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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #5480 on: May 17, 2017, 10:51:05 AM »
Steve Pachero :: Constellate -- nice contemporary drone-based thing.

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #5481 on: May 20, 2017, 07:39:36 AM »
I'm also listening to the new Max Corbacho release. It is wonderful. Isn't this the album that was supposed to be released by Hypnos?

Anthony: I checked out that Pachero release and loved it. Great find. I couldn't find anything of note about Pachero on Discogs; I haven't heard of him before.

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #5482 on: May 22, 2017, 12:31:57 AM »


Jeff Pearce - Vestiges. Not listened to this album for a long time - was good to hear it again.

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #5483 on: May 22, 2017, 01:35:01 PM »
Thanks for your inspiration Andy :

I just bought "Winter Calm" by Jeff Pearce. My first album that I listen from him, it is simply wonderful.
While listening I have read a blog on his website where he talks about his experience at Ambicon 2013.

Jeff's complete discography is an ultimate must-have!!! Just play "No Matter How Far" from "With Evening Above" and I bet you you will get goosebumps on your arms just like me. What a virtuosity!!! Actually, there is also a video on YouTube with this track (its shorter version) along with "Snowfall", taken during 2015 ZoneMusicReporter Award Show. These are some of the most powerful soundscapes I have ever heard in my life!!! And of course Jeff's comments are additional bonus.



Enjoy!!! :)

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #5484 on: May 29, 2017, 11:14:07 AM »
Architects of Existence - Architects of Existence
New release from Mick Chillage and Eric "the" Taylor on Carpe Sonum. Dark and slow moving ambient soundscapes. There is a clear AoC and Fax edge to this, but, for the most part, the four movements are dominated by drifting electronics rather than spacey blips and beats. Absolutely fantastic.
https://carpesonum.bandcamp.com/album/architects-of-existence-2

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #5485 on: May 31, 2017, 11:50:12 AM »
Steve Roach and Kelly David - The Long Night
Vidna Obmana and Serge Devadder - The Shape of Solitude
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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #5486 on: June 15, 2017, 10:51:24 AM »


Part of The Trilogy set by Vidna Obmana.

Beautiful music, calm, serene, glasslike splendour

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #5487 on: June 20, 2017, 12:19:50 AM »


Not listened to for a long time. Great album 8)

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #5488 on: June 24, 2017, 03:02:18 AM »
Akiko Yano with the fantastically titled 'Tong Poo'
I missed out on Yellow Magic Orchestra when I was younger, but checking them out now, they were brilliant - especially at the time.


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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #5489 on: June 24, 2017, 06:20:10 AM »

Experiments in Silence - Suspended Form
Treated piano sounds with a nice use of space. The original 30-min piece is by Experiments in Silence; the second remixed piece is by Ishq.
https://experimentsinsilence.bandcamp.com/album/suspended-form

Ishq - Ecalyculata
More experimental soundscapes from Ishq. I'm tiring of these. I'm always curious to see what he's up to, but I miss some of the more structured and serene work prior to 2015 or so. This has some neat sounds, but the tracks don't seem thoughtfully curated or assembled.
https://ishq.bandcamp.com/album/ecalyculata

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #5490 on: June 25, 2017, 07:33:40 PM »
Black Dingo Records - Above The Clouds

Over 2 hours of top-notch dark-ambient dronescapes. I contributed a track to it myself called New Frontier, but the whole thing is outstanding. My favorite track is the closer, which was created by espaces sonores.

https://duffegan.bandcamp.com/album/above-the-clouds
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New album, Desolation, available now.

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #5491 on: June 27, 2017, 03:35:39 AM »
A real mixture of female voices:
 Annie Lennox, Lisa Hannigan, Laura Viers, Patti Smith, Elle King, Evanescence, Madonna, Lady Gaga, Agnetha Faltskog and others...

 ...with Mozarts requiem and White Noise - An Electric Storm...thrown in the midst for good measure

just played whatever the current track made me think of next - uncertain how the White Noise track The Visitations came into mind.....

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #5492 on: June 29, 2017, 08:30:00 AM »
Logic Moon - Oblivion
Nice mix of field recordings and electronics, all with loose, drifting structures. The Archives label is really hitting it out of the park this year: 6-panel digipaks with matte finish, beautiful art, and a cohesive set of releases that bring some beautiful ambience out of some lesser-known artists. Strongly recommended.
https://archivesdubmusic.bandcamp.com/album/oblivion

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #5493 on: June 29, 2017, 10:36:41 AM »
Been enjoying Bill Seaman's double album on Eilean Records :

Erasures and Displacements

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #5494 on: July 01, 2017, 04:02:41 AM »

Experiments in Silence - Suspended Form
Treated piano sounds with a nice use of space. The original 30-min piece is by Experiments in Silence; the second remixed piece is by Ishq.
https://experimentsinsilence.bandcamp.com/album/suspended-form

Ishq - Ecalyculata
More experimental soundscapes from Ishq. I'm tiring of these. I'm always curious to see what he's up to, but I miss some of the more structured and serene work prior to 2015 or so. This has some neat sounds, but the tracks don't seem thoughtfully curated or assembled.
https://ishq.bandcamp.com/album/ecalyculata

The Experiments In Silence CD I have from ...txt is really beautiful stuff , will dig it out this weekend and give your link a listen also.

Have to agree with you Chris on the more experimental stuff from Ishq. Checked out the recent Archetypal of Light and fhorm on Spotify and really not sure about them at all. However I have been playing a lot of the more recent chilled ambient stuff , again on Spotify - Evergreen Ocean, Pureland, Dimensions of Air and I think the other two I liked were Onirojenik World and Nuiemiu Rift . Hard to keep up with this lads music but I do enjoy dipping in frequently on Spotify.

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #5495 on: July 13, 2017, 12:53:52 PM »
Steve Roach - Early Man
Jonn Serrie - The Sentinel

CP - Robert Rich - What We Left Behind

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #5496 on: July 15, 2017, 07:16:33 AM »
I'm really enjoying some of the new Hic Sunt Leones releases:

Alio Die + Aglaia - Opera Magnetica
Slow moving loops and drones. Great for sleeping, meditating, reading, and spacing out. The physical CD has a repeat track on it by accident, which is unfortunate. The digital version corrects this error.
https://aliodie.bandcamp.com/album/opera-magnetica

Alio Die - They grow layers of life within
This is great: More drone work, with some nice bells and other effects woven throughout. This has a clear Alio Die signature, but departs from some of the other Alio Die releases in important ways (new sounds rather than remixes of old samples).
https://aliodie.bandcamp.com/album/they-grow-layers-of-life-within

Aglaia - Thumbnails in the setting sun
Sometimes when two Aglaia CDs are released at once, one feels more experimental than the other. This is the more experimental one.
https://aliodie.bandcamp.com/album/thumbnails-in-the-setting-sun

Aglaia - Water inside the light
And this is the more 'traditional one' and my favorite of the pair.
https://aliodie.bandcamp.com/album/water-inside-the-light

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #5497 on: July 23, 2017, 03:35:59 PM »
Enjoying all 4 of these releases ^^^^^^

Still deciding which I like the most, possibly - They Grow layers ........... at the moment.

Great stuff as ever.

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #5498 on: July 24, 2017, 08:12:48 AM »
I think I'd agree. This is one of the more powerful Alio Die releases from recent years. Also love the collaboration with Aglaia!

Now playing:
Warmth - Home
New album from the Archives label head, released yesterday. Soft drones and warm melodies in a beatless ambient space. Fantastic.
https://archivesdubmusic.bandcamp.com/album/home

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #5499 on: July 24, 2017, 04:09:38 PM »
Alio Die has, for me, been on a very good trip with his new releases this past year. Thoroughly enjoyable.
I will pick up the new ones on Bandcamp.
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