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Everything and Nothing / Re: Who you will vote ?
« on: October 31, 2008, 12:49:04 PM »
Unfortunately, web forums are not good at self-policing.

I'd have to agree with this, and would go further to say that it's almost a universal truth.  Recent events have cast doubt on the viability of "enlightened" self-interest, and on a smaller level, isn't it always the case that it takes one or a few selfish people to spoil it for everyone else?  It's almost as if you need rules to keep people on their best behavior once you've exceeded a certain critical mass.

Forrest

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: October 31, 2008, 08:13:43 AM »
Well, after over half a year of waiting, my copy of Natural Snow Buildings, "The Dance and the Moon and Sun" finally arrived.  It was worth it (if you are into improvisational psychedelia, as I am).  The 2 bonus 3" CDRs are great, too (though they were only available for preorders).

Forrest

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Everything and Nothing / Re: Who you will vote ?
« on: October 31, 2008, 08:10:20 AM »
As extreme protest I'm unsubscribing from this forum. definitively.
(BTW, there are previous bad record about my posts cut out by the censor) ;)
peacefulness and speaking calmly :)
Addio
giorgio

Sorry to see you leave, Giorgio.  Hope that you will reconsider.  Thanks to you, I've checked out Susan Alcorn's wonderful pedal steel music and hope you will continue to share your interests and insights in the future with us.

Forrest

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Darren,

Many thanks for your continued support.  It's really appreciated.

Forrest

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I think moderation is the key here.  I don't think there's a problem with announcing the CD per se; it's the hourly updates about the number of copies left and the gratuitous weekly "bumps" that are irritating.  Also, it would be nice if you made some non-ad-related comments every now and then, so we knew a little bit more about you.

Forrest

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Everything and Nothing / Re: Who you will vote ?
« on: October 29, 2008, 10:04:43 PM »
Having been singed the few times I participated in the "no holds barred" debates, I can't say that I miss the section that much.  But if that section were to be brought back, I think at a minimum that the use of real names should be required.  It's too easy to hide inflammatory remarks behind a fake name.  I want to communicate with a real person, not a avatar.

Forrest

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Speaking of annoying, I don't care a whole lot for "bumps" of ads, especially when the bumpers don't contribute to the discussion of the forum, other than to talk about how cool their releases are.

Forrest

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Everything and Nothing / Re: automated political announcements
« on: October 29, 2008, 06:59:45 PM »
Actually, robocalls about my car insurance or carpet cleaning bother me more.  At least there is an end point to a political campaign.

Forrest

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Everything and Nothing / Re: If you could recommend one book
« on: October 29, 2008, 06:56:14 PM »
OK, somewhat of a dark horse, but I'd vote for:

Mikhail Bulgakov's The Master & Margarita.

My second choice would be Vonnegut's Cat's Cradle, or maybe his Breakfast of Champions.

Forrest



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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: October 29, 2008, 06:41:54 PM »
Yep, I'd have to agree that the new Orsi (Audio for Lovers) is a really nice one, even with the overlap with his prior 3" releases.  The only Orsi releases that haven't done that much for me are "Wildflowers Under the Sofa" and "Find Electronica," both of which sounded like 5 minute pieces stretched to album length.  "Audio for Lovers" reminded me in places of mid-70s instrumental Eno and maybe even Laraaji's "Day of Radiance" (Ambient 3) album.

Been enjoying Haruomi Hosono's new CD (Archives No. 1), which compares favorably with his ambient work in the mid-80s.

Forrest

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Do you have anything else from Last Visible Dog?  I really like the work from Area C, Peter Wright (of course), and The Birdtree.
Fern


FYI, the new Fabio Orsi on Last Visible Dog has some previously released material on 2/3's of disc two.  I haven't heard it yet, but this dampens my enthusiasm somewhat.  I haven't seen any mention of this elsewhere, except on the listing at dscogs.com:
http://www.discogs.com/release/1492542

Forrest

712
Everything and Nothing / Re: Ancient Gugin Music
« on: October 12, 2008, 10:07:38 AM »
Not sure if I've mentioned the guqin player Sou Si-tai, but was listening to his recent album "The Fisherman and the Woodcutter" last night and it is not to  be missed by and guqin fan. He made his own instrument, and uses silk strings, and has a very old world, silent drift style that enhances the space and distance. Absolutely wonderful, with all kinds of clicky, cicada like microsounds going on in there.

http://guqin.mybesthost.com/en/index.cgi/SouSitaiNewAlbum2007

And once again I would recommend the great Portland, OR, store Timbuktunes as the place to get it:

http://www.timbuktunes.com/cd/cd-info.php?ttcode=TT-23882&title=China%3A+le+p%EAcheur+et+le+b%FBcheron+%28the+fisherman+and+the+woodcutter%29



Sounds interesting.  I prefer silk to metal strings on the gu zheng.  Has a quieter, more subtle sound like a koto, as opposed to the thin twang of, say, a Vietnamese zither.

Forrest

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: October 12, 2008, 10:02:23 AM »
Does anyone remember the Staalplaat issue of Nocturnal Emission's "Blasphemous Rumours"?
Came in a circular metal tin packed with sand.  Sand. 
Jason
infractionrecords.com

Sounds like a CD player's worst nightmare.  Maybe it was intended as an homage to the sandpaper sleeve of the Durutti Column's first album.

Forrest

714
Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Singing Bowls
« on: October 09, 2008, 11:06:01 PM »
I think you could probably find a Tibetan or Nepalese singing bowl for under $100 on the web, but the nicer ones will probably run you several hundred dollars.  A Tibetan folk musician I knew joked that the singing bowls were used for storing beer.

Forrest

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Everything and Nothing / Re: Dream Collaborations
« on: October 08, 2008, 10:03:40 AM »
Forrest Fang and Off the Sky.  Both have an unorthodox style, would be interesting.

Well, that would be interesting, but not as interesting as Steve Roach and Britney Spears.  :)

Forrest

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Everything and Nothing / Re: itunes question - MP3 conversion?
« on: October 08, 2008, 10:01:27 AM »
That's too bad.  There's db Audio powerAmp, but it's not freeware and may not be worth the $ if you only have a few files to convert.  Maybe there's some time-limited shareware out there that will do it.

Forrest

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: October 08, 2008, 12:10:14 AM »
Quote
*Insects not included

Well, then count me out...

I'll wait for the special "compost" limited edition box.

Today:

Gregory Taylor - Voiceband Jilt (a little glitchier than his other projects, with very lyrical drones)

Forrest

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Everything and Nothing / Re: itunes question - MP3 conversion?
« on: October 08, 2008, 12:05:20 AM »
Don't know if this will work, but you might try right clicking the track(s) in iTunes and selecting the "convert to mp3" option.  I know that this works for converting .wav files to mp3.

Forrest

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Everything and Nothing / Re: Drones
« on: September 30, 2008, 10:10:20 PM »
I'm not sure how far back the beginnings of ambient drone can be traced, but I think that classical Indian music and the music of early minimalists such as LaMonte Young and Terry Riley are certainly in the mix.  Tape delay and synthesizers certainly made it easier to record long tones.  I think there is no right or wrong way to create a drone, though I personally prefer complex drones, both as to pitch and timbre, that fluctuate and drift over time.

Forrest

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: kenji siratori
« on: September 30, 2008, 10:05:40 PM »
That discogs entry is pretty funny.  Odd that so many folks took the bait.  Maybe Siratori is really a computer program or virus.  His poetry certainly does not pass the Turing test.  I think we may have a rough model for creating extensive discographies in the future...why waste time creating music when you can contract it out?

Forrest

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