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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #340 on: March 19, 2008, 02:11:31 PM »
The Shining - Halmstad
Moonsorrow - forget title of album, good one though if you like pagan metal sung in native tongue mostly
Evoken - A Caress of the Void (man, I've been listening to this one QUITE a bit in the past week in the car....love em!)

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #341 on: March 19, 2008, 07:53:35 PM »
1. Mandible Chatter, Of  Foreign Lands and People  (Track 7, A Sun to Lift Sleep From the Weary, is <the best> ambient-electronic-     ritualistic tune I've ever heard!)
2. A. Testa, "Inframundis"
3.Enrico Cosimi, Infinite Works
4. Extreme Special Editions, Extreme Sampler (the old Extreme re-inventing itself)
5. Shivkumar Sharma/Zakir Hussain, Rag Madhuvanti/Rag Misra Tilang<
6. Talk Talk, The Colour of Spring

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #342 on: March 20, 2008, 02:44:11 AM »
Trip down memory lane/nostalgia fix for the day... :)

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #343 on: March 20, 2008, 05:41:59 AM »
haujobb - polarity
peter james - holding on letting go
architect - the analysis of noise trading
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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #344 on: March 20, 2008, 08:01:29 AM »
np "Oscilloscope" by Liquid Zen.

Rather good. :)

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #345 on: March 20, 2008, 02:34:17 PM »
The new Van Der Graaf Generator - Trisector.

They work well as a trio. I don't miss Jaxon at all. Sorry David.
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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #346 on: March 20, 2008, 05:53:07 PM »
Well, I was listening to the new Steve Jansen CD Slope but I've mis-placed it. Sadly, I'm not that motivated to locate it as I'm not overly fond of the singing. The problem seems to be that by selecting multiple "acquired taste" vocalists, you multiply the "difficult to warm to in a hurry" factor by a power of ten. Will give it another try. As usual, though, the percussion and arrangements are tasty.

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #347 on: March 20, 2008, 08:22:50 PM »
Coppice Halifax - S/T

Just got this in the mail today.  A very nice disc from Brain Grainger of Milieu fame, with equal parts analog drone, pulse and drift, and even occasional unobtrusive melodies for those that miss that sort of thing.  Comes in a very interesting swivel package and an "83" keychain.  On Expanding Electronic Diversity.  Don't know why the run on this is so small (60).  Looks like it's already sold out at the label.

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #348 on: March 22, 2008, 05:17:50 PM »
this evening

- BJ Nilsen: The Short Night  been playing it regularly for many months. Its a keeper.
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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #349 on: March 23, 2008, 01:27:23 PM »
Now playing: an excellent download from a new ambient-dub-techno bloke, Severence, apparently of one of his broadcasts on mpiii.com radio. This is a great reminder of how good it can get when ambient shifts to dub and dub to techno and back to ambient, an' t'ing. Includes a bunch of these new ambient-dub-techno fellahs like Quantec, Atheus, BvDub, Havantepe, and Severence himself, as well as more established torch-bearer of the BC/CR tradition, Rod Modell/Deepchord. For those who like ambient-dub and dub-techno, I haven’t heard this good a mix in a long time - no hype.

severence - severence live on mpiii.com radio 26-02-2008 (320 kbps mp3)

link: http://www.severence.net/sounds/severence.net-radio-26-02-2008.zip

Found a tracklist on his myspace page (http://www.myspace.com/severencespain) which I’ve cut and pasted:

tracks:-
severence - cipralex clouds
atheus - history of dark matter
sirens of stlantis - phoenix (ft. rim)
quantec - 2082
audiostatic - light of day
channel 73 vs grit - lv 426
havantepe - topcular
shinsuke matsumoto - meditations
deepchord - vantage isle (cv313 reduction II)
deepchord - vantage isle (cv313 reduction)
rod modell - morning again
quantec - 2081 felicity
burial - in mcdonalds
bvdub - somewhere far away
m. von schommer - dc15
john foxx & harold budd - underwater flowers
krill minima - radiodub1
dubatech - five horizons
dubatech - sun tribe
quantec - 2079 contact
rod modell - temple
ryan teague - study for prepared violin
urban force – balanced


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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #350 on: March 23, 2008, 03:32:08 PM »
Been listening to:
Paul Ellis-Into the Liquid unknown
Austere-Pulse
Austere/AAS-Evergone
also a little Martial Industrial:
A Challenge of Honor/Der Feuerkreiner split c.d.
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« Reply #351 on: March 23, 2008, 04:31:34 PM »
It's been a Stars of the Lid weekend. I'm in the middle of 'And Their Refinement of the Decline', but stopped to check out the Severence mix. Very nice indeed.

On to Seren Ffordd....
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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #352 on: March 24, 2008, 05:46:34 AM »
haujobb - polarity on the player.    I loved so much of Haujobb's stuff until I hit ninety-nine - and then I skipped Polarity.   I later picked up Vertical Theory which is nice... but Polarity's a keeper.   Too back I skipped over it at the time.


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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #353 on: March 24, 2008, 04:30:44 PM »
Alan,

Thanks for the link.  I've downloaded some Severence mixes in the past but had totally forgotten about checking back until now.  Can't wait to listen.  I've been listening to Quantec quite a bit lately so this will fit right in.

Thanks


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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #354 on: March 25, 2008, 02:04:04 AM »
For those who like ambient-dub and dub-techno, I haven’t heard this good a mix in a long time - no hype.



You weren't kidding. That's a great mix! Thanks for the link!

Also spinnin' lately:

Saul Stokes - Outfolding -- This album never ceases to amaze me. It's the musical equivalent of some surreal yet achingly beautiful fantasy-world. Weird yet oddly familiar.

Alio Die & Amelia Cuni - Apsaras -- The most beautiful and serene music I've ever heard. Even after 7 years of frequent listening, I never grow tired of this.

Various free psychedelic trance releases from the www.ektoplazm.com site.

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« Reply #355 on: March 25, 2008, 05:24:58 AM »
For those who like ambient-dub and dub-techno, I haven’t heard this good a mix in a long time - no hype.



You weren't kidding. That's a great mix! Thanks for the link!

[...]

Alio Die & Amelia Cuni - Apsaras -- The most beautiful and serene music I've ever heard. Even after 7 years of frequent listening, I never grow tired of this.



It is a great mix, isn't it. As Dave indicated above, there are other Severence mixes available from his site. Haven't explored them - can't see 'em being as good as this, but will try a few. This Quantec is quality, and seems to be getting his name on lots of lips lately.

As regards Apsaras, here's a tip if you fancy a bit of a 'refresh': if you weren't already aware, there's a new collab between AD and another singer - one Martina Galvagni - called Eleusian Lullaby, which is in a similar vein, though the ethno-historo-cultural template is more one of 'medievality' rather than er... 'Indianity'. Some links to relevant verbiage and soundclips:-



"[...] the concept of “Elusian Lullaby” has been pursued by Alio Die twice before. On “Apsaras”, he teamed up with experimental vocalist and dancer Amelia Cuni, which resulted in a daring experiment which the Wire dubbed “a serious attempt to make something new and expressive from within Indian art Art." “Mei-Jyu”, meanwhile, saw Musso engage in a handshake with Japanese duo Jack and Jive and a spiritual search within the cavernous halls of Zen. Instead of presenting a novelty, “Elusian Lullaby” constitutes a temporary acme performed with the self-confidence to leave out anything unnecessary."
from http://www.tokafi.com/newsitems/cd-feature-alio-die-martina-galvagni-eleusian-lullaby/

clips:
http://www.projekt.com/projekt/assets/audio/P208.01.mp3
http://www.projekt.com/projekt/assets/audio/P208.02.mp3
http://www.projekt.com/projekt/assets/audio/P208.03.mp3
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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #356 on: March 25, 2008, 12:11:19 PM »

As regards Apsaras, here's a tip if you fancy a bit of a 'refresh': if you weren't already aware, there's a new collab between AD and another singer - one Martina Galvagni - called Eleusian Lullaby, which is in a similar vein, though the ethno-historo-cultural template is more one of 'medievality' rather than er... 'Indianity'.

Wow, I didn't know about this one. I have the collaboration with Jack and Jive, and while that's a good album as well, it's not on par with Apsaras. The short clips you posted sound very good and more "apsaras-esque", which is a hit in my book! Thank you for the tip, I'll acquire a copy of this as soon as my economy recovers from my last trip to boomkat.com.  ;D

Thanks again!

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #357 on: March 25, 2008, 03:43:02 PM »
think standard - the three enemies, based on a set of poems by christina rossetti, this is some sonic depth from the folks at skean dhu.
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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #358 on: March 25, 2008, 03:43:08 PM »
Saul Stokes - Outfolding -- This album never ceases to amaze me. It's the musical equivalent of some surreal yet achingly beautiful fantasy-world. Weird yet oddly familiar.

I really love this one too, and was just talking to Saul about the fact that so many people pick this as their favorite of his albums.  I'd say 90% of people I hear from either pick Outfolding or Fields, and probably more of them choose the former than the latter.

The album Saul is finishing up right now is, I'm told (having only heard one track so far myself), along the lines of his mid-period works like this.
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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #359 on: March 25, 2008, 03:45:18 PM »
Well, I was listening to the new Steve Jansen CD Slope but I've mis-placed it. Sadly, I'm not that motivated to locate it as I'm not overly fond of the singing. The problem seems to be that by selecting multiple "acquired taste" vocalists, you multiply the "difficult to warm to in a hurry" factor by a power of ten. Will give it another try. As usual, though, the percussion and arrangements are tasty.

I had a chance to hear Slope this weekend, and I do think the vocals are as you described -- a succession of idiosyncratic vocalists, including Jansen himself doing his best (decent, not bad but not great) impression of his own brothers. 

But the music on this album is just fantastic, and I look forward to getting a copy of this album of my own (I was just listening to David Tollefson's copy which he brought over Saturday when we were working on Viridian Sun stuff) so I can give it some more careful attention.
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