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Everything and Nothing / Re: wanted
« on: July 22, 2008, 05:35:13 AM »
When I saw the trailer for this movie, I thought, "Eh..."

Which is the EXACT same reaction I had to the trailer for The Matrix upon first viewing...and boy was I wrong!

Unfortunately, I had a lot of friends seeing The Matrix, who kept telling me to get over it and go see it, which prompted me to do so...but this time around, the only person who keeps telling me that Wanted is "The Shit" is my Mother...

If Wanted is still in theatres when the Summer slew of blockbusters stops manhandling my viewing choices (X-Files, anyone?), then perhaps I can catch it on the big screen.


What I've heard of this so far is incredibly gorgeous-nice work Steve!


Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Darkest Ambient
« on: July 22, 2008, 05:27:48 AM »
Oddly, when I've seen the topic of Dark Ambient come up on message boards, I always seem to be the first to state the obvious, but at any rate:

Nathan, in my opinion, has done a stellar job at providing the listening audience with a wide array of dark electronic and ambient throughout the years. High quality music, an intelligent aesthetic, and best of all...FREE of charge. No flimsy Halloween albums here and a lot of other elements mixed in as well.

I, also, have begun trying my hand at some darker, and more strange types of material. My recent live performance is quite different from my previous Exuviae efforts and is available for FREE download at:

Ok-end of shamless self plug...


Other Ambient (and related) Music / Exuviae Website Launch
« on: July 21, 2008, 07:27:01 PM »
Hello All-

I finally have a proper website up and running. A free live set is available for download and upcoming release news is posted. Stay tuned for lots more in the near future!


Everything and Nothing / Re: The Dark Knight
« on: July 21, 2008, 07:15:47 PM »
No kidding!

What a fantastic movie it was...RIP Ol' Heath... :(

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Now that I've got gear...
« on: July 17, 2008, 12:46:13 PM »
I'd better make a post that I am no longer actively buying gear. I appreciate everyone who has made offers and deals, but I've just made the last purchase I can do for some time. Maybe this could be a free-for-all for other gear geeks here?


It's a very nice additional community for electronic musicians-lots of potential.

Something new from Saul is always a welcome surprise...looking forward to this one!

Thanks, Jim!

Lots of musical irons in the fire-announcments will be made in the very near future...

Sounds like something that would be more fun to "misuse" in hopes of getting unpredictable results.

Art and Literature, Movies and TV / Re: Now reading
« on: May 17, 2008, 09:45:51 AM »
Trying to get through Simon Clark's "King Blood" - I love endtime fiction, but I can't seem to get drawn to this one like his others such as "Blood Crazy" or "Stranger".

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: May 17, 2008, 09:44:24 AM »
Formication - Agnosia
KMFDM - Naive
Burn the Priest - Burn the Priest
Skinny Puppy - Dystemper Remix
so good in parts, so bad in others

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Exuviae
« on: May 17, 2008, 09:39:52 AM »
Thank you for the kind words, David! Much appreciated.

There are many irons in the fire, musically speaking - some of which are just around the corner. Most listeners will be surprised.


Everything and Nothing / Re: Now watching
« on: May 07, 2008, 03:34:24 PM »
Finally got to see Cloverfield the other night. Pretty good overall; intense and a fairly "grown up" feel despite the PG-13 rating.

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / GOT GEAR?
« on: May 07, 2008, 03:30:06 PM »
Thought I'd try my luck over here: ;D
Since I am rebuilding my studio arsenal, I thought I'd see if anyone has anything for sale in the way of gear.
I'm not interested in guitars, bass, or flutes, etc. Got those covered.
I'm more interested in pedals, synth/sequencer, drum machine, fx, or other electronic noisemakers/noisechangers. I'm not looking for mammoth synth stuff like a Virus TI or Korg Triton, the smaller the better.

Drop me a line and let me know what you've got and pricing -


edit - i fixed the email link...  jkn

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Exuviae
« on: April 30, 2008, 03:44:47 PM »
Thanks, Mike and everyone else who's been very welcoming and receptive!

I hope this isn't overkill, but I thought I'd put this in the proper topic-didn't see it right away.

New music is up for listening-

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: What's up with my one monitor speaker?
« on: April 27, 2008, 12:55:18 PM »
I don't know if these are at all related, but when my wife fires up her Treadmill in the other room, my monitor speakers (if they are on) go apesh*t with static and odd frequency noise. Now, while I find this incredibly useful for sample-food, I don't think it's doing my monitors any good. Anyone else know more about this stuff?

I still really dig gear after all this time, but I found out a loooooooong time ago that I get more done with less gear. A couple synths, a couple guitars, some pedals, and few other accessories are all I really need/want. Ableton and the various plug-ins I use tend to keep my gear lust at bay most of the time. Hell, I've even used a regular old casette tape deck recently to bounce audio back and forth between software and hardware; this would be preferable to do on a second laptop, but that ain't gonna happen for a while.

Another thing I've been working on lately is what I call "controlled radomization". Mostly I work with things sync'd to midi, but pedals don't play fair in that game, so, despite the fact that my master tracks are usually in perfect sync, I try and find "outside the box" ways to make the non-sync'd audio fill a groove alongside everything else without sounding like it's just thrown in there and set to Continuous Loop.

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Tools for rhythm-making
« on: April 27, 2008, 12:43:10 PM »
Rhythmic/Beat generation tends to vary for me since, by accident, I'll often end up with some percussive/drum-like loop after trying to obtain, say a giant distorted synth pad by running a guitar through a feedback loop containing various fx devices!. Connecting gear and running plug-ins sometimes leads to sh*t you realy don't expect!

But as far as "trying" to produce drum sounds, I tend to use Attack and Impluse (the drumbox in Ableton) the most.

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