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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4060 on: April 08, 2014, 04:55:08 AM »
Good point about track names Joe. I also do this with ambient music, although occasionally I am prompted by the music to check out what the artist was inspired to name the track. Always find that is interesting. Specta Ciera & The Circular Ruins- Middle Distance been on fairly constant play past few days along with.......

Tangerine Dream - Chandra - The Phantom Ferry Part II which I am finding to be magnificent. Fairly chilled, laid back album with hints at melancholy and ambient. Superb stuff from Mr Froese, still making wonderful music after all this years.

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« Reply #4061 on: April 08, 2014, 07:07:03 AM »
........ But without the "burden" of titles, your imagination is free to roam where ever. Anybody else feel this way?

I can agree with this - when first recording I never gave track names.

and on 'Lament' we used symbols instead of titles.......

However I can see that if we all stopped naming albums and tracks it would be hard to differentiate between releases by the same musican, let alone different musicians.

"...I'm really digging the third track by Steve Roach on his third album out this year....."
"....is that the track with no rhythms on the album where all the others have rhythm?...."
"...No, it's the track with glurpy sounds and what sounds like a hypatpotamus hiccuping...."
"....oh, I thought that was the fourth release this year - but then I was counting the collaberation with Lady Gaga - you know, the album that sounds like her second one but with the deep space track followed by the australian desert one...."
"....oh, I heard that last week, I was counting it as her 5th album this year, not Steve's fourth!!..."
:o ;D :o

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4062 on: April 08, 2014, 11:55:42 AM »
Many thanks Joe and Thirdsystem for comments on Middle Distance.
Great to see it getting some enjoyment and praise.

I want to give a big thanks to Devin Underhill (Specta Ciera) for this one. He did some very fine work to start the project off. I just took it to its final state.
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« Reply #4063 on: April 08, 2014, 01:36:25 PM »
........ But without the "burden" of titles, your imagination is free to roam where ever. Anybody else feel this way?


"...I'm really digging the third track by Steve Roach on his third album out this year....."
"....is that the track with no rhythms on the album where all the others have rhythm?...."
"...No, it's the track with glurpy sounds and what sounds like a hypatpotamus hiccuping...."
"....oh, I thought that was the fourth release this year - but then I was counting the collaberation with Lady Gaga - you know, the album that sounds like her second one but with the deep space track followed by the australian desert one...."
"....oh, I heard that last week, I was counting it as her 5th album this year, not Steve's fourth!!..."
:o ;D :o

Lol! Yes, I can see how no titles could lead to such confusion  :)

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« Reply #4064 on: April 08, 2014, 03:46:53 PM »
That cracked me up.  :)

David Newlyn - Disintegrating Suburban Dream
New release from Hibernate. Urban field recordings (a recent theme in many of the electro-acoustic ambient releases form the UK, it seems) and minimal piano, with subtle strings and electronics on occasion. My wife liked this, which is either great news or cause for alarm.

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« Reply #4065 on: April 09, 2014, 05:55:46 AM »
Also been on constant play the past week, newly arrived..........

Nachtplank-Echo Ark

This is yet another stunning album from Lee Anthony Norris, amazing quality of ambient releases from him recently. This one , for me is actually the best yet. Beautiful, warm, haunting, uplifting music. The CD has sold out at ...txt, but it is available on bancamp ....
http://nachtplank.bandcamp.com/

Also just arrived through the letter box this morning Steve Roach - Structures from Silence (3-disc, 30th anniversary edition). Thanks to Julio for mentioning this initially. First play in progress......gorgeous  8)

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« Reply #4066 on: April 09, 2014, 08:18:18 AM »
I ordered that nachtplank CD, but after almost 2 months I find out it's a pre order.  When I requested a refund as it Still wasn't even completed, I got no response and had to file a PayPal claim.  Terrible label that txt.  Plus, $30 for one CD is a bit excessive.

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« Reply #4067 on: April 09, 2014, 08:35:57 AM »
I ordered that nachtplank CD, but after almost 2 months I find out it's a pre order.  When I requested a refund as it Still wasn't even completed, I got no response and had to file a PayPal claim.  Terrible label that txt.  Plus, $30 for one CD is a bit excessive.

They are all pre-order on ...txt. At least all are glass mastered CDs unlike some, I think that is why he does the pre-order thing. I do admit patience is required ( not easy  ;)) . It is a one man band type of label, ie Lee Norris. He has recently moved backed to the UK from Italy so turnaround time should improve hopefully. That is a pity you gave up hope on the CD Drone On, Definitely worth the wait !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Check out the stream on bandcamp.


PS The reverse is true for myself btw. Postage costs by the US mail are scandalous to the UK, so I have to pick and choose my purchases carefully. At least the exchange rate is pretty good for us here though at the moment, not so good for yourselves maybe.

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4068 on: April 09, 2014, 09:49:03 AM »
went through a massive cd ripping phase where i added at least 3 or 4 days of music to my itunes...  fun to revisit cd's I haven't heard in 4 years or more. 

recent spins...  deepchord, yagya, maurizio
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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4069 on: April 10, 2014, 10:24:01 AM »
n p recents

altus | black hole
forest fang/carl weingarten | invisibility
jeff johnson/vir unis/chris short | aqua culture
m griffin | sudden dark
never known | on the edge of forever
numina | the haunting silence
oophoi | the dreaming of shells
vidna obmana | ending mirage
ihvhlxxii | dtzenioutha


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« Reply #4070 on: April 10, 2014, 07:18:25 PM »
n p recents

vidna obmana | ending mirage


Oh man, I love that album, but I haven't heard it in years. I must get it out again... love vidna's old stuff.

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« Reply #4071 on: April 12, 2014, 01:40:40 PM »
I was browsing this topic a little bit and noticed Mozart was mentioned. It's nice there is some appreciation for him here.

I was recently reminded of Mozart's genius when I listened to the last movement from his last symphony (no. 41 "Jupiter").
This is a terrific recording along with some very nice visuals.

Listen to the whole thing and prepare for a completely extraordinary moment near the end. You'll know it when you hear it.
I recommend headphones and watching along with the visuals in full screen. :)


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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4072 on: April 12, 2014, 01:49:44 PM »
Steve Roach - Slow Heat and Atmospheric Conditions.

awaiting delivery of The Long Night and 30 yr anniversary Structures From Silence.

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« Reply #4073 on: April 13, 2014, 05:54:03 AM »
Vidna Obmana- Monument Of Empty Colors- Great soundtrack for these gray, misty mornings.

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« Reply #4074 on: April 13, 2014, 08:07:19 AM »
Segue - The Here and Now
Ambient dub with nice tempo shifts and some really catchy melodies from the Sem label. A nice follow up to last year's Pacifica on Silent Season.

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« Reply #4075 on: April 13, 2014, 10:26:54 AM »
One of my favorite ambient records from the last ten years is Disturbed Earth - Butterfly.  If I remember correctly Butterfly was originally recorded in 1977 with guitars, fx & two reel to reel decks.  It's a wonderful album that breathes & ebbs & flows.  You can now get it on Bandcamp here... Butterfly.

I bring up Butterfly because I today I just discovered that Disturbed Earth(Dean Richards) has a ton of releases, at only $3 each, available on Bandcamp here...Disturbed Earth.

I tend to like some of the older stuff so I started with these releases...

Disturbed Earth - A Crack in the Past
Disturbed Earth - Sleep Of Wonder
Disturbed Earth - Flowers of Goodness
Disturbed Earth - With This Night

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« Reply #4076 on: April 14, 2014, 07:02:49 PM »
Yes, Butterfly is an incredible album!!!  If you like alio die and his hic sunt leones label you will probably really like this.

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4077 on: April 15, 2014, 12:44:00 AM »
The Long Night - Roach and Kelly - love track 5. Overall the album seems more 'basic' than Steve's recent albums, reminding me in some ways of his earlier releases.

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« Reply #4078 on: April 16, 2014, 05:40:36 PM »
I gave Butterfly a listen. What a great album! Thanks for the heads up, Dave and drone on!

Purl - Behind Clouds
New release from Dewtone. This is omg excellent ambient dub. My favorite release yet by Purl. The spacey, electronic soundscapes are perfect, rich, and wisp-like. The beats, while largely being subtle, are quirky (in a nice way) and draw upon a variety of sound sources, making them feel both familiar and alien. I really wish there was a CD for this one; digital only at Bandcamp.

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« Reply #4079 on: April 17, 2014, 05:17:13 PM »
Disturbed Earth ::  Castles in Spain https://disturbedearth.bandcamp.com/album/castle-in-spain

I stumbled across Castles in Spain will searching this artists work due to recent mentions ......excellent production where to my ear the dual tape machines and recording setup really shine and not to mention the music is stunning.  Recorded in 1976 / 2014.....in 1976 I was 14yrs old and had no idea what ambient music was nor Brian Eno..... yet.  That this was recorded that far back sets this music apart for me. It is contemporary though transcends the ambient timeline.
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