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Best of 2013
« on: November 02, 2013, 11:39:43 PM »
Not anticipating much more in the way of last minute releases, I offer my favorite albums of 2013:

Ken Camden- Space Mirror (Kranky)
Steve Moore- Light Echoes (Cuneiform) Technically a 2012 release, but I didn't discover it until recently.
Bvdub/Loscil- Erebus (Glacial Movements)
ASC- Time Heals All (Silent Season)
Adam Michalak- Returning to Essence (Silent Season)
Segue- Pacifica (Silent Season)
Closing the Eternity- Superstring Paradigma (Infinite Fog)
Enh- Body of Blue (Gterma)
Hakobune- If it were to Fade (Gterma)
Ashtoreths Gate (Gterma)
Alexander Saykov- Mistral (Gterma)
Autumn of Communion 3 (txt)
Oophoi- I Hear the Woods Whispering (Practising Nature)
Oophoi- I Hear the Wind Singing (Practising Nature)
Steve Roach- Live Transmission (Projekt)
Aglaia- Centurion (Hic Sunt Leones)
Richard Formby- Sine (Preserved Sound)
Solar Fields- Origin #02 (Ultimae)

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Re: Best of 2013
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2013, 11:50:57 PM »
Oops, I kept thinking this one was 2012:

Closing the Eternity & Mathias Grassow (Aquarellist). Probably my #1 release of the year.

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Re: Best of 2013
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2013, 08:32:23 AM »
Not anticipating much more in the way of last minute releases, I offer my favorite albums of 2013:

. . . as if millions of voices from artists with CDs still at the pressing plant suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced . . .

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Re: Best of 2013
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2013, 05:09:03 PM »
Huh?  You know, I hope you are joking here dude because that kind of sarcasm is neither wanted nor appreciated.  If you got some bone to pick then PM me...

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Re: Best of 2013
« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2013, 06:44:39 PM »
Huh?  You know, I hope you are joking here dude because that kind of sarcasm is neither wanted nor appreciated.  If you got some bone to pick then PM me...

No sarcasm; just a Star Wars reference that didn't play out well.  :'(

I'm still holding out hope for a few releases, like the one that has been posted as upcoming on Alio Die's webpage since the middle of the summer. The clips sound great.
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Re: Best of 2013
« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2013, 06:59:53 PM »
drone on

I'm curious, according to info from publisher the very School of Physics and Astronomy of The University of Edinburgh ordered a copy of limited edition of CLOSING THE ETERNITY - Superstring Paradigma CD for their scientific(?) purposes.

I knew you'll like it.  :)

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Re: Best of 2013
« Reply #6 on: November 04, 2013, 12:17:30 AM »
Ha, that's interesting!  It could be a good soundtrack to the study of dark matter.  ;)

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Re: Best of 2013
« Reply #7 on: November 04, 2013, 12:53:26 AM »
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Don't stop and continue to explore Closing the Eternity's music. Next --  "Kosmodrones". CD-R release but one of my favorite and very cheap. Official distro. It's about 2.5 $.

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"Recorded in 1999-2002, but only now published for the first time, a full-length album authoritative Ural project. Three tracks, bound semantic interference with three poems Georgi Ivanov that remain after a "hysterical fit of an atomic / All spray in a blaze of blue." Black hum of space vacuum and ice shine monumental electronic melodies. "Only the yellow dawn, / Only Star icy / Only for millions of years." Color cover, disc with tape, three attachments with verses Ivanov. "
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Re: Best of 2013
« Reply #8 on: November 04, 2013, 05:39:14 PM »
I'd love to buy it but I don't read Russian.  ;D

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Re: Best of 2013
« Reply #9 on: November 04, 2013, 06:01:48 PM »
Just PM me. We can work it out.  :)

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Re: Best of 2013
« Reply #10 on: November 26, 2013, 02:07:11 PM »
Max Corbacho - The ocean inside

What else ?  ;)



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Re: Best of 2013
« Reply #11 on: November 26, 2013, 02:41:11 PM »
Max Corbacho - The ocean inside

What else ?  ;)

That is actually a really good one..


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Re: Best of 2013
« Reply #12 on: November 26, 2013, 04:17:43 PM »
To add to my list:

Radio Massacre International- The Clouds of Titan
Connect.ohm (Ultimae)
Stormloop- Arctic Conditions

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Re: Best of 2013
« Reply #13 on: November 26, 2013, 04:48:46 PM »
To add to my list:

Radio Massacre International- The Clouds of Titan
Connect.ohm (Ultimae)
Stormloop- Arctic Conditions

Nice to see RMI spitting out relases again.. alot of albums in 2013.

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Re: Best of 2013
« Reply #14 on: December 29, 2013, 02:06:34 AM »
Any pending lists??? I like seeing if there's anything I missed this year.

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Re: Best of 2013
« Reply #15 on: December 29, 2013, 08:30:20 AM »
I think 2013 has been a really bad music year... no 4.5 or 5 star releases  only some 4 stars for me..

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Re: Best of 2013
« Reply #16 on: December 29, 2013, 11:54:18 AM »
What are your four stars?

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Re: Best of 2013
« Reply #17 on: December 29, 2013, 12:05:06 PM »
let me see.. Bear in mind I have not been listening to every album released in 2013..but I tend to follow those artists I already like..but also explore new artists..Also do they have to be released in 2013 ? cause some albums are released maybe 2011 or 2012





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Re: Best of 2013
« Reply #18 on: December 29, 2013, 03:30:50 PM »
The thread is Best of 2013, so keeping it there would be good.
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I find with these Best Of things that so many people often forget that there are a ton of albums released and that the vast majority of listeners only hear a smallish subset of them, so their Best Of is simply their favourites of what they did hear. And if you have a bias towards a particular style of ambient then the subset can be much smaller. Which might be why someone thinks it has been a "bad year" if the particular style they like has been weak.

If I posted a Best Of list it would be a joke because I've only seriously heard (listened to more than once or twice) about 20 different albums all year.  Probably less than that.  :-\

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Re: Best of 2013
« Reply #19 on: December 29, 2013, 04:05:55 PM »
With those caveats in mind, Anthony, what were some of the 2013 releases you enjoyed the most? And you're NOT allowed to list Lammergeyer!