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Chillout album of the Week


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Posted on Apr 27, 2012 1:14:00 PM PDT
Dale B. says:
My chillout pick for this week: " Circular Ruins - Realm of Possibility "
The artist is Anthony Paul Kerby(APK) on the Databloem label. The music is tranquil, familiar and simultaneously upbeat and inventive.
This is a solid 5-star album !

Posted on Apr 28, 2012 2:02:53 AM PDT
M. Witney says:
In the more traditional / old school / ambient / drone / chillout / trance............. ( God, are all these catagories, terminologies really neccessary. For my own reference point I will use the word minamilist...................but then again I am very "Ol' skool, man !" ).
My minamilist selection for this week has got to be Winter Garden , which translated means :- "Winter Garden" by Eraldo Bernocchi, Harold Budd & Robin Guthrie ( the emphasis here being on both Budd & Guthrie ). Yes, this is the same Robin Guthrie from The Cocteau Twins and Harold Budd probably being the most well known minamalist composer / pianist in the world of classical music to date. For those of you unfamiliar with Budd's background in classical music don't let that word "classical" put you off................it didn't put off Brian Eno and their collaboration produced 2 definitive "ambient" albums.
This c.d. is rapidly becoming a highly collectable item; but that small fact aside, this album of works is an absolute delight and and is essential listening ( preferably after midnight or a rainy Sunday afternoon) and, therefore, is also a highly recommended purchase. Actually, this could be my recommendation of the year............
Later,

Posted on Apr 28, 2012 2:09:02 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 28, 2012 2:13:04 PM PDT
Al. says:
If you like Ambient/Chill Out, Relaxing music...
Check Out:
DJ Explorer's new album: On a Trip
Highly recommended!
On a Trip

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 29, 2012 11:42:17 AM PDT
Dale B. says:
M. Whitney,

Thanks for the mention of Harold Budd. His ambient drone works are rich with mood, so often absent from electronic music. I have " The Serpent in Quicksilver " from the 80's.
HB has done some interesting collaborations over the years, including " Lovely Thunder ",
with Michael Hoenig. The closing track " Gypsy Violin " is Amazing.

Lately I'm enjoying " Al Gromer Khan - Kamasutra Experience ".
Al Gromer Khan is a master sitar player, and blends sitar with other traditional instruments
and electronics. The result is a supremely relaxing experience that may conjure visions of Turkish gardens of delight, filled with pungent sweet scents and sublimely beautiful dancers spinning in colorful vails. Great for late night listening !

Posted on Apr 29, 2012 12:32:43 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 29, 2012 12:36:46 PM PDT
Tec-know says:
The Irresistible Force - Global Chillage, a absolute masterpiece in ambient and gentle liquid abstract rhythms. If you manage to find don't let it slip you by.

For a more deep dubby chill-out do check the recent album on the excellent Echocord label - Altostratus Translucidus by Sven Schienhammer.

Posted on Apr 29, 2012 10:42:55 PM PDT
M. R. Witney says:
Hans,
If you enjoyed "The Serpent in Quicksilver" you really should have a listen to The Room or La Bella Vista by Budd. Both of these works are well worth the investment.

Posted on Apr 29, 2012 11:57:22 PM PDT
K. Heim says:
Pete Namlook: Laybrinth I, II, III, IV - any one of them. Very good. Anthony Rother The Machine Room - also very high quality release. Cheers.

Posted on May 11, 2012 6:29:39 PM PDT
M. Mumford says:
The Album that I recommend is an Ep that has three tracks. The title of the Ep is The Story by King. The three tracks are The Story, Supernatural and Hey. They might blend well with your chillout music. My chillout playlist consists of many genres that meld beautifully together.

I see that King has a new record label and the page is not the same all the reviews, which were many and highly favorable, are not on this new page. I had reviewed their work. My review is available on my profile.

Please give a listen to The Story

Posted on May 13, 2012 8:26:06 AM PDT
Dale B. says:
Thank you fellow Chill fans for your suggestions.
I've been interested in Space Music since the early synthesizer days of Tangerine Dream. Much of Today's Space Music is dark and alienating. Not so with Astropilot - Solar Walk !

There are ethereal vocal textures, massaging bass flow, tribal grooves, and a sense of unfolding wonder throughout that is uplifting and spiritual. I would recommend the track " Perceiving the Universe " as a good example of what to expect from this album.

In reply to an earlier post on May 14, 2012 3:46:44 AM PDT
baddy2shoos says:
Hi all, Enjoying the discussion so far...just wanted to add my two cents into the mix and its a bit of a plug if I'm being totally honest. We released an album recently called 'Memory Lake' which is gaining a lot of attention on sites like Soundcloud, Bandcamp and Facebook and has received 5 star reviews over on the UK amazon site. It is a blend of nu-jazz, ambient and electronica - have a listen and let me know what you all think! :-) Memory Lake

Posted on May 15, 2012 3:41:42 PM PDT
Jason Bock says:
the A.D. series is fantastic.. especially the first 2

The Orb's Adventures Through the Ultraworld..

Lifeforms - Future Sound of London... all excellent chill

Posted on May 19, 2012 12:29:28 PM PDT
channel says:
I like "slowly", and "Menina" by Chimp Beams.

Posted on May 20, 2012 5:21:02 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 20, 2012 9:34:04 AM PDT
Tec-know says:
Lars Leonhard - 1549

A album with a warm minimalistic approach with spacious sounds of deep electronic melancholy and influences of dub using reverbs/echoes/chords. Its an album that sits somewhere between Purl's ambientish 'Deep Ground' album and Geoff Whites' micro/subtle-dub-techno structures from 'Question and Comments' and more dub-tech house 'Neverless' album. A synthetic style of music to be absorbed in a Brian Eno way!..just sit back and play! though this time with a warmer organic sound using more rhythms and sounds of dub, along with influences of techno-tech house with its loops that gradually evolve along the calming ambient. The beatless ambient on a couple of tracks are used nicely with its seducing calming flow with the occasional sounds and blips of dub-techno elements that occur in an minimal ambient way. The album also flutters with spacious minimal beats and synth sweeps that gently flow along or build upon the ambient. Definitely a well produced album with a absorbing quality within its chill ambient with dub and techno - that should appeal to fans of either genre. Excellent.

Posted on May 20, 2012 5:24:10 AM PDT
Tec-know says:
Snakestyle ST (actually all three so-far albums by Snakestyle are deep and perfect to chill too!)

Brilliant intelligent dub-electonica debut from one half of Sandspider. Snakestyle's first solo album has a vibe similar to some of The Orb's better dub-ambient music, but!, without the cheeky samples that sometimes spoil the music mood. This a well crafted and excellently produced album with various styles and influences associated with modern downtempo electronica and dub. Rhythms are deep and mellow skillfully constructed using a laid-back easy-going flow and mood with rhythm orientated beats and beatless ambient . Ambient, subtle chords, electronic sound effects, synth sounds, all bubble along in a slow absorbing way with plenty of deep instrumental reggae rooted dub. Moods and atmospheres across both rhythm and ambient give an impressive journey with a deep natural vibe that will put your mind into the deepest relaxation state!...Highly Recommnded! Be sure to check his two follow up albums before they disappear!!

In reply to an earlier post on May 20, 2012 7:05:11 AM PDT
baddy2shoos says:
Shards Of Reason
Memory Lake (bit of ambient, bit of nu-jazz and electronica)

In reply to an earlier post on May 20, 2012 7:28:33 AM PDT
Dale B. says:
Tec-know, thanks for the mention of Snakestyle. I'm listening to " Snakestyle World Radio " right now.
Good vibes for a Sunday morning ! Reminds me a bit of Solar Fields or Evan Bartholomew's Bluetech.
If you're interested in Bluetech, check out his album The Divine Invasion. He's been around for about 10 years now with a decent body of work. Initially I was interested because of his association with Steve Hillage, who does contribute some to The Divine Invasion(as Mirror System).
For any Banco De Gaia fans, there is Lots of bang for the Buck to be had in his Rewritten Histories, Vol. 1 + 2.
They only have Vol 2 at A-zon right now, but you get over 2 hours of music for 8.99.
These Volumes would be a great introduction to BDG, as most of the "hits" are there. For longtime fans there are some nice remixes by Oliver Lieb, Loop Guru, Fluke, Speedy J, Dub pistols....
I really appreciate your suggestions, Happy Listening !

In reply to an earlier post on May 20, 2012 8:38:19 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 20, 2012 8:46:46 AM PDT
Dale B. says:
Hi, thanks for introducing a new(?) band.
I couldn't find any free samples of their work, but I'm guessing they're British.
I really like the British Ambient/Trance/Psychedelic scene, like Astralasia, Loop Guru, Celtic Cross, O.T.T.

Posted on May 20, 2012 8:53:14 AM PDT
baddy2shoos says:
British; you can listen on amazon, just search for shards of reason and the album is memory lake.

Posted on Jun 24, 2012 7:27:59 AM PDT
Martin says:
Anima Infinity New Version

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 24, 2012 10:40:52 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 24, 2012 10:47:46 AM PDT
Tec-know says:
Got all Blutech albums - you might want to check his solo album Evan Marc ‎- Emotional Ecology, for quality techno and tech-house with some good dubby elements, and also the brilliant collaboration album Evan Marc + Steve Hillage - Dreamtime Submersible, now a very hard album to find but is brilliant dub-electronica-ambient music...Also worth checking is System - B album for cool electro-acoustic-dub-Idm-minimal music.

If liked the The Orb's classic 'Blue Room' full 40mins single, do try James Vs Sabres Of Paradise - Jam J cd single(cd version is a continues single track) - a great journey into dubby-indie-downtempo vibes... Sabres Of Paradise really bring a unique atmosphere to this 33min track remix. Sadly slipped by without much recognition it deserved!

Posted on Jun 27, 2012 10:14:23 AM PDT
HooverPhonic - Eden

Posted on Jun 27, 2012 1:04:32 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 27, 2012 1:14:47 PM PDT
Tec-know says:
SNAKESTYLE S/T
Brilliant intelligent dub-electonica debut from one half of Sandspider. Snakestyle's first solo album has a vibe similar to some of The Orb's better matured dub-ambient music, but!, without the comical samples that sometimes -for me- spoil the music mood. Snaketyle debut is a well crafted album coated with plenty of deep warm elegant atmospheres associated with modern downtempo electronica, ambient, and dub. The ambient flows with its calming meditative sounds, dub has its deep padded catchy reggae basslines, and electronica with its nice hints touches and elements using psy -chill, techno, house and Idm. The album flows with a natural flowing seductive sound combining both beatless ambiance which retain a warm and organic atmosphere, and the downtempo rhythms with the dub staying rooted with a its original bass Jamaican influences; giving the album a nice and natural combination of new and existing sounds. This is a album that throughout can easily seduce the listener into its deep listening vibe, and then transport your mind into the deepest state of relaxation, thanks to Snakestyle's knowledge in creating truly intelligent and absorbing sounds across rhythms and ambient. As a debut this is a wonderful release that will certainly please the deeper listener in electronic music without a doubt! Excellent

Highly Recommnded! Be sure to check his two follow up albums before they disappear!!

OCTEX - EVERY SOUND TELLS A STROY (Limited Prints)
ESTAS is an excellent well crafted third album by Octex. This time exploring a new dimension by sculpting sounds and occasional, but consistent, minimal beats and rhythms. This is stripped down dub-techno!. Now moving further away from his 1st classic 'Basic Channel' dub-techno influenced album (Well worth checking!). Octex now devolves into a more experimental and varied approach into advanced analogue minimal soundscapes, and of-course influences of dub-techno. Tracks throughout the album are based around spacey atmospheres that evolve with sinuous spaced-out leads, ghostly blips, abstract warm-sparse ambiance with bubbling echoes and slow delays merging with elements of classic minimal dub-techno. All tracks are excellently crafted and mixed then executed to great effect, which can be both complex and simple at the same time. Its Octex unique own ability with skill and knowledge that creates a deep absorbing chill-out effect by gradually developing, sculpting, mixing, and layering, various spacious textures and abstract sounds along with fillters of minimal dub-techno rhythms and echoes, along with deep drifting ambient that will take the listener into a unhurried journey into a world of deep and slow shifting spacious dubbed-out atmospheres!..A truley intelligent and expriemental album within minilasim, yet still retains the deep essense of minimal dub-techno that should please both dub-techno and adventurous listeners.

Posted on Jun 27, 2012 10:16:19 PM PDT
Sync 24- Comfortable Void

Posted on Jul 11, 2012 6:14:29 AM PDT
NMoore says:
My favourite album at the moment is - Shamatha - Centipede Frightened by a Magic Mirror, its a great mixture of chillout and nu-disco.

Posted on Jul 12, 2012 4:41:20 AM PDT
moozak says:
Have been listening to doomjazz recently great down tempo dark jazz sounds.
Try the Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble, Bersarin Quartett, The Necks or Mt Fuji Doomjazz Corporation. Also i must mention Bohren and the club of gore sounds scary but in a down tempo ambient way.
I agree if spacemusic is your thing try Pete Namlook or Gier Jensson. Of course Eno is the Master of Ambient.
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