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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Ghost Box
« on: September 09, 2010, 12:22:20 PM »
Glad it's not Just me!

In connection with this, it transpires that "Jon Brooks" the artist behind "advisory circle" used to go under the name of "King of Woolworths".  I suppose since the demise of Woolworths in the UK he had to change his name (only joking!).

Still, three great albums, the last 2 in particular.  Very cheap to pick up as well, I managed to pick up all 3 for about £10 new.  Here's couple of links.

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Namlook selling rare FAX on Discogs
« on: September 09, 2010, 12:10:44 PM »
My point was that titles that were declared "sold out" years ago emerging 15 years later for sale at $80 a pop means they weren't REALLY "sold out" back then. 

They're sold out once you decide you don't want to sell any more.  I think it's completly fair after all most artists aren't going to have any money to pay into a pension fund.

Some good advice there John. Thanks.

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Runningonair Music– Market Stall
« on: September 05, 2010, 02:48:07 AM »
This Q&A session gives a real insight into how “Systems out of Chance” came about and how it was put together.  The discussion came about as result of Tom’s research into “music visualisation…. looking at Generative Systems and ways that music can be visualised using systems in order to create some form of graphic score as an outcome”.  Thanks to Tom for his interest as it certainly helped me to clarify my thoughts regarding the piece.

That looks nice! I must say, I am a little jealous. One of my goals as a musician is to create an installation environment for a public display-- something you have already succeeded in doing.

I can tell you, it's a lot of hard work!  but worth it in the end.  I've started on a second one, it should have 8 screens if it all comes together.

“Systems out of Chance” - CD/DVD/Booklet - Reissue - £7.99

 “The Systems out of Chance project was the result of a series of dialogues: a dialogue between image maker Craig Burston and composer Joe Evans working in collaboration; a dialogue between the subjective and the objective; a dialogue between chance and structure; a three-way dialogue between text, image and sound.”
Sam Gathercole, art writer, March 2010
A collaboration between composer Joe Evans and image maker Craig Burston resulted in Systems out of Chance being shown at the Parfitt Gallery, Croydon, March 2010. Six speakers and three portrait monitors were synched to create an immersive audio-visual triptych born out of a shared love of systems, chaos and the everyday. The Fibonacci sequence was adopted as a formula to take the initial photographs shown in temporal sequence and transpose them into other sensory forms.
The soundtrack throws light on Joe’s lightness of touch and knack of making the mathematical sound human and the chaotic sound warm. Naked piano is within touching distance of low key drones and machine noise.
The companion DVD is the latest result in Craig’s on-going quest to find the beauty within the banal and dark within light. Lost and discarded gloves are transposed into colour charts and dry descriptions akin to witness statements or blog tags.
Notes: Ltd edition CD/DVD in hand made packaging. DVD comes with exclusive surround sound remix version. This is the second official release on Runningonair music.

Artist: Runningonair
Title: Click Continue
Label: Runningonair Music
Catalogue #: RM003
Release Date: 09/07/10
Musical Style: Electronic, Acid, Dubstep, Experimental

The Release:
The “Click Continue” EP, whilst being essentially a remix CD, seeks new territory within the genre. A collection of artists of diverse styles have created 4 new tracks which are then united by an over lying musical form.

“Runningonair” is joined by “Dan Lo-Fi” and “Chocolate Girl” in the completion of this project.

“Click Continue” is available as an mp3 download and CD-R.

The Tracks:
Click – Introduction
This piece starts pleasantly enough but builds to a distorted goose stepping climax, which descends into a short lived bass violin drone.
Click Continue (Dan Lo-Fi Acid Coda Remix)
The first collaborative track immediately lifts the mood by introducing direct quotes from the original and then moves on quickly into an upbeat IDM interpretation.
Click – Interlude
Slowing the pace down, various phrases are stretched to the edge of recognition.  Digital artefacts invade the soundscape as does new thematic ideas. Overall the mood is calm and reflective.  An accompanying video of “Click – Interlude” is also included on the disc, accessible through a PC or other computer.
Click Continue (Chocolate Girl Remix)
The second collaborative track sparingly combines original elements and a slew of new material into an engaging dubstep mix.
Click Continue (Original Mix)
The Disc finishes with the original track exactly as it appears on the album “Out of Process”.

The Artists:
More information about the artists can be found at the following sites:

Dan Lo-Fi
Chocolate Girl

For further information, etc, e-mail

It looks like a couple of tracks made it over to SomaFM on their "Mission Control" channel.

Systems out of Chance V3 reduced


On hold part 1

Thanks for the support!

It's taken 6 months to get this one together but it's finally here

It's a real mixture of electronic styles.  The link takes you to a video of the most chilled track on the disc.  I'll try to get few more samples up soon.

Found this podcast which includes a track from "Out of Process".  This is an interesting podcast anyway, as it cover wide range of musical styles, so is well worth listening to.


Thanks for the welcome.  I’ve been impressed by the wide spectrum of musical tastes displayed on this site.  It seems that it’s a good place to let people know what you’re up to.

On that subject, I guess I could go on for while.  There are a number of projects on the go but I’ll stick with a bit a background first for this post.

Runningonair Music was setup last year as a publisher and record label for runningonair (that’s me).  I’ve actually been doing music for ages, at least since the ‘80s but I decided that I needed to finish a CD project before they stopped being produced all together ;-)
The first album “Out of process” a comment on our IT centric world.  Has been received well by all of the reviewers I’ve sent it too, including some of the people on this forum (see below).  I have to say it is an unusual album largely because the material on it was created over a period of 10 years.  There are a wide variety of styles ranging from down tempo, electronic, minimalist, soundtrack and dare I even say rock!, well maybe.

I doubt, I’ll produce anything quite like this again.  Check it out here:

There are a lot of free samples and downloads above so you should be well informed, if you decide to make a purchase.  For anyone in Canada/US there are a number of disks at the ping things site.

There is a spin off EP “Click Continue” on the way more of that later.

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Ghost Box
« on: June 15, 2010, 06:45:40 AM »
For anyone that would like to try something a bit different, I'd recommend the above record label.  My particular favourite artist on the label is "The Advisory Circle".

It's difficult to describe exactly except to say it's electronic, heavily sampled and the themes include British Sci-Fi, public information films, hammer horror and a great deal of sonic imagery from the early seventies.

They're doing an offer on Cds at the moment so now is probably a good time to check them out.

I'd be interested to hear what people think about them.

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: New William Basinski
« on: June 15, 2010, 03:38:04 AM »
Partly based on this post and a bit of my own research, I've been listening to some of Basinski's work.  I like the way the tape distortion and drop out is part of the music.  The only problem I have with it is that some of the tracks are just too long.  However I did find this on spotify

Melancholia, It comprises of 13 tracks and therefore encompasses a range of moods.

Also if you like Basinski, you might also like this (according to the Boomkat review at least)

I think both forms are completely acceptable.  The key really is if anyone is willing to pay.

The convenience of digital is the main advantage but there are disadvantages, the move away from hi-fi up until now the quality has been getting better but not with mp3s.  Also, a move away from good quality speakers.  I know a number of people who don't use speakers anymore.

Also, with physical release as a producer you need to add more.  This is something I've been considering and as a result I'll be trying to do something a bit different with the covers, as well as do a bit of video.

In conclusion I prefer a physical release which then quickly gets ripped to the iPhone.  If I'm listening on speakers, I reach for the CD.

not sure how to respond to that!


Hi John,

Enjoying your latest podcast!   :)

Thanks,  It's the trees in the back garden, unfortunately the sky isn't always that blue.  :)

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Favorite Ambient Videos?
« on: June 10, 2010, 02:15:46 AM »
Here's something I just put together as a promo for a new release, hence my current favourite.


I have to say wish I had found this place sometime ago, anyway better late than never.  I'll certainly be checking out a lot of posts here.

As a music producer myself, I thought it might be worth introducing a bit of my work particularly as it seems to keep popping up in various podcasts.

there's various tasters here:

As well as a full download of "Blue White" here:
For anyone that lives in San Francisco your may recognise the sound of the Bay.  The track was actually inspired by a trip there in '04.

I'd be happy to hear what people think.


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