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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

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

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

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....

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.

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.

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:

Also featured on Hypnagogue Podcast 72, thanks John!

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.

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

Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: The Broken Harbour Thread
« on: November 28, 2011, 08:17:39 PM »
Brutal Resonance Review:

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

Episode 66 is here, an uninterrupted flow. O'Hearn, Preston, Hahnesuanto, Canartic, Nebulae & more. Enjoy.

Well now I know what I'm listening to tonight....  ;D

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: October 20, 2011, 08:38:41 PM »
Phelios - Passage
Steve Roach: Nada Terma

Been on a tribal/ambient phase the last week or so, looking for some rhythm....and been checking out Mystified a bit this week as well.

Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: The Broken Harbour Thread
« on: October 19, 2011, 04:53:04 PM »
Sonic Immersion Review, quite positive...

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: October 01, 2011, 03:13:01 PM »
Robert Davies - "Pond"
Northaunt - "Horizons"
Devin Townsend - "Deconstruction" (obviously not ambient, but I've always appreciated his production style on metal releases, plus the music on this release is amazing.)

The artwork issues have been (mostly) resolved and CD's are shipping monday.  Thank you for your patience while I sorted this out!

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Recent music purchases
« on: September 20, 2011, 07:22:26 PM »
Steve Roach - Quiet Music: The Original 3-Hour Collection 3CD

Listening to Air and light right now..... great purchase.

I picked up the first Broken Harbour from Bandcamp and like it a lot. Looking forward to hearing the new album!

Thanks Scott!  Feel free to play it on the show.  ;D

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