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Everything and Nothing / Re: Casting little kids in sick violent movies
« on: September 30, 2015, 11:10:52 AM »
I find a lot of movies distasteful because of the violence in them. Hollywood (in particular) seems to be trying to tell us that violence is 'cool and exciting'. I don't understand the appeal of these movies, or violence for that matter. Involving kids in such movies, I just don't get that all.

I grew up seeing more than a fair amount of violence, it's not cool to me, at all.

Yes, porn can be degrading, but extreme violent imagery is (in my view) more insidious, as it de-sensitisizes people to the effects of real violence.

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Taylor Deupree....2014 Studio Diary
« on: September 28, 2015, 07:40:35 AM »
Music for Bats ?
High frequencies galore 12K(hz) plus :)

Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: Third album 'Flesh'
« on: September 26, 2015, 12:14:42 PM »
Just listening to 'Phrack' now, really good ! Will give the rest of the album a listen.

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Steve Roach - Bloodmoon Rising
« on: September 26, 2015, 07:19:57 AM »
I can't find the article, but I read that Steve moved away from Tucson to avoid the city noise and the noise of the civilian and military aircraft based near Tucson.
Can't blame him for wanting to find a quieter location to live and work in.

I'm sure the artists wouldn't be thrilled to hear those frivolous comments.  :(
Yeah, it's a tad unwieldy, but it's their choice.

Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / 'Dream of Form' track reworked
« on: September 19, 2015, 12:13:36 PM »
I’ve just completed a rework of the track ‘Dream of Form’ from my ‘Iris’ album’.

Spatial environmental recordings from a Zoom h2.n recorder were incorporated with selected tonal drone textures from the original to create a very different track. (The track is down-loadable as a 320kbps mp3 on my Soundcloud page)

Cheers Forrest,

I have to say a lot of that I don't really understand - who owns what / what stakes they have /what leverage they have etc.

I still say that for an individual artist, not so perhaps, for 'indie' labels (Projekt, 12K etc, in our neck of the woods), things used to be far more difficult to break into regarding getting music out there. Sure, money corrupts the best intentioned things, unfortunately.

I can't see how they can compete with Spotify, Apple music etc. We can't get Pandora here in the UK, so I don't know about them.

Personally, I'd rather get the fairly meagre (but not as bad as they are made out) royalties from Spotify, if it means people are listening to my music.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: September 16, 2015, 05:51:32 AM »
Great title for track #6 :)

Very interesting, Dave

I find this topic to be fascinating - 'noise' and its benign and its not so benign effects on people.
On persons exciting sound / noise is another persons misery. Will download his App soonest.

Generative ambience !

Noise masking is an interesting area, indeed. Also, i just looked at his microphones section on the site:
I'm planning on building some better quality binaural mics myself, with what looks like maybe the same capsules.

Everything and Nothing / Re: ...a few thoughts on communities
« on: September 13, 2015, 09:45:21 AM »
I have to tend to agree, those trolls should have been told to 'sling their hook' much sooner.

John, just checked out Ello again and here's an observation (which you may not like), it's coming over more as curated blog than anything else to me.

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: NI Reaktor 6
« on: September 11, 2015, 11:22:22 AM »
As a Reaktor fan, I'm intrigued, but £89 for an update with no new instruments seems a tad steep.
The blocks do look very interesting, but I've never built anything in Reaktor, just used existing instruments / ensembles.

Everything and Nothing / Re: ...a few thoughts on communities
« on: September 11, 2015, 05:24:43 AM »
Some good points. but i still am holding out on Facebook and their data mining tactics...

I think the primary issue here is 'Hypnos' itself. As a label, it's pretty much at a standstill and Mike is hardly ever here these days. I should say, these aren't criticisms, just observations. So it seems that it is the momentum of what the forum was that is keeping itself going, currently (?)

Everything and Nothing / Re: ...a few thoughts on communities
« on: September 10, 2015, 03:59:54 AM »
Hi John,

Read your post over at Ello. Interesting read, I check out Ello from time to time, But I have to say, I'm still not sufficiently enthused to engage with it. You've said it yourself, but currently it doesn't work as a community. I felt the RM Ning worked best in it's earlier days, before the spammers (seld promoters) got on board and it became perhaps too large membership wise (?)

I wish you all the best with the Ello thing, I'm sure changes are afoot.

I wonder about this place sometimes...

Hi Julio,

A fascinating read, I believe it's no bad thing to be flexible with plans are adapt to changing circumstances, if need be.

Great images too, I particularly like 'IMG_0580'. I've been using an iphone 6 too recently and have been surprised with how good it can be. That HDR setting actually tames over-exposure (generally) rather than adding the 'garish HDR' look.

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Max Richter 8-hour lullaby
« on: September 03, 2015, 01:22:15 AM »
I will find out more on where you.

'I am glad we are talking about such things...'

But seriously, heard a snippet of an interview with this geezer on Radio 6 yesterday, on 'Radcliffe and Maconie'
I'm not familiar with Max's work but (as a 'serious' composer) I expected him to be a  bit 'uber' and pretentious, but he came across very well.  Can't help wondering what Robert Rich makes of this all though...

Hi Julio,

Will have a good gander at this 'blogumentary' soon !


Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: That Audiophile thing again
« on: August 18, 2015, 02:36:59 AM »
Good points, Paul.

Yes, my example doesn't hold up for recorded ambient perhaps, but I'd still say if an unmatched aural experience is of concern (as opposed to fidelity), it's still applicable.

I have no love for vinyl, I've heard far too many 'quiet musics' ruined by static, in the pre-CD / digital era.

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: That Audiophile thing again
« on: August 17, 2015, 06:51:46 AM »
Instruments recorded on their own independent multitrack magnetic tape and then put on a vinyl master disc are the very best format we have reached,

I agree with the first point you made, but the above one is debatable.

Depending on the kind of music you like, perhaps the 'best' sound is live sound. For instance, if you like Gregorian chant (as I do) go to hear great singers performing in a beautifully reverberant church space. No recording will match that sonic experience.

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: That Audiophile thing again
« on: August 16, 2015, 12:05:32 PM »

but if none of it meant anything then the sound out of a mobile phone would sound the same as that out of a hi-fi...

Thats not really the audiophile thing though methinks. On one hand, better quality components, modern design etc have lead to (arguably) overall improved musical fidelity. The audiophile area is more for the person who wants the best possible sound (or what they think that is) and all the advertising, truths and half-truths that are associated with their pursuit of the 'best' - I've known a few true audiophiles and they are never satisfied. 

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