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Other Ambient (and related) Music / HOS news. . . .ambicon 2013
« on: July 23, 2012, 08:07:53 PM »
Anybody here listen to Hearts of Space?

I thought this is interesting news that I received over the weekend.

HEARTS OF SPACE 30TH & 40TH ANNIVERSARIES: AMBICON 2013, MAY 3-4-5, 2013
HOS was born in 1973 at KPFA-FM in Berkeley. We went national 10 years later in 1983. We're celebrating with a rare and special live event at the EMBASSY SUITES HOTEL and CONFERENCE CENTER here in San Rafael, CA.
Its a conference built around 4 concerts by 8 core Hearts of Space artists including DAVID DARLING, ROBERT RICH, STEVE ROACH, MICHAEL STEARNS, TIM STORY, and more to be announced.
SAVE THE DATE! MAY 3-4-5, 2013. Details on our web site, on Facebook and by email in September.

If this holds true I will be there for the weekend.

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Dead Can Dance 2012
« on: July 23, 2012, 08:02:37 PM »
I guess I will add my input on DCD.
During the week of Tangerine Dream in Santa Barbara and Los Angeles I meet a TD fan from Ventura who mentioned DCD at the Santa Barbara gig. Last week after coming down from a Dream high from the Club Nokia show I started to pull out some of my DCD cd's. A little research on the internet and a few albums later I went ahead and purchased a ticket to the Gibson Theater on Aug 14. I remember reading that they were getting back together and doing a new album and tour. I downloaded some of the new songs from utube. They are sounding great. Cant wait till the release. I cant wit to see DCD live. Never have. Should be funtastik.

And for those who care. . . .Tangerine Dream sounded awesome at Club Nokia. A 3+ hour show with old and new songs. Mostly older classics from Ricochet, Rubycon, Poland, Underwater Sunlight, etc. No, it's not the T Dream of the 70's or early 80's, but this years Dream was just as good. Of the last 10 TD concertds I've seen the Club Nokia was the best.

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Steve Roach 2012 Box Set
« on: December 30, 2011, 02:10:15 PM »
Finally ordered the box set the other day. Although I received a copy from a good friend, I cant wait to receive my box set. I have every album, video's from Steve. I have listened to Back to Life twice already. Groove just the first 15 minutes. Will get into groove tonight when I have more time to explore. Then off to Mojave desert New Years Day evening for some star gazing with Steve Roach & Tangerine Dream music in the background. Thats how I can really get into the sound currents without any interuptions. Too much distraction with the family at home. Chill.

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This is a big step back in time for me. No not the first time I discovered the world of Steve Roach. But my first encounter with the tribal spaced out kind. . . .Live. 1996 in a little ole coffee shop in Santa Monica called "the living planet"  Been to at least one Roach concert each year since, except for the Soundquest Fest. I'm still kicking myself in the arse. Still waiting word on Soundquest Fest II.

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"On This Planet" is my favorite live Roach album. I was at the concert in Tucson. My second "Roach" live experience. And it was also my favorite concert of the dozen I've seen of Steve Roach. I'm still waiting word on Soundquest Fest II. Journey of One looks SICK! Cant wait to here Steve past live. Dig the album cover.
I placed my order of Quiet Music digipack over the weekend. Cant wait!

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Dean De Benedictis
« on: June 24, 2011, 12:16:01 PM »
I dont see Jean Michel Jarre on the list.  :(

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / moogfest 2011
« on: June 06, 2011, 08:42:33 PM »
mOOgfest 2011

http://moogfest.com/

is anybody going? did anybody go last year? lOOks like an interesting line-up this year.

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Recieved both copies the other day.
Sounds like I missed a great concert last year. I wont miss it this year.
Could there be a part two in the Soundquest series?
I definately like the Road Eternal more than Stream of Thought.

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: May 28, 2011, 11:25:42 AM »
Tangerine Dream - Live at the Tempodrone-Berlin

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / NEW Steve Roach Releases. . . .
« on: February 27, 2011, 08:33:09 PM »
The latest news at Steve's site

February 26, 2011     Steve Roach -- Live At SoundQuest -- Coming May 2011 from Timeroom Editions

Steve's pinnacle performance from 2010's SoundQuest Fest proved to be a real moment in time, and fortunately it was documented with a prestine recording that places the listener front and center. It will be released as a single CD presenting the first 74 minutes of the concert as it unfolded. Three distinct realms are seamlessly mapped out in this inspired set. The opening starts with a 25-minute piece of perpetual forward motion in the mode of Destination Beyond, created specially for the concert, carved from pure analog synths and sequencers. From here we experience an amazing interplay between didgeridoo players Dashmesh Khalsa, Brian Parnharn, percussionist Byron Metcalf and Steve performing real-time looping, processing and mixing along with soundworlds, ocarina and voice. This passage is an all-out expression of shamanic ecstasy that boils over into the engulfing tribal trance state of "Thunder Walk" from the recent release Dream Tracker. The last portion of the set settles into an ultra drifting electro-organic zone. This evocative space, which premiered at the Fest, would soon evolve into the opening of Circadian Rhythms.

February 26, 2011     The Road Eternal -- Steve Roach & Erik W°llo -- Projekt, May 2011

This is the sound of big skies, open roads and soaring imaginations, all pulling one towards the next destination with grace and beauty. The artists' roles are clear on this one. With Steve on analog sequencing, electronic percussion and most of the zones and atmospheres, Erik focuses on his processed, textural, and melodic guitar and his Roland guitar synth. It strikes a perfect balance of the artists' two distinct styles.

The project was started in early 2010, and shifted into laser focus when Erik came to Tucson for the SoundQuest Fest. After the concert, the two holed-up in The Timeroom for a few days and channeled the energy from the fest, working non-stop towards completion.

The sound is vibrant, full of shimmering light and saturated with optimism. With both artists each having devoted over 30 years to their art, this set of five pieces flows with the understanding and skill that comes from this experience, bringing their best to the table in the true spirit of collaboration.


This is great news! 2010's Soundquest fest live on cd. "The first 74 minutes!" I wasn't there, but I know this was more than 74 minutes long. So will there be a part two and part three released at a future date? Right on. I'm looking forward to this and The Road Eternal.

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Would like to wish Steve a Happy Birthday. Been a huge fan of Steve's since 1994. First saw Steve performing in a small coffee shop in Santa Monica in 1996. Was totally blown away. Next trip was to Tucson the year after in 1997. Been to at least one every year since. Keep the Trip Fantastic going. Cheers!!

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Have too say "The Desert Inbetween" cd is taken into the next level from Landmass and Nightbloom. Steve along with Brian has taken it into a higher dimension. On my third spin as I type. My first listen was on home system yesterday afternoon. Second was in my truck system on the way into work this morning. And now again on my home system. I would like to experience this trip out in the Mojave desert soon. Should be interesting!  ;)

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Arrived in the mail today. Very surprised of the early arrival. Started a new post.

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Steve Roach's newest box set "Sounds from Inbetween" arrived in the mail today. What a surprise! Did not expect this for another week. The packaging is very nice. And it was wrapped with care. Will be listening to this and Tangerine Dream's "The Endless Season" & Lisbon concert dvd this weekend. Should be a nice weekend of chill.

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Ordered last night. Looking forward to this box set. And hopefully the soundquest fest 2011.

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Does the R&R Hall of Fame have any real credibility these days? I saw them on the 5150 tour at the Forum, no amps on stage. It wasn't long after that I bought my first synth. They definitely made some good contributions to the genre and had a long run. Eddie reinvented the guitar as a player and builder,  and influenced countless guitarists. BTW, Steve Winwood was 16 when he was with Spencer Davis.

Where's RUSH in all this talk about Rock and Roll Hall of Shame?

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Now Playing / Re: Long Term Listening - your ambient classics
« on: October 30, 2010, 07:57:12 AM »
Tangerine Dream (not considered ambient)- The early classics from this german electronic band. Rubycon, Ricochet, Phaedra, Encore, etc. Most of the Tangerine "Tree's" and "Leaves"

Steve Roach Nightbloom-although Steve's newest album I have listened to this beautiful album around a dozen or so times since I've recieved it. Artifacts, Origins, Well of Souls, Mystic Chords and Sacred Spaces, On This Planet(1997) was my second encounter seeing Steve perform live in Tucson. Just too bad it was not a 2 cd set.

Robert Rich w/ Alio Die-Fissures, Trances and Drones, Below Zero

Vangelis Antarctica, The City, China, Albedo 0.39, Direct



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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Immersion app
« on: October 26, 2010, 10:10:36 AM »
Anyone get the Steve roach immersion app yet? Looks interesting and of high quality audio loops. I often listen to the Robert rich app ( though as previously mentioned not the same as the DVD version) plus my phone is no hi fi listening device nice to have though if you really need a ambient break.

I just downloaded it yesterday. Pretty neat. Still playin around with it.

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: SoundQuest Fest 2010
« on: October 25, 2010, 10:12:30 AM »
SQ was a fantastic time. The meet n greet at the hotel on Friday was laid-back and great, with food & drink provided by our gracious hosts. From the moment you walked in, you felt welcome. Excellent chance to meet and put names to faces. Plus, the defining moment of the meet n greet was watching Steve Roach work the room with a tray of cookies.

As for the show...great sets from all. Loren started us off with some dark work, adding layers of gamelan to the mix. I particularly liked the stuff later in his set, some nice cave-born, shadowy atmospheres. Mark Seelig followed with his flutes and overtone singing, accompanied by mesmerizing, droney tamboura from Stefan Ford (whose name I hope I got right). Byron Metcalf found his way into the mix to add some clay-pot percussion. This set had more than a few people remarking that they had to "come back up" after. Personally speaking, I got myself into a deeply meditative state during this--and I usually can't meditate well for all the crap running around in my head. But I went deep, indeed.

A break, then, during which they introduced the new ImmersionStation iPhone app where you can mix your own Roach loops by manipulating five balls on-screen. In the half hour before the evening set began, they played part of the upcoming release by Roach & Brian Parnham. I only heard parts of it, but it's a desert-ambient style work that sounded great.

Erik Wollo kicked off the evening set by playing all of "Gateway." It was amazing to watch him get his programmed loops going, add guitar textures to the mix and then step back to play his melodies. I heard traces of David Gilmour in Erik's graceful playing. And if you haven't heard "Gateway" yet, you're doing yourself a disservice. Hearing it live only reinforced for me how strong this disc is. Amazing background graphics, by the way, playing off the beautiful CD cover.

And then it was Roach time. Steve charted a dynamic course through washes, analog bounce and soaring soundscapes. Metcalf joined him onstage to add frame drum and usher in the tribal section. From either wing, in came Dashmesh Khalsa and Brian Parnham, both hauling six-foot wide-belled didges to put the crowd in the middle of a space that echoed Nightbloom, Dream Tracker and Serpent's Lair. Both players at one point stepped out to let the other guide the flow. Parnham showcased his yelps and animal growls while Khalsa curled his breathwork from the bell in serpentine constructs. The didges went off, leaving Roach and Metcalf to work their long-standing alchemy in what one hopes was a tip toward their upcoming collaboration, which Byron told me will come from the same place as Serpent's Lair. Finally, it was just Steve winding it down from pulse to flow, at long last taking his hands from the controls and letting the last pad work through the room, finding its way through the applause.

This was a fantastic show. The crowd was sizable for an ambient gig--probably 150 or so for the afternoon session, swelling to easily twice that for the evening.  Everybody just digging deep into the grooves, happy to be, for once, hanging in a crowd of folks who get it.


Thank you Hypnagogue.

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Welcome to the forum, David.

Also I missed dreamin4ever's post, and though he's not new here, I wanted to say thanks for introducing yourself!

Thanks mgriffin. I dont post much here. Sorry. I do read alot and if I find something interesting I will post. This is an excellent site. One of the best I might add. I am a huge Tangerine Dream fan and I do post alot on their forum. I know its not the Dream it once was but. . . . Anyways, did you make it out to Tucson for the Soundquest Fest? I wanted to go soooo bad. I just could not call in sick to work for this. My first time in 16 years not seeing Steve perform live. Bummer.

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