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      CommentAuthorFlup
    • CommentTimeMay 24th 2010 edited
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    Though I could not find anything related in a search. Someone has probably mentioned this already, but I thought I would throw it up anyway.

    http://www.musicforrealairports.com/live/album.php

    From their website -

    Airports have some of the glossiest surfaces in modern culture, but the fear underneath remains. Hence this record is not a utilitarian accompaniment to airports, in the sense of reinforcing the false utopia and fake idealism of air travel. Unlike Eno's Music for Airports, this is not a record to be used by airport authorities to lull their customers.

    The album is a bittersweet, enveloping and enormously engaging listen. It is ambient, but focused. This is not sonic mush, nor adolescent noise. Nor is it a dance album. Much of the raw material of the album was made in airports over the last three years. While on tour, the Black Dog made 200 hours of field recordings, much of which was processed and combined with new music in the airport itself, waiting for the next flight. This vast amount of content has been slowly distilled into a set of particularly evocative pieces of music.

    Composed in large degree of drones there is little in the way of beats until half way through - but rhythm is plentiful within the buzzing synthetic warmth. This record is not necessarily a comfortable listen. But it captures the spectrum of emotions stirred by airports. There is tension and disappointment. But there is also romance and excitement. All this on this record.
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    I'm sure someone mentioned this.... but it bears mentioning again, I'm sure, if only to remind me to get hold of it...
    • CommentAuthoricelandbob
    • CommentTimeMay 24th 2010
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    saw a video to one the tracks to this over the weekend. Yup it pretty much describes the feeling of airports to me. slightly claustrophobic, pressured, sterile....

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      CommentAuthorreosarevok
    • CommentTimeMay 24th 2010
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    Great track. Off to find the album. Just made me feel weird in a not exactly nice but quite interesting way.
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      CommentAuthorFlup
    • CommentTimeMay 24th 2010
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    It really needs volume and or good solid sound blocker headphones. Quite immersive and very nice to write and work to. Most of the album appears to be streamed on site, I have not checked as well, I have the CD.
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    As opposed to "Fake" airports...

    But actually it sounds really interesting. I love "Music For Airports," although from the sound of that description my feelings about the Brian Eno album may have no bearing on how I feel about this one.

    Preview reminds me a bit of CoH or Nurse With Wounds "Salt Marie Celeste". Good times.
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    I don't own enough ambient stuff. This looks like something to invest in.
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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeMay 27th 2010 edited
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    Wow, this is brilliant. Thanks for bringing to my attention!
    • CommentAuthorArgos
    • CommentTimeMay 27th 2010
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    This is amazing. Always looking to get a hold of good ambient music. This is really fantastic.