Currently listening, part 1

Started by mgriffin, December 06, 2007, 02:02:28 PM

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Dave Michuda

S. Carey - All We Grow - awesome album from the drummer for Bon Iver!
Balam Acab - Wander Wonder - cool electronics with found sounds, spaciousness & a bit of slow dub step.
Grouplove - Never Trust a Happy Song - wonderfully infectious indie pop.


A winged victory for the sullen: sotl side project on kranky.modern classical with prominent piano.
Marconi union: ambient transmissions.great duo.a bit like mostly.
David sylvain/Robert fripp: cd half ballads,half rockers.the ballads appeal to me,the rest not so much.
Radio listening to something made in 1974 or 1978 by tangerine dream or Jean Michel jarre,wonderful old school analogue sound.


The Field - Looping State Of Mind. His best yet.
Stag Hare - Spirit Canoes
Hubble - Hubble Drums

Scott M2

The Circular Ruins - "their subtle purpose".  A favourite album at the office.
"Seven Days" and "Suspended Animation" particularly enraptured me today.

Scott M2

The Winterhouse - "Sanctuary".    Looks like a DataObscura day.    8)
The music is vast, enveloping  chordal drones, so I don't connect the sound with the
rather pastoral cover image by Cezanne, though I find the drones non-wintery.

The packaging I have (just picked this up at Ping Things last week) is a soft-plastic rectangular
"clamshell" type case with a slim but very readable spine - which wins my packaging approval.
It's even more readable than the slim hard-plastic cases I'm used to from DataObscura.  ;D


You are on a run there, Scott  8)

The "Seven Days" track is special favourite of mine.

So glad to hear you are enjoying them !

The Circular Ruins / Lammergeyer / Nunc Stans


A Bill Nelson mood came over me this weekend. I'd also forgotten how prolific he's been, on par with Frank Zappa.

The Love That Whirls(Diary of a Thinking Heart)
Quit Dreaming and Get on The Beam
Chance Encounters In The Garden of Lights
Atom Shop
Sounding The Ritual Echo
Juke Box For Jet Boy
There is no spoon. Which sucks because I have a pudding cup.

Scott M2

Nice - Haven't listened to Nelson for a while.

The Love That Whirls and Chance Encounters In The Garden of Lights are personal faves.
Chance Encounters, though fragmented, like this sentence, is, for me, his most ambient collection.

drone on

Voice of Eye-Anthology 2
Brian Lavelle-Fallen are the Domes of Green Amber
Hakobune-Away from the Lunar Waters
Zen Room (Klaus Wiese)-Positive Zero
Steve Roach-Atmospheric Conditions
Taalem 3" CDR releases from Fabio Orsi, Aidan Baker, Yui Onodera, James McDougall, Netherworld, Vox Populi.
Kraftwerk-Tour de France

drone on

Sil Muir-Sil Muir (Diophantine)
Brian Lavelle-Supernaturalist
Brian Lavelle-Just Another Song at Twilight
Purl-Deep Ground
Atom Heart-Live at Sel ISC
Alio Die-Honeysuckle


Oophoi/Seren-Martian Chronicles (Hypnos)
Mazmoneth-Music by Mirrors (DiN)
Keller & Schonwalder-Long Distances (Manikin)
Steve Roach-Journey of One (Projekt)
Harold Budd-In the Mist (Darla)
Patrick O'Hearn-Transitions

Dave Michuda

Steve Reich - WTC 9-11, Mallet Quartet, Dance Patterns - the 9/11 piece is very moving.
Lana Del Rey - Video Games - steamy, sexy pop.  great tune.
Hudson Mohawke - satin panthers - loud, energetic electronica.



Quote from: drone on on September 23, 2011, 03:39:05 PM
Sil Muir-Sil Muir (Diophantine)
Brian Lavelle-Supernaturalist
Brian Lavelle-Just Another Song at Twilight
Purl-Deep Ground
Atom Heart-Live at Sel ISC
Alio Die-Honeysuckle

that Sil Muir sounds interesting from the excerpts i heard, have to order this soon!


steve roach - piece of infinity (MC&SP disc4), slow heat, immersion 3, immersion 4
(been on a long-form Roach kick)

celer - levitation & breaking points
(very nice re-issue from the 'open-ear-minded' andOAR, i can spend a lot of time with these slow lingering pieces)

hakobune - shadow on the lawn
(except for the last track if they'd say it's a David Tagg release, i would believe it, mighty fine dronescapes, very good!)

hakobune - i discover i'm missing
(still putting my teeth into it, overall a more melancholic sound, i'm glad his former more polished high-end sound takes place for a more organic, grainy one, a David Tagg sonic influence..?)

klaus wiese - geisha, ceremony

talvihorros - descent into delta
(overall a good release, unfortunately a bit more noisy in spots but the pieces still have a nice movement in tension throughout..)

bvdub - i remember
(nice cover, he's getting better each time, haunting pieces of longing..)

wouter veldhoven - the endless now
(not much to find about this dutch ambient composer, but this release certainly shows his talent, giant empty floating sounds like flying birds, excellent all the way)

pieter nooten & michael brook - sleeps with the fishes
(a timeless classic of somber moody pieces, just beautiful)


steve roach - journey of one, back to life
2 x maps & diagrams (nomadic kids republic)
yann novak - presence
celer - sunlir (re-issue on Con-V) -on the way-
ernst karel - swiss mountain transport systems (fieldrecordings)
thomas koner - neues land -CANCELLED!-


As the title suggests you can definately float away to this one. Superb and highly recommended :)
"A painter paints pictures on canvas. But musicians paint their pictures on silence."Leopold Stokowski


Julio Di Benedetto

Steve Roach: A Deeper Silence  Along with Immersion 3, some of my favorite Roach....I can leave this on for days
Steve Roach: Quite Music  The Original 3 Hour it says, Quite and also beautiful, drifting and all about innerspace.
Tomas Weiss & Anthony Paul Kerby: Appearences  One of the most interesting and moving collaborations I have heard recently
"Life is one big road, with lots of signs, so when you ride to the Roots, do not complicate your mind, ... "  Bob Marley


Simon Fisher Turner - The Great White SIlence (2CD--on Soleilmoon)( a great ambient soundtrack to an early silent film about a doomed expedition to the South Pole.  Passages on the first disc remind me, strangely enough, of Steve Hillage's Rainbow Dome Musick.  Consderably quieter than most of Turner's other work.)



"Tomas Weiss & Anthony Paul Kerby: Appearances  One of the most interesting and moving collaborations I have heard recently"

So pleased to hear this, Julio. Thanks.

The Circular Ruins / Lammergeyer / Nunc Stans

drone on

Purl-Deep Ground.  This is an excellent disc on the Silent Season label, pressed CD limited to 300 copies.  Somehow I stumbled upon this on Discogs and hadn't heard of it before.  If you're into Bvdub or other ambient dub artists, this is right up your alley.  Highly recommended!


bit left field but....watching this on BBC news - would be interesting to see him play a full concert.

I thought the interviewer asked some really dumb questions - and Derek does play a simple refrain at one point that may hint at other sorts of music he may enjoy listening to....