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My latest release "Beneath Forever" is now available on Earth Mantra. I couldn't be more pleased to have worked with them and to join their great stable of artists.

Label Notes:
"Peck covers a large swath of ground in this release. Some pieces are bold and direct, standing up proudly and demanding the listener's immediate attention. Others drift lazily along through strange new sound worlds, enticing the listener to melt into the music and setting the imagination free. Others vibrate and coalesce with delightfully interacting pulses of electronica and percussion, never quite falling into the world of Berlin school, always charting a fresh course. Still others simmer darkly, crackling with a barely restrained energy lurking just below the surface. Truly something for everyone here."

If any of you are planning on attending this weekend's Gatherings performance http://www.thegatherings.org/88gather.html, I will have copies on hand. Those of you familiar with my works will be undoubtedly pleased with this release and feel free to leave comments or feedback. Your support is greatly appreciated.

Audio samples, and download info can all be found here: http://earthmantra.com/release-detail.php?id=173

And a big thanks to Darrell Burgan for his assitance on this release.

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"The raw material out of which music by Mark Mahoney & Michael Peck is realized is not old cosmic music LPs but the ebb and flow of life. Their CD A LIFE INCANDESCENT (49'29") continues to show Mahoney & Peck as a duo living in sound. On this release they do their best to light up a dark genre that too often suffers from vapid exploration. There is more to their music than spacing-out. Treating the soundfield like a canvas their music demands imaginative interaction and asks the listener to re-align our sensitivity to sound. Through subtle gradations of tone and timbre Mahoney & Peck achieve a surreal dreamlike soundscape. From molecular whispers in the blood to an acceleration of energy, the eight pieces on A
LIFE INCANDESCENT move the mechanisms of the mind to embrace the enormity of which we all are a part. Drones, resonant sweeps, slow evocative solos, swirling digital chaos over thick analogue foundations all characterize the sonic components of this work. The rhythmic parts are equally original with clear arpeggiations skipping skyward or grainy percussion loops stretched and tweaked. But it is the freedom expressed on A LIFE INCANDESCENT that is most compelling - and Mahoney & Peck use their improvisational skills to move easily between a number of moods and atmospheres. From an inward stillness to euphoric revelations and all in between, this audio experience is not so much about their lives as it is about the labyrinthine journey of all creative lives."
-Chuck van Zyl
06.18.2010

Please tune in to this week's broadcast of STAR'S END for music from the CD A LIFE INCANDESCENT by the duo Mark Mahoney & Michael Peck.

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / New Release from Mahoney and Peck
« on: June 16, 2010, 07:47:59 PM »


Waiting World Records is proud to announce the latest release from Mark Mahoney and M. Peck.
“A Life Incandescent” is the follow up to 2007’s Starfest release, praised by Star’s End host Chuck van Zyl  as stating “… relating to tone and mood they achieve an electronic sound that is remarkable - both in its approach and in the way it is perceived at the listening stage.” This latest release is in no way less impressive as they continue to explore new ground outside of the traditional ambient mindset and the track “The Alchemy of Infinites” was featured on the June 13 playlist of Star’s End and was also featured on Galactic Travels Top 20 in March 2010.

Over the past five years Mahoney and Peck have released three full length albums that have gained attention both in the U.S. as well as overseas. Each of the members have also released solo efforts such as Peck’s highly acclaimed release Glacial on Gears of Sand and Mahoney’s stellar album Beyond the Vaulting Sky released on Waiting World Records in 2009. The two share common musical interests and have similar influences that are undeniable when listening to both their solo and collaborative efforts. However, one will quickly notice that these influences are merely that, and not in anyway binding to their output; mimick and traditional have never been apart of their musical vocabularies.

A.L.I. is certainly an album one can be compelled to listen to over and over again. The tracks included on this album were debuted at their 2008 Gatherings and Star’s End performances as well as a live performance from Stillstream.com recorded also in 2008. It is also worth noting that fellow musician and friend Chuck van Zyl lent his beautiful infrared imagery for the album which compliments the audio perfectly.

For more information, promo requests or to set up an interview, please contact: waitingworldrecords (at) gmail.com. Or to purchase your copy please visit www.waitingworldrecords.blogspot.com.

Link to listen to or download the track A Division of Souls
http://www.limitedwave.com/maw/07%20A%20Division%20of%20Souls.mp3



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Below is the link to last night's set from the NYE 2009, 24 hour streaming concert/festival broadcast on electro-music.com. Thanks to Howard, Shane, Jan, and all the others that pulled this off.

This 20+ minute long form piece is titled "Where Men Can't Live... Gods Fare No Better" an unofficial audio companion to Pulitzer Prize winner Cormac McCarthy's novel The Road. This audio reflection leaves a slug trail of depraved audio carnage. Minimal. Encompassing. Vivid and Eloquent. Enjoy!
http://electro-music.com/forum/phpbb-files/mpeck_wheremancantlivegodsfarenobetter_199.mp3

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Thanks to Matt Howarth of Sonic Curiosity for this review.

MARK MAHONEY: Beyond the Vaulting Sky (CD on Waiting World Records)
This release from 2009 offers 58 minutes of ambient electronic music.

"Brooding atmospherics are seasoned by delicate electronic waves that lend the sky music an expansive milieu.

As an ambient foundation unfurls, pleasant electronics sigh and ripple with languid definition. Lavish hissing sweeps cascade through the mix. Deep tones resonate in tandem with high-end pitches, establishing a congenial counterbalance of effects. Flutish keyboards mingle with mechanized rainfall, evoking a winsome nostalgia for unexplored realms.

The presence of grittier enhancements introduce favorable substance to the ethereal flow. Glitchy chitterings, hints of percussive pitterings, sparkling diodes, gurgling chords--all of which provide the tuneage with delightful density. Mahoney has an alluring tendency to balance softness with body, resulting in an appealing robust sound that remains fragile and peaceful.

In some tracks, sounds are utilized in a percussive manner, bolstering the gently streaming melodies with rhythmic motivation. The tempos are amiable and mild, coaxing a moderate degree of animation to the ambience.

While these compositions are generally ambient in nature, the presence of more substantial embellishments elevate the music to contemporary status. The harmonic definition often exhibits enticing melodic traces, giving the music's contemplative character an entertaining spirit."

http://www.soniccuriosity.com/sc396.htm

This release can be purchased at CD Baby.
http://cdbaby.com/cd/markmahoney

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Hello everyone. Below is a link to my set that I performed during last weekend's Summer Solstice streaming concert on electro-music.com and stillstream.com.
This 30 minute set is all new material that I've been working on and hope that you will take a moment to listen to and enjoy.
http://www.limitedwave.com/redweb/M_Peck_Summer_Solstice_09.mp3

Here is a link to the concert flyer/schedule of all the artists that participated.
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_fkw2GicFAb4/ShGVw65l5uI/AAAAAAAAAEY/aITaVuqCom4/s1600-h/t_emsummersolstice09schedule_889.jpg

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Mark Mahoney
Beyond the Vaulting Sky
Waiting World Records 005

On "Beyond the Vaulting Sky" Mark Mahoney reveals a compelling collection of post-ambient brilliance. Rather than planting both feet firmly in a dark, foreboding sonic atmosphere he straddles both sides of the fence and traverses fluidly through the entire ambient spectrum, weaving multiple genres to create a dreamlike, yet distinct and unique sound.

May 02, 2009 09:00 PM CDT (UTC-5)Be sure to catch Zen Caffeine on Saturday May 2, when your host David Herpich will be doing a world premiere of Mark's new release Beyond the Vaulting Sky. This is the first time you will hear this new album anywhere so don't miss it. Tune in!

Mark's tracks Voices Within the Solar Stream and Starfish were aired on last week's edition of Star's End and great feedback has been returned by those that caught the show. Mark will also be performing at the 2nd annual City Skies Festival in Atlanta, Ga. along with Tony Gerber, Paul Vnuk Jr., and Richard Devine to name a few.

Track Previews:
http://www.limitedwave.com/subterraneous/ShortClips_vaulting/Starfish.mp3
http://www.limitedwave.com/subterraneous/ShortClips_vaulting/Beyond_the_Vaulting_Sky.mp3
http://www.limitedwave.com/subterraneous/ShortClips_vaulting/Chopped_Logic.mp3
http://www.limitedwave.com/subterraneous/ShortClips_vaulting/Dance_of_the_Anachrids.mp3

Purchase:
http://cdbaby.com/cd/markmahoney

Thanks for your support.

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Waiting World Records
« on: May 01, 2009, 10:18:16 AM »
Hello everyone. I recently launched my label: Waiting World Records, an imprint/label for my solo works, projects as well as a home for other artists I've collaborated with. Here at WWR we are committed to providing high-quality music at an affordable price. We are a multi-genre label focusing primarily on electronic, experimental, post-everything music with the independent and forward thinking musician in mind. Each release is professionally packaged in jewel case with full color artwork. Short run releases will feature special packaging options for the true audiophile in all of us. Most releases will also be available as Digital Downloads for those of us watching our carbon footprints. I hope that you all will support this endeavor. Our website is still under development, for now go to waitingworldrecords.blogspot.com for current releases and info.


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Other Ambient (and related) Music / M. Peck-DYSMHA Now Available
« on: February 06, 2009, 10:58:29 AM »
For those of you into doom-ambient, I think you'll appreciate my latest offering.
"...Monolithic walls of crawling guitars, Theremin and recycled audio construct a slug trail of pummeling atmospheres that close in on, cornering you with blatant uneasiness and forlorn abandon."
Go to http://www.cdbaby.com/peckm to preview audio or to purchase your copy. Packaged in full color jewel case with artwork that matches the audio to a T.
Enjoy!

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / M. Peck Stillstream Download
« on: July 30, 2008, 04:33:01 PM »
I've finally uploaded my last performance on Stillstream from June 27.
Here is the link:
http://www.limitedwave.com/redweb/PeckStillStream06272008.mp3

Enjoy!

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Tonight at 10pm-10:40pm/MT, I will be performing a solo set and will then be joined by friend and long time collaborator Mark Mahoney from 10:40-11:00.
This set features all new material and focuses on a minimal aesthetic creating a climate of soothing soundbeds and languid melody, drifting between classic ambient, deep space and dark ambient movements.
Enjoy!
To listen in, log onto http://www.stillstream.com

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On Saturday, April 05, 2008 I will be performing an hour long set on the Stillstream Blue Water Drift Dive. This is my first performance on the Stillstream network and couldn't be more excited. This performance will have no pause and will be  100% live. For those of you unfamiliar with my works, I tend to straddle several different genres of post-modern EM. For those already familiar with my works then you won't want to miss this set as it reveals many new aspects of sound design and composition.
My set will begin at 12pm EST and all you have to do is log onto: http://www.stillstream.com No passwords are necessary and you will have no trouble listening to the set as their media player is multi-browser compatible.
For more information go to http://www.stillstream.com or http://www.limitedwave.com/redweb
I hope that you will take a moment to tune in. mdp




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