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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #3980 on: February 25, 2014, 03:40:16 PM »
Not a big fan of them, but this one is really good (expect from the kind of 90┤s cheesy "trance" ending):

Coldplay - Midnight

better quality:

http://www.clipfish.de/musikvideos/video/4049099/coldplay-midnight/

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« Reply #3981 on: February 25, 2014, 06:56:23 PM »
Porya Hatami- Land- another brilliant Bandcamp release. The music resembles Taylor Deupree's micro-glitch soundworlds, but a bit more melodic, with a backdrop of field samples that add flavor to the mix. A stunningly beautiful release, I'm really loving this. Very blissful and incredibly relaxing. I actually prefer this to Taylor Deupree's best music.

And he's from Iran. How often do you hear about an Iranian ambient musician?

I agree; great album. He has a new release out on Tench. Hoping it will arrive in the mail sometime this week!


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« Reply #3982 on: February 25, 2014, 08:20:02 PM »
Chris- That new release is called "shallow", I presume? I read a very glowing review about that album, which lead me to search Bandcamp for his other albums. Please tell us what you think about "Shallow" when you've had time to digest it.

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #3983 on: February 26, 2014, 09:20:30 AM »
Al Gromer Khan & Klaus Wiese - The Alchemy of Happiness

I've returned to this album after a long break and have to say I appreciate it more than ever! A real gem, full of warm and open feelings.

Beautiful album indeed, thanks for mentioning.

Recently playing: Two exceptionally well priced digital releases on Bandcamp:

Araf˙ra - HUMORES I - IV
Ethereal ambient with strings and some experimental touches. This is excellent. So excellent.
https://arafura.bandcamp.com/album/humores-i-iv


Wow, as you say Chris, excellent, will have to get this !! :)

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« Reply #3984 on: February 26, 2014, 09:24:42 AM »
Listening to the samples on Bandcamp, thirdsystem. You're right: beautiful.

Off Land - Tidewater Pulse is one of my most played albums in the last few months, glad you liked it. I see the lad has a separate bandcamp page for other stuff..............

http://offland.bandcamp.com/

I have checked the Voyage/Home album..........on my bandcamp urgent list  ;)

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« Reply #3985 on: February 26, 2014, 10:47:35 AM »
Listening to the samples on Bandcamp, thirdsystem. You're right: beautiful.

Off Land - Tidewater Pulse is one of my most played albums in the last few months, glad you liked it. I see the lad has a separate bandcamp page for other stuff..............

http://offland.bandcamp.com/

I have checked the Voyage/Home album..........on my bandcamp urgent list  ;)

Dwyer as Off Land has other earlier net releases floating out there as well.  "Encounter Point" is a really nice one (on Resting Bell):

http://www.restingbell.net/releases/rb028-encounter-point

Forrest

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« Reply #3986 on: February 26, 2014, 06:24:22 PM »
Otto A. Totland - Pin˘
This is a cool new release from Sonic Pieces (DE). The album is comprised of 18 relatively short (i.e., < 3 mins) compositions for piano. The tracks are slow paced, somewhat rustic, and sorrowful in tone. This album would make a good soundtrack to a film about ghosts, nostalgia, or, better yet, nostalgic ghosts.  Adding to the atmosphere are the occasional creeks of old, wooden floorboards, hurried breaths, and the squeaking of the piano bench. Otto Totland is one-half of Deaf Center. If you are a fan of that duo and like the modern composition end of their recordings, you'll find this Pin˘ to be quite the treat.

Samples/Buy: http://experimedia.net/index.php?main_page=product_music_info&cPath=1&products_id=11271

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« Reply #3987 on: February 27, 2014, 05:50:56 AM »
Porya Hatami- Unstable; So far, I love everything this guy does. Another Bandcamp download. The last three tracks move away from the overt Taylor Deupree microsound vibe, into a very playful drone/glitch/clicks mode. Excellent! I'll have to explore more Bandcamp downloads--  he has several more.

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #3988 on: February 28, 2014, 07:50:06 PM »
Strom Noir- Tanek Rusaliek

http://stromnoir.bandcamp.com/album/tanec-rusaliek

Really digging Strom Noir. Glad I discovered him recently.

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #3989 on: February 28, 2014, 09:11:14 PM »
William Basinski - The Disintegration Loops
I bought the first dlp disc when it came out in 2002. I enjoyed it, but didn't find myself listening to it much after the first few spins. The concept and process behind the release captured my imagination more than the music itself. As a result, I did not buy the other discs when they came out. Recently, however, my wife bought me the CD box set for my birthday and I've really been enjoying all of the discs. Hearing them all back-to-back rounds out the experience nicely and gives me a better appreciation for the work.
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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #3990 on: March 01, 2014, 05:48:07 PM »
I listened to the first Disintegration Loops album a while back but I didn't really care for it. I love the background story behind it though.

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« Reply #3991 on: March 01, 2014, 07:13:18 PM »
Grey Frequency- Cold Geometry- Dark, grainy, desolate, windswept, and a little creepy. This has become one of my favorite downloads in the last few months. Favorite tracks: Dyatlov Pass and Rain Hill. Read about the Dyatlov Pass incident on the internet. Really fascinating!

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« Reply #3992 on: March 01, 2014, 09:35:56 PM »
"Life is one big road, with lots of signs, so when you ride to the Roots, do not complicate your mind, ... "  Bob Marley

http://digitalvoices.bandcamp.com/

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« Reply #3993 on: March 02, 2014, 08:37:03 AM »
no-man - returning jesus

Non ambient - but definitely hints at our genre. Beautiful music. Steve Wilson of Porcupine Tree fame side project.
Perfect Sunday afternoon listening.  8)

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« Reply #3994 on: March 02, 2014, 04:59:00 PM »
Raison d'etre - The Stains of the Embodied Sacrifice (disc 2)

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« Reply #3995 on: March 03, 2014, 04:26:14 PM »
Anthony Paul Kerby & Tomas Weiss - Revelation
Great electronic-ambient music from two of our forum members. Nice and varied, and well worth headphone listening. Favorite track: Discovery

Samples/Buy: http://databloem.com/home/12-antony-paul-kerby-tomas-weiss-revelation.html

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« Reply #3996 on: March 05, 2014, 05:09:11 AM »


Northaunt - Barren Land.

This has got to be in my top ten ambient releases. Stunning, dark atmospheric soundscapes of the North. Inspired by Spitsbergen and Greenland. Nice package also with some great landscapes of these remote lands.

http://northaunt.bandcamp.com/album/barren-land-digibook-download

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« Reply #3997 on: March 05, 2014, 02:14:59 PM »
Margins - Fragile Existence
This is a late 2013 collaborative project between Dan Crossley (Facture/Fluid Audio) and Craig Tattersall (The Boats). Once again, this is an amazing product from Facture in which the packaging/art is as central to the release as the music. The music itself is decent, but not remarkable. It largely combines field recordings and tape loops to create a fractured but ambient atmosphere. The Crossley nature prints that accompany the release are absolutely beautiful, however, and are worth checking out on the Fluid Audio site regardless of how you feel about Tattersall.

Chris,

Saw this release pop up on the Fluid Audio list again, so I thought I'd give it a go.

Forrest

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« Reply #3998 on: March 05, 2014, 05:30:34 PM »
Forrest: I hope you enjoy Fragile Existence. Musically, I think the last two tracks (Brook and Wood) are the highlights of the release. But the photos are what make the experience a true treat.

Recent spins:
Wintersilence - Submental Vol. 2
Excellent drone work with great depth from the El Culto label. This is encoded as one 55 minute track, but there are clearly discrete tracks on here that morph into one another in the smooth ways that I'm accustomed to in some of Tomas' work. I'm not exactly sure who Wintersilence is, but drone on suggested that Grassow is involved and Discogs corroborates that possibility.
Samples/Buy: http://www.el-culto.com/artists/submental/vol2wintersilence.html

Tomas Weiss - Zeitlos (Sleep Edition)
One of my favorite tracks of the year expanded into a 60 minute epic journey. Not an essential purchase if you have the proper Zeitlos album, but a beautiful, supplemental dessert nonetheless.
Samples/Buy: http://www.el-culto.com/artists/tomasweiss/zeitlos-sleep-edition.html

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« Reply #3999 on: March 05, 2014, 05:48:00 PM »
Rhea--The True Color of Titan's Lakes.  Deep space stuff a la Phobos,Tau Ceti, Oophoi, etc.  Got this at Groove Unlimited website.

Nik Tyndall--Plejaden Suite, Trance Dance.  A couple of his early albums around the time of his Hearts of Space release called Lagoon.  Sort of melodic and new agey, but although still very nice atmospheric music.  My only criticism of his music is it sounds like all digital synths with preset sounds.

Bernd Kistenmacher--Totally Versmold.  This is basically live versions of his Thoughts album, which I didn't have so very worthwhile.