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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #5480 on: September 13, 2017, 06:16:48 PM »
I've recently been on an Echospace [Detroit] kick. I've always appreciated the music of Modell, Hitchell, and their friends, but I've found myself deeply absorbed in these three beatless, abstract ambient spaces this week:

Shorelights - Summer Cottage Soundscapes
Subtle glitches, field recordings (Mantra), and electronics. A beautiful, deep coma of sound.
https://echospacedetroit.bandcamp.com/album/summer-cottage-soundscapes-2

Echospace plays Michael Mantra - Sea Shell City
Excellent recycling of Mantra source material. Slow and atmospheric. This would have been one of my favorites of 2016 if I had heard it then rather than hearing it recently.
https://echospacedetroit.bandcamp.com/album/sea-shell-city

A601-2 - Shibuya Hynagogia
A single longform piece that works well at low volumes. Urban field recordings + electronics.
https://echospacedetroit.bandcamp.com/album/shibuya-hypnagogia


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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #5481 on: September 25, 2017, 03:15:31 PM »
Still on an Echospace kick this week:

Intrusion - Amongst the Stars
Deep ambient dub with a nice mix of tracks with pulses and those that simply drift.
https://echospacedetroit.bandcamp.com/album/amongst-the-stars

Variant - [shadowbands] aphelion​/​perihelion
Deep space. The second track in particular is beautiful, drifting ambience.
https://echospacedetroit.bandcamp.com/album/shadowbands-aphelion-perihelion

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #5482 on: September 26, 2017, 06:11:50 AM »
Recently:
Echoes of Polyhymnia - Hypnos compilation.
Eivor - Slor (English version)
Steve Roach - Darkest Before Dawn

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #5483 on: September 28, 2017, 02:28:23 PM »
Max Corbacho - Splendid Labyrinths

Splendid indeed, I needed that. Love the first track.

https://maxcorbacho.bandcamp.com/track/the-flowing-path

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #5484 on: October 05, 2017, 08:41:50 AM »
Andrew Heath and Anne Chris Baker - Lichtzin
Amazing collaboration full of brooding atmospheres, lost sounds, objects hidden behind corners, and beautiful ambient guitar soundscapes. A true journey!
https://chiheihatakeyama.bandcamp.com/album/lichtzin

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #5485 on: October 16, 2017, 08:07:26 PM »
Carbon Based Lifeforms - Derelicts
New CBL release. Outstanding.
https://carbonbasedlifeforms.bandcamp.com/album/derelicts

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #5486 on: October 18, 2017, 08:47:06 PM »
Artist: LANY
Song Title: ILYSB

I am so in love with this song, and I love this band next to Maroon 5 and The Script.  :-*

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #5487 on: November 01, 2017, 03:57:58 AM »
Blake Gibson & Robert Davies - Quiraing
Beautiful atmospheric drone ambient. Highly evocative of the beautiful landscapes that inspired the music. One of the most stunning album covers of all time. Exactly the atmospheres evoked by the Quiraing on Skye.

Next -

Northaunt - Nightpaths Impressive and wonderful dark ambient, yet again, from Northaunt.

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #5488 on: November 01, 2017, 07:08:12 PM »
Nunc Stans - Edge of Visibility
Fun stuff from APK. Somewhat dark, and a bit more drone-based than some of his other work. I like it a lot.
https://dataobscura.bandcamp.com/album/edge-of-visibility

Motionfield - The Passage
A collection of slow-moving ambient pieces with surprisingly few beats/pulses for this artist. I actually like this better than some of his other work.
https://motionfield.bandcamp.com/album/the-passage

Archives Various Artists - Soundscapes Volume 2

New compilation from the Archives label, featuring some of the recent artists featured on the label and some new up-and-coming ones. More guitar-heavy than previous releases, and a few really lovely stand outs (including the opening track by Steve Pacheco)
https://archivesdubmusic.bandcamp.com/album/soundscapes-vol-2

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #5489 on: November 09, 2017, 02:32:17 PM »
In the spirit of this topic:
http://www.hypnos.com/smf/index.php?topic=1876.0

Tchaikovsky - Hymn of the Cherubim
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPlK5HwFxcw

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #5490 on: November 12, 2017, 09:42:50 AM »
Yoyu - Open Heart Communication
Serene and meditative ambient.
https://nomorewords.bandcamp.com/album/open-heart-communication

Ghost and Tape - Var
Dusty, lo-fi guitar loops, in a 12k style.
https://homenormal.bandcamp.com/album/v-r

Andrew Heath - Soundings
Field recordings and various instrumentation. Awesome with headphones.
https://andrewheath.bandcamp.com/album/soundings

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #5491 on: November 12, 2017, 07:33:38 PM »
Glad to hear you are enjoying the new Nunc Stans, Chris.  Thanks.


I like the new Sonmi451 : Panta Rei

https://eileanrec.bandcamp.com/album/panta-rei
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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #5492 on: November 13, 2017, 05:44:25 PM »
Good call! Panta Rei is fantastic!

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #5493 on: November 13, 2017, 06:00:23 PM »
Glad you feel that way, Chris.
Yes, it is excellent.
And surprisingly so, because he did have a lapse for a while, and this new style is a bit different
from what he was earlier so very good at ( which was more glitchy/clicky rhythmic beats sorta vaguely ambient).

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #5494 on: November 25, 2017, 11:01:12 AM »
Snufmumriko - This Tide Will Bring You Home
Great EP on the Dewtone label from one of my favorite recently discovered artists. Lo-fi drones, rooted in a beatless dub space.
http://dewtonerecordings.com/album/this-tide-will-bring-you-home

Max Corbacho - Source of Present
Similar in spirit to some of his other recent releases. Excellent and majestic ambience. The first track, in particular, is one I like to put on repeat and listen to in a sustained way.
https://maxcorbacho.bandcamp.com/album/source-of-present


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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #5495 on: December 02, 2017, 05:08:21 AM »
Recently:

Nunc Stans - Edge of visibility
https://dataobscura.bandcamp.com/album/edge-of-visibility
Well thought out and detailled epic storytelling with musical notes.

Nunc Stans - Elementa
https://dataobscura.bandcamp.com/album/elementa
A perfect transcendence of music and elements.

Nunc Stans - Secret passages
https://dataobscura.bandcamp.com/album/secret-passages
Very melancolic with a sacral touch.

The Circular Ruins - Nightfall
https://dataobscura.bandcamp.com/album/nightfall
Reflective and nocturnal, I absolutely recommend head phones to get the full intent.

Mr. Cloudy - Shades of the deep
https://mrcloudy.bandcamp.com/album/mr-cloudy-shades-of-the-deep
Excellent and deep dub techno for listening and quiet times.

Fiction and Poetics - Solitude
https://fictionsandpoetics.bandcamp.com/album/solitude
As if you read in a book. Tranquil and touching. Do not miss the song "Trying to forget".

Wow, lots of gems, keep on enjoying all of them, Jana!!! As always, Anthony with his DataObscura delivers exquisite artistry and infinite consistency. Definitely a label to keep a deeply focused eye and ear on!!!

Richard :)

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #5496 on: December 02, 2017, 05:14:57 AM »
Max Corbacho - Source of Present
Similar in spirit to some of his other recent releases. Excellent and majestic ambience. The first track, in particular, is one I like to put on repeat and listen to in a sustained way.
https://maxcorbacho.bandcamp.com/album/source-of-present

I am blown away with the opening epic track "The Beginning Of Remembering". Monumental grace at its most breathtaking, unfathomable, fascinating and immersing!!! This certainly must be one of the deepest compositions Max has carved since "The Ocean Inside" opus. Bravo, Maestro!!!

Richard :)

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #5497 on: December 07, 2017, 05:25:54 PM »
Ishq - Sen
New release on ...txt. Ishq has been a bit hit-or-miss for me recently. It seems that some of the releases haven't been curated or filtered well. But this album is a gem if you have been longing for the more melodic, drifting, and yet mysterious side of Ishq. Absolutely fantastic from beginning to end.
https://ishq.bandcamp.com/album/sen

Steve Brand and Ishq - Spiritual Science
This is a reissue on ...txt; I hadn't heard the original. I like this a lot, but it sounds a bit flat in parts, as if some of the sounds are copies of copies from an old tape reel era. Nonetheless, it is a great sonic journey, and the last track/CD is lovely.
https://steve-brand.bandcamp.com/album/spiritual-science-2017-re-release

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #5498 on: December 09, 2017, 05:30:21 PM »
Steve Roach - Spiral Revelation

Just found out it's nominated for a Grammy award in the New Age category (!)

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Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Reply #5499 on: December 11, 2017, 06:12:55 AM »
Checking out two recent Hic Sunt Leones releases on Spotify.

Alio Die - They Grow Layers Of Life Within
Aglaia - Akupanga ( This is beautiful drifting, spacious ambience)

Two new releases out on the label also I see.

PS there are three A Winged Victory For The Sullen albums on vinyl for sale in my local record shop. Very, very tempting indeed.