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Salamantis

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  1. New idea: Sell face masks decorated with Psybient.org sticker designs.
  2. 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.
  3. 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
  4. 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.
  5. 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...;~)
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. I know you must be tired after all those updates (I thank you for those - most useful), but is June 10-16 coming soon?
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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..
  14. I agree yiannis. I also got the most restful sleep by putting Eguana - Tranquility on a loop and playing it low.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. I don't comment a lot here. But I do visit the site quite a bit, looking for info on upcoming releases and checking out new topics. I'd hate to see it go. I think it serves a real purpose for a lot of people who aren't very vocal here.
  18. If, instead of wanting to make love fixedly staring into each other's eyes with serious, pained looks on your faces like it's some ordeal to be perdured, you embrace the naughtiness of it all, remembering that sex is how adults play, and prefer to slide each other arched-eyebrow sidewise glances while you snigger and giggle and chortle and grin and poke each other with your fingers, you should try the two electronic boom chika wow wow porn movie soundtracks released by KLoNDyKE. They are: 1) Diggin' For Gold (2003) and 2) Hotel Visits (2007)
  19. Here are some more cool books: Faces in the Smoke - An Eyewitness Experience of Voodoo Shamanism Psychic Healing and Other Amazing Human Powers by Douchan Gersi Magic and mystery witnessed from indigenous tribes I Am A Strange Loop by Douglas R. Hofstadter A powerful description of human self-conscious awareness by the author of Godel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid Practical Sigil Magic by Farater UD How to work with sigils. Zos-Kia - An Introductory Essay on the Art and Sorcery of Austin Osman Spare by Gavin Semple Explanation of the non-system system of the founder of chaos magick. The Spell of Making by Blacksun A superb tutorial in thaumaturgy (ritual design) Finite and Infinite Games - A Vision of Life as Play and Possibility by James P. Carse A comparative phenomenology of finite games (where the objective is to win) and infinite games (where the objective is to continue to play). The Selfish Meme by Kate Distin and The Electric Meme by Robert Aunger Essential works for a deeper understanding of memetics Lammas Night by Katherine Kurtz An alternative history of World War II - or is it the actual history? The Eden Express - A Memoir of Insanity by Mark Vonnegut Scizophrenic madness from the inside The Tao is Silent by Raymond Smullyan The deeper you think about this book, the more fun it is...;~) Blind Voices and San Diego Lightfoot Sue by Tom Reamy A novel and a short story collection from a budding Ray Bradbury who was taken from us far too soon. Looking, Seeing by Harry Chapin Song lyrics and poetry from a master storyteller The Lords & The New Creatures by Jim Morrison and Simulacra and Simulations by Jean Baudrillard Profound explanations of our media shadow world - one poetic, the other philosophical Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison A profoundly American black novel - one of the very best The Awakening by Kate Chopin A brilliant early feminist novel Man's Fate by Andre Malraux An amazing existential novel about the Chinese Revolution
  20. Ringolevio by Emmett Grogan A history of the 60s by the ultimate insider. THE counterculture novel. Anything by Robert Anton Wilson Mindbending and preconception / delusion shattering The Spell Of The Sensuous by David Abram Perception expanding The Way of the Shaman, Cave and Cosmos, and Hallucinogens and Shamanism by Michael Harner The inspiration for Castaneda Stealing The Fire from Heaven by Stephen Mace Magickal ritual stripped down to its essential marrow Alone With Others, Buddhism Without Beliefs, After Buddhism, and Secular Buddhism by Stephen Batchelor Buddhism as a lifeway, not as a religion Sci-fi: Brilliant stuff by multiple Hugo and Nebula winners Deathbird Stories by Harlan Ellison Stories Of Your Life and Others and What's Expected Of Us and Others by Ted Chiang Pump 6 and Others Stories, The Doubt Factory, The Windup Girl, and The Water Knife by Paolo Bacigalupi At The Mouth of the River of Bees, Tales for the Long Rains, and The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe by Kij Johnson
  21. I am quite impressed with Aksemetrix - Aqua Perception. It's a strong debut, IMO.
  22. Sorry, I meant REalignment by Adham Shaikh. His 1993 release Nomad is superb also. Other good stuff by Spacetime Continuum include Fluresence EP (1993) and Freelon (1995). Good solo Tetsu Inoue includes Ambiant Otaku, Slow And Low, Organic Cloud, and a later album, Inland (all but the last issued by FAX in the mid 90s and reissued later on Ambient World). Good Tetsu Inoue collabs (besides his Pete Namlook and Bill Laswell stuff) include Electro Harmonix (FAX 1994 with Jonah Sharp of Spacetime Continuum), Zenith (FAX 1994 with Carlos Vivanco), MU: Masters Of Psychedelic Ambiance (Rather Interesting 1995 with Uwe Schmidt AKA Atom Heart) and OM: Instant Enlightenment (C & S Records 1993, with Dennis Ferrer) Good solo Uwe Schmidt releases under his Atom Heart alias (there are many more good releases under many more aliases) include Orange (Fax 1994), Milagro EP (Our Choice 1994), Morphogenetic Fiends (Our Choice 1994), Softcore (FAX 1994), and Shellglove (Recent Programmings, Semaphore 1996). Some of Uwe Schmidt's best stuff under various aliases includes Dots - Dots, Flextone - Flextone, and VSVN - Very Synthetic Virtual Noise, (1994), Semiacoustic Nature - Semiacoustic Nature, Interactive Music - Interactive Music and Silver Sound - 60 (1995), and Machine Paisley - Machine Paisley and Brown - Brown (1996), all on the Rather Interesting label. His collabs with Lars Muller and Stocha as +N are good too, especially ex.s (Geometrik 1993) and Plane (FAX 1994). Superficial Depth - Digital Superimposing (Side Effect 1997) is also excellent.
  23. A few more: Solitaire (FAX 1995, reissued 2010) by David Moufang, otherwise known as Move D Quiet Logic (Daisyworld 1998) by Mixmaster Morris (The Irresistible Force, Dreamfish (with Pete Namlook)) & Jonah Sharp (Spacetime Continuum) Shellground (FAX 1995) by Modula Green Qubism 2294 (em:t 1994) and the first two Woob albums (1194 and 4495) as well as Gas 0095, all also on em:t Mysteries Of Science - Mysteries Of Science (Instinct Ambient, 1995) Realignment (Modulation Elektronik 1993) and Journey To The Sun (Instinct Ambient 1995) by Adham Shaikh Flowerhead by Datacide (Tetsu Inoue & Uwe Schmidt AKA Atom Heart) (Rather Interesting 1995) City Of Light (Sub Rosa 1997) by Bill Laswell with Tetsu Inoue and 2 members of Coil
  24. One of my fave albums from that era is Spacetime Continuum - Sea Biscuit (1994). It is mainly ambient, but has definite psybient elements. And it still sounds fresh nearly a quarter century later. But there are also psybient elements in the albums of Human Mesh Dance and Dreamfish, as well as in the early work of Atom Heart and Tetsu Inoue. The Human Mesh Dance albums are Hyaline (Instinct Records 1993), Mindflower (Instinct Ambient 1994) and Thesecretnumbertwelve (12K 1997). The Dreamfish albums are Dreamfish (FAX 1993) and Dreamfish 2 (FAX 1995).
  25. I've been thinking about it, and it would make sense to me that you submit to Carpe Sonum. Your music reminds me of that classic mid -90's to early 00's era golden age ambient that FAX, em:t and Instinct Ambient released - so much so that I was at first certain that I'd heard your stuff before. But I hadn't - although not at all derivative, it was just so much situated in that iconic tradition. And yet it's fresh and new. But your melodies and soundscapes seem somehow as central and fundamental as theirs did then. It's like you are creating brand new golden age ambient. And that's a very great thing. No one is explicitly trying to carry that shining FAX torch along so much as Carpe Sonum. I bel;ieve that you two are made for each other, and would be very good for each other - and for all of us...;~)
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