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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4740 on: August 11, 2015, 08:56:11 PM »
Really loving these new Jacob Newman and Underwood/Newman releases on Bandcamp:

 https://gapfield.bandcamp.com/album/music-for-scattered-light
 https://jacobnewman.bandcamp.com/album/quanta-flora

Beautiful, percolating sounds and textures. Plus, you can't beat their low, low prices.

Yeah, they've been on a role this year. Transitions was great too, even though that was with Darwin Raymond instead of Underwood.
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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4741 on: August 12, 2015, 12:45:08 AM »
Hawkwind - Warrior on the Edge of Time

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4742 on: August 13, 2015, 08:55:50 PM »
Andrew Forrest - One: Source Quartet, Vol. 1
Decided to check this out after reading Bert's recommendations here: http://www.hypnos.com/smf/index.php?topic=8192.0 . This is some really beautiful work; ethereal and drifting, with crisp electronics. The second track is a bit too day spa for me, but the other tracks are outstanding. A bit of an Alpha Wave Movement vibe here. Digital only.

Jordan De La Sierra - Gymnosphere: Song of the Rose
This is a CD reissue of a double album that came out in the 70's with which I wasn't familiar.  Four long-form tracks featuring prepared pianos, lots of repetition, morphing, and an atmosphere that is somewhere between Budd and the mystical. The physical reissue, by the way, is lovely: detailed and lengthy inserts with an incredible slipcase.
Preview/Advert: https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=52&v=iGjmGBtYZl8

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4743 on: August 15, 2015, 08:38:39 PM »
Terry Riley - Descending Moonshine Dervishes

Not really ambient but great music.
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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4744 on: August 16, 2015, 07:21:50 AM »
fresh

glo | somn & dream
kave | the language of stones
aphotic apathy | the elders
time being | a place to belong
megatron omega | gnosis dei
skadi | love and sorrow
robert douglas | snowfall
simon wilkinson | nebula drift
kammerheit | the nest


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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4745 on: August 16, 2015, 12:42:52 PM »
Recently-
Kave - Dismal Radiance
Kave - Ominousium
Kammarheit - The Nest
Kammarheit - Unearthed 6CD Box Set
Yen Pox - Between The Horizon and the Abyss
Michael Meara - Nocturnal Panorama
Subheim - Approach
Desiderii Marginis - Procession
Blood Box - Funeral in an Empty Room
Cities Last Broadcast - The Cancelled Earth
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http://phobos-ambient.moonfruit.com/
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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4746 on: August 16, 2015, 03:18:10 PM »
Spheredelic: V.A.Edgar Froese – Special Tribute vol. 1 & 2 -  nice compilation in honor of Edgar Froese and it's free!
http://www.spheredelic.com/en/music/v-a-edgar-froese-special-tribute-vol-1-sd-040-detail.html
http://www.spheredelic.com/en/music/v-a-edgar-froese-special-tribute-vol-2-sd-041-detail.html

Moesko - Stealthy Fading  -  nothing ground breaking here, just good ambient music.  I recently used a couple cuts on a mix of music for the Perseid meteor shower.
https://petermoesko.bandcamp.com/album/stealthy-fading

moon ate the dark - moon ate the dark ii  - solo piano with a bit of electronics.  Nice.
https://moonatethedark.bandcamp.com/album/moon-ate-the-dark-ii

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4747 on: August 17, 2015, 01:08:56 AM »
Lycia--A line that Connects.  This followup to their 2013 comeback album Quiet Moments really delivers.  A much stronger effort, both musically and production wise.  David Galas returns as well.  No complaints here.

Roger Waters--Amused to Death (2015).  1992 masterpiece just got remastered plus remixed, so some of it is quite a bit different than the original version.  This came out when Nirvana and Smashing Pumpkins were huge, so it got somewhat overlooked.  Angry, cynical, humorous, sad, and powerful sum up this concept album.  23 years later, the message has even more meaning thanks to humans latest obsessive amusement-- cell phones and other devices.

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4748 on: August 17, 2015, 10:35:03 PM »
Zoviet France - Just An Illusion (a great tribal ambient release I wish I had picked up sooner)

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4749 on: August 20, 2015, 04:17:28 PM »
Two latest ...txt CD's in heavy rotation:

Autumn of Communion--AOC 6.  Another thing of flowing, deep heavenly beauty.  The last in the series.  100 official CDs made.  Probably sold out by now.

S.E.T.I.-- The Data Logs of Astro Mirmex.  This is Andrew Lagowski's SET I, not the one from the 90s.  Much less dark than his previous work, this is quite cinematic and soundtrack like space ambient.  May take awhile to  really connect with.  150 pressed CDs made.

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4750 on: August 20, 2015, 06:05:22 PM »
Terry Riley :: A Rainbow In Curved Air
Mum :: Yesterday Was Dramatic - Today is OK
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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4751 on: August 22, 2015, 08:09:00 AM »
Question for those of you with AoC6: Is it mostly a remix of older tracks? (The first track sounds like a reprise of the first track from AoC1.) Regardless, it sounds nice. I'll have to pick up the digital at some point; it does look sold out from the sources I normally scout.

Sinepearl - Through Water She Spoke  + The Dance of Affinity
Excellent psychedelic ambient from Björn Ekegren in Sweden. The first of these releases really shines: drifting electronic ambient soundscapes with some really clever experimentation with sequencing. The latter was released originally on the Ishq Virtual label and is now OOP, but available digitally on Bandcamp. It is my least favorite of the two, but nonetheless reveals some really creative ways of using sounds. If you're a Hillier fan, you'll love this stuff.

Digital: Name Your Price
https://sinepearl.bandcamp.com/album/through-water-she-spoke
https://sinepearl.bandcamp.com/album/the-dance-of-affinity

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4752 on: August 24, 2015, 12:44:04 PM »
AoC 6 doesn't sound like a remix to me, although in parts you can hear bits of the original album.

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4753 on: August 27, 2015, 06:12:14 PM »
Jacob Newman & Devin Underwood - Sending the Past
Excellent new release from Carpe Sonum. This is classic drifting ambient, with lots of experimental flourishes. Despite having a traditional feel to it, this duo has a few signature moves that makes their sound distinctive. Love this.
Buy/Listen: https://carpesonum.bandcamp.com/album/sending-the-past (Note: CD delayed a bit, but digital is available now.)

Motionfield - Luftrum
Another recent Carpe Sonum release. Well paced ambient washes and sequences, punctuated with the occasional layer of beats. Some of the tracks get a bit monotonous, but the overall diversity across the album is perfect.
Buy/Listen: https://carpesonum.bandcamp.com/album/luftrum

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« Reply #4754 on: Yesterday at 03:00:22 PM »
Finally back online after a house move. Almost 2 months for British Telecom to sort out my phonel ine and broadband in my new build. Incompetence abounds!

AOC 6 , AOC 3.5/Solar Image and Motionfield - Luftrum have kept me ticking over during this period. I have a lot to catch up on.

PS Haven't noticed any remix aspect to AOC6 , this 3.5 disc set is the original "solar image" digital release with two very different remixes. Both discs and indeed Luftrum recommended.

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4755 on: Yesterday at 03:33:28 PM »
Finally back online after a house move. Almost 2 months for British Telecom to sort out my phonel ine and broadband in my new build. Incompetence abounds!

Ugh. Welcome back!

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« Reply #4756 on: Today at 08:55:27 AM »
Cheers Chris. 2 months without internet. Just shows how much life requires this now. Been a nightmare.

Also managed to acquire  all the Ambient Gardener releases from FAX.  4 x 2 disc sets drawn from the entire FAX catalogue. Some wonderful stuff I hadn't heard and some I had already but now have in digital surround sound.

You should hear this stuff in DTS 5.1 . Quite astounding.