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Sequencer-esque ambient
« on: January 19, 2011, 08:36:30 AM »
I am thinking of something along the line of Tetsu Inoue - Ambiant Otaku. Also some of Steve Roachs work would fit in here, like Proof Positive or Arc Of Passion. I guess this style also could be called loop-based.

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Re: Sequencer-esque ambient
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2011, 12:06:33 PM »
You can`t go wrong with a bit of 70`s Tangerine Dream - Phaedra, Rubycon, Stratosfear. These are all classics.
Klaus Schulze - Moondawn.
Steve Roach - Destination Beyond

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Re: Sequencer-esque ambient
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2011, 12:14:50 PM »
Rainbow Dome Musik by Steve Hillage.
Gentle sequencing.

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Re: Sequencer-esque ambient
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2011, 01:40:46 PM »
I would add Michael Stearn's Planetary Unfolding (if you can find it), and Telomere's 3 CDs.  All of these feature the Serge modular synth.

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Re: Sequencer-esque ambient
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2011, 06:38:14 PM »
There are several bands/musicians recreating the mid-70s TD style, such as Redshift,
Rogue Element, and Kubusschnitt.
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Re: Sequencer-esque ambient
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2011, 07:13:58 PM »
Seconded drkappa's Redshift and Kubusschnitt- good choices.  You might want to look into Ian Boddy and some of his label DiN's artists, Arc, Centrozoon, and Phrozenlight's catalog.   

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Re: Sequencer-esque ambient
« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2011, 08:55:25 AM »
A few sequence-based work I am fond of :

- To complete spectral67's suggestion, I would add Klaus Schulze's "Time Wind" and "Body Love" : with "Moondawn", they make a sort of legendary trilogy of power/space/sequence music of the mid-70s. Then came the splendid "Mirage", with a more quiet, ambient approach...

- Steve Roach, "A few more moments", in "Quiet Music" : a very gentle and totally mesmerizing composition, one of my favorite pieces of music ever.

- Robert Rich, "Numena" : the long, first track has haunting sequences, with the unique color typical of Rich's work.




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Re: Sequencer-esque ambient
« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2011, 02:06:22 PM »
- Steve Roach : Life Sequence  (that Sundial track is worth the price of admission)
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Re: Sequencer-esque ambient
« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2011, 03:57:49 PM »
If you want something in the way of 'light' sequencer music underpinning 'classic' space music, I would also suggest Jonn Serrie. Both his Flightpath & the two Planetary Chronicles volumes make use of discretely purring sequencer beds below deepspace chords & atmospheres, particularly the last piece on PC Vol. 1, "The Auran Vector", a near-perfect 5 minutes of post-TD, synth/throb beauty.
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Re: Sequencer-esque ambient
« Reply #9 on: January 20, 2011, 04:09:07 PM »
Global Communications has a very nice way of mixing sequenced phrases with ambient atmospheres, I think. Their album 76:14 is a favorite of mine.
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Re: Sequencer-esque ambient
« Reply #10 on: January 20, 2011, 09:39:37 PM »
Saul Stokes and his circular sequencer!   I dont know his production techniques but I hedge my bets theres a lot of sequencing at work in his music.

On a side note....in the last few years I have discovered the sequencer/arpeggiator to be the a source of wonderful and surprising tone generator. Start to stretch those natural rhythms....... :)

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Re: Sequencer-esque ambient
« Reply #11 on: January 23, 2011, 01:21:02 AM »
- Steve Roach : Life Sequence  (that Sundial track is worth the price of admission)

I have to concur here. Life Sequence is full of lively, undulating, sequenced rhythms.
Quintessential sequencer-esque ambient goodness. Among my favorite of Roach's
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Re: Sequencer-esque ambient
« Reply #12 on: January 23, 2011, 04:38:51 PM »
Regarding Ian Boddy, listen to samples before purchasing.  The man can play
a great variety of styles.  I was initially put off Ian's music because of the first DiN
releases I heard were quite avant garde and glitchy.

There is retrospective of Ian's music on a recent double CD called Pearl.

Readers in this forum would appreciate his ambient collaborations with Robert Rich.

I especially enjoyed Shifting Sands with David Wright that's quite melodic.
Ian with Mark Shreeve as Arc produce rather fine electronic music.
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