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New Ambient/Experimental Music Blog
« on: February 05, 2017, 11:22:15 AM »
Two blog posts so far, more coming soon.

https://everydayambient.wordpress.com/

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Re: New Ambient/Experimental Music Blog
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2017, 01:24:05 PM »
cool!

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Re: New Ambient/Experimental Music Blog
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2017, 05:08:39 PM »
Have you listed to the A Duck in a Tree podcast produced by Zoviet France?

http://zovietfrance.podbean.com/

I enjoy some experimental music quite a bit.  92.7% of experimental music makes me want to burn ants with a magnifying glass and the sun while saying muhahhahaha.

Can you provide a short list of things to check out for experimental made after 2005?

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Re: New Ambient/Experimental Music Blog
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2017, 03:08:07 PM »
Have you listed to the A Duck in a Tree podcast produced by Zoviet France?

http://zovietfrance.podbean.com/

I enjoy some experimental music quite a bit.  92.7% of experimental music makes me want to burn ants with a magnifying glass and the sun while saying muhahhahaha.

Can you provide a short list of things to check out for experimental made after 2005?


I need to check out that podcast still. I'll have to get back to you with a list. I made this list awhile back but it's mostly older stuff:

https://rateyourmusic.com/list/patient_ot/patient_ots_list_of_some_classic_noise_experimental_soundscape_ambient_albums/

In general, "experimental" is a very big category. If I knew more about what you like and don't like I could probably make better suggestions. Other people on this forum may be more up on post-2005 stuff than I am.

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Re: New Ambient/Experimental Music Blog
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2017, 04:21:12 PM »
Thanks for that list.  I have quite a few of the albums you listed.  Some are completely unknown to me and I will check them out.

My definition of Experimental music is not quite as broad as yours.  For example, Lustmord - The Place Where Dark Stars Hang and Eno - Ambient 4 aren't albums I'd classify as Experimental.  Both of them easily fit into other genres.

Experimental for me is "difficult" music that doesn't easily fit into other genres.  By difficult, I mean it's challenging to listen to.  Nurse With Wound certainly makes Experimental music most of the time.  Hafler Trio.  Zoviet France.  Fossil Aerosol Mining Project.  Some of the early Avant Garde electronic music is still Experimental, such as Karlheinz Stockhausen and Bernard Parmegiani.

There are no hard and fast rules.  I'm just saying we have different opinions of what Experimental music is today.
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Re: New Ambient/Experimental Music Blog
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2017, 09:11:41 AM »

There are no hard and fast rules.  I'm just saying we have different opinions of what Experimental music is today.

Sure, and that is also why the title of my list is "noise/experimental/soundscape/ambient" rather than just "experimental". It's a broad area. For me, all this music is interconnected. Nowadays everything is hyper-subgenre-ized.

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Re: New Ambient/Experimental Music Blog
« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2017, 02:14:59 PM »
Cool blog!   8)

I like your descriptions of the pieces you've reviewed.  They're more on the technical side, but I like that the focus is on the music rather than the artist's personality or other such things... 

Keep it up!
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Re: New Ambient/Experimental Music Blog
« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2017, 04:11:03 PM »
For people who like to explore the more experimental side, the Unexplained Sounds Group has some quality examples.  They have some compilations with 100+ songs for the price of a regular album and a lot of the songs are very good, if you like experimental.  Most of them aren't super abrasive or intentionally annoying as some experimental music tends to be.

https://unexplainedsoundsgroup.bandcamp.com/music

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Re: New Ambient/Experimental Music Blog
« Reply #8 on: February 22, 2017, 04:38:55 PM »
That RYM list is great. I was actually listening to Maeror Tri last night.

Also, I wish I had more Zoviet France albums.
http://castleview.bandcamp.com/
New album, Elemental Wave, available now on Black Dingo Records:
https://duffegan.bandcamp.com/album/elemental-wave

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Re: New Ambient/Experimental Music Blog
« Reply #9 on: February 22, 2017, 07:08:27 PM »
That RYM list is great. I was actually listening to Maeror Tri last night.

Also, I wish I had more Zoviet France albums.

Maeror Tri is one of my all-time favorites. I have a lot of stuff by them but I'm still missing a few things.

I'm with you on ZF...if a lot of their catalog wasn't expensive and OOP, I'd have more. I probably have half a dozen CDs and that's it. If there is one act that badly needs a reissue program, it's them. Most of the catalog has been OOP for over 20 years now.

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Re: New Ambient/Experimental Music Blog
« Reply #10 on: February 22, 2017, 07:29:06 PM »
Yeah, it's crazy how rare their albums are. I only have 3 of their albums on CD myself: Collusion, Digilogue, and What Is Not True. I also have their Mort Aux Vaches sessions that I downloaded from Amazon while it was up briefly. Legendary group for sure and there's nothing else quite like them.

Hafler Trio is bad about that too, but Andrew McKenzie is supposed to be really curmudgeony nowadays about digital music and doesn't want his music being circulated around anymore IIRC.
http://castleview.bandcamp.com/
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https://duffegan.bandcamp.com/album/elemental-wave

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Re: New Ambient/Experimental Music Blog
« Reply #11 on: February 22, 2017, 07:40:43 PM »
Yeah, it's crazy how rare their albums are. I only have 3 of their albums on CD myself: Collusion, Digilogue, and What Is Not True. I also have their Mort Aux Vaches sessions that I downloaded from Amazon while it was up briefly. Legendary group for sure and there's nothing else quite like them.

Hafler Trio is bad about that too, but Andrew McKenzie is supposed to be really curmudgeony nowadays about digital music and doesn't want his music being circulated around anymore IIRC.


Those are all great albums. Collusion was actually my introduction to them years ago.

Re: Hafler Trio, supposedly his last reissue campaign ended early due to how picky he was about the presentation. I don't know if that's true or not, but I wouldn't be surprised. I have a couple of those and they're very nice.

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Re: New Ambient/Experimental Music Blog
« Reply #12 on: February 22, 2017, 07:46:44 PM »
Cool blog!   8)

I like your descriptions of the pieces you've reviewed.  They're more on the technical side, but I like that the focus is on the music rather than the artist's personality or other such things... 

Keep it up!


Thanks. I'm not the best writer but I try to describe the music the best I can. I know my reviews are a little dry at times but I try to focus on what I'm hearing, not other stuff.

I'm trying to post reviews 2-3 times a week now. The Halftribe review went up yesterday. Another review will likely go up tomorrow or the next day.



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Re: New Ambient/Experimental Music Blog
« Reply #15 on: March 08, 2017, 01:51:48 PM »
That Keith Berry album sounds interesting, looking forward to hearing it. Cheers for the review link cvac.

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Re: New Ambient/Experimental Music Blog
« Reply #16 on: March 08, 2017, 05:51:56 PM »
That Keith Berry album sounds interesting, looking forward to hearing it. Cheers for the review link cvac.

Definitely interesting. Also looking forward to his upcoming double album on Infraction later this month.



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Re: New Ambient/Experimental Music Blog
« Reply #19 on: April 11, 2017, 02:20:38 PM »
The current featured album is Slow Morning by Robert Farrugia.

https://everydayambient.wordpress.com/2017/04/11/robert-farrugia-slow-morning/