• Kracker over 5 years ago

    Kracker edited over 5 years ago
    Alright a thread was started a long time ago for music not on FAX for people wanting to find FAX-like music outside the label, but it was rather ill-fated so I'm starting one that will hopefully become a great resource. So to start off here is a list other cult labels that have been mentioned by the FAX community over the years as worth following as well:

    Recycle Or Die: Short lived label with a small catalogue of classic ambient releases, which were issued in special tin cases as well as digipak.

    Source Records (2): Move D’s own sometimes forgotten label. Inactive since 2005

    em:t: Highly collectable as well as highly controversial label featuring ambient electronica

    Ultimae Records: High quality psytrance/ambient label that lives up to its name

    Virtual Music Reality: Ishq's label. He’s releasing more often every year so check out his newsletter.

    Sending Orbs: Kettel’s label which releases high quality ambient and IDM masterpieces from only established artists. Sadly, the label put on hiatus but is promising a comeback.

    Reflective and Subharmonic: The short-lived labels of Jonah Sharp (Spacetime Continuum) and Bill Laswell respectively.

    Silent: San Francisco ambient label that experienced it's rise and demise during the 90's

    Kompakt: This German label has two sides to it: Tech-house and then their own unique style of ambient music, most notably featured in their highly acclaimed yearly Pop Ambient compilations.

    Elektrolux/Mikrolux: German label founded in 1995 featuring a unique class of ambient, electro, and dub releases. Launched an IDM sub-label, Mikrolux, in 2002. Somewhat retired after rebranding itself Elux Records in 2008.

    Databloem/dataObscura: Dutch label Databloem that started out releasing some very FAX-like ambient releases including several from Canadian artist Anthony Paul Kirby aka The Circular Ruins. Kirby quickly outgrew the label and was given his own sub-label, Dataobscura, which soon seceded as a separate entity. Today, Kirby operates it independently and it remains a treasure trove of dramatic ambient releases.

    Instinct Records/Instinct Ambient: American electronic label which tended to reissue for labels such as em:t and Rising High. Featured an ambient sublabel and the very short-lived ‘FAX USA’ reissue series.

    12k:Taylor Deupree's experimental label established following the decline of Instinct Ambient.

    Apollo: When R&S Records received Aphex Twin’s Selected Ambient Works, their reaction was to launch an ambient sub-label , Apollo.

    Beyond: Ambient dub UK label that was once extremely collectable and sought after. Prompted an American reissue label Waveform Records.

    U-Cover: Ambient label run by minimalist ambient artist, Ontayso. Had a good run from 2000-2005 before dedicating itself solely to minimal ambient releases.

    ...txt: New ambient label from Neo Ouija founder Lee Norris aka Metamatics. More to come.

    Periphery/Anodize: Great new ambient label that issues releases in tin cases. Definitely one to watch...

    Here post any news or releases you recommend that would interest fans of FAX. I'll continually update these first posts.
  • Kracker over 5 years ago

    Kracker edited over 5 years ago
    Ok here's THE RULE: Everything non-FAX goes here.
    Post it here, trust me, IT WILL BE SEEN by us forum goers interested in outside label releases and this thread will usually be at the top of the forum. Make a thread advertising stuff not FAX, expect it to be gone. This is NOT general electronic forum, there are plenty of those that I assume are free to use as advertising space. Think of this as a forum for people who want ONLY FAX discussions and everything else filtered out and this is a special thread is for people who are looking for music recommended if you like FAX. The only exception to the rule is if the thread happens to call for a lengthy discussion in the interest of the community but I imagine that will be rare.

    Ebay sales threads are ok, just like on the old FAXlist, but expect the thread gone well after the sales have expired and no threads announcing that you've listed stuff on Discogs, please.
  • Kracker over 5 years ago

    Yagya's first album on Force Intel, which commanded insane prices on eBay has just been remastered and reissued: Yagya - Rhythm Of Snow
  • player over 5 years ago

    player edited over 5 years ago
    Agree with you Kracker and hope people will discover those labels and releases. Also Sending Orbs are back with a great new album collaboration album: Kettel & Secede - When Can.
    http://www.sendingorbs.com/

    Added a few labels to your list and hope people will check these labels out too:

    R.I - Not sure if Rather Interesting will continue as it was a sub label run by Pete Namlook for Atom Tm's output - a brilliant label it is too! well worth looking into for those who might have missed it's limited print releases before.
    http://www.discogs.com/label/Rather+Interesting

    Binemusic - has released some great releases inc albums by Move D, Lars Leonhard, Sven Schienhammer (aka Quantec), Scanner, Marconi Union..etc. Everything form ambient, dub-techno, Idm, downtempo, techno and everything in-between is released, all quality. Recent albums have had a new recognizable art look - as with FAX's iconic art on PS/PW albums. Making each release that extra special.
    http://www.binemusic.de/

    Silent Season - from Canada with cool digi distinguishable art work, with excellent releases across ambient, dub-techno, techno, Idm, experimental - should appeal to FAX followers, Quality releases by Mind Over Midi, Fatih Tuter, Djorvin Clain, ASC, Alteria Percepsyne, Mindspan...etc. Worth checking out.
    http://www.silentseason.com/

    Also if into dub-techno/ambient/downtempo you might want to investigate the excellent ZeECc label with some strong album releases by The Nautilus Project, Dublicator, joergmueller, Mr. Cloudy, Xoki & Hieronymus
    http://www.zeecc.com/

  • thirdsystem over 5 years ago

    Cheers for the info.

    I have a lot of Ultimae releases. Excellent, highly recommended.
  • councilof9 over 5 years ago

    Kracker
    Sending Orbs: Kettel’s label which releases high quality ambient and IDM masterpieces from only established artists. Sadly, the label put on hiatus but is promising a comeback.


    Actualy, SO just released a Kettel & Secede collaboration album. http://www.sendingorbs.com/
    Great music.

    I'd recommend music released on Native State Records and Somnia
  • seek over 5 years ago

    councilof9
    Actualy, SO just released a Kettel & Secede collaboration album. http://www.sendingorbs.com/
    Great music.
    Really great, indeed. Soundtrack to an imaginary film.
    Nice use of vocals; sparse, ethereal. Far more palatable than those on a recent release by a former SO artist.

    Different look/style cover art by Jeroen Advocaat than what he's done on SO in the past.

  • jdcapshew over 5 years ago

    Eric, thanks for making clear that the FAX forum is for FAX releases and artist discussions and then listing other forums for very worthy labels that also deserve attention.
  • jonaswilde over 5 years ago

    Thanks for the list - need new data to fill that FAX sized hole in my life. Placed order for Yagya‎– Rhythm Of Snow on the strength of its companions in your list. Thanks again.
  • seek over 5 years ago

    seek edited over 5 years ago
    Kracker
    Apollo: When R&S Records received Aphex Twin’s Selected Ambient Works, their reaction was to launch an ambient sub-label , Apollo.

    The 'new' R&S Apollo incarnation isn't purely ambient, however.
    Weak, skittery dubsteppy stuff and lukewarm downtempo; total Teflon.
    Wouldn't recommend any of the new stuff to anyone.
    A couple of years ago they even put out a rock act on the Apollo offshoot.
  • NolanCa over 5 years ago

    What about 12k? Didn't Taylor Deupree creat this label around the time Insinct Records/Instinct Ambient was going under? Some good releases on this label.
  • seek over 5 years ago

    NolanCa
    Didn't Taylor Deupree creat this label around the time Insinct Records/Instinct Ambient was going under?
    Yes.
    http://www.discogs.com/label/12k

    NolanCa
    Some good releases on this label.
    Yes.
    http://www.discogs.com/Frank-Bretschneider-Looping-I-VI-And-Other-Assorted-Love-Songs/release/261563
    http://www.discogs.com/Shuttle358-Frame/release/57348
  • mickchillage over 5 years ago

    Coming in 2013 on Psychonavigation records Mick Chillage "Tales From The Igloo Retold" a collection of remixes taken from my debut album which will feature many of my past and recent influences, including a Fax artist :) all to be announced in spring 2013.

    https://soundcloud.com/mick-chillage/rotation-retold-by-scanner AKA Robin Rimbaud
  • player over 5 years ago


    Kracker

    Elektrolux/Mikrolux: German label founded in 1995 featuring a unique class of ambient, electro, and dub releases. Launched an IDM sub-label, Mikrolux, in 2002. Somewhat retired after rebranding itself Elux Records in 2008.


    Just to let you know Elektrolux /Elux has just released a new album :
    http://www.eluxrecords.com/releases/index.html

    Kracker
    Ultimae Records: High quality psytrance/ambient label that lives up to its name


    Just got into this label - and have been very pleased with it so-far.
  • seek over 5 years ago

    Kracker
    Ultimae Records: High quality psytrance/ambient label that lives up to its name
    Hit or miss; more miss than hit.

    Kracker
    Canadian label Databloem
    Dutch, not Canadian. "bloem" = "bloom".
    Dataobscura are Canadian.

    Steve Hillage - Rainbow Dome Musick = must-have for lovers of FAX.
    Track 1: Garden of Paradise:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QrUi-RQwmtQ
    Track 2: Four Ever Rainbow:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=on_mXvA5bEY

    Another must-have for serious FAX listeners: Edgar Froese - Aqua
    Full album, all in one go:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gUxIDFoo9zI
  • lauren_diz over 5 years ago

    Somnia had a brief run with a few stand-outs. Dreamtime Submersible and the P. Laoss album come to mind)
  • player over 5 years ago

    player edited over 5 years ago
    Label: Hidden
    http://www.discogs.com/label/Hidden+%282%29

    A short lived gem label - I think (can't confirm!) the label had some kind of link to Psychick Warriors Ov Gaia.
  • player over 5 years ago

    player edited over 5 years ago
    ...also Makyo _ a artist I was so hoping for Namlook to maybe one day be able to collaborate with. Makyo's music crosses Ambient, Classical, Acid, Eastern influences, Techno, Dub and Downetempo - can relate with Fax PS releases and certain Namlook's collaboration and his solo work.

    Personally never been disappointed with his Makyo releases.

    FAX fans should look into his other project: Padmasana ‎(S/T) album. 3 tracks of beautiful deep trance, classical, gorgeous ambient. A great album that reminds me of those special moments from PS/PW/PK FAX albums: Zenith, Air, Sultan, Electro Harmonix, Second Nature, Sea Biscuit.

    http://www.discogs.com/artist/Makyo

    Makyo label is worth checking to:
    http://www.dakinirecords.com/

    Some excellent ambient-downtempo also on Chillcode Music:
    http://www.discogs.com/label/Chillcode+Music

  • jonaswilde over 5 years ago

    Thanks for these wonderful tips - such a help.
    Been listening to the latest Yagya CD thanks to you Kracker - Gabriel is the best sad song ambient dub track I've heard in years.
  • jonaswilde over 5 years ago

    BTW - I mailed Sending Orbs and they said the equally over priced (£100) deleted Will I Dream During the Process is also getting the reissue treatment. Looking forward to that.
  • mickchillage over 5 years ago

    Free Download!! thirteen minute ambient with beats track.. Happy Christmas :)

    http://yardrec.bandcamp.com/track/dirt2-mick-chillage-solstice-mix
  • player over 5 years ago

    player edited over 5 years ago
    Just listened to the five Ultimae albums recently picked up. Think a lot of FAX listeners may be interested in this label. Very polished deep varied music genres and ambient on the albums below. Nice distinguishable collection look to the albums (which was what originally attracted and interested me to FAX label and music).

    AES DANA - Pollen
    SYNC24 -Source
    SYNC24- Comfortable Void
    CARBON BASED LIFEFORMS - Twentythree
    CONNECT.OHM - 9980

    ...also Binemusic which I've also been going through, and have re-discovered some FAX related listening moods and atmosphere with ambient and music across different genres. Recommended below releases:

    BENJAMIN BRUNN - König Und Drache
    MOVE D + BENJAMIN BRUNN* - Let's Call It A Day
    MOVE D - 10/11 - Live At Johanneskirche
    MOVD D - Tonspuren 1-10
    ANDO (4) - Habitat
    SCANNER - Rockets, Unto The Edges Of Edges
    MARCONI UNION - Tokyo
    SVEN SCHIENHAMMER - Altostratus Translucidus
    LARS LEONHARD - 1549

    Released on the excellent Dial label. A Collaboration between Pantha Du Prince and Stephan Abry fusing ambient + accousrtic-electronica-techno with a very FAX feel to it (Silence, Virtua Vices, Air)

    URSPRUNG S/T
    http://www.discogs.com/artist/Ursprung

    Your probably all aware of these classics - but for anyone who may have missed them: - The IRRESISTIBLE FORCE 'Flying High' and 'Global Chillage' albums. Both excellent ambient classics.
  • Kracker over 5 years ago

    Awesome stuff Mick. I'll be looking forward to 'Igloo Retold' next year and mention how good it is whenever i get it

    Yeah 12k is a big cult label but there's a lot of experimental, glitchy, minimal releases to have to dig through. He had a collaboration with Tetsu Inoue on 12k that was just ear-shattering.
    I'm liking the the Kettel / Secede from [Invalid Label] but it seems like something that was in the can for awhile and they finally got the label up and running enough to release it. But they're still not back to releasing established artists again.
    As for Elektrolux since rebranding as Elux Records they haven't really released anything good among the one release a year they managed to put out
  • mickchillage over 5 years ago


    Kracker
    thanks cracker :) It should be a belter!!

  • thirdsystem over 5 years ago

    player
    Just listened to the five Ultimae albums recently picked up. Think a lot of FAX listeners may be interested in this label. Very polished deep varied music genres and ambient on the albums below. Nice distinguishable collection look to the albums (which was what originally attracted and interested me to FAX label and music).

    SYNC24 -Source
    SYNC24- Comfortable Void
    CARBON BASED LIFEFORMS


    Agree. I have SYNC24 - Source, it is excellent. Just checked out the new one Comfortable Void which really sounds like something quite special and will be purchased shortly 8-). I have 3 CBL albums, beautiful stuff.

    Also recommend CELL- Hanging Masses, and HYBRID LEISURELAND ( for Tetsu Inoue fans having withdrawal symptoms ) This is actually the "Connect Ohm" duo and I am away to check that out right now !

    The album covers of all the Ultimae releases really are beautiful.
  • player over 5 years ago

    player edited over 5 years ago
    Johan Sharp (Spacetime Continuum) - 3 excellent individual album collaborations: Bill Laswell, Tetsu Inoue, Mixmaster Morris.

    All albums of lush quality deep ambient-techno/Idm.

    http://www.discogs.com/artist/Jonah+Sharp
  • player over 5 years ago

    As If - fFaraway Trees Standing Still :
    Excellent and mostly deep ambient with some gentle beats, dub, and rhythms here and there. If you enjoyed Tetsu Inoue and Namlook's ambient work this is worth looking into.

    http://www.discogs.com/As-If-Faraway-Trees-Standing-Still/release/3973244
  • mickchillage over 5 years ago

    Here's the first teaser from Autumn Of Communion 2, one of the more upbeat moments from the album which is almost completed.. Label and release dates TBC..

    https://soundcloud.com/mick-chillage/fusion-cosmic-board-teaser-1
  • thirdsystem over 5 years ago

    mickchillage
    Here's the first teaser from Autumn Of Communion 2, one of the more upbeat moments from the album which is almost completed.. Label and release dates TBC..

    https://soundcloud.com/mick-chillage/fusion-cosmic-board-teaser-1


    Very nice indeed. looking forward to it already !!

    Managed to get hold of AOC off itunes last week. Superb album, hope you stick AOC2 out on itunes also, for those requiring instant gratification ;-)
  • mickchillage over 5 years ago

    thirdsystem
    Cheer's for the feedback :) Not sure if it will end up on itunes ? depends on the label it ends up on but we'll do our best ;)

  • player over 5 years ago

    player edited over 5 years ago
    Just rediscovered this excellent, but sadly short lived label. Artist album inc releases by Victor Sol, Atom Tm, Eyephone; esp good for those who liked FAX PS albums by: Solphax, N+, Gorn, Cour Atomique, David Reeves, Xjacks, Datacide (esp 1st album Rather Interesting label), Thomas P Heckman.

    http://www.discogs.com/label/Hypnotism
  • vokuhila over 5 years ago

    H e ckmann not Hackman
  • player over 5 years ago


    vokuhila
    H e ckmann not Hackman


    ooops! corrected.
  • mickchillage over 5 years ago

    Just released my Departure [First Class Edition] Compilation on bandcamp
    20 tracks, covering Ambient, IDM,Downtempo, Techno and beyond..

    info:
    In 2009 I released my second EP "Departure" for Irish based Techno label Nice and Nasty now in their 20th year.Nice and Nasty are better known for their more dancefloor friendly cuts so the title "Departure" seemed more than fitting for the release that consisted of four "Chill Out" or "Downtempo" electronic music tracks that ranged from elements of Jazz to soundtrack inspired ambience to bleepy and bass driven frequencies.

    Shortly after the release of the original EP a collection of remixes followed, a remix EP of each track every three months which saw the likes of Finlands IDM master Lackluster turning out a couple of rather stunning glitchy yet emotive remixes.

    Dave Anderson [Ferox] Showing of his distinct freestyle keyboard playing style amongst some funky yet minimal grooves.Tomas Jirku's remix went off on a really deep musical and majestic vibe.
    Ireland's new techno shinning light The Parellel turned out a solid chunk of abstract electro which got some airplay on Dave Clarke's White Noise radio show and UK based IDM/Classical
    veteran Pentatonik delivered an epic cinematic remix of The Final Storm.

    http://mickchillage.bandcamp.com/album/departure-first-class-edition
  • NolanCa over 5 years ago

    mickchillage
    Just released my Departure [First Class Edition] Compilation on bandcamp
    20 tracks, covering Ambient, IDM,Downtempo, Techno and beyond..


    Nice! I'll be getting this. Love the artwork BTW!
  • mickchillage over 5 years ago

    NolanCa
    Nice! I'll be getting this. Love the artwork BTW!

    Thank you :)
  • player over 5 years ago

    player edited over 5 years ago
    A album recently picked up as a follower of Pantha-Du-Prince music. Pantha-Du-Prince collaborates to excellent effect with Norwegian musicians The Bell Laboratory. Deep-house-techno, ambient, and that Move D / Namlook quirkiness that will certainly appeal to all those who enjoyed those quality FAX ambient-techno/house-Idm Move D / Namlook albums.

    http://boomkat.com/cds/629703-pantha-du-prince-elements-of-light

    http://www.discogs.com/Pantha-Du-Prince-Bell-Laboratory-Elements-Of-Light/master/510274
  • spheroid over 5 years ago

    Best ambient album in 2012 for me:

    Jim Coleman - Trees
    www.discogs.com/Jim-Coleman-Trees/release/3785821
  • Kracker over 5 years ago

    Mick, I'm REALLY hoping the next Autumn of Communion is released on a label not afraid to press 300-500 copies instead of people having to fight over 50 hand-numbered copies sold out long before the day of release.
  • mickchillage over 5 years ago

    Kracker
    Mick, I'm REALLY hoping the next Autumn of Communion is released on a label not afraid to press 300-500 copies instead of people having to fight over 50 hand-numbered copies sold out long before the day of release.


    So do I mate :) Unfortunately many labels are doing the limited CD runs purely on an economics level, 200 + CD's can be risky for ambient music unless you are Bvdub or
    Ulrich Schnauss or someone.. We are looking towards some decent labels at the moment though, hopefully someone who is clued in to Fax etc and are willing to invest in a proper release will happen soon..
  • canaxis over 5 years ago

    coming soon on..txt is the new album between metamatics and ishq..limited numbered to 100 copies...
    also coming in march is the new album by myself and Wil Bolton called The Ashes Of Piemonte and released on cd by Time Released Sound limited edition music label in March..here is a preview of that-
    https://soundcloud.com/moss-garden-2/the-ashes-of-piemonte-ordained

    new album as moss garden coming out on in 4 weeks on new japanese label kaico
    http://www.discogs.com/Moss-Garden-Understanding-Holy-Ghosts/release/4103516

    new nacht plank available on alio die's hunt sic leones label in march also-handmade limited to 100 copies

    the new autumn of communion will be coming out on ...txt and super limited to 100 glass mastered cds in hand made sleeves..i will be selling them for pre order soon
  • materialobject over 5 years ago

    I've released a project called 'Indiana Drones' which is a collaboration between myself + Phonaut. We did this back in November and it was intended for the Sublabel.. unfortunately the completion of this project coincided with Namlook's passing so I decided to release this myself as my own tribute to him & his legacy.

    Each of the 5 parts have their own artwork, from photos of Traben Trarbach and Pete's house.

    Enjoy
    http://materialobject.bandcamp.com/album/indiana-drones
  • canaxis over 5 years ago

    nice mate..i'll be buying this..dont usually buy digital releases but this is worthy
  • player over 5 years ago

    player edited over 5 years ago
    materialobject
    I've released a project called 'Indiana Drones' which is a collaboration between myself + Phonaut. We did this back in November and it was intended for the Sublabel.. unfortunately the completion of this project coincided with Namlook's passing so I decided to release this myself as my own tribute to him & his legacy

    I hope it does get a physical release !
  • player over 5 years ago

    player edited over 5 years ago
    canaxis:
    the new autumn of communion will be coming out on ...txt and super limited to 100 glass mastered cds in hand made sleeves..i will be selling them for pre order soon

    Glad to read the new Autumn of Communion album will be pressed on glass mastered cd. Really looking forward to it.
  • mickchillage over 5 years ago

    materialobject
    I've released a project called 'Indiana Drones' which is a collaboration between myself + Phonaut. We did this back in November and it was intended for the Sublabel.. unfortunately the completion of this project coincided with Namlook's passing so I decided to release this myself as my own tribute to him & his legacy.

    First download I've ever purchased and so deserves a full CD release and one I'd buy again if it makes it onto disc... Listening now, truly epic!!!
  • jdcapshew over 5 years ago

    I'll buy the CD, Mick. Your music is pretty great.
  • materialobject over 5 years ago

    Thanks for the kind words. This one wont see a physical release but future, non dancefloor projects may..

    cheers
  • canaxis over 5 years ago

    free 2 track download
    these tracks wont be on the cd but gives you an idea of the trip forthcoming

    http://kaico.bandcamp.com/album/already-there-ep

    http://www.discogs.com/Moss-Garden-Already-There-EP/release/4224779
  • vladza over 5 years ago

    This release totally belongs to be on FAX: SecondFace - Vega Colony
  • player over 5 years ago

    player edited over 5 years ago

    vladza
    vladza about 2 hours ago
    This release totally belongs to be on FAX: SecondFace - Vega Colony


    Was actually thinking about picking SecondFace - Vega Colony album up soon - did buy the artist As If album on same label which is also a worthy ambient(mostly)-dub album. The label seems promising.
  • vladza over 5 years ago

    As If is great too. But totally different music. As If is dub techno and SecondFace is ambient trance techno like a lot of great FAX releases of 90s.
  • vladza over 5 years ago

    Player, if you still didn't get the Ethernet - Opus 2 album, do it. You will like it. Great ambient with elements of dub techno. Nobody submitted to Discogs yet.
  • player over 5 years ago

    player edited over 5 years ago
    Thanks will look into them - esp SecondFace album
    vladza
    vladza 29 minutes ago
    Player, if you still didn't get the Ethernet - Opus 2 album, do it. You will like it. Great ambient with elements of dub techno. Nobody submitted to Discogs yet.


    Also for anyone who might have missed these excellent albums:

    Atom Tm - Cold Memories (2xCD)
    Excellent Live recording of ambient and minimal techno.
    http://www.discogs.com/Atom-Cold-Memories/release/3352443

    Atom™ & Tobias* - Grand Blue
    Quality modern classical and ambient with a electronic edge.
    http://www.discogs.com/Atom-Tobias-Grand-Blue/release/3417199

    Atom Tm
    Winterreise (Raster Noton)
    Another quality glitch, experimental, ambient album, Read The Reviews¬!
    http://www.discogs.com/Atom-Winterreise/master/421580

    Bton - 4th Floor
    A excellent and sadly under-the-radar released album by Jonas Grossman aka as one-half of the excellent Deep Space Network(inc Move D) and part of Conjoint. Released on Source-records.
    http://www.discogs.com/Bton-4th-Floor/release/432938
  • mickchillage over 5 years ago

    Not particularly Fax sounding but as an ex Fax artist I wish to inform those who may be interested
    in a re-issue of one of my electro spaced out breakbeat EP's

    The "Vaporized" EP was released on UK based Robot Records back in 2010. The EP was a collection of full on electro and breaks tracks which reached the top ten electro chart at Juno download plus the top of the Official StreetSounds Electro chart. for several weeks.

    This new special edition sees the addition of two previously unreleased electro tracks "Bio Read Out" and "Electron" and is only available exclusively from bandcamp..

    http://mickchillage.bandcamp.com/album/vaporized-special-bandcamp-edition
  • tcordes over 5 years ago

    player
    Bton - 4th Floor
    A excellent and sadly under-the-radar released album by Jonas Grossman


    Agreed, this album is worthwhile. I didn't even know it was JG! A bit on the light & funk side. The eponymous track is a fun disco-y romp.

    For some oldies but goodies in the FAX vein:
    Robert Leiner - Visions of the Past
    LSG - Into Deep (O.Leib)
    Journeyman - Mama 6
    Higher Intelligence Agency - Freefloater (of SHADO fame)

    Newer:
    Asura - Life2
    Weatherman - Curious Liquid
    Shuttle 358 - Understanding Wildlife
    Phonosynthese - Waldall
  • canaxis over 5 years ago

    moss garden-understanding holy ghosts now available to pre order

    http://naturebliss.bandcamp.com/album/understanding-holy-ghosts
  • Crispy2112 over 5 years ago

    I'd like to recommend Stormloop. Superb spacy drones. I think this artist would probably have ended up releasing material on the Fax label if Pete were still around...bless him.

    For the latest Stormloop release (very nicely packaged and dedicated to Pete amongst others) and the rest of the catalogue see here:

    http://stormloop.bandcamp.com/album/back-to-dust
  • player over 5 years ago

    player edited over 5 years ago

    Sounds really good from the samples.
    canaxis
    moss garden-understanding holy ghosts now available to pre order

    http://naturebliss.bandcamp.com/album/understanding-holy-ghosts


    Absolute classics in ambient-techno.
    tcordes
    For some oldies but goodies in the FAX vein:
    Robert Leiner - Visions of the Past
    LSG - Into Deep (O.Leib)


    Two more quality albums on Ultimae label I recently picked up:
    Solar Fields ‎– Until We Meet The Sky:
    http://www.discogs.com/Solar-Fields-Until-We-Meet-The-Sky/release/3286627
    For all FAX ambient fans esp those who enjoyed FAX albums by Tetsu Inoue, (Namlook) Silence, Atom Tm - Live at I/S/C + Orange.

    Aes Dana - Parimeters:
    http://www.discogs.com/Aes-Dana-Perimeters/release/2700992
    Excellent album fusing beatless ambient, light trance, downtempo rhythms, Idm.
  • player over 5 years ago

    I agree, very Namlook and FAX ambient in the best way.
    Crispy2112
    I'd like to recommend Stormloop. Superb spacy drones. I think this artist would probably have ended up releasing material on the Fax label if Pete were still around...bless him.

  • Crispy2112 over 5 years ago

    Thanks, Player.

    By the way I ordered the Moss Garden: Understanding Holy Ghosts album (mentioned above) and have got a download to listen to while I wait for the CD. An excellent effort. Really chilled out and the perfect listen after a stressful day at the office.
  • canaxis over 5 years ago

    agree about stormloop..kev's music is awesome.
    he has just done a remix for my new ambient project
  • Crispy2112 over 5 years ago

    Look forward to hearing that. Should be a fab collaboration!
  • Ambient101 over 5 years ago

  • NolanCa over 5 years ago

    I've been listening to the new release from Fieldtriqp - Hidden Tracks.
    Some really beautiful stuff here!

    http://fieldtriqp.bandcamp.com/album/hidden-tracks
  • canaxis over 5 years ago

  • Crispy2112 over 5 years ago

    Just got Understanding Holy Ghosts by Moss Garden (see above) in the post today. Beautifully packaged and a top album. Very chilled stuff. Can highly recommend!
  • Kracker over 5 years ago

    Established the forum rule at the top of this thread.

    Just thought I'd point out for any Sending Orbs fan unaware, Kettel has released 90 minutes worth of unreleased tracks for a generous name-your-own-price deal:
    Kettel - Unreleased 2002​-​2012

    Also since I deleted the thread, here's a reminder that Lorenzo Montana's new album being released on Psychonavigation, is available for pre-order at a nice price.
    PSY066 Lorenzo Montanà - Eilatix
  • player over 5 years ago

    Ordered - and indeed a very nice price too.

    Kracker
    Also since I deleted the thread, here's a reminder that Lorenzo Montana's new album being released on Psychonavigation, is available for pre-order at a nice price.
    PSY066 Lorenzo Montanà - Eilatix

  • Ambient101 over 5 years ago

    Thanks for supporting Lorenzo's album guys!
  • Kayashi over 5 years ago

    Finally - ordered, too!
    But I came back to an error-page at the shop after paying via paypal.
    Hope, it worked. ;)
  • jdcapshew over 5 years ago

    I ordered, looks like it worked OK, got an order receipt with the CDs on it.
  • Ambient101 over 5 years ago

    Hi guys.I'd like to inform everyone that we unfortunately will have to do CDR's instead of typical glassmaster cd's for all releases this year on our labels.These will be done at two professional companies in London.I am adamant to keep the quality of our product high even thou money is very tight in our label of late.We've had two done last year and theif flawless in sound and quality.We will always keep releasing on a CD format on our labels as this is imho the only way to listen to music properly ie on a CD system.CD prices will stay at €10.99 due to postage increases and that our releases are on Jewelcases so more expensive to post.If you are anti cdr for some reason maybe digital is the best option.We will have Lorenzo's album and all other releases available from the psychonavigation.bandcamp.com site. If someone who ordered Lorenzo's album recently wants a refund please mail us if you dont want to but are annoyed then a discount on your next Psychonavigation purchase can be arranged.Thanks guys.Keith
  • little_alien over 5 years ago

    Ambient101
    If you are anti cdr for some reason maybe digital is the best option.

    Anti both actually :(
  • Ambient101 over 5 years ago

    Just thinking here : In an ideal world I'd press say 300 glassmaster if we knew we could sell them all (get that amount of pre-orders) but figures like this are not achieveable I'm afraid to say.Maybe things will change sometime soon who knows...
  • jdcapshew over 5 years ago

    Of course glassmaster is better, but I will take CDR over digital download any day.
  • Kracker over 5 years ago

    There's no way you're going near 300 sold out in preorders. That just never happens. And if you accomplished that then you made too few copies because now a lot people who slept through the pre-order stage or catch on to Montana's stuff later are SOL. Unlike a majority of Psychonavigation's roster, Montana is an established artist and the music is probably rock solid so I don't see why the lack in confidence in this release.
  • Ambient101 over 5 years ago

    Ahem there's no lack of confidence in the album!! These days of selling 300 copies of an ambient/electronic album through a independent label are generally non existent.It really is a very tough job indeed. With under three months to go we have well under 100 pre-orders thus far so yep 300 is totally unobtainable and a glass master is not an option I'm afraid unless there's a miracle :) Praise the lord there will be!
  • Kracker over 5 years ago

    Kracker edited over 5 years ago
    I see labels (besides FAX) sell through 300 copies all the time these days, but for 'blockbuster' artists like Mick Chillage, Ishq, the latest bvdub sold out fast I was lucky to get a copy (they're repressing tho) And so you're saying that unless you're able to secure the sales of all 300 copies well before release date that would be wind up being a financial loss for that release, as opposed to what a label normally did, sell a huge chunk of the run right after the release date which pays for the CD order and the rest is sold in the coming years netting profit for the artist and label? And a lot people aren't going to pre-order months in advance because they're giving money now instead of when the CD ships and also because of paypal's moneyback limitation. It's why i didn't want to pre-order in the first place as well as the fact that i don't normally purchase from individual labels. I usually just purchase everything in one package from FAX, and other labels, from the US distributor (ear-rational) here to save shipping costs. but the price was nice so I was like what the hell. But the release has barely been up for pre-order a month and the release isn't until the beginning of summer and 300 copies of a hit artist already seems like a bad idea? Just curious and all
  • Ambient101 over 5 years ago

    Ambient101 edited over 5 years ago
    test.. problems here in Dublin.peace....
  • Ambient101 over 5 years ago

    "It's why i didn't want to pre-order in the first place as well as the fact that i don't normally individually from individual label"

    I really appreciate you told us all on this forum that you have no intention of supporting individual artists or labels! Cheers for the support :(

  • Kracker over 5 years ago

    Sorry for my typos there. On a mobile phone here. Also sorry if me not buying my CDs individually and directly from your label and going through my US distributor shop (since I buy from many other labels as well not just yours) means I'm somehow not supporting your label.
  • Ambient101 over 5 years ago

    "I see labels (besides FAX) sell through 300 copies all the time these days"

    Explain how you know this please kracker?? You work for these labels do you?

    Maybe inside information eh :)

    Did you ever think that a small label like ours has to give out free cd's so not all those 300 manufactured are sold?



  • Kracker over 5 years ago

    You do realize that small labels like yours have these things called websites? They post information on their releases such as 'limited to 300' and 'sorry all sold out', you know, 'inside' information of that nature.

    Ok look I asked some legitimate questions because i was curious and obviously you don't want to answer them so sorry for being a bother
  • Ambient101 over 5 years ago

    Ambient101 edited over 5 years ago
    Now come on Kracker please don't be a smart hole! We're all watching you!

    Legitimate questions? Your kidding me aren't you? Maybe after you've run a record label for 13 years on the smallest budget ever and god willing you do your best to try and keep positive when little "Krackers" try to put you down then come back to me!!
  • Ambient101 over 5 years ago

    http://ear-rational.com/index.php?period=week

    Thanks to everyone who bought the album (especially Kracker ;0 )
  • Ambient101 over 5 years ago

    Lorenzo's new album has arrived and I'm happy to say looks and sounds great :)

    https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151260371701109.446049.588566108&type=1&l=41c096bbee
  • Kracker over 5 years ago

    Who did the artwork? (Ho bo, more of my nosy questions..)
  • Ambient101 over 5 years ago

  • vladza over 5 years ago

    Cool artwork by Advocaat as usual, probably very good music, no doubt. It's a shame that it is CDr and why we have to wait till May, if you already got it in your office?
  • Ambient101 over 5 years ago

    LOL!! because that's the release date :)

  • Kracker over 5 years ago

    Kracker edited over 5 years ago
    Excellent! It looked like his work. And yes it is a shame that such a quailty collectible has to be CDr.
  • Ambient101 over 5 years ago

    Glad you like Kracker! Jeroen is such a talent.
  • Ambient101 over 5 years ago

    We added the new Montana album to Bandcamp. Every pre-order of either the CD or download will immediately receive the track 'Blue Stylidium' as a download. Thanks to everyone who's ordered so far.Your support is greatly appreciated. http://psychonavigation.bandcamp.com/album/lorenzo-montan-eilatix
  • Jazzual over 5 years ago

    This new ambient album from someone known more for his Detroit / Tech-House tracks definately has a FAX feel to it, Check it out:

    Vincent I. Watson* - Serene
  • Ambient101 over 5 years ago

    Kracker your email bounced back.Everyone else who pre-ordered Lorenzo's album should have received an exclusive advance track as an Mp3 in their inbox.Thanks
  • Kracker over 5 years ago

    Kracker edited over 5 years ago
    Krap, I hope it isn't because of my provider's stupid spam filter. If it's a track off the album, that's alright. I can wait until the album arrives. Did you actually send the mp3 IN the email or post a temporary link to the mp3?
  • Ambient101 over 5 years ago

    Yes it was attached in the email.Not to worry.
  • tcordes over 5 years ago

    Play nice, guys. We're all on the same team here. Most of us are the few remaining physical CD buyers out there. So, labels: don't diss your customers, they are always right! Buyers: support the labels!

    I see nothing wrong at all with buying through retail or distribution (i.e. Ear/Rational). If a label is somehow not making enough off of distribution sales, they need to rethink their distribution network! Personally, I hate buying from labels as it's too much to keep track of, and individual shipping costs are too high, seeing as how I buy around a thousand CDs a year.

    Also: CD-Rs == icky. There's not as much collectibility value in CD-Rs and their shelf-life is waaaay lower than pressed CDs. All those CD-Rs will be junk in 10 years. Of course, like already said, CD-Rs are better than digital. I've never bought a digital release in my life. Call me old-skool.
  • jdcapshew over 5 years ago

    I agree with you, Trevor. I much prefer buying from retailers, either online (NO AMAZON!), but preferably bricks & mortar, though that is a diminishing option. For the first time in 20 years, a major record store will open in NYC, actually Brooklyn, in June. That's 10,000 square foot Rough Trade store. Can't wait for that. For me it's CDs-good, records-good, cassettes-good, CDRs-just OK and digitial-no thanks.

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