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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: May 30, 2021, 01:57:24 PM »
Rymo - Kinetic

I got to see them perform live last Saturday (Live music! With an audience!) at the Ritz Theater in Encinitas and it was a terrific show. Also an excellent fusion album.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nMwj_QGEql4&ab_channel=RyMo

Frank Zappa - Zappa in New York
The 5-cd extravaganza, I'm still wading through it, but the sound quality is amazing, the performances are vintage Zappa and the band is top-notch. I'm just waiting on the release of the Last US Show '88 compilation next month. The Zappa Family Trust has at least 2 more releases planned for 2021, so it's a good year to be a FZ fan.

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Everything and Nothing / RIP Chick Corea
« on: February 11, 2021, 07:12:56 PM »
Sad news today, jazz legend Chick Corea died at 79 of cancer.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/11/arts/music/chick-corea-dead.html

Although his music was primarily in the jazz arena, I daresay he influenced many artists practicing in all genres of music. His career jump-started with Miles Davis in '68, and he never looked back. Return To Forever was one of the most influential jazz-fusion bands ever, and the music they created is still being played and imitated today.

I was fortunate enough to see him live twice: With RTF in '76 when "Romantic Warrior" was released, and again two years later when "MusicMagic" came out. He always seemed low-key, yet almost giddy when he played live. That was what I'll remember most, his joy in performing for an audience.

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Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: New Music Video Project
« on: November 18, 2020, 09:21:51 AM »
Lovely stuff, Julio. Watching the videos now. It's amazing all the different moods you capture within the same piece. I will probably stream these to my TV just for fun and to enjoy the mood now that Fall is kinda-sorta making its way to California.

Here's a link to Julio's Bandcamp page https://digitalvoices.bandcamp.com/

Also, keeping the flame alive...🔥

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: August 09, 2020, 12:06:42 PM »
Andrew Lahiff - Emerging Signals
I'm not sure why this guy doesn't get more accolades. I adore his work. I've been coming back to this album again and again.
https://andrewlahiff.bandcamp.com/album/emerging-signals

I'm also listening to "Emerging Signals" now. It's really beautiful. I already listened to Steve's "A Soul Ascends" earlier. It's a lazy Sunday, so I'm going to listen to everything listed on this page.   :)

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: May 08, 2020, 07:21:54 PM »
I must be the last person in the world who had never heard of DakhaBrakha, and now I'm obsessed with this music.

Their stuff is on Bandcamp and the usual places: https://dakhabrakha.bandcamp.com/

Alambari is their latest, but your can't go wrong with any of it. World/ethnic/whatever music at its best.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hxg1dL_x0gw

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: September 05, 2019, 07:57:00 PM »
Discovered via The Hypnagogue Podcast...

Kelly David: Meditation In Green

https://spottedpeccary.com/shop/meditation-in-green/

Beautiful, ephemeral stuff, mixing subtle electronics, field recordings and Vietnamese instruments.

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: July 04, 2019, 01:01:14 PM »
A side project of Altus's Mike Carss, called Loneward, that I was completely unaware of until I heard it on the latest Hypnagogue Podcast.  Lovely, cinematic feel to this music.
https://altusmusic.bandcamp.com/album/home
https://altusmusic.bandcamp.com/album/protection


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Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: Loren Nerell on Bandcamp
« on: August 01, 2018, 03:54:31 PM »
Great news, Loren. Finally, I have "Intangible" in my collection, since I missed the CD release.

Check it out, guys. Go spend money. $

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: June 04, 2018, 09:37:11 AM »
Foghorn / The Afterglow by Mount Shrine

https://mtshrine.bandcamp.com/album/foghorn-the-afterglow

meditative, beautiful, sublime

Lovely stuff, indeed, Jana. Thanks for the new discovery.

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: March 14, 2018, 11:04:46 AM »
Jaja - Music For Space Observation

I play this one almost daily. My favorite release this year, so far, and possibly Jana's best yet.

Steve Roach - The Lost Pieces

Rediscovering this one, I'd forgotten how wide-ranging this album is. I love when I "find" an album I've had for years again.


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Art and Literature, Movies and TV / Re: 4K movies and documentaries
« on: January 11, 2018, 01:13:49 PM »
Blade Runner 2049 also on order, I got the '82 original in 4K, which looks stunning, although there are some shots that risk looking like effects shots, as the original matte paintings or miniatures are a little too revealing.

The Revenant, Man of Steel, and Mad Max: Fury Road have all looked amazing in 4K.

Looking forward to the Dark Knight trilogy tomorrow, Interstellar and Passengers.

I've only recently bought a TV capable of HD content, so I wasn't heavily invested in a Blu Ray library. In the case of 4K, it's nice not to have to decide whether a film is worth the upgrade to yet another format. I've bought Blade Runner in just about every video format since Beta.

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: December 27, 2017, 11:46:25 AM »
Currently on repeat:

Siddhartha Barnhoorn - Pillars of Light
https://siddharthabarnhoorn.bandcamp.com/album/pillars-of-light

Altus - Winter Embrace(15th Anniversary Edition)
https://altusmusic.bandcamp.com/album/winter-embrace-15th-anniversary-edition

Jaja - One Day on Arcturus
https://jajaouterspace.bandcamp.com/album/one-day-on-arcturus

Also, thanks for the tip on April Larson's release. Beautiful stuff.

Christmas trees and parties, everyone.

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A great album made even better. I was happy to buy the CD. Congrats on the release, Mike.

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Steve Roach 2 New Releases
« on: August 05, 2017, 11:04:57 AM »
Steve has just released 2 new albums (I'm still calling them that,you can't make me get with the times) Long Thoughts, a 73-minute long-form track, and Nostalgia for the Future, a 6-track inter-connected collection.

Available now through Bandcamp and Steve's website.

https://steveroach.bandcamp.com/album/long-thoughts

https://steveroach.bandcamp.com/album/nostalgia-for-the-future

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: April 30, 2017, 08:25:52 PM »
Seren Fford - Aurora and Ydd Hwnt y Seren a Llygedin Deep and sonorous slow pulses of sound & and the vast spaces in between.

Duff Egan - The Future of Man & Lost Land(thanks, Duff!)

I need to rewind the weekend and start over so I have enough time to fully enjoy all this.

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: January 08, 2017, 03:53:08 PM »
Altus - Below The Root
https://altusmusic.bandcamp.com/album/below-the-root

A new release based on the computer game of the same name. I confess, I had to look it up.

3 listens and hearing something new each time. Well done, Mike.

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: December 31, 2016, 09:29:34 PM »
Jaja - Through The Belt of Orion & Beyond the Horizons, just out on Bandcamp.

https://jajaouterspace.bandcamp.com/album/through-the-belt-of-orion
https://jajaouterspace.bandcamp.com/album/beyond-the-horizons

Happy New Year. 🎉

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Everything and Nothing / Re: Vinyl is really back
« on: December 08, 2016, 10:44:03 AM »
The last Audio Cassette Factory  8)

Personally I won't be missing these things at all, I wish people were as keen on mini-discs instead !

Back in the '70's, I worked in a cassette/8-track duplication house. A lot of disco in the air back then. Unfortunately, I got rid of almost all my cassettes, as they were shedding oxide like crazy when I played them. But seeing this makes me want to break out my old Nakamichi deck and try a mix tape again.

I still have all my old vinyl, including a limited Beatles box set that sounded so clear that you could hear the squeak of the foot pedal on Ringo's bass drum. That's what I loved and miss about vinyl: It's physical. It's the ritual of carefully removing the record from the sleeve, placing the needle on the disc, and poring over the liner notes, lyric sheets and artwork(Dark Side of the Moon!), all the things that made records so memorable. I just recently hooked up my Denon turntable to my system. Now, I need to dig into storage and pull out that Beatles box again.  :)

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: December 01, 2016, 01:34:17 PM »
Max Corbacho - Indalo
https://maxcorbacho.bandcamp.com/album/indalo

Erik Wllo and Byron Metcalf - Earth Luminous
https://projektrecords.bandcamp.com/album/earth-luminous

And broke my 2-purchases-a-month rule to get

Igneous Flame - Moonglow
https://igneousflame.bandcamp.com/album/moonglow
Nice work, Pete.

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: October 08, 2016, 10:46:14 AM »
deepspace - The Glittering Domain re-release on Bandcamp. Lovely, long-form washes of synth space, interspersed with unearthly guitar and some deep piano excursions.

https://deepspace1.bandcamp.com/album/the-glittering-domain

I'm not sure how I missed this one first time around, but it's nice to see that DS's catalogue is being rolled out on BC.

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