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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4220 on: July 06, 2014, 08:25:40 PM »
Good tip on Earth Orbit Audio System!

Now playing:
Saul Stokes - LFOUFO
Released digitally on Bandcamp yesterday. Really cool stuff. What I really like about Stokes is that you can immediately recognize his unique sound based on a few seconds of audio. How many artists in the EM scene can pull that off?

Buy/Listen: http://saulstokes.com/album/lfoufo

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4221 on: July 07, 2014, 03:54:18 AM »
Just been checking out the bandcamp of Nemesis having seen it recommended elsewhere....



Tagged as "ambient electronica instrumental synthesizer Finland" I would say whilst there is some ambient on this album it leans more towards Berlin School and also with a couple of tracks more almost rock orientated synth.

It is however very good indeed. Thinking about getting the CD.

http://nemesis3.bandcamp.com/

Now checking out Earth Orbit. Sounding very promising indeed. Notice this lad buys a lot of the same music on bandcamp as myself so that augurs well.

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« Reply #4222 on: July 07, 2014, 03:57:44 AM »
Also checked out Stanislav Vdovin - Wake Me Up When It's Gone on anodize.

That is really superb. Will have to acquire same. Cheers again Chris for highlighting.

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4223 on: July 07, 2014, 05:24:41 PM »
Just been checking out the bandcamp of Nemesis having seen it recommended elsewhere....



Tagged as "ambient electronica instrumental synthesizer Finland" I would say whilst there is some ambient on this album it leans more towards Berlin School and also with a couple of tracks more almost rock orientated synth.

It is however very good indeed. Thinking about getting the CD.

http://nemesis3.bandcamp.com/

Now checking out Earth Orbit. Sounding very promising indeed. Notice this lad buys a lot of the same music on bandcamp as myself so that augurs well.

Earth Orbit has excellent taste in ambient music. I frequently look through his Bandcamp collection.
http://castleview.bandcamp.com/
New album, Desolation, available now.

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4224 on: July 08, 2014, 01:35:13 PM »
Thin Lizzy 'Roisin Dubh'


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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4225 on: July 09, 2014, 10:59:05 AM »
Oh Yes, Thin Lizzy  8). Phil Lynott's vocals, lyrics, songwriting and bass playing really were something. Great band.

Just recieved...........



Olver Lieb - Inside Voices CD has been on absolutely constant play past two days. FAX ambient orientated with appropriate and excellent beats on several tracks. This release just oozes FAX, brilliant !!!!!!!!!

Bandcamp download should be available on 14th July.....

http://psychonavigation.bandcamp.com/album/oliver-lieb-inside-voices-album-psy092


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« Reply #4226 on: July 15, 2014, 09:03:27 AM »
I ordered the Oliver Lieb CD as well!  Also found a copy of Nachtplank Echo Ark CD on Discogs.  Had to pay a small fortune for it unfortunately. 

Other current spins:  Arc "Umbra".  Great disc by Mark Shreeve of Redshift and Ian Boddy!
Move D/Namlook "The Retro Rocket.".  Their excellent third collaboration album.

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4227 on: July 15, 2014, 12:40:38 PM »
right now:   http://cinchel.bandcamp.com/

A House Once Lived That Never Was

before that - a lot of minimal techno.  :-)
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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4228 on: July 16, 2014, 07:10:02 AM »
Hopefully this week I'll be spinning Steve Roach's new one "The Delicate Forever"!!

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« Reply #4229 on: July 16, 2014, 08:03:09 AM »
Finally took the plunge and picked up Steve Roach's "Structures From Silence" 3-CD set. In addition to the remaster, the 2 discs of new material are excellent. I've ordered the new "The Delicate Forever, as well. I'm looking forward to some deep headphoning.
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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4230 on: July 19, 2014, 03:53:37 AM »


Thom Brennan - Vibrant Water and Mist Currently completely addicted to these two.

Now - Steve Roach - Structures From Silence 30 th, all 3 discs one after the other. Also just ordered the two new releases....The Delicate Forever and The Desert Collection 1 ( great cover btw ! )

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4231 on: July 20, 2014, 02:23:42 PM »
Gerat video for a great song:

'Mr. Pharmacist' by the Fall


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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4232 on: July 20, 2014, 06:52:43 PM »
Eno & Hyde - High Life  -  I like this one much more than their first release(only a few months ago).  This feels looser, more improvised.  It definitely has a few tracks with an old talking heads vibe.  Good stuff.
The Antlers - Familiars  -  Beautifully melancholy.  Piano, guitar, trumpet & vocals combine for long slow tunes.  This will be an end of the year favorite.
The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger - Midnight Sun  -  great psychedelic rock from Sean Lennon.
Lana Del Rey - Ultraviolence  -  Some really good tunes but everything ends up sounding the same.

ambient/electronic:
Tangerine Dream - Sorcerer 2014 - pretty awesome.
Stephen Vitiello & Taylor Deupree - Captiva  -  very nice.
The Dead Texan - The Dead Texan  -  an all time fav.

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4233 on: July 21, 2014, 12:42:42 AM »
Max Corbacho - far beyond the immobile point

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4234 on: July 21, 2014, 05:44:12 AM »
np: Classic and Rare - La Collection Chapter 3 from F Communication   
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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4235 on: July 22, 2014, 04:14:32 AM »
Having been mentioned elsewhere just checked out.......



Robert Rich - Somnium. There is a short version on spotify which is really excellent.

Also discovered.......



Music From Atlas Die..........superb.

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4236 on: July 22, 2014, 04:16:57 AM »


Robert Rich - Somnium. There is a short version on spotify which is really excellent.


Excellent disc

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4237 on: July 22, 2014, 04:45:29 AM »


Robert Rich - Somnium. There is a short version on spotify which is really excellent.


Excellent disc

On researching, this is available as an edited download ( which is what I am listening to on spotify), a DVD 7 hour job  :) and also amazingly as an iphone app.

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Almost 10 years after its initial release, this project return in the (revolutionary?) form of an App Album . Designed to run endlessly on your iPhone/iPod, it can play uninterrupted for much longer than the original seven hours. It will simply run until you stop it, or until your iPhone/iPod batteries run out.

As an App, the Somnium App  is extremely 'bare-bone'. It was designed to liisten,  not to watch.
In fact, there's only one page with the cover art, a slider (from 'slow' to 'slower') and a start button. After hitting Start and setting the volume, you're supposed to turn the device screen off and just listen...no need for any further visual distraction.

For the Somnium App version, Robert Rich has selected and isolated different passages which are sequenced randomly. This approach means that the music remains interesting enough to actively listen to when in 'slow' mode. When set to 'slower', there are less changes so the pace suits sleeping.

This also means a bit of a conceptual distraction from the original DVD, which followed the sleep cycle (relatively active, to deep sleep, to relatively active again before waking up).
The app version randomly cycles  through various parts of the composition, so it does not exactly follow that 'cycle'. In the 'slow' (most active') setting, the music is indeed constantly changing, and stays interesting enough for active listening for a long time.

Really not so sure about the DVD as I prefer to listen to my music on the ipods and hifi's away from the main dvd surround system. Will think about it though. Definitely fancying the download and especially trying out said app on iphone/ipod touch.

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4238 on: July 22, 2014, 12:15:05 PM »
Somnium is the reason I bought a DVD player. Really cool release.

Currently listening to Steve Roach's The Delicate Forever and The Delicate Beyond. This is great stuff. I had no idea there was more material inspired by the revisiting of the Structures for Silences seasons. What a pleasant surprise.

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4239 on: July 22, 2014, 12:22:42 PM »
I have all versions,each is outstanding and for a different mood.
The 7 hour version is the one to get.You can find the full download in lossless FLAC here-

http://www.musiczeit.com/album.php?album=164&Robert+Rich+Somnium

This site also has many of Robert's other titles,including some wonderful live concerts.
I have the DVD which does play in any player and some high end CD players.It came out way before the download.
The Itunes version is OK but very edited,proper for quick naps.
The Itunes App is most likely the best version as it can continue forever,a very cool idea.It does not have anywhere near the sound variations of the DVD but has I think 5 loops that can morph from slow to slowest.
Of course,the audio quality is also quite low on anything Itunes.For me,it has to be lossless.
This music is designed to be played at very low levels so do not crank it.It should be barely audible as you drift to sleep.