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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #5360 on: February 09, 2017, 02:33:18 PM »
Some recent listens:

Deepspace - World Ocean Atlas
https://deepspace1.bandcamp.com/album/world-ocean-atlas

My first experience with this project, liked the album, need more listens to form a full opinion.

Tim Story - The Perfect Flaw

Picked this up on a whim because it was inexpensive and I liked his first album. This is good. Also need more listens to full absorb, but I'll be checking out the rest of his catalog when I can.

KK Null + James Plotkin - Aurora

A favorite of mine, probably all but forgotten these days except by a few or those interested in this kind of thing.

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #5361 on: February 09, 2017, 05:59:34 PM »
There are some good tracks on this name your price compilation from Earth Mantra.

http://music.earthmantra.com/album/orchid-em-compilation-2015

I kept a little more than half of them.


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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #5362 on: February 10, 2017, 03:43:39 PM »
Not sure how you can call yourself fan of Ambient music without owning at least two of the four seasons of Pete Namlook's Ambient Gardener remastered curation.

Autumn just appeared in the shuffle, so here is the whole album



Only available at iTunes.  Thank goodness I acquired this before I dumped iTunes.

 

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #5363 on: February 11, 2017, 07:34:06 AM »
Elegi - Bånsull
I'm so excited about this! Elegi released one of my favorite albums, Sistereis, on Miasmah in 2007. And, with one exception, then disappeared into radio silence. His new album, Bånsull , was just released on Dronarivm and is outstanding. This music is difficult to describe. I would categorize it as "dark ambient" for lack of a better label, but it isn't electronic and doesn't play into the apocalyptic themes that often characterize modern dark ambient soundscapes. This recording is more or less a soundtrack to exploring a haunted Victorian mansion. Most of the sounds are organic/acoustic, but treated in ways that make them both familiar and unsettling. You can hear the sounds of creaking floorboards, distantly bowed string instruments, pages turning in books, etc. Spooky atmospherics without any sudden spooks.
https://dronarivm.bandcamp.com/album/b-nsull

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #5364 on: February 11, 2017, 09:36:38 AM »
I'm going to check out Elegi.  Dronarivm has some good stuff.

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #5365 on: February 11, 2017, 01:13:00 PM »
I listed to Eligi and liked it.  It's quietly haunting, but calm and not scary.  Like walking through a dark house lit by one candle and it's full of harmless ghosts. 

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #5366 on: February 11, 2017, 02:23:09 PM »
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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #5367 on: February 11, 2017, 03:12:36 PM »
Been listening to the new Forrest Fang as mentioned in the other thread.

Yesterday I played one of Steve Roach's newer albums, Spiral Revelation. Nothing I haven't heard from him before necessarily but very nice, lots of sequenced beats and such. Worth checking out if you like his more electronic-beat, borderline ambient techno side...

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #5368 on: February 12, 2017, 04:47:04 PM »
Digiseeds - Ultimae compilation



This compilation sounds like several artists made music with AES DANA samples.  Not a complaint.  It's the signature sound of the label.   

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #5369 on: February 12, 2017, 05:25:15 PM »
Jorge Reyes - Musica Prehispanica



His collaborations with Steve Roach are more Ambient.

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #5370 on: February 13, 2017, 09:05:29 AM »
This compilation sounds like several artists made music with AES DANA samples.  Not a complaint.  It's the signature sound of the label.   

I think I mentioned this before, but for the most part I prefer the more recent Ultimae sound than the more uptempo, trance-influenced sound of the earlier albums.

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #5371 on: February 13, 2017, 09:14:23 AM »
Off Land - Out World

This came up in my BC feed a few times. Listening now. Sounding good so far.

https://seaovclouds.bandcamp.com/album/out-world

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #5372 on: February 15, 2017, 03:28:15 PM »
Just wanted to say it is great to read discussions talking about musicians I know nothing about - don't stop talking....

Mathias Grassow does have a huge discography - two of my favourites are Dissolution (very dense music) and True North with Amiri Baghiri.
you may also like Upuaut (with Oophoi and Baghiri), Sphere, Space and Eclipse.

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #5373 on: February 15, 2017, 03:58:53 PM »

Kompakt's glory days (IMHO) are long behind them. I bought some of the early 12'' singles (which were minimal techno, not ambient) and loved them at the time. Dettinger's two full lengths (from '99 and 2000) were fantastic also. The label started taking a dive after the Total 3 compilation IMHO. The last full length I really liked was Jonas Bering's album from 2002. By 2003 or 2004 the label was basically done for me and I stopped following what they were doing. I'm sure they've had some good 12''s and albums since then but a lot of the pop-house stuff they started doing left me cold.

I live in the city where Kompakt store is located. And I agree, Dettinger made some great ambient music, I think I have the first CD album only that I was listening over and over back at the time. Kompakt was mainly a record store such as Hardwax in Germany. It had its artists who always were pop oriented (not my cup of tea though). I have to say that they were always very nice at Kompakt store.

Here is the beautifully Dettingers "Intershop"
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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #5374 on: February 15, 2017, 04:22:48 PM »


I live in the city where Kompakt store is located. And I agree, Dettinger made some great ambient music, I think I have the first CD album only that I was listening over and over back at the time. Kompakt was mainly a record store such as Hardwax in Germany. It had its artists who always were pop oriented (not my cup of tea though). I have to say that they were always very nice at Kompakt store.



Very cool. If I ever make it to Germany, Hardwax would be at the top of list of record stores to shop at.

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #5375 on: February 15, 2017, 04:27:27 PM »
Just wanted to say it is great to read discussions talking about musicians I know nothing about - don't stop talking....

Mathias Grassow does have a huge discography - two of my favourites are Dissolution (very dense music) and True North with Amiri Baghiri.
you may also like Upuaut (with Oophoi and Baghiri), Sphere, Space and Eclipse.


I'll have to check those out. Oophoi is another one whose huge discography is something I've only scratched the surface of. I do have Upuaut and like that one quite a bit.

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #5376 on: February 15, 2017, 04:31:38 PM »
Some recent listens:

Jeff Greinke - Lost Terrain
Biosphere - Autour de la Lune
Zoviet France - What is Not True
Minamo - Beautiful
Oophoi - Potala 10''
Francois Bayle - L'Experience Acoustique 3xLP

Streamed this on Tidal the other day, sounds very nice:

https://ambientelectronic.bandcamp.com/album/we-never-came-to-the-white-sea

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #5377 on: February 15, 2017, 06:16:33 PM »
llya Glebov (Murkok) & Joe Fujinoki - Glimmers
Dronescapes crafted from guitar and various electronics. Beautiful and spacious. On the amazing Archives label.
https://archivesdubmusic.bandcamp.com/album/glimmers

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #5378 on: February 15, 2017, 08:07:18 PM »
Just wanted to say it is great to read discussions talking about musicians I know nothing about - don't stop talking....

Mathias Grassow does have a huge discography - two of my favourites are Dissolution (very dense music) and True North with Amiri Baghiri.
you may also like Upuaut (with Oophoi and Baghiri), Sphere, Space and Eclipse.


I'll have to check those out. Oophoi is another one whose huge discography is something I've only scratched the surface of. I do have Upuaut and like that one quite a bit.

The Spirals Of Time is a must if you haven't heard it yet.
http://castleview.bandcamp.com/
New album, Elemental Wave, available now on Black Dingo Records:
https://duffegan.bandcamp.com/album/elemental-wave

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #5379 on: February 15, 2017, 08:33:01 PM »


The Spirals Of Time is a must if you haven't heard it yet.

I bought that one from CD Baby on FLAC awhile back based on recommendations here and other places. Agree that it's very good.