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Art and Literature, Movies and TV / Re: Now Reading, pt 2
« on: March 18, 2017, 05:04:39 PM »
Jana. Bought "The Shadow of the Wind" today.  I know I am going to enjoy this.  :)

Upgraded my signal chain recently to a Phoenix Audio pre amp.....I have run all my synths through mic pre's since around 2007 and my studio has been balance since then.  Having the Eq is really nice though I tend to over do it just because it makes the pre's sing.  Its a bit strange to me as the low frequencies are on the right side and high on the left.  This is the first external hardware Eq I've had so what do I know ;D...think it may have something to do with the much revered Neve 1073 pre amp that a good deal of manufactures are inspired to recreate and harness its sonic virtues

Julio ... you just paid a lot of money for a half-empty box !!   ;)

I fullfilled me another long time dream this year: A professional audio interface, the RME Fireface 802.

I will post a photo of my new studio devices (now integrated in a 3U rack) soon ;)
Hope you are doing well with the RME ... wish I had one of them !   Excellent.

Art and Literature, Movies and TV / Re: Now Reading, pt 2
« on: March 18, 2017, 11:50:47 AM »
The Labyrinth of Spirits by Carlos Ruiz Zafón

...the fourth and final book in the Cemetery of Forgotten Books series.

Looks like a very fine series, I'm off to fine the first volume.  Thanks!

The Make Noise  0-Coast

Thanks again, Jana. Your comments are so very much appreciated.

Thank you very much for the comments, Jana. Greatly appreciated.

The final track, In Memorium, is a special one for me.

Very glad to hear it, cvac. Thanks !

Pleased to present my latest work. Available on Bandcamp:

Fictions and Poetics: Intersections

Third in the series of Poetics and Fictions releases.
Further explorations into the intersection of ambient, experimental, and minimalism. 

The download version is available here on Bandcamp --- > Intersections
It's the place to listen to the album.

Please do have a listen.
Comments always very welcome.

Enjoy !


Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: March 03, 2017, 03:29:30 PM »
Bought this OKADA a while back from n5MD, finally getting into it:

It a very moving and moody album. Ambient, glitchy, laid back beats.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: March 03, 2017, 03:22:23 PM »
Only just got around to listening to Saul's most recent offering:

Certainly worth a few dollars for all those nice blippy beats and well-crafted melodies.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: March 03, 2017, 03:17:52 PM »
I feel sorry about Tardigrade leaving ... he was a new voice.

But anyway, if you want to talk about this sort of thing more, how about moving the discussion to the Members Lounge and return this thread back to Currently Listening.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: February 28, 2017, 05:41:49 PM »
One thing I forgot to mention to cvac is Spotted Peccary can purchase very affordable software that instantly lets them know anytime someone says Spotted Peccary on the internet.    They could also Google it for free with a time limited search.

They don't have to read this or any forum on a regular basis.  However, they should be reading this right now or a week from now.

They probably have a day job.   ;)

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: February 28, 2017, 05:37:53 PM »
Listening to the latest Keith Berry album for the first time. Sounding pretty good so far.
Be very happy to hear your conclusions on this one.

To echo Tardigrade ... only two track available for listening !!! Stupid.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: February 27, 2017, 10:16:42 AM »

Fictions and Poetics - Intersections

I'm sure APK will post an announcement soon but some here may have noticed this is out now. Really liked it on first listen, need more time with it.

Many thanks cvac ! 
Yes, i should make an announcement post.

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: The Art of Listening.....a movie
« on: February 22, 2017, 11:22:35 AM »
Do painters practice the art of seeing?  No.  They practice the art of painting.  Art is a clearly defined thing and it doesn't include listening. 

The term art can be used in the figurative sense.  Now, if they called the movie "The Figurative Art of Listening", then I would have no problem with it.

I will listen to the soundtrack of the movie by Christopher Willits who currently has less than a handful of sales at Bandcamp.

Yeah, "art" is not really a well defined thing. When you see the term "art" in a more original sense, as skill or ability (ancient Greek techne), then things make more sense. The art of spear fishing, or of cycling. It is a skill, and can be improved on with practice. Clearly seeing is an important skill to painters, and to poets, and many other fields.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: February 20, 2017, 07:12:31 PM »
This eve.

Saafi Bros:: Liquid Beach
Mum :: Smilewound
The Boats :: Our Small Ideas

Reminds me to play Gas :: Pop again ... one of the very best.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: February 19, 2017, 05:40:27 PM »
Taylor Deupree - Somi
Tape loops, tape hiss, and wind-plucked guitars. Nice and soothing; similar to Faint in atmosphere.

Re: Loscil/Scott Morgan. As a fan, the thing that I really appreciate about his music is that he has a distinctive style. I can hear a few seconds of a Loscil track and identify the artist right away. Of course, that on its own wouldn't be cool if I didn't like the music he produced, but I think having a sonic signature is a challenging thing to accomplish in this genre. His last few releases were good, but they didn't get many repeat listens around here. My favorite album of his is Plume.

Yeah, I agree very much with your "distinctive style" claim, Chris.
The trouble for me with a lot of lo-fi and dub inspired stuff is the lack of individuality. I hear a track and may like it, but there is no distinct identity. I can not tell who did it. And maybe a lot of the music is produced with bought sample sets.
But Locil clearly has individuality.
I like a number of his albums, very much.
Especially Sketches From New Brighton.


Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: February 15, 2017, 10:19:44 PM »
llya Glebov (Murkok) & Joe Fujinoki - Glimmers
Dronescapes crafted from guitar and various electronics. Beautiful and spacious. On the amazing Archives label.
Nice Label !

The Halftribe : Luxia  release is really good.

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Walter Geirs video
« on: February 14, 2017, 08:27:26 AM »
Walter Adolf Giers (1937 - 2016)

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