #3579 on: June 05, 2013, 07:49:07 PM »
Doomed - In My Own Abyss from Germany, this is some really REALLY GOOD DOOM/DEATH METAL for those into it. Highly recommended, going to buy his new release once it is out in very near future.

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