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Friday
May312013

ANTS Podcast #012.5: Ambient Boards of Canada Rarities


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On this Mixcloud-exclusive edition of ANTS, I've dug up 40 minutes worth of beatless ambient Boards of Canada rarities ripped largely from cassette and vinyl. Hopefully this will quench your thirst until Tomorrow's Harvest drops next week. It is well known by enthusiasts that there's a plethora of early and unreleased BoC material floating around the P2P universe. I thought it would be fun to compile some of the beatless material into one listen. This took quite a bit of fact checking because there are many fakes and mislabeled releases out there. But I am confident that this playlist is free of errors.

Read more after the jump.

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Thursday
Nov152012

R.I.P. Pete Namlook

R.I.P. Pete Namlook

Just a quick tribute to German ambient music producer and owner of the FAX label, Peter Kuhlmann (aka Pete Namlook). In terms of how much ambient music this man recorded during his life, you simply cannot get more prolific than Namlook. He recorded around 130 albums, many of which were collaborations with folks like Richie Hawtin, Biosphere, Move D, and Atom Heart. He was most active in the '90s.

Namlook's FAX label championed countless releases since its conception in '92.

Spotify users, check out Namlook's excellent '93 album Dreamfish, which is collaboration with Mixmaster Morris:



This should go without saying, I'll be going on a FAX listening binge at the earliest opportunity.
Tuesday
Jul122011

Jürgen Müller - Science of the Sea

photo via Just to be clear, there really are no "off-topic" AiMT posts anymore. I quietly made AiMT fully eclectic last year sometime, but I haven't really taken much advantage of the newfound freedom. (That, and I just haven't posted too much.) In any case, that hopefully explains why I'm posting this full album stream by the potentially fictitious Jürgen Müller. It's a new reissue(?) out on Digitalis, which I've just come to find out is based in Tulsa. Good to know such folks live within 100 miles of Fayetteville.

The story goes that Müller was a 30-year-old oceanographer with allegedly little-to-no musical experience when recorded these ambient gems in 1979. He bought some gear and set up a studio on his houseboat, where he cranked out Science of the Sea. If you listen closely, you can hear some potential sonic giveaways that this is a modern recording. Certain parts resonate with suspicious clarity, and it's a bit hard to believe that these songs were crafted only a year after Music for Airports was released. Either way, it's a great listen:



Read more over at Altered Zones and/or cop Science of the Sea over at Digitalis' Bandcamp page.
Tuesday
Dec212010

AiMT 2010: Best Ambient Albums

Oneohtrix Point NeverOneohtrix Point Never | photo by Justin and Elise Snow
I'm kicking off AiMT 2010 with something absurdly off topic. There were so many good ambient albums this year—I couldn't resist. More 2010 lists to come in the following days/weeks.


#15
Demdike Stare - Voices of Dust [Modern Love]

STREAM "REPOSITORY OF LIGHT":



#14
Keith Fullerton Whitman - Disingenuity/Disingenuousness [Pan]
STREAM AN EXCERPT OF "DISINGENUOUSNESS":



#13
Mickey Mickey Rourke - Inner Gazing [Hi-Scores]
DOWNLOAD/STREAM "YARD BONES":



#12
High Wolf - Ascension [Not Not Fun]
DOWNLOAD/STREAM "SOLAR SYSTEM IS MY GOD"


#11
Marcus Fischer - Monocoastal [12K]
DOWNLOAD/STREAM "CASCADIA OBSCURA":



#10
Brian Eno - Small Craft on a Milk Sea [Warp]
DOWNLOAD/STREAM "EMERALD AND STONE":



#9
Dolphins Into the Future - Ke Ala Ke Kua [(K-RAA-K)³]
STREAM "HO'OKENA HALAWAI"


#8
Jim Ferraro - On Air [Muscleworks, Inc.]
STREAM AN EIGHT-MINUTE PREVIEW OF ON AIR


#7
Susumu Yokota - Kaleidoscope [Lo]
STREAM "STAIN ON MY HEART":



#6
Arp - The Soft Wave [Smalltown Supersound]
STREAM "CATCH WAVE":



#5
V/A - Pop Ambient 2010 [Kompakt]
WATCH A FAN VIDEO FOR DJ KOZE'S "BODENWEICH":



#4
Higuma - Den of the Spirits [Digitalis]
STREAM "GLACIAL TONGUES":



#3
Emeralds - Does It Look Like I'm Here [Editions Mego]
DOWNLOAD/STREAM "CANDY SHOPPE":



#2
Stellar OM Source - Trilogy Select [Olde English Spelling Bee]
WATCH "MAGNETIC DEPTHS / RITES OF FUSION":



#1
Oneohtrix Point Never - Returnal [Editions Mego]
WATCH A FAN VIDEO FOR "OUROBOROS":


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