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November 18, 2015 11:39AM
@deathhop, I can't see any way that would be bad. I'm listening... Way too intriguing.



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November 20, 2015 12:46PM
Last night...

Amon Tobin ‎– Soundtrack To Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory 2LP (Ninja Tune) 2005



^Bought this ten years ago when it came out. Kind of forgot about it after playing it only a few times initially. Too bad I slept on my own shit cuz it's actually pretty cool.

The concept behind this one is pretty interesting. This is a soundtrack for a video game. When it was being made, upon agreement of the contract with the game designers, Amon insisted on being a part of the all aspects of the sound effects of the game so that he could tailor the music around sound effects as well. He designed each song based on "walking around" the various "rooms" or levels of the game. He basically had access to the game without the players so that he could build soundscapes that fit the feel of the room.

In it's most basic sense it's dark electronic ambient music. But the music builds as the intensity of the levels build, so as you walk through the levels and action intensifies, the techno elements start to gradually take it out of ambient and into "passive" techno beats.

Now I'm not a gamer, so I haven't played the game, but as I listened I can imagine the rooms and the more intense levels based on the music he made. I'd say it was mission accomplished as a soundtrack because he's very good at that kind of dark micro production style of his, and it paints a nice mental picture as you listen.

The artwork on this record is pretty cool. The sleeve is nothing more than a 6-fold poster inside a clear hard-plastic outer "shell" with painted track information on it. I haven't seen this poster in years so I unfolded it for this photo.



Like a lot of Ninja Tune artists, I can't keep up with. But I would like to have more of his stuff based on the strength of this release and pretty much everything else I've heard from him. Dude has a really unique style.



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November 24, 2015 05:15PM
Fripp & Eno - Evening Star LP



Possibly my second favorite Eno related album after "On Land." I already have the current CD edition (which is very, very good) but I wanted this on vinyl for sentimental reasons, so I ended up with this copy. This is an old U.S. pressing from the early 80s. I'd still give the CD a slight edge, but this is an amazing album either way and surely one of the best albums of this style ever made.








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December 13, 2015 05:25PM
Vidna Obmana & Alio Die - Echo Passage



Single track of ambient drift with some repeating thematic loops, and a slighly dark feel. Great for late night/early morning listening. The whole album can be streamed on Bandcamp.

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December 17, 2015 12:04PM
Jeff Greinke - In Another Place CD



Jeff Greinke is one of my favorite ambient artists, yet remains fairly unknown in the popular music context. He's more of cult artist along the line of Robert Rich, Steve Roach, and the like. This album from 1993 was one of the last albums AFAIK that he made in his "dark" style before changing up his style considerably. I'm not too into his more recent music TBH, but pretty much everything he did from the 80s up to this album is great.







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