Currently listening, part 1

Started by mgriffin, December 06, 2007, 02:02:28 PM

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Seren




Not heard this for years - CD was on ebay for £3.04.
   Sounds great on new hifi - textures sound amazing.
Recorded in 1971....
   

Seren

Currently saving up for a new amp so not buying much new music.
   So exploring my collection in a different way - listening to different artists music in release order.
Currently working through Micheal Stearns - Sustaining Cylinders, Baraka, Planetary Unfolding and Sacred Site...
Also Light in the Trees - from the Amplexus 3"CD releases

Castleview

Sustaining Cylinders is underrated IMO. It might be the best of his pre-Planetary Unfolding stuff.

Antdude

Rymo - Kinetic

I got to see them perform live last Saturday (Live music! With an audience!) at the Ritz Theater in Encinitas and it was a terrific show. Also an excellent fusion album.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nMwj_QGEql4&ab_channel=RyMo

Frank Zappa - Zappa in New York
The 5-cd extravaganza, I'm still wading through it, but the sound quality is amazing, the performances are vintage Zappa and the band is top-notch. I'm just waiting on the release of the Last US Show '88 compilation next month. The Zappa Family Trust has at least 2 more releases planned for 2021, so it's a good year to be a FZ fan.
There is no spoon. Which sucks because I have a pudding cup.

Seren

Quote from: Castleview on May 30, 2021, 06:26:01 AM
Sustaining Cylinders is underrated IMO. It might be the best of his pre-Planetary Unfolding stuff.

I really enjoyed listening to the album, especially the subtle manipulations of the ocean sounds.

Castleview

synkrotron - DRONE

This is a great longform piece that I found on Ambient Online. One of the users there made it.

https://synkrotron.bandcamp.com/album/drone

Seren

#5826
Been listening to all sorts of stuff recently:
Lygeti - Requiem
Charles Mingus - Live in Carnegie hall
Eva Cassidy - Nightbird
The Gloaming - 3 albums
Roach and Unis - Body Electric
Roach - A Deeper Silence
Obmana and Die - Echo passage
Rhiannon Giddens - They're Calling me Home
Klaus Schulze - Cyborg, Moondawn and Body Love 1
George Michael - Older
Carolyn Hillyer - Weaving the Land
Nigel Shaw - Requiem: Well of Souls
plus a whole schlew of stuff picked up by perusing charity shops - Katie Melua, Alison krauss, Dvorak.....
   The shops have loads of stuff to wade through, but if i buy 4 for £1 and only like 1 or 2 it's a great bargain - those not liked go back to the shops.

one of my favourite tracks to play (often first on the CD player) when home from work is Ladysmith Black Mambazo - Inkanyezi Nezazi. Stunning song

SourceCodeX

Sunshine Ambient, Vol. 1 by Ambient Ashera on Spotify -- https://open.spotify.com/album/7nVySGebDywdR0svvSQEOV?si=o7pAAqmfQXeAyn1b_Ai57w&dl_branch=1

Current? music by the elusive and aloof Anthony Wright . . .

Seren

amongst others, recently,
Shostakovich's 8th Symphony - lots of dynamic changes, some very quiet passages followed by very loud parts.
Grace Williams - sea sketches - welsh composer, heard on radio while driving to work and bought it.
Steeleye Span - Wintersmith (terry pratchett link up)
Klaus Schulze - X, Moondawn and Bodylove Vol 1
Myrkur - Mausoleam
Skald - Viking Chants
Alan Stivell - Renaissance of the celtic harp
Tindersticks - 2nd album
Sam Gopal - Escalator (Lemmy's first album, psychedelic rock where he sings of love and spirit....)

chris23


Julio Di Benedetto

Michael Begg & Roedelius : Two Gather in the Waiting Room

When Hans Joachim Roedelius collaborates something magic happens!

https://omnempathy.bandcamp.com/album/two-gather-in-the-waiting-room
"Life is one big road, with lots of signs, so when you ride to the Roots, do not complicate your mind, ... "  Bob Marley

http://digitalvoices.bandcamp.com/

Seren



Been listening to this today, again.
If you made a venn diagram of electronic, orchestral, soundtrack, house, experimental, industrial, ambient, sequencer and music concrete it would sit in the centre - not specifically or even mainly one of them but somehow all of them.
   Its a really good speaker work out too...

In the liner notes it describes how, due to the nature of the film, they needed some things forwards as well as backwards....for the soundtrack the orchestra members received scores that were rewritten in reverse, including all timings, notations and instructions.
   This was then used at times for the 'reverse' sections of the film as well as being reversed and used for the 'forward' sections.

Similarly the main actor had to learn the same fight sequences in 4 'modes' - as he was fighting himself he had to learn himself forwards and backwards as well as his reversed state forwards and backwards.....

Julio Di Benedetto

David Sylvian : Approaching Silence



I have had this spinning in my car for the last few weeks.....Such a spans form Angelic to Robert Fripp distortion.   
"Life is one big road, with lots of signs, so when you ride to the Roots, do not complicate your mind, ... "  Bob Marley

http://digitalvoices.bandcamp.com/

chris23


Julio Di Benedetto



I have seen the name Eluvium around but never connect until yesterday when I got this cd from Bandcamp.  Very special guitar drones and ambiences from 2005......https://eluvium.bandcamp.com/album/talk-amongst-the-trees
"Life is one big road, with lots of signs, so when you ride to the Roots, do not complicate your mind, ... "  Bob Marley

http://digitalvoices.bandcamp.com/

chris23

Abraço de Vapor - Nocturn I​-​V
Blissed out ambience, with the occasional 200 BPM jungle-like moments. 
https://eternell.net/album/nocturn-i-v

Julio Di Benedetto



Samual Barber :: Adagio for Strings

Possibly the most beautiful 8 + minutes of music ever written?.....https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N3MHeNt6Yjs



"Life is one big road, with lots of signs, so when you ride to the Roots, do not complicate your mind, ... "  Bob Marley

http://digitalvoices.bandcamp.com/

phobos

It is a beautiful piece of music, such emotion.
And here is another
https://youtu.be/XMbvcp480Y4
http://soundcloud.com/phobos-2
http://phobos.bandcamp.com/
http://phobosdrones.wixsite.com/phobos
"A painter paints pictures on canvas. But musicians paint their pictures on silence."Leopold Stokowski

Julio Di Benedetto

Quote from: phobos on October 24, 2021, 01:38:52 PM
It is a beautiful piece of music, such emotion.
And here is another
https://youtu.be/XMbvcp480Y4

Indeed.....Albinoni's Adagio is exquisite. 
"Life is one big road, with lots of signs, so when you ride to the Roots, do not complicate your mind, ... "  Bob Marley

http://digitalvoices.bandcamp.com/

dreamin4ever

The long awaited reunion of Steve Roach & Michael Stearn's Beyond Earth & Sky.