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Computers, Internet and Technology / Re: Home Music Server
« on: November 24, 2015, 12:55:37 PM »
^^^ That looks pretty slick!

I bought a new place, and was having trouble with my Airplay dropping out; turns out it was conflicting with my other router.  So, I got one of these:

The sound is awesome, and it's on its own frequency, so networks are irrelevant.  The transmitter dongle acts as a sound card; I control itunes from my phone or ipad, just like with Airplay (but without drop-outs), and send the signal to a receiver dongle hooked to audio ins on my amp.  It even lets you transmit to multiple receivers, so you can stream music all over the house without the annoying lag of Bluetooth.  Highly recommend, especially for folks like me who can't solder like  ;-)

Computers, Internet and Technology / Re: Home Music Server
« on: September 22, 2015, 01:34:15 PM »
I have a dedicated PC running iTunes.  It streams through an Airport Express to my main living room receiver; I control the library using the Remote app on my iphone or ipad, since the PC is in my office, not the main room.  Works pretty well.

For outside speakers, I have a Bluetooth transmitter on my receiver's outputs, which streams to a TDK Bluetooth speaker.  I'm planning to hard-wire some outdoor speakers to get better sound, and avoid the annoying time-lag of Bluetooth.

I've seen some newer receivers that have Airplay built in, which has me curious about upgrading...

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: September 14, 2015, 02:46:08 PM »
Steve Roach - Bloodmoon Rising Arrived yesterday in the mail, all four discs & five hours of it. Needs a few more listens, but a solid effort from Steve. Not as layered and nuanced as Mystic Chords and Sacred Spaces, his last weighty tome of deep headphoning, but a good place to dive back into the "Sound Current" as he calls it.

Check it out on Bandcamp if you haven't yet.

Are the remastered versions of #2 and 3 noticeably different from the original Bandcamp versions? 

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: August 29, 2015, 09:03:39 PM »
I don't know how I would deal with losing internet for 2 months. 2 hours is bad enough.

Mo Boma - Jijimuge One: Hut Song/Chronos

Jijimuge is a great album. Not a lot out there quite like it. The closest comparison point would be Jon Hassell, who actually discovered the band and helped them to get signed to Extreme Records back in the day.

Mo Boma's four Extreme disks are some of the best things ever released on that label.  Beautiful, creative music.

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Steve Roach Etheric Imprints
« on: July 13, 2015, 12:38:25 PM »
After a few listens, I gotta say "meh".  If it weren't for Steve's name being on this, I doubt it'd get noticed amidst all the other great music out there.  I'll pass on this one, and patiently await his next release, hoping he recaptures some of that old magic while pushing new boundaries.

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Alio Die on BC
« on: February 17, 2015, 12:24:24 PM »
LOL, yeah I figured history, or maybe a proxy server.   ;)

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Alio Die on BC
« on: February 17, 2015, 12:04:34 PM »
I don't know if this is the 'new reality' or not, but BC is unique (as far as I'm aware) in that it lets people stream releases in effect. I've heard that may change, even iTunes limits listening to a preview. Naturally this differs from a service like Spotify, but it seems to me to be the same thing in effect, it's just that listening is free on BC.

I understand the artist deciding to limit their tracks and I also understand that the listener wants to hear the full release (which is what I currently do with my material)

Bandcamp does limit the number of times you can stream something.  I was streaming a Mick Chillage album last week; this week I tried to listen again, but I got a pop-up telling me to open my wallet.  I clicked "no thanks"; now when I hit play, the same pop-up window appears, and I can't stream it anymore.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: January 27, 2015, 05:22:07 PM »
Also, any other Grassow albums on there that you would recommend? The selection is already staggering.

I've been streaming his stuff for days now; lots of good stuff.  "Through Past In Future " was today's highlight, tribal ambient with some strange guitar/drum bits on the last track.  Worth a listen.

Now Playing / Re: Heavy music: turn it up to eleven!
« on: October 07, 2014, 01:19:26 PM »
As for guitartists - who are the killer axe-men these days ?, I've not heard much in the way of 'hot solos' of late.

Isaiah Mitchell (Earthless) is pretty amazing; more psych than metal, but holy crap he can play.

Hi Jesse, good to see you made it over here!   :)

I've listened to quite a few of your tracks; you definitely have a Muslimgauze vibe going on, which is a good thing.  Add some strong, tasty bass lines, and you might be a good fit with the Broken Drum label, home of Secret Archives of the Vatican:

Me likee!

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: RIP Pete Namlook
« on: May 05, 2014, 10:36:05 AM »
I'm a huge fan of the "Labyrinth" series he did with Lorenzo Montana.  Five releases, all fantastic.

Everything and Nothing / Re: Does this woman want me to ask her out?
« on: April 22, 2014, 02:35:12 PM »
...Especially since she is a coworker in the office.

Wait a minute...  Is this the same co-worker who now won't talk to you?


Everything and Nothing / Re: Does this woman want me to ask her out?
« on: April 22, 2014, 02:30:03 PM »
I don't regret anything I've ever done, but I sure do regret things I DIDN'T do. 

Ask her out!

then copy this twice and shift them by 1/3 and 2/3 the length of the original sound so you end up with 3 tracks of 10 minutes:

A:  ............/............/............/............/............/etc
B:       ............/............/............/............/............/etc
C:           ............/............/............/............/............/etc

Another trick is to time-stretch the B and C tracks:

A:  .........../.........../.........../.........../.........../etc
B:       ............./............./............./............./............./etc
C:           ................/................/................/................/................/etc

They then gradually get out of sync the longer they play, eliminating any sense of a steady rhythm, and ensuring that the whole soundfield is constantly evolving.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: December 13, 2013, 09:08:40 PM »
I've been on a huge Docetism kick lately; great stuff, deep dub drones.  Not sure what the religious theme has to do with any of it, but the music is solid.  Highly recommended.

Thanks Mike, I'll take a look at that.  But she's moved on to her ipad, so I don't think she'll use the laptop ever again anyway.  lol


My wife bought a laptop right when Win 8 came out, and had to get it, despite wanting 7.  She hates it so much she never uses that computer.  I've tried to get used to it, but it forces me to completely change the way I use the desktop, etc., so I don't use it either.  Very expensive paperweight.   >:(

Roach's newer stuff seems to be "low level listening" music, more for background than deep focus.  It has a place, IMO, but it's not why I like Roach.

The more active 'tribal' stuff from 10-15 years ago is more engaging to my ears.

Time Fragments all sold; Beequeen still available.

Hi Richard; check your messages.


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