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yiannis

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    yiannis got a reaction from Trala Lama in psybient forum future ? what can we do for the community ?   
    It's been said before, social media is where the discussion is. I don't have any so I too wish there were more activity here. Any attempt at dialogue from my part has been met with minimal response, always from the usual suspects. I do check out Gordon's lists regularly, but I don't want to keep starting threads where responses can be counted on one hand of a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle, or keep posting on the listening now thread on my own.
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    yiannis reacted to Kevin in psybient forum future ? what can we do for the community ?   
    Hi everyone,
    I am a new(ish) arrival to the psybient scene, and this is the first time I have posted on the forum. It is not usually my thing, but I don't have social media.
    My experience so far of this community is that the website is such an amazing source of information, especially concerning new releases, and the end of year polls. I really value this. The music I have found via all these sources has quite literally kept me sane during COVID.
    I also think some of the forums are really helpful for those wanting to explore this very broad genre (such as the 'best releases of all time' or the 'what releases are available on vinyl'), and as has been noted above, this provides an unparalleled historical record. I also listen to the mixes on the webpage sometimes. I suspect in non-COVID times that there will be more information on events/festivals etc which would be great for those of us not on Facebook.
    How to take this forward? Perhaps narrow down the forums (it looks quite overwhelming to someone new!) so that it is easier to find discussions and add to them.
     @gagarin and @timeisart, thanks, and please (despite the lack of activity currently on the forums) know that I am sure lots of people find the website and resources invaluable.
    I'll try and post more frequently, and happy to also discuss other things we might do together..
    Take care,
    Kevin
     
     
     
     
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    yiannis got a reaction from timeisart in psybient forum future ? what can we do for the community ?   
    It's been said before, social media is where the discussion is. I don't have any so I too wish there were more activity here. Any attempt at dialogue from my part has been met with minimal response, always from the usual suspects. I do check out Gordon's lists regularly, but I don't want to keep starting threads where responses can be counted on one hand of a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle, or keep posting on the listening now thread on my own.
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    yiannis reacted to Gagarin in psybient forum future ? what can we do for the community ?   
    it looks like the peak is much in the past. i sent 1st batch of email today,... there were around 500 members who created account but not posted here  😕

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    yiannis got a reaction from Gagarin in psybient forum future ? what can we do for the community ?   
    It's been said before, social media is where the discussion is. I don't have any so I too wish there were more activity here. Any attempt at dialogue from my part has been met with minimal response, always from the usual suspects. I do check out Gordon's lists regularly, but I don't want to keep starting threads where responses can be counted on one hand of a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle, or keep posting on the listening now thread on my own.
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    yiannis reacted to timeisart in August 2021 Releases   
    August 2021 Releases
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    yiannis got a reaction from timeisart in July 2021 Releases   
    There are always releases I find interesting that I'm not aware of - and I'm not even talking about unknown artists. How do you do it?  👍
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    yiannis reacted to timeisart in July 2021 Releases   
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    yiannis reacted to timeisart in June 2021 Releases   
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    yiannis reacted to timeisart in May 2021 Releases   
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    yiannis got a reaction from Salamantis in Psybient artists going full-on ambient   
    Had a listen to The Structure of Emotions, very well done. I'm not the biggest fan of droney ambient (though there are some times when it's just what I need) and this style of multidimensional ambient is much more to my liking.
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    yiannis reacted to timeisart in Psybient artists going full-on ambient   
    just wanted to draw extra attention to his Yoga Mantra alias, only one album as far as I know but it's fantastic loooong form ambient (~30 minute tracks): https://avatarmusic.bandcamp.com/album/yoga-mantra
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    yiannis reacted to timeisart in April 2021 Releases   
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    yiannis reacted to timeisart in February 2021 Releases   
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    yiannis reacted to Robonaut in Origins of Psybient?   
    Another hugely important album that I don't think has been mentioned yet is The Orb's Adventures Beyond the Ultraworld, particularly "A Huger Ever-Growing, Pulsating Brain..." (1991).  While not psybient itself, it certainly seemed to bring an awareness of electronic chill-out music to people who previously didn't know the genre even existed (remember, this is pre-Internet, so you couldn't just stumble across this stuff on YouTube, LOL).
    Then in the early 90s you had what was called "ambient dub".  Tracks like "Spectral" by Higher Intelligence Agency (1993) would almost certainly be classified as psybient if they came out today.  A similar band is A Positive Life.  Tracks like "Bathdub" (1994) sound very psybient to me.
    Another early psibient-ish band is Optic Eye.  Tracks like "Wobbling in Space" and "Far Out Race", actually pretty much most of their Light Side of the Sun album (1994), sounds very psbientish.
     
     
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    yiannis reacted to Salamantis in Looking for psybient with lots of alien/U.F.O. samples & atmosphere   
    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
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    yiannis got a reaction from Robonaut in Looking for psybient with lots of alien/U.F.O. samples & atmosphere   
    Depends what you're looking for. 2008's Back to Earth and their latest, 2017's Last Ship to Paradise, are downtempo and amazing imo. 2000's Crash & Burn! and 2001's In the Nude! are pretty eclectic, with all kinds of weird stuff, some loungy and accessible elements there, with ES's touch of course. 2007's De-Classified is a return to their techno roots with one of my favourite tracks of theirs, Tractor Beam, which is drum'n'bassy btw. Finally, 2016's double Dead Planet is split in half, uptempo and downtempo, and is simultaneously a kind of recap and an experiment. The downtempo side is very weird. YouTube is your friend.
    It's worth mentioning that SotG was the hardest album to get into for me too, and is still my least favourite.
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    yiannis reacted to timeisart in March 2021 Releases   
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    yiannis reacted to Mindtraveller in What are you listening now?   
    I just discovered Klaada about a week ago and this blew me away :-) Very shpongleish.
    https://mindspringmusic.bandcamp.com/album/antipodes-of-the-self-conscious-mind
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    yiannis got a reaction from Gagarin in January 2021 Releases   
    Thank you, always useful 🙂
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    yiannis got a reaction from andorra in What are you listening now?   
    The first two tunes on this one are fantastic.
     

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    yiannis reacted to timeisart in January 2020 Releases   
    Just added genres to all releases here.
     
    I'm experimenting with adding specific highlight colors to each genre to maybe make them stand out more at a glance, let me know if you like it or if you think it looks too weird.
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    yiannis got a reaction from timeisart in January 2020 Releases   
    I think I'm not the only one to be thankful for your work Gordon. I'd missed some releases I'm interested in, but finally became aware of them thanks to this list.
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    yiannis reacted to Xpander in Your Top Psybient Tracks Of All Time...   
    I listend to your list yiannis, some great new discoveries for me so thanks. Any more music suggestion... Gargarin?? Timeisart???
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    yiannis reacted to Xpander in Origins of Psybient?   
    Here's another one from Eat Static, this time its 1993. This guy really was ahead of his time.
     
    Eat Static -Kothluwalawa
     
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wrFX_0NMwoc
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