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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #5460 on: March 11, 2017, 02:40:24 PM »
Recently:

Hollan Holmes - Prayer to the Energy

Michael Stearns - Encounter

Giles Reaves - Wunjo

Shiho - Purple Sails

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #5461 on: March 11, 2017, 02:44:59 PM »
That Poemme album is on my radar. Going to check it out on Tidal and see if it needs to go on the shopping list. What do you think of other releases on that label? They seem to have a decent following on Bandcamp.

I've streamed some of the other releases and think they're fine, but not captivating enough to buy. Let me know if you come across something on there that really strikes your fancy.


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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #5462 on: March 11, 2017, 02:47:29 PM »
That Poemme album is on my radar. Going to check it out on Tidal and see if it needs to go on the shopping list. What do you think of other releases on that label? They seem to have a decent following on Bandcamp.

I've streamed some of the other releases and think they're fine, but not captivating enough to buy. Let me know if you come across something on there that really strikes your fancy.

Will do.

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #5463 on: March 12, 2017, 08:16:04 AM »


Robert Rich + Alio Die - Fissures

Probably considered a classic by now, but I only just heard it for the first time today. Great album. Distinctly different from the solo albums I have from either artist.


Great Album indeed 8)

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #5464 on: March 12, 2017, 08:17:21 AM »
Passing by Steve Roach - extended version of a track called (I think) The Passing Time from a compilation album years ago - loved the original and really enjoying this one
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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #5465 on: March 12, 2017, 11:03:44 AM »


Robert Rich + Alio Die - Fissures

Probably considered a classic by now, but I only just heard it for the first time today. Great album. Distinctly different from the solo albums I have from either artist.


Great Album indeed 8)

Yeah, certainly one of my all-time fave albums!!!

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #5466 on: March 12, 2017, 11:15:10 AM »
Passing by Steve Roach - extended version of a tack called (I think) The Passing Time from a compilation album years ago - loved the original and really enjoying this one

Yes, after phenomenal "Invisible" here comes another long-form monument by The Master, I can't wait for the physical copy!!! It's time to keep an eye on my mail lady...  ;)

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #5467 on: March 14, 2017, 07:01:00 AM »
Recently:

Tangerine Dream - The Virgin Years '77-'83 5xCD boxset

https://www.discogs.com/Tangerine-Dream-The-Virgin-Years-1977-1983/release/3659996

Not my favorite era of TD, but I was surprised at how much I liked most of the music in this set. I guess this is where the classic era sort of ends for most people.

Don Slepian - Sea of Bliss

https://donslepiannumero.bandcamp.com/album/sea-of-bliss-new-music-for-digital-orchestra

Found this when searching around for old school new age ambient that I might like. I guess this is regarded as a classic in some circles but I didn't know about it until recently. IMHO this has aged remarkably well. Numero has reissued a couple other works by him through Bandcamp also.

Erik Wollo - Different Spaces

https://projektrecords.bandcamp.com/album/different-spaces

Had my second full listen yesterday. This album is really good. Much better than his last solo album IMHO, which I found a little slick and overproduced.

Apne Sinn - Worlds Apart EP

https://apne-sinn.bandcamp.com/album/worlds-apart-ep

Didn't grab me as much as "En Seier" on first listen, needs more listens to sink in. Would love to see a new album from this artist. I think I read something about him making contributions to some upcoming works by Steve Brand.

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #5468 on: March 15, 2017, 01:55:46 PM »
NP: Matt Borgi - Shadows of a Detroit Winter Sun



Subtle and delicate ambient music with a fading and classical touch in the mood of the music of Aphex Twin.

https://mattborghi.bandcamp.com/album/shadows-of-a-detroit-winter-sun

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #5469 on: March 18, 2017, 06:02:42 AM »
Recently:

Tangerine Dream - The Virgin Years '77-'83 5xCD boxset

https://www.discogs.com/Tangerine-Dream-The-Virgin-Years-1977-1983/release/3659996

Not my favorite era of TD, but I was surprised at how much I liked most of the music in this set. I guess this is where the classic era sort of ends for most people.

I am an early to mid 70s TD man, probably like most TD folk. However Force Majeure and Tangram would have to also be in my all time stunning album list.
 
Actually have every studio album and eps right up to the present day . There is still a lot of good stuff in the more recent releases like Springtime/Summer in Nagasaki and the sonic poem series, Island of the Fey for instance. Acquired the most recent ep "Particles" which is very good and has a real 70s vibe on disc 1. Also streamed their recent gig on a riverboat in Budapest . It was absolutely excellent, very hopeful for the new album which is planned.

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #5470 on: March 18, 2017, 06:07:29 AM »
Recent plays,

Hatfield and the North - great Canterbury Prog.
Escape - The Futurescape , Pete Namlook/ Dr Atmo
Be Bop Deluxe - Modern Music

Currently-



Alio Die and Parallel Worlds - Elusive Metaphor , absolutely beautiful.

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #5471 on: March 18, 2017, 12:42:33 PM »
Eternell (Purl) - Children of Infinity
Ethereal mixture of acoustic sources, electronics, and voices. Love this.
http://eternell.net/album/children-of-infinity

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #5472 on: March 21, 2017, 07:07:23 PM »
Rec008 - Сознательное Подсознательное

Great ambient drones with a touch of shoegazy noise.

https://rec008.bandcamp.com/album/--3
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 #5473 on: March 24, 2017, 08:53:21 AM »
Robert Farrugia - Slow Morning
Soft, mostly beatless, ambient textures from Archives. Beautiful packaging, featuring photos from losingtoday.
https://archivesdubmusic.bandcamp.com/album/slow-morning

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #5474 on: April 01, 2017, 09:33:16 AM »
Snufmumriko - At First Light
Fantastic lo-fi ambient, with glitchy nature sounds, processed electronics, and reflective moods. Reminds me of Porya Hatami.
https://shimmeringmoodsrecords.bandcamp.com/album/at-first-light

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #5475 on: April 04, 2017, 11:52:00 AM »
Robert Farrugia - Slow Morning
Soft, mostly beatless, ambient textures from Archives. Beautiful packaging, featuring photos from losingtoday.
https://archivesdubmusic.bandcamp.com/album/slow-morning

A very good album IMHO. I'll be posting a review of it soon hopefully, now that I've had enough time with it. The Archives label has been on a roll lately too.

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #5476 on: April 04, 2017, 12:04:24 PM »
Recently:

Midori Takada - Through the Looking Glass

https://www.discogs.com/Midori-Takada-Through-The-Looking-Glass/master/1123608

poemme - Arboretum

https://stereoscenic.bandcamp.com/album/arboretum

Kloob - Solid Foundations

https://kloob.bandcamp.com/album/solid-foundations

Solitaire - Altered States

https://projektrecords.bandcamp.com/album/altered-states-25th-anniversary-edition


Also:


Giles Reaves, Nothing is Lost and Sea of Glass.

I also have his collaboration CD with Jon Goin but that one has not aged well IMHO. Oddly enough the stuff I heard off Goin's solo album from around the same time sounded a lot better.

I wish Reaves' catalog was at least available digitally as it all looks to be out of print right now.


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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #5477 on: April 05, 2017, 12:38:42 AM »


from 1999 - not heard it before, really enjoying it.

deep and slow....

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #5478 on: April 06, 2017, 05:29:31 PM »
Billow Observatory - II: Plains/Patterns
A melding of shoegaze guitar styles, electronic sequences, and ambient atmospheres. This manages to sound both retro and contemporary at the same time. Excellent release.
https://billowobservatory.bandcamp.com/album/ii-plains-patterns

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #5479 on: April 06, 2017, 05:36:30 PM »
Having a listen,and that does sound very nice indeed.
Thanks Chris.
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