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chris23

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4200 on: June 14, 2014, 06:30:07 AM »
A great video to promote the new Kyle Bobby Dunn release. This video captures everything perfectly: the tongue-in-cheek humor, the simplicity, and the beauty.

Spem in Alium & Her Unable on Vimeo

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4201 on: June 15, 2014, 03:06:54 PM »
Wow...thanks for posting that video Chris.....Im going to listen again without the amazing visuals.  Often ambient music is the soundtrack to our lives or a life and just works so well with our imagination or film, case in point and where is that city?

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4202 on: June 15, 2014, 03:50:05 PM »
Wow...thanks for posting that video Chris.....Im going to listen again without the amazing visuals.  Often ambient music is the soundtrack to our lives or a life and just works so well with our imagination or film, case in point and where is that city?

Yes, totally cool. I think the city is Singapore.

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« Reply #4203 on: June 15, 2014, 05:26:21 PM »
Singapore...OK.  from where I sit in S.E. Florida that could be a Ridley Scott movie stage.....been down here in the salt, sand and strip malls for a while.  Need to spend some time in the metropolis called Miami...get re-acquitted.

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« Reply #4204 on: June 17, 2014, 07:28:43 PM »
Those Autumn of Communion releases are quite special.I enjoy 1-3.
Biosphere-Das Subharchord.1 track that is similar in feel to Kraftwerk Radio-Activity.Not been into his latest but still rotate Substrata on a regular basis.

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« Reply #4205 on: June 18, 2014, 02:51:03 PM »
The Autumn Of Communions are something special. In particular the first one, which is I feel a masterpiece. That was my last order into FAX and I wondered why it never arrived  :(

Been playing my new ..txt releases incessantly since the weekend.....




Lee Anthony Norris - Italian Works I had about half of this on downloads so great to get it on CD. This is a gorgeous collection of Lee's recent ambient works.

Experiments in Silence - Hidden Harmonic - One of the best ambient releases I have heard this year. On a par with Nacht Plank - Echo Ark.

Simon Lomax - A Glimmer of Memory First I have heard from this artist and again it really is stunningly beautiful.

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4206 on: June 18, 2014, 04:00:01 PM »
I'm streaming Experiments in Silence right now, thanks to your recommendation. This is fantastic; thanks for the head's up! http://experimentsinsilence.bandcamp.com/album/hidden-harmonic-2

Recent spins:

Illuha - Akari
A recent release by Tomoyoshi Date and Corey Fuller on 12k. The first couple of Illuha releases didn't appeal to me much, but this one is outstanding. The third track in particular, The Relationship of Gravity to the Persistence of Sound, is a stunning example of how to blend experimental microsound with emotionally powerful ambient.

Buy/Sample: http://www.12k.com/index.php/site/releases/akari/

Jeff Pearce - With Evening Above
Excellent guitar work. I've been craving something like this for a long time. Thanks, Mr. Pearce!
Buy/Sample: https://jeffpearcemusic.bandcamp.com/album/with-evening-above

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4207 on: June 19, 2014, 04:39:44 AM »
Recent spins:

Illuha - Akari
A recent release by Tomoyoshi Date and Corey Fuller on 12k. The first couple of Illuha releases didn't appeal to me much, but this one is outstanding. The third track in particular, The Relationship of Gravity to the Persistence of Sound, is a stunning example of how to blend experimental microsound with emotionally powerful ambient.

Buy/Sample: http://www.12k.com/index.php/site/releases/akari/


Just ordered the cd, the demo track up at 12k is quite beautiful......thanks for the heads up. 

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4208 on: June 19, 2014, 04:03:48 PM »
Not sure how I got on this kick, but I've been on a Bryan Ferry/Roxy Music bender the whole week.

At the risk of really dating myself, I've been a Roxy Music fan since "Virginia Plain" and Bryan Ferry's solo career is still going strong(the man is 69 and just played 2 nights at Coachella!). In fact, while I was strolling down Memory Lane, I discovered an album I was unaware of, The Jazz Age, a collection of Roxy and Ferry tunes arranged as jazz standards.

Here's "Love Is The Drug."
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A2LhVazAFGY
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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4209 on: June 20, 2014, 11:27:25 AM »
I love Roxy too...

Echo and the Bunnymen--Meteorites.  Ian McCullough claims this new album is a worthy successor to the band's firstfour classics.  Not quite, there is no shadowy darkness here.  But I will say it's the best stuff they've done since then.  strong songs, good production (aided by Youth of Killing Joke).  My only complaint would be there is no live drumming, everything is programmed.  Otherwise, highly recommend this one to all Echo fans

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4210 on: June 20, 2014, 08:50:10 PM »
ambient/electronic:

Percival Pembroke - a course in the theory of drones - nice Bandcamp find.  Subtitle is "works for tape machine, sampler and reverb.'  Lots of nice tape degradation on this.  And it's free!
http://percivalpembroke.bandcamp.com/album/a-course-in-the-theory-of-drones
DeepChord - Lanterns
Masayoshi Fujita & Jan Jelinek - Bird, Lake, Objects

"normal" music:
The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger - Midnight Sun
Andrew Bird - Things Are Really Great Here, Sort Of
First Aid Kit - Stay Gold
Owen Pallett - In Conflict

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4211 on: June 22, 2014, 07:06:57 AM »
Dave, I downloaded that Percival Pembroke release. Very neat!

Eivind Aarset - Dream Logic (ECM)
I read a brief discussion of this disc a few years ago on the Hypnos forums, but never got around to checking it out. My kids bought me a copy for Father's Day, however, and I've been enjoying it immensely. I love the mysterious, dreamy quality of the tracks.

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4212 on: June 22, 2014, 08:53:14 PM »
Dirk Serries - Streams of Consciousness 132010

Another excellent album. Top-notch guitar atmospherics.

http://tonefloatikon.bandcamp.com/album/streams-of-consciousness-132010
http://castleview.bandcamp.com/
New album available now!

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4213 on: June 23, 2014, 04:23:01 PM »
Willits Live at The California Academy of Sciences (Section 3) on Vimeo


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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4214 on: June 23, 2014, 07:28:38 PM »
That Willits is excellent. Thanks Julio.
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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4215 on: June 24, 2014, 05:02:26 PM »
Stephen Vitiello + Taylor Deupree - Captiva
This is a great new vinyl 2x10" + digital release from 12k. Most of the source material comes from improvised guitar and synths recorded at the historic Fish House near Captiva Island, FL. The environmental sounds, as you might expect, emerge in the mix, creating a nice seaside feeling to the ambient soundscapes. The last track is pretty neat, containing some soft piano sounds, treated with found objects from the bay.

Oh, and the art for the album is mesmerizing. The entire package is really nifty.


Buy/Samples: http://www.12k.com/index.php/site/releases/captiva/ 
https://soundcloud.com/12k

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4216 on: June 24, 2014, 05:18:53 PM »
Stephen Vitiello + Taylor Deupree - Captiva
This is a great new vinyl 2x10" + digital release from 12k. Most of the source material comes from improvised guitar and synths recorded at the historic Fish House near Captiva Island, FL. The environmental sounds, as you might expect, emerge in the mix, creating a nice seaside feeling to the ambient soundscapes. The last track is pretty neat, containing some soft piano sounds, treated with found objects from the bay.

Oh, and the art for the album is mesmerizing. The entire package is really nifty.


Buy/Samples: http://www.12k.com/index.php/site/releases/captiva/ 
https://soundcloud.com/12k


Tried to check it out, but canīt bother anymore.

Not having audio-sample or even links on their website is the most stupid thing Iīve ever experienced concerning a label.

Greetings,
Tomas

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4217 on: June 24, 2014, 06:08:44 PM »
It is probably an oversight on Deupree's part; 12k typically has 1 or 2 samples for each release. Check out the soundcloud page that I linked; it has one of the tracks in full.
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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4218 on: June 27, 2014, 03:39:55 PM »
This Friday evening..........in a quiet house......for once.

Rush - Vapour Trails - remastered and remixed - vinyl. Utterly Superb.

Boards Of Canada - Music Has The Right To Children - vinyl. Check those bass frequencies out !!

and

having been recommended on the FAX forum , currently checking out......

Martin Nonstatic - Back On Earth

http://subspiele.bandcamp.com/album/back-on-earth-cd

Ambient dub. So far first two tracks are excellent indeed.

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4219 on: June 27, 2014, 07:15:57 PM »
Checked out those Martin Nonstatic samples. Excellent!

My daughter and I have been listening to 80's vinyl this evening while playing Minecraft together. Three releases that were fun to revisit:

Hex - Hex
A collaboration between Donnette Thayer (Game Theory) and Steve Kilbey (The Church) from 1989. Ethereal and folksy, in a way that might be appealing to folks who are seeking an aural missing link between Slowdive and Mojave 3.

Throwing Muses - House Tornado
Some good tunes from 1988 with distinctive, mesmerizing female vocals.

The Wolfgang Press - The Burden of Mules
Super quirky record from 1983. There is a lot of diversity in this, including tracks that are majestic, tracks that sound stoned, and tracks that are highly experimental.

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