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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #3940 on: January 29, 2014, 10:40:24 AM »
New purchases;

The Circular Ruins - Birth Of Tragedy. One listen so far , fantastic.

Very pleased to hear you enjoyed it so much.  8)
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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #3941 on: January 29, 2014, 11:33:39 AM »
Rush were an awesome band, but they should really retire because they are just embarrassing themselves with cheesy studio albums and live albums/dvds.  I think a farewell tour is in order.

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #3942 on: January 29, 2014, 07:19:30 PM »
Bohren and Der Club of Gore - Piano Nights - Dark jazz, doom jazz ,noit jazz - whatever you call it, it's awesome.
Benoît Pioulard - Hymnal Remixes - still playing this one cuz it's so good.
Billow Observatory - billow observatory

Non-ambient:
Bill Callahan - Have Fun With God - Last year Callahan released "Dream River" to good reviews.  I thought it was okay, not bad but it just didn't do anything for me.  This new one a dub remix of the Dream River album and it's fantastic.

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #3943 on: January 30, 2014, 07:11:50 AM »
Benoît Pioulard - Hymnal Remixes - still playing this one cuz it's so good.

Thanks for mentioning this one....real enjoying the soundcloud samples.  Think its out on Kranky? Ordering  :)

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #3944 on: January 30, 2014, 06:41:19 PM »

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #3945 on: January 31, 2014, 07:01:32 AM »
Thanks for the link Dave

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #3946 on: January 31, 2014, 11:56:53 AM »
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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #3947 on: February 01, 2014, 10:42:16 AM »
Tomas Weiss - Zeitlos
This just arrived in the mail two days ago and I've been listening to it practically non-stop ever since: at work, while sleeping, but not while operating heavy machinery. Zeitlos is, simply put, one of the better ambient releases I've heard in a while. The tracks are, for the most part, synth-driven soundscapes, typically leaning toward the dark side of ambient. The standout tracks, at least for me, are Alignment (particularly rewarding with headphones), Near Nothing, and Zeitlos. Each of these combines drone-inspired ambient with subtle, but lovely melodies. The last track in particular, Zeitlos, overlays some nice reverberating electric guitar with synths to create a majestic, dreamy atmosphere. Sometimes I get the urge to put that track on repeat; therefore, I'm thrilled to learn that there is an expanded release coming out soon that highlights that track in particular.

Two thumbs up. I hope I'm not making Tomas blush by raving a bit here, but I think virtually everyone who participates in these forums will find something to love in this release. It is a special one.

Samples/Buy: http://www.el-culto.com/artists/tomasweiss/zeitlos.html

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #3948 on: February 01, 2014, 11:36:23 AM »
Tomas Weiss - Zeitlos
This just arrived in the mail two days ago and I've been listening to it practically non-stop ever since: at work, while sleeping, but not while operating heavy machinery. Zeitlos is, simply put, one of the better ambient releases I've heard in a while. The tracks are, for the most part, synth-driven soundscapes, typically leaning toward the dark side of ambient. The standout tracks, at least for me, are Alignment (particularly rewarding with headphones), Near Nothing, and Zeitlos. Each of these combines drone-inspired ambient with subtle, but lovely melodies. The last track in particular, Zeitlos, overlays some nice reverberating electric guitar with synths to create a majestic, dreamy atmosphere. Sometimes I get the urge to put that track on repeat; therefore, I'm thrilled to learn that there is an expanded release coming out soon that highlights that track in particular.

Two thumbs up. I hope I'm not making Tomas blush by raving a bit here, but I think virtually everyone who participates in these forums will find something to love in this release. It is a special one.

Samples/Buy: http://www.el-culto.com/artists/tomasweiss/zeitlos.html


Agree 100%!!!

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #3949 on: February 03, 2014, 11:45:36 AM »


Kammarheit - The Starwheel, another dose of stunning dark ambient from the Cyclic Law label
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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #3950 on: February 04, 2014, 02:00:53 PM »
Circular: Radiating Perpetual Light.  Thanks Phobos for this recommendation.

Ishq: Invisible Landscape and Zennor Plane.  Both very good.

Steve Stoll: Praxis.  Very nice ambient from this famous techno producer.

Fields of the Nephilim: 5 CD box set.  One of the best goth bands ever.

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #3951 on: February 04, 2014, 03:04:22 PM »
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Fields of the Nephilim: 5 CD box set.  One of the best goth bands ever.

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From memory 'The Neph' weren't considered that great by the goths at the time. I lived in Leeds during the goth scene and didst frequent the Faversham and the mighty Phonographique club. Goth nirvana for me was seeing the Sisters on their First and last tour at Leeds Uni (where Eldritch studied Russian). I kind of miss those days - sometimes :)

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #3952 on: February 05, 2014, 07:54:21 AM »
'Visitors'
Philip Glass's Latest Meditative Score for Godfrey Reggio
Q2 Music Album of the Week for February 3, 2014

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #3953 on: February 05, 2014, 05:11:23 PM »
Robert Rich- Sunyata

An ambient classic.

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #3954 on: February 06, 2014, 01:33:07 AM »
Kyoga - Cave.

Track off youtube (sorry can't post link from work...) - very nice mix of buzzy sounds with more delicate tones and textures weaving in and through them.


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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #3955 on: February 06, 2014, 05:06:21 AM »
Circular: Radiating Perpetual Light.  Thanks Phobos for this recommendation.
You're welcome, currently waiting the arrival of Cycles of Remembrance, his one from 2010 ;)
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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #3956 on: February 06, 2014, 01:10:23 PM »
Today's listening;

Mick Chillage - Saudade. Beautiful, stunning ambient release from Carpe Sonum.
https://carpesonum.bandcamp.com/album/saudade

Kammarheit - The Starwheel (also cheers to Phobos  ;))

Johann Johannsson - Fordlandia. New discovery for me on spotify. Utterly beautiful music. In fact I am gobsmacked at the beauty of this. Hints of Baroque, beautiful haunting melodies, gorgeous.


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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #3957 on: February 06, 2014, 01:27:13 PM »

Steve Stoll: Praxis.  Very nice ambient from this famous techno producer.


Interesting album that from Steve Stoll. A fitting tribute to Daphne Oram and the electronic pioneers. I like it.

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #3958 on: February 06, 2014, 01:36:53 PM »
Today's listening;
Johann Johannsson - Fordlandia. New discovery for me on spotify. Utterly beautiful music. In fact I am gobsmacked at the beauty of this. Hints of Baroque, beautiful haunting melodies, gorgeous.


My favorite of his is "IBM 401, A User's Manual," which has an interesting backstory.

Have been listening to Esem's latest, an EP called "Aquanaut."  A nice one and I'm glad to see him back.  The release is at esem.bandcamp.com.

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #3959 on: February 06, 2014, 10:22:13 PM »
Johann Johannsson - Fordlandia. New discovery for me on spotify. Utterly beautiful music. In fact I am gobsmacked at the beauty of this. Hints of Baroque, beautiful haunting melodies, gorgeous.


That's some nice stuff! Thanks for making note of it; I hadn't heard that before.

Today has been an Ithaca Trio day:

Ithaca Trio - New Music from the Delta Quadrant
Experimental ambient on Hibernate. Not a coherent package, but each track is neat for its own reasons.
Sample/Buy: http://hibernaterecordings.bandcamp.com/album/new-music-from-the-delta-quadrant

Ithaca Trio - Music for Piano and Patience

I think I've mentioned this one before. Great stuff from Home Normal. Reminds me a bit of the Basinski's Disintegration Loops meets The Caretaker meets a piano meets that sensation of passing seamlessly through solid objects.
Buy/Sample: http://homenormal.bandcamp.com/album/music-for-piano-patience