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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #5840 on: November 03, 2021, 11:59:25 AM »
Samual Barber :: Adagio for Strings

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

I think it is "just" one of many.
For example, here's a piece that is more or less similar in sound and profoundly moving as well, the Adagietto from Mahler's 5th symphony.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Les39aIKbzE
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« Reply #5841 on: November 07, 2021, 02:56:30 AM »
I'm a big fan of good symphonic orchestration and I love strings more than anything. All the pieces here are exceptionally beautiful. Mahler was a great admirer of Wagner throughout his life. I myself am a great admirer of Wagner. He created melodies that are not of this world. And he has the most unique layers of sound that I know. His stereo image of the strings is extraordinary and you experience the sound floating up in space. I have seen three Wagner operas so far (Tannhäuser, Parsifal, and yesterday Tristan & Isolde). You have to like Wagner. But those who like it will love his music forever.

https://youtu.be/Bz4GOUYq1uY
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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #5842 on: November 08, 2021, 07:14:42 AM »
Samual Barber :: Adagio for Strings

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

I think it is "just" one of many
For example, here's a piece that is more or less similar in sound and profoundly moving as well, the Adagietto from Mahler's 5th symphony.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Les39aIKbzE

Definitely.....just one of many which this is profoundly beautiful!  I first heard this Mahler Adagietto used as a film score for  "Death in Venice".  When I saw the film I don't know it was Mahler, though looking back now the lead character appears like Mahler. 
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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #5843 on: November 16, 2021, 02:28:49 PM »
Greetings folk.

The first download I bought after joining this forum has now been released on a glass mastered CD if anyone is interested.



Circular Ruins and Mystified - Fantastic Journey  Strange, ambient weirdness of gargantuan proportions. On Cold Spring bandcamp and Data Obscura obviously. Great to have it on a silver disc.

https://coldspring.bandcamp.com/album/fantastic-journey-csr298cd


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« Reply #5844 on: November 19, 2021, 01:56:57 PM »
I'm a big fan of good symphonic orchestration and I love strings more than anything. All the pieces here are exceptionally beautiful. Mahler was a great admirer of Wagner throughout his life. I myself am a great admirer of Wagner. He created melodies that are not of this world. And he has the most unique layers of sound that I know. His stereo image of the strings is extraordinary and you experience the sound floating up in space. I have seen three Wagner operas so far (Tannhäuser, Parsifal, and yesterday Tristan & Isolde). You have to like Wagner. But those who like it will love his music forever.

https://youtu.be/Bz4GOUYq1uY

The Liebestod at the end of Tristan und Isolde is one of my very favorite pieces of music. So extraordinary and profound.
I can imagine it is even more powerful after listening to the entire opera. I just haven't got around to it yet. 4 hours (?) seems a bit much. Maybe, some day. :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YjMwDbFng_g
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« Reply #5845 on: November 20, 2021, 02:25:18 AM »
The Liebestod at the end of Tristan und Isolde is one of my very favorite pieces of music. So extraordinary and profound.
I can imagine it is even more powerful after listening to the entire opera. I just haven't got around to it yet. 4 hours (?) seems a bit much. Maybe, some day. :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YjMwDbFng_g

After 4 hours of the Tristan & Isolde opera you are released from the foundations of your feelings. You live, you breathe and you are this music and these characters. There are three acts with 30 minutes break between them. After the second act you forget the world around you. After the third act you want even more. Perhaps the most beautiful opera by Wagner with ravishing arias and lyrics.

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #5846 on: November 21, 2021, 06:21:48 AM »



Arovane : Reihen
I have enjoyed Arovane's music such as Lilies & Tides from around 2000, wonderful electronica but now he has this new release on 12k.

https://12kmusic.bandcamp.com/album/reihen





Hammock : Elsewhere
From shoe gazing to modern classical to this beautiful guitar driven ambient.

https://hammock.bandcamp.com/album/elsewhere




Noveller : Arrow
I was browsing Steve Roach's Bandcamp site and saw this at the bottom of his new cd page with Michael Streans....."if you like this you may...."  Rarely see portraits used for ambient inspired music.  She currently plays guitar in the Iggy Pop band.

https://noveller.bandcamp.com/album/arrow
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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #5847 on: January 01, 2022, 01:35:28 PM »
Started the New Year with this......

The Comet is Coming : Summon the Fire......https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G55GspnNkBo

Happy New Year!
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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #5848 on: January 02, 2022, 06:01:33 AM »
Happy new year Julio :)

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #5849 on: January 02, 2022, 11:13:06 AM »
Happy new year, all!

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #5850 on: January 03, 2022, 04:26:16 AM »
Happy new year all - hopefully a better one...

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #5851 on: January 05, 2022, 02:21:26 PM »


This is one of my favorite albums - Dissolution by Mathias Grassow...I've had it for years and listen to it regularly.
When I first heard it, it was like listening to a massive deep wall of sound. full of texture, shadow and light.
Every time I change my hi-fi it is as if the sun has come out and I can hear more detail, more shape and movement - the sounds clearer.

Highly recommended.


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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #5852 on: January 29, 2022, 05:09:09 PM »


Pjusk has for me been a music with more of an emphasis on electronica and less on the field recording and true ambient sounds and noise that I love about 12K. There is balance in the music that does not lack the raw complexity of 12K recordings but has a softer smoothness of layered melody of perhaps traditional ambient. It is a special release that is on pre-order. My Cd arrives mid February.

https://o.ello.co/https://pjusk.bandcamp.com/album/salt-og-vind
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« Reply #5853 on: January 30, 2022, 08:13:15 AM »
Ooh, I need to check that out. The early Pjusk releases on 12k were some of my favorites.

I've had a few things spinning around here lately:

Nala Sinephro - Space-18
I don't know how to describe this really; it is super interesting, though. Harp, jazz, and modular synths?
https://nalasinephro.bandcamp.com/album/space-18

Eternell - Mira
I love everything Ludvig makes, but this is special. Very blissed out landscapes.
https://eternell.net/album/mira

Emilía - Layover
Beautiful, long-form drones
https://rottenmaneditions.bandcamp.com/album/layover

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #5854 on: April 23, 2022, 05:48:58 AM »
Slightly off topic...just noticed that Hypnos is no longer able to sell to UK due to VAT changes - I suspect due to bloody Brexit.


   

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #5855 on: April 24, 2022, 11:24:55 AM »
Jacob Newman - Ephemeralis Algorithmica
Fun new release. Super creative artist.
https://jacobnewman.bandcamp.com/album/ephemeralis-algorithmica-2