« on: March 10, 2015, 03:12:08 PM »
I have to say I miss both W & W, & E-Dition very much not to mention IE as well. I wish their was some alternative but this style of music just doesn't seem to have the fan base to support such an endeavor. I sometimes wonder how history will judge this music, or if will even last long enough for it to be remembered.
Thanks, Loren. Yeah, magazines just didn't seem to be able to hold on in this genre. It wasn't for lack of trying or quality writing. I admit Wind and Wire was less "professional" looking than either E-Dition or IE (in any of its incarnations), but with time, it could've been. If I win the lottery, and retire form my day job, maybe I will give it another try. Gotta fill my golden years with something to do! I believe Expose (a fine fanzine of progressive music that always ran lots of ambient reviews as well) has also finally bitten the dust. Emails to the editor have gone unanswered.
The past was a great time for mags at one point, because we also had Asterism, too, which was a mag put out by Jeff Berkwitz (sp?). Even New Age Voice, at its inception, featured ambient reviews as well as columns by Alan Bogle and, I believe, Scott Raymond. It was a great time and people seemed genuinely excited about the ambient music scene. Well, at least our dear and true friend Richard Gurtler is still flying his flags high, bless him.