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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4100 on: April 27, 2014, 10:23:00 AM »
Working in the garden with Current 93's Of Ruine or Some Blazing Starre.

Sample/Buy: https://current931.bandcamp.com/album/of-ruine-or-some-blazing-starre

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4101 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 #4102 on: April 28, 2014, 12:27:57 AM »
Jaja - Stars.  8)

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4103 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 #4104 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 #4105 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 #4106 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 #4107 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 #4108 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 #4109 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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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4110 on: May 03, 2014, 07:16:37 PM »
It's one of those very consistent albums that flows wonderfully, I don't think she even knows its repeating.  ;)

If your wife is anything like mine, she'd be oblivious to ALL the music you play. For instance, I could play in succession... oh, let's say your new one, Middle Distance, then Taylor Deupree, and then something by Alio Die. She wouldn't notice a difference, seriously. She'd say it all sounds the same  ???

Right now I just listened to Robert Rich- Echo Of Small Things- I love this album. Magical, mystical, and mysterious. And as an added bonus, it really un-nerves  our cats  :)  They look nervously around the room while their ears revolve like little radar dishes, as they try to assimilate the sounds. Very entertaining!

By the way, has anyone heard Robert Rich's Nest? Opinions would be appreciated, good, bad, or indifferent.

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4111 on: May 03, 2014, 07:17:48 PM »
And I'll have to look into Honeysuckle.

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4112 on: May 03, 2014, 07:39:27 PM »
"She'd say it all sounds the same."  That is mystifying.
But wait a minute ... I've probably said (many times) all 80's music sounds the same  ;)

NP.
The Incredible String Band :: Be Glad For The Song Has No Ending.
Quirky and wonderful 70s Brit. folk.

Honeysuckle is my favourite of Stefano's albums.

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4113 on: May 03, 2014, 10:51:08 PM »

By the way, has anyone heard Robert Rich's Nest? Opinions would be appreciated, good, bad, or indifferent.

Hi Joe,

if it helps a bit, here is the link to my review of "Nest" CD published on these pages in November, 2012:

http://www.hypnos.com/smf/index.php?topic=5526.0

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4114 on: May 04, 2014, 03:27:32 AM »
Well thanks, Richard! That's one I must have missed.

This morning: Robert Rich- Calling Down The Sky- I'm on a definite Robert Rich kick.

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4115 on: May 04, 2014, 05:54:54 AM »
just been checking out............



No.inc - Early Reflections

A partnership between former FAX artists , Material Object and Atom, on their new "No." label.
http://no-ware.bandcamp.com/album/early-reflections. Spacy, ambient, drones, occasional hints of the East. Very interesting. Not so keen on the more experimental Part V perhaps but will be getting this download fairly urgently.


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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4116 on: May 04, 2014, 08:05:08 AM »
Well thanks, Richard! That's one I must have missed.

This morning: Robert Rich- Calling Down The Sky- I'm on a definite Robert Rich kick.

Joe, I am now spinning "Premonitions 1980-1985" 4LP Box Set by Robert Rich. If you are also into vinyl, definitely a must-have sonic document showcasing huge talent and creativity of Robert when aged between 17 and 22!!! I just bought yesterday a turntable because of this beauty. :) The Box Set is available directly from Robert, for US orders only, while all others should go directly through German Vinyl On Demand label. Once again, it's highly recommended!!!

http://robertrich.com/premonitions-1980-1985-is-here/
http://www.vinyl-on-demand.com/-1-402-472.htm




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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4117 on: May 04, 2014, 09:06:25 AM »
Well thanks, Richard! That's one I must have missed.

This morning: Robert Rich- Calling Down The Sky- I'm on a definite Robert Rich kick.

Joe, I am now spinning "Premonitions 1980-1985" 4LP Box Set by Robert Rich. If you are also into vinyl, definitely a must-have sonic document showcasing huge talent and creativity of Robert when aged between 17 and 22!!! I just bought yesterday a turntable because of this beauty. :) The Box Set is available directly from Robert, for US orders only, while all others should go directly through German Vinyl On Demand label. Once again, it's highly recommended!!!

http://robertrich.com/premonitions-1980-1985-is-here/
http://www.vinyl-on-demand.com/-1-402-472.htm




Richard

Wow... I'll bet that's really good. Is it along the lines of Trances And Drones? I'm gonna pass on this one, simply because I don't feel like buying a turntable again. If I had known years ago that vinyl was going to make a reappearance, I would have kept my turntable...
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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4118 on: May 04, 2014, 10:23:31 AM »
Amp - Heart And Soul Dissolves

Amp is actually one of my biggest influences and this is an excellent release. A lot of their work isn't even ambient though.
http://castleview.bandcamp.com/
New album, Desolation, available now.

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4119 on: May 04, 2014, 07:55:29 PM »
Steve Hillage--Rainbow Dome Musick.  This timeless masterpiece is high on my all-time faves list.  Stunningly beautiful two long tracks.  Ethereal in the extreme.