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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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Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: The Broken Harbour Thread
« on: January 14, 2012, 03:54:47 PM »
New review courtesy of Ping Things:
http://pingthings.blogspot.com/2012/01/gramophone-transmissions-by-broken.html

Also featured on Hypnagogue Podcast 72, thanks John!

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: December 27, 2011, 12:39:25 PM »
I've been on a bit of a Dataobscura binge recently...

The Circular Ruins - Invisible Cities ---> In my opinion one of APK's finest moments, I really like how the field recordings were integrated on this one.  Pretty minimal in instrumentation and movement, which I always like.

APK & Tomas Weiss - Distant Shadows ---> Quite possibly one of the best ambient albums I heard all year, nice artwork too.

Nunc Stans - We leave Without Speaking ---> Nice long form piece, nice to listen to in the dark.

Machinarium OST ---> Soundtrack to a PC game, it's a little short, but it's great, especially the song "By the wall".  Cool game too.


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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: November 29, 2011, 08:23:22 PM »
Jim: looking in to ordering that Bass Communion myself, as it's the only one of Wilson's side projects I like (not a PT fan, or care much for anything else he records as).

Heresy!!!  All kidding aside, Cenotaph is really great, SW says its a sequel to Ghosts on Magnetic Tape, but it's quite different.  It sounds old, and actually has a rhythm element to it, I really liked it.


with Broken Harbor :: Gramophone Transmissions lined up next

Funny you should mention that because I was I was sampling a bunch of APK albums last night on the dataobscura website!  ;D

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Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: The Broken Harbour Thread
« on: November 28, 2011, 08:17:39 PM »
Brutal Resonance Review:
http://www.brutalresonance.com/viewreview.php?id=1272

Thank you for all the orders, quite a few of you on this forum have bought my music.

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