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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Best DAW for Ambient Music 2015
« on: February 04, 2016, 06:44:56 AM »
Reaper has great modulation options, you can choose a multitude of LFOs or use other audio to modulate effect parameters - great for adding to EQ to add sweeps and bring things to life - I don't know if other DAWs have this feature, but I think Bigwig also has it.

I'd also put up Audiomulch as a serious contender for ambient work, it's (mostly) a non-timeline based workflow and so is much more geared towards live jamming and experimentation. I generate nearly all of my audio via Audiomulch and then fine tune and structure it in Reaper. And whilst you can just start recording the output in Reaper, I find I hardly ever do it as the focus is so much more about a timeline - where as in AM, I'll just hit record and noodle away for ages..

Serious stuff, really deep - love it!

Thank you for the kind words  :D

Hi Hypnosers,

Some of you might like my new album launched on the Frequency Domain label, it's available on double CD or download here:

Other people we've played it to have said it's recommended if you like Kranky artists. It has underlying themes around growing older, having kids, knees aching, making grunting noises when you get off the couch and time generally appearing to pass you by faster.

Track 10 (disc 2 on the CD release) is an hour long track that was recorded live, the first time I'd performed it - at times you can almost feel the pure improv panic in amongst the sea of epic drones and heartbreaking guitar loops  :D

(Sorry, large image coming up...)

Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Southfacing - Cyclones
« on: May 04, 2014, 01:32:39 PM »
Southfacing returns with a new 5 track ep, 'Cyclones'.

Following on from the maudlin bass implosions of 2010's "Vast Oceans of Doubt" and the giddy ascensions of 2012's "Prescience", "Cyclones" extends out into percussive rhythms, cascading delays and chaotic swirls of reverb-drenched drones.

(It's kinda plinky, twangy, whooshy music)

on the download... looks like an amazing line up :)

Listening: Podcasts, Mixes, and Music Sample Clips / Re: Low Light Mixes
« on: November 20, 2008, 12:58:34 PM »
yes it's paul here  ... looks like another fantastic mix :)

never heard of the buddha machine before - it looks amazing, this is going to be my christmas present for everyone now whether they like it or not.

Listening: Podcasts, Mixes, and Music Sample Clips / Re: Low Light Mixes
« on: November 10, 2008, 05:49:50 AM »
These mixes are so great and I'm really honoured that you've included so many of my tracks  :)

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: sfc002 - Vast Oceans of Doubt
« on: October 05, 2008, 06:06:04 AM »
Hi Martin,

Thanks for pointing that out, all corrected now. I've been really busy too with my new baby!... This is the first day I've had to do something about this album so I thought I'd put it up as a free download, I haven't even had enough time to promote the 1st album enough yet really. It's hard operating a computer with a 4 week old baby in one arm.

Hope all is well with you - Do you still have copies of Calm and Serene, i thought the tracks on Myspace were awesome, must have a copy!

Other Ambient (and related) Music / sfc002 - Vast Oceans of Doubt
« on: October 05, 2008, 05:19:01 AM »
The second release on my sloth-like ambient/experimental label Southfacing is by me. It's dark, brooding stuff - written at the end of a tough year following my partner's brother's death and trying to document some of the emotions that I went through - and so whilst it is offered up as a free download, I'm asking for a 2.00 donation to his charity; The Simon Challenger Trust, if you enjoy listening to it.

Sample tune: Drop

Go to the Southfacing Website to get the whole thing.

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Ambiloop
« on: August 05, 2008, 02:20:47 AM »
i thought the samples on your page sounded pretty complex for something like ambiloop to cope with.

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Ambiloop
« on: August 05, 2008, 01:31:48 AM »
great music solyaris - just ordered a cd i like the sound of it so much. good to hear another musician using ambiloop too.

That is sick, Paul. Hours ago i finally ordered my
Pleaser 2xLP. Harvey Milk are the shit. Yeah. 8)

I am looking forward to get my Blemish Vinyl
from the incredibly talented David Sylvian.

Ah cool - I bought 'Special Wishes' after seeing them at the Supersonic Festival and I was blown away. Unfortunately I'm on a music buying hold at the moment because I have so much new stuff to get value out of, but as soon as I get back to the shops, it's the rest of the Harvey Milk catalogue for me.

more Harvey Milk.

Everything and Nothing / Re: Tour de France
« on: July 21, 2008, 11:50:10 AM »
I'm not really a cycling fan (to watch, love actually doing it), but I was taken to see the TdF as it went through England quite a few years ago - was quite a bizarre experience, about 40 minutes of advertising cars driving past really slowly, then a pause of about 10 minutes and then woooooosh!... 1 minute of bikes zooming past.

i also used to holiday in Pas De Ventoux a lot with my family and when you go up Mont Ventoux you can tell why so many riders collapse/snuff it on the way up. It's one hell of a long way up.

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Shirk - 'The Long Game' Album
« on: July 21, 2008, 11:40:38 AM »
Thanks for nice comments  :D

Was hoping to have the next release out before baby-related chaos hits my life, but don't think it's gonna happen now! might have to make the next release a net only just so i can get it out within the next 3 years...

I'm listening to your 'suspended in air' mix at the moment and it's really helping me out... turn off the world and get something done for a change!

Will d/l these tonight. Thanks - the effort is very well appreciated and a great way to introduce new sounds.

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Coookieeee
« on: July 09, 2008, 01:13:15 AM »
No, this: a disturbing video!  :D

Ah well Martin, you already did me a big favour by introducing me to Bohren and Der Club of Gore. I bought Geisterfaust the other day (I got Black Earth a few months ago after you suggested them to me) and those albums are about the only thing keeping me sane at the moment!


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