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  1. timeisart, I would like to second your approval of the Yoga Mantra album. I have heard rumors of a Yoga Mantra 2 release in the pipeline, but nothing so far as of yet. Yiannis, I'm glad you also (along with me) are enjoying Lab's Cloud - The Structure Of Emotions. For you and anyone else who enjoys this kind of music, I would like to recommend a rather obscure artist named Tim Rowe. His two solo releases, Night Runner and The Elegy Suite, are IMO superlative ambient. https://triplemoonrecords.bandcamp.com/album/tim-rowe-night-runner https://weareallghosts.bandcamp.com/album/the-elegy-suite-waag-rel062
  2. I thought of a parallel case. Simon Posford is a psytrance artist who was the driving force behind the Celtic Cross - Hicksville album, and who releases as Hallucinogen, as one half of the groups Younger Brother and Shpongle. But recently he released his very first album under his own name. It's titled Flux & Contemplation: Portrait Of An Artist In Isolation. https://simonposford.bandcamp.com/ This album is a more focused and mature Posford, subtly nuanced and many-layered. It runs the gamut of ambient, psybient, IDM and psytrance in varying measures, but in the end remains its own unique and deeply expressive creature. I'm now hypothesizing that the extended introspection that has been forced upon many artists by their forced isolations during lockdowns has prompted alterations in their sonic palettes. it remains to be seen whether these changes in emphasis perdure, or whether they will fade with the eventual lessening of the severity of the pandemic.
  3. The latest album by Lab's Cloud, The Structure Of Emotions, is full-on ambient rather than psybient, and the artist himself even explicitly stated that it was a departure and new direction for him (the album is gorgeous, btw). https://labscloudmusic.bandcamp.com/album/the-structure-of-emotions Can anyone here think of other psybient artists that have released full-on ambient albums lately? I suspect that their psybient histories would tend to enrich their subsequent ambient offerings, as IMO it did in this case, and would appreciate other examples that might help me to verify or falsify this notion. I'd also simply like to listen to them...;~)
  4. I heartily recommend checking the Bandcamp pages of both Mystical Sun and Don Peyote. They have both continued to release music that's at a very high level.
  5. They are oldies, but I recc Pink Elln - Electronic Dreamplant, Spacetime Continuum - Sea Biscuit, and Bill Laswell - City Of Light (this last a collab with Tetsu Inoue and two members of Coil). All of them date to the 90's Golden Age of Ambient Electronica era. You might also like a later album: Mystical Sun - Volcanoes And U.F.O.'s
  6. No, just new stuff I didn't know about by folks I like...;~)
  7. Thanx Much for showing me where to spend another 45 bucks...;~)
  8. Yeah, Rock Bitch Mafia is right up there with Hicksville on the goa iconicity scale IMO. Here's hoping for a Conscious Pilot II...;~)
  9. Thank you sooo much for listing Matt Coldrick - Music For A Busy Head Vol. 2 in your upcoming album list. I bought it as soon as it came out. It is a worthy successor to Pan Electric's monumental Step Out release He doesn't do too well on quantity but his consistent quality more than makes up for it.
  10. New idea: Sell face masks decorated with Psybient.org sticker designs.
  11. Well THAT cost me some dough....;~P Money very well spent. Thanx Much for clueing me in to what I'd missed spotting this last month. You are indeed an invaluable resource, performing an essential service. PLEEEEZE keep it up.
  12. Much belated thanx for this. Looking forward to June installment. Best recent releases: Howard Givens & Craig Padilla - The Bodhi Mantra Simon Posford - Flux & Contemplation - Portrait Of An Artist In Isolation
  13. You were right about the pastels. The full color was so thick that I was having problems reading the print under some of them unless I highlighted it with my cursor. But there are no such issues with the pastels; I can easily read the underlying print unaided. Oh; except for the world fusion grey. You might consider paling it up a bit more.
  14. Thanxabunch; much appreciated, as always. The only real difference for me is that instead of buying releases once a week, I have to save up my money and buy a lot more once a month...;~)
  15. Kalya Scintilla - Gaian Code and Sundial Aeon - Hibernal Solstice were a nice way to end 2019. Awaiting the first 2020 new releases update. btw; I found out that Future Sound Of London - A Controlled Vista will get an eventual digital release on fsoldigital. Thomas Shrubsole - Tape Music will also get an eventual digital release on his Bandcamp site. At least they won't be CD or cassette only like Angelo Harmsworth - For Argand was.
  16. Yeah, great week, great month. And then there's this: https://touched.bandcamp.com/album/touched-by-silence-please-note-fsol-is-cd-only-boxes-will-ship-in-january All but the CD-only FSOL album are now digirally available for purchase there. Nine of them: Eight solos and a compilation. https://touched.bandcamp.com/music One helluva fine mass release. Too bad I couldn't afford the box set. That FSOL will be a collector's item.
  17. I know you must be tired after all those updates (I thank you for those - most useful), but is June 10-16 coming soon?
  18. Man, you're really moving fast on this! Color me impressed! Oh; don't forget to update Upcoming Releases too. But of course you don't need to do that for each week; a single cumulative update should suffice...;~) Good to see these updates back - and their author, too.
  19. I took your advice on the editing, and also updated the list, showing that I found one, added one that I had forgotten to add before, and mentioning that the purchased CD has arrived.
  20. Xoon - Nightfall https://www.discogs.com/Xoon-Nightfall/release/6445004 M-Sphere - Tread In https://www.discogs.com/M-Sphere-Tread-In/release/4244160 Edit: I now have this release. Tomonari Nozaki - Monochrome https://www.discogs.com/Tomonari-Nozaki-Monochrome/release/9916918 World Standard - Journal Standard https://www.discogs.com/World-Standard-Journal-Standard/release/10241835 Edit: I forgot to include this one before. Angelo Harmsworth - For Argand https://www.discogs.com/Angelo-Harmsworth-For-Argand/release/12066585 Norken - SA001 https://www.discogs.com/Norken-SA001/release/12800889 The first four are on CD, but very rare. I am seeking either the CD or the files. The fifth is on cassette and the sixth is on vinyl. I am seeking the files for those, as I lack a turntable or a cassette player. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. BTW: I recently was able to finally buy a CD of this rare gem: Masaya Kato - Coagulation https://www.discogs.com/Masaya-Kato-Coagulation/release/4544339 I am anxiously awaiting its arrival in the mail. Edit: it has arrived. What other rare, sold out and out of print releases are others here searching for, and which ones have they found? Let me know; I might want them too...;~) If this topic takes off I'll list more rarities that I've been lucky enough to find.
  21. Waiting for the next New Releases Update...or for Godot, whichever comes first...;~P Just kidding! Enjoy your trip. Really. But please don't forget about us tripsters back home on Psybient...;~) We need you to let us know what's new out there to check out and maybe buy.
  22. I'm a graveyard shift worker, so I have to sleep during the day. That means closed bedroom door, black paper on the windows, and music playing low to dampen out the sudden, harsh and discordant outside noises of people going about their day outside. It works best for me when the music is mostly in the middle ranges (not excessively bass or treble), flowing and melodic, and has a slow soft beat that gets my heartbeat and respiration to slow in sync and my brainwaves to seek the lower sleep oscillations. White noise is featureless, so it won't do those things for me. And music in midrange is the most calming and restful and relaxing for me - the sonic equivalent of stretching out in the summer woods under trees (our visual wavelength range is centered around green). Very high pitches would just make me excited or nervous, and subsonic bass is used in theaters during horror movies to induce feelings of fear and dread. I also have listened to Eguana during the day (meaning, for me, in the morning after work but not yet ready to sleep). IMO, it elegantly fits Brian Eno's definition of ambient: being interesting enough to attend to, but not so intrusive that it cannot be ignored..
  23. I agree yiannis. I also got the most restful sleep by putting Eguana - Tranquility on a loop and playing it low.
  24. I agree with your comments on Pan Electric - Step Out, Neil, and would greatly appreciate your opinion of Puff Dragon - Reflections once you get around to listening to it. You can of course preview the entire release on Bandcamp: https://puffdragon.bandcamp.com/releases Runtime is just under 45 minutes.
  25. Spatialize - Beyond The Radar is one of my three favorite recent releases - the other two being Puff Dragon - Reflections and Pan Electric - Step Out. They're all three chock full of yummy textural sonic goodness and consummate rhythmic and melodic skilz. These are accomplished artists, bringing the good stuff.
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