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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #5620 on: May 03, 2018, 08:33:11 PM »
Shorelights - Ancient Lights
New release from Rod Modell and friends. This is not like the previous Shorelights release, which was a mesmerizing, 60-min experimental soundscape. This is more Echospace-esqe, with super-smooth bass riffs, expansive ambient washes, processed flute (!?), and dubby goodness. Love it.
Samples: https://www.discogs.com/Shorelights-Ancient-Lights/release/11506822

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #5621 on: May 08, 2018, 06:09:20 PM »
Warmth - Parallel
I love this guy's work, but this latest release didn't quite grab me; the sounds seem a bit homogeneous across the various tracks. I might revisit it on a day when I'm craving something more minimal and uniform.
https://archivesdubmusic.bandcamp.com/album/parallel

語り部 - Respite
Excellent moody ambient.
https://fortelleren.bandcamp.com/album/respite

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #5622 on: May 15, 2018, 05:10:22 PM »
Max Corbacho - Nocturnes II
This is fantastic. Max has always been super-talented, but I feel like he's finally found his own  unique voice in the last few releases. The opening and closing tracks of this album are worth the price of admission alone.
https://maxcorbacho.bandcamp.com/album/nocturnes-ii

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #5623 on: May 16, 2018, 07:00:39 PM »
Oval - 94diskont

A glitch masterpiece and one of the pioneering albums of the genre.

Zoviet France - What Is Not True

An excellent dark ambient album that might be the most accessible album in the group's discography

Vladimir Martynov - Dances On The Shore

Listened to this last night and it's a great modern classical piece.
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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #5624 on: May 17, 2018, 12:13:29 AM »
Oophoi - Dreams, never tire of this music.

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #5625 on: May 19, 2018, 01:38:34 PM »
Oval - 94diskont

A glitch masterpiece and one of the pioneering albums of the genre.


I just heard this for the first time. Nice stuff!

Halftribe - For the Summer, or Forever
New release on Dronarivm. Amazing work. Very similar in spirit to his previous release on Archives: Soft ambient melodies and loops, with glitched out textures and flourishes. I love all the little details in this; true sonic candy.
https://dronarivm.bandcamp.com/album/for-the-summer-or-forever

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #5626 on: May 23, 2018, 06:57:25 PM »
Oval - 94diskont

A glitch masterpiece and one of the pioneering albums of the genre.


I just heard this for the first time. Nice stuff!

Halftribe - For the Summer, or Forever
New release on Dronarivm. Amazing work. Very similar in spirit to his previous release on Archives: Soft ambient melodies and loops, with glitched out textures and flourishes. I love all the little details in this; true sonic candy.
https://dronarivm.bandcamp.com/album/for-the-summer-or-forever

I think you'd also like Microstoria. Check out SND and Init Ding. It was a duo of Markus Popp from Oval and Jan St. Werner from Mouse On Mars.
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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #5627 on: May 23, 2018, 09:30:12 PM »


from the lovely CSM label

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #5628 on: May 24, 2018, 06:41:27 PM »
Hotel Neon - Means of Knowing
This group is interesting. Technically, I don't sense that they're doing anything innovative; most of the sounds are guitar based, with a surprising amount of distortion. But somehow they manage to pull of really interesting soundscapes that are nearly impossible to mistake as anything other than Hotel Neon. This latest release is a double CDr from Spain's Archives label.
https://archivesdubmusic.bandcamp.com/album/means-of-knowing

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #5629 on: May 26, 2018, 02:43:29 PM »

I think you'd also like Microstoria. Check out SND and Init Ding. It was a duo of Markus Popp from Oval and Jan St. Werner from Mouse On Mars.
 

I might be one of the biggest Microtoria and early Mouse on Mars fans on the planet.  MoM has produced a lot of works that do not appeal to me at all.  My favs of the two are: 

Microstoria:  Init Ding, SnD, Model Three Step Two and Reprovisers. 

MoM:  Instrumentals, Glam, Autodikaker, Niun Niggung 

Microstoria is Ambient / Avant Garde / Experimental electronics.  SnD is the most Ambient of the bunch. 

The MoM albums mentioned here are Ambient techno / glitch / IDM.

All the albums mentioned exhibit interesting sonic characteristics that very few artists have successfully emulated.  Some of the Microstoria content appears to be influenced by the early Avant Garde electronic pioneers from 1950-1970.   
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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #5630 on: May 26, 2018, 07:33:29 PM »
Autoditaker is great but I have to be in the right mood for it.

Hotel Neon - Means of Knowing
This group is interesting. Technically, I don't sense that they're doing anything innovative; most of the sounds are guitar based, with a surprising amount of distortion. But somehow they manage to pull of really interesting soundscapes that are nearly impossible to mistake as anything other than Hotel Neon. This latest release is a double CDr from Spain's Archives label.
https://archivesdubmusic.bandcamp.com/album/means-of-knowing

ARCHIVES is awesome.
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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #5631 on: May 30, 2018, 07:16:37 AM »
I'm listening to Microstoria's SnD via the youtube footage linked on Discogs. It is interesting. Sometimes I'm amazed that there are these pockets of music from over 20 years ago (!!!) that are still new to me. The world is such a big place.

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #5632 on: May 30, 2018, 03:26:23 PM »
I'm listening to Microstoria's SnD via the youtube footage linked on Discogs. It is interesting. Sometimes I'm amazed that there are these pockets of music from over 20 years ago (!!!) that are still new to me. The world is such a big place.

Chances are a better stream can be sourced directly from Thrill Jockey Records.  They are mostly a semi-popular Indie Rock label, but somehow scored the obscure MoM and Microstoria at their apex.  SnD is one of my favs that really shines with some careful remastering.  The original has some extreme bass notes and the high end has muted content that deserves to shine. 

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #5633 on: June 02, 2018, 02:59:53 AM »
Max Corbacho - Nocturnes II
This is fantastic. Max has always been super-talented, but I feel like he's finally found his own  unique voice in the last few releases. The opening and closing tracks of this album are worth the price of admission alone.
https://maxcorbacho.bandcamp.com/album/nocturnes-ii

Thanks for the tip.  I've become quite a fan of Max. He's obviously inspired by Steve Roach but has become pretty much as good in his own right. The harmony in some of his soundworlds is absolutely gorgeous. My favorite album so far is Splendid Labyrinths, especially The Flowing Path and Wonderheart.

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #5634 on: June 02, 2018, 07:50:53 AM »
Eternell - Elysia
New ethereal ambient from Ludvig Cimbrelius/Purl. A perfect soundtrack for drifting through clouds. This has been on repeat day and night.
http://eternell.net/album/elysia

Gas - Rausch
This is okay. Some of the reviews I've read make it sound like the best of the batch. I enjoyed it, but it had the ironic effect of making me want to listen to some of the older Gas releases instead rather than re-spinning Rasuch in particular. I think there is too much dissonance and not enough mystery in this release.
https://kompakt-gas.bandcamp.com/album/rausch

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #5635 on: June 02, 2018, 12:51:43 PM »
Foghorn / The Afterglow by Mount Shrine

https://mtshrine.bandcamp.com/album/foghorn-the-afterglow

meditative, beautiful, sublime

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #5636 on: June 02, 2018, 05:18:42 PM »
Yes indeed, that's a really fine album, Jana.
Now listening to Forbidden Temple ... also very good.
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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #5637 on: June 03, 2018, 12:11:50 PM »
Foghorn / The Afterglow by Mount Shrine

https://mtshrine.bandcamp.com/album/foghorn-the-afterglow

meditative, beautiful, sublime

Thanks for sharing this. I just downloaded it.
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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #5638 on: June 03, 2018, 04:04:36 PM »
Vidna Obmana - Live At Deep Listenings, Italy July 8th 1997

https://vidnaobmana.bandcamp.com/album/live-at-deep-listenings-italy-july-8th-1997

So this dropped in May and it's a brilliant performance from 1997. It was performed live at Oophoi's place and is dedicated to him.

I'm sad that Dirk Serries is going to stop making ambient music. Apparently, Epitaph is supposed to be a farewell to that style for the time being.
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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #5639 on: June 04, 2018, 12:52:55 AM »
I was just listening to Roach and Obmana's Live Archive album yesterday. 8) 8)