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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4100 on: April 23, 2014, 09:13:21 AM »


Michael Huygen - Angkor Beautiful, relaxing, melodic ambient.

And a very important release to mention............



Tangerine Dream - Sorcerer 2014 A live recording of this classic soundtrack in their Eastgate theatre prior to playing live in Copenhagen. This 2 disc set also includes music originally intended for the film but never recorded/released. To put it mildly this release is absolutely stunning. Totally blown away by this. Try not to miss out on Sorcerer 2014, your life will be enriched  ;)
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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4101 on: April 23, 2014, 10:30:53 AM »
Cosmic Ground ordered!  Thanks for the tip!!!

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« Reply #4102 on: April 23, 2014, 12:14:35 PM »
Cosmic Ground ordered!  Thanks for the tip!!!

Nice one, I am sure you will not be disappointed Drone On.

Just playing TD - Sorcerer again. Blimey, this is absolutely wonderful.

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4103 on: April 23, 2014, 01:34:56 PM »
How does that live version of Sorcerer compare to the original?
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« Reply #4104 on: April 23, 2014, 02:03:04 PM »
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« Reply #4105 on: April 23, 2014, 03:08:05 PM »
How does that live version of Sorcerer compare to the original?

To clarify, when it states "Live" there is no audience noise and such like. This appears to be a live take in what I believe to be TDs own rehearsal theatre prior to going out and gigging this in Copenhagen for the Sorcerer concert with William Friedkin present.

This new version is even better than the original, if that is possible. I am unsure if they have used some analogue instruments but the overall effect and quality of the music is just wonderful. It sounds so fresh yet also harks back to the original. Absolutely superb.

Disc 2 is also excellent with the unreleased/unheard musical ideas originally written for the film.

Also great news that this film is finally due for a world wide Blu ray release soon, can't wait  8)

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4106 on: April 23, 2014, 05:48:15 PM »
Loren Nerell - Slow Dream
Picked up the digital download during Projekt's weekend sale. I should have grabbed this album in 2012. Deep subterranean drones and textures. Absolutely mesmerizing.

Sample/Buy: https://projektrecords.bandcamp.com/album/slow-dream

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« Reply #4107 on: April 25, 2014, 11:35:39 AM »
Loren Nerell & Mark Seelig «Tree of Life» (released 25 April 2014)  http://projektrecords.bandcamp.com/album/tree-of-life
Ambrosia for ears.  :)
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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4108 on: April 26, 2014, 08:27:38 AM »
Orla Wren - Soil Steps
Soil Steps is a sonic journey constructed from sounds Tui (Orla Wren) recorded during his travels through the Iberian wilderness and its border villages. Although most of the sounds are natural (e.g., brooks, insects, birdsong) or incidental (e.g., a car passing by, people talking on the street), they are mixed in with some of Tui's atomistic, micro-sound experimentation, which gives the piece a surreal quality--as if it is part natural history and part fiction. Listening to this in a single sitting is an incredible experience because the album truly transports you to another place.

This is easily a contender for one of my favorite releases of the year. It might not appeal to everyone here because it is on the far extreme acoustic/field end of the ambient/drone continuum; the electronics and synthesis are not the focus. But, if you have any interest in this kind of experimental work, Chris Watson's recordings, or organic dronescapes, this is worth a careful listen. 

Buy/Listen: http://oak-editions.com/release/soil-steps or http://orlawrenmusic.bandcamp.com/album/soil-steps-oak-editions-2014

This peacock makes a vocal appearance around 22 mins in to the album. Tui was kind enough to send me a disambiguating photo after I inquired about what my daughter had described as "the sounds of a loud and strange cat."


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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4109 on: April 26, 2014, 02:22:43 PM »
- Sonmi451 :: A Phosphorus Spot
- Sonmi451 :: Probes and Prisms

Adorable little albums.
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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4110 on: April 27, 2014, 10:23:00 AM »
Working in the garden with Current 93's Of Ruine or Some Blazing Starre.

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4111 on: April 27, 2014, 10:33:13 PM »
Rush--Buenos Noches Motor City.  2 disc live show from the Hemispheres album tour 1978.  Awesome find this weekend at a tiny record shop.  It's a Bootleg soundboard recording.  It's probably online somewhere as a download.  Like Spirit of the Airwaves CD released in UK recently, this also sounds better than the crappy sound on Exit Stage Left.  Rush was definitely one of the greatest bands of the 70's and early 80's, that's for sure.


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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4113 on: April 29, 2014, 03:14:47 PM »
I was saddened to learn yesterday that the SEM label has closed its doors. The label is continuing to sell some old physical stock on their bandcamp site, however. Moreover, the label owners (Alexandre Navarro and Letna/Sasa Vojvodic) have made their digital releases available for free. If you didn't get a chance to check some of those out in the past, this is a good time to do so. I've posted links to two of my favorites from the label owners below. I've spent the day at work revisiting these. 

Letna - Adria
http://semlabel.bandcamp.com/album/adria

Redfish - Redfish
http://semlabel.bandcamp.com/album/redfish

Sem released some really neat stuff, including some work by offthesky. the Green Kingdom, and Segue's most recent album. The website hints at some kind of rebirth in the future. Fingers crossed.


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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4114 on: April 30, 2014, 07:36:00 AM »
'Animism' by Forrest Fang

An intoxicating mix of sounds, dense yet subtle. Very interesting blend of tonalities, quite unlike most ambient music.
Very good allround !


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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4115 on: April 30, 2014, 01:40:14 PM »
- Alio Die ::  Honeysuckle

Can't get enough of this. A wonderful work.
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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4116 on: May 03, 2014, 08:26:28 AM »
Honeysuckle is one of a handful I never picked up. I'll have to give it a try sometime.

I've been enjoying this week some digital downloads from the recent Projekt sale:

Steve Roach - Live Transmission and Future Flows


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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4117 on: May 03, 2014, 08:49:26 AM »
Honeysuckle :: highly recommended.   
Call me crazy, but I often leave it on repeat all evening.   :)
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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4118 on: May 03, 2014, 09:00:32 AM »
I bet your wife calls you crazy when you do that.  ;)

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4119 on: May 03, 2014, 09:16:40 AM »
It's one of those very consistent albums that flows wonderfully, I don't think she even knows its repeating.  ;)
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