I'm surprised you aren't into something by Air The French Band or Zero 7 from the UK.Thanks for the heads up on the Bands you mention,I'll try some out.JD
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I only know 2 out of the 10 of the listed artists, Susumu Yokota and BOC. My favourite Susumu Yokota release is "Sakura" which I'm still trying to hunt down (vinyl copy). I hope the new BOC is good. I was a little disappointed with their last "Geogaddi" release.
Thanks for the other recommendations...always looking for different sounds!!
I haven't listened to Air in a while. Their Moon Safari album is really good but I think they just keep going in the wrong direction. I don't really like that electronic/psychedelic-rock thing they currently have going. I have scanned through the newest Zero7 disc but I also don't really like that much vocals mixed with electronic stuff.
I think I have just about anything and everything Kruder & Dorfmeister have ever touched. My favorite is probably the self-titled Peace Orchestra album. GREAT demo disc. You stumped me with the Mole Listening Pearls and Visit Venus. I'll check those out.
If you like Susumu then I think you'll really like the Neto & Richter discs as well as the artist Colleen. Her album The Golden Morning Breaks is nice.
I have to mention that these are just things that I happen to be listening to a lot RIGHT NOW. My all-time list would include things like:
Pete Namlook-Air I & II
Michael Stearns-a bunch of albums
Steve Roach-a barrel of albums. I have at least 50 of his discs.
Irresistible Force-Flying High
I have a huge chillout electronica collection.
here are some albums i think you should try auditioning (I won't mention the big names since im sure you would have them) :
Sven Van Hees - Gemini
Boozoo Bajou - Satta
Praful - One Day Deep
Caia - The Magic Dragon
Minus 8 - Minuit
The Dining Rooms - Tre
Mylo - Destroy Rock&Roll
Plastyc Buddha - Throwing Stones IN Placid Pools
Lux - Northern Lights
Tom Y Joyce - Tom Y Joyce
The new BOC is good but I'm not a fan of Yokota's new one though I like him in general.
Harold Budd's La Bella Vista from this year is also good.
I reviewed Max Richter at Lugs the review site I set up to tie in with Audiogon but which never really caught the imagination of either Audiogon's owners,the people here or indeed some of the reviewers themselves.
Anyway here's the Richter link...again.