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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4420 on: October 23, 2014, 03:04:25 PM »
I agree!  Shades of Orion isn't too shabby either.

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« Reply #4421 on: October 24, 2014, 02:17:47 AM »
Aye, Shades of Orion 1-3 , excellent. Probably 2 is my favourite, mainly due to its ambient abundance  ;).

Still a couple of recent things to check from this thread, however;

A Winged Victory For The Sullen   amazingly on spotify , stunning !!!
Hammock - Sleepover Series 2 also on spotify, just wonderful, will have to get this, cheers J for posting about it.
Ralph Vaughan Williams - Tallis Fantasia was aware of this composer but not sure if I had heard any music. Utterly gorgeous, just my kind of Classical and will research further.

Away to check out the HTDC and FSOL.

Cheers to all who posted the music  :)

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« Reply #4422 on: October 24, 2014, 08:58:04 AM »
In case you weren't aware, today is NATIONAL VIDNA OBMANA DAY.  In celebration at work today:  Crossing the trail, twilight of perception, subterranean collective, surreal sanctuary, contemporary nocturne.  That's a lot of fujaras!

OBMANA for president!!

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« Reply #4423 on: October 24, 2014, 05:47:24 PM »
Robert Rich-Perpetual.This is an 8 hour recording on Blu-Ray or download of his most recent sleep concert.A companion piece to Somnium.I have been a long time listener of the latter so this will be a must buy.


Robert Rich - Perpetual - A Somnium Continuum
I've been "listening" to this for two nights, and two working days now. This release draws on some of the material Robert had prepared for a sleep concert in late 2013. The soundscapes are more on the electronic end of the electronic to organic spectrum, especially compared to Somnium.

Perpetual is incredible, to be honest. Not only is it expansive (8 hours of material), but each "phase" of it feels perfect. (Parts of Somnium felt inessential to me when listened to actively rather than passively.) My only minor gripe with this is that, like Somnium, the volume fades substantially over time, which is a sensible artistic choice given the intent of the music. But, at least in my bedroom, if I don't start the album at relatively high levels, I can't really hear anything 2 hours in.

Easily a contender for one of the most impressive albums of the year.

Buy/Sample: http://robertrich.com/discography/album/?album_id=53


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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4424 on: October 25, 2014, 01:11:27 PM »
A Winged Victory For The Sullen - Atomos

A Winged Victory For The Sullen - A Winged Victory For The Sullen

Bought these on the strength of that video posted earlier, both albums are absolutely stunning, and highly recommended.
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« Reply #4425 on: October 26, 2014, 08:16:50 PM »
That first AWVFTS is incredibly moving.It brings out an array of emotions in me.I have had it for a few years now and it is always enjoyable.I would encourage anyone to see them live in 2014 if they go through your home town.I found it interesting to watch Adam on the guitar clearly going through pedals and other items.I guess with the Star of the Lid connection,I gravitate towards him but Dustin is the other half.

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« Reply #4426 on: October 27, 2014, 05:37:27 AM »
Agreed, all the tracks on the first album are superb, but for me the one most affecting is A Symphony Pathetique, absolute bliss.
One hopes they will release a DVD of that Barbican gig, unfortunately the video on You Tube is no longer available. :'(
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« Reply #4427 on: October 27, 2014, 01:01:42 PM »
Still a couple of recent things to check from this thread, however;

Ralph Vaughan Williams - Tallis Fantasia was aware of this composer but not sure if I had heard any music. Utterly gorgeous, just my kind of Classical and will research further.

Cheers to all who posted the music  :)

You're welcome. If you like that piece you could also check out another popular piece of his, "The Lark Ascending".
I'm not listening to a lot of ambient these days, but more to classical. Sometimes I come across something that ambient lovers might appreciate and I'll share it here.

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« Reply #4428 on: October 27, 2014, 07:02:58 PM »
Being English and into classical for much of my early years I was brought up on The Lark and the wonderful Tallis Fantasia. Beautiful pieces. Great to hear them mentioned. Should be on everyone's menu. 
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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4429 on: October 28, 2014, 02:53:34 PM »
Was on holiday recently - not as much music listened to as I'd like!

Oophoi - Dreams (on repeat)
Caul - White Darkness
Steve Roach - Bloodmoon Rising
Lustmord - dark places of the earth
Synaesthesia - (parts of desideratum)

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« Reply #4430 on: October 28, 2014, 03:07:21 PM »
Rapoon--Fall of Drums.  Superb return to form of his 90s style gems like Fallen Gods, Vernal Crossing, Kirghiz Light,  Tin of Drum, etc.  The last track is an epic 33 minutes of blissed out ethno ambience.  Been waiting a long time for this, and it definitely didn't disappoint. 

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4431 on: Yesterday at 02:03:05 PM »

['ramp] - Return


['ramp] & Mark Shreeve - Steel and Steam


['ramp] - Astral Disaster
All three albums are breathtaking and highly recommended
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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #4432 on: Yesterday at 05:54:29 PM »
Oh yeah love Ramp!!!  Where's Stephen Parsick???

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« Reply #4433 on: Today at 09:18:29 AM »
Steve Roach - Mystic Chords and Sacred Spaces 2 ie parts 3 and 4.

Listening to the free download whilst amazon deliver the CD. It is wonderful.

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« Reply #4434 on: Today at 11:34:32 AM »
U2--Songs of Innocence.  Much better than No Line on the Horizon.  Some really good tracks on this.  I am torn, as bono alluded to once, whether the band should keep going or call it a day.  This is no Boy or October, but  still worth checking out.

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« Reply #4435 on: Today at 02:33:12 PM »
Oh yeah love Ramp!!!  Where's Stephen Parsick???

He's around, pops up regularly on another forum.
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