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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: October 31, 2012, 02:56:26 PM »
Strom Noir - Standing out Against the Sea

-Excellent drone work.

I dressed up as broken harbour today.

The similarity is uncanny

Digipack's have arrived and will be shipping this week, many thanks goes out to all those who pre-ordered, the response has been way, way bigger than I'd been expecting.

Best. Fans. Ever....

Great interview, I really like knowing the story behind the music.

Thanks Seren, that was a fun thing to do, glad you enjoyed reading it.

I haven't had alot of time for games in the last year, but I played Fallout New Vegas over the summer, and I'm wrapping up Binary Domain on PC.  It didn't do well critically, but it's fun.  Cheesy dialogue and bad acting and all....

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: October 09, 2012, 06:11:59 PM »
Robert Rich & Steve Roach - Soma

I somehow missed this album and boy am I glad I've heard it now!


you guys are hilarious....

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.

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.


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...

Thanks for listening...  ;)

Questions or comments are always welcome!

Why thank you sir!

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

Treefingers by Radiohead?

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.

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

Wow does that sound amazing or what?

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

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!  ::)

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.

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

The last song is especially gorgeous.

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.

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

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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