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EM News Poster: ultramusicman - Date: Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:22 pm
1. I listen to Galactic Travels locally on WDIY 88.1FM in eastern Pennsylvania.
2. I listen to Galactic Travels on-line via wdiy.org's stream while it is broadcasting.
3. I listen to Galactic Travels archived at Mixcloud.
4. I don't listen to Galactic Travels.

Please reply with a number and feel free to say why.
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Justin Sweatt || Say Your Goodbyes (2018)
New releases Poster: Vignoble @ Co. - Date: Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:43 am

Xander Harris is solo so it’s a bit ridiculous to say “solo” album but this material doesn’t fit within the narrative of Xander land whatsoever. Back in the fall of 2016 I recorded a solo album that I have shared privately with people over the last year. The album is a tribute to what I felt were insular private albums with a purpose of contemplative listening. The material is inspired by albums like Eno’s “Another Green World”, releases from artists like Cluster & Roedelius, and Riechmann’s “Wunderbar”. Gazing into a small window of independent artists' catalogs of the late 70s/early 80s where looking inward for answers was a brave statement rather than relying on the shocking outward. Some of this material was written as practice exercises during my time as a percussionist/synth player in Neil Lord’s project Future Museums. Some of the material was written in response to the realization of getting what you need is far more attractive in the end than getting what you want. It’s an album intended for late nights with a glass of wine thinking about what work you need to do on yourself but also reflecting on the positives those you love have given you. I had intended for this to have a physical release but I don’t really think it’s necessary anymore. In some ways this album feels like a private diary so maybe it existing in the digital ether is for the best. I miss the days of just posting something and releasing something because you just feel the compulsion to do so outside of release cycles, waiting forever, talking about something you have no idea how to formulate an opinion 18 months after it’s inception. You tend to get histrionic about these things and sometimes I feel like maybe that’s not the healthiest. Download away and enjoy, it’s a “pay-what-you-want” release, I made it to be listened to. Hopefully this will tide you over until the next Xander Harris release. Be well, be kind to each other, remember your perfe... (Read More)
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Ryuichi Sakamoto article / interview
EM News Poster: BruecknerAmbient - Date: Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:57 am
Ryuichi Sakamoto shared this on FB the other day, calling it an interview, the interview part seems rather small though. Interesting read anyway...



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Ultimae Showcase at Zeiss Planetarium Bochum March 3. 2018
Concert News Poster: Bert - Date: Thu Feb 08, 2018 3:00 pm
Lyon's Ultimae Records returns to the Zeiss Planetarium Bochum on March 3. 2018 for a night of visual multiverses and space music performances by Mahiane, Scann-Tec, Focal and Master Margherita who will present brand new songs from his upcoming album “Border 50“.
Panoramic pop-up shop with Ultimae goodies and breakfast at dawn.

21:00 – 22:30 | Mahiane
22:30 – 22:45 | Intermission
22:45 – 00:45 | Master Margherita
00:45 – 01:00 | Intermission
01:00 – 02:30 | Focal
02:30 – 02:45 | Intermission
02:45 – 04:15 | Scann-Tec

Fee : 25 €
Book your tickets:

Zeiss Planetarium Bochum
Castroper Str. 67
44791 Bochum
E-Mail: info@planetarium-bochum.de

Tickethotline: 0221 – 280 214 (Ortstarif)
Mo. bis Fr. 8.00 – 20.00 Uhr, Sa., 9.00 – 18.00 Uhr, So. und Feiertags 10.00 – 16.00 Uhr
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Polaris feat. Tomek Struszczyk "The Cure - A Forest&
EM News Poster: Jakub - Date: Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:26 pm
Few years ago, together with a great vocalist from Poland - Tomek Struszczyk - we recorded a cover of "A Forest" by The Cure. Why we did this? It will remain a mistery forever Wink.
The recording is available on my youtube channel:


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EM News Poster: Vignoble @ Co. - Date: Mon Feb 05, 2018 12:58 pm
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Michael Hoenig - Rare Tracks on Sandpiper Records
EM News Poster: BruecknerAmbient - Date: Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:24 am

A friend on FB (actually Serge LeRoy, the French musician and producer, some here might be familiar with the name) shared two links to interesting historic recordings by Michael Hoenig via archive.com by a label called Sandpiper Records.

For all I can see, this doesn't appear to be a pirate thing, and the irems in question are really interesting, being:

1. some studio outtakes from the early 80s


"Rare 1980 set of studio recordings that formed the basis for Hoenig's 'Except One' album"

2. A live version of "Departure from the Northern Wasteland" (the track)


An exclusive for Sandpiper Records and a rare recording of a live performance of the title track to the astounding 1978 Warner Brothers album 'Departure from the Northern Wasteland' by electronic pioneer Michael Hoenig. The sound quality isn't of digital brilliance, but it provides us with an insight into the compositional complexities of Hoenig's work, particularly his intricate minimalist (Reich-like) sequencer phases; and makes us wonder why he was never regarded in the same light as his luminaries and colleagues, Tangerine Dream and Klaus Schulze, despite arguably displaying much more in terms of talent and imagination.

Funny thing, just a few days ago I thought I would love to hear a live version of that one day... Shocked

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"Ambient at 40", Essay by Lawrence English
EM News Poster: BruecknerAmbient - Date: Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:48 pm
"Ambient is never finished. It is an experiential process of becoming – for listeners, for creators and more broadly as a musical philosophy."


A friend shared this article on FB today, and I found it an interesting (...if perhaps rather cerebral) reading; which doesn't mean I agree to all of it, though...

Maybe a starting point for a nice discussion...? Wink

This Lawrence English gentleman apparently wrote it on occasion of the 40th anniversary of the release of Eno's "Music for Airports", btw...


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Von Haulshoven plays Winter
EM News Poster: von haulshoven - Date: Sun Feb 04, 2018 8:16 pm
No I am not Vivaldi, Von Haulshoven is the name.
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The Nightcrawlers
EM News Poster: Qrazy Synth Man - Date: Sat Feb 03, 2018 1:02 pm
Shortly after posting RIP: TOM GULCH over four years ago I was contacted by several people asking for information on the remaining musicians, Peter Gulch and Dave Lunt.

I provided that info and contact was made.

One of those asking was D.Strauss from Anthology Recordings in Germany and now I can make this announcement sent to me in the email below:

Hey Steve. Just a note to let you know that the Nightcrawlers set will be be out in a few weeks. Press material can be found here:



Just to let you know it will be a 2/CD set or if you prefer a 2/LP set.

Release date is February 23, 2018
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