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I wish that 06:32 part did continue longer so damn gloomy..

Just listening to this track.

Very good indeed. Leans more towards the ambient school than the Berlin one. Atmospheric, sometimes warm , sometimes dark. Hints of melody and subtle sequencing. Definitely have to get this album.

Nice album cover photo also.

maybe you can tell me how the first track song ? :)

I also think Mario Schönwalder have a very special atomsphere.. I think best demonstrated in his album wthin thomas fanger.

This album is absolut magic try it in the bed with lights out and you will see..

I am really eager to get my hands on this one

New Release on 24th October 2015:
After 19 years my new solo CD:

Mario Schönwälder - Traum & Trauma

1) Traum, 19:44
2) Trauma, 21:11

Composed, arranged, performed and recorded by Mario Schönwälder @ "The Room" in July/August 2015.
Mastering by Frank Rothe in September 2015.
Thanks a lot for support to Manikin Electronic and Waldorf-Music. Special thanks to my friends Bas, Detlef, Frank and my wife. Cover design by Stephan Knull.

MRCD 8004

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: History of Sleep Music
« on: October 23, 2015, 10:01:11 AM »
I have too much an ADHD to read such long article but anyway ambient music sounds best in bed when you try to sleep imo. it is really then when the music gets connected with your mind and thoughts in a very mesmerizing way.

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Redshift new album
« on: October 23, 2015, 09:59:48 AM »
@ Ekstasis,
If you haven't checked him out already, I can recommend Stephen Parsick/['ramp], similar and probably slightly darker. Stephen and Mark did an album together called Steel and Steam, highly recommended also. Stephen may have some copies left.  :)

Yes I am aware of ramp I am a berlin school nerd remember ? :), If I remember right I really like the first 2 albums best,but I should revist the discography again an relisten from what I remember it it was good stuff :)

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Redshift new album
« on: October 21, 2015, 02:20:18 PM »

regarding new album I wonder how he get such a fucking superior sound on the sequencer I understand he have an expensive moog system but I wonder why no other berlin school artist come close..must some kind of secret into this.. of course mark is a very good producer..but yeah..I can notice that with the sequencer they all have a kind of clicky sound, you know that kind of click you can get if you put your finger on a plugged in guitar cable. I just think this sounds very appealing to our ears and it make it sounds "fat".

 I think it is more "cool sounding" focused on production, and to get a "cool" and "dark" sound which appeal more to non berlin school fans, berlin school appeal mostly to synth nerds, however this album could appeal to people who like more "cool" music. Note even on bandcamp the album does not even have the berlin scool tag.

The production is very impressive, it really sounds amazing, all the detuned sequencers etc is impressive it sounds almost industrial. However I think there have been too much focus to get everything polished and perfect and over produced,  I have no problem with that as long as the song writing and compositions does not come secondary I really think with this album the song writing comes secondary, the production and "coolness" factor seem more important,  but the actually emotional impact I get is not as impressive, I think album is kind of emotionless, feels more an album to showcase his superior sequencer system system to be honest.

I think really the pads are almost forgotten in this album,  I do not like the phasey sounds of the pads on this album,  if he had focus more on the pads it would maybe bring a bigger emotional impact, to mee it feels a little bit superficial, but the album certainly have that "wow factor" because of the production but I miss the emotional impact,  I miss the melancholic atmosphere and melancholic pads, I think the last song have the right direction, it should be more melancholy based, really nice piano in the ending.

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Redshift new album
« on: October 21, 2015, 01:58:17 PM »
All the studio albums apart from Downtime are Mark Shreeve alone, have to agree the new album is amazing. Sequencing as it should be  ;)

I was not actually aware of that, I guess it has to do with they have released many live albums too, I thought the studio albums was just live improvisations with the live line up..

Other Ambient (and related) Music / MoonSatellite
« on: October 12, 2015, 09:34:21 PM »
I have been listening to all albums by MoonSatellite on Bandcamp tonight, I can really recommend him..

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Kit Watkins
« on: October 12, 2015, 09:32:55 PM »
Kit watkins is kind of unkown and underrated..he have done some great stuff...for sure..but a lot of it does fall into the cheeseland though.

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: What synths did Oöphoi used?
« on: September 23, 2015, 07:26:49 PM »
I don't understand the last two paragraphs of the post above.   Angry and wish hadn't seen this thread?  Why??

I wonder little bit the same..little bit confused..

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: What synths did Oöphoi used?
« on: September 22, 2015, 05:59:14 PM »
I really miss Oöphoi  and I really miss his label, it was such and underground goldmine.
Always a steady flow of interesting EPs with alien artwork etc.

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Steve Roach - Bloodmoon Rising
« on: September 22, 2015, 05:52:41 PM »
I have not the full 4cd set yet, but I have now heard the full 3rd disc, I must say, it is one of his better long form cds.
So now I really looking forward for this 4CD release!

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Camel Audio stopped business
« on: September 20, 2015, 06:34:38 AM »
so if I understand correctely this synth will not be available for PC ever ?
Considering this was my primary synth for ambient music it feels kind of terrible in that case..
Omnisphere have since then with 2.0 included possibility to import own samples but their interface is so damn stupid..
I perfer alchemy cause you have a good overview and you do not have to enter a lot sub menus like in omnisphere besides that I think Omnisphere has always had the superior sound quality but Alchemy has been more tweak friendly and good for ambient because of good overview of the synth in real time. I guess I will have to try omnisphere 2.0 now .. I really like the small but very important function that add your own sound..  why they have not had it before I do not understand.

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Steve Roach - Bloodmoon Rising
« on: September 20, 2015, 06:30:24 AM »
I will try to download this album, I am always loyal to steve roach, he has filled so much of my existential emptiness in my life.
I wish he would upgrade some things in the studios, there is a certain superior quality to his early releases and I think the reason of that is more of an technology character then actually artistic one. His music sounded so much dimensional before again I think this is due gear change when he did move is old studio to a new location which probably made big gear changes.

I am little bit tired of his "long form" releases that are just endless loops to be honest.
While I have rated many of his long form releases 5 stars the later ones does not come close Immersion 3.

Also I think the cd sales decline is something that does not create much motivation for steve,  I really wonder how many who buy his cds nowdays even though I understand the middle age for his fans is quite high..

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Redshift new album
« on: September 20, 2015, 06:23:29 AM »
I really looking forward for this album. Me too I really like all of their albums and when it comes to good sounding sequencers they are in a league of them own.  From what I understand all the band members are spread all around the globe which is the reason why they do not release much albums anymore.. I wonder how many of original bandmembers are included this time.

Long live Berlin School.

That is usually the case  with ambient music  beautiful  artwork and photo and Mediocre music

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Cosmic ground 2
« on: July 21, 2015, 06:20:26 PM »

New cosmic ground record I must say really  good.
Very high level and hypnotizing sequencers

Start with this song

Best song on the album hypnotizing and meditative sequencers in the highest level.

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Modal Electronics 008
« on: July 20, 2015, 09:37:11 AM »
A handsome beast and I do like black (though I prefer wheels to a joystick and resent that my Novation controller uses a stick).

I just read a verry long thread yesterday on a modular group I'm on initiated by a member's purchase of a Schmidt - which would be another dream analog synth costing 20,000 dollars or Euros or whatever. Of course some people had to pipe in and state they could probably make the same sounds on their Volcas.  ;D

The Schmidt  is amazing too..I made a thread about it some time ago.. but yeah..dunno what the price is for that.

I think the modal will come in a white version also similiar looking to the Modal 002 synth

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Steve Roach Etheric Imprints
« on: July 19, 2015, 08:57:31 PM »
Personally I like the 2 last track best... The first track is ok.. track number 2 is not good..even though the fucked up and detuned and disharmonic atmosphere can be interesting.. but it is not done so well in this track.. and does not fit on the album..

Track number 3 Holding Light is the best on the album it has the most emotional content.

Otherwise I agree.. I like that he tries out different things..

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