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Joe R

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Re: Best of 2013
« Reply #20 on: December 29, 2013, 04:51:39 PM »
I probably only bought 25 albums at most, but my favorite of the lot would be Virlyn- Man Asleep.

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Re: Best of 2013
« Reply #21 on: December 30, 2013, 05:45:17 AM »
Alright since only 2013 albums are allowed the list will note be long, it will be not so long, I tend to spend a lot of time to explore older music too I have missed... But still 2013 has been a really weak music year.

my list of 4 star albums that was released 2013 is.

Mathias Grassow - Tamanoshima (2013)
Ian Boddy & Markus Reuter - Colour Division (2013)
Mathias Grassow - Dagaz (2013)
Mathias Grassow - Tara (2013)
Radio Massacre International - The Clouds of Titan (2013)
Cronian - Erathems (2013)
Broekhuis, Keller & Schönwälder  - Eglise de Betzdorf (2013)
Realtime (Deu) - Solar Walk (2013)
Inferno - Omniabsence Filled By His Greatness (2013)
Monolithe - Monolithe IV (2013)
Oranssi Pazuzu - Valonielu (2013)
Grave Miasma - Odori Sepulcrorum (2013)
Orchid - The Mouths of Madness (2013)
Humanity's Last Breath - Humanity's Last Breath (2013)
Vildhjarta - Thousands of Evils (2013)
Fearthainne - Knowing (2013)
Slidhr - Deluge (2013)
Regarde les hommes tomber - Regarde les hommes tomber (2013)
Black Sabbath - God Is Dead? (2013)
Vinterriket - Entlegen (2013)
Soilwork - The Living Infinite (2013)
Steve Roach - Ultra Immersion Concert (2013)
Darkthrone - The Underground Resistance (2013)
Meshuggah - Pitch Black (2013)

Only ONE 4.5 star album was discocred this year and it was  (released in 2012 though)
Myrninerest - Journey to Avebury (2012)
Myrninerest - Journey to Avebury



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Re: Best of 2013
« Reply #22 on: December 30, 2013, 08:57:10 AM »
This is the list of 25 favorites from 2013 that I posted on my mix blog.  As I said there, the list is a collection of ambient/electronic/instrumental music which is mostly ambient but also includes a few other styles.

1. The Seaman and The Tattered Sail - Light Folds
2. infinite_coil - transmit
3. Arve Henriksen - Places Of Worship
4. Esmerine - Dalmak
5. Moritz von Oswald & Nils Petter Molvaer - 1/1
6. Optical Frameworks - Little Piece Of Perseverance
7. Justin Walter - lullabies and nightmares
8. Jon Hopkins - Immunity
9. Boards of Canada - tomorrow's harvest
10. Marsen Jules Trio - Présence Acousmatique
11. Saffronkeira + Mario Massa - Cause and Effect
12. The Green Kingdom - Dustloops - Memory Fragments
13. Field Rotation - fatalist: The Repetition of History
14. Roedelius - Stunden
15. Marconi Union & Jah Wobble - Anomic
16. Tessellate Recordings - Earthtones
17. Deepchord - Electrostatic Soundfields
18. Maps and Diagrams - Timbre
19. Coppice Halifax - Inland By Night
20. Spheruleus - The Possibility Of Loss
21. Paris DJs Soundsystem - Rise of the Troubadour Warriors - tropical grooves & afrofunk international vol.3
22. Nobuto Suda - Transitoriness
23. CALIBRO 35 - said
24. Hailu Mergia & His Classical Instrument - Shemonmuanaye
25. Icebreaker & BJ Cole - Apollo

I'll try to post my list of favorite "normal" albums of the year over in Everything and Nothing.

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Re: Best of 2013
« Reply #23 on: December 31, 2013, 05:42:45 AM »
Greetings to all on the last day of 2013.

Hope you don't mind me wading into this topic with my first ever post on here  ;)

2013


1) Die Welt ist Klang - Namlook Tribute (download) Release of the Millenium
2) The Angling Loser - Author Of The Twilight
3) Off Land - Tidewater Pulse
4) Miss Silencio and Dr Atmo - Hush
5) Autumn of Communion 2 and 3
6) Robert Rich - Morphology
7) Ian Boddy - Liverdelphia
8] Within Reason - Transient Broadcasts
9) Arcane - A Tale Of Unease (late dec 2012 purchased 2013 )

From lads on the EMportal;

1) Steve Palmer - Winter Solstice
2) Michael Bruckner - Naura
3) Phrozenlight - Triple Sided Triangle

still a couple to get so could be further additions in the above category.

Re - Issue;

Northaunt - barren land

Compilation; with new tracks also

Tangerine Dream Booster VI - Which is absolutely brilliant btw .




Still evaluating;

Picture Palace Music - Remnants, Loom - Tree Hates the Forest, TD - The Castle, but more than likely will sneak into my top 10   ;)



All the best for 2014.

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Re: Best of 2013
« Reply #24 on: December 31, 2013, 12:17:29 PM »
Loom - the Tree Hates the Forest

Tangerine Dream - the Castle

picture palace Music - Remnants

Steve Roach - all 2013 releases.

Tangerine Dream - Booster VI

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Re: Best of 2013
« Reply #25 on: January 01, 2014, 10:22:47 AM »
If I had to flee the country without much notice, these would be the three 2013 releases I would take with me:

1. ASC - Time Heals All (Silent Season)
2. The Seaman and the Tattered Sail - Light Folds (Facture)
3. Ashes of Piemonte - Datura Notes (Twice Removed)

Here are some other 2013 releases (or Dec 2012 releases) that I thought were great. In some cases I liked them because, well, they conformed well to the prototype of the kind of ambient music I enjoy. In other cases I liked them because they challenged that prototype just a little bit, forcing me to listen more deeply.

Billow Observatory - Billow Observatory (Felte)
Aglaia - Hymns (Hic Sunt Leones) (prob not just a recency effect)
Ithaca Trio - Music for Piano & Patience (Home Normal) (probably a recency effect; will have to see how well it holds up)
Resonant Drift - Full Circle (Flow Space Music/FloBob Music)
The Angling Loser - Author of the Twilight (Time Released Sound)
Viryln - Man Asleep (ETALABEL)
Martin Fuhs - Grauton (self-released; digital only)
Orla Wren - Book of the Folded Forest (Home Normal)
Antonymes - There Can Be No Beauty Without Decay (Hibernate)

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Re: Best of 2013
« Reply #26 on: January 01, 2014, 03:03:11 PM »
I purchased this year mostly downloads (lossless) and a few CDs.I do tend to listen for music that is similar to my past likes but that has a slightly new feel to it.

Deepchord-Electrostatic Soundfields
Blamstrain-Sunday Dub Live
Material Object-Indiana Drones/Ambient Mix 4
Ashtoreth's Gate-Shadow of the Bowman
Steve Hillage-Dreamtime Submersibles
BOC-Reach for the dead
Variant-Thru the Cosmos
The Angling Loser-Author of the Twilight

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Re: Best of 2013
« Reply #27 on: January 01, 2014, 03:12:38 PM »
Thanks everyody for these lists.  Interesting stuff!  Lots of googling today for some of this music I missed...

I just listened to the Namlook tribute online last night and the tracks by former Fax contributors (Laswell, Hawtin, Rother, Dr. Atmo, etc.) are stunning.  I'm told the CD box set will be out end of January.  Hence, didn't include it on my list for 2013, but I'm sure it'll be there next year.  Also found out Ear-Rational, FAx's US distributor, has been releasing some CD's that were intended for Fax before Peter's untimely death.  Label is called Carpe Sonum.  So far they put out Indiana Drones by Material Object & Phonaut, and upcoming is a new Mick Chillage album called Saudade. 

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Re: Best of 2013
« Reply #28 on: January 01, 2014, 03:17:59 PM »
Oh yeah, and I missed a very limited edition Move D album called "The Silent Orbiter" CD that was dedicated to Namlook.   LOVE David Moufang.  Damn!

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Re: Best of 2013
« Reply #29 on: January 01, 2014, 09:01:28 PM »

Steve Hillage-Dreamtime Submersibles


It is that a new album, or is that Hilllage's and Evan Marc's "Dreamtime Submersible", that was actually from 2008?  Just curious because if it's something new I'd love a sequel or any new material- the album I'm thinking of is excellent.   

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« Reply #30 on: January 02, 2014, 09:57:23 AM »
Oh yeah, and I missed a very limited edition Move D album called "The Silent Orbiter" CD that was dedicated to Namlook.   LOVE David Moufang.  Damn!

Really looking forward to that one from the  ...txt label. Also on ...txt,  waiting on the new Nachtplank and LAN - Itallian Works. Missed out on Spacebound from Ishqmatics but that is due for a download release soon I believe.

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Re: Best of 2013
« Reply #31 on: January 02, 2014, 11:02:15 AM »
2013

riverun | new cartographies
seetyca & etheocles stevens | sulphur VII
circle of pines | tulpa raiser
frozen thoughts | calm before the storm
phragments | new kings and queens
cryobiosis | within ruins
oophoi & ran kirlian | the physics of heaven
abandonded asylum | endless path of loneliness
alphaxone | the curtain of silence
oophoi | i hear the woods whispering | r i p
ran kirlian | complex silence 38
optical frameworks | surrounded fog | thanks joe

thanks to all the artists       h

Joe R

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« Reply #32 on: January 02, 2014, 03:19:17 PM »
2013

riverun | new cartographies
seetyca & etheocles stevens | sulphur VII
circle of pines | tulpa raiser
frozen thoughts | calm before the storm
phragments | new kings and queens
cryobiosis | within ruins
oophoi & ran kirlian | the physics of heaven
abandonded asylum | endless path of loneliness
alphaxone | the curtain of silence
oophoi | i hear the woods whispering | r i p
ran kirlian | complex silence 38
optical frameworks | surrounded fog | thanks joe

thanks to all the artists       h

Glad you liked the Surrounded Fog album, hjalmer. That's one of my favorites this year.

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Re: Best of 2013
« Reply #33 on: January 02, 2014, 08:22:12 PM »
Judd,
That is the one,with Steve and Evan.New to me.It was just released now in 2013 in a lossless format so I got it.Love that Hillage guitar sound,was into him from Rainbow Dome onwards.

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Re: Best of 2013
« Reply #34 on: January 03, 2014, 12:55:06 AM »
I just bought Spacebound by Ishqamatics at Databloem.  If you want it I'd check to see if they still have it.

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Re: Best of 2013
« Reply #35 on: January 03, 2014, 02:31:53 PM »
BOARDS OF CANADA--Tomorrow's Harvest.  Absolutely brilliant album!!!  Adding this to my list.

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« Reply #36 on: January 04, 2014, 08:04:11 AM »
BOARDS OF CANADA--Tomorrow's Harvest.  Absolutely brilliant album!!!  Adding this to my list.

Bought this on vinyl with a free download. Still haven't listened to this enough to do its quality justice. It is a great chunk of BOC which has been long awaited.

Will have to wait and get "spacebound" on download as massive music spend overload has been reached............well almost  ;)