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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #5600 on: March 15, 2018, 05:00:05 AM »
Steve's longform pieces are well worth getting into - I was recently listening to Slow Heat and The Dream Circle.
   They are a different sort of listen - more akin I think to Robert Rich's sleep concert ideas.

The Passing is an extended version of a track released many years ago and previously only available on a compilation disc.

Many of his releases can 'count' as longform - The Magnificent Void being one of them.

Vir Unis's first releases are worth checking out for a similar vein - The Drift Inside and Aenonian Glow (which I used to put on low level repeat while sleeping.

Then you can explore Roach and Unis collaberations - very different, Body Electric and Blood Machine.
   Blood machine has a real sense of strong rhythms that somehow don't move - much like the blood running round the body....hard to explain....


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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #5601 on: March 18, 2018, 08:15:50 PM »
Steve's longform pieces are well worth getting into - I was recently listening to Slow Heat and The Dream Circle.
   They are a different sort of listen - more akin I think to Robert Rich's sleep concert ideas.

The Passing is an extended version of a track released many years ago and previously only available on a compilation disc.

Many of his releases can 'count' as longform - The Magnificent Void being one of them.

Vir Unis's first releases are worth checking out for a similar vein - The Drift Inside and Aenonian Glow (which I used to put on low level repeat while sleeping.

Then you can explore Roach and Unis collaberations - very different, Body Electric and Blood Machine.
   Blood machine has a real sense of strong rhythms that somehow don't move - much like the blood running round the body....hard to explain....

Thank you very much for the recommendations, I'll be sure to look into those. Listening to some of The Dream Circle now and I quite like what I'm hearing. I can see a bit of that Robert Rich connection you're talking about. Somnium has been a favorite for many years. 

The Unis collaborations were actually a couple of the first Roach records I got, after Origins and At the Edge of Everything. I enjoy them a lot and find them to be great records to play when working on something very focus-driven and detail-oriented in which case a more amorphous piece wouldn't quite provide that same sense of "drive", you know? That and the rhythms are just fascinating to get lost in. I really love that explanation though, for Blood Machine. I've had that exact feeling when listening to it but couldn't quite sum it up so succinctly. Those two work together very well, would love to see another collaboration at some point though I imagine that's pretty unlikely by now. I've heard nothing of Unis's solo work though, I'll be sure to give those a look too. Have you heard The Winter Ghost?

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #5602 on: March 19, 2018, 01:29:06 AM »
I've not listened to The Winter Ghost as yet - there are a lot of his releases I've not heard.

I have Lumen (3" cdr), Pulse and Atmo, Stand Still Like the Hummingbird, Thermal Transfer.

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #5603 on: March 19, 2018, 03:37:50 PM »
All this talk about Vir Unis convinced me to go back and listen to The Winter Ghost. That's the only album of his that I have, but I like it.
http://castleview.bandcamp.com/
New album, Desolation, available now.

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #5604 on: March 20, 2018, 06:42:08 PM »
I really love The Drift Inside and Aeonian Glow by Vir Unis--some of my favorite ambient from the late 1990s and early 2000s. Time to revisit these!

Recently spinning:

Robert Davies - Elemental Shimmer
I love this guy's work, but sometimes it is hard to say whether one release stands above the rest. I think this one is an exception; I have a hard time turning this one off. Beautiful textures, unusual frequencies, and a bizarre mixture of the natural and unnatural.
https://dataobscura.bandcamp.com/album/elemental-shimmer



 

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #5605 on: March 21, 2018, 02:02:15 PM »
I had no idea Unis was so prolific, I'll have to give all of these a look. I really love the sound and aesthetic of Blood Machine and Body Electric so anything along those lines peaks my interest.

Also, recently have been listening to:

Aphex Twin - 10 Mellow Tracks for Free [2015]

A favorite of late with instant reply value. Selected Ambient Works 85-92 is pretty much one of my favorite albums of all time and this selection just seems to perfectly pick up where that left off.

2814 - 2814 [2014]

I love all three of their albums but their debut in particular just makes for the ideal soundtrack to daydreams or the distant city lights on the horizon.

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #5606 on: March 27, 2018, 03:15:03 PM »
Araceae - Lunae Semita
On Faint. Gas-inspired ambient pop. Great stuff.
https://faintmusic.bandcamp.com/album/lunae-semita

ASC - Rainfall
Generative ambient soundscapes with, well, recordings of rain.
https://asc77.bandcamp.com/album/rainfall


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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #5607 on: March 28, 2018, 12:22:14 AM »
Steve Roach - To the Threshold of Silence from the early album World's Edge.

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #5608 on: March 28, 2018, 07:59:29 AM »
Steve Roach - To the Threshold of Silence from the early album World's Edge.

One of my very favorite SR albums...

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #5609 on: March 28, 2018, 08:00:40 AM »
Jaja - Music for Space Observation CD
LoveSpiralsDownwards - Ardor CD
Tor Lundvall - Nature Laughs as Time Slips By CD Boxset

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #5610 on: March 28, 2018, 02:19:51 PM »
Shpongle - And the day turned to night

20 years old. Still one hell of a trip. Something of a production miracle as well.
Probably the best thing to come out of the entire psy/goa genre.




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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #5611 on: March 28, 2018, 02:30:36 PM »
more rhythm tonight...
24 Frames per second - compilation by musicians from the modulatorESP forum - I particularly like the track 'Red Sky at Night' by The Glimmer Room - great rhythms and excellent build up...


Ian Boddy - The Deep - particularly flow current flow and aquanaut

Tangerine Dream - Oasis

and then the first track from Seven Letters From Tibet....no rhythm and stunning atmosphere...

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #5612 on: April 06, 2018, 05:32:23 PM »
Jaja - Music for Space Observation CD

Glad the CD arrived savely to you :)

NP: Nunc Stans - Timeless
Epic!

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #5613 on: April 07, 2018, 02:27:51 AM »

Tangerine Dream - Oasis

and then the first track from Seven Letters From Tibet....no rhythm and stunning atmosphere...

I really like Oasis. Spent many moons trying track down the dvd/vhs to see the visuals the music was written for. No luck.

Also , Seven Letters, beautiful music. One of the albums that pointed me in the direction of ambient music. Thanks TD .

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Roach/ Braheny - Western Spaces , so beautiful .

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #5614 on: April 09, 2018, 07:56:54 PM »
poemme - Escape to Blue
Ethereal ambient
https://poemme.bandcamp.com/album/escape-to-blue

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #5615 on: April 11, 2018, 06:23:25 PM »
Alio Die + Aglaia - Amitabha
This has some really nice tracks on it, but I didn't find it compelling enough to give it repeated listens.
https://aliodie.bandcamp.com/album/amitabha

Steve Brand - Near Series: Threshold
I'm obsessed with this for some reason. Long-form ambient work that captures something that reminds me of early vidnaObmana and Roach collaborations, but with its own voice and personality. Infinitely interesting.
https://steve-brand.bandcamp.com/album/near-series-threshold

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #5616 on: April 18, 2018, 08:26:32 PM »
36 - Circuit Bloom
Excellent melodies with a cyberpunk touch.
http://3six.net/album/circuit-bloom

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #5617 on: April 19, 2018, 06:19:38 PM »
AMM - From A Strange Place

There's nothing else quite like AMM.
http://castleview.bandcamp.com/
New album, Desolation, available now.

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #5618 on: April 25, 2018, 07:05:01 AM »
Mathias Grassow - Dissolution - very dense drones.
Alio Die and Yannick Dauby - Descendre Cinq Lacs Au Travers D'Une Voilé. Great piece of drifting music.

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #5619 on: April 29, 2018, 07:10:51 AM »
Steve Brand - Near Series: Glow
New release on ...txt on a long-form ambient piece. Beautiful, drifting soundscapes.
https://steve-brand.bandcamp.com/album/near-series-glow

Alio Die and Mathias Grassow - Praha Meditations
I somehow managed to miss this when it came out 8 years ago. (Too much World of Warcraft!) But I picked it up recently and it has been on constant rotation. Love it!
https://aliodie.bandcamp.com/album/praha-meditations