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Everything and Nothing / Re: Damn MySpace hackers!
« on: December 20, 2007, 12:30:57 PM »
but a password like "3-gN4u_V" might take (literally) more like 50 years of random guessing attempts.

WTF... Griff, you, you... of all the guesses in the world, how did you know?  Gotta run, I've got some accounts I need to change if you know what I mean. ::) ;D

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Techno Music
« on: December 15, 2007, 09:16:24 PM »
This'll keep me busy.  I thank you all.

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Ron Boots
« on: December 15, 2007, 09:13:30 PM »
Tainted Bare Skin is a landmark release from master soundscapist, Ron Boots Like all Ronís music, this is not subtle.

Yeah, this was what I was kind of assuming.  Don't know if my heart can take a full cd of the driving sequencers... Thanks, I appreciate all the info.

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Techno Music
« on: December 14, 2007, 10:09:33 PM »
The Ron Boots thread makes me want to post something long-desired.  Some people were dusting off (no pun intended) their chemical brothers music in the now playing thread recently.  Even though a lot of people thought they sold out once they ditched the big-beat format in their later years,  I happen to have very fond memories of 1999's Surrender, and listened to it a couple days ago.  It still sounds great from beginning to end- love the lead singer of Mazzy Star contributing on that hazy piece.  Their subsequent albums got progressively less interesting although there are some real gems of jams to be found. Daft Punk's Discovery is another really neat album.  The sampling in that is as original to me as The Dust Brothers' work on The Beastie Boys Paul's Boutique

Is this genre dead?  Anybody still enjoy this type of music and have some relevant recommendations?   I mean, I guess it can be ambient-techno or lounge, but the mid to high energy stuff (basement jaxx, aforementioned artists, etc.), you know, that vein would be especially appreciated.  Thank you 8) 

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Ron Boots
« on: December 14, 2007, 09:51:57 PM »
Ron Boots is an artist I've always wanted to hear, but finding sound samples of his discs is really hard.  I'm intrigued after reading the reviews, and now Hypnos has some new issues of Tainted Bare Skin... would anyone recommend that?  The loud driving sequencer stuff kind of turns me off, but the descriptions say there are beats and techno influences, so it's hard to imagine, yet intriguing.  I enjoy the more moderate or even keeled sequencer music, maybe with occasional crescendos, so some of these described "energetic tracks", well I just don't know about (that's why some of the DiN descriptions usually I just pass on)  I've enjoyed TD's Phaedra, Dweller at the Threshold's Oouroburos... some dub too like Bluetech is cool.  So, who likes Ron Boots and why?  Or why not? 

Also, a quick question for Mike:  any chance of getting Rudy Adrian and Ron Boots "Across the Silver River" back in stock?  Maybe it's out of print...

Everything and Nothing / Re: Crazy Indian Video and Laughter Club
« on: December 13, 2007, 11:39:20 PM »
That's some good stuff, 9Drag... now please, at your leisure, I invite you to do combine your laughter yoga with this clip, keeping in line with the Indian theme:  (might want to put all sharp objects and hot drinks down before proceeding)

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Steve Roach discussion
« on: December 13, 2007, 02:28:50 PM »
I really like "Early Man". There's some wonderful and unusual sound design and processing on that one, and it sounds quite different to all his other albums, too.

A funny thing I noticed recently while listening to Artifacts is that there are about 3 slower pieces on the album... Those tracks got me thinking "wow, this sounds like inspiration for Early Man", which of course was created several years later.  Aside from that there are many some obvious differences but Artifacts sounds like foreshadowing just in certain spots.

Everything and Nothing / Re: Photo Thread
« on: December 10, 2007, 05:53:49 PM »
Thanks for resurrecting this thread!  Here's me and Macchu Picchu.

Everything and Nothing / Re: a poll
« on: December 06, 2007, 01:59:47 PM »
Yes!  Cheese is winning.  Nothing brightens a room like beautiful shades of cheese.

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