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Joe R

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4140 on: May 07, 2014, 06:57:35 PM »
Okay, I screwed up the quote and reply thing, but I recommend you to check out Description Without Place on Dataobscura.

Checked out the "Description Without Place" samples Joe. Nice, on the list (extensive  ;))

Currently listening to The Circular Ruins: Retrospective 2009 Some really great stuff on this free download.

Glad you checked, I think you'll like it! There's nothing else quite like it.

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4141 on: May 08, 2014, 04:07:13 PM »
Micronesia Guitar Trio- A# 1/1

This is now my favorite album of the year. Lots of guitar noise with an industrial aesthetic but with more than enough ambience and structure to keep it far from getting into Merzbow territory.

http://crumbwaves.bandcamp.com/album/a-1-1

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4142 on: May 09, 2014, 04:31:20 PM »


Gert Emmens and Ruud Heij- Signs  Ambient album from these talented lads. This is superb, reminiscent of Floyd in some parts and an album of ambient magnificence. Check out the title track......

Gert Emmens & Ruud Heij - SIGNS

http://home.zonnet.nl/gert.emmens/

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4143 on: May 10, 2014, 06:50:22 PM »
I know most of the posts in this thread are for ambient music but I thought I'd post a few of my favorite "normal" releases from the first few months of this year.

Damien Jurado - Brothers and Sisters of the Eternal Son
War on Drugs - Lost In The Dream
Bill Callahan - Have Fun With God
Gem Club - In Roses
Wye Oak - Shriek
The Horrors - Luminous
EMA - the future's void
St Vincent - St Vincent
Damon Albarn - Everyday Robots

When friends or co-workers bitch that there is no good music anymore I usually just punch them in the face.  Seriously, there is a ton of great music being released constantly.  You just have to look & listen.


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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4144 on: May 10, 2014, 07:19:54 PM »
Daniel W. J. Mackenzie - Teeth Sleep Under Winking Black Eyelid
A pretty neat release by Dan Mackenzie/Ekca Liena. I think this was self-released a few years ago, then Facture/Fluid Audio released a limited edition (70 or so copies?) version in March, and, when that sold out, Mackenzie made a digital version available online for a 'pay what you wish' rate. Mostly piano and various forms of experimentation. Not a memorable release, but a solid piece of modern experimental composition.
Buy/Listen: https://ekcaliena.bandcamp.com/album/teeth-sleep-under-winking-black-eyelid

Castleview - Oceanscape
This is my favorite of the various Castleview albums I've heard. It feels a bit dark to me, although I don't know if that was the intention. One of the things I appreciate about it is that it is easy to sense the ocean-like depth of the work when primed to expect it via the title, but that specific theme isn't made explicit in the work (i.e., there are not obvious samples of waves crashing).
Buy/Listen: https://castleview.bandcamp.com/album/oceanscape 



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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4145 on: May 11, 2014, 09:27:26 AM »
Fear Falls Burning - The Infinite Sea of Sustain

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4146 on: May 11, 2014, 09:46:50 AM »
Cosmic Ground s/t.  Hmmmmm, the 70's TD vibe here is well done but music wise it doesn't leave a lasting impression.  I will have to give it a couple more spins...

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4147 on: May 11, 2014, 02:41:14 PM »
Ulwhednar - Withatten 1892

Revisiting this album and it's great dark ambient music.

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4148 on: May 12, 2014, 10:23:00 AM »
np

heavy dream traffic
oophoi | dreams 1 2 3

missing gigi soulglue


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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4149 on: May 13, 2014, 07:42:47 AM »
Gert Emmens and Ruud Heij - Signs
Robert Schroeder - Slow Motion some nice Berlin School stuff, but also a mixture of styles within.

Addicted to these two at the moment.

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4150 on: May 14, 2014, 04:15:51 PM »
Recent plays over the past few days:

36 - Lithea
Ithaca Trio - Music for Piano & Patience
Michael Mantra - Mountain/Stream
Alexandre Navarro - Hozho
James Johnson - Minimum: Journeys 2
Aglaia - Hymns
Purl - Behind Clouds (I can't get enough of this release. It will probably be one of my favorites of 2014)

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4151 on: May 17, 2014, 01:06:03 PM »
Ishq--Blue Infinity and Seascapes.  Pressed CD's limited to 90 copies.  Good stuff as usual by Ishq.  Some tracks on both have some distortions, which is annoying and puzzling.

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4152 on: May 18, 2014, 07:21:32 AM »
Steve Reich: Works 1965Ė1995 (Nonesuch)

Iíve owned this for years, lately Iíve been digging in.

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4153 on: May 18, 2014, 01:07:45 PM »
It's been a Fax week.

Pete Namlook - The Air Collection MP3 Disc
Pete Namlook & Tetsu Inoue - The 2350 Broadway Collection MP3 Disc
Tetsu Inoue - Inland
Pete Namlook & Tetsu Inoue - Shades of Orion 2
Tetsu Inoue - Organic Cloud

For variety, I threw in Cocteau Twins - Blue Bell Knoll

I'm also working through the Namlook Tribute project Die Welt Ist Klang on Bandcamp. It's pretty amazing.
There is no spoon. Which sucks because I have a pudding cup.

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4154 on: May 19, 2014, 12:14:31 AM »
Roach and Serries - Low Volume Music - very nice.

Roach - Back to Life - Very nice.

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4155 on: May 19, 2014, 04:30:14 AM »
It's been a Fax week.

Pete Namlook - The Air Collection MP3 Disc
Pete Namlook & Tetsu Inoue - The 2350 Broadway Collection MP3 Disc
Tetsu Inoue - Inland
Pete Namlook & Tetsu Inoue - Shades of Orion 2
Tetsu Inoue - Organic Cloud


Fantastic selection of FAX there, some of the best. Hope to get my Die Welt Ist Klang Cds within the next week.

Recent ambient for me;
Nacthplank - Echo Ark
Oophoi - Night Currents
Namlook / Laswell - Psychonavigation 1


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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4156 on: May 19, 2014, 04:32:17 PM »
How to Disappear Completely - Oblivion/Rites
Digital only release, available on bandcamp. Drifting, weightless ambient with sounds that cast shadows.

https://htdc.bandcamp.com/album/oblivion-rites

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4157 on: May 21, 2014, 01:48:24 PM »
Ishq - Seascapes and Blue Infinity
Two new Ishq releases. The first, Seascapes, is composed of mostly improvised and spontaneous tracks that draw inspiration from the sea (and, in some cases, include processed samples of ocean waves and wind samples that resemble foghorns). The album is a nice one, but not really a standout in the Ishq cannon. Blue Infinity, on the other hand, is fantastic. There isn't much in the way of the quirky electronics that I tend to appreciate in Ishq releases, but there are some truly stellar compositions on here, including Albatross and Lanyon. Most of the other tracks are neat, but reprocessed, versions of motifs that appear in the opening.

As Drone On observed, there are some oddities in at least two of the tracks--things that feel like levels hitting limits artificially rather than deliberate glitches. I thought this might have been an artifact of the digital files at first, but the physical CDs arrived yesterday and those had the same problems. Weird.

Samples/Buy:
https://virtual1.bandcamp.com/album/seascapes
https://virtual1.bandcamp.com/album/blue-infinity
http://ishq.org/

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4158 on: May 23, 2014, 03:01:03 PM »
Ishq-Deep Space Objects,recently discovered artist.Going through it.
I listened to Blue Infinity just now.Some keyboard sounds reminded me of Floyd,1974 the rest not.I did not detect any distortion but was not in critical mode.What tracks and where is it? Quite nice though,like a glider as it says.
Ashes of Piedmonte-Winter's Fire-Superb.I wonder about the edits on this.Same with a few other L.A.N. releases.Tracks start and stop at random points,like someone forgot to press start or stop on the recording.Maybe intentional,a bit bothersome?
I remember buying the first clicks and cuts on M.P. I could not figure out at times what was an error in audio or on purpose.
Tetsu Inoue-Zenith.A bit of a lost one for Tetsu but very fine.Mixed with very subtle beats,mixed low.If he never surfaces again,I will be thankful that he left us with his timeless music.

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4159 on: May 24, 2014, 02:03:30 PM »
Zenith was a collaboration with Carlos Vivanco, technically not a Tetsu solo album.  I agree about the low mix, needs a good volume boost.  Sort of lo-fi and muddy sound, but nevertheless another classic Fax album worth seeking if you can find the original or reissue.