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I have to agree with everything written above. Outfolding was, also the first album I bought of Saul's and it was my first Hypnos purchase years ago. This led me to buy every release of Saul's I could find and am still buying everyting he puts out. This was what also got me interested in the Hypnos forum. I can't wait for Villa Galaxia to come out.      Harry

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Loren Nerell's "Taksu"
« on: June 24, 2008, 09:01:34 PM »
I agree, Lilin Dewa is a really enjoyable album.    Harry

Everything and Nothing / Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY MIKE!
« on: June 16, 2008, 01:21:40 PM »
Glad you had a good birthday, Mike. The beach sounds nice and it's probably not 100' there like it is here. Looks like there are a bunch of 50 year olds on this list. If any of you kids want to earn some extra spending money this summer, I could use someone to mow my lawn. ;) It's too hot for me.   Harry

"Three votes so far. Keep 'em coming!"  :-)                                    Make that Four.   Harry         

Everything and Nothing / Re: frog sounds
« on: June 10, 2008, 08:52:35 PM »
Every time we get a good rain here in San Antonio, I go out and listen to the frogs and think , I need to record this. I never do. You guys have inspired me with your recordings. Next time it rains here, if it ever does again, I am going to record me some dadgum frogs.  ;D     Thanks,   Harry

Well said, Jason!!

18 words a minute with only one error!!!  I did have to stop for a short time, though, as I was afraid the keyboard might overheat.  ;)     Harry

I have to agree with Antdude. I wish I could get everything ambient from Hypnos. There are other labels that do a good job. but none give the service that I get from Hypnos. Whenever I see something that looks interesting to me, I always do a search at the Hypnos store to see if I can get it there first. Lena and Mike do a great job. [End of advertisement ;) ]     Harry

Art and Literature, Movies and TV / Re: Now reading
« on: April 24, 2008, 09:15:05 PM »
  Environmentalism is treated as the most deranged, anti-business, anti-social kind of sociopathic craziness possible.  I'm not exactly a Greenpeace or Sierra Club member, but this still kind of bugs me.
                                                                                                                       I couldn't agree more. I am a pretty politically conservative person, but I have always considered myself an environmentalist. I come from a family of ranchers/farmers who are very environmentally focused. After all, their living comes from the environment. I feel that the term environmentalist has been hijacked, so to speak, by some radicals which makes the rest of us a little uncomfortable with the label. We have to protect what we have and should do so passionately, but extremism seldom helps win people over. Just my $.02 .    Harry

Hypnos Label Releases / Re: CD release: Matt Borghi - Huronic Minor
« on: April 17, 2008, 09:05:34 PM »
Ooh!! 8) That sounds good. I love the Secret Sounds releases! Great music, good price.    Harry

Art and Literature, Movies and TV / Re: Now reading
« on: April 13, 2008, 01:56:38 PM »
Anyone read or have any thoughts on David Toop's "Haunted Weather".  I just started it today and find myself only able to read small portions at a sitting. I had the same trouble with his "Oceans of Sound". There is so much information and so many names I have to stop after a brief read just to try and absorb what I have read. If I don't, I find myself just reading words and not absorbing much. It took me almost 6 months to finish "Oceans of Sound" and I'm not sure I'm up for a long read like that right now. Don't get me wrong, I did enjoy Oceans... , it just wasn't easy. Not that I expect all of my reads to be easy, but I guess I'm trying to psych myself up to commit to it.  :-\

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Wonderful World of Gamelan
« on: April 03, 2008, 09:10:41 PM »
I,too, am ignorant of different systems of gamelan. I do enjoy it when I hear it, though. It is definitely a music to get lost in. This week I have been listening a lot to Loren Nerell's "Lilin Dewa" release. I know it isn't "pure" gamelan, but enjoyable just the same. Hopefully, Loren and others will weigh in on this subject with some recommendations.    Harry

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Steve Roach discussion
« on: April 01, 2008, 09:14:42 PM »


I have about 30 Roach CDs, and I like less than half of 'em... but when he's good, he's great!
[/quote]                                                                                                                      Hear! Hear!

Everything and Nothing / Re: found sounds
« on: February 27, 2008, 02:21:50 PM »
I remember reading somewhere quite some time ago about someone putting mice in a tympani and recording the scratching sounds of them trying to climb out. Possibly for "The Exorcist"? Also, I think it was on "Consequences" by Godley and Creme that kitty litter was spread on top of a tympani and recorded after being struck to emulate the sound of a stampede.    Harry

Everything and Nothing / Re: found sounds
« on: February 26, 2008, 10:16:48 PM »
Great thread! There are so many. I have a ceramic dumbek I turned upside down and put a few marbles in it. Swirl it around with a slight shake every once in awhile. Lots of fun!!  Let's hear some more.   Harry

Everything and Nothing / Re: Favorite toys from when we were kids
« on: February 22, 2008, 02:37:18 PM »

Can't blame my mom for that one, though I wasn't too happy that she tossed my baseball card collection when I went to college.  Of course, whose mom didn't do that?


Exactly. You leave it behind, it's a fair sacrifice for the great yard sale gods! My old room is now my mom's sort of "all around" room, (den, sewing room, movie room, etc). Bye bye, Raggedy Ann & Andy, hello Fabio workout videos!
     My mom is still trying to get me and my brothers to get all of our stuff out of the house.  ;D The bad part is that we are all in our 50's! My middle brother finally got his 1968 Triumph 650 out of her garage that has been there for 35 years!!!  ::)     Harry

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Waves of Wanderer
« on: February 22, 2008, 02:26:21 PM »
I've been listening to Wanderer quite a bit recently. Another really high quality release from Giorgio.  You mentioned in a note to me awhile back that you may be using some new instruments on your next release. Possibly some oboe and harp? I know you've been looking at harps some for awhile.    Harry

Everything and Nothing / Re: Favorite toys from when we were kids
« on: February 21, 2008, 02:31:21 PM »
I also had collection of Hot Wheels--too bad I don't know what happened to them.

Well, if you're like me, you moved out & your mom sold them in a yard sale for ten cents each...

Yeah, That happened to me too. That's also what we did with our kid's stuff, as well. When I was growing up, we were a military family. We moved about every two or three years , so a lot of stuff either was given to charities, friends or thrown away. My nephew now has my Matchbox cars collection and Tonka toys and my youngest brother still has my baseball cards from the 50's and 60's that i gave him years ago.    Harry

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: February 16, 2008, 05:47:57 PM »
Picked up some used cd's on a trip to Austin, TX last weekend at Waterloo Records and Cheapo's.
  • "The Hangman's Beautiful Daughter" by The Incredible String Band
  • "Just A Collection Of Antiques And Curios " and "From The Witchwood" by the Strawbs
  I have all of these on vinyl, but seldom get them out to listen to. I guess I needed a little rennaissance style folk again. It's like running into some old friends.   Harry

Most of my stuff is from the 60's and 70's. Psychedelic bands like Quicksilver, Jefferson Airplane, 13th Floor Elevators, etc. I also have a lot of Cream, Traffic, Van Morrison, Hendrix, Soft Machine, Led Zeppellin, Dylan etc. In the 70's I got more into prog-rock stuff. ELP, Yes, Genesis and everything by Jade Warrior and a little jazz. Later in the 70's and early 80's started picking up some Eno, Steve Roach, Patrick O'Hearn , Kitaro and lots of new age. I VERY reluctantly made the switch to cd as lp's became harder to find.    Harry

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