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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: March 21, 2017, 07:07:23 PM »
Rec008 - Сознательное Подсознательное

Great ambient drones with a touch of shoegazy noise.

https://rec008.bandcamp.com/album/--3

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There are many ways of making great music.

This is the best statement in this entire thread. Kevin Shields used to perform with an Alesis Midiverb. I know MBV isn't ambient but reverb is pretty important to shoegaze and I've never seen anyone bash him for not using a Lexicon.

I still use my Nanoverb all the time. It's not the cleanest reverb by any means but I like the sound of it.  ;D

Speaking of MBV, I'm getting this pedal soon:


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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Teufelsberg Reverb
« on: March 09, 2017, 05:18:21 PM »
Glaceverb and Ambience are solid freeware reverbs.
I can't get Glaceverb to work on my new windows 10 computer - any tips or clues as it has some very nice sounds and is very easy to tweak

I use it on my 64bit Windows 8.1 computer just fine, but I also use it within a 32 bit program. I'm getting a Windows 10 laptop soon so I'll have to try that one for myself.

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: March 02, 2017, 09:37:04 PM »
I don't see enough proof yet to suggest that Tardigrade is either aelfa or drone on, or a troll at all. I'm all for dealing with trolls swiftly but not when there's little or no proof.

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Lo-Fi Ambient Recommendations
« on: February 25, 2017, 12:20:38 PM »
I'm surprised nobody has mentioned Rapoon yet.




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Independent Music Reviews / Re: New Ambient/Experimental Music Blog
« on: February 22, 2017, 07:29:06 PM »
Yeah, it's crazy how rare their albums are. I only have 3 of their albums on CD myself: Collusion, Digilogue, and What Is Not True. I also have their Mort Aux Vaches sessions that I downloaded from Amazon while it was up briefly. Legendary group for sure and there's nothing else quite like them.

Hafler Trio is bad about that too, but Andrew McKenzie is supposed to be really curmudgeony nowadays about digital music and doesn't want his music being circulated around anymore IIRC.

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Independent Music Reviews / Re: New Ambient/Experimental Music Blog
« on: February 22, 2017, 04:38:55 PM »
That RYM list is great. I was actually listening to Maeror Tri last night.

Also, I wish I had more Zoviet France albums.

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: February 18, 2017, 06:45:44 PM »
I don't really remember Loscil's music either, and I've heard two albums worth. I remember them being decent but nothing too remarkable. Good for him for having success though because he has brought new fans to the genre.

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Teufelsberg Reverb
« on: February 17, 2017, 07:52:58 PM »
Glaceverb and Ambience are solid freeware reverbs.

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: February 15, 2017, 08:07:18 PM »
Just wanted to say it is great to read discussions talking about musicians I know nothing about - don't stop talking....

Mathias Grassow does have a huge discography - two of my favourites are Dissolution (very dense music) and True North with Amiri Baghiri.
you may also like Upuaut (with Oophoi and Baghiri), Sphere, Space and Eclipse.


I'll have to check those out. Oophoi is another one whose huge discography is something I've only scratched the surface of. I do have Upuaut and like that one quite a bit.

The Spirals Of Time is a must if you haven't heard it yet.

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Teufelsberg Reverb
« on: February 14, 2017, 05:55:45 PM »
The reverb is there but super subtle. Not something I'd use regularly. Cool concept though.

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Special thanks to cvac for the first review of Elemental Wave on his new blog.

https://everydayambient.wordpress.com/2017/02/13/castleview-elemental-wave/

Overall this is an interesting album I enjoy listening to. I found it effective for daytime background listening, falling asleep, and more attentive listening. At thirty-three minutes, the album is short but potent.

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Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: Forrest Fang news
« on: February 11, 2017, 01:38:57 PM »

That's cool Forrest, never seen a Marxolin before. I have a related instrument, the Marxophone. I've never used it on any of my projects yet, maybe some day. Here's a picture of what mine looks like:



BTW looking forward to receiving my copy of your new album.  :)

I have one of those, too!   ;D   But yours is in much better condition than mine.  Remember that album that Pink Floyd was supposed to do with rubber bands?  Maybe we could do an ambient album with only Marxophones!

Let me know what you think of my new one!

Forrest

I have an old zither that's kind of similar, but I haven't used it in a long time. It's not in great shape but all the strings were still on it the last I checked.

Apparently, they were more popular 100 years ago.

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Cool! Glad you liked it. I actually design my albums partially with sleep in mind.

Also, here are some extra DL keys I received:

2sqr-hrer
x7d2-wlpl
h545-habe
hrpb-vbsu
qlfl-gcxp

Plus, we decided to drop the $2 after some extra consideration. We thought it'd be best to do that since the album is pretty short.

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: February 04, 2017, 05:25:23 PM »
Right now, listen to Mathias Grassow's Ambience (1995) album. This is great, need to get more stuff by him for sure. His catalog is massive and daunting.

By the way, has anyone noticed that DACs in phones are getting better? I upgraded my phone a couple months ago and I'm surprised how good it sounds playing FLACs and listening through full-size headphones. I might even start listening through headphones more, though in general I prefer speakers.

Love that album. That and Expanding Horizon (a collaboration with Alio Die) are the only two albums of his that I have on CD.

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Thanks! Would love to get your take on it.

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: February 04, 2017, 01:04:04 PM »
Well I definitely stand corrected on Vladislav Delay after hearing Huone. TBH, the only Vladislav Delay album I have is Anima but I really like it. I'll have to check out more of his work at some point.

As for Pole, I need to check out the rest of the trilogy because I only have 2.

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: February 04, 2017, 11:18:06 AM »
Porter Ricks - Shadow Boat EP

This is awesome. There are some shades of dub techno but it feels quite unique throughout. They didn't play it safe with a bunch of simple 4/4 beats. Some of the best new electronic music I've heard in a while.

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: February 04, 2017, 09:29:39 AM »
I always thought of Pole and Vladislav Delay as fitting in more with the glitch movement than dub techno.

Also, just found out that Porter Ricks got back together and released an EP late last year. Will be listening to it soon.

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Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / New: Castleview - Elemental Wave
« on: February 04, 2017, 09:24:25 AM »
Hello everyone,

My second album for Black Dingo Records just came out today. I'm really proud of the fact that I'm the first artist besides Duff Egan to have 2 releases on the label. Stylistically, it refines the approach seen on Beautiful Abyss further so if you liked that one, you'll be right at home here. 

https://duffegan.bandcamp.com/album/elemental-wave

I also have a few DL keys for the new one:

du4p-5lr5
smpb-bawf
pr9w-w7da
vhrq-ej3c

Enjoy!

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