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« Reply #5420 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 #5421 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 #5422 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 #5423 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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« Reply #5424 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" (playlist - let it run)

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #5425 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 #5426 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 #5427 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 #5428 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 #5429 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.
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New album, Elemental Wave, available now on Black Dingo Records:
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« Reply #5430 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 #5431 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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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #5432 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 #5433 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.

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« Reply #5434 on: February 16, 2017, 02:00:15 PM »
Halftribe is fantastic! I picked up the new one that was released on Archives a few days ago and can't stop listening to it. It is a perfect mix of dub elements, my favorite Pleq tracks, and lo-fi sonmi451 looping and reverb sensibilities.

https://archivesdubmusic.bandcamp.com/album/daydreams-in-low-fidelity

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« Reply #5435 on: February 16, 2017, 02:52:24 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.

I must also also add Celestial Geometries and Signals From The Great Beyond to the list of Oophoi discs to check out. In my opinion these are essential recordings to have in anyones collection
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« Reply #5436 on: February 16, 2017, 06:27:49 PM »

I must also also add Celestial Geometries and Signals From The Great Beyond to the list of Oophoi discs to check out. In my opinion these are essential recordings to have in anyones collection

Thanks for the recommendations. Will add those to the ever-growing wishlist.

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« Reply #5437 on: February 17, 2017, 02:43:15 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

This is good, thanks.  It has long sustained notes without much note variety, which is often a recipe for monotony, but it manages to be musical and interesting based on layers of modulation.  Wishlist material.  Maybe a purchase in 2018?

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #5438 on: February 17, 2017, 04:50:36 PM »
Loscil - First Narrows



Loscil has a loyal fanbase.  Most of his work makes me wonder why.  This track is my favorite by Loscil. 

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« Reply #5439 on: February 17, 2017, 09:45:00 PM »


Loscil has a loyal fanbase.  Most of his work makes me wonder why.  This track is my favorite by Loscil.

One of those artists I passed by or missed out on for no real reason. I've heard some stuff here and there over the years but can't even remember what it sounded like. I had planned to check out his last few albums at some point.

What are some of your favorites, out of curiosity?