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Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: Forrest Fang news
« on: March 23, 2015, 05:12:57 PM »
SOME STRAY MUSIC, AN UPCOMING MIX AND AN UPCOMING ECHOES INTERVIEW

An update:  I've just posted 2 additional pieces to my "odds and sods" Soundcloud page.  One is an unreleased piece from around the time I was recording Gongland, and the other is a minimalist electronic piece I recorded over the weekend to test out some new sounds.

I was recently invited by French radio program Solenopole to provide a 50-minute mix of my music and influences.  The show's mixes are streamable off the internet.  Past participants have included Rapoon and Laszlo Hortobagyi.  I'll let you know when my mix becomes available.  Some past mixes are located here:

http://solenopole.blogspot.fr/2011/12/solenomix.html

I was honored to be interviewed this month by John Diliberto for his Echoes radio show.  "Letters To The Farthest Star" made it to his Top 25 for February.  My interview segment is scheduled to air on April 6.

http://echoes.org/2015/03/03/echoes-top-25-for-february-2015/

Two nice reviews of Letters from John Shanahan of Hypnagogue and Peter Thelen of Expose Magazine came in this past week, too (besides Bert Strolenberg's thoughtful one for Sonic Immersion):

http://hypnagogue.net/2015/03/21/forrest-fang-letters-to-the-farthest-star/

http://www.expose.org/index.php/articles/display/forrest-fang-letters-to-the-farthest-star-3

Forrest

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That's fine, Dave.  Have at it!

Forrest

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I'm watching this as I wait for my laundry, which seems appropriate somehow.  :)

Forrest

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Both of Pete's new ones are nice.  He stretches out a bit on Iris to explore new terrain and it does tickle my brain in a good way.  Opaline is especially refined and is in the immersive ambient style I've always enjoyed, though with some interesting sonic twists.

Forrest

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Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: Forrest Fang news
« on: March 15, 2015, 08:31:25 PM »
Thanks, Pete and Scott!  Scott, I'm honored to be the first FLAC for your Pono.  I think both dreamSTATE and Igneous Flame would sound even better in 24-bit sound.

Got your message, Richard!

Forrest

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Robert Rich - Filaments
« on: March 07, 2015, 09:53:47 AM »
Yes, I'm biased, being a friend of Robert's, but I think it's a really good one, especially for those who like the sequencer-based style of his earlier work.  But there's a difference-- Robert told me that the individual parts were played by hand.  The work also has a minimalist feel, too, in the sense of Terry Riley's cyclical works--very hypnotic but with quite a bit of movement.  Interestingly, I don't remember hearing any flute on this one.  Another reference point might be Gaudi.

Forrest

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Listening: Podcasts, Mixes, and Music Sample Clips / Re: Dishwasher drone
« on: February 27, 2015, 03:56:12 PM »
Yes, that's a real nice one, Anthony.  That treated sample almost sounds more like a dishwasher moan!  Would work really nice with a slo-mo video of the inside of a dishwasher (preferably Dave's)..:)

Forrest

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Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: Forrest Fang news
« on: February 25, 2015, 08:29:54 AM »
Thanks, Loren.  I'm glad you liked it.   :)

Forres

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Listening: Podcasts, Mixes, and Music Sample Clips / Re: Dishwasher drone
« on: February 24, 2015, 12:39:15 AM »
Sounds great, Pete!  I especially like the vocoder processing---quite a magnum opus.

Forrest

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Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: Forrest Fang news
« on: February 24, 2015, 12:28:44 AM »
LETTERS TO THE FARTHEST STAR NOW AVAILABLE FROM PROJEKT

My latest album, Letters To The Farthest Star, is now available in physical and CD form directly from Projekt:
http://www.projekt.com/store/product/pro00312/   
It is a fairly ambitious and personal project that I hope resonates with you. The album will be released elsewhere will be March 3. If you order directly from Projekt, you will also receive in digital form 3 ambient remixes/deconstructions I completed this past month of pieces from the album. The beautiful cover image for the album was provided by photographer Maciej Koniuszy.

Regards,
Forrest


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Listening: Podcasts, Mixes, and Music Sample Clips / Re: Dishwasher drone
« on: February 20, 2015, 06:42:10 PM »
Yes, Castleview, that's a nice drone piece.  Sounds like a dishwasher at the bottom of the sea.

Forrest

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Listening: Podcasts, Mixes, and Music Sample Clips / Re: Dishwasher drone
« on: February 19, 2015, 08:30:36 AM »
Thanks, Dave.  I tried pasting the embed code from the Soundcloud website, but couldn't bring up an image.  Glad you guys liked the piece.

Forrest

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Listening: Podcasts, Mixes, and Music Sample Clips / Re: Dishwasher drone
« on: February 18, 2015, 06:58:37 PM »
OK.  Here's my contribution, a miniature:

https://soundcloud.com/forrest-fang/daves-dishwasher-zen-cycle-021815

 :)

Forrest

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Listening: Podcasts, Mixes, and Music Sample Clips / Re: Dishwasher drone
« on: February 18, 2015, 10:31:27 AM »
I'm working on a little piece, too.  Should be fun.

Forrest

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Alio Die on BC
« on: February 09, 2015, 03:04:35 PM »
That makes sense to me, Pete.  I think if listeners understood that most small independent artists receive from little or no income from streaming, they would better understand why more artists have not fully embraced it.  Particularly in the ambient genre, touring hardly makes sense but for a select few, and major labels generally receive higher streaming royalties than small indie labels or individual artists.  Given the generational shift from physical CDs and paid digital downloads to streaming, it's vitally important for the genre's true fans to continue supporting their favorite artists and labels, so that these artists and labels do not just fade away.

Forrest

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Just wrote my own 5-star counterreview.  Hope that it helps!

Forrest

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Everything and Nothing / Re: RIP Edgar Froese
« on: January 24, 2015, 09:38:44 AM »
Froese and TD made a huge impression on me when I started making music.  They were the benchmark for me for 70s EM, and still are, along with Klaus Schulze.  My TD favorites were Phaedra, Ricochet and Rubycon, and Froese's Epsilon in Malaysian Pale ( the original version) was right up there, too.  My thoughts are with his family.

Forrest

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Fog Music 29 by K. Leimer
« on: January 06, 2015, 08:38:07 AM »
Nice to see new music by Kerry Leimer.  He's been creating ambient music since the early 80s and some of his more recent efforts have been particularly inspired.  He runs the Palace of Lights label, which dates back to the heyday of Eurock.

Forrest

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Pete, it works on my iPad, though it only displays vertically as a visual, though not a big problem. 

Maybe there should be a non-IOS version, too, so that ambient music lovers like Richard aren't left out??

Forrest

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I've been listening to your app for the better part of this evening, Scott.  Really gorgeous and expansive ambient textures that seem to morph continuously.  Very hard to tell at times whether a piece is beginning or ending, which in this case is a good thing!  Congratulations!

My favorite of the Eno apps is Scape.  Great textures in that one, though the ability to save textures you've created seems to be limited.

Forrest

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