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Everything and Nothing / Re: R.I.P. Jeff Kowal aka Terra Ambient
« on: Yesterday at 09:28:13 AM »
Very sad.  Even with the knowledge of what was happening to Jeff, it's still difficult for me to process or to accept.  A very decent man and a talented musician.

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: April 14, 2016, 06:48:57 PM »
Erik Wollo - Stars End 2015, again, addicted !!

I like this one, too.  I think it might rank among Erik's best.  Love the floating textures.

Forrest

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: The Modular Synthesizer Thread
« on: April 12, 2016, 01:06:01 PM »
This thread has been a bit of a droolfest for me. My modular is a small Moog system (and I have a relationship with it) but if I was starting now I'd definitely go Euro with all those crazy, kinky modules!  8)

Yeah.  When I took an EM class in the 70s, we were working off a massive Moog Mark V and an ARP 2500, while our teacher had this cool little collection of Serge modules. I was very envious.  :)

Forrest

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I think the source of this meltdown goes well beyond anything related to this forum, its participants, the Hypnos label, or probably even music in general.

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In the spirit of things, here's Cheech & Chong's "Sister Mary Elephant:"



"Class....class....SHUT UP!!!!........"

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Are you drunk while posting this Chris?

If itīs satire, then very well done!


No kidding...What's Chris doing here, if we're such awful people?  Glutton for punishment?  Or does he just like to complain endlessly and insult people?  "Wussy"??  What are we in, the first grade?  Sounds like he should ban himself.

Forrest

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Lighten up people please.  I guess some people cannot take a joke.  Sorry I guess when I saw Seven Headed Snake and ScapeGOAT as track titles I thought back to the last post.  I guess emoticons mean nothing, and others here can be naughty with their jibes, but it depends who you are.  It certainly does have anything to do with respect.  I can't kid someone because they're a well respected artist?  Hmmm, OK I guess... Anyway, shouldn't this have been posted under Forum Member Projects?

Honestly, drone on, you're clearly no saint.  [no emoticon]  But Stuart/Diatonis also previously told you and thirdsystem to "get a clue," when you reacted negatively to his prior post and he didn't exactly apologize.  So at this point you're even.

Forrest

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: The Modular Synthesizer Thread
« on: April 11, 2016, 08:45:02 AM »
Paul Vnuk posted some cool demos of his two units on FB a few weeks back.  The location of the patch bay reminds me of the Korg MS-20!

Forrest

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As a friend of mine would say, "don't feed the bear!"  ;)

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: The Modular Synthesizer Thread
« on: April 02, 2016, 09:32:04 AM »
This filter is on its way to me......from the creator of EMU  :)



Video link to eye candy description https://vimeo.com/152385871

Would be curious to hear it, Julio, once you've become more familiar with it.  I'm a big fan of Emu's Z-plane filter.

Forrest

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: March 29, 2016, 05:34:00 PM »
They didn't give any credits to an 18th century map maker or a pressed flower?  ;D

Or the glassine bags.  I feel cheated!  ;)

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: March 29, 2016, 10:44:11 AM »
Yes, more posts, cvac.  I've enjoyed reading about your recent listening.

Sorry to hear about the latest Fluid Audio, chris23.  I've found them to be a bit hit and miss, though their packaging is exceptional.  I ejjoyed their release of From The Mouth of the Sun's Into The Well, though the elaborate package includes no credits!

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: March 23, 2016, 08:05:21 AM »
Beautumn - Bordeaux
New release on Infraction. I like this a lot more than the previous Beautumn album. This has a minimal, isolationist feel, complete with cold, windswept sonic landscapes. 
https://infraction.bandcamp.com/album/bordeaux

I've just picked this up.  It's my favorite of the Beautumn releases.  His first ("Blanket") is also pretty good, but hard to find.  He has also been a member of IDM band Sleepy Town Manufacture, which has free netlabel recordings on the archive.org website.

Forrest

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Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: Modular Musings
« on: March 20, 2016, 10:13:58 AM »
Modular synths cant be solely drive by the market place, it needs curious musicians who in turn need curious listeners.  This is true in general for music that is avant garde or leaning that way.  With self generate modular music we all get to be the audience.....picture a live modular performance where the artist sets the stage, sounds begin and the artist walks off the stage and sits down with the audience.   

I agree that curious musicians and listeners are needed to move the modular sound forward.  I hope that it transcends its current faddishness and evolves into something deeper and more meaningful.  I am somewhat space-challenged at the moment, so I doubt a modular is in my future, at least for now.  I think a loyal audience could develop for the current modular iteration, if it can move beyond the obvious bleeps and blops that tend to be associated with Modular 1.0 of the 60s and 70s.  But first and foremost, have fun with it, anyway!  :)

Forrest

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Harry Bertoia's Sonambient
« on: March 20, 2016, 12:06:13 AM »
Yes, the Bertoia box is a great set.  Sonics are terrific.  More releases are apparently in store from the Bertoia tape archives.  I'm waiting on an LP of previously unreleased pieces that was part of the Bertoia archive Kickstarter campaign that should be available in the next few months.  The LP set is great, too (especially the covers), but the pressings are a bit iffy, as I think they date back to the late 70s.

Forrest

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Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: Modular Musings
« on: March 19, 2016, 09:36:25 AM »

I have chosen, for now, not to use any quantizer or chord generators...I dont want anything to constrict possibilities within the system and predetermine structures would I feel lead me back to the black and white keyboard and I prefer to use my ear to tune VCO's.  I have nothing against the keyboard I just want to explore other scenarios that have more accidents


This is what led me to explore fractal and algorithmic music in the 90s.  I wanted to rely more on my ears and less on the physical limitations of my fingers to find interesting "seeds" from raw sonic material to develop further into a composition.  There is also a spirit of discovery in this approach (and in yours) that makes it more fun to create music.

Forrest

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Duly noted, drone on/Orion 32.   ;)

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Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: Modular Musings
« on: March 18, 2016, 11:52:22 AM »
With lots of changes in my system there has been some new learning curves.....while I patch everyday nothing was worth pressing record for me until yesterday

https://soundcloud.com/digitalvoices/patch-25?in=digitalvoices/sets/modular-musings

Enjoy

Sounds very interesting, Julio.  Almost seems like the modular has evolved into more of an improvisational vehicle than a studio-based one.  I prefer to work on one sound at a time and layer and process that before moving on to the next sound.  I think it would be tricky to do that in a modular situation, at least when you have a complex ecosystem of sounds that generates multiple events at the same time.

Forrest

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FYI.  The copy of Planetary Unfolding I just received using the Michael Stearns website form was a CDR.  :(  (Luckily, I still have my original CD on Sonic Atmospheres, though it's scratched.)  On the positive side, the liner notes say it was mastered by Bob Ohlsson.  He did a lot of the mastering for HOS releases and mastered my Gongland album.

Forrest

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Hi,
I want to introduce myself (again..after several years of absence...). Still very busy with my (ambient)music.
I released an ambient-album in 2001, but my ambientmusic took a backseat after 2001, when I started studying Indian Classical music. Anyways... I'm really listening a lot to ambient these days, and I'm a lurker on these forums so..I thought why not become a member again!

Remco

Welcome, Remco.  I enjoyed your "On Some Road" release from many years ago.

Forrest

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