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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #5340 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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« Reply #5341 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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« Reply #5342 on: February 11, 2017, 09:36:38 AM »
I'm going to check out Elegi.  Dronarivm has some good stuff.

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« Reply #5343 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 #5344 on: February 11, 2017, 02:23:09 PM »
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« Reply #5345 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 #5346 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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« Reply #5347 on: February 12, 2017, 05:25:15 PM »
Jorge Reyes - Musica Prehispanica



His collaborations with Steve Roach are more Ambient.

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« Reply #5348 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 #5349 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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« Reply #5350 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 #5351 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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« Reply #5352 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 #5353 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 #5354 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 #5355 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, Desolation, available now.

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« Reply #5356 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.

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #5357 on: February 15, 2017, 10:19:44 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
Nice Label !

The Halftribe : Luxia  release is really good.
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http://dataobscura.bandcamp.com
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« Reply #5358 on: February 16, 2017, 06:52:50 AM »
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
Nice Label !

The Halftribe : Luxia  release is really good.

That Halftribe showed up in my BC feed three or four times now. I've got it on the wishlist and need to check it out.

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #5359 on: February 16, 2017, 01:43:06 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.
Yes Oophoi has a large discography - Athlit is highly recommended as well as the Dreams set and The Dreaming of Shells for a good start.