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    exquisite thread for cheeky mid week astroplane.

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    Didn't know whether this should go here or the drone thread. Either way, it's stunning.

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    The FACT New age top 20 contains mostly brilliant music and a dubious number 1, but still.

    https://www.factmag.com/2019/02/19/t...ew-age-albums/

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    I had something clever to say about this thread. Hopefully I can find a way to articulate it this evening. It's to do with trying to unplug the beast inheritance and social conditioning. Maybe it's drug madness though.. we'll see...

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    Quote Originally Posted by droid View Post
    The FACT New age top 20 contains mostly brilliant music and a dubious number 1, but still.
    I only knew the dubious number one (and the admittedly fantastic Brouk). Can I ask which ones you rate most? I am not convinced I want to dive in the whole (dubious) genre, but some guided tippy-toeing could be worth it.
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    They are seriously all very good, though there's about 4 I don't know.

    The Peter Davison and Naegle are fabulous, Music for Massage and Ghostwriters transcend the genre completely but most of them straddle the line between NA and ambient. The number 1 is a great record, but more space/synth music than NA I would have thought. Go and seek em all out, 20 records is not that much and its pretty much the best introduction to credible NA Ive seen.
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    Speaking of New Age, this is a great album:

    https://newatlantismusic.bandcamp.co...m/secret-earth

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    Yeah they're all pretty essential if new age is your thing.

    J D Emmanuel, Suzanne Doucet, Emeral Web, Upper Astral, Laraaji & Lyghte, Ric Kaestner, Peter Davidson, Don Campbell, i would say fall into your typical new age drifting synth jams type

    Iasos - covers a wider range of core new age sounds, so probably a good entry point.

    Constance Demby - similar to Brouk in variation of instrumentation, use of her voice etc.

    The Ghostwriters ‎- a little later than most on the list, so more digital sounding, more constructed than drifting.

    J De La Sierra - cavernous minimal piano music

    Craig Kupka - another mix of live and electric
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    Fun fact! Charles Cohen/ghostwriters was convicted of attempted solicitation of sex with a 14 year old boy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by droid View Post
    Fun fact! Charles Cohen/ghostwriters was convicted of attempted solicitation of sex with a 14 year old boy.
    I love the Cohen "retrospective" 2cd comp from a few years ago but since that news came out, I find myself hesitating to play it and feeling a little guilty when I do. maybe that shouldn't matter in the appreciation of the art, we've had discussions on here before about liking music done by not-so-nice people, but unfortunately it does.

    also, I recently picked up that Iasos "celestial soul portrait" comp put out by numero, really nice. good Sunday morning music.

    have to explore more on that FACT list, thanks for sharing.
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    Really enjoyed that Secret Earth album, quite suprisingly. The new Chris Otchy on C.Tatsu is great as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Corpsey View Post
    Maybe one metric (if metrics we must have)
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