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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: Yesterday at 02:57:54 PM »

You simply must love Wagner.

I have watched so many movies over the years, here are my favorite movies of all time:

Little Odessa (1994)
Mononoke (1997)
Hero (2002)
Valkyrie (2008)
Gran Torino (2008)
Changeling (2008)
Extraordinary Tales (2013)

These movies have all a special story and/or picture and/or score.

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Ambient Guitar.
« on: December 10, 2018, 06:39:23 AM »
Julio, you just started and all training is hard work and patience.

Some thoughts on note-reading. Notes are painted music, painted waves.
Just take a sheet of musical notes and try to follow the waves and musical symbols.
Notes are simply to store musical notation (like midi).

Yet, it is hard to translate the note-reading to an instrument, especially guitar and cello.
I was at our local music school ("day of the open door") and tried to play cello. Wow, not easy.

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Favorite Klaus Wiese albums?
« on: December 06, 2018, 10:25:39 PM »
Hmm, I found very different versions of Ruh, Omega and Allah Infinity.

I loved this version only.

Your second track "Near sleep thoughts" has one of my very favorite sounds in it (from reFX Nexus). Love it, well done !

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Cans.....Whats on your head?
« on: December 05, 2018, 12:07:20 PM »
Yes, of course, what would my music be without Startrek, Voyager, and starships. This is all about these cosmic adventures :)

Thanks so much Pete :)

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: December 04, 2018, 08:12:02 AM »
Specta Ciera & Arbee ‎– "Surface"

This is one of the most beautiful musical stories I have ever heard. Inbetween feelings, inbetween musical epochs, inbetween dream and life.
A fantastic album full of detail and storytelling, I would call the style electro-ambient.

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Cans.....Whats on your head?
« on: December 02, 2018, 03:00:18 PM »

Now I am looking for a headphone amp rack device.

One and a half year later.... : )

Samson S-Phone four channel headphone amplifier rack unit, new to my music equipment and such a great plus...

I can recommend this headphone amp for it has an absolute true sounding and a very good price !

Again a wonderful album. Im am especially touched by the title track.

In the title track "Opening" you feel unto the beyondness of inner beautiful !

Everything and Nothing / Re: Fall 2018
« on: October 29, 2018, 10:31:02 PM »
I love the autumn too : ) Favorite time in the years!!

Julio: Thanks for your words and for introducing me to Robert Adams. Very fine analog photography!! Do you know Hiroshi Sugimoto?

Everything and Nothing / Re: A world full oblivion
« on: October 29, 2018, 10:17:02 PM »
Such a great story! Trees are real entities.

I always found that the generative systems lack the human interaction. You can create an environment by generative art, but how do you manage feelings, sponteneous emotion, composition and more. Generative music also comes mostly from virtual machines. While Reaktor (NI) is a great instrument for sounds, I never have heard a generative song only made with Reaktor. I love the generative aspect that comes naturally from my reverb machine, or from the LFOs of my synths. But I interact and stimulate those generative aspects analog. I can adjust velocity, release, tones, timbre (for instance with the keys) and so can variagate the generative process in my synths and effect machines. You must be a technical genius to programm this in a generative system only. Every device has its own generative character. You have to love it and to learn from it. If you love what you hear, you will be able to make the music that you like to hear. It is a process, and I hope that the more technic experienced members will help you to accomplish. Good luck.

Edit: Of course I programm my synths and effect machines .... not easy but neccessary for the generative movements.

Everything and Nothing / Re: Fall 2018
« on: October 28, 2018, 11:21:24 AM »
Thanks for posting your autumnal photograph, Pete.

Autumn is wonderful, all blossoms up before the very end.

All comes to rest... The world is more contemplative in fall.

Everything and Nothing / Fall 2018
« on: October 25, 2018, 01:56:39 PM »
How long have we waited for autumn this year. I took some pictures today, I like to share.

~Islands in the sea of life~

~Who can understand anything~

~As if it were twilight~

~The absence of falling leaves~


~In all of this~

In all of this - the sky, the earth, the world - there is nothing at all but me. (Fernando Pessoa)

How right he is.

I found an excellent study about ambient music, beginnings and implication on
The article unfortunately is way too long for a repost here, please read it here:

A little teaser:

As ambient music is often listened to not as the foreground of our perception, in a way every time one listens to the same piece of ambient music it is a different piece, as it is heard in a different context of other environmental perceptions. This is in contrast to most other types of music, especially when listened to from a recording, as most music attempts to be the sole focus of our attention when we listen to it, it is the same music every time. This statement would not have been so true before recorded music became the main medium of experiencing music, as a live performance will always be to some extent unique.

John Cage said, "The responsibility of the artist consists in perfecting his work so that it may become attractively disinteresting" [31]. Ambient music, in the way that it is not usually listened to as the sole focus of our conscious attention, yet is enjoyed by many, can be said to fulfill this quality of being attractively dissinteresting. "An artist does not lead us to a new reality, he presents a way of escaping from some conventions." This quote by Morse Peckham [32] provides us with an interesting conceptual way of looking at ambient music. Rather than saying that ambient music presents a new musical reality, we can say that ambient music gives us a way of escaping from some of the conventions that are embodied in other types of music. Examples of such conventions, that ambient music can be thought of as presenting a way of escaping from, are music as the conscious focus of our attention, music as being heard much as distinct from the ambient sounds of an environment, and music being made up of linear structural entities.

Thomas Köner (Kaamos)

and Marcus Guntner: In Moll.

special record, I own the 2x12" and love it !

Aphex Twin (Selected Ambient Works Vol. 2) - Thomas Köner (Aubrite) - Gas (Gas)

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: October 19, 2018, 05:54:00 AM »
On Saturday I was in a Hi-Fi shop having my headphone foam earcups replaced.

I had the enormous pleasure of listening to a number of my tracks, Eivior, Steve Roach, Klaus Schulze and Vir Unis on a system costing over £40,000....

Could really swim in the sound, heard my own stuff almost as I heard it in my head when making it.

The nice thing is that the shop staff were really interested - not just in what some of the music sounded like but also ides behind what I was doing and how the sound came out of the system.

These are guys used to listening to music everyday - not things like cardboard being ripped and sonically transformed - they stood there listening intently and on occasion moving around to feel where the subwoofer was focussing the really low frequencies. Was fun to see them impressed with a 2 inch movement of the cone....

Indeed this must have been a great experience and moment! Loved that you shared it here.

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