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Ooh ooh, me first! (in line for the cd)

Thanks!  So far the response has been really great, even better than 'Gramophone Transmissions'!
CD-R is available for pre-order, you'll get an immediate download of the album to listen to while you wait for it to appear in the mail.

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My latest album, 'The Geometry of Shadows', is now available.



Originally the music was composed under the title 'Ansible' in 2009, but was shelved when I took a break from music.  Then last year after I released Gramophone Transmissions, I dusted off the material and reworked it over 9 months into this release.  It's quite a left turn from my previous work, but still sounds somewhat familiar in a way, with plenty of variety in terms of mood.  Currently it is available as a digital download on Bandcamp and CD Baby.  There will be a limited Digipack/CDR release coming November 2nd as well, limited to 100 copies, more info on that later.

http://brokenharbour.bandcamp.com/album/the-geometry-of-shadows

 


Music by Blake Gibson
Mastered by Peter James
Artwork by Kati Astraeir
Design by Steve Brand

A big shoutout to Relaxed Machinery for making this release possible!

I was recently interviewed by Relaxed Machinery, I talk about the inspiration behind the album, the creative process, gear, etc... It's fascinating...
http://relaxedmachinery.com/interview-blake-gibson-on-the-geometry-of-shadows/

Thanks for listening...  ;)

Questions or comments are always welcome!

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Why thank you sir!

Feel free to put it on your Best of 2012 list, I won't tell anyone...  :P

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Treefingers by Radiohead?

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: August 30, 2012, 05:39:53 AM »
^ oooh good choice.  I just had that in heavy rotation in my car a few weeks back.

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Ambient Quiet music for all ages
« on: August 25, 2012, 11:33:08 AM »
I agree Pete, well sort of...

I'm a fairly young guy to be writing this stuff at 30.  I got turned on to ambient music about 5 years ago.  I think ambient often appeals to those who find the pace of life to be a little too speedy and chaotic.  Depending on ones experiences and situation, you can reach this point young like myself, or 60, or anywhere in between.  By the time I was 25 I was already feeling like life was slipping by just a little too quickly, and the pace of everything just too intense.  Ambient filled a need in my life in that it forced me to sit down, relax, and just open up my mind to the music, and not think of the previous day and it's happenings.

I think most people in the western world reach that point at some time in their life, it just depends when.

When I look at the cross section on my own Last.FM page, it's all over the map, from 17 year olds to geriatrics.  :o

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Wow does that sound amazing or what?

I'll have to put this on my list...

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Now Playing / Re: Too much music?
« on: June 20, 2012, 09:09:05 PM »
I feel you, for many years I was buying about 15-20 albums a month, which stopped abruptly a few months ago, now I only purchase something I really want.  I guess saving for a house means less money for music!  ::)

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I saw it last night, I liked it....sort of.

It felt like 2 movies smooshed together, the first half is all very 2001: ASO-ish with big grand cinematography and huge, gorgeous shots and sets.  Then halfway through it becomes a pretty standard squishy monster flick.

I felt that while it had some nice ideas and cool design, it squandered a ton of potential.

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: May 19, 2012, 06:10:46 PM »


The last song is especially gorgeous.


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I have CDR's I bought over 10 years ago and not a single one has gone bad.  Besides, doesn't everyone backup their music electronically now?  Even my LP's have been ripped to my computer just in case...

Also, as another artist that self-releases and sells less than 100 CD's per release, CDR is my only reasonable option, even then, after paying an artist, the cost of manufacturing, proofs, etc.... I'm lucky to break even on a per-disc basis.

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: April 22, 2012, 07:07:27 PM »
Listening to Slow Promises - The Winterhouse today....

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: April 18, 2012, 05:41:42 PM »
mulm - the end of greatness
(maybe the best i've heard on Cyclic..)

Excellent album, just listened to it the other night.  The first 2 songs are especially awesome.

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I really liked your post on mixing with headphones.  I do this almost exclusively for the same reasons (when I'm doing ambient music), I just can't seem to get absorbed in what I'm doing without them.  It's nice to know I'm not the only one. "Why I create ambient music" was nice too, I wish I was able to work on material full time.   ;D

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Excellent news!  I really enjoyed the last 3 releases, and this one sounds great as well.

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: March 13, 2012, 05:10:06 PM »
Apne Sinn - En Seier
Mulm - The End of Greatness
Opeth - Ghost Reveries


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Everything and Nothing / Re: Automobile batteries
« on: January 27, 2012, 06:16:03 PM »
Hard to say, at the Shop I work at we do what's called an "AVR test" which shows the cranking power of the battery, measures alternator output, and measures the draw from the starter.   If the battery cranking power is less than 50% of new, and the other two components pass, then the battery automatically fails.  The dealer might have been lazy, or didn't want to pay out a warranty....

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I'm always shocked by how good Robert Davies music is, he does drone better than anyone else I think.

This release seems to be no different!  Can't wait.

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Computers, Internet and Technology / Re: MP3 vs. FLAC
« on: January 17, 2012, 09:07:50 PM »
To be honest I've never been able to tell the difference between a LAME Encoded Mp3 @ 320kbps and CD or Flac....  Anything lower than 320kbps and the difference is (to me) obvious, especially cymbals on a drum track.

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