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Thread Contributor: MuttleyFor The Ambient Lovers...review and mixtape archive 001

Demen - Nektyr (Kranky) - FR 189 - Mick Buckingham - http://www.fluid-radio.co.uk

Two suggested prefixes there, wholly different, wholly juxtaposed - demons, and nectar. Demons haunt our psyche; nectar gives
mother nature's flowers their life. Is there any correlation to the sounds on this album by Demen on Kranky? Certainly. The
music is typically life-affirming for the label, and is a resolute cleanser to Springtime heartache. Maybe you're going through
a bereavement; maybe you just lose your marbles every now and then. Whichever intensity you have, this is mindful music with a
sweetheart's touch to its pedigree. It takes my mind away to places I know I would actually like to be - the opposite of fomo -
the fear of missing out acronym, is just nothingness, and revelling in it. Gone are the cheesy discos of yesteryear, in comes
a patchouli quality to the new age of sentimental solipsism.
Drones and instruments often play to this core in ambient and drone Muzak. Opening this record is "Niorum" with a voice that
sounds part Marie Brennan (of 70s folksters Clannad) and part abstract recent singer Sia. The beats throughout continue as a
relentlessly echoe-y force that paints huge delay trails over the landscape, a sandworm burrowing in and out of a sci-fi video
game. There's not much to decipher lyrically; to be honest I don't want to - these sound like ancient sentiments, ancient chants.
And this gives a wonderful sense of serenity coming to fruition.
Most of the musical modes and tropes are fixed in minor keys, making heavy use of aeolian and cloudy dorian sensibilities. A
particularly cathartic quality is reaped from the Slowdive-esque drumming furore that enters on second track "Morgon", replete
with pulsular vocals that sound like they're lifted from a heavenly larynx. Another comparison here is the "Dreams" track, well
known to everyone, by Stevie Nicks of Fleetwood Mac; the same type of thing applies here: "thunder only happens when it's
raining". Here it's raining percussion and angelic electric guitar, drenched in reverberation.
Wholly unpredictable only two tracks deep, and deep this mother is, I'm thoroughly immersed in it. "Korridorer" speaks to the
erratic pathways of the guitarist's mind with hissing static, a Twin Peaks style coffee table meander into unknown territories.
Unknown territories is the cadence risk to size. The two tracks prior to the divinely woven closing cut "Ambur" are noodlings;
good noodlings, mind, but still inconsequential. They expose the weaknesses of the album where lack of intensity arises. This is
not a wrong path - it's when things become intensely unintelligible verbally, very much alien riches- that the best work shows
itself. I'm intensely glad, as well, that I gave this record more than just a passing judgement. The world is made of nectar; it
is only the bitter aftertaste of the human psyche that wears our own judgements thin. Here's to many more from Demen on Kranky.
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roel_funcken just sent I his latest ambient/idm/chillout/space mix, broadcast first on live streaming platform Mixlr. 

https://www.mixcloud.com/rfunck/roel-fun...ntent=html

Starts very Squarepusher-y, I imagine it will slow down a bit later on. V nice ambience early on. Something for clearing the cobwebs.
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An intense and gripping 8 track dirge-fest by The Inward Circles on Corbel Stone Press is one for the history books. 

https://theinwardcircles.bandcamp.com/al...all-bodies
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This tune is rather beautiful.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_FsjLoyz90
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If you have been checking this thread frequently you will know I like the Important Records label. They have released Eleh and Harry Bertoia amongst others in the past and now they have a good "100 CDs for $100" deal for ambient fledglings. The goal was to raise the reached 15000 dollars to create a new warebarn with structure and electricity. Help support the Important cause and get some Important music in the process.
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The IMPREC Kick Starter campaign is on that site if you can be dallied to search for it.

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Showcase your products.

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After a year of preparation we're excited to announce that our Kickstarter campaign aimed at renovating our barn into a proper office is now live.

Why?

Important operates out of a small farmhouse which we share with our growing family. Deliveries are moved through our front door and are processed in our back office before being moved out to the barn for long term storage. The Bertoia tape studio is in the front room while our basement serves as additional storage and a screen & letterpress print studio. Our goal is to consolidate all of this into one organized, climate controllable workspace we can use for the next 15 years.

We're now working directly on preserving the archives of artists including Harry Bertoia, Pauline Oliveros & Tod Dockstader. A consolidated, organized office will help us significantly with these preservation efforts.

What is in it for you?

We have opened our vaults and are offering 16 years worth of test pressings, color vinyl, rarities and a massive CD & LP blowout as well. Check out a brief description of many of our rewards below.

All color LPs and test pressings will be shipped randomly. However, when we survey you at the end for your address we'll ask for your favorite releases  but we can not guarantee that you will get one of your requests.

One more thing....

Please let us know if you would like us to combine pledge levels for you. We will make any combined custom pledge level you ask for.

Please consider helping us relocate our office. You will be rewarded!

Thanks!
John & Maurice

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10LPs (random mix of doubles & singles) in a tote bag.

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We're liquidating our overstock CDs. It's all top notch music but we've got too many copies & need the space.

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We've archived 16 years of IMPREC color vinyl. You'll receive a randomly selected LP from our archive. Most were made in editions of 100.

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You'll receive a test pressing (typically from an edition of 5 or 10) in a custom screen printed & hand labeled sleeve.

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Handmade subscription series:

You'll receive an Important release, from our back catalog, in an Arigato Pak sleeve with handmade artwork - for under $10 a month (plus shipping).

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Pauline Oliveros Reverberations box set signed by Pauline.

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Coil Ape Of Naples/New Backwards 4LP test pressing in box.

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Sonambient FW1033 Test Pressing:
Originally intended to be a museum edition but arrived too late to be part of the show. Screen printed jackets and a test pressing from the recently released Harry Bertoia LP


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John Oswald's ultimate mix of the Grateful Dead's Dark Star on color vinyl.

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Coil Ape/Backwards pressing plate

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Coil Ape/Backwards color vinyl box.

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Ron English original painting inspired by Daniel Johnston

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Original Dresden Dolls 7" signed by Brian and Amanda

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2017 IMPREC logo shirt box. 3 shirts in a screen printed box.

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Screen printed poster pack. Cortini, Eleh, Eleh & Imprec art prints included. Signed & numbered.

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Promo poster pack. We'll send you a few Imprec promo posters. Jo Ha Kyu LP poster will be included but is not shown.

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Steve Keene sent us a bunch of paintings & we selected one for the cover of Ikebana. You'll get one.

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Hafler Trio used vocals from Jonsi of Sigur Ros to create this incredible double disc.

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Name your size and we'll send a random artist or label shirt.

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We'll send you TWO seven inches.

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Original paintings by John Fahey.

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This box contains all the lacquers used to produce the original Coil Ape/Backwards box set. You get all 8 and the box they came in.

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I saved 226 dollars (£179) on this job lot in total cost, and much more than that if I had catalogued. 308 ounces is what 100 Cd packaged weigh.
1kg in ounces = 35 ounces. That's 17 ounces per 39 dollars USA to UK ship maximum.
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Syn/cussion in Berlin, Einstürzende Neubauten in Newcastle, The Necks and a night curated by CRU magazine in London, and more
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London Morley College, UK
International sound art exhibition with work selected from an open call by judges including The Wire Publisher Tony Herrington, Janek Schaefer and Annie Mahtani. London Morley College, 4 May–1 June, free.
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Aalborg Kunsthal Nord, Denmark
Interactive performance based exhibition which uses as its source material three performances per day by a trio of improvising musicians known collectively as Flamingo. Data from the performance and the audience response are transformed into objects using a 3D printer. Aalborg Kunsthal Nord, 6 May–4 June.
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Now these lot are quality ambient and post-rock influenced...get em on a bill in Oxford, please, someone...

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A.R.C. SOUNDTRACKS
Manchester, UK // Gizeh Records / LCR / Sacred Tapes
Available: 2nd-13th September 2017
Quick link: A.R.C. Soundtracks at Sleepsound Agency
A.R.C. Soundtracks is an audio/visual project based in the post-industrial city of Manchester. Marrying bleak drones, echoed-out percussion and FX-heavy spoken word to ritualistic visuals, they make for an unsettling experience. The duo return with a new record 'DERELICTION//MIRROR' released via Gizeh Records in summer 2017 and we are booking a European tour for September 2017 to promote it. The album was recorded during a residency at Salford Islington Mill (home to GNOD, Sacred Tapes, cuspeditions and many other noise and experimental labels). Their current live show was premiered at London’s Cafe Oto in 2016 and works as a soundtrack to prepared visuals.

Below is the current tour schedule, press quotes and links to audio and video. Or, the Sleepsound Agency information page is here:
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“"A fantastic collection of minimal drones and barely existent electric post-folk balladry." Included in The Finest Ambient Albums of 2014 end-of-year review. Drowned In Sound (UK)

"Kevin Drumm-style drones and Secret Boyfriend-style sketches of post-punk ambience drift through the duration of the LP, which features some stunning compositions. An incredibly strong piece of work and features some moments of abstract beauty at its core." Bleep.com (UK)

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This is a proud day for us at Whitelabrecs HQ – we’ve been working hard behind the scenes for a while on our very first compilation album and for this, our packaging/design takes a slight turn. This release continues along the lines of vinyl-effect CDrs of course but this time, we’ve splashed out on creating a small scale fine-art vinyl imitation CDr, which is presented exactly as a professional vinyl LP would, only smaller!

The album sees us make good use of the full space on the disc as we’ve approached our own artists, label friends and established artists alike. The final product sees well-known producers such as Offthesky, Darkroom and The Green Kingdom line up alongside our very own David Kolhne, Jose Soberanes and Ondrej Zajac. We couldn’t be happier with the packaging and the quality of the tones contained on the disc and we hope you will be too.

It's available now on Whitelabrecs and as subscribers to our mailing list you are the very first people to get the chance to grab a copy of this release and we'll leave it a few days before promoting it on our website and social channels.

https://whitelabrecs.bandcamp.com/album/whitelabsounds


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Since we began running Whitelabrecs in January 2016 we’ve managed to put out 20 albums covering the varied ground of the Ambient scene and featuring artists both new and established. Usually by the time that this many releases have amassed, most labels will have created at least one compilation or sampler but rest assured, we’ve been working behind the scenes for several months on our very own ‘Whitelabsounds’.
Our very first compilation album features a CDr full of top drawer Ambient and Experimental music featuring well known artists in the scene such as Offthesky, Maps and Diagrams, The Green Kingdom, Wil Bolton and Darkroom as well as contributors to our discography and other friends.
The album is presented as a small-scale fine-art vinyl LP imitation package, with a printed outer photographic/graphic sleeve, white card inner sleeve and a printed vinyl-effect CDr. There’s not a rubber stamp or white label in sight, as we wanted to present something truly special and hopefully, the start of a series.

The sounds contained within the disk are to be seen as a mood board of the various shades of modern Ambient music, with darker drones concocted from electronics and light noise sitting alongside beautiful electro-acoustic pieces, framed as a sort of mosaic. Every tile tells a story as each artist’s environment, experience and influence helps shape their sound. Somehow, the whole body of work becomes greater than the sum of its parts and that brings us to the artwork, a photograph of tessellating mosaic tiles taken in Pompeii, Italy.
Some tiles are worn and disintegrated whereas some are smooth and clear, perfectly reflecting the tones that can be heard on this inaugural Whitelabsounds compilation.

Catalog Number: WLR021
Mastered by Tim Diagram
Photography by Bethany Towell
Artwork by Harry Towell

-tracklist-

01 The Green Kingdom - Dorado
02 Ben McElroy - Pete Rambles
03 Maps and Diagrams - Mirabilis
04 Andrew Lang - Nocturne
05 Floor Overhead - Houston, Texas
06 Felix Gebhard - GustorfNachmittag
07 The Restless Fields - Through A Screen Door, Darkly
08 Frank Baker - Bergwind
09 Ondrej Zajac - Ziggurats
10 Offthesky - See Through and Through
11 Philippe Lamy - ANiCrY2
12 David Kolhne - Gentle Sound For A Broken Horizon
13 Wil Bolton - Canvas
14 La Petite Vague - Ambre Gris
15 Net - Caddis Dance
16 Spheruleus - Rain
17 Darkroom - Holding On To The Sun (Edit)
18 José Soberanes - Don't Believe In Mirrors
19 Dave Kirby - Wrong Side Of The Road
20 Jazzdefector - Sognare 1


About Whitelabrecs

Whitelabrecs was set up by Harry Towell in late 2015 as another outlet to put out experimental electronic/acoustic music. It joins other sister labels Audio Gourmet, Tessellate and Warehouse Decay but will focus on a collectible series of highly limited edition vinyl-effect CDr packaging, influenced by white label vinyl records.

Unlike physical label Tessellate, Whitelabrecs' packaging will follow a set formula:
Vinyl-effect CDrs housed in card sleeves with a circular cut-out, rubber-stamped artist/album titles with a polaroid-style print of the cover artwork.
Each release will be a very low run of 50 copies, with less emphasis placed on digital music and more on the creation of rare artefacts with no set musical genre. Font styles, ink pigments and sleeve colours will vary for each release and will be selected by the artist.
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On http://www.mixcloud.com


The Memory of Trains
The Memory of Trains
By low light mixes
Ambient, Chillout, Chill, Electronic, Berlin School
This mix began with a recommendation from a follower on Mixcloud, Paul Asbury Seaman. I asked for any train tunes he could suggest and he really came through, mapping out a whole mix for me.

Here's what Paul said about the mix...

"Berlin School synth/electronica can be pretty kinetic and thus an obvious source for a train mix, but I was going for a more melancholy sound, the wistful feeling evoked by the sound of Far Away Trains Passing By (the title of the Ulrich Schnauss album represented here). My working title for this mix was "Locomotive Lullaby."

Thanks Paul!

00:00 Erik Wollo - Church Mountain
04:04 Johan Agebjörn - Sleepless On The Kostomuksha-Petrozavodsk Night Train
10:20 Between Interval - On Track
13:10 David Parsons - The Himgiri
18:40 Ulrich Schnauss - Nothing Happens in June
24:25 Ascendant - Ephemeris
31:30 Mark Ward - Universal
40:15 Hollan Holmes - Enduro
46:25 Erik Wollo - Rundreise
51:05 Al Gromer Khan - Stamboul Train

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"Through Our Eyes Vol.1" is a benefit compilation of ambient artists, released by City Of Dawn. With 100% of the profits being donated to Local non-profit Autism organizations that I volunteered, and that Support Autism Awareness & Acceptance. The compilation features many previously NEW tracks composed exclusively for the collection and some old tracks that used in their previous albums but fits within the Special Compilation Album!

They are 3 Musicians in the Compilation Album that is under the Autism Spectrum including Myself (Damien Duque), Jonathan Fraser and Justin Palmieri (I AM Esper)

This Compilation Album is dedicated to the people on the Autism Spectrum and Local Autism Group Organization that help put up many various of Events for people on the Autism Spectrum. Please take the time to listen and Donate as many as you like as it goes to Autism Organizations for Upcoming Events, Equipments and many more for the people on the Autism Spectrum.

https://cityofdawn.bandcamp.com/album/th...dedication
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Ta for that DIB. I'll investigate.

Found this modern classical album on compact disc in Rapture Witney today, it's a tidy little set of 11 or so compositions from the foreign man. Unsure if it's on Spotify, so what the heck, I'll let you know about it.

Heavy use of percussion, I saw him live on prepared piano at the oldest church St Michael's At The Northgate in Oxford, and although there is lots of piano used here, in pianissimo, arpeggios, jazz keys and flirts with music hall, most of the nomenclature reverts back to closed couplet harmony. That is, one phrase, matched onto another in a different musical instrument altogether. It's fascinating stuff, really well done.

Recommended!

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Pre-orders sold well, but there are still some sets left. Order include a free download. Watch the promo video here.

Each poster is hand numbered, signed and dated and is printed on A2 (42.0 x 59.4 cm, 16.53 x 23.39 inches) heavyweight 250gsm uncoated paper. Posters are carefully rolled and protected with acid-free tissue and ship in heavy duty 2mm wall cardboard tubes.
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FR 191 by Michael Robert Buckingham - Francis M. Gri & Giulio Aldinucci - Segmenti (draft, please accept or reject, or advise)

"Segmenti" starts well...a wind tunnel of drone life in lieu to the swirls of atmosphere on "Faglie". Enter choral singing in this networking site, a bubble of conditional bucolic behaviour that paradoxes anhedonia (the inability to experience pleasure). "Segmenti" is an LP of drone-fugue, a ligonier point beyond sacred realms where repetition and oblivion can play equal hands with mirth and absolution. The angelic harmonies lift everything above dirge-y vinyl platter, and for this reason the record succeeds in its instrumental leverage as a beacon for the wounded. Dreamy textures pad out the soundscapes, and like "Colonne Di Fumo" by Federico Durand before it, sound waves are therapeutic.

Texturally, plenty evolves on a anti-destruction swirl. It could hence be argued swirling textures are a bedrock of ambient music when things are going good. Closing piece "Divisi" is a generative swirl with a will 'o the wisp chant wit, an allegory of stretched out phonetic alliteration that layers, and lollops over each note like a blanket for a newborn infant. In this descriptive nature, the album is probably the most child and adolescent-friendly ambient record by the KrysaliSound label for some time...their last few were darker than this in general, more nascent, hazy experiences. Given room to stretch out in less cluster and more monolith behaviour in relation to linear and cosine drones, we have this.

Highly recommended music, a joy to listen to, "Segmenti" is felt in the chest when it climaxes and ebbs away. And although the music is powerful, it is never too powerful on your mental operating system. The production is rich and crunchy crisp, billowing from proper monitors like an umbrella picked up by a tornado, it has immense, alive 'n' kicking spirit. It's quite contemplative, too. Like the best contemplation, there is a constant glimmer of hope offset by austerity natural in neutrality. The sound feels noble, feels likeable, instantly. I like how it moves, and as someone with two left feet in general, that's as big a segmented compliment as any. You enter the "Segmenti"...you enter infinity.
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FR 192 - Fis & Rob Thorne - Clear Stones - http://www.fluid-radio.co.uk

Energy for success hits in many ways, but I find the hill of caffeinated coffee beans, on Fis & Rob Thorne's "Clear Stones" arrives at the plateau when atmospheric pressure creeps into the story...Leyland Kirby doom rather than The Caretaker tautology each time. Of certainty, the presence of haunting music is a pressure all by itself. The listener is over-weighed by a strong, gluing torsion that tenses each phrase like the muscles of a Worlds Strongest Man contestant. When these actions, contrive, less success beckons. When free to unshackle, emotions of platitude run ride. And that's exactly what happens here...this, my friends, is a doomfest of epic proportions. All the way to the whistling finish line - where a Spaghetti Western saloon scene is the exit gate rather than the opening gambit - what we truly experience on this album is a chilling world of paradoxes and militia muscled drones that are as deceased and transcedentally introspective as the feeling of pure dopamine in musical form.

The lease to become less of a kitsch atmospheric act is the sense of paranormal reality is befalling this collaboration of two minds. On the Subtext label, who released great work this past year in the atmospherics department...fairly established experimental beat technician Fis (who has work on “Autonomic” sublet Exit Records), and relative up-and-comer Rob Thorne. These two musicians hit with a weight of a dynamo, the physique of the record taking a post-rock characteristic of low-high-low, tension-release-tension, inhale-exhale-aftermath. Indeed, "Glum Herrin", segment four, carries the bulk of an apocalyptic Thor zenith with consonance and dissonance obliterated in a parliamentary fashion by the sonic language of atonality. I do not often comment on atonality simply because, well, it often does not happen in albums I receive to review, but in "Clear Stones", there is an Aquamarine underwater-opaqueness to the grand, grisly affair of listening to this. I can't perfectly describe the feeling this gives me, since the lease is fully unhinged on an outstanding set of dialectically unhinged sound tapestries.

From a very frightening start – dense dark drones underpinned with unpredictable phrasing patterns and scattered debris engulfed by 808-like bass groans, to that aforementioned whistle, there is a zombie referee in the building. I think this could be an excellent soundtrack to a war zone, a war game at least, and a generalised anxiety. So much rides on the mood of the record, and this is a key strength, the mood moderation. It reminds me of entering shafts in the GameCube version of Resident Evil...a harrowing, tense experience where the hairs on the back of the neck stand up like weary, weather-beaten soldiers. The two eggs - Rob Thorne and Fis - producing this album have done a good service to those needing a sound track to The Great depression. Of course, the great depression has been centred on love, and like the comparable album by Phillipe Petit on "Dance Of The Dead Hot Lovers" ("do you believe in life after love" whispered by the female ancillary) the doom-mongering is superseded by rhythm, metre, pulse and a generalised metric interlude extension, one that creates a sense of sheer finality and purpose, an effect of broken decay and encrusted paranormal logic. The whistles at the end of “Front Ear” are case in point.

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If you go to mine and Statto's shared SoundCloud page - http://www.soundcloud.com/subversion-2 - you will find "No Religion", a antidepressant hipster piece made with MMJ software. For all the like-minded nutters out there. 

I'm still not an atheist though. To live you have belief. 

Too tired by closed-minded people on all fronts. 

The brain is a lethal weapon without forcing others.
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ASC - Trans Neptunian Objects (Auxiliary)

https://www.samuraimusicgroup.com/produc...objects-cd
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Latest ambient cds purchased on a stint in Witney...

Eno - Reflection (a generative l.p. of On Land equality)
Elgar - Cello concerto played by Natalie Clein
Emma Kirkby - A Portrait (Handel, Purcell, Bach, Vivaldi, Mozart)
James Perry & Co - Peace Like A River (ambient jazz)
Local Oxon Artists (inc. Lee Riley, Maiians) - We Do Not Have A Dinosaur Volume Two

Dance hypnotherapy
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(22nd June 2017, 05:06)Muttley Wrote: Emma Kirkby - A Portrait (Handel, Purcell, Bach, Vivaldi, Mozart)

Twothumbs
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It's the one I bought from mp3sale.ru at the time (2010) with "Rise Glory Rise" on, features in Muttley - 15mof or. 50 - Wilderness.

A quality album.
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The cello concerto is very fine indeed. 

Eraldo Bernocchi and Netherworld on Glacial Movements, Dan Caine and Musicformessier on Fluttery Records, Hammock - Mysterium on Bandcamp, Logicmoon - Oblivion on Archives...all notable new ambient records sent to me. 

Leat i forget the tipoff from Drone Records newsletter.
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The Greatest Hoax - Expiration Compositions (Serein)

http://shop.serein.co.uk/album/expiration-compositions

For me this is the most beautiful album I've heard in 2017 so far!
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