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chris23

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #5480 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 #5481 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 #5482 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 #5483 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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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #5484 on: August 03, 2017, 04:05:33 PM »
Been on a Klaus Wiese kick lately:

Space
Uranus
Ruh (2016 Version)
Divine Orbit

I might get Space II soon and maybe another of his older albums on CD.
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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #5485 on: August 08, 2017, 10:36:01 AM »
Shuta Yasukochi - Short Stories
Guitar drones from Archives. Sleepy and warm.
https://archivesdubmusic.bandcamp.com/album/short-stories

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #5486 on: August 21, 2017, 06:30:13 PM »
Murkok :: Solaris

https://murkok.bandcamp.com/album/solaris-2

Short, but a beauty.
And just a dollar.
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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #5487 on: August 22, 2017, 07:05:40 PM »
Good find, Anthony. Thanks for the head's up.

Recent spins: Dronescapes from the El Culto summer sale. (Thanks for the nudge, Castleview):

Wintersilence - Slow Focus
https://el-culto.bandcamp.com/album/slow-focus-all-tracks-complete-mixed-album-included

Klaus Wiese - Divine Orbit
https://klauswiese.bandcamp.com/album/divine-orbit-previously-unreleased-version-remastered

Klaus Wiese - Ruh
https://klauswiese.bandcamp.com/album/ruh-previously-unreleased-version-remastered



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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #5488 on: August 23, 2017, 10:01:10 AM »
No problem  :)

That previously unreleased version of Ruh is much better than the original IMO.
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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #5489 on: August 26, 2017, 05:03:57 PM »
Marifa - Qumrah

https://pantheophania.bandcamp.com/album/qumrah

Speaking of Klaus Wiese, this is an awesome tribute to him. One of my favorite albums of the year so far.
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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #5490 on: August 29, 2017, 05:11:17 PM »
Max Corbacho - Arte Magenetica
Digital only/name-your-price on Bandcamp. Great stuff--with some experimental twists that depart from the style he's been cultivating in recent years.
https://maxcorbacho.bandcamp.com/album/arte-magnetica

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #5491 on: August 30, 2017, 06:03:35 PM »
Suso Saiz - Odisea

This is an interesting compilation from an ambient artist whose biggest claim to fame is collaborating with Steve Roach and Jorge Reyes in Suspended Memories. Quite a bit variety here. Some of this stuff hasn't aged well but quite a bit of it is superb so far.
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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #5492 on: September 07, 2017, 06:28:58 AM »
Lustmord - Dark Matter
Very nice album!

Raison D'Etre - Metamorphyses
Love it. Maybe it's my favorite from this artist.

Jean Sibelius - Symphony No. 7
My new favorite recording of this masterpiece, paired with some nice images. Obviously it takes time to get into this music, but it's so much worth it. The ending is surely one of the most profound moments in music.

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #5493 on: September 07, 2017, 06:10:16 PM »
Marcus Fischer - Loss
New from 12k. Beautiful slo-mo, low-fi tape loops and atmospheres.
https://12kmusic.bandcamp.com/album/loss

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #5494 on: September 11, 2017, 03:03:13 PM »
Move D / Namlook - The Audiolounge .......... and Wired. 

I suppose fairly beat orientated, but massive ambient leanings with a bit of a jazz vibe thrown in. Love it.

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #5495 on: September 13, 2017, 06:16:48 PM »
I've recently been on an Echospace [Detroit] kick. I've always appreciated the music of Modell, Hitchell, and their friends, but I've found myself deeply absorbed in these three beatless, abstract ambient spaces this week:

Shorelights - Summer Cottage Soundscapes
Subtle glitches, field recordings (Mantra), and electronics. A beautiful, deep coma of sound.
https://echospacedetroit.bandcamp.com/album/summer-cottage-soundscapes-2

Echospace plays Michael Mantra - Sea Shell City
Excellent recycling of Mantra source material. Slow and atmospheric. This would have been one of my favorites of 2016 if I had heard it then rather than hearing it recently.
https://echospacedetroit.bandcamp.com/album/sea-shell-city

A601-2 - Shibuya Hynagogia
A single longform piece that works well at low volumes. Urban field recordings + electronics.
https://echospacedetroit.bandcamp.com/album/shibuya-hypnagogia


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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #5496 on: September 25, 2017, 03:15:31 PM »
Still on an Echospace kick this week:

Intrusion - Amongst the Stars
Deep ambient dub with a nice mix of tracks with pulses and those that simply drift.
https://echospacedetroit.bandcamp.com/album/amongst-the-stars

Variant - [shadowbands] aphelion​/​perihelion
Deep space. The second track in particular is beautiful, drifting ambience.
https://echospacedetroit.bandcamp.com/album/shadowbands-aphelion-perihelion

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #5497 on: September 26, 2017, 06:11:50 AM »
Recently:
Echoes of Polyhymnia - Hypnos compilation.
Eivor - Slor (English version)
Steve Roach - Darkest Before Dawn

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #5498 on: September 28, 2017, 02:28:23 PM »
Max Corbacho - Splendid Labyrinths

Splendid indeed, I needed that. Love the first track.

https://maxcorbacho.bandcamp.com/track/the-flowing-path

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #5499 on: October 05, 2017, 08:41:50 AM »
Andrew Heath and Anne Chris Baker - Lichtzin
Amazing collaboration full of brooding atmospheres, lost sounds, objects hidden behind corners, and beautiful ambient guitar soundscapes. A true journey!
https://chiheihatakeyama.bandcamp.com/album/lichtzin