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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #680 on: August 04, 2008, 09:37:29 AM »
apropos of ... today listenings:

Steve Roach & Vidna Obmana - Well of Souls
Steve Roach - A Deeper Silence
Alio Die & Zeit - Raag Drone Theory
Solyaris  - Ascension and Revelation (sorry .. I have the bad habit to resliste my music too :) )

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #681 on: August 04, 2008, 07:03:50 PM »
Allan,

Thanks for the link to the mixes, some good stuff there.

NP - David Byrne & Brian Eno - Strange Overtones - the first song from their upcoming album.  A nice track, maybe too nice?  Definitely not Bush of Ghosts territory.  Just a pretty straight forward pop tune.

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« Reply #682 on: August 04, 2008, 07:52:31 PM »
Steve Roach - Landmass

The Winterhouse - Slow Promises

Both extraordinarily listenable..!

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« Reply #683 on: August 05, 2008, 07:07:17 AM »
- Podcast Quiet Sounds Episode 19: Moss Dance ( http://www.asphalteden.com )
- Mathias Grassow & Klaus Wiese - Gothic Passage
- Steve Roach - World's edge
- Steve Roach & Vidna Obmana - Well of Souls
- Robert Fripp - God Save the Queen

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #684 on: August 05, 2008, 01:36:09 PM »
Hawkwind.....Space Ritual Double Live Album from 1973.....Headphones.

Finally realized that headphones are the way for this album. A total epic journey into space! Just trying to get a handle on all the strange sounds is a passtime in itself. I hear something new each time. I hear brief passages of ambient weirdness that are as (or more) mind-blowingly intricate and delightfully expressive than anything that has been achieved by ambient/electro arists in the intervening years.

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #685 on: August 05, 2008, 02:31:49 PM »
European guys & girls mellow sampling-lyfestyle:

Colleen - Les Ondes Silencieuses
Marsen Jules - Golden
Marsen Jules - Les fleurs


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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #686 on: August 05, 2008, 09:18:27 PM »
David Tagg - Waist Deep Seas Of Milk
cowboy junkies - trinity revisited
Whitley - The Submarine

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #687 on: August 06, 2008, 06:03:44 AM »
np:

vidna obmana - the surreal sanctuary

yesterday:

jonathan hughes - circumflex
m griffin - fabrications
steve brand - bridge to nowhere
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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #688 on: August 06, 2008, 11:07:25 PM »
VA - Haruomi Hosono Strange Song Book (Tribute to Haruomi Hosono 2) (An interesting compilation of artists doing cover versions of Hosono's songs and a couple of instrumentals; Fennesz and Sakamoto cover a mid-80s instrumental tune; my favorite is a cover of Pleiocene with gamelan)
Brand X - Xcommunication (a early 90s fusion power trio release with John Goodsall and Percy Jones that isn't half bad, cheesy cover notwithstanding)

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« Reply #689 on: August 09, 2008, 02:16:19 PM »

New offthesky material - free download on rope swing cities: http://ropeswingcities.com/?p=126

Sounding quite intriguing - no guitar evident... noticed a trace of piano among the digital manipulations and field recording infusions. Pretty much acousmatic. May interest more questing Forum-ites.




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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #690 on: August 09, 2008, 08:10:36 PM »
Alan,

Than ks for the heads up on the OffTheSky.  I have most of Jason's stuff so I am always up for more.  Thanks.

NP - Segue - A Glass Darkly [resting bell 2008]

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #691 on: August 10, 2008, 01:51:02 PM »

- Philipp Weigl: Land and Water

New release on Magnatune.
Its GREAT ... if you like Weigl's style of sullen rhythmic electronica and almost spoken vocals.

Have a listen to the whole thing here: http://magnatune.com/artists/albums/weigl-landwater
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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #692 on: August 10, 2008, 03:10:32 PM »

New offthesky material - free download on rope swing cities: http://ropeswingcities.com/?p=126

Sounding quite intriguing - no guitar evident... noticed a trace of piano among the digital manipulations and field recording infusions. Pretty much acousmatic. May interest more questing Forum-ites.



Wonderful download! I love the slow pace, the lightness, the airiness. -But then again I've been enjoying the "lighter and airier" stuff lately, such as:

Various Artists- Perceived Distances
Jonathan Hughes- Circumflex
Kwook- Skywave
The Circular Ruins- Falling Into The Sky, A Treatise On Navigation
Nunc Stans- The Palm At The End Of The Mind

...and Igneous Flame/Achromus- Halo ...which is dark and airy.









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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #693 on: August 10, 2008, 05:58:51 PM »
Thanks, Joe  :)

And good to see you picking up the Kwook  -- its a mighty fine thing.
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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #694 on: August 11, 2008, 06:45:48 AM »
recent purchases... not absorbed yet:

eno / byrne - my life in the bush of ghosts
eno - another green world
thievery corporation - mirror conspiracy

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #695 on: August 11, 2008, 12:00:58 PM »

- Off The Sky: Subtle Trees

Yep, this is yet another excellent free release by Jason.
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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #696 on: August 11, 2008, 09:03:38 PM »
Randy Newman - Harps and Angels (a return to form like his 'Good Old Boys' period; am very jazzed that he will be performing in SF this fall)
Milieu & Quosp - Grassland Melodies (very nice split netrelease in an ambient vein that fell under my radar)

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« Reply #697 on: August 11, 2008, 11:03:18 PM »

Milieu & Quosp - Grassland Melodies (very nice split netrelease in an ambient vein that fell under my radar)



Nice one, Forrest. I hadn't heard about this (free netlabel) release, and as I discovered Quosp last year when reviewing a bunch of releases on u-cover, I'm happy to find more. Milieu has had more than his fair share of exposure, but Quosp deserves to be more widely known. So here's what a certain person wrote about his u-cover release at the beginning of the year:

"Quosp is the chosen moniker of callow Colin Kay, and his Soundscapes I is a precocious set of ambient celestiality replete with enough dream device to put stars on your lid. The disc assembles selections from previous digi-EPs together with four previously unreleased tracks. In places it patches into the synth-mediated sub-orchestrality of Eno’s more harmonically resolved ambient pieces. In fact, parts sound more like the drawers of the later appropriators of the legacy of Blessed Brian’s spatial ambient being rummaged through. The beauteous “Bistre”, for example, could be a more mellifluous Milieu meeting a less careworn Basinski channeling one of Aphex’s sweeter SAWs. A thrumming fog of stringswell streams through the shadowier “Blue”, resembling more up-to-date post-orchestral touchstones, Celer, colluding with Prince of Kompakt Pop Ambient, Markus Guentner. “Beechwood”, meanwhile, is steeped in the same spirit of slowcore sacral minimalism by now the referential preserve of Stars of the Lid, while “Aqua” and “Night Coast” hover around a Discreet Music zone at the edges of Another Green World. A wholly successful assemblage."(from http://www.ei-mag.com/profile0014.php)




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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #698 on: August 12, 2008, 12:00:33 AM »
Talkingmakesnosense - Cloudcroft Mirror
got my 7" yesterday .... really good one ... and the packaging + the wax
is professional as hell .... recommended to all ambient guitar fans

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« Reply #699 on: August 12, 2008, 07:42:06 PM »
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