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Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Keith Berry Elixir
« on: March 09, 2017, 08:25:41 PM »
He did release an  full length album recently, his last full length was from 2005 12 years ago, I was a really big fan of that album "The Ear That Was Sold to a Fish"  I have not heard elixir yet.. but I can only assume it will be another masterpiece. Have any one else heard it ?
I think he is the master of this type of drone.

Other Ambient (and related) Music / New Steve roach album the passing
« on: February 20, 2017, 07:28:03 PM »

This special release is a sonic gift and thank you for the years of being in the soundcurrent with me!
Also available as a LTD 300 copy CD. Order here at Bandbcamp with instant download. CD ships in mid March.

The thematic essence contained in this new 60 min soundworld has haunted me since the late-90s, when I created a short piece centered on the main harmonic chord cycle for a compilation. Through the passage of time, the evanescent nature of this atmosphere only grew more poignant and deeper in emotional resonance. As life continues to be fully lived, blooming outwards and simultaneously mirrored with the passing of family, friends and animal companions, these emotions aligned and called on me. In a five day period leading up to my birthday February 16 2017, I fully immersed in the feeling this time echo delivered, realizing this long-form piece in totality.
released February 16, 2017

Created by Steve Roach at the Timehouse, Baja Arizona, February 2017
Instruments : Oberheim Xpander, Matrix 12, OB8, Studiologic Sledge, Nordlead 4
Cover design by Sam Rosenthal
Mastered by Howard Givens
2017 Timeroom Editions
Soundquest Music BMI


1.What the Earth Bore 04:44
2.The Dead Fire 06:35
3.Burrows 05:19
4.Echo 05:36
5.In An Arched World 06:39
6.Omission 05:13
7.Eschatology 06:00
8.Drawn Like a Moth 07:21
9.All Dreams Mined 06:46

Simon, Pär and Robert are back together again after their last album Onyx.

Echo explores mankind's weakness to self destruction. As nature is cyclical so is man's will to destroy. Like a Moth drawn to pulsating light, the painful histories of the past echo with terrifying glee.

Rumbling drone hits your chest, a smooth contour of bass stroking a distant piano. Subdued humming flows out of Pär's nightly studio into the cold Swedish winter. Across the horizon Robert's angelic choirs boom. The smell of burnt circuits as he cranks his distortion to the melting point within the deep woods of Pennsylvania.

Available in 24 bit FLAC
released January 10, 2017

Written, Produced, Performed:
Apocryphos - Robert Kozletsky
Kammarheit - Pär Boström
Atrium Carceri - Simon Heath

Artwork & Mastering by Simon Heath


1.The Preparation 14:42
2.The Departure 13:38
3.The Journey 08:51
4.The Final Campsite 10:05
5.2-2-59: Kholat 09:27
6.End. 09:31

From the release "Dyatlov" by Sana Obruent

All tracks were recorded and mixed at TSC studios somewhere in California - 2015 - 2017.

Sana Obruent is - Paul Lopez.

The Dyatlov Pass incident is the mysterious deaths of nine ski hikers in the northern Ural Mountains on February 2, 1959. The experienced trekking group, who were all from the Ural Polytechnical Institute, had established a camp on the slopes of Kholat Syakhl when disaster struck.

During the night something made them tear their way out of their tents from the inside and flee the campsite inadequately dressed in heavy snowfall and sub-zero temperatures...

To this day their deaths are still a mystery.

Dyatlov Photographs used by permission
All Rights Reserved
released January 23, 2017


Ambient drone from Russia stand out tracks are Farewell and Icebound very good.

1.Clarions Of Arrival 05:09
2.Siren 09:55
3.Icebound 08:20
4.Farewell 06:58
5.Solid Heaven 05:18
6.Oculatory 07:53
7.Dissolve Me 07:45
8.Nomad Amongst Stars 10:44
9.Last Frontier 06:08
10.Beyond 06:52


My previous work, "Northreach", was a separate tale about lone person, who is travelling to the northern edge of the earth, constantly meeting different wonders of wild nature.
"Last Frontier" continues this travel of a lone man to the far lands, filled with their own vision of life, full of solitude and denial of elf-conscience, fully devoted to universe and the unknown.
released January 10, 2017


From Comradery to Sustenance 05:40 video
Uprising of the Spirit 12:01
A White Sea 09:21
Glow From the Depths 06:21
Rainout 04:29
The Monument of Power 05:32
The barren soundscapes from Finnish duo Kolhoosi 13 paint a bleak picture. A world in the aftermath of reckless experiments and actions made in the name of power. Manifesting complete disregard of life and man's own habitat. A world where both lives and nature are expendable. Where the grim consequences are just another record erased and forgotten.

Raspy upbeat vinyl recordings reverberates through dilapidated buildings. A Putrid stench of oil mixed with gunpowder seeks out nostrils clogged with soot. Machine gun shots echo through emptied streets. The subdued march of a thousand men makes the ground shake as you hide from the bombs about to drop.

For fans of the European style of militaristic dark ambient and industrial.

Available in 24 bit FLAC
released August 2, 2016

Written, Produced, Performed - Niko Salakka, Juho Lepistö
Mastering - Simon Heath
Artwork - Erik Osvald, Simon Heath

For more information on Kolhoosi 13:


Recorded in 2008. Would sound good with some Berlin school sequencer.  If someone own a  sequencer feel free or add my track.  Would be very happy to hear.
I really want the maq sequencer

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / NAMM 2017
« on: January 19, 2017, 12:05:43 AM »
NAMM 2017 starts today!
Let's post the good stuff.

If u could only listen to 1 song for the rest of your life which one would it be ?

Everything and Nothing / Just bought myself my first Bitcoin
« on: January 06, 2017, 10:56:00 PM »
I did just buy myself my first bitcoin some days ago and I now have my own electrum wallet, it take some time to get a grip and get enough knowledge to to understand how it works.  But ones you understand the basics it is not more diffcult then paypal to be honest, instead of email address you send to a wallet address.  To buy bitcoins these days are kind of easy.  There is noob apps like circle pay which make it very easy.

It is easy as long as you do not want the money to be non-traceable which is the whole point of using bitcoin or why the big mass attract to it (besides those who prospect and earn money from it) if you want the money non traceable you can always launder the money to make the money non-tracable there is these 3 methods, I use the first mixing method.   

I have not been reading enough about mining, how much computer power you really need to create money.  I think it has become to a point now that most of them miners are done with bigger computer halls, so I can imagine it hard to compete.

In general I would recommend using youtube to learn about bitcoin it easy really the easiest way to get into it, so many good guides.

The first step is to buy bitcoins, there is plenty sites you can buy with credit card these days, all are required by law to ask for your personal information and a copy that proves it such as you passport, that means you need to trust the site.  On some sites you can both by bitcoins all also have the wallet there.

But it most common you use a webwallet like
it is same here, it demands you give them a lot of trust guarding your money and your identity, have never become hacked.

Using a  lightweight Bitcoin clients that store the bitcoins locally and encrypted on your computeron your hardrive is the most safe way, then you guard the money, and you do not need to give your personal info to anyone, such as electrum and multibit.

The most secure way to store your money is using  Bitcoin Core, but it will generate a lot of internet traffic, it will download the whole blockchain which is about 80gb.

Then we have the best way, and it is hardware wallets like keepkey. I will consider to buy a hardware wallet actually.  Otherwise I really recommend electrum

Well the bottomline is I think cryptocurrency are a very interesting phenomen and is here to stay, I think, it have got a bad reputation, it is not only used for drug dealers it is used by a lot of traders too, also, it can be a way to invest the money and let it grow, bitcoin is only one of the cryptocurrencys around the globe, I really think they will be more and more important in future,  they are global, and no one really controlls them besides the market itself, I think more and more people find less and less confidence in todays normal currencys when will the next financial crisis come ? we all know it is only a matter of time.
cryptocurrency is a really good alternative to that, and what makes it good and healthy is that it is global and de-centralized, Personally if I would decide we all would go over to cryptocurrency, it is the future. 

Computers, Internet and Technology / CES 2017
« on: January 04, 2017, 04:38:11 PM »

Listening: Podcasts, Mixes, and Music Sample Clips / Ambient 028
« on: January 03, 2017, 02:03:46 PM »
Sounds very close to steve roach which was my only influence of this track, using lexicon reverbs and using disharmonic pitchifting to create drones. Recorded in 2009.

Recorded 2008 using Lennartdigital - Sylenth1, it sounds very close to the dreamtime return feel of steve roach, which also was my only inspiration for doing this track. What is missing is a high quality reverb, it sounds little bit dry in general, I think I will do a remix of this with more longer reverb tails.

I thought it would be interesting to make a thread of the gear we are currently planning to buy and saving up to.

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Elektron - analog-heat
« on: January 02, 2017, 07:19:14 PM »
Using this device is probably a cheap and good way to make your digital and software synt sounds analouge. it looks intersting, good for live shaping too. I might buy one. I think it will work especially good for ambient.

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / what analog synth should I buy ?
« on: December 24, 2016, 09:14:19 PM »
I want to buy a analog synth either new or Second hand  in Korg minilouge price range . I was Thinking to buy the minilouge but maybe I can get better sound for the money second hand . Such as arp odyssey.

Art and Literature, Movies and TV / Mars 2016
« on: December 20, 2016, 10:01:27 PM »
Pretty good and wellmade TV series.

If you like movies like red Planet and such you will like it

Listening: Podcasts, Mixes, and Music Sample Clips / ambient 015
« on: December 20, 2016, 01:31:54 PM »
Another simple one from 2009. It is based on emotional pads totally soul-searching music which seem to stop time.

I wonder if I did use some kind of tape simulator on this one it sounds almost like a hiss sound it might sound better in some sound systems then other, I assume it sounded good in my old DT880 pro which I do not longer own, you get used to it as the time go in the song.
Another part I do not like is that the pad in the beginning should involve more slow in the  beginning it sounded little bit amaturish. Anyway I am satisfied with the overall emotional content and where the music takes in this soul-searching song I could easily have made this song longer.

This is dark ambient that probably would fit in some sci film which dealing with the downfall of the earth.
The sound is rather primitive sounding, it is more driven by pure emotion then high quality sound. A better reverb could probably have saved it.
(used Wavearts masterverb at the time)

I have no plans to release it elsewhere but now it is at least out in the open for download.

This recording was recorded in November 2008,  you can hear a few unwanted click sounds in  the recording it is because it was recorded 2 months before I got my core i7 computer,  this one was used the 2 core P4 which was very slow computer.

Have any tried the iSine10 or iSine20?
These are the worlds first planar magnetic IEMs, it is worth to note though they are maybe not for every one since the look kind of odd and to some I guess unsexy,  what is good about it them however is that the the price atleast for the iSine10 model is pretty much acceptable, especially considering it is magnetic planar.

For Apple users there is a DAC in cable you can buy with lighting cable,  how important it is with this dac compared to use dacs in other phones I do not know, historically speaking Planar magnetic headphones has required very expensive and high quality headphones amp(that is for instance the reason why the stax headphones get so much out of reach because you need just as good amp to go with it). For me as an android user the alternative for me would be FiiO K1 (same type of ultra portable one)

However what makes hope for me personally about these is the fact that they do not seem to be so far into the ear canal, this is good for me since it is very hard to find IEMs that fit my very small ear channels.  Also they create less audio pressure then normal IEMs which is also a good thing if you care about your long term health of the ears.

I still need to read more reviews about it, really how good it need to fit.
If I know they would fit my ears it could be worth to invest the money but you can never be sure if they fit.
But because of the contruction I think it will, it seem to rely more on the ear hooks to have stay in the ear then a perfect "sealed" fit.

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