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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Whatever happened to....?
« on: November 16, 2015, 10:38:20 AM »
Ben Fleury-Steiner
still creating music! less prolific than before perhaps. his latest was out a few moths ago, see
he also posted some tracks from a forthcoming disc on his soundcloud page

if you look at the track durations, you'll notice that Xipe Totec - The Flayed One and Nahual Negro are split in two tracks each. here are your 12 tracks for 10 songs :)

the discogs entry shows this as tracklisting:

1    Agua Celeste    3:33
2    Al Filo De Obsidiana    3:14
3    Xipe Totec - The Flayed One    3:40
4    Xipe Totec - The Flayed One    2:36
5    Danza Del Tambor    3:01
6    Macehual    3:13
7    Arbol Sagrado    1:30
8    Nahual Negro    1:17
9    Nahual Negro    3:09
10    Luna Caracol    4:25
11    El Senor De La Aurora    4:25
12    Rio De Nueve Corrientes    3:42


eight years ago, we released "Sans Titre, 2001-2004", a free digital compilation gathering rare or unreleased tracks by the 22 first artists (andrea marutti, nimh/giuseppe verticchio, aidan baker, mathieu ruhlmann, aube and many others), who had a 3" on taâlem (still available at ).

with "Sans Titre, 2013", we start what will be an annual tradition: a free digital compilation featuring unreleased tracks by the taâlem artists of the year. featured artists are Philippe Lamy, Jérémie Mathes, Jannick Schou, Enrico Coniglio, Babylone Chaos and Tone Color.

...between ambient, drone, experimental and field recordings...

available as "pay what you want" from taâlem's bandcamp at

i've just released a 3" some of you might be interested in:

alm 94 - øe + enrico coniglio "inner frost"
enrico should be known to the hypnos followers as he was part of herion (hyp3058).

"inner frost" is the first collaboration between enrico coniglio and øe aka fabio perletta, two respected italian musicians.

guitarist, environmental sound recordist and sound artist, enrico coniglio already has a solid body of physical works, alone or in collaboration with oophoi (aqua dorsa) or giovanni lami (lemures) on silentes, psychonavigation records, glacial movement, hypnos and netreleases on cronica or touch. he's also the co-curator of the great galaverna netlabel.

fabio perletta is a sound and multimedia artist. his works include electronic music, sound and light installations, live performances and graphic design. over the years he has collaborated with many international artists such as richard chartier, yann novak, lawrence english, simon whetham fabio orsi and many others. he also runs the farmacia901 label.

for this two-track release, enrico and fabio wanted to create pure glacial ambient. the release was ready last spring but we all decided to postpone it to a more appropriate release date. we're now in december, you can now have the pleasure to enjoy "inner frost"...

this 3" is available as limited edition 3"cd-r in a 3-panel mini-digipak (26 copies), non-limited 3"cd-r in the traditional mini-jewelcase and digital FLAC files.

taâlem had releases from artists such as celer, netherworld, opium, hakobune, strom noir, fabio orsi, voice of eye, and many many more.

more info at

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Bandcamp
« on: July 29, 2013, 12:19:57 PM »
i've used them once for this release: but just for the cd itself. everything went fine.
i know daniel (mystery sea and unfathomless labels) regularly use them and he's satisfied with their services. but again he only uses them for the cd itself, not the packaging.
here's a far from complete list of cds manufactured by mobineko:

on the other hand, i know another label owner who had a very bad experience with them but it was a complex release and artwork (triple cd with 6-panel digipak) and it didn't fit his expectations.

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Bandcamp
« on: July 29, 2013, 01:11:23 AM »
If I could press 100 compact discs or maybe less I cd manufacturer that I know of will press less than 300. Thats cd's in digipak, artwork and all. 
julio, have a look at

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Mobile Listenings
« on: November 16, 2012, 12:08:49 PM »
What portable device play wav, aiff, flac etc....I suppose it makes more sense to store lossless formats than fat wav files.

the sansa clip+ pete mentioned (and that i also enjoy) plays flac files (although 16bit only). great audio player!

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Recent music purchases
« on: February 03, 2011, 02:41:37 PM »
i hadn't bought anything for a while so i bought a lot last month  ::)

from David Wells/SiRiDisc
Juan José Calarco & James McDougall - Reduced Spaces CDr
David Wells - Rojo CDr
David Wells - Rojo (39:21) CDr
Juan José Calarco & David Wells - Foce CDr
Christopher McFall - An Eris 23 CDr
David Velez - Vestigios De Nada CDr

from Lethe
Lethe - Sleep Digest CD
Jonathan Coleclough & Lethe - Long Heat CD
Lethe - Catastrophe Point #6 CD

from Housepig
Various - Six Doors CD
Aube - Variable Ambit CD

from Silentes
David Wells / Paul Bradley - Op.5 / Heart Of Embra 3"CDr
Entia Non - Zero Comma Zero 3"CDr
Ian Hawgood - Tegami Beauty 3"CDr
Hati - Ka CD
Antonio Testa - Inframundis CD
Hati - Die Mechanik, Die! CD
Luigi Turra - Enso CD
toy.bizarre* & Pierre Redon - Saisons CD

from CD1D
Saito Koji - Beautiful CDr

from Infraction
Yui Onodera & Celer - Generic City CD
Loren Dent - Anthropology Vol. 1 CD
Capricornus (2) - Halation CD
Alio Die & Aglaia - Private History Of The Clouds CD
Celer - Salvaged Violets 2xCD

from zero inch
Saito Koji - Theme MP3
Saito Koji - Mizuumi MP3

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Recent music purchases
« on: January 31, 2011, 03:04:29 AM »
1000schoen 'Moune' - Troum side project
not really.
let's be precise : 1000schoen is helge siehl. he was in maeror tri with stefan knappe and martin gitsch, these two are now troum.  ;)

i'd love to listen to this mix, thanks!

Everything and Nothing / Re: Is there such a thing as a "black CD"???
« on: July 23, 2010, 01:58:22 AM »
where does it say these are black-bottom cd's?

if the first volumes of this series are the same, they seems to be real cd's. see for instance.

Everything and Nothing / Re: Is there such a thing as a "black CD"???
« on: July 21, 2010, 01:03:43 AM »
never seen any pro-replicated black cd's myself...

just curious, who are the label/distributor/producer telling you this?

the 20th playlist has been online for a few days!

from 00:00 TANNER MENARD "you had not changed but your cameras were no longer identical" from "you had not changed but your cameras were no longer identical" (h.l.m high linear music)
from 05:40 JACOB NEWMAN "pano piano" from "reflections and diffusions" (earth mantra)
from 10:28 COUNTERSPARK "7:36" from "the halpern experiment" (resting bell)
from 16:47 MATHIAS DELPLANQUE "call center" from "call center" (cronica)
from 22:40 RELMIC STATUTE "explanatory notes" from "abscon (5.l) ditus ianua" (h.l.m high linear music)
from 28:00 i8u "gallowalking" from V/A "flowers - dragon's eye fourth anniversary" (dragon's eye recordings)
from 33:16 BAS VON HUIZEN "startersfarce" from "plooibaars" (self-release)
from 40:04 SLOW "fauna" from "flora & fauna" (audiotalaia)
from 46:36 ANDY GRAYDON "untitled (fold)" from "frame, fault, fold" (impulsive habitat)
from 51:49 WYNDEL HUNT "rotation" from V/A "flowers - dragon's eye fourth anniversary" (dragon's eye recordings)
from 55:37 MINIMAL STATES "memory bank" from "liberty hoaw" (test tube)

forgot to post the 19th playlist... here it is:

from 00:00 SUSTAINER "distancia b" from "distancia" (audiotalaia)
from 07:47 HIROKI SASAJIMA "into the nothings" from "into the nothings" (impulsive habitat)
from 13:40 DAMIAN VALLES "derechos" from "bow echoes" (resting bell)
from 19:17 JAMES McDOUGALL "mountain upon a phosphorescent sky" from "mountain upon a phosphorescent sky" (impulsive habitat)
from 25:42 GASTON AREVALO "marea" from "marea" (passage)
from 31:20 COEVAL "gray yellow memory" from "distante 3" (conv)
from 37:54 PACIFIC 231 "varitake strip 21" from "varitake" (surrism phonoethics)
from 44:18 DJOZR "rust" from "stasis" (h.l.m high linear music)
from 50:12 PASCAL WYSE & TOM HAINES "a rock and a hard place" from "a rock and a hard place" (touch radio)
from 57:00 JANNICK SCHOU "polar drone" from "the haze in your eyes" (self-release)

Listening: Podcasts, Mixes, and Music Sample Clips / Re: taâlem radio
« on: March 19, 2010, 01:11:08 PM »
an 18th playlist has just been uploaded.

here is the program:
from 00:00 SEGUE "hermit" from V/A "circles around the world" (audiotalaia)
from 02:28 DALLAS SIMPSON "the alarming blend of three arches" from "the alarming blend of three arches" (impulsive habitat)
from 09:29 FIVE ELEMENTS MUSIC "untitled #2" from "green noise" (and/OAR)
from 16:23 BRIAN GRAINGER "summer's parting ways" from "sawdust aromatics" (rope swing cities)
from 22:55 LASSE MARC RIEK "juringels warten" from "das teilen der flügel" (and/OAR)
from 29:21 IMPULSANTWORT + PHARMAKUSTIK "gra_n4" from "antinomie" (clinical archives)
from 34:56 MINIMAL STATES "stereopsis" from "like a photograph" (test tube)
from 41:13 HIROKI SASAJIMA "roukoku" from V/A "circles around the world" (audiotalaia)
from 47:32 CHILDREN OF ISHIZUKE TREE "pacific ocean I" from "entering the ocean" (clinical archives)
from 53:20 THE BEAUTIFUL SCHIZOPHONIC "the lone drone" from "the lone drone" (cronica)

stream/download from

Where can one acquire mini discs for burning? I'd love to find those red ones that Waterscape uses...
you mean mini cd-r (3"/8cm) right?
you can find red and black ones here for instance: (shop is based in germany).

shall i list all the (so-called) "french" track titles i have ever read?  ;D

Listening: Podcasts, Mixes, and Music Sample Clips / Re: taâlem radio
« on: February 14, 2010, 08:04:58 AM »
a new playlist (the 17th) has just been posted.

here are the details:
from 00:00 EDU COMELLES "el estado de las ovejas" from V/A "cricles around the world" (audiotalaia)
from 06:48 EXOTICMODULATIONSKY "the degree of brightness" from "in the semi-underground cafe" (lunar flower)
from 13:17 MATERIA AURORA "glow iv" from "winter glow" (blauer abend)
from 19:18 DAVID TAGG "a vision through cloth" from "sawdust aromatics" (rope swing cities)
from 26:16 AIDAN BAKER "track 12" from "noisejihad live 019" (noisejihad live)
from 32:06 IAN HAWGOOD "belgium in black and white" from "soundtrack to a film in my head which will never get made" (rope swing cities)
from 37:25 PURE & HATI "live in muenster 29 11 2008" from "live in muenster 29 11 2008" (cronica)
from 44:18 JOAQUIN GUTIERREZ HADID "vending machine" from "vending machine" (impulsive habitat)
from 51:16 CHEER "by gas and candlelight" from "dawn chorus" (distance recordings)

taâlem newsletter january 2010
* VOICE OF EYE "primaera" (3"cd-r on taâlem, alm 62); does the american duo really need to be presented? active for twenty years and thankfully back in business in 2007, bonnie mcnairn and jim wilson have created especially for taalem a rich, complex & atmospheric 18min-long track. truly beautiful!
* CHRISTOPHER McFALL & ASHER "an amber hollowed night" (3"cd-r on taâlem, alm 63); collaboration between these two artists from the ambient/field recordings/experimental scene. created from piano fragments and installation soundtrack from ASHER and field recordings from McFALL, their multi-layered piece is a monument of evocative music...
* CELER "all at once is what eternity is" (3"cd-r on taâlem, alm 64); CELER fastly gained a very strong reputation in the ambient world thanks to their delicate & refined music. here's a new fine example of CELER exquisite soundscapes...

as usual, these three releases are also available as FLAC files.

more details at

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