• trwolfe 9 months ago

    player
    Montanà-Chillage - Deviazioni Cosmiche
    https://www.discogs.com/Montanà-Chillage-Deviazioni-Cosmiche/release/8790765
    Gets better and better with each listen!


    Love this album!
  • player 9 months ago

    Offland- Afterglow
    https://offland.bandcamp.com/album/afterglow-2
    Been headphone listening this album on bandcamp. Very sublime deep ambient listen that reminded me of Orange, Atom Tm Live @ I/S/L, Bedroom, Datacide II albums released on Fax..Can't wait for this albums physical release, hopefully soon ?
  • jessfranco2 9 months ago

    jessfranco2 edited 9 months ago
    thats a shame..there is no cd?

    oh i just read it's out this year...i love carpe sonum...best label out there right now
  • player 9 months ago

    player edited 9 months ago
    ^^Nothing beats having great music and artwork together on a physical release, esp CD (my fav)!
  • jessfranco2 9 months ago

    agree..i love cd :)
  • Lanciferion 9 months ago

    Gabriel Le Mar - Stripped
  • player 9 months ago

    Lanciferion
    Gabriel Le Mar - Stripped


    Quality...His released a new album on Carpe Sonum's own sub label!
  • bullfinchart 9 months ago

    Mick Chillage - (M)odes

    Beautiful stuff.
  • Bassface72 9 months ago

    Aythar - Astronautica , Mick Chillage(M)odes is very nice.
  • player 9 months ago

    player edited 9 months ago
    Datacide - Ondas
    https://www.discogs.com/Datacide-Ondas/master/80265
    A great listen for lazy days drinking cocktail and wearing sun glasses! Surf eccentric idm-techno. A album that sounds much better today then I previously remember it years ago!
  • gandolfito63 9 months ago

    player
    Datacide - Ondas


    My last try.But no way, Unfortunately my opinion remains the same:
    Worst album I know with Inoue involved. A mockery,not to be taken seriously, and impossible to enjoy.
  • player 9 months ago

    player edited 9 months ago
    gandolfito63
    My last try.But no way, Unfortunately my opinion remains the same:
    Worst album I know with Inoue involved. A mockery,not to be taken seriously, and impossible to enjoy


    It did pleasantly and unexpectedly surprise me how entertaining this album actually is when listened twice today, not having played it in ages I do remember always having mixed feelings about this album before. Listening now I do find it a much more enjoyable and interesting album probably due its lazy dreamy funk chill moods and sense of fun and its crossover formula mixing deeper moments with funk-latin elements and ambient all with that quirky hi-tech Atom Tm touch, which I probably never really payed attention to previously - which also could be due to my crappy hi-fi back then 10+yrs ago! But now a very enjoyable listen, for me anyway!
  • Lanciferion 9 months ago

    Lanciferion edited 9 months ago
    Ishq - Archetypes Of Light 1

    Great cd!! Very unique!!!
  • gandolfito63 9 months ago

    player
    its crossover formula mixing deeper moments with funk-latin elements and ambient all with that quirky hi-tech Atom Tm touch


    The big problem for me is here.I don't like AT ALL latin music (althoug I am a spaniard),I only rarely like music with evident funky elements and although I like many Atom Heart albums, the hi-tech Atom Tm sound is not for me either.
    Certainly they had both a lot of fun with this album, and I praise 2 musicians doing something completely different from their usual musical palette (well AH did more in a similar vein and he is a very eclectic musician in fact) ,but it's just absolutely not for me this time.
  • claal 8 months ago

    Mick Chillage - Exulansis

    Great music!
  • player 8 months ago

    Si-Matthews - Aurora (..txt)
    https://www.discogs.com/Si-Matthews-Aurora/release/10023046
    Excellent ambient chill album.
  • Si_Matthews 8 months ago

    player
    Si-Matthews - Aurora (..txt)
    https://www.discogs.com/Si-Matthews-Aurora/release/10023046
    Excellent ambient chill album.


    Thanks Player, nice to hear :)
  • claal 8 months ago

    Thomas P. Heckman - The Lost Tales V
    This is a great album! Blending strong rthythmic work with ambient soundscapes.
  • gbanting 8 months ago

    TXT40 Si Matthews - Aurora

    This is a real masterstroke. A truly fantastic album. Get it before it's sold out.
  • Si_Matthews 8 months ago

    gbanting
    TXT40 Si Matthews - Aurora

    This is a real masterstroke. A truly fantastic album. Get it before it's sold out.


    Wow many thanks for the kind words :)
  • gbanting 8 months ago

    Si_Matthews
    Wow many thanks for the kind words :)


    The title track hits me in all the right places!
  • Lanciferion 8 months ago

    Colourform - Visions Of Surya
  • Lanciferion 7 months ago

    Gabriel Le Mar - Flashin' On
  • player 7 months ago

    Lanciferion
    Gabriel Le Mar - Flashin' On


    Any good ? Really liked his rprevious minimal dubby'Stripped' album - though this sounds more balearic downtempo from the quick preview I heard!
  • Lanciferion 7 months ago

    I hate to say it, but I hated it. Nothing like Stripped. It was borderline reggae sounding at times.
    Just not good. My least favorite Carpe release to date. This includes everything!!
  • gandolfito63 7 months ago

    Lanciferion
    I hate to say it, but I hated it. Nothing like Stripped. It was borderline reggae sounding at times.
    Just not good


    Finally a negative review about a Carpe Sonum release.This is a landmark!
    Until now almost everything was (according with what it can be read here in the appropiate threads) wonderful, great, awesome, special,marvellous,etc etc. And that's the main reason why I still didn't buy any Carpe Sonum release, I cannot take seriously that everything from a label (no matter which one!) is of the highest level.
    The day I start buying them (and that day shoulc come sooner or later) there is at least one which is already excluded as if something sounds like "borderline reggae" (or even like "balearic downtempo" according to player) there is no chance I will ever buy that!
    Thanks so much for the review, it helps.
  • player 7 months ago

    player edited 7 months ago
    gandolfito63
    wonderful, great, awesome, special,marvellous,etc etc.

    gandolfito63
    Finally a negative review about a Carpe Sonum release.This is a landmark!


    I wouldn't simply exclude it just for one mention! That would be like saying the many good-great or grower(esp if not your preferred genre) albums are not worth picking-up because someone mentioned they don't like it! This album is also part of CS sub label - a bit more acquired tastes at times!

    Personally I think the labels done exceedingly well and deserves the praise it gets - along with Silent Season, BIneMusic, Echnocord. In its short time has already released some great(collectable)quality albums by known and lesser (un)known artist across dub-tech, Idm, techno, trance, ambient, downtempo, experimental, berlin-school, electronica and everything in-between...Obviously not everyone is going to like certain genres/albums/artist but as a label, that doesn't follow any one or few genres, the music it has released have all been very-good to great so-far!
  • Lanciferion 7 months ago

    It is a solid label for sure. The side label has some duds imo, but overall, I have high
    praise for what David has created with his label. I just thought this Gabriel Le Mar cd
    was pretty bad, but I don't suggest anyone avoids this label. Just try out some of the
    earlier releases first if you are unsure. Those were some of my favorites. Good luck!
  • gandolfito63 7 months ago

    player
    I wouldn't simply exclude it just for one mention


    I don't exclude it just for one mention but because of the description.If something sounds remotely like reggae, that's more than enough for me because I simply don't like reggae.The only reggae song of my liking in my whole life is "African reggae" (Nina hagen Band - Unbehagen ) and it's kind of a very special reggae.
    It seems my comment has been misunderstood.I didn't say that Carpe Sonum isn't a good label.In fact I cannot say anything about that label because I've never listened to any of its albums. So I have no idea about its quality.
    What I said is that such a label with just "great releases" doesn't exist and since today everything I've read about it was extremely positive reviews.And I will never believe that, no matter which label it is. In all my preferred labels in the past 35+ years listening to music there are a good bunch of great releases (that's why they are my preferred ones), some just good enoug, some mediocre releases alnd always always also some garbage. I can say the same for almost all musicians/bands I know and I like most.
  • gandolfito63 7 months ago

    Lanciferion
    Just try out some of the
    earlier releases first if you are unsure.


    Thanks for the advice.That's precisely what I will do because that's also my rule when starting with a new label or a new artist.The reason is simple: in most cases the best releases of a label/artist are the first ones.
  • Lanciferion 7 months ago

    Yeah, I think Indiana Drones & Heckmann's Lost Tales Vol.III & IV were my favorites. I also
    recommend that Aythar Astronautica cd if you are into that berlin-school old style of music.
  • bullfinchart 7 months ago

    I've found a lot to enjoy on Carpe Sonum throughout the label's (short) history so far, from early releases to recent ones. It's still only a small percentage of the entire output, but I'm an exceptionally picky listener and won't buy anything unless I can seriously imagine myself still having it on regular rotation several years down the line. But even by those standards, CS has managed to release an admirable number of albums I own or plan to own so far, so it's one I make sure to listen to every new release on.
  • AAD 7 months ago

    gandolfito63
    I didn't say that Carpe Sonum isn't a good label.In fact I cannot say anything about that label because I've never listened to any of its albums. So I have no idea about its quality.


    You can listen to every album on the Bandcamp site of Carpe Sonum. You can't go wrong with buying a release after that. Unless you don't want to listen to music using Bandcamp and only want to listen to music on a physical format.
  • gandolfito63 7 months ago

    AAD
    Unless you don't want to listen to music using Bandcamp and only want to listen to music on a physical format.


    That's right with me.I don't support Bandcamp or any other non physical media.Bandcamp and such things will definitely kill the music industry from the artistic point of view.
    So I rely on my own knowledge of what I will buy,on reviews,etc.And if I go wrong well there is always the second hand market. From another perspective, I don't want to miss the thrill which is listening for the first time a CD, not knowing in advance exactly what you will find there.
    Very "prehistoric" and out of fashion nowadays but that's me.
  • player 7 months ago

    The good thing about CS Bandcamp is that you can buy the (collective) physical format and get the free download , or just buy digital format, or pre-order physical and get the free digital, or buy digital and then buy physical CD later when released miniusing the digital cost from the cost of the CD already payed!

    Semiacoustic Nature (Rather Interesting)
    https://www.discogs.com/Semiacoustic-Nature-Semiacoustic-Nature/release/28242
    Great home listening ambient-techno/Idm by Atom TM
  • jessfranco2 7 months ago

    Carpe Sonum is excellent..
    Nuff said±±
  • bullfinchart 7 months ago

    I don't agree that Bandcamp will kill the music industry from an artist's perspective - in fact, I've seen countless artists who claim it's given them more freedom and independence than they ever had before. I rarely go for download-only releases, but I still find the site incredibly useful. And lots of people are happy with download-only these days, which Bandcamp provides brilliantly, allowing complete freedom for the artist.

    np Aythar - The God Particle. Came in the post yesterday morning (cheers Lee). Absolutely beautiful stuff.
  • gandolfito63 7 months ago

    bullfinchart
    I don't agree that Bandcamp will kill the music industry from an artist's perspective - in fact, I've seen countless artists who claim it's given them more freedom and independence than they ever had before.


    And as a result there are 1000 times more "artists" than ever and therefore the general quality has deteriorated also 1000 times.Today everybody claims to be "an artist" just because they have available the chance to put something on Bandcamp (or any other imilar site)) for downloading,worldwide. This is not debatable,it's a fact.
  • gandolfito63 7 months ago

    gandolfito63 edited 7 months ago
    bullfinchart
    And lots of people are happy with download-only these days


    Very sadly,that is totally true.
    In my country we often say "(Eso es) pan para hoy y hambre para mañana" which could be translated as "(That's) bread for today and hunger for tomorrow."
    I'd like to know what all that people will say when the CD-market get destroyed by themselves and automatically the artists raise the prices for downloading at the same prices of a normal CD. And nobody must be a Nostradamus to foresee that.
  • player 7 months ago

    DOS Tracks :) (Rather Interesting)
    https://www.discogs.com/DOS-Tracks-/master/135323
    Oddity but enjoyable album that sounds as if a 8bit computer was used to create its minimalisim-techno/electro music and abstract...something quiet Raster Notorn about it!
  • bullfinchart 7 months ago

    gandolfito63
    And as a result there are 1000 times more "artists" than ever and therefore the general quality has deteriorated also 1000 times.Today everybody claims to be "an artist" just because they have available the chance to put something on Bandcamp (or any other imilar site)) for downloading,worldwide. This is not debatable,it's a fact.

    This seems a very negative way to view the fact that there are plenty of artists putting stuff out now who normally would never have had the chance to release their music. Stick with your tried and tested methods of finding music if you want - nobody's stopping you - but a lot of people enjoy the ability to find great music that would otherwise never be heard.
    gandolfito63

    I'd like to know what all that people will say when the CD-market get destroyed by themselves and automatically the artists raise the prices for downloading at the same prices of a normal CD. And nobody must be a Nostradamus to foresee that.

    I don't think that's really likely - not only do downloads already outsell CDs in most territories already, but both markets are decreasing, with streaming becoming the most common way for people to listen to music. Download sales have, in general, been dropping for a few years now, so it would be daft for artists and labels to suddenly raise the prices - that would kill off the format even quicker.

    CDs are still selling for certain markets, and there are no signs that they're disappearing entirely (nearly 50 million sales in the UK last year, and that doesn't include any by DIY/underground labels), so I wouldn't worry about that.
  • jessfranco2 7 months ago

    bullfinchart
    I don't agree that Bandcamp will kill the music industry from an artist's perspective - in fact, I've seen countless artists who claim it's given them more freedom and independence than they ever had before. I rarely go for download-only releases, but I still find the site incredibly useful. And lots of people are happy with download-only these days, which Bandcamp provides brilliantly, allowing complete freedom for the artist.

    np Aythar - The God Particle. Came in the post yesterday morning (cheers Lee). Absolutely beautiful stuff.


    pleasure sir..happy it speaks to you
  • gandolfito63 7 months ago

    Bullfinchart, speaking of electronic music you have the perfect example with the Fax label.It was already starvating when Peter Kulhmann suddently died. Please compare the Fax output during 1993-1995 (in number of releases as well as in limitation of each CD) with the output of the last years before Pete's death,limitation had already dropped from 1.000-3.000 copies to just 300!. Many other labels died long before.
    Most people prefere now downloading or streaming instead of buying the real thing? Please be served but nobody can deny what is happening with the CD industry. Fron the point of view of the artist I can understand it's great: the financial risk diminishes a lot and with the tools available nowadays anybody can claim to be "an artist".From the point of view of the customer like me, I won't ever enter that trapdoor even though I know the battle is already lost.

    Hmm I didn't say "from an artist's perspective",I said from ar artistic perspective (point of view) which is very different.I was speaking about general quality of the music: the more people making music (and taken individually, more music because it's so easy to "put it in the market" without releasing a single album) = less general quality.

    I think anyway this isn't the appropiate thread to discuss those matters, so my apologies for doing it.End of story.
  • Lanciferion 7 months ago

    Aythar - The God Particle

    Super excited to finally listen to this puppy.
  • player 7 months ago

    Anyone know the release date for Off Land - Afterglow CD ?
    https://offland.bandcamp.com/album/afterglow-2
    Just listened to it on Bandcamp on my rusty but trusty laptop again! Really like its sound.
  • bullfinchart 7 months ago

    Tim (Off Land) told me it's planned for July. I think there might be extra material on the CD version too.

    np Ishq - Fhorm
    Happy to have picked up a copy of this from Psilowave, really marvellous record, my favourite thing Matt's done for a few years now.
  • player 7 months ago

    ^^Cool - can't wait!
  • jessfranco2 7 months ago

    Apologies to those waiting for the new txt releases.
    Moving house the past week has really slowed things down but alas i have made a space to deal with the new upcoming releases.
  • bullfinchart 7 months ago

    Si Matthews - Tales of Ten Worlds

    Beautiful varied release. Lovely stuff.
  • Lanciferion 7 months ago

    Autumn Of Communion - Autumn Of Communion 3.9
  • Lanciferion 7 months ago

    Autumn Of Communion - Autumn Of Communion 4
  • player 7 months ago

    Muster (Rather Interesting)
    https://www.discogs.com/Atom-Muster/release/1931405
    Not sure what to make of this very experimental album. Very mixed feelings about this one!
  • Lanciferion 7 months ago

    Bubble - OI
  • Si_Matthews 6 months ago

    My first listen to Metal by Autumn Of Communion.

    Absolutely stunning work by Lee & Mick.
  • Lanciferion 6 months ago

    Autumn Of Communion - Metal

    Just got my cd in the mail today. I am very excited to hear this!!
  • mickchillage 6 months ago

    Thanks guys!
    always nice to receive such positive feedback :)
  • Si_Matthews 6 months ago

    Sleepy Town Manufacture - 'Ambient Forms' on the txt label.
    Beautiful late night listening material.
  • player 6 months ago

    player edited 6 months ago
    Raw C - Antebellum (No.)
    https://no-ware.bandcamp.com/album/antebellum
    Top album! Worth the wait(delay)

    Raw C + Pharmakustik - Anamorph Specimens (No.)
    https://no-ware.bandcamp.com/album/anamorph-specimens
    Reminds me of Air Liquide at times...Excellent.
  • gandolfito63 6 months ago

    Jacob Newman and Devin Underwood - Sending the Past

    First Carpe Sonum CD I buy and therefore first I listen. Not having any previous idea of what I could find here as I don't know any of the artists involved. Now on my second listen (first on headphones).
    Layout it seems to me by the way by one moderator of this forum.It appears there are a lot of people of this forum involved in that label.

    From the first note it seemed to me this is what I call "floating ambient" (others may call it perhaps chill out ambient and others even new age ambient,a genera of music which has been widely demonised) ).And one hour later it's very clear it is that exactly.Slightly melodic.Not that there are many recognizable melodies,but the sound palette (very similar on all 9 tracks) is very much oriented towards the bright side of ambient.Lush, beutiful sounds coming in and out. Probably I am very much influenced by the cover, a circled (in the same Fax fashion) picture of a subaquatic landscape but it's somehow like listening to muisic underwater,if that makes any sense.
    No beats,no rhyhtmic patterns,.no dark territories explored here.Just those cristaline, kind of "positive" sounds coming in and out for the whole hour.Some of the tracks (like the third one) are a bit,just a bit more eerie, so they are my preferred ones so far but like I said the sound palette doesn't change much in the whole hour.
    I still didn't check it but I'm sure this album has also soporific effects if listened at low volume at night (not a criticism, almost all Inoue's music can induce the urge to sleep!).
    I guess more listenings are needed in order to get all the nuances of it.Meanwhile a very easy to listen, relaxing ambient music CD.Nothing bad,nothing groundbreaking either.
  • Lanciferion 6 months ago

    Si Matthews - Aurora
  • amoe 5 months ago

    Having the unmitigated pleasure of listening to "Broken Apart by Moonlight" for the first time, and many feelings are being induced.
  • Si_Matthews 5 months ago

    Ambidextrous - Geek Mythology on Carpe Sonum.
    This is a great release.
  • player 5 months ago

    Off-Land. What's happening with the CD release ?
  • AAD 5 months ago

    player
    Off-Land. What's happening with the CD release ?

    If you're talking about the Afterglow release, I asked Dave about it some weeks ago and he said it will be coming....
    We just have to wait.
  • player 5 months ago

    Hope its soon!
  • Kracker 5 months ago

    it should be the next thing being released on CD.. so soon..
  • player 5 months ago

    Bund Deutscher Programmierer(Atom Tm) - Stoffwechsel (Rather Interesting)
    https://www.discogs.com/Bund-Deutscher-Programmierer-Stoffwechsel/release/86745
    A step beyond the norm and very ahead of its time, maybe a bit to much for some!. Crazy hi tech-wizardry of rapid fire techno-glitch-idm and the kitchen sink!

    A underrated gem for me
  • player 5 months ago

    player edited 5 months ago
    Erik Satin - Light Music (Rather Interesting)
    https://www.discogs.com/Erik-Satin-Light-Music/release/49679
    Laitn, Idm, downtempo, experimental... Magnifique!
  • lilmanjs 5 months ago

    New to this group. Listening to the large Nagual 3 release atm. Sounding quite good!
  • player 5 months ago

    ^^Welcome on-board

    Autumn Of Communion 4 (Carpe Sonum)
    https://www.discogs.com/Autumn-Of-Communion-Autumn-Of-Communion-4/release/6460550
    Splendid ambient Idm!
  • Lanciferion 5 months ago

    Autrax - Réchauffé
  • Kayashi 5 months ago

    Autrax - Réchauffé
    Amazing - I like that style!
  • Vertiphon 5 months ago

    Aythar - The God Particle

    This guy is amazing!
  • player 5 months ago

    player edited 4 months ago
    Kayashi
    Autrax - Réchauffé
    Amazing - I like that style!


    Got my through the post today and listened it n the hi-fi rather then my ipod previously through Bandcamp. A excellent trance-acid album for the mind and body. Very refreshing to hear this kind of music again :)
  • Kracker 5 months ago

    Since people are asking about this. Afterglow is done and is going to press. The long wait has yielded a bonus disc!. This will be Carpe Sonum's first 2CD release.
    https://offland.bandcamp.com/album/afterglow-relics
  • bullfinchart 5 months ago

    The Relics disc is up there with my favourite Off Land to date.
  • Kracker 4 months ago

    gandolfito63
    Finally a negative review about a Carpe Sonum release.This is a landmark!


    Keep in mind that it's not a Carpe Sonum release but a release of the sublabel Carpe Sonum Novum, where music outside of the specific Carpe Sonum spectrum can be released.
  • gandolfito63 4 months ago

    Kracker
    Keep in mind that it's not a Carpe Sonum release but a release of the sublabel Carpe Sonum Novum,


    Totally right, I didn't realise that at that moment......
    Weell,then still no negative review about any Carpe Sonum album at all hahaha!
    Please believe me: I have no particular interest in negative reviews about any particular label ,including of course Carpe Sonum. But I just find incredible that there is no one here who clearly doesn't like at all not even one Carpe Sonum album.
    The best example of the absurdity of it is the Fax label.Everybody of us here is a Fax lover. And I am sure everybody of us can list 20,30,40 very bad Fax albums,according which each individual taste, and in fact we all have spoken opently about such examples in many threads, even in direct forum conversation with Herr Kuhlmann when he was alive and contributing here . But such a thing it seems never happens speaking about Carpe Sonum.Strange to say the least.
  • gandolfito63 4 months ago

    gandolfito63 edited 4 months ago
    Unfortunately I only know one Carpe Sonum album and though I didn't find anything essential there, it would be totally unfair from me to grade it as a "very bad album" either.
    So somebody please a bit of help: which albums do you think are absolutely Essential on Carpe Sonum? Just 3 or 4,no more.Please keep in mind that speaking about Fax,I consider essential no more than 20-25% of the whole CD catalog.Which may seem very little but I think is a great percentage, I don't know of any other label ( specially with hundreds of releases like Fax) from where I can spot such a percentage of essential albums.
    One good help about what I prefer (although there are no absolute rules!): the more organic and oldfashioned it sounds, the more probabilities thera are I like it very much.Contemporary (XXIst century) electronica I find it in general quite dull and uninspired.
  • gandolfito63 4 months ago

    gandolfito63 edited 4 months ago
    The firt one, the 8-CD box honouring Pete Namlook doesn't count.I will buy it some day.
    I didn't do it so far for some reasons, besides the price. I was angry when it was released because some very important Fax artists are missing and I had many doubts (still have) about the quality of the last 4 CDs,I though it was too much unnecessarily expanded with those last 4 CDs,,plus some lesser reasons ( just a 24 pages booklet for so many artists involved, I don't like wood as a CD storage/artwork...)...but I'll buy it sooner or later.
  • richyhu 4 months ago

    gandolfito63

    Weell,then still no negative review about any Carpe Sonum album at all hahaha!
    Please believe me: I have no particular interest in negative reviews about any particular label ,including of course Carpe Sonum. But I just find incredible that there is no one here who clearly doesn't like at all not even one Carpe Sonum album.


    It could just be that if someone didn't like a Carpe Sonum release they didn't bother to write about it. My own experience with the label was that I only bought the releases that I knew were going to be good based on the artists involved or which I had previewed on Bandcamp - which in itself isn't necessarily a very reliable gauge of quality. I only have 12 releases from the label and with the exception of Sinine Platoo which I don't really like (but doesn't mean it isn't any good) I am happy with all of them. Labels like txt... or Virtual I will buy blindly because I know will love pretty much everything that they put out. I also love those labels aesthetic and attention to detail. It's a minor point, but I have always thought the Carpe Sonum graphic design to be a bit dull.
  • player 4 months ago

    player edited 4 months ago
    gandolfito63
    Just 3 or 4,no more.


    I usually buy every CS release, which so-far have been really good to excellent releases, though people's tastes and preferences in music and prefer genres differ, but am very happy to have them all :)

    My 4 personal CS recommendations for now:

    1) Thomas P. Heckmann- The Lost Tales Vol.5
    2) Ambidextrous - Greek Mythology
    3) Faex Optim - Tris-kai-dek-a-pho-bi-a
    4) Motionfield- Luftrum
  • Kracker 4 months ago

    check out the main website http://www.carpesonum.com
    it has everything separated by label and in order. The Bandcamp site is kind of messy and i can see how people can get confused. Through Bandcamp you can listen to everything and decide what to buy but i can give you some recommendations.
    Essential?
    Moss Garden - In the Silence of the Subconscious
    Deviazioni Cosmiche, Autumn of Communion or any of the Mick Chillage albums
    Aythar - Astronautica
    i like Drøn - Comm

    someday maybe an Ambient Cookbook style compilation will be released...
  • ear-rational 4 months ago

    ear-rational edited 4 months ago
    When you're on the Carpe Sonum Bandcamp site, any release which has the circle on the front (an obvious homage to Fax) is a main label release. If it doesn't have the circle on the front then it's either a Novum release, or it's a sampler of tracks from various artists.

    The Novum releases are sonically different from the main label releases, which is why Flashin On', which is a Novum release, sounds nothing like Stripped, which is a main label release.

    I always recommend folks have a listen first before buying, even with main label releases.

    Dave

    P.S. One other point–if a cover image does not include the artist and title, or includes the artist and title and is simply a solid-colored circle, then it's a placeholder image and not the final artwork.
  • Si_Matthews 4 months ago

    Carpe Sonum releases I'd highly recommend to someone new to the label....

    Mick Chillage - Saudade
    Autumn Of Communion 4
    Aythar - Astronautica
    Nacht Plank - Alien (This stands out because it's so different and an outstanding album)
    Mick Chillage & Lorenzo Montana - Deviazioni Cosmiche
    David Morley - Origin Of Storms

    Am also really enjoying the Ambidextrous - Geek Mythology album.
  • Vertiphon 4 months ago

    My picks would be:

    Thomas P. Heckmann - The Lost Tales Vol. V
    Drøn - Comm
    Montana • Chillage - Deviazioni Cosmiche
    Aythar - Astronautica
  • player 4 months ago

    Memex - Memory Index
    https://memexemem.bandcamp.com/album/memory-index
    'A euphonious brew of otherworldly glitch, preternatural techno, and mystical ambience, served up by the multi-faceted Lee Anthony Norris (Nacht Plank, Metamatics, Moss Garden, and other monikers) and abstract sound wizard Darren McClure.'

    Excellent album and got to agree with the ^ description given.
  • Lanciferion 4 months ago

    I agree with Si Matthews picks, and maybe I would add Indiana Drones or the Heckmann III & IV
    Lost Tales cd's.
  • gandolfito63 4 months ago

    Thanks to all of you. A lot to check here, I have for a while....I didn't know about the difference with the circled and not circled,that helps too.
  • player 4 months ago

    player edited 4 months ago
    Carpe Sonum have that distinguish Circle/fish front cover look. All CS CDs have a distinguish and recognisable same look on the front, back, and sides of all there CDs which do look pretty cool and make a collection feel extra special, and of-course easily recognised. Personally I love the collective distinguished look :) ...Not sure what your listening preference is, but you could be adventurous and just randomly buy 3-4, there all worthy buys in there own ways!

    Schnittstelle (Rather Interesting)
    https://www.discogs.com/Schnittstelle-Schnittstelle/master/1161843
    Glitch, IDM, Future Jazz, Experimental by Atom TM. Immersive interesting gem of a album.
  • Lanciferion 4 months ago

    Architects Of Existence - Architects of Existence
  • Kayashi 4 months ago

    richyhu
    It's a minor point, but I have always thought the Carpe Sonum graphic design to be a bit dull.


    On the other hand, I personally really love the CS-Design due to it's classic and collectable style.

    My Go-To-Albums on CS are:

    Si Matthews - Tales of Ten Worlds
    Faex Optim - Tris·kai·dek·a·pho·bi·a
    Ambidextrous - Geek Mythology
    Aythar - Astronautica
  • damian_carmine 4 months ago

    Kayashi
    On the other hand, I personally really love the CS-Design due to it's classic and collectable style.


    Agreed
  • Si_Matthews 4 months ago

    Autumn Of Communion 3.

    Absolutely gorgeous album.
  • Lanciferion 4 months ago

    Plank And Ishq - Zeal Monachorum
  • gbanting 4 months ago

    Gabriel Le Mar - Flashin' On
    I REALLY dig this release. Should have been on the main label! Cover art is pretty awesome as well.
  • gbanting 3 months ago

    Autrax - Réchauffé

    This one really impressed me. Solid dubby trance here. Fans of Xangadix, The MS Series and The Whole Traffic on the FAX sublabel in the the mid '90s will love this one. I look forward to more output from this artist.
  • player 3 months ago

    player edited 3 months ago
    Faex Optim - Trisk ai dek a phobia
    https://www.discogs.com/Faex-Optim-Triskaidekaphobia/release/7914973
    Excellent early BoC like Idm-Electronica.
  • WildDragon. 3 months ago

  • Lanciferion 3 months ago

    Nacht Plank - Alien

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