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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: April 21, 2015, 05:40:12 PM »
Aphex Twin - Syro
I wasn't expecting to like this as much I do.  Not bad!

Forrest

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Everything and Nothing / Re: Vinyl Reissues vs Originals
« on: April 21, 2015, 05:38:30 PM »
According to Kehayas, the golden age of record-making was 1960-1972 for UK and U.S. releases.

I generally agree, but for different reasons.  The oil embargo in the mid-70s created PVC shortages that really affected the quality of vinyl, as some of the majors like Capitol seriously degraded the quality of their own pressings by mixing "recycled" LPs in with what used to be "virgin" vinyl.  The pressings during this period were very noisy, poorly mastered and often pressed off-center.

Forrest

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I think you might have mistaken this forum for the "ambient booty call" message board, which this isn't.... ;)

Forrest

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Very nifty, Pete! (both the rework and the video)...Don't know why, but your rework makes me think of a bubble bath.

Forrest

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: iOS - useful for an ambient musician ?
« on: April 17, 2015, 08:36:48 AM »
Reminds me of the digital v. analog flame wars of yesteryear.  Why live in a binary universe?

iOS sounds like an interesting platform for trying out different approaches to sound generation, like some of the Jordan Rudess apps.

Forrest

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Crumbs from last night's dinner, marching slowly to a watery grave...very nice, Andy.   :)

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Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: Forrest Fang news
« on: April 07, 2015, 09:46:53 AM »
Great multiple exposures, Forrest !

Thanks.  Part of my campaign for world dominance;)....

The Echoes segment will be rebroadcast over the weekend, which is nice.

Forrest

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Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: Forrest Fang news
« on: April 06, 2015, 07:52:07 AM »
John Diliberto's (Echoes) interview segment with me will be broadcast this evening:

https://www.facebook.com/EchoesFans

It should be available on podcast via iTunes within a few weeks.

My 50-minute mix of music and influences is also up on the Solenopole site now:

http://solenopole.blogspot.com/2015/03/emission-solenomix-forrest-fang.html

Forrest

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Everything and Nothing / Re: April Fools Day ignored and denied???
« on: April 02, 2015, 10:33:34 PM »
Maybe she meant that she didn't understand your joke ??  It's possible that she might have been mad about it.

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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 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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