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Dave Michuda

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Best of 2012
« on: December 31, 2012, 08:22:30 PM »
Not really a best of 2012, more of a list of favorite ambient releases from this year(at least some of the ones I can remember).

1) Kyle Bobby Dunn - Bring Me The Head of Kyle Bobby Dunn
2) Bersarin Quartett - II
3) Mohn - Mohn
4) 36 - Lithea
5) Taylow Deupree - Faint
6) Forrest Fang - Animism
7) Loops of Your Heart - And Never Ending Nights
8] Loscil - Sketches from New Brighton
9) Sonmi451 - four peaks
10) Steve Roach & Dirk Serries -  low volume music
11) Spheruleus - Cyanometry
12) VA - lost in the humming air (music inspired by harold budd)
13) Willamette - always in postscript
14) Marconi Union - Different Colours
15) Eivind Aarset - Dream Logic
16) Nils Frahm - Screws
17) John Adams - Harmonielehre - Short Ride in a Fast Machine
18) VA - Air Texture Volume II
19) Andy Stott - luxury problems
20) Peter James - Landfall
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Re: Best of 2012
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2012, 09:57:47 PM »
The one that stands out for me is Steve Roach's Back To Life. Very narrow for me this year :)

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Re: Best of 2012
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2013, 07:03:27 AM »
If I had to flee the country and could only take 3 releases from 2012 with me, they would be:

Alio Die ‎ Deconsecrated and Pure
Loscil - Sketches from New Brighton
Brambles - Charcoal


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Re: Best of 2012
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2013, 09:30:00 AM »
I totally forgot about the Brambles release!  Thanks for the reminder.  :)

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Re: Best of 2012
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2013, 08:05:23 AM »
enjoyed this year

phobos | darker
igneous flame and ensueno | pandora
abiota | gates of hell
corvuz | Невидимые Пейзажи
the unreality of time | various artists
kave | dismal radiance
sphare sechs | tieschlaf
dreamstate and haiku | the north shore
david bickley | the moon in argot
havdis | the hidden islands
mulm | the end of greatness
simulacra | the empty vessel makes the loudest sound
nautic depths | submental vol 1
phelios | passage
strom noir | standing out against the sea
hakobune | shadows on the lawn
steve roach | soul tones
oystein jorgensen | antartica
andrew lahiff | inner worlds returning
ran kirlian | dissolution

thank you to all the sound artists         :) h

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Re: Best of 2012
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2013, 11:29:35 AM »
Thanks for starting this thread.  I hope to see more lists soon.  C'mon guys!  I will be going through my stacks of CD's this weekend and post my list soon.  Nice to see some of my faves were also on other lists, too.  :)

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Re: Best of 2012
« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2013, 04:59:16 PM »
My favorites of 2012 were:

Ramp-Astral Disaster
Phobos-Live on Earth
Ran Kirlian-Formations
Emeralds-Just to Feel Anything
Bruno San Fillippo-Urbs
Willits & Sakamoto-Ancient Future
Brian Eno-Lux
Alpha Wave Movement-Eolian Reflections
Aglaia-Out of the Way
Autumn of Communion-Autumn of Communion
36-Lithea
Sphare Sechs-Tiefschlaf
Pjusk-Tele
Ishvara-Under a Hexagon Sky
Within Reason-Subtle Shift
Numina-The Deception of Reality
Aes Dana-Pollen
Mohn-Mohn
Namlook/Material Object-Elektronik 2
Mindspan-The Second Cycle
Deepchord-Sommer

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Re: Best of 2012
« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2013, 08:02:51 PM »
My List:

Robert Davies - The Alchemy of Nature
Steve Roach & Dirk Serries - Low Volume Music
Apne Sinn - En Seier
Peter James - Landfall
Necro Deathmort - The Colonial Script
Strom Noir - Standing out Against the Sea
Chronotope Project - Chrysalis
Frore - Axis Mundi
Steve Roach - Back to Life
Phobos - Darker
Steve Brand - Sunprints

Alot of Relaxed Machinery releases in there, but it was good year for rM!

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Re: Best of 2012
« Reply #8 on: January 30, 2013, 04:28:26 PM »
Here are some more to add to my list:

Peter James-Landfall
Seahawks-Aqua Disco
Dead Can Dance-Anastasis
Steve Roach-Back to Life, Soul Tones, Tales from the Ultra Tribe
Pete Namlook-Music for Urban Meditation IV

I was disappointed there weren't more lists this year.  (R.Gurtler, Darren B., anyone else???)  :)

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Re: Best of 2012
« Reply #9 on: January 31, 2013, 10:07:14 AM »
Hi friends,

greetings from Slovakia!!! Here is my "Best of 2012" list in alphabetical order, as usual, it's very long... Thanks for the reminder, drone on... :)

36 "Lithea" CD
Alio Die & Lingua Fungi "Otter Songs" CD
Alpha Wave Movement "Eolian Reflections" CDr
Andrew Lahiff ‎"Inner Worlds Returning" download (unfortunately no CD or CDr version available)
Bruno Sanfilippo "Piano Textures 3" CD
Bruno Sanfilippo "Urbs" CD
Craig Padilla / Zero Ohms "When The Earth Is Far Away" CD
Chronotope Project "Chrysalis" CDr
dreamSTATE vs. Heiki "The North Shore" CD
Forrest Fang "Animism" CD
Groupthink "Of Microcosmic Origins" CDr
Havdis "The Hidden Islands" CD
Juta Takahashi "Angel" CD
Landru "Neurotransmitters" CDr
Mathias Grassow "Wisdom Of Fate" 2CD
Max Corbacho "The Ocean Inside" 2CD
Nautic Depths "Submental Vol. 1" CDr
Neu Gestalt "Weightless Hours" CD
Numina "The Deception Of Reality" CD
Pjusk "Tele" CD
Ran Kirlian ‎"Formations" CDr
Raygun Ballet "World That Wasn't" CD
Resonant Drift "Full Circle" CD
Robert Davies "The Alchemy Of Nature" CDr
Robert Rich "Nest" CD
Soriah with Ashkelon Sain "Eztica Tour Collection" CDr
Steve Brand "Catalyst" CDr
Steve Roach "Back To Life" 2CD
Steve Roach, Byron Metcalf "Tales From The Ultra Tribe" CD
Stormloop "Nocturnal Winter" CDr
Strom Noir "Standing Out Against The Sea" CDr
The Winterhouse "Winter Gardens" CDr
Within Reason "Subtle Shift" CDr

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Re: Best of 2012
« Reply #10 on: January 31, 2013, 11:26:23 AM »
Thanks for that!  :)

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Re: Best of 2012
« Reply #11 on: February 02, 2013, 05:03:32 PM »
A couple more late entries to my list:

Taylor Deupree--Faint box set.  Wonderful stuff.

Forrest Fang--Animism.  Wow, incredible!!!