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Everything and Nothing / Re: ~Happy Holidays~
« on: December 24, 2007, 12:28:11 PM »
Wow - those photos bring back memories of the two Minneapolis Winters I endured. Very pretty but too cold.  I miss all the trees though... a lot.

happy holidaze everyone.




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Listening: Podcasts, Mixes, and Music Sample Clips / Re: jkn's archives...
« on: December 17, 2007, 03:32:34 PM »
jkn - you were always quite romantic with me, so don't sell yourself short.   :-* - J.

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: pro sessions
« on: December 17, 2007, 01:01:00 PM »
I've heard that "Available Light" is also an awesome loop library...   :-* = J.

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Everything and Nothing / Re: Best Friend
« on: December 17, 2007, 12:55:56 PM »
That's terrible news.  Sorry to hear it. - J.

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Sexy Ambient
« on: December 17, 2007, 12:40:22 PM »
I think it's only appropriate to label ambient "sexy" if it's been composed while nude.  Enjoy all of my releases now.

On a serious but sexy note... I played live back in June with a friend of mine's project under the moniker Transcendent Device (I was doing the minimal, dark-ambient soundscapes, my friend was playing large tribal drums and chanting)... After our set, I stuck around the club quite awhile to watch some other acts (Boyd Rice with Z'ev = really bad noise music) and later in the evening some girl grabs me and starts playing tonsil hockey with me.  I tried to push her away but I couldn't... she had her arms around my head!  Needless to say, I got a really bad head cold a few days later. I don't think it was worth it.  Apparently I am one hot ambient dude... but don't even know it.

J.

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Steve Roach discussion
« on: December 15, 2007, 12:20:50 PM »
I received Arc of Passion within a couple days of its release and it has been on frequently play around my ears.  Incredible soundscapes, as usual.  This is probably my favorite live release of his he's done. - Jesse

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Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: Numina discussion thread
« on: December 15, 2007, 12:13:52 PM »

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Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Numina discussion thread
« on: December 14, 2007, 10:17:29 PM »
This is the rebirth, of sorts, for the Numina discussion thread.  It is bittersweet for me since to be honest not only did I enjoy reading over the original thread by many of my friends & fans but more importantly the posts by my dear friend Andy K are all but lost.  Be that as it may, we must move on, I suppose... and I know Andy K wouldn't want me to get all mushy over him.  And with that, the first post for the Numina Discussion Thread consists of a brand new review of Symbiotic Spaces by Phil Derby:

Numina "Symbiotic Spaces"

(www.gestaltrecords.com, 2007)

2 CDs, 72.22 mins + 71.57 mins

A collection of rare and unreleased tracks, Symbiotic Spaces is a first-rate collection of floating ambience by Jesse Sola aka Numina. Though compilations can sometimes be uneven, this 2-CD set has remarkable flow, moving deftly from pure drifting like "Waves of Reflection" to the tribal timbres of "Broken Silence" to the swirling synths of "Death of a Sun." There is enough variety to keep things interesting, but Numina plays to his strengths by sticking to the smooth ambient style that fans have come to expect. Titles aptly describe the music; for example, you might correctly guess that "Space Lilt" is light and bright,  while "December Sky" imparts a somewhat darker, colder tone, although it is still quite silken. Three of my favorites are back-to-back-to-back at the end of disc one. "Dronecoil" is a sparse piece with a shimmering metallic character that builds just so.  This is followed by "Cells", a deep space journey filled with cool electronics, which surprises by segueing into primitive tribal ambience. Disc one closes with "Anemone [Version Three]," whose dark silky sounds remind me of early Cocteau Twins, softened around the edges a bit. Disc two opens equally strong with "Moonrise," a dark haunter with a touch of Goth. "In the Shadow of Machines" is moody ambient electronics much like Pete Namlook sounded in the early FAX days. And so it goes from strength to strength, some lighter some darker, some abstract some more melodic, all good.

2007 Phil Derby / Electroambient Space

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Everything and Nothing / Re: This new SMF forum
« on: December 06, 2007, 03:23:09 PM »
Griff - that's fine, I don't have time to moderate anyway.  It was fun while it lasted... but I will miss eyedropping the "priviedged" area where the moderators mingle.  Oh well.  - Jesse

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Everything and Nothing / Re: This new SMF forum
« on: December 06, 2007, 03:20:57 PM »
Hypnos rocks!  ;D [move]

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Everything and Nothing / Re: This new SMF forum
« on: December 06, 2007, 03:04:24 PM »
I don't like this theme myself.  Not enough contrast between posts. But I like the effects... - J.

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