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Everything and Nothing / Re: Asian Cinema
« on: November 13, 2008, 03:39:25 PM »
I must admit..I am losing more and more interest in cinema..since it only gets worse and worse for each year that pass....

My favorite Asian director are "Ming-liang Tsai" he is by far the best...all of his movies are more or less good...very artistic and strange and dark humour, minimal dialog etc

I am mostly interested in slow and thoughtful films with visual quality... Andrei Tarkovsky is the master of this...

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Korg Nano Midi Controllers
« on: November 02, 2008, 08:25:54 PM »
Looks like Chinese made toys indeed...
but yeah..I might look more into it..prices.. etc...
Otherwise..I have been planning to buy one of the more robust behringer controllers..

Everything and Nothing / Re: Fun in the mountains... and other adventures
« on: October 20, 2008, 03:36:01 AM »
Looks really nice guys, have always been dreaming about climbing the mountains...must be a mind cleansing experience...Some time in future I might do it..

Everything and Nothing / Re: Autumn Ambient
« on: September 30, 2008, 07:25:53 PM »

Everything and Nothing / Re: ebow
« on: September 30, 2008, 03:41:53 PM »
Are you playing a classical guitar or a steel guitar?  I suspect they don't work with wound strings, but my steel acoustic sounds plenty loud. 

Interesting video here (not me   ;)):

I play an Washburn J56SW Jumbo western guitar, did work on all the strings besides the 056 string, I guess it was too thick to make it vibrate. For me I get a quite weak sound volume.
I use the Ebow Plus by the way.

Nice video :)

Everything and Nothing / Re: Do you speak English with an accent?
« on: September 30, 2008, 12:51:11 PM »
I definitely speak with an Swedish accent.

Everything and Nothing / Re: ebow
« on: September 30, 2008, 12:44:26 PM »
The Ebow should work on any vibrating strings, however the thicker the string is the harder it is to get it vibrate, I have not tried it on bass or heard anyone playing a bass with an ebow... it works however on my 080 string on my guitar ..which is quite thick..

And yes the Ebow does not work on acoustic instruments such as piano or acoustic guitar, in order to create an magnetic field you need and ebow + pickup.

The Ebow work best with passive pickups, it works less good with active pickups such as EMG, still works, but the response is not as fast, so you cannot play as fast.

Just make sure to use a lot of reverb (not delay effect).
Also if you want a warmer sound put the tone knob to zero this will cut out the treble in the sound.

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: New Grassow on Nextera?
« on: September 23, 2008, 02:29:54 PM »
I think Expanding Horizon and Space is his best releases by far..

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: New Grassow on Nextera?
« on: September 22, 2008, 07:17:28 PM »
As always with Grassow, one should be aware that he release a lot of quantity music, but he have maid many quality albums for sure..I will try to find this album..

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: TUU
« on: September 21, 2008, 06:57:30 AM »

I'd put in a word for All Our Ancestors as the classic statement of TUU's sound - their most balanced and fully rounded outing.

I agree..The best album with TUU. Terma is the next best album I think.

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: TUU
« on: September 20, 2008, 07:02:29 PM »
TUU's percussion is really the best in ambient music.
I wish he did drum on the "Nada Terma" album instead...I think it would had been better.

Other Ambient (and related) Music / TUU
« on: September 20, 2008, 06:27:29 PM »
When I did listen to the new Nada Terma  samples...I did get reminded of TUU...Does anyone know what TUU is up to, could we expect any new music from in future ?

reminded me of...

Everything and Nothing / world wide telescope
« on: August 14, 2008, 06:41:40 PM »
Have anyone tried the world wide telescope ?
It is like Google Earth but in space.

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Hawkwind
« on: August 14, 2008, 06:40:04 PM »
Great band,

The albums I like most,

Warrior on the Edge of Time
Hawkwind (1970)
Doremi Fasol Latido

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Darkest Ambient
« on: August 11, 2008, 07:14:01 AM »
Check out the label Aural Hypnox for good Dark Ambient, however it is not pure dark ambient, it is also mixed with ritualistic and electroacoustic elements.

My favorite albums from that label is

Zošt-Aon - Star Autopsy
Aeoga - Zenith Beyond The Helix-Locus

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Steve Roach, "Landmass"
« on: August 04, 2008, 04:40:12 PM »
After reading that review that Toksafi on I did expect something totally different.
However I can still agree that this can be seen as an refinement of arc of passion in many ways.
The sound design is very impressive and refined (again) on this album, the content it self is still high quality ambient I still miss some kind of new element in the music, this album atleast in my current phase fails to transform myself into inner worlds...The main problem as I see it with this album is the short play time, it is not "focused" enough it has many drastic changes in shape & form. The first part of the album is more sequencer and electronic based ambient, the middle section is my favorite and is more "space atmospherics". If this album was a 2cd album as Arc of Passion I am sure it would have a more deep impact on me.

While I still can see the need for some more less deep music by steve roach I still always prefer his minimal side and infinite soundworlds, cause it has an more deep impact on my mind..and have the abillity to enter inner doorways beyond reality and time & space.

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