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Beautiful work Chad!

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My first official release of 2010, "Premonition" is a live performance from March 25, 2010. This is a dark ambient meditative journey using a mixture of processed acoustic and electronic instruments.

"Premonition", on Earth Mantra, is a free high-quality download released under Creative Commons.

http://www.earthmantra.com/premonition



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Celebrate the Spring Equinox with us at electro-music.com tomorrow!




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Atmosphera - Episode 2 "A Liminal Space"

Tonight's performance will be a voyage through soundfields that reflect a liminal state of time, a transitory period between two shifting states.


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Atmosphera
with Shane Morris

Ambient/Electronic Performance Radio

Atmosphera is live streaming or pre-recorded music composed, performed, and improvised each week
by Shane Morris in the ambient, electronic, experimental, and musique concrete genres utilizing acoustic,
electro-acoustic, and electronic instruments.

Tune in at radio.electro-music.com

Please Join us in the chat room as well!  

Wednesday Nights at 00:00 GMT / 6:00 PM CST


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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Combs Creek Haller - Singularity
« on: February 16, 2010, 04:37:44 AM »
this is a great set jez, kevin, and jim!   ;D

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Announcing:

Shimmering : An Evening of Ambient Music 3

LIVE STREAMING CONCERT AT radio.electro-music.com

Saturday February 27th 2010 from 2100 to 0300 GMT (4pm - 10pm EST)


2100 - Muied Lumens and Shane Morris
2200 - OCP
2300 - Howard Moscovitz and Bill Fox
0000 - Blue Hell
0100 - MusicMan 11712
0200 - Les Hall





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Everything and Nothing / Re: Sad News
« on: October 19, 2009, 07:42:49 PM »
My sincere condolences to the family. Jim's positive spirit will be truly missed.

Like many others...Jim gave me some kind words of encouragement when I was getting started...which really meant a lot to me.
People like Jim are what make this ambient movement and he will always be remembered as one of the finest proponents for the power of ambient music.

Sincerely,
Shane Morris

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Announcing:

A WALK ON THE DARK SIDE: AN EVENING OF AMBIENT MUSIC

LIVE STREAMING CONCERT ~ RADIO ELECTRO-MUSIC
SIMULCAST ON STILLSTREAM.COM

Saturday November 14th 22:00 to 04:00 GMT

6 Hours of Dark, Atmospheric, and Ethereal Music


Time GMT:
Modulator Esp   22:00
Desert Mystic    23:00
Shane Morris     00:00
Muied Lumens   01:00
Emerald Adrift   02:00
Stephen Philips  03:00




Visit: Radio electro-music

Visit: Stillstream
 

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 :D Woo-Hoo  ;)

I am very proud to be involved with this compilation and with Earth Mantra!

Wonderful group of musicians and music!

Stunning video Altus! I love time lapse photography!

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Greetings Everyone!
I am very proud to announce a new release:

Blue Hell / Shane Morris
"The Words/Step Away" Edp018

This is a free download released under the Creative Commons Laws and can be
found at the Edp website.

Please Download: http://doporto.pt.to/

Excerpt from the Album Notes:

Originally recorded Saturday, September 26th, 2009 as a live streaming
collaborative performance on radio.electro-music.com between Blue Hell
(The Netherlands) and Shane Morris (USA). The performance was nearly five
consecutive hours of live improvisational electronic music. There was
nothing pre-conceived, arranged, or composed for this performance. In
fact, neither performer has ever physically met or spoken to the other
performer. This recording is entirely the product of internet relay chat,
streaming audio, and a friendship that exists beyond a material realm.
This recording is the highlights from that session boiled down and edited
to two hours of engaging experimental ambient electronics.

Cheers!
Shane

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: The ambient 'scene'
« on: October 09, 2009, 11:00:25 AM »
Cheers Mike,  

I still think that the way people are coming across ambient music can be termed 'underground'.
People who don't 'follow the scene' can still pick up on ambient through Lastfm and MySpace for
example and people who like it already can listen to the Streaming radio stations and come across
new artists / material. Streaming radio shows like 'Drone Zone' and Stillstream are great for
artists (exposure) and listener (the aforementioned reasons) alike.

Then shows like Ultima Thule archive their shows as podcasts and then there's 'dedicated' ambient podcasts themselves. For an artist
its great to get this kind of exposure.

cheers
Pete


I love stillstream and dronezone and agree with you Pete...it is great for artist exposure.

Just wanted to add that we at electro-music.com/radio also feature live ambient radio programs (as well as other styles). We are not genre specific...but we do have an abundance of ambient artists and music on the site.

We also archive all of the radio programs for free download or listening later as well.

Listen: HERE

Radio Archives: HERE

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: ['ramp] -- debris
« on: October 03, 2009, 12:49:00 AM »
"debris" actually took several years until it was finished the way I had envisaged it. Musically, it won´t be as calm as "ceasing to exist", the last ['ramp] album in its original line-up. "debris" will be based both on textural ambient soundscaping, ambient field recordings of steelplants, railway trajects, and factories at night, and grinding sequencer rhythms. 

Neat! Your choice of field recordings sounds very interesting! :D

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: The ambient 'scene'
« on: September 30, 2009, 05:29:35 PM »
More hair from established artists!        I'm also thinking ambient haircasts are a missing element.
LOL thats funny Scott M2! HairCasting was big in the 80s it seems!

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: The ambient 'scene'
« on: September 29, 2009, 11:04:35 AM »
From another perspective, ambient music is in its 3rd / 4th decade (depending on where you start) which is amazing in itself!
Almost every genre undergoes peaks and crashes throughout the course of the genre's lifetime...some peak and die in less than 10 years total. For ambient to stay around and relevant for so long is an accomplishment in itself. It is also reasonable that eventually ambient also will OR has reached a valley in terms of interest. Thus like many other genres, participants that are left are those diehard to the ideas of the genre which will or will not keep the genre alive.
This is where IMO a lot of great new cutting edge ideas, sounds, concepts, and uniqueness emerges before the next big surge in listeners occur. I feel that ambient and its arsenal of genres are producing and evolving wonderful new stuff right now and is a very exciting time musically.

Also, in response to Judd's statement about live ambient playing with other styles...I think this is a great idea. Everyone likes variety...and mixing genres always brings in new listeners that might not normally try out some music they will experience at one of these events... be it ambient, or drum n bass, or modular weirdness.

Just want to say that Electro-Music 2009 Festival is a festival along those lines. There is an ambient undertone to the festival usually, but many styles of electronic music are represented. Check it out... in one month in New Jersey this year.

http://event.electro-music.com/

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In case you missed the concert but would like to hear it......

The majority of the sets performed in AE09 are available for listening or FREE download at electro-music.com.

Please take a moment to become a member of electro-music.com. It's free to join and is a splendid resource for electronic music.

Forum Link:
http://www.electro-music.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=36091&postorder=asc&start=100

Also...If you missed this concert, there will be more in the future. We will be celebrating each of the solstice/equinoxes with streaming concerts throughout the year and to come! All you need to participate is membership with electro, broadband internet, free streaming software, and your music.  :D


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Thank you very much Mark!  :)

Glad to have people to share them with!

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wow great line up! wish i was a little closer.

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: The ambient 'scene'
« on: September 27, 2009, 01:51:59 PM »
Great topic!  :)
I agree with you Mark about the live concert "situation". I think the lack of venues is a stunting factor with ambient and experimental music. But it is important to play live, feel the music more intensely, and build a network and community for which people can share and experience something together. Jez and I were just having a conversation about playing in places that were unique and stimulating apart from the normal concert venues and bars, such as outdoor areas, caves, galleries, or house concerts.

The streaming phenomenon has been revolutionary in many ways as a credible venue for experimental and ambient music, especially for the larger or more fragile gear that cannot make it to the gigs. As well, Creative Commons has been a great vehicle to support independent artists and music that may have never been able to otherwise publish their music...of which I participate in both heheh.

Audiences big or small, shrinking or growing aside, It is wonderful to me to hear the ambient genre continue to grow, evolve, and diversify musically. So many other genres of music become quite formulaic in time. I believe eventually that audiences will increase for the genres of ambient over time...maybe even over an absurd amount of time, especially as the genre continues to create unique creative music. But I believe as the tools and technology continue to expand as they are ... so too will the music created from it.

In any case, the recession in the US...and I suspect in other countries as well, has had an overall lifestyle changing effect on many people. People have been in "survival" mode for a few years now here in the US.
Luxuries and entertainment such as music and the arts are often the first things to go during tough times like these (even though they may actually have more relevance and importance than ever). I've seen it happening in more popular genres than ambient...so in that regard...I have a positive outlook on things  :D!

  

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