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Good luck with the gig Martyn

Thanks Andy  :) :)

This is an announcement from Phil Booth the promoter of these events

"Pleased to announce that the VT for the next concert on 4th July will be flac and/or high end mp3."

For those that don't already know, this VT is a recording of the nights music, with MC's intro/outro etc. it is specifically designed for those that don't usually attend but like to hear what went on or those that just cant get there logistically, and its great value for money at almost 3 hours of live Ambient, BS or experimental EM music. It also supports this great UK event and there aren't many of them left now. 

Its available to purchase up until the night before the event and in very rare cases sometimes after from the Awakenings website which is here :-)

Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Awakenings July 4th 2015
« on: June 08, 2015, 04:35:00 AM »
 :) I have been very lucky in getting an opening spot at the next Awakenings concert in Burton upon Trent UK on the 4th July, this will be opening for Bouvetoya from Ireland and Binar England. I have recorded 3 x 10 min promo tracks to allow people the opportunity to hear the kind of thing I will be playing. My set will be a 45 minute continuous piece of music and ambient sounds and completely improvised using only Hardware instruments and FX :-)

here is a link to those tracks just in case anyone on here is interested in them

I think if anyone sits down with a specific agenda, its is bound to fail, unless they are very good professional musicians.

For me just sitting in front of my gear puts a smile on my face and that's enough to make me want to play something :-)

Playing an improvised "jam session" purely off the top of my head and not knowing what the outcome will be is the main reason I got into ambient electronic music, if I remember to hit the record button beforehand then that's a bonus for me to be able to listen back to what I just did. So for me it would have to be interest Vs outcome :-)

Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: Phobos - Sector Four
« on: April 29, 2015, 04:54:50 AM »
 :) 8)

That's cool David, downloading now and thanks for the link, I will look forward to hearing these very soon :-)

Hi Martyn,

Good to see you out there and playing 8)

Thanks Andy and yes it is good to be out doing a bit :-)

This is a 30 minute live improv recorded at my recent gig in Nottingham UK, The Church of Sound is a small intimate venue in the basement of a tea shop. Usually, on a once per month basis, there are 3 x 30-40 minute acts on during the evening, with visuals projected onto the back wall of the room. It has a number of comfy couches and chairs to relax and the ample PA fills the room with sound to take you into another world.

Most acts are experimental in their approach, providing live music using a variety of sound making instruments and FX, for my visit I used just a Mutable Instruments Shruthi 4 pole mission desktop synth and 5 FX pedals, one of which was a Boss DD20 looper to build the sound and ambience around the improv whilst changing parameters on the synth.

There are a few short video clips on you tube but this link is to the whole 30 minute piece, it was recorded direct from the stereo out of the mixing desk and into a boss MicroBR digital recorder.

The best approach is to be polite, smile and ask her why she hadn't replied to your last email, but before she has chance to answer say " I was worried that I had made you feel uneasy or something, which was not my intention" That is how I would handle it. The worse thing to do is for you to avoid her because that looks like, well; you are avoiding her :-)

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: December 20, 2014, 02:45:02 PM »
Hi Martyn, yes I got the drum, technically a 16 inch by 24 inch dundun from Africa.

Fforest - funnily enough there was a community Taiko group meeting locally today, but I was out of town - I've emailed them to ask when they next meet.

Drumming is part of my music that generally does not get onto albums, being done for personal pleasure or in ceremonial or meditational settings....

Nice one :-)

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: December 19, 2014, 03:23:08 PM »
Various Kodo (Including a DVD) - recently got a new drum and looking to develop my drumming 8)

 8) 8) 8) You managed to get it then Andy :-)

Art and Literature, Movies and TV / Re: Interstellar
« on: December 17, 2014, 02:40:36 PM »
Was 2001 a slab of light hearted entertainment?  Hmmmmm...

I think so, well ahead of its time but still light entertainment based around Sci Fi writings, maybe some are more factually correct than others but they are just slabs of cinema designed to entertain to one degree or another:-)

Art and Literature, Movies and TV / Re: Interstellar
« on: December 17, 2014, 04:45:33 AM »
While not wanting to appear too outspoken and the fact that I haven't seen it (not that seeing it would make any difference to me anyway) but do people who watch Sci Fi movies always look for something in it more than just a slab of light hearted entertainment:-)

The words Science followed by FICTION tends to give it a bit of a clue as to its content, this not being Science FACT :-)

Everything and Nothing / Re: Did you ever like KISS?
« on: December 14, 2014, 01:50:21 PM »
Analogue kid--from Dynasty (1979) onward, I totally lost interest.  Got to see them on 79 tour with original lineup.  It was pretty mind blowing.  I think even my Dad enjoyed it (one of the best presents he ever gave me, namely because he knew how much I loved them and was willing to take me ).  I'd have to say Dressed to Kill from '75 is my favorite album, with Destroyer and the debut self titled one close behind. Not to mention Alive, a legendary live album.

You gotta give them credit for spending two hours putting on the makeup for all those years. 

Looks like we're in the minority here.  I can understand most negative opinions.  I'd call them a guilty pleasure these days.  Cheesy,  yet oh so good.....

 I am not surprised we are in the minority on here, its an ambient music forum LOL but I agree with all your comments above :-)

Everything and Nothing / Re: Did you ever like KISS?
« on: December 11, 2014, 02:17:20 PM »
I thought they were brill, saw them quite a few times live during the early 80t's with and without the make up (them not me LOL) and even went on a weekend trip to the Phillipeshalle in Dusseldorf to see them was and still is the only time I have ever gone from the UK to Europe to see a band live :-)

Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: Improvised Ambient Music
« on: December 01, 2014, 03:03:31 AM »
This reads interesting, I think I will have a listen to this when in the studz tonight, thanks for sharing :-)

Its a strange one for me this is, as I tend to only listen once, to something that is streamed, even if I like it I don't generally go back to it, I think its because of time restraints. There is so much music available these days that it is hard to make a choice as to what to spend the hard earned cash on.

I brought a CD at the weekend after listening to clips a couple of months ago prior to the pending release date, this is in my opinion the way it has always been with me, although the promotion is slightly different in todays market place, that promotion comes before the album is available and that promotion tended to be the "single 45 vinyl or single CD". Although that in itself was sometimes not considered, because if you were a fan of a particular group, artist, etc. you brought their latest release without question.

In days gone by everyman and his dog taped the chart show from the radio on their trusty cassette player, I even used to record tracks direct off the TV from forward thinking shows like "The Tube" or "Rock goes to College" here in the UK. This is no different to ripping stuff from You Tube, SoundCloud, Bandcamp whathaveyou. In my opinion its not down to if the whole of the music is available or just a few clips, its not even about supporting a particular band, artist etc. its about if you really want to own that product, to be able to do whatever you want with it and listen to it on various devices in its "best quality".

Obtaining the music in its best quality is the only way to get the most rewarding experience from it, this goes for music of any genre and as such any music that is available to hear via an internet stream should never the best quality available, if your happy to listen to music in substandard quality then that's your bonus, you will always be able to get free music and nobody on this planet will be able to stop that happening. There are too many people fretting about HOW we get music these days instead of remembering why we used to buy it, why we had to have that latest released gatefold sleeve LP with all the info, the pleasure we used to get from putting it on the player and hearing most of the tracks on it for the first time and then not taking it off again until we knew all the tracks on it like the backs of our hands. The physical product in all its glory, and in its best quality, will always win over a downloaded PC file as far as I am concerned.   

This is a 28 minute dark ambient drift I recorded live last night on to stereo tracks in Cubase on my PC. I used my Korg Volca keys, MI Shruthi 4 pole mission and a Nintendo DS lyte running Korg DS10 going through a Boss ME50B pedal, Boss DD20 delay and Boss PS-2 pitch shifter/delay. It is uploaded as a wav file so sound quality should be good, its also downloadable so wont tie up your PC if you have other things to do on the net whilst listening to it on your preferred media player. :-)


Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Volcanizing Shruthi Analoguekid
« on: September 28, 2014, 02:59:31 PM »
This is a 16 minute improv I did last night using just my analogue gear, live recorded one take stereo into Cubase, more info on the SC page.

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