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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4400 on: October 11, 2014, 06:06:00 AM »
A Winged Victory For The Sullen - Atomos  -  f-ing awesome!
36 - Dream Tempest
Bill Frisell - Guitar in the Space Age

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4401 on: October 12, 2014, 10:07:28 AM »
Siavash Amini - What Wind Whispered To The Trees
Bandcamp: https://futuresequence.bandcamp.com/album/what-wind-whispered-to-the-trees

How To Disappear Completely - Somnia
Bandcamp: https://htdc.bandcamp.com/album/somnia

Ben Lukas Boysen - Gravity
Bandcamp: https://adnoiseam.bandcamp.com/album/gravity

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4402 on: October 12, 2014, 12:41:54 PM »


OM Gethsemane (w/lyrics)


OM Gethsemane

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4403 on: October 12, 2014, 01:16:44 PM »
Reachy Prints by Plaid (cheers Julio !)

Four great tracks and the others more of a mixed bag, but still very cleverly done.

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4404 on: October 12, 2014, 01:57:52 PM »
Perpetual!  Great title for a long-form ambient work.  ;)

Just picked up last night:

Harold Budd- Jane 12-21. Now I'm to the point where I don't always buy Harold's stuff right away as he seems very hit and miss in the quality department.  This follow-up to "Jane 1-11" appeared in my local record store and I actually didn't buy it last time, but last night I took the plunge.   Really glad I did, this is superior to the first installment (which I liked) and dare I say, some of his best (solo) work in years.  He touches on many different styles on this record, from the icy reverbed/echoed piano, to acoustic piano, to drony/abstract synths, etc.  This album reminds me why I was so obsessed with his music upon first discovering it in the 80's.  One comment about the packaging and the Darla Records label putting his stuff out.  It seems Darla likes to package/release music without the consumer in mind.  Darla released Jane 1-11 by itself, then reissued it in another version with a DVD, then released Jane 12-21 by itself.  The Jane project could have easily been issued as a two-disc set.  Even edited, as both discs are relatively short on playing time.  Darla also released Before the Night Falls/After the Day Breaks as two separate discs some years ago, and each disc was so short that with minimal editing it could have been one disc.  This is the kind of stuff the major labels will do to "increase revenue."  I'm sure they could argue it's all for artistic reasons, and that's fine, but it just seems excessive to have to shell out close to $30 for a domestic release that is basically one CD worth of music.  Also, the packaging for Jane 12-21 is extremely sparse--just a thin slipcase (not even a digipak) with the exact same cover graphics.  I don't know, it just feels like you're having to pay $14 for a "bonus disc" or something that should have been included on the first release.  Now that my grumbling is over…..most important thing THIS IS A GREAT DISC.  HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!  :)   

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4405 on: October 12, 2014, 11:52:25 PM »
Mozart - soundtrack to Amadeus
Oophoi - Dreams
Klaus Schulze - Klangart 2

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4406 on: October 13, 2014, 04:24:59 PM »
Been enjoying a more electronic & techno flavor recently.......Underworld, specifically Born Slippy which for me has the quintessential anthem chord sequence. Love it!

Underworld - Born.Slippy (Official video) on Vimeo


This live performance is much better than the studio/Trainspotter film track version.... YMMV
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OIVA_GSNRrE


And before they were Underworld.....Freur  8)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s0uxnnzY-n0

PS Youtube pisses me off for locking everything.....but then things are not so instant access, no work, no discovery ::)

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4407 on: October 13, 2014, 09:15:18 PM »
Doot Doot!

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4408 on: October 14, 2014, 06:23:07 PM »
Enjoying the Quiet Friends compilation--the Steve Roach tribute

https://freefloatingmusic.bandcamp.com/album/quiet-friends-a-30th-anniversary-tribute-to-steve-roachs-structures-from-silence

Also got blissed out listening to Landscape in Obscurity (Vidna Obmana) on repeat earlier today.
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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4409 on: October 15, 2014, 11:17:07 AM »
The two new Carpe Sonum releases have arrived here....

       

Bubble - OI ..................Krystian Shek - Sometimes Not.

The Bubble is a really beautiful, dreamy, drifting ambient album. The Shek is a mixture of styles but mainly ambient and is very, very FAX like indeed. Both are superb and can be found on the Carpe Sonum bandcamp page.

The quality of the music and artwork coming from this label is fantastic.
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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4410 on: October 16, 2014, 06:36:27 PM »
Porya Hatami - Vari
This is a collection of various tracks that have appeared on various compilations. They hang together nicely. Glitchy, acoustic ambiance and drones. Name your price and digital only at https://poryahatami.bandcamp.com/album/vari

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4411 on: October 17, 2014, 03:18:23 PM »

The Sleepover Series, Volume Two by Hammock-Just as the title says.I drifted off and fell asleep.Volume One is excellent as well.This is more in the Stars of the Lid drift.Other music by Hammock is post rock-ambient.Perfect walking alone music. On Bandcamp.

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4412 on: October 18, 2014, 12:31:29 PM »
Ralph Vaughan Williams - Tallis Fantasia (1910)

Absolutely marvelous piece of music for string orchestra.
Recorded in Gloucester Cathedral, gives it a nice atmospheric touch.
If you don't know it then now is the time to listen.

Vaughan Williams - Tallis Fantasy {One of the best performances ever}



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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4413 on: October 18, 2014, 08:44:47 PM »
jdh -- I gave the Sleepover Series a listen. Great stuff! I might have to order that.

Boris Lelong - Perdide
Lush, tropical-sounding environmental atmospheres with slow moving and light ambient textures interspersed. Took me a few listens to really get into it, but now I'm mesmerized by it and have been returning to the album over and over again. Digital only.
Buy/Stream: https://borislelong.bandcamp.com/album/perdide

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4414 on: October 19, 2014, 05:19:33 AM »
Ralph Vaughan Williams - Tallis Fantasia (1910)
Gorgeous performance. The unhurried playing, which I love, brings such gravitas to the piece. The version I've listened to for years is 1:30 shorter than this. I think I'll have to hunt for this one on CD.
Mike Carss -- Altus : aural journeys for the mind's eye
www.altusmusic.ca

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4415 on: October 20, 2014, 04:46:08 PM »
I just saw this but here is the link-live A Winged Victory for the Sullen in London playing now.It may be re-broadcast.
http://boilerroom.tv/session/a-winged-victory-for-the-sullen/
Stunning is the only word.

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4416 on: October 20, 2014, 06:52:01 PM »
Further to the above.If you go to the link and click on it and the concert is over then go to the You Tube channel for Boiler Room,seems to be playing on a loop.

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4417 on: Yesterday at 07:29:28 PM »
The Humble Bee - Instruction Booklet N. 1232
Audio memorabilia as seen through the lens of tape loops, vinyl pops, and tape hiss.
Buy/Listen: https://dauw.bandcamp.com/album/instruction-booklet-n-1232

Also been listening to some miscellaneous audio scraps by Thomas Köner that he released recently on Bandcamp. These appear to be processed field recordings that were used for the La Barca album in 2009. Some of these are excellent (e.g., https://thomaskoner.bandcamp.com/album/dalmatinska-beograd) (BTW, if anyone is looking to sell their La Barca CD, I'll pay 30 USD for it.)

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4418 on: Yesterday at 09:19:46 PM »
Future Sound of London--Environment Five.  This is the first all new Fsol recording since Dead Cities in 1996.  Some of the most beautiful music they have recorded.  Amazing album!!!

Thank you!  Maybe a good candidate for best albums of the year?  I'm liking the overall production and flow of the album- it's neat how there are so many different styles peppered in, from world fusion to a little jazz, to vintage EM and ambient, and it all feels like it fits well together.