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"Gish" - Smashing Pumpkins - Of all the recent remasters, I believe this to be the biggest improvement.

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Hmm… Tough question. I like some of it. Having listened to a a TON of electronic music during the past 18 months or so, I'm not sure if this album registers as one of the more memorable albums for me personally from the offerings I've heard from this still young decade alone. That being said, this might very well be a disc that takes time and several listens to grow on you. To share my thoughts on a couple of this year's albums that are in the ambient vein as some point of reference, Boards of Canada's "Tomorrow's Harvest" for example I did not like at all. There are some small good moments on it for me, but after half a dozen listens I simply can't say I think it's a good album. Critics and fans seem to love it, but I can only wonder if there's something I'm missing. VERY few times in my life have I felt genuinely bad for spending money on a CD, but "Tomorrow's Harvest" is one of those rare cases for me. Tim Hecker's "Virgins" on the other hand I think is an absolutely amazing album. It is exactly the kind of thing I was expecting from "Tomorrow's Harvest" based on the rave reviews people have been giving it. "Virgins" is such a rich, deep and immersive experience I can only be happy to have heard it. I think I should also mention that all three albums are the first ones I've heard from their respective artists, having no prior experience with their output whatsoever. Hopkins and Hecker I have never even heard of before their new albums generated some buzz this year.

 

But yeah, "Immunity" might grow on me. I do like it at least to some extent and would call it a good album, possibly even very good. I'm simply not sure if I'd call it "great", and I'm pretty sure I will never call it "awesome" unless it really radically grows on me over the years. I do still hold some small hope for "Tomorrow's Harvest" but I think I'm going the explore the group's other output before coming back to it.

 

Edit: Giving it a third listen now. Liking it a lot more than on the previous two listens. The third time is usually the magic moment for me, if there is one to be had. I'm pretty sure "Open Eye Signal" is my favorite track on the album.

 


 

 

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Hey-thanks for that. I also picked up Boards of Canada. I've only listened once. Yeah, it sounded a little flat to me. I need to spend some more time.

 

It looks like we're exploring some of the same music. I come to ambient and electronic music from an experimental rock and metal listening background. I enjoy drone like Earth and Sunn O)). I'm a big Neurosis fan, and I like Swans.

 

 

 

And, I just ordered Virgins!  streamed a couple of times and instantly clicked with the sound. I

 

enjoy stuff like Godspeed...., Alcest, Deafheaven.

 

 I've also enjoyed Julianna Barwick's beautiful Nepenthe. Came out earlier this year.  It almost crosses over to new age or something. For anyone not famiiar, it is lovely experimental music. She loops her voice-mostly  wordless sound- and has some very minimal piano-etc. creating a these dreamy, ethereal soundscapes. I would put it squarely in the ambient camp.

 

 

I'm interested in Darkside's Psychic after reading some rave end of year list reviews. I streamed this last night. I think they've got a really cool sound of fairly minimalistic elctronic, almost Floyd like psychedelia and a bit of EDM.

 

 

and Forests Sword's Engravings is on my "need to listen" list:

 

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Given the sort to split between minimalistic ambient vs dance electronic music, my tastes seem to be taking me to the more sparse and drone fused aspects of the genre. Although, I'm not opposed to some party EDM in small doses :smile_phones:


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City and Colour - Thirst

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          The Wailin' Jennys

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If you like harmonic female vocals you might like these lasses

 


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Hey-thanks for that. I also picked up Boards of Canada. I've only listened once. Yeah, it sounded a little flat to me. I need to spend some more time.

 

It looks like we're exploring some of the same music. I come to ambient and electronic music from an experimental rock and metal listening background. I enjoy drone like Earth and Sunn O)). I'm a big Neurosis fan, and I like Swans.

 

 

 

And, I just ordered Virgins!  streamed a couple of times and instantly clicked with the sound. I

 

enjoy stuff like Godspeed...., Alcest, Deafheaven.

 

 I've also enjoyed Julianna Barwick's beautiful Nepenthe. Came out earlier this year.  It almost crosses over to new age or something. For anyone not famiiar, it is lovely experimental music. She loops her voice-mostly  wordless sound- and has some very minimal piano-etc. creating a these dreamy, ethereal soundscapes. I would put it squarely in the ambient camp.

 

 

I'm interested in Darkside's Psychic after reading some rave end of year list reviews. I streamed this last night. I think they've got a really cool sound of fairly minimalistic elctronic, almost Floyd like psychedelia and a bit of EDM.

 

 

and Forests Sword's Engravings is on my "need to listen" list:

 

61Xp3foos5L.jpg

 

Given the sort to split between minimalistic ambient vs dance electronic music, my tastes seem to be taking me to the more sparse and drone fused aspects of the genre. Although, I'm not opposed to some party EDM in small doses :smile_phones:

 

I actually ordered Virgins on vinyl after I wrote my reply. I already had the CD, but realized I like the album enough to want to have the vinyl in my life as well. I've been listening to quite a bit of ambient this fall. No reason really. I've simply come across several ambient albums this year and decided to listen to them. I listen to pretty much any kind of music there is and I happen to be aware of, but tend to naturally concentrate on one or two areas of music at a time. I seldom choose what I decide to focus on; I simply organically drift from one thing to the next as the months go by. Of all the genres my deepest love is for jazz, but these past couple years I've found myself listening to other things and sadly kind of left jazz neglected. jasonb's recent jazz thread in combination with a couple of other factors has kind of out of the blue managed to rekindle my passion for the genre, and for the past week or two I have been enjoying discovering new music even more than I normally do – no easy feat given how near-obsessively I constantly seek out new music.

 


 

Azurium - Untold

https://azurium.bandcamp.com/album/untold

 

I just started listening to this for the first time. It's a free download on Bandcamp so I recommend checking it out. Also I believe this guy has the coolest Bandcamp page banner I've ever seen. I didn't even notice it at first.

 


 

 

This is amazing.


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Tonight's festivities center around:

The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys by Traffic

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Hmmmm....still trying to make up my mind about this one.  The original album is one of my favorite albums.  Not too sure about the remixes.  Fun listen though.

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Celine Dion - O Come All Ye Faithful

 

Only have ATH-M50WH but this song still is projected out in front of me like no song I ever heard.

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Originally Posted by TJ Elite View Post
 

 

I actually ordered Virgins on vinyl after I wrote my reply. I already had the CD, but realized I like the album enough to want to have the vinyl in my life as well. I've been listening to quite a bit of ambient this fall. No reason really. I've simply come across several ambient albums this year and decided to listen to them. I listen to pretty much any kind of music there is and I happen to be aware of, but tend to naturally concentrate on one or two areas of music at a time. I seldom choose what I decide to focus on; I simply organically drift from one thing to the next as the months go by. Of all the genres my deepest love is for jazz, but these past couple years I've found myself listening to other things and sadly kind of left jazz neglected. jasonb's recent jazz thread in combination with a couple of other factors has kind of out of the blue managed to rekindle my passion for the genre, and for the past week or two I have been enjoying discovering new music even more than I normally do – no easy feat given how near-obsessively I constantly seek out new music.

 


 

 

Azurium - Untold

https://azurium.bandcamp.com/album/untold

 

I just started listening to this for the first time. It's a free download on Bandcamp so I recommend checking it out. Also I believe this guy has the coolest Bandcamp page banner I've ever seen. I didn't even notice it at first.

 


 

 

This is amazing.

 

That's great! Also, dig your 100 albums list.

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