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Everything and Nothing / Re: Did you ever like KISS?
« on: December 13, 2014, 03:45:05 PM »
Not my cup of tea.

Just downloaded. Sounds really good so far.

Everything and Nothing / Re: What is the Hypnos Forum to you ?
« on: September 27, 2014, 10:02:54 PM »

Everything and Nothing / Re: What is the Hypnos Forum to you ?
« on: September 26, 2014, 04:24:53 PM »
I came her originally to learn more about ambient music and what was out there and where I could find. it. Over time, I've gotten to know people on the forum and it's become a comfortable and mostly civilized place to discuss and learn about many things. It's a lot better for me to read and participate in discussions with people I know even though I've never physically met anyone on this forum. It feels like home.

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Sorry Pete Kelly....On Inspiration
« on: September 21, 2014, 08:47:42 PM »

If someone has a hard time ever focusing in enough to finish anything, then maybe the opposite advice would be better!
That's not the first time I've heard that.  ;D

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Sorry Pete Kelly....On Inspiration
« on: September 21, 2014, 01:41:44 PM »
Well said, Mike. I seem to have the opposite problem, though. In the past, I tended to be very loose with my first attempts at recording something. Where I had my problems was going back and fixing what was wrong with it. Some time back I was listening to some pieces I had recorded in the mid 1980's ( a time when I was most prolific). I kept wondering why I didn't go back and rerecord some of the pieces or fix what was wrong in what I had recorded. I would record something very raw and then move on to something else. Short attention span, maybe? Anyway, I'm trying to get back to recording now that I am getting past my awkwardness with recording on a computer ( I bought an outboard recorder). I'm going to make a real attempt at finishing what I start.

Everything and Nothing / Re: Robots and Donuts - the art of Eric Joyner
« on: September 19, 2014, 02:41:58 PM »
These are great! I especially like the kid and robot watching Star Trek.

Interesting album. I did really enjoy it. My favorite track is Perception Shift. I also enjoyed World Without Sky. Actually there weren't any bad tracks. I did catch myself starting to drift off while listening to this album. I was thinking that ambient music is one of the few forms of music where falling asleep while listening can be considered a compliment.  ;) Look forward to hearing more from you.


Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Gear: Studio shots by Deb
« on: July 22, 2014, 08:46:41 PM »
Roland HPD-15. I love that instrument!

Everything and Nothing / Re: Happy July 19!
« on: July 19, 2014, 02:20:09 PM »
Hi Wayne. It's good to see you back! When do we get to hear Oenyaw # 36?

I remember once years ago seeing an ad for Keith Emerson's Hammond L100 that he used live for years. It was being bid on for outrageous money. Why would anyone pay big bucks for an organ that had been pushed over, whipped and had daggers stuck in it night after night? Beats me.

Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Loren Nerell Interview
« on: June 07, 2014, 04:05:33 PM »
JKN posted this on facebook recently. I thought Hypnos Forum members might be interested.  "My buddy Loren Nerell will be interviewed live on KSBR's "The Morning Breeze" Sunday June 8th from 10am-11an (PST).

Sam Rosenthal (Projekt Records) posted: Join host Donna Jo Thornton for a conversation about TREE OF LIFE, Loren's new Projekt Records collaboration with Mark Seelig. Listen on the web: buy the album:
KSBR Webcast
Jazz! FM 88.5 KSBR Radio, Keeping Orange County Jazzed from Saddleback College in Mission Viejo, KSBR's primary format is contemporary jazz."

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: What synths did O÷phoi used?
« on: May 26, 2014, 04:02:53 PM »
I think the Filter Factory can be had pretty cheaply on ebay still.

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: What synths did O÷phoi used?
« on: May 26, 2014, 09:51:50 AM »
The green one at the top looks like the Elektrix Filter Factory.

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: NI Reaktor 5 Sale
« on: May 23, 2014, 03:04:58 PM »
When they put this stuff on sale it's a great deal. I bought the Komplete 9 upgrade recently , I already have Komplete 5. I think I paid around $150. Pete's right, Reaktor alone can keep you busy a long time by itself.

Here's what I wrote about this one on my facebook page:

Tree of Life by Loren Nerell and Mark Seelig is hands down one of the best ambient albums I've heard in a long time. I've been fortunate to hear early versions and the final master before release... so I've heard this many times over the last few months.

The album is truly a "journey" - it starts slow and minimal - gorgeous hints of percussion, drones and textural background. Mark Seelig plays a jaw dropping flute line through much of the first half of the album. The blending of the flute with the backdrop is so dead on perfect.

The percussion later builds into a section where the percussion and rhythm comes to the forefront. Recorded partially in a group setting when Mark and family from Germany were visiting Loren in California.

And then... we hit the moment where the percussion comes to a sudden stop, and we drop into the brilliant gamelan playing by Loren Nerell. Wow. Simply... wow. So deliciously tasteful.

Highly, highly recommended.
I have to agree with John. This is one of the best ambient releases I have heard in quite some time. I recommend getting this in the 2-pack offered from Projekt including Byron Nelson and Mark Seelig's Intention. These two cd's go together very nicely.

I found it. Harry Bertoia was the artist. Forrest Fang was actually the one who pointed me to him in a discussion I had started about an electric gong exhibit in Austin several years ago. Here's a great video if anyone is interested.

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