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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: August 17, 2019, 02:36:25 PM »
Sudurland & Vesturland from Iceland by Boreal Taiga
https://borealtaiga.bandcamp.com/album/iceland

Both tracks growing.

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Art and Literature, Movies and TV / Re: Now Reading, pt 2
« on: August 17, 2019, 02:28:50 PM »
Peter Høeg - The Quiet Girl & The Elephant Keepers' Children



Both books / stories are special. The first about the system of the tones and stillness. The second about the gate to god and the elephant of sadness in us.
The writing style is breathless and very deep. You may know the author of the book Miss Smilla's Feeling for Snow.

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: August 12, 2019, 09:08:06 AM »
In these days I am listening a lot from these three albums:

The Soft Touch of Morning Light by Michael Stearns
https://michaelstearns.bandcamp.com/album/the-soft-touch-of-morning-light

The Martian Chronicles by Seren Ffordd and Oöphoi
https://serenffordd.bandcamp.com/album/the-martian-chronicles

Tiento de las Nieves by Thomas Köner
https://thomaskoener.bandcamp.com/album/tiento-de-las-nieves

All three albums contain sublimity ...

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: July 20, 2019, 03:41:51 AM »
listening to the newest transmission of hearts of space :one small step:
celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission

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I'm of the view that you get back what you put into (in this case) musical projects

Very true, as if you hear an echo from your own passionate music. That’s the best 😊


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I should say I wrote that blog as a something of a reaction as to reading how 'essential' social media promotion was considered to be for an artist and that you would be remiss by not doing it 'properly' and I didn't think that is the case (well, not for me anyway)

Completely understandable. Real exchange over the Internet has always been a rarity. I remember Soundcloud when people commented on my track with "I like your sounds. Please listen to my track".
They did not understand honest interaction. Social media today is a term that is very negative. True social media is interaction, give and take, authenticity.


I'm skeptical that an independent artist can "make it" without working the social media angle as hard as the studio.

The days of glory and fame are over anyways. Everyone is making music. We open our souls to the world and simply hope for the best :)

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I see it very similar, Pete. The social media are good for interaction and communication, a global exchange of artists and fans. But to raise a profile, they do not serve an independent artist.

Promotion works via radio, podcasts, features, reviews, labels, forums, platforms (like Bandcamp), collaborations with well-known artists etc. And without making anything special from the heart, you won't stay long on the market.
Because only good, timeless, unique music is supported in independent music. At least I feel that way when I support music from others.

Earlier (before the social media) I bought records in the store. Today I sometimes buy digital music on Bandcamp (a virtual store with a more support character).
Music comes from the heart, goes through the heart, back into the heart.

Thanks to the support of my fans, I was able to do my CD productions and repair hardware. Of course, you become better known through interaction through the social medium of the Internet, but also more grateful.
Because in the sheer mass of independent musicians, to be heard at all, it's a matter of luck.

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A brilliant album !!

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: June 30, 2019, 08:44:47 AM »
two summer loops...






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Hello stargazers :)

Finally my 2017 album "Through the belt of Orion" is available as pressed/glassmastered CD since today.
If you like having this CD, you can order here: https://jajaouterspace.bandcamp.com/album/through-the-belt-of-orion



This music was written under the stars of the Orion star constellation in winter/December 2016.
Every night, we saw Orion very very close, and some of these nights I played on my synthesizer.

All best,
Jana



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Everything and Nothing / Re: A world full oblivion
« on: June 01, 2019, 03:06:49 PM »
The city where I live is located on the valley of a river. The valley is lined with forest hills. Three days ago we were in one of that forest hills above the city.



A beech forest, young trees.



It was peaceful there.


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Everything and Nothing / Re: A world full oblivion
« on: May 23, 2019, 09:29:11 PM »
Thank you for your posts, it is great to know that ancient trees will remain.

Andy: The chestnut tree has leaves all over. But in the near they have felled another three chestnuts, we don't know why they did that.

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Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: Jaja - Eternity
« on: April 22, 2019, 09:33:44 PM »
David: Thank you so much for your words and support :)

Tuning of the album is 432,0 Hz, a very meditative tuning used in medicine and by the ancient Indians for meditation :)

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Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Jaja - Eternity
« on: April 21, 2019, 03:50:05 PM »
Today I released my album Eternity:
Quiet, analog, meditative, deeply inspired by the majestic landscapes of Iceland. We felt eternal there.



As always free under the terms of creative commons.

16Bit downloads on CYAN: http://www.cyan-music.com/releases-096.html
24Bit downloads on Bamdcamp: https://jajaouterspace.bandcamp.com/album/eternity






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"People" is a reminder to a great bygone music era. An instant favorite.

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Art and Literature, Movies and TV / Re: Now Reading, pt 2
« on: April 07, 2019, 11:25:35 AM »
Arun Gandhi: "The Gift of Anger"



A book about Mahatma Gandhi, some insights written by his grandson Arun Gandhi. A great find from last week that fascinated me by the very first lines.


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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: March 17, 2019, 03:57:09 AM »
listening to the newest transmission of hearts of space :xpanse:
great drifting music

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: February 09, 2019, 10:07:15 AM »
Diving through Forrest's new album while thinking I really miss his voice here in the forum.

Now listeneing "Her fading image" ....

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: January 05, 2019, 01:33:07 PM »
Thank you so much Chris !

NP:

Smooth Genestar - Retrospectif
Melancholic and deep with classical bridges
https://cyannetlabel.bandcamp.com/album/r-trospectif

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Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: Innesti - In Currents
« on: January 01, 2019, 05:11:39 AM »
Happy new year, Chris. Your first album, this is so special. I mean, every album will be special in the future though but the first is the first. I am now listening....

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