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Portishead - Third... bleak but strangely beautiful album..
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Mike Rutherford - Smallcreep's day
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 18, 2011 12:18 am    (No subject) Reply with quoteBack to top

« Alvaro » wrote:
Mike Rutherford - Smallcreep's day


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« VCO1 » wrote:
Astropilot - Solar Walk

Very nice laid back music. Reviewed by Bert (a 'My choice'). And available here.


Very serene and calming New Age ambiance. Not bad if you like your electronica light and meditative.

Have you heard his Yoga Mantra cd? Not too dissimilar but with a more sparse/minimal sound. Also an enjoyable listen..

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 18, 2011 3:20 am    (No subject) Reply with quoteBack to top

Astropilot's Space Walk is excellent, finally got released on proper CD.

I don't know Yoga Mantra but have his other releases:
Fruits of imagination
Here and now
Mitra
Shamanium
and some lone tracks on Ultimae/Avatar compilations.
However they are more Prog Trance, Solar Walk is the only one slow all the way through.

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« phaedra2008 » wrote:
Astropilot's Space Walk is excellent, finally got released on proper CD.

I don't know Yoga Mantra but have his other releases:
Fruits of imagination
Here and now
Mitra
Shamanium
and some lone tracks on Ultimae/Avatar compilations.
However they are more Prog Trance, Solar Walk is the only one slow all the way through.


I'm not a big fan of modern "trance", Progressive Trance and the like but I'll give some of the others a taste.
p.m. me if you're curious to hear Y. Mantra.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 18, 2011 9:38 am    (No subject) Reply with quoteBack to top

Devo - Duty Now For The Future + New Traditionalists (1979 & 1981)

What a great band. Tons of great "e-rock/synthpop" songs.

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« Feb Birthed » wrote:
Devo - Duty Now For The Future + New Traditionalists (1979 & 1981)

What a great band. Tons of great "e-rock/synthpop" songs.


Cool exceptional band with a good sense of humour too.. Very Happy

np....Queen - Deep Cuts 2 1977 - 1982. Arrow

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« sparrow » wrote:
« Feb Birthed » wrote:
Devo - Duty Now For The Future + New Traditionalists (1979 & 1981)

What a great band. Tons of great "e-rock/synthpop" songs.


Cool exceptional band with a good sense of humour too.. Very Happy



For sure! Far too many musicians/bands take themselves WAY too serious. Devo made countless fun catchy songs. I can't think of many other bands who have more songs I like.

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Stomu Yamashta - Iroha (1981)

http://tinyurl.com/3kvqy44 <- Discogs link

My first listen. I've been curious so now I'm taking the plunge into his works.

After that I'll listen to Johannes Schmoelling's "The Zoo Of Tranquility" again. It's been growing on me alot! An overall great album (imho)

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There are days You're in for a positive surprise - and for eye openers. I actually had both last night when I listened to:

Software, Heaven to Hell (1995)

Actually, I own this album for quite a looong time (15 years..??) but after buying it (on a fleemarket, together with a bunch of others...) I never really listened to it again, somehow filing it under: "Quite nice, but not essential..."

Well, I think I was repelled by the rather over-blown, pompous liner notes with their pseudo-intellectual approach that still - or even more - make me cringe while reading. Maybe due to this I expected the music to be a cheap mix of Gregorian chorals (which, in their original state, is something I actually love...) and escalator new age music. I think the inferior quality of two or three (post Schulze) IC releases I knew and the bad reputation of Weisser (...and how he ruined IC etc.) didn't trigger high expectations, either..
But how wrong I was for all those years!

For the music as such is really (I mean REALLY) excellent, complex, tasteful, alternatly apropriately beautiful or scaring, even really moving.
Hats off to Peter Mergener! He really won me as a (late) admirer with this one!
Also the production is excellent, and the tasteful use of orchestral or "acoustic" samples sounds surprisingly convincing, especially for 1995... Of course, the whole attitude of the music still wasn't en vogue anymore in 1995, and there were clearly more vital releases in the evolution of electronic music then - this one is definitely conservative. But who cares? It's great music anyway!

So, can anyone tell me more about Software / Peter Mergener?

Which is their / his best and their worst albums, in Your opinion?

And - just thinking of it - does anyone know anything about the relation of Weisser's book "Dig It" to Schulze's album of the same name? I know Schulze used some of Weisser's computer graphics for the cover...

Interesting - I'm really curious to learn more about that...

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Michael, do check out Software's early works (circa 1985 - 1987) and those released under the Mergener / Weisser banner. These are their best in my opinion.

Never had the chance to read Weisser's book.

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« Artemi » wrote:
Michael, do check out Software's early works (circa 1985 - 1987) and those released under the Mergener / Weisser banner. These are their best in my opinion.

Never had the chance to read Weisser's book.


Thank You, Artemi!

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