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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4600 on: March 29, 2015, 04:06:35 PM »
What are you doing in that piano?
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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4601 on: March 29, 2015, 05:16:18 PM »
Oh God. You just baroque the thread.

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4602 on: March 30, 2015, 06:06:24 AM »
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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4603 on: April 01, 2015, 03:26:45 PM »
Heezen - Abandoned Memory
Got a tip on this from Jason of Infraction on the ambient@hyperreal.org listserv. Super cool stuff--reminds me a bit of Andrew Thomas's work on Kompakt. Lots of crackling, tape hiss, and finely sliced samples that are arranged in beautiful, atmospheric ways.
Buy/Sample: https://feutlab.bandcamp.com/album/abandoned-memory

Blake Gibson & Robert Davies - Quiraing
I think Drone On nailed this with his summary of the disc. This album strikes me as one of the "must owns" of 2015, and I'm worried that it might fly too far under the radar. If you haven't ordered this, please do so. Each track is special and represents an extraordinary blend of drone, composition, and organic ambiance.  The best part: The artists have the balls to include a track titled Only Rain that is, yup, almost 6 minutes of a rain storm. And it fits so well.
Buy/Sample: http://databloem.com/home/766-blake-gibson-robert-davies-quiraing-.html

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4604 on: April 01, 2015, 03:59:09 PM »
The best thing I've heard so far this year, ambient wise, is Enceladus by Sphare Secs.  Stunning deep outer space stuff.  As good if not better than their Tiefschlaf CD.  On Malignant Records.

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4605 on: April 01, 2015, 06:05:55 PM »
Good tip! I just hunted down some samples. Sounds great--and a bit spooky.

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4606 on: April 02, 2015, 04:41:59 AM »
The best thing I've heard so far this year, ambient wise, is Enceladus by Sphare Secs.  Stunning deep outer space stuff.  As good if not better than their Tiefschlaf CD.  On Malignant Records.
That arrived the other day, I completely agree, stunning album.

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4607 on: April 03, 2015, 06:32:48 PM »
36 - Sine Dust
An excellent recording & a slightly different sound for 36.  He says "I wanted to make an EP that had a strictly defined sound and theme, which continued from beginning to end, using a limited array of instruments to tell the story. In some ways, itís the most minimal record Iíve made. The sounds are soft, muted and the notes are played with a gentle intensity that hopefully reflects my passion for the stars."  The synths have a sort of retro feel without being kitschy or obvious.  The tough here is just right.
https://3six.bandcamp.com/album/sine-dust

Tessellate Recordings - Earthtones Volume 3
Another good compilation from Tessallate.  A nice variety of textures & sounds.
https://tessellaterecordings.bandcamp.com/album/earthtones-volume-3

My Brother the Wind - Once There Was a Time When Time and Space Were One
Through a few playlists on Spotify I've discovered some current prog/space rock and this is one of my new favs.  Just good old fashioned psych space rock. 
https://lasersedge.bandcamp.com/album/once-there-was-a-time-when-time-and-space-were-one

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4608 on: April 07, 2015, 07:25:02 AM »
Hessien- Their first untitled EP, and Skurjn, their second EP. Airy and floaty guitar and synth based ambient, some of the most relaxing music I've ever heard.

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4609 on: April 08, 2015, 02:48:06 AM »
On constant play for the past fortnight..........

Autumn Of Communion 5 . This is a grower. One of the best in the series.
Blake Gibson/ Robert Davies - Quiraing
Igneous Flame  - Opaline

All of these will be in my top albums of 2015, no doubt about it.

Andy Tillison Diskdrive - Fog . Best purchase of the year so far. What a stunning but obscure album. Ambient,Berlin School, Prog, Jazz. Absolutely love it.




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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4610 on: April 08, 2015, 07:44:07 PM »
Marsen Jules - The Empire of Silence
A majestic new release from Marsen Jules. Eight tracks, each named after a unique Inuit term for snow, that are relatively simple in their instrumentation (mostly organ-like synth work), but complex in their composition.
Buy/Listen: https://oktaf.bandcamp.com/album/the-empire-of-silence-bonus-track-version

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4611 on: April 09, 2015, 09:03:40 PM »

Blake Gibson & Robert Davies - Quiraing
I think Drone On nailed this with his summary of the disc. This album strikes me as one of the "must owns" of 2015, and I'm worried that it might fly too far under the radar. If you haven't ordered this, please do so. Each track is special and represents an extraordinary blend of drone, composition, and organic ambiance.  The best part: The artists have the balls to include a track titled Only Rain that is, yup, almost 6 minutes of a rain storm. And it fits so well.
Buy/Sample: http://databloem.com/home/766-blake-gibson-robert-davies-quiraing-.html

Anyone know if Quiraing is available as a download?  Couldn't find it anywhere.

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4612 on: April 10, 2015, 06:04:47 AM »
Judd. I think if Dennis at Databloem doesn't have a download for sale via a link on the album page, then there isn't one. He organizes his own downloads.
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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4613 on: April 11, 2015, 07:32:34 PM »
Thank you Andy.

Lovely photo on that album too btw.

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4614 on: April 12, 2015, 06:28:24 PM »
Two new and excellent "name your price" releases on Bandcamp. Both involve dark, slowly evolving soundscapes. The Corbacho one makes great use of silence and pauses and has been my favorite soundtrack for sleeping over the past week.

Max Corbacho - Future Terrain
Buy/Listen: https://maxcorbacho.bandcamp.com/album/future-terrain

Steve Roach - Bloodmoon Rising Night 3
Buy/Listen: https://steveroach.bandcamp.com/album/bloodmoon-rising-night-3

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4615 on: April 13, 2015, 12:45:16 AM »
Steve Roach - Light Fantastic, one of my favourites

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4616 on: April 16, 2015, 05:11:29 AM »

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« Reply #4617 on: April 16, 2015, 10:04:51 AM »
Midnight Tales - Eternalism (2015)
The new collaboration of Wolf Maps and Biblo.
Bandcamp: https://sacredphrases.bandcamp.com/album/eternalism

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- Remnant (2015)
New ep from HTDC. For fans of Hammock and Belong. Nocturnal drift.
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Hakobune - Sinking Stars (2015)
Space drift.
Bandcamp: https://hakobune.bandcamp.com/album/sinking-stars

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4618 on: April 16, 2015, 05:33:17 PM »
Had a strange phase where I was listening to audio books and not much music at all. Now the trend is reversed. A trip to China has curiously renewed my desire for music in a big way. Possibly because I first really got into ambient music while living there...anyway, have been on a spree of new music...

Kuedo: Severant, on the Planet Mu label. Pretty glorious sci-fi techno.
Andy Stott: Faith in Strangers. Dark industrial techno type music brilliantly executed with lushness and female vocals.
Suum Cuique: Ascetic Ideals. Analogue sounding well shaped and shaded noise explorations.
Sinoia Caves: Beyond the Black Rainbow. Towering soundtrack to the engrossing film of the same name.
Senking: Capsize Recovery. Dark, weird, beat driven and substantial, up there with the best.
Black Rain: Dark Pool. Cyberpunk classic reissued. Immensely atmospheric, dark and industrial but lush and pleasing.

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4619 on: April 17, 2015, 05:00:55 PM »
Van Halen live Tokyo Dome 2013.  Killer dude.  Great live versions, evh totally shreds!!!