― scott seward (scott seward), Tuesday, 23 March 2004 19:49 (9 years ago) Permalink
― Mark (MarkR), Tuesday, 23 March 2004 21:48 (9 years ago) Permalink
in the early 80's, there wasn't really anything else like Stephen Hill's Hearts of Space program on the air... occasionally too much flute, but frequently it was just solid, bizarre electronic drone. also it was truly independent, he'd play weird cassette submissions you couldn't hear anywhere else.
>Deep Listening Band:
they made a few recordings in the water cistern. the debut album and The Ready Made Boomerang. (My favorite album of theirs is Non Stop Flight mainly for the last 50 minute track.)
Dempster returned to the cistern with 9 other trombonists for Underground Overlays, which is staggeringly gorgeous.
― (Jon L), Tuesday, 23 March 2004 22:19 (9 years ago) Permalink
side 2 of L'Apocalypse Des Animaux. rules.
― (Jon L), Tuesday, 23 March 2004 22:22 (9 years ago) Permalink
― Mark (MarkR), Tuesday, 23 March 2004 22:25 (9 years ago) Permalink
― Dadaismus (Dada), Wednesday, 24 March 2004 02:08 (9 years ago) Permalink
― Broheems (diamond), Wednesday, 24 March 2004 02:23 (9 years ago) Permalink
Both of the shows I mentioned are still play some obscure, unsigned artists. I listen to both quite often, usually as I go to bed.
Someone that I heard on "Echoes" that I would like to hear an album is Cliff Martinez. He played drums with Beefheart and was an early member of the Red Hot Chili Peppers and now he makes film soundtracks including many for Stephen Soderberg including Solaris, Narc, and Traffic. I've actually not seen these movies, but the music they played was interesting and had some really interesting sounds.
― earlnash, Wednesday, 24 March 2004 03:49 (9 years ago) Permalink
― J0hn Darn1elle (J0hn Darn1elle), Wednesday, 24 March 2004 04:04 (9 years ago) Permalink
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― Chris 'The Velvet Bingo' V (Chris V), Thursday, 13 May 2004 11:20 (9 years ago) Permalink
FYI - I got a great album in the mail. Eluvium - An Accidental Memory in the Case of Death (temporaryresidence ltd.)
Its solo piano by a guy named Matthew Cooper. Like Sate, Winston, and Budd all wrapped up in a big sad ball. Really beautiful stuff.
― scott seward (scott seward), Thursday, 13 May 2004 12:32 (9 years ago) Permalink
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― Mark (MarkR), Thursday, 13 May 2004 15:29 (9 years ago) Permalink
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― frankE (frankE), Thursday, 13 May 2004 15:39 (9 years ago) Permalink
― Chris 'The Velvet Bingo' V (Chris V), Thursday, 13 May 2004 15:48 (9 years ago) Permalink
Winston: Fascinating guy to talk to, and he's extremely talkative. Deeply encyclopedic in his musical knowledge when it comes to ragtime and New Orleans piano music, and completely dismissive of the "New Age" tag -- he prefers "folk piano," which is kind of silly (cue Tom Lehrer joke here). I've seen him live twice, and didn't regret it either time -- he spends more time playing interpretations of Randy Newman, Frank Zappa, the Doors, etc., than doing his own stuff. Pretty good guitarist and harmonica player in his own right as well. Easily the humblest platinum-selling artist around, and though he's a bit eccentric, there's nothing terribly New-Agey about the fellow.
At least early on, WH was a fascinating business -- they completely owned its market, and it got record stores to create "Windham Hill" sections, a remarkable accomplishment for any label, let alone a relatively small Bay Area indie. But the market got polluted with lots of Narada knockoff shit, and today Windham Hill drinks its own Kool-Aid, releasing junk like Lullaby that repurposes the mid-'80, Shadowfax-sick back catalog. There's some amusingly angry agitation against the label on its own Web site (www.windham.com), with old fans demanding the re-issues of the (good) old records, which the label or its BMG parent has refused to do.
― m.e.a. (m.e.a.), Thursday, 13 May 2004 17:02 (9 years ago) Permalink
― amateur!!!st (amateurist), Sunday, 19 September 2004 15:36 (8 years ago) Permalink
― scott seward (scott seward), Sunday, 19 September 2004 15:56 (8 years ago) Permalink
― Curt1s St3ph3ns, Sunday, 19 September 2004 15:56 (8 years ago) Permalink
ok, will keep an eye out.
― amateur!!!st (amateurist), Sunday, 19 September 2004 23:09 (8 years ago) Permalink
http :// www.mgmusic. ltd .uk/default.asp
3,000,000 sales over the last 10yrs apparently. that's quite a lot! Who buys it? What's it like?
― Pashmina (Pashmina), Saturday, 26 November 2005 15:53 (7 years ago) Permalink
― moonship journey to baja, Sunday, 20 May 2007 01:58 (6 years ago) Permalink
Does Jarre count as New Age? I mean, his two first albums were obviously classic at least. And "Magnetic Fields", "Concerts In China", "Zoolook", "Rendez-Vous" and part two of "Oxygene" all have their moments too.
― Geir Hongro, Sunday, 20 May 2007 02:04 (6 years ago) Permalink
I taped a song off of the radio in 1991 from what I believe was a public radio station. I lost the tape a long time ago, but I keep hoping I'll find this piece of music again.
I'm not sure if it would be qualified as neo-classical or new age, but I'll try to describe it: Pianos. It had to have been multiple pianos. I believe there was also a harp, and possibly synth choir sounds down in the mix. Really fast playing, minor chord arpeggios, but gradual transitions between chord changes. It sounded like rain falling in notes. It was a powerful song, I suppose "uplifting" would be a good way to describe it. It was really blissed out, and very very full sounding. Nothing minimal about this song.
I can't expect anyone to name a song from that description, but does that sound like any artists you might know?
The closest I've heard to the overall sound is Enya and Yanni, but this was more mysterious and edgy than anything I've heard from Yanni, and Enya is unmistakable.
― rockapads, Thursday, 19 July 2007 21:39 (5 years ago) Permalink
that description's pretty vague but there's a good chance you were listening to an episode of "music from the hearts of space"
― Milton Parker, Thursday, 19 July 2007 21:51 (5 years ago) Permalink
Thanks man. Yeah sorry about the description, but it's been like 10 years since I've heard it.
― rockapads, Thursday, 19 July 2007 22:07 (5 years ago) Permalink
this is a long shot, but that is the year Ingram Marshall's Gradual Requiem came out and it does sort of fit that description and it's the kind of piece you'd remember for 15 years
― Milton Parker, Thursday, 19 July 2007 22:21 (5 years ago) Permalink
On some old rym list I wrote that Structures From Silence automatically saves "new age" from being bargain-bin cheese.
And I still think so! Great record.
― bassace, Wednesday, 22 October 2008 18:30 (4 years ago) Permalink
Wizards has to be one of my favorite reissues of the year...
Has anyone heard anything else from J.D. Emmanuel?
― psychgawsple, Wednesday, 22 October 2008 20:36 (4 years ago) Permalink
Actually I think they've been reissuing it in runs for a few years now, to be fair
― psychgawsple, Wednesday, 22 October 2008 20:47 (4 years ago) Permalink
This is a highly entertaining primer for anyone who wants to dip into the new age pool. http://www.polyholiday.com/podcast/
― Billy Dods, Wednesday, 22 October 2008 21:16 (4 years ago) Permalink
This is nice...
Particularly the Windsurf remix of Hot Beach
― Treblekicker, Wednesday, 22 October 2008 22:04 (4 years ago) Permalink
can't link images from rateyourmusic
― jaxon, Wednesday, 22 October 2008 22:31 (4 years ago) Permalink
Bugger. Oh well, Interior - Interior (Windham Hill)
― Treblekicker, Thursday, 23 October 2008 15:13 (4 years ago) Permalink
Why is Wendy Carlos always filed under new age at the store? This has always puzzled me, though I'm sure it's helped me find records of hers that would have sold otherwise.
Her album "Beauty in the Beast" is so fucking underrated.
― Nate Carson, Thursday, 23 October 2008 23:38 (4 years ago) Permalink
Why is Wendy Carlos always filed under new age at the store? This has always puzzled me
Sonic Seasonings = one of the earliest ambient records on a major label, not that her other stuff qualifies. in the 80's a lot of stores simply consolidated their 'electronic music' sections straight over into the suddenly lucrative 'new age' bins, you'd see Conrad Schnitzler or John Cage 'Variations IV' right next to Constance Demby or Don Slepian's 'Sonic Perfume'
― Milton Parker, Thursday, 23 October 2008 23:48 (4 years ago) Permalink
I need to re-read this thread, probably, but what about those Steven Halpern records that sound almost like the more meditative Return to Forever pieces? Some of those are pretty cool, if one has a weakness for Fender Rhodes indulgiencia.
One of the reasons that I like that Waxidermy website is b/c they address interesting examples of new age odds and ends that I imagine most people could give a toss about or would condemn in kneejerk fashion.
― del (dell), Thursday, 23 October 2008 23:53 (4 years ago) Permalink
if you like Structures From Silence & Stearns' Planetary Unfolding, you definitely want Slepian's Sea of Bliss / Sonic Perfume. sometimes it's too light for me, but sometimes it's just perfect.
made on the Alles, the same synth Laurie Spiegel used for her 70's pieces
― Milton Parker, Friday, 24 October 2008 00:02 (4 years ago) Permalink
i just got these on vinyl recently and i've been digging them:
steven halpern - zodiac suite (soundscape II)
steven halpern - spectrum suite (soundscape I)
― scott seward, Friday, 24 October 2008 05:30 (4 years ago) Permalink
Yes, I have a nice gatefold copy of Sonic Seasonings with the poster. It's good... though I prefer her soundtrack work and the aforementioned Beauty in the Beast.
Also, love the Tangerine Dream (70s model), and Harold Budd. Some Vangelis and Tomita. I need to comb through here for more good ideas as I am WAY down with good New Age musics.
― Nate Carson, Friday, 24 October 2008 05:55 (4 years ago) Permalink
from that clusterfuck genre thread, my off the cuff new age recommends:
new age: lotsa Eno, early Deuter, Manuel Gottsching, Steve Roach, Gabrielle Roth, Robert Rich, O Yuki Conjugate, Liz Story, Harold Budd, Philip Perkins, Jon Hassell (especially Aka Darbari Java), maybe some Andrew Deutsch or Jliat if you wanna cross over into drone.
some of those may be debatable but I stand by it.
― sleeve, Friday, 24 October 2008 06:04 (4 years ago) Permalink
jon hassell has been suggested for at least three of these threads lately, and in each case it seems appropriate. really want to hear 'power spot' and ''aka darbari java'
― psychgawsple, Friday, 24 October 2008 06:47 (4 years ago) Permalink
My favorite new age records:
Graham Lambkin - salmon ronRafael Toral - Violence of discovery...Aphex Twin - stone in focus
what about spectral music, like the Grisey partiels and shit. There's a thread about spectral music?
― Lowell N. Behold'n, Friday, 24 October 2008 09:46 (4 years ago) Permalink
Sure you can!
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― Myonga Vön Bontee, Friday, 24 October 2008 14:27 (4 years ago) Permalink
steven halpern - zodiac suite (soundscape II)
Yeah, I remember Spectrum Suite being really great and having tracks devoted to balancing each chakra or some such.
I have this record by him called "Christening for Listening: A Soundtrack for Every Body" which includes these priceless liner notes:...Christening for Listening is unique in that it is original music composed in a style suggested intuitively by the plants' own biorhythms, and is particularly sensitive and applicable to the needs of these serene green neighbors. Our recent research involving GSR polygraphs and Kirlian photography demonstrated that the most consistent, significant degree of postive affective response was found to relate to music that was in harmony with plants' slower tempo of movement." Put less scientifically, the plants dug this music-- and it showed up dramatically in the measurements.
It seems plants dance to the beat of a different drummer-- their own green beat as it were. They are able to respond to the fundamental element of music-- namely, tone-- without getting hung up in analytical interpretations. And in so doing, they participate in a viable "hear-and-now" musical gestalt...
― del (dell), Friday, 24 October 2008 18:27 (4 years ago) Permalink
there certainly should be -- there's these: Gérard GriseyIancu dumitrscu and Ana Maria Avram: C/D, S/D
that's anything but new age though
Jon Hassell -- Classic Or Dud?Steve Roach -- the endlessly meditative threadHarold Budd - search and destroy
― Milton Parker, Friday, 24 October 2008 18:46 (4 years ago) Permalink
Inter-Dimensional Music Through Iasos from 1975 is mostly flute-heavy drifty modal jazz, with a few 5 or 6 minute all electronic tracks that foreshadow real space music, but I just discovered the followup Angelic Music originally released on cassette in 1978, and I can understand his reputation now, this is distinct from most of the analog synth / space music of the 70's & looks forward to the good aspects of later New Age like Michael Stearns & Steve Roach. It follows on from side 2 of Vangelis' L'Apocalypse Des Animaux, but with two 30 minute long tracks that give you time to go a little deeper. This is exactly what I remember almost any given episode of Music From The Hearts of Space sounding like in the 80's -- back then I was on the fence about the whole genre but it's catching up to me now with a vengeance
― Milton Parker, Thursday, 8 January 2009 20:01 (4 years ago) Permalink
it's funny sometimes how threads get bumped on ilx and it happens to coincide with what you wanna read about at that moment. I overdosed on tangerine dream just last night and surely some of theirs is new age.
and i heard this beautiful recording once of nothing but droning trombones taped in some underground catacombs and i forget the title and it's been bugging me for years.― scott seward (scott seward), den 23 mars 2004 18:01 (4 years ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalinkdid you ever find out what it was? I badly want to hear this.
― sonderangerbot, Thursday, 8 January 2009 20:09 (4 years ago) Permalink